Stacy Carolin

Innsbruck Quaternary Research Group

Research Interests
Tropical ocean-atmosphere climate dynamics and global climate effects
Proxy data-climate model comparisons
Quaternary paleoclimate on inter-annual to orbital timescales
Development of new speleothem climate proxies
Semi-arid climate in the Middle East / West Asia related to future water security

Short CV
2018- Post-doctoral research, University of Innsbruck
2016-2018 Lecturer and Tutor, Worcester College, University of Oxford
2014-2018 Post-doctoral research, University of Oxford
2010-2014 Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology, NSF Graduate Research Fellow

2017 Outreach Prize, University of Oxford Department of Earth Sciences
2016 Associate Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy
2013 Student Poster Award, International Conference on Paleoceanography

2018 Austrian Academy of Sciences Innovation Fund
2017 Geological Society of London research grant*
2016 Royal Society International Exchange Scheme*
2016 Royal Geographical Society Dudley Stamp Memorial Award*
2016 Geological Society of London research grant*
2015 Met-Office Academic Partnership undergraduate student*
2015 Geological Society of London research grant*
2015 Oxford University Press John Fell Fund*
2014 Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant
2011 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship*
*lead author

Community involvement
2017 Co-convener of Goldschmidt conference session
2017 Co-convener of Karst Record conference session
2017 Advisor to high school student visitor in stable isotope lab summer project
2017 ATOM Science Society (Pub Night) guest speaker
2016 Lecturer for high school student group visits to Oxford University
2015 AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award judge



Comas-Bru, L., Harrison, S. P., Werner, M., Rehfeld, K., Scroxton, N., Veiga-Pires, C., and SISAL working group members including Carolin, S., Koltai, G., Luetscher, M., Moseley, G.E. (2019): Evaluating model outputs using integrated global speleothem records of climate change since the last glacial, - Climate of the Past, 15, 1557–1579.

Carolin, S.A., Walker, R.T., Day, C.C., Ersek, V., Sloan, R.A., Dee, M.W., Talebian, M., Henderson, G.M. (2019): Precise timing of abrupt increase in dust activity in the Middle East coincident with 4.2 ka social change. – PNAS, 116, 67-72.

Carolin, S.A., K.M. Cobb, J.F. Adkins, B. Clark, J.L. Conroy, S. Lejau, J. Malang, A.A. Tuen (2013). Varied response of western Pacific hydrology to climate forcings over the last glacial period, Science 340(6140): 1564-1566. doi:10.1126/science.1233797

Carolin, S.A., K.M. Cobb, J. Lynch-Stieglitz, J.W. Moerman, S. Lejau, J. Malang, B. Clark, A.A. Tuen, J.F. Adkins (2016). Northern Borneo stalagmite records reveal West Pacific hydroclimate across MIS 5 and 6, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 439: 182-193. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2016.01.028

Meckler, A.N., A. Affolter, Y.V. Dublyansky, Y. Kruger, N. Vogel, J.F. Adkins, S.M.
Bernasconi, S.A. Carolin, K.M. Cobb, M. Frenz, R. Kipfer, M. Leuenberger, J.W. Moerman, C. Spotl, D. Fleitmann (2015). Glacial-interglacial temperature change in the tropical West Pacific revealed by multiple stalagmite proxies, Quaternary Science Reviews, 127: 90-116. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.06.015

Moerman, J.W., K.M. Cobb, J.W. Partin, A.N. Meckler, S.A. Carolin, J.F. Adkins, S. Lejau, J. Malang, B. Clark, A.A. Tuen (2014). Transformation of ENSO-related rainwater to dripwater δ18O variability by vadose mixing, Geophysical Research Letters, 41(22): 7907-7915. doi:10.1002/2014GL061696

Atsawawaranunt, K., Comas-Bru, L., Amirnezhad Mozhdehi, S., et al and SISAL Working Group Members including Carolin, S., Koltai, G., Luetscher, M., Moseley, G.E. 2018.: The SISAL database: a global resource to document oxygen and carbon isotope records from speleothems. Earth System Science Data, 10:1687-1713. DOI: 10.5194/essd-10-1687-2018