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Paul Aharon

Paul Aharon, MS, PhD, is a Professor of Geochemistry at the University of Alabama where he has held the Ray E. Loper Endowed Chair of Geology since 2001. Previously he was a Professor of Geology at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge (1982-2001). Author of more than 300 refereed articles, book chapters, and abstracts in academic journals, Dr. Aharon examines questions of broad implications concerning changing Earth Systems through time. His research tools are stable and radioactive isotopes applied to geological archives containing records of hydroclimate variability and their societal impacts and vulnerability. He pioneered the field of microbial-geological interactions in the deep sea using manned submersibles.