Peter Douglas


Peter Douglas

McGill University

Peter Douglas is an isotope and organic geochemist, who studies the isotopic composition of organic molecules to understand past and present climate change and climate feedbacks. His research program largely focuses on studies of lacustrine and coastal sediments, both as archives of climate change and as large and dynamic reservoirs of organic carbon. Peter has made important contributions to the isotope geochemistry leaf wax lipids, as well as to the development of novel isotopic measurements of methane.  


organic geochemistry, isotope geochemistry, biogeochemistry, paleoclimatology, radiocarbon, leaf wax lipids, methane, permafrost, limnology, paleolimnology, Holocene