Jason Briner

Geology Associate Professor Jason Briner in Cooke Hall on the North Campus
 
Photographer: Douglas Levere

Jason Briner

University at Buffalo

Jason Briner is a Professor of Geology and studies the response of ice sheets and glaciers to past climate change; he joined the University at Buffalo in 2005. He holds a BSci degree from the University of Washington, a MSci degree from Utah State University, and a PhD from the University of Colorado. Briner has traveled to field sites above the Arctic Circle more than 40 times, where he and his graduate students study the effects of climate change on glaciers in Alaska, Canada, Greenland and Norway. His work specializes in reconstructing the timing of past glacier and climate changes in the Arctic and relies on geological methods ranging from radiocarbon dating to lake sediment stratigraphy to cosmogenic isotope geochronology. Briner has published more than 100 papers on his research.