Dr. Hali Kilbourne is a Research Associate Professor with the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory campus. Before coming to Southern Maryland, Dr. Kilbourne was a visiting professor at McDaniel College and held a prestigious U.S. National Research Council postdoctoral position with which she worked with the Climate Diagnostics Group of the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration Earth System Research Laboratory. She obtained her undergraduate training in Geology from Smith College and graduate training in Marine Science from the University of South Florida. Her research focuses on understanding the climate of the last 2000 years to provide context for modern changes and to improve our understanding of climate system processes driving climate variability. Such information can help us improve climate models used for predicting future climate change by providing datasets of historical climate variability for data-model comparison.
Areas of Expertise
- Climate Change
- B.A. Smith College, Geology 1998
- M.S. Marine Science, Geological Oceanography 2003
- Ph.D. Marine Science, Geological Oceanography 2006