The Deutsch Research Group

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Professor of Geosciences
and the High Meadows Environmental Institute

The Department of Geosciences and the High Meadows Environmental Institute

Climate Science, Geochemistry

Research Summary: Oceanography; biogeochemical cycles and the climate system; biodiversity and physiological adaptation to environmental change; oceanic nitrogen (N) cycle; response of ocean circulation and carbon cycling to climate change.

Recent Publications

3 Publications

Recently In The News

Scientists Warn Global Warming Could Lead to ‘Mass Extinction of Marine Life’
May 31, 2023

Scientists are warning that unless greenhouse gas emissions are curbed, marine biodiversity could be on track to plummet to levels not seen since the extinction of the dinosaurs.

In a paper published this week in the journal…

Avoiding ocean mass extinction from climate warming
April 29, 2023

Climate change brings with it the increasing risk of extinction across species and systems. Justin L. Penn and Curtis Deutsch looked at extinction risk for marine species across climate warming and as related to ecophysiological limits.

What can brittle stars tell us about the response of marine species to climate warming?
March 3, 2023

A recent study conducted on coral reefs along the coast of Panama is helping to shed light on how marine species are impacted by an increasingly warming planet. The results of this study have implications for the diverse marine animals that live in coral reefs and may help scientists better understand the complex dynamic between climate change and ecosystems. (Deutsch mention)

Exploration of open ocean seaweed cultivation selected for inaugural Dean for Research fund for the Sustainability of Our Planet award
Sept. 30, 2022

An exploratory project to investigate the benefits of farming seaweed in the open ocean has been selected for funding from Princeton’s Dean for Research Innovation Fund for the Sustainability of Our Planet.

Unchecked global emissions on track to initiate mass extinction of marine life
April 29, 2022

As greenhouse gas emissions continue to warm the world’s oceans, marine biodiversity could be on track to plummet within the next few centuries to levels not seen since the extinction of the dinosaurs, according to a recent study in the journal Science by Princeton University researchers.

Climate scientist Curtis Deutsch joins Geosciences, High Meadows Environmental Institute faculty
Sept. 7, 2021

Climate scientist Curtis Deutsch, whose work focuses on understanding interactions between climate and ecosystems, has joined the Princeton faculty as a Professor of Geosciences and the High Meadows Environmental Institute …

Recent Events

Environmental Geology & Geochemistry Seminar: Climate Change and the Body Size of Marine Species
Sep 16, 2021, 12:30 pm

Relationships between body size and temperature are widely observed in laboratory experiments and the geological record of marine species, but a predictive theory is lacking.

Location
220 Guyot Hall
Climate Change and the Body Size of Marine Species
Dec 9, 2022, 12:30 pm

 

UW SAFS Quantitative Seminar - Fall 2021 Week 2 - Curtis Deutsch (Princeton University, Department of Geosciences) - Climate Change and the Body Size of Marine Species