Katie Snell
Associate Professor
Geological Sciences

Office: 362D


My research investigates sedimentary and geochemical records of terrestrial paleoenvironmental change. I'm particularly interested in learning how terrestrial environments respond to rapid climate change events and in using paleoclimate records to reconstruct elevation of mountain ranges in the past. Currently, much of my and my group's research focuses on the paleoclimate and tectonic development of the western United States during the last 100 million years.


Terrestrial paleoclimate, stable isotope geochemistry

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Education and Training

  • BA Colorado College
  • PhD University of California Santa Cruz
  • Postdoctoral Scholar California Institute of Technology