Daniel P. Schrag

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Daniel P. Schrag (born January 25, 1966) is Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology, Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, Director of the University Center for the Environment, and Director of the Laboratory for Geochemical Oceanography at Harvard University. He is also an external professor at the Santa Fe Institute.

Schrag received his B.S. in geology & geophysics and political science from Yale University in 1988. He received his Ph.D. in geology from University of California, Berkeley in 1993 under the supervision of Donald J. DePaolo.[1]

Much of his research focuses on past climate change, including work on a variety of issues ranging from temperature reconstructions from deep marine sediments and corals, to theories for Pleistocene ice-age cycles, to further developing the preexisting Snowball Earth hypothesis with his colleague Paul F. Hoffman. Currently he is working with economists and engineers on technological approaches to mitigating future climate change.

In 2009, Schrag was appointed by President Obama to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.


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