Climate & Biogeochemistry Group
What does the Tripati Lab do?
We use the chemistry of natural compounds as well as models as tools to understand how the Earth works. The processes we study are relevant to understanding climate change, the oceans, and the transfer of carbon between the biosphere, atmosphere, and oceans.
We specialize in expanding our knowledge of how ‘clumped’ isotopes (i.e., the occurrence of multiple rare isotope substitutions in molecules) in carbonates can be used as a tool to address pressing questions pertaining to climate change, earth systems history, geochemistry, geobiology, and sedimentary geology.
Although clumped isotopes are the primary tool my group uses, we also apply other geochemical proxies including elemental and stable isotopic ratios of carbonate minerals. We also integrate geochemical data with field-based observations, sedimentologic and micropaleontologic data, and models.
If you are a prospective postdoc or student and are interested in applying for a fellowship or grant to work together, please contact me at atripati *at* g *dot* ucla * edu. My lab also welcomes collaborations - so if you’re interested in learning more about clumped isotopes, please get in touch!