Rosemarie Came

Earth Sciences Graduate Coordinator
Phone: (603) 862-1720
Office: Earth Sciences, James Hall Rm 214, Durham, NH 03824
Rosemarie Came

My primary area of research is paleoclimatology, with a specific interest in the forcings that initiate climate changes, and the mechanisms by which climatic signals propagate globally. To this end, I have investigated abrupt climate events of the recent geologic past (i.e., since the last glacial period), as well as the evolution of the Earth's climate over the last 600 million years.

My laboratory methods include foraminiferal trace and minor element geochemistry, and carbonate clumped isotope geochemistry. I am especially interested in the integration of paleoclimate data and model simulations, which is achieved through collaborations with climate modelers and dynamicists.

I am happy to speak with motivated prospective graduate students.


  • Ph.D., Oceanography(Chem.&Physical), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • M.A., Philosophy, Boston College
  • M.A., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • B.S., Geology/Earth Science, Boston College

Courses Taught

  • ESCI 409: Geology and the Environment
  • ESCI 444A: Honors/Philosophy of Earth Sci
  • ESCI 501: Introduction to Oceanography
  • ESCI 514: Introduction to Climate
  • ESCI 760/860: Paleoceanography

Selected Publications

Waelbroeck, C., Lougheed, B. C., Riveiros, N. V., Missiaen, L., Pedro, J., Dokken, T., . . . Ziegler, M. (2019). Consistently dated Atlantic sediment cores over the last 40 thousand years. SCIENTIFIC DATA, 6. doi:10.1038/s41597-019-0173-8

Came, R. E., Azmy, K., Tripati, A., & Olanipekun, B. -J. (2017). Comparison of clumped isotope signatures of dolomite cements to fluid inclusion thermometry in the temperature range of 73–176°C. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 199, 31-47. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2016.10.028

Brand, U., Blarney, N., Garbelli, C., Griesshaber, E., Posenato, R., Angiolini, L., . . . Came, R. (2016). Methane Hydrate: Killer cause of Earth's greatest mass extinction. PALAEOWORLD, 25(4), 496-507. doi:10.1016/j.palwor.2016.06.002

Brand, U., Came, R. E., Affek, H., Azmy, K., Mooi, R., & Layton, K. (2014). Climate-forced change in Hudson Bay seawater composition and temperature, Arctic Canada. CHEMICAL GEOLOGY, 388, 78-86. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2014.08.028

Came, R. E., Brand, U., & Affek, H. P. (2014). Clumped isotope signatures in modern brachiopod carbonate. CHEMICAL GEOLOGY, 377, 20-30. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2014.04.004

Brand, U., Posenato, R., Came, R., Affek, H., Angiolini, L., Azmy, K., & Farabegoli, E. (2012). The end-Permian mass extinction: A rapid volcanic CO2 and CH4-climatic catastrophe. CHEMICAL GEOLOGY, 322, 121-144. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2012.06.015

Huntington, K. W., Eiler, J. M., Affek, H. P., Guo, W., Bonifacie, M., Yeung, L. Y., . . . Came, R. (2009). Methods and limitations of 'clumped' CO2 isotope (Delta(47)) analysis by gas-source isotope ratio mass spectrometry. JOURNAL OF MASS SPECTROMETRY, 44(9), 1318-1329. doi:10.1002/jms.1614

Carlson, A. E., Legrande, A. N., Oppo, D. W., Came, R. E., Schmidt, G. A., Anslow, F. S., . . . Obbink, E. A. (2008). Rapid early Holocene deglaciation of the Laurentide ice sheet. NATURE GEOSCIENCE, 1(9), 620-624. doi:10.1038/ngeo285

Came, R. E., Eiler, J. M., Veizer, J., Azmy, K., Brand, U., & Weidman, C. R. (2007). Coupling of surface temperatures and atmospheric CO2 concentrations during the Palaeozoic era. Nature, 449(7159), 198-201. doi:10.1038/nature06085

Came, R. E., Came, R. E., Oppo, D. W., & McManus, J. F. (2007). Amplitude and timing of temperature and salinity variability in the subpolar North Atlantic over the past 10 k.y.. Geology, 35(4), 315-318. doi:10.1130/G23455A.1

Most Cited Publications