Karl Kreutz

Climate Change Institute

Sea To Sky

Courses I Teach

ERS 107: Energy, Environment, and Climate – explores the Earth Science concepts that underlie energy, energy sources, the environmental impacts of energy use, and the role of energy in climate.

ERS 116: Earth and Climate Science Research Learning Experience – First-year research learning experience course that visits iconic locations in Maine to explore a range of Earth observations and work as part of a team to generate new knowledge.

ERS 410: Sea to Sky Experience – capstone international travel study course run in Alaska, the Yukon, and Iceland that focuses on a range of professional and practical skills, including science planning and logistics, risk assessment and mitigation, field-based and remote observations, cultural knowledge, and science communication.

My Research

Water is a central theme of my research, and I focus much of my work on the cryosphere – the frozen part of the Earth system. Polar ice sheets and alpine glaciers, their past behavior, and ice core records of climate and environmental variability are all active areas of research in my group. I also work on water issues in the Gulf of Maine and Arctic regions, including extreme precipitation events, droughts, ecosystem impacts, snow hydrology, and oceanographic change.

Professional Preparation

B.A. in Geological Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1992

M.S. in Geological Sciences, University of Maine, 1994

Ph.D. in Earth Science (Geochemical Systems), University of New Hampshire, 1998

Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1998-2000

Google Scholar Profile

ORCID https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1881-2341