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Dr. Laurel Childress

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Expedition Project Manager/Staff Scientist
International Ocean Discovery Program
Texas A&M University
1000 Discovery Drive
College Station, Texas 77845-9547
Phone: (979) 845-0506

IODP Expeditions & Activities

Previous Sailing


  • General research interests: Biogeochemical cycles, with an emphasis on transport, transformation, and burial of organic carbon; active margin sediment export and subduction; tectonic and glacial influences on carbon exhumation; geospatial biochemical patterns; science outreach.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Publications (Web view | RIS)


  • 2016 Ph.D. Earth and Planetary Sciences, Northwestern University, IL
  • 2009 M.S. Marine Geology, Minor & Certificate Geographic Information Systems, North Carolina State University, NC
  • 2006 B.S. Marine Sciences, North Carolina State University, NC

Professional Affiliations

  • American Geophysical Union
  • Association for Women Geoscientists