Affiliated researcher

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
2023-  Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Archaeology University of Oxford
2020-2023 Research Associate, University of Cambridge
2020- Affiliated researcher, University of Innsbruck
2018-2020 Post-doctoral research, University of Innsbruck
2016-2018 Lecturer and Tutor, Worcester College, University of Oxford
2014-2018 Post-doctoral research, University of Oxford
2011-2014 USA 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

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
2011 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

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



Soleimani, M., Nadimi, A., Koltai, G., Dublyansky, Y., Carolin, S., Spötl, C. (2023): Stalagmite evidence of Last Glacial Maximum to early Holocene climate variability in southwestern Iran. – Journal of Quaternary Science, 38, 308-318.

Andrews, J.E., Carolin, S.A., Peckover, E.N., Marca, A., Al-Omari, S., Rowe, P.J. (2020): Holocene stable isotope record of insolation and rapid climate change in a stalagmite from the Zagros of Iran. - Quaternary Science Reviews, 241, 106433.

Carolin, S.A., Ersek, V., Roberts, W.H.G., Walker, R.T., Henderson, G.M., 2019. Drying in the Middle East During Northern Hemisphere Cold Events of the Early Glacial Period. Geophysical Research Letters 46, 14003–14010.

Carolin, S.A., Walker, R.T., Day, C.C., Ersek, V., Sloan, R.A., Dee, M.W., Talebian, M., Henderson, G.M., 2019. Reply to Jaffe et al.: Paleoscience precision in an archeological or historical context. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116, 4757–4757.

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. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116, 67–72.

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

Carolin, S.A., Cobb, K.M., Lynch-Stieglitz, J., Moerman, J.W., Partin, J.W., Lejau, S., Malang, J., Clark, B., Tuen, A.A., Adkins, J.F., 2016. Northern Borneo stalagmite records reveal West Pacific hydroclimate across MIS 5 and 6. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 439, 182–193.

Meckler, A.N., Affolter, S., Dublyansky, Y.V., Krüger, Y., Vogel, N., Bernasconi, S.M., Frenz, M., Kipfer, R., Leuenberger, M., Spötl, C., Carolin, S., Cobb, K.M., Moerman, J., Adkins, J.F., Fleitmann, D., 2015. Glacial–interglacial temperature change in the tropical West Pacific: A comparison of stalagmite-based paleo-thermometers. Quaternary Science Reviews 127, 90–116.

Moerman, J.W., Cobb, K.M., Partin, J.W., Meckler, A.N., Carolin, S.A., Adkins, J.F., Lejau, S., Malang, J., Clark, B., Tuen, A.A., 2014. Transformation of ENSO-related rainwater to dripwater δ 18 O variability by vadose water mixing: ENSO variability in dripwater d18O. Geophysical Research Letters 41, 7907–7915.

Carolin, S.A., Cobb, K.M., Adkins, J.F., Clark, B., Conroy, J.L., Lejau, S., Malang, J., Tuen, A.A., 2013. Varied Response of Western Pacific Hydrology to Climate Forcings over the Last Glacial Period. Science 340, 1564–1566.