As a paleoceanographer, Jim Wright studies the ocean’s role in past climate changes using stable isotope reconstructions. Of particular interest are the effects of freshwater on North Atlantic deep-water circulation over the past 20,000 years and the influence of tectonic changes over the past 35 million years. Jim also works on reconstructing past sea level using corals and past pCO2 variations using stable isotopes in paleosols.
Wright and Miller - 2017. Hyrdographic and ecologic implications of foraminiferal stable isotopics reponse across the US mid-Atlantic continental shelf suring the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal MaximumMaria Makarova, James D Wright, Kenneth G Miller, Tali L Babila, Yair Rosenthal, Jill I Park. (2017). Hydrographic and ecologic implications of foraminiferal stable isotopic response across the US mid‐Atlantic continental shelf during the Paleocene‐Eocene Thermal Maximum. Journal of Paleoceanography. Vol. 32, Issue 1, pg. 56-73. DOI: 10.1002/2016PA002985.