John T. Schiff


Research Interests: Paleoceanography, stable isotope geochemistry, chemical oceanography, paleoclimatology, earth systems science


Selected Publications

  • Schiff, J. T., F. C. Batista, O. A. Sherwood, T. P. Guilderson, T. M. Hill, A. C. Ravelo, K. W. McMahon, and M. D. McCarthy. 2014. Compound specific amino acid δ13 patterns in a deep-sea proteinaceous coral: Implications for reconstructing detailed delta C-13 records of exported primary production. Marine Chemistry 166:82-91.
  • Sherwood, O. A., T. P. Guilderson, F. C. Batista, J. T. Schiff, and M. D. McCarthy. 2014. Increasing subtropical north Pacific Ocean nitrogen fixation since the Little Ice Age. Nature 505 (7481):78-81.




B.S., Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz

M.S., Ocean Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz

Additional Information

Advisor: Dr. Brendan Roark

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