Nicole Spaulding

Postdoctoral Associate, University of Maine Climate Change Institute

As an ice core paleoclimatologist, I use emerging technological applications and non-traditional methods to better understand the climate of the Quaternary period. This involves working with instruments capable of providing very high-resolution visual or chemical information - like scanning electron microscopes and laser ablation IC-PMS - and also exploring underutilized ice archives, like Antarctic blue ice areas and the highly compressed lower sections of ice cores.

I have been fortunate to work on a variety of climate related projects using physical, biological, and chemical properties. Through these project I have developed an interest in understanding how the technologies we use ultimately impact our understanding of climate. I am also interested in the communication of science and the bidirectional interaction of humans and climate.


For a complete listing of my scientific activities and the resulting products, please download my C.V.