Ben Davis Barnes

|Research Fellow
Academic Appointments

Agouron Postdoctoral Fellow

I am an Agouron Geobiology Postdoctoral Fellow interested in what carbonate sediments reveal about the long-term evolution of Earth's climate, life, and seawater chemistry. I primarily study the composition of carbonates precipitated via biological and abiotic pathways which are rare or absent in modern marine environments. In order to bridge this gap in understanding I complement sedimentological observations of ancient carbonate units in the field with numerical models and laboratory nucleation experiments.

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Fairchild, Room 225
HB 6105


Earth Sciences


  • BS Tufts University
  • MS University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • PhD Pennsylvania State University