Michael Bender

Glacial-interglacial climate changes and the global carbon cycle
Professor of Geosciences, Emeritus.

Michael Bender is a professor of geosciences, emeritus, at Princeton University, specializing in Earth history and geochemistry. He has made fundamental breakthroughs in techniques for gathering data from ancient ice to advance climate science. His research focuses on two primary areas: glacial-interglacial climate change and the global carbon cycle. Since 1984, Bender’s paleoclimate research has involved measuring gas properties in ice cores to date critical climate changes of the ice ages, and to advance our understanding of changes in the biosphere on glacial-interglacial timescales.