2010-2011 Distinguished Lecturer – Timothy Herbert


Brown University

2010-2011 Distinguished Lecturer

The Ice Age-Climate Experiment

Herbert_DLSLarge carbon dioxide changes have coincided with ice age cycles over the past 800,000 years, and these changes have played a significant role in the Earth’s temperature. But, how did changes in greenhouse gases affect the tropics, the region on Earth most isolated from the direct consequences of the ice ages? And for how long has the CO2-ice age climate feedback been operating? Dr. Herbert will explore how new records from tropical deep-sea sediments shed a light on key questions about the Ice Ages.


Dr. Herbert sailed on ODP Leg 154 to the Ceara Rise as a physical properties specialist and has served on numerous advisory panels for the ocean drilling programs.




October 14, 2010 – Florida State University
October 15, 2010 – University of New Orleans
November 18, 2010 – University of Texas Pan American
January 28, 2011 – University of Rochester
January 10-11, 2011 – Western Washington University
January 13-14, 2011 – Central Washington University
March 29, 2011 – Tougaloo College
March 31, 2011 – Lafayette College