The Williams MEC Lab is a student-centric research lab in the W.M. Keck Science Department at Claremont McKenna College, Pitzer College, and Scripps College. Our research develops and interpret records of environmental variability in our oceans from the tropics to the poles. From these records, we work to understand mechanisms driving natural variability in chemical, biological, and physical oceanography, along with the response of the ocean to anthropogenic climate change.
12/7/2020 Congrats to CMC alum Emma Choy & Kelly Watanabe for their paper exploring growth in a deep-sea tree coral.
12/01/2020 It’s the AGU Fall Meeting, virtual of course. More information can be found here: http://www.agu.org/fall-meeting. Fun fact – Undergraduate students can register for $25.
10/02/2020 I am pleased to accept the Claremont McKenna College named chair George R. Roberts Associate Professor of Environmental Biology.
10/01/2020 I’ve published a review paper Proteinaceous corals as proxy archives of paleo-environmental change in Earth Science Reviews.
09/01/2020 With collaborators Al Wanamaker, Michele LaVigne, Aaron Strong, and Joe Stewart, NSF is funding our research: Using multi-proxy paleo data to constrain natural and anthropogenic hydrographic variability in the Gulf of Maine System over the last 250 years.
09/01/2020 Our new paper exploring temperature proxies in scleractinian corals and crustose coralline algae by lead author Joe Stewart is out now in Earth and Planetary Science Letters.