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David E. Black Associate Professor School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences

Contact Information

157 Discovery Hall

Stony Brook, 11794

631/632-8676

Biography

David Black's research focuses on creating records of past climate variability to enhance the ability to detect and predict human influences on global climate change. These studies use the ecology and chemistry of marine fossils, ocean sediments, and cave deposits to better understand the natural ranges and rates of change in surface temperature, continental precipitation, ocean circulation, and atmospheric circulation through time.

Education

  • PhD and BS, University of Miami

Research Grants

Award Start End Sponsor Type Amount Status
Collaborative Research: Establishment of a Climate Type-Section for the Tropical Atlantic from Cariaco Basin Sediments 2006-12-01T00:00:00 2010-08-31T00:00:00 National Science Foundation Federal 168414 Closed
Acquisition of an Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer for Multidisciplinary Research and Education 2011-06-01T00:00:00 2013-05-31T00:00:00 National Science Foundation Federal 184050 Closed
High Resolution Tropical Atlantic SST Reconstructions of the Past 2000 Years 2009-08-01T00:00:00 2012-07-31T00:00:00 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Federal 253000 Closed
Testing Methods for Direct Measurement of Particle Settling Velocities and Fluxes in the Sea 2008-08-15T00:00:00 2010-01-31T00:00:00 National Science Foundation Federal 157619 Closed
Collaborative Research: P2C2--Hydrological Variability During the Last Millennium from High Resolution Proxies 2010-10-01T00:00:00 2014-10-31T00:00:00 National Science Foundation Federal 78467 Closed
Do Interactions Between Vertically and Horizontally Transported Particles Measurably Affect Particle Composition and Flux to the Sediments? A Mechanistic Approach 2011-04-01T00:00:00 2016-03-31T00:00:00 National Science Foundation Federal 1621052 Closed

Publications

  1. Co-Author Article - Peer Reviewed Co-Author Geophysical Research Letters Mechanisms of southern Caribbean SST variability over the last two millennia. Published 2013 40
  2. Co-Author Article - Peer Reviewed Co-Author Paleoceanography Decadal- to centennial-scale tropical Atlantic climate variability across a Dansgaard-Oeschger cycle Published 2012 27
  3. Author Article Geophysical Research Letters Carbon isotope composition of Caribbean Sea surface waters: Response to the uptake of anthropogenic CO 2011 38 16
  4. Co-Author Article - Peer Reviewed Co-Author Climate Dynamics Multiproxy summer and winter surface air temperature field reconstructions for southern South America covering past centuries. Published 2010
  5. Author Article Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers Oceanographic and climatologic controls on the compositions and fluxes of biogenic materials in the water column and sediments of the Cariaco Basin over the Late Holocene 2009 56 4 614 - 640
  6. Author Article Journal of South American Earth Sciences Quantifying the seasonal variations in fluvial and eolian sources of terrigenous material to Cariaco Basin, Venezuela 2009 27 2 197 - 210
  7. Author Article Earth and Planetary Science Letters Long-term tidal cycle influences on a Late-Holocene clay mineralogy record from the Cariaco Basin 2009 279 1 139 - 146
  8. Author Article Paleoceanography An 8-century tropical Atlantic SST record from the Cariaco Basin: Baseline variability, twentieth-century warming, and Atlantic hurricane frequency 2007 22 4
  9. Co-Author Article - Peer Reviewed Co-Author Journal of Alloys and Compounds Microstructural development and hardness of TiB2-B4C composite samples: influence of consolidation temperature. Published 2006 413 63-72
  10. Co-Author Article - Peer Reviewed Co-Author Powder Technology Influence of TiB2 content on microstructure and hardness of TiB2-B4C4 composite. Published 2005 159 161-167
  11. Author Article Global Biogeochemical Cycles Generation, transport, and preservation of the alkenone-based 2004 18 2
  12. Author Article Paleoceanography A 2000-year record of Caribbean and tropical North Atlantic hydrographic variability 2004 19 2
  13. Co-Author Article - Peer Reviewed Co-Author Deep-Sea Research Biogenic fluxes in the Cariaco Basin: A combined study of sinking particulates and underlying sediments Published 2003 50
  14. Author Article - Peer Reviewed Author Geology The planktic foraminiferal response to the 1997-1998 El Niño in the Santa Barbara Basin. Published 2001 29 1075-1078
  15. Author Article - Peer Reviewed Author Science Eight centuries of North Atlantic ocean-atmosphere variability Published 1999 286 1709-1713

Courses

Term Role Course ID Description
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor ATM 237 Topics in World Clim & Atmosph
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor MAR 670 Practicum in Teaching
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor PHY 237 Topics in World Clim & Atmosph
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor SSO 102 Science and Society
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor ATM 237 Topics in World Clim & Atmosph
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor PHY 237 Topics in World Clim & Atmosph
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor SSO 102 Science and Society
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor ATM 201 Climate and Climate Change
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor MAR 488 Internship
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor ATM 237 Topics in World Clim & Atmosph
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor MAR 590 Research
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor MAR 590 Research
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor PHY 237 Topics in World Clim & Atmosph
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor SSO 102 Science and Society
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor ATM 201 Climate and Climate Change
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor MAR 104 Oceanography
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor MAR 670 Practicum in Teaching
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor ATM 237 Topics in World Clim & Atmosph
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor MAR 506 Geological Oceanography
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor MAR 590 Research
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor MAR 655 Directed Study
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor PHY 237 Topics in World Clim & Atmosph
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor SSO 102 Science and Society
Summer 2015 Primary Instructor MAR 800 Summer Research
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor ATM 201 Climate and Climate Change
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor MAR 590 Research
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor ATM 237 Topics in World Clim & Atmosph
Spring 2014 Secondary Instructor MAR 506 Geological Oceanography
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor MAR 590 Research
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor PHY 237 Topics in World Clim & Atmosph
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor SSO 102 Science and Society
Summer 2014 Primary Instructor MAR 800 Summer Research
Summer 2014 Primary Instructor MAR 800 Summer Research
Summer 2014 Primary Instructor MAR-S 104 Oceanography
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor ATM 201 Climate and Climate Change
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor MAR 590 Research
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor ATM 201 Climate and Climate Change
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor MAR 590 Research

Honors

Type Description Year
Honors Chairs' Award for Outstanding Research 2006

Scholarly Activities

Activity Title Date
Workshop Polar climates: Past, present, and future. 2012-12
Colloquia Climate change: A perspective from the past. 2012
Colloquia Recent tropical Atlantic climate variability: Using ecology to reconstruct past climate change. (Ecology and Evolution colloquium series) 2011-12
Presentation/Paper at a conference Black, D. E., R. Thunell, K. Wejnert*, and Y. Astor (2011), Carbon isotope composition of Caribbean Sea surface waters: Response to the uptake of anthropogenic CO2, EOS Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract PP43B-1815. 2011-12
Presentation/Paper at a conference Peterson, L. C., L. N. Yurco, K. Gibson, G. H. Haug, G. Deplazes, D. E. Black, R. C. Thunell (2011), The paleoceanography of Cariaco Basin and its relationship to deglacial and abrupt climate change, EOS Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract PP22C-06 2011-12
Presentation/Paper at a conference Winter, A., T. Miller, Y. Kushnir, D. E. Black, J. Estrella, A. Burnett, G. Haug, R. L. Edwards, and S. Breitenbach (2011), Little Ice Age to modern transition of Meso-American climate derived from speleothems, EOS Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract PP22B-05. 2011-12
Presentation/Paper at a conference Wurtzel, J. B., D. E. Black, R. C. Thunell, L. C. Peterson, and E. J. Tappa (2011), A tropical view of Atlantic multidecadal SST variability over the last two millennia, EOS Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract PP23A-1823. 2011-12
Presentation/Paper at another Univ. High-resolution paleoclimate records of tropical Atlantic variability. (Wesleyan University) 2011-12
Colloquia The Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation: A warm-climate phenomenon? (SoMAS colloquium series) 2010-12
Colloquia The Paleo Perspective on Climate Change. 2010-12
Presentation/Paper at a conference Reconstructing the history of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation using high-resolution Mg/Ca paleothermometry from a Cariaco Basin core. (Fall 2010 American Geophysical Union meeting) 2010-12
Presentation/Paper at a conference The tropical Atlantic response to abrupt climate change during Interstadial 12. (Fall 2010 American Geophysical Union meeting) 2010-12
Colloquia Global Warming: Causes, Consequences, and What You Can Do About It. 2009-12
Presentation/Paper at a conference Seasonality in the Tropical Atlantic: an 800-Year Record from Seasonally-Representative Mg/Ca Data from the Cariaco Basin. 2009-12
Presentation/Paper at another Univ. The Potential of Ultra-High Resolution Reconstructions, and a Novel Sediment Trap Design. 2009

Professional Service

Service Title Date
Reviewed manuscripts for Nature Climate Change, Quaternary Research, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 2011 - 2012
Referee Reviewed National Science Foundation grant proposals for the following programs: Earth Sciences Instruments and Facilities, Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change, and Chemical Oceanography. Reviewed National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administartion grant proposals for Climate Change Data and Detections program. Reviewed proposals for the American Chemical Society's Petroleum Research Fund. 2011 - 2012
Curator Curator of the SoMAS display aquarium. 2010 - 2011
Referee Peer-reviewed grant proposals for the National Science Foundation (Marine Geology and Geophysics, Chemical Oceanography, and Earth Sciences Instrumentation and Facilities). 2010 - 2011
Referee Peer-reviewed papers for Journals including Science, Paleoceanography, Geophysical Research Letters, Quaternary Science Reviews, Marine Micropaleontology, Global and Planetary Change, and the Journal of Foraminiferal Research. 2010 - 2011
Curator Curator for the SoMAS aquarium. 2009 - 2010
Other Co-chaired a special session at the Fall 2009 American Geophysical Union meeting on Decadal- to Centennial-Scale Climate Variability Over the Last Millennium 2009 - 2010
Referee Peer-reviewed grant proposals for the National Science Foundation (Marine Geology and Geophysics, and Earth Sciences Instrumentation and Facilities). 2009 - 2010
Referee Peer-reviewed papers for Journals including Science, Paleoceanography, Geophysical Research Letters, Quaternary Science Reviews, Marine Micropaleontology, Global and Planetary Change, and the Journal of Foraminiferal Research. 2009 - 2010

University Service

Service Title Date
Departmental Committee Spearheaded substantial revision of the SoMAS graduate curriculum. 2011 - 2012
College/University Committee Member of the College of Arts & Sciences Senate 2010 - 2011
College/University Committee Member of the University Senate 2010 - 2011
Departmental Committee Chair of the SoMAS Graduate Programs Committee 2010 - 2011
Departmental Committee Member of the SoMAS Admissions Committee 2010 - 2011
Departmental Committee Member of the SoMAS Undergraduate Programs Committee 2010 - 2011
College/University Committee College of Arts and Sciences senate member 2009 - 2010
College/University Committee University Senate member 2009 - 2010
Departmental Committee Admissions Committee member 2009 - 2010
Departmental Committee Comprehensive Exam Committee member 2009 - 2010
Departmental Committee Graduate Programs Committee member 2009 - 2010
Departmental Committee Strategic Planning Committee on Education co-chair 2009 - 2010
Departmental Committee Undergraduate Programs Committee member 2009 - 2010