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Johan C. Varekamp

Smith Curator of Mineralogy and Petrology of the Joe Webb Peoples Museum of Natural History

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Harold T. Stearns Professor of Earth Science


Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Exley Science Center, 451

Professor, Environmental Studies


Professor, Latin American Studies


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BS University of Utrecht
MS University of Utrecht
PHD University of Utrecht

Johan C. Varekamp

Varekamp's research deals with mercury pollution, volcanic lakes, sea level rise, Copahue volcano, Long Island Sound,

Publications: Nature, Geology, Volcanology & Geothermal Research

Books by Springer: Long Island Sound, 2014, Volcanic Lakes, 2015, Copahue Volcano, 2015,

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BS, MS and PhD from Utrecht University, The Netherlands (Olaf Schuiling advisor)

Postdoctoral associate: Arizona State University (Peter Buseck, advisor)

Visiting faculty: University of Cambridge, UK, University of Bologna, Italy, University of Oregon, USA, Bristol University, UK, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, and Doshisha University, Japan.


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