Adam Maloof

Paleoclimate, early animal evolution, and the carbon cycle
Professor of Geosciences

Adam Maloof is professor of geosciences at Princeton University. His research interests include paleoclimate, early animal evolution, the global carbon cycle, and paleogeography. His work relies on original field observations, at the scale of maps, rock outcrops, and thin sections. Maloof founded the Princeton Grinder Lab, where 3D models from drone surveys of landscapes to serial grinding-and-imaging of hand specimens are created to probe once hidden worlds and to reduce uncertainty in geological observations. In this framework, Maloof uses modern analog environments to calibrate stratigraphic records of Earth history, and he uses Earth’s history to constrain the limits of future global change. He is a member of the High Meadows Environmental (HMEI) Associated Faculty.