Chris Maupin, M.S. Student (T. Quinn, advisor)
College of Marine Science
University of South Florida

B.S., 2006, Marine Science (Chemistry), Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL

Research Interests

My research interests involve finding a suitable proxy for the reconstruction of climate variability in Intra-American Seas during the late Holocene. Controversies over the existence and persistence of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO) and the lack of any current paleo-proxy record quantifying interannual variability in the region beyond the instrumental record highlight the need for such work. My current research is focused on the assessment of climate signal fidelity in an Atlantic species of massive coral that has received minimal scientific exploration with respect to its ability to record climate information in skeletal Sr/Ca and oxygen isotopic signals.