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Gagan, Michael K. Prof.

Honorary Professor - School of Earth, Atmospheric and Life Sciences

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Research Overview


  • I joined the University of Wollongong in 2019 to pursue my abiding interests in tropical palaeoclimatology, natural hazards, and early human migration in Australasia. Since 1994, I have enjoyed an active scientific partnership with colleagues at the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI). Our team uses geochemical tracers in raised-reef corals and speleothems to explore three Quaternary research themes in Australasia: (1) the history of ocean temperature, salinity and palaeomonsoons; (2) environmental impacts and early human dispersal; and (3) reconstructing great-earthquake cycles along convergent plate boundaries. The recent award of ARC Discovery grant DP180103762 (Exploring past climates, volcanic disasters and earthquakes in Australasia) will allow these topics to be further developed at UOW.

Selected Publications


Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • L-5014-2018

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • I joined the University of Wollongong in 2019 to pursue my abiding interests in tropical palaeoclimatology, natural hazards, and early human migration in Australasia. Since 1994, I have enjoyed an active scientific partnership with colleagues at the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI). Our team uses geochemical tracers in raised-reef corals and speleothems to explore three Quaternary research themes in Australasia: (1) the history of ocean temperature, salinity and palaeomonsoons; (2) environmental impacts and early human dispersal; and (3) reconstructing great-earthquake cycles along convergent plate boundaries. The recent award of ARC Discovery grant DP180103762 (Exploring past climates, volcanic disasters and earthquakes in Australasia) will allow these topics to be further developed at UOW.

Selected Publications


Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • L-5014-2018
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