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Dr. Mark A. Teece

Associate Professor

Environmental Chemistry and Biogeochemistry


Office: 415 Jahn Lab
Lab: 340 Jahn Lab

Tel: (315) 470-4736

My background

I earned my Ph.D. in Organic Geochemistry (1994), from the Organic Geochemistry Unit, at the University of Bristol, England. My research involved the degradation of algae and the importance of decomposition rates on organic matter preservation.

I then spent some time working on a paleoclimate initiative examining the changes in wind systems over the North African continent as a postdoctoral research assistant, at the University of Bristol, England (1994-1995).

Then my life changed when I left England and came to Washington DC to work as a postdoctoral fellow at The Geophysical Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution of Washington (1995 -1997), where I was the Barbara McClintock Fellow. Here I met Marilyn Fogel who showed me the joys and excitement of research and I am deeply indebted to her for this.

After this I spent two years working as a research associate, a joint appointment between the Carnegie Institution of Washington and the Smithsonian Institution (1997 -1999).

Here is a link to my artist's website known as WhirlyWorld!