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Tripti Bhattacharya
Byrne Lab

Tripti Bhattacharya


Phone: (510) 642-3903

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"My research focuses on understanding patterns of late Quaternary paleoclimate, in order to elucidate the processes responsible for natural climatic variability. I focus on the microfossil (i.e., pollen) and chemical (i.e., stable isotope) proxy records that can be derived from lake sediments. I also analyze modern instrumental data and climate model output to develop hypotheses about the dynamical drivers of climate. My current research focuses on Holocene climate variability in central Mexico, and my previous research focused on the Maya Lowlands of Belize."


Bhattacharya, T., T. Beach, and D. Wahl. 2011. An analysis of modern pollen rain from the Maya Lowlands of Northern Belize. Review of Paleobotany and Palynology 164:109-120.

Beach, T., S. Luzzadder-Beach, N. Dunning, J. Jones, J. Lohse, T. Guderjan, S. Bozarth, S. Millspaugh, and T. Bhattacharya. 2009. A review of human and natural changes in Maya Lowlands wetlands over the Holocene. Quaternary Science Reviews 28:1710-1724.