Professor Eelco J. Rohling

ANU College of Science

Areas of expertise

  • Geology 0403
  • Oceanography 0405
  • Marine Geoscience 040305

Research interests

-   High-resolution study of ocean/climate changes during the Neogene – in particular the last 1 Million years – to determine the nature, timing, magnitude, and rates of natural climate variability

-   Theoretical and applied (integrated with proxy records) modelling of present-day and past states of circulation and property distribution

-   Theoretical and practical/analytical research on the use of conservative properties and d18O to trace deep-water formation, advection and mixing processes in the modern ocean.

-   Assessment of changes in deep-sea ventilation states and nutrient distribution mechanisms, the interactions with the organic and inorganic carbon cycle, and the impact of ecological responses on proxy records. 

-   Integration of palaeoclimate research with archaeological records.




is Professor of Ocean and Climate Change at the Australian National University. He is secondarily affiliated with the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom. His research focuses on ocean and climate change, in particular sea level, climate sensitivity, and past episodes of enhanced carbon burial in ocean sediments. Rohling earned his PhD from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands in 1991, and his post-doctoral research was split between Utrecht and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in the United States. He is former joint chief editor of Paleoceanography, current editor of Reviews of Geophysics, and founding chief editor of Oxford Open Climate Change. He is a Fellow of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Science and of the American Geophysical Union. A Web of Science 2019 “Highly Cited Researcher,” Rohling is also a former recipient of a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award and an Australian Laureate Fellowship. 



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