Dr. Adina Paytan

Research Scientist
Institute of Marine Sciences
University of California, Santa Cruz

Research interests:
Biogeochemistry, Chemical Oceanography, Paleoceanography, Paleoclimatology, Environmental Chemistry

Find Adina’s biography and research here.

. Students


Joe Murray – Submarine groundwater discharge and the cycling of nitrogen and trace metals

Madison (Maddie) Wood – Stable and radiogenic strontium isotopes in marine barite and seawater

Grace (Gracie) Pearsall – Paleoceanography, isotope geochemistry

Post Docs


Christina Richardson Groundwater and interconnected surface water quality and biogeochemistry

Michael Tatzel – Magnesium, strontium, and calcium isotopes in microbial dolomites

Ariane Arias Ortiz – Role of wetlands in mitigating the effects of climate change



Barbara Balestra – Ecology of extant coccolithophores, biostratigraphy, paleoceanographic and paleoclimate reconstructions in the Pliocene, Pleistocene and Holocene

Weiqi Yao – S and O isotopes in sulfate, biogeochemical cycles, paleoclimate and paleoceanography

Samantha Carter Calcium isotopes in dolomites and marine barite

Susan Pit – Strontium isotopes across the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum

Visiting Scholars & Students


Adi Torfstein – Biogeochemical processes and timescales in marine and lacustrine environments

Undergraduate Students


Erin – coming soon

Sidharth Kashyap – Reconstructing past ocean export productivity in the Southern Ocean

Alex Osleger – Fungi-Plant interactions

Lab Alumni


For a list of Paytan Lab alumni, click here.