James Zachos

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials J.
Main position Hoogleraar UCSC
Disciplines Geochemistry, geophysics
Chair Earth and planetary sciences
Domain Natural Sciences and Engineering
Membership Foreign Member
Since 2018
Foreign Member of Natural Sciences and Engineering
Employed by University of California
Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences Institute of Marine Science
95064 Santa Cruz
United States of America
tel.  +1 831 459 4644
Personal website

Jim Zachos is an earth scientist renowned for his pioneering work in paleoclimatology and paleoceanography. He has discovered that there were various periods of climate change on Earth over the past 70 million years. He has also studied greenhouse periods and sudden changes in temperature millions of years ago. His work allows scientists to make more accurate quantitative predictions about global warming and ocean acidification in the near future.