Dr. Sandra Kirtland Turner
Chair of Governance Committee
Dr. Sandra Kirtland Turner is an Associate Professor of Paleoclimate and Paleoceanography at University of California, Riverside.
Following postdoctorate work at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography and the University of Bristol, her research focuses on applying a coupled data-model approach to quantitatively reconstruct carbon cycle and climate processes on a warm Earth, particularly in response to episodes of rapid climate change.
She specializes in the generation of high-resolution geochemical records from deep-sea sediment cores and interprets these records through development and application of Earth system models that can simulate physical and biogeochemical processes in the atmosphere, oceans, and deep-sea sediments over a variety of timescales.