Michael L Griffiths
Professor • Department of
End of Green Sahara amplified mid-to late Holocene megadroughts in mainland Southeast Asia; Nature Communications; Volume
East Asian hydroclimate modulated by the position of the westerlies during Termination I; , Science; Volume
Hydroclimate variability in Southeast Asia over the past two millennia ; Nature;
A record of the $\delta$44/40Ca and [Sr] of seawater over the last 100 million years from fossil elasmobranch tooth enamel; Earth and Planetary Science Letters; Volume
Western Pacific hydroclimate linked to global climate variability over the past two millennia; , Nature communications; 2016
Baby Megalodons Were 6-Foot-Long Womb Cannibals, Study Suggests.
Ancient megadrought may explain civilization’s ‘missing millennia’ in Southeast Asia.
End of ‘Green Sahara’ May Have Spurred a Megadrought in Southeast Asia.
Environmental Science Professors Michael Griffiths and Martin Becker Awarded Three-Year, $250,000 Research Grant from the National Science Foundation
Research links ancient Southeast Asia megadrought to drying in Africa.
Fellowships, Grants and Research
“Drought or Deluge? How did Rainfall in the Tropical South Pacific Respond to Sudden Climate Change During the Glacial Period?”
Collaborative Research: Speleothem Constraints on Seasonal Hydroclimate Variability in Mainland Southeast Asia since the Late Pleistocene
Dry or Wet in East Asia During Heinrich Events? New Perspectives from Multiproxy Cave Records and Coupled Model Simulations
Collaborative Research: Biogeochemical fingerprinting of the megatoothed ('megalodon') shark: a dual study in thermophysiological evolution and seawater chemistry
Collaborative: Calibrating South East Asian Proxies: Speleothems and Tree-Rings
Notable Courses Taught
ENV1100: Environmental Sustainability (Summer/Winter 2022/2023)
ENV1150: General Geology (Fall 2012, Spring/Fall 2013-2016, Summer 2013-2020)
ENV2170: Oceanography (Spring 2013-2020)
ENV3170: Global Climate Change (Fall 2013-2021)
ENV3010: Field Experience (Spring/Fall 2012-2019)
ENV3500: Energy and Sustainable Technology (Fall 2021)
ENV3800: Junior Seminar (Spring 2013-2016)
ENV4700: Hydrology and the Environment (Fall 2022)
ENV4800: Senior Practicum (Fall 2012-2016)
ENV4990: Independent Study (Fall 2014, Spring 2018, Spring/Fall 2020)