Elisa Bonnin


University of Washington

I'm a PhD candidate from the School of Oceanography at the University of Washington. My research looks at how chemicals preserved in the shells of foraminifera, a type of marine zooplankton, can tell us about the climate of the past. I study this because I care about future climate change, and learning how Earth's climate changed in the past is a valuable tool that lets us predict how its climate will change in the future.

Elisa has authored 4 articles

Ancient plankton have climate data hidden in their shells

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Scientists have discovered a new way to use single-celled plankton to estimate large-scale changes in ocean chemistry

Ancient Romans never reached Greenland, but the emissions from their silver mining did

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Ice cores, used to study ancient climates, also contain the history of the Roman Empire

How atmospheric dust might help cool the planet

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New research suggests an old idea of geoengineering has more merit than long suspected

To predict the future of Southern California's seas, scientists are looking to the past

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The west's dramatic coastlines have masked rising tides, but that doesn’t mean the future is dry