Department of Geophysical Sciences and the College
Clara Blättler seeks to understand the processes that shape Earth’s surface and marine environments, and how changes in these processes have affected Earth’s history. She uses geochemical and isotopic tools to explore connections between oceans, sediments, the rock cycle, and the climate system. Her work involves samples from many different ages (Archean through Recent) and from a broad range of locations and environments. In particular, her research focuses on the sedimentary archives of carbonates (limestones and dolomites) and evaporites, which are components of the geological record that represent our primary means of understanding the ancient carbon cycle and seawater chemistry.
Her research has been published in Science, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Geology, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, and Nature Geoscience.
Blättler earned an AB in earth and planetary sciences from Harvard College and a DPhil in earth sciences from the University of Oxford. Most recently, she was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Geosciences at Princeton University. She also previously held a Simons Collaboration on the Origins of Life postdoctoral fellowship.