The Team

The following people were involved in building paleolatitude.org and in writing the paper A Paleolatitude Calculator for Paleoclimate Studies:

Douwe J.J. van Hinsbergen

Douwe received his PhD degree in Geology from Utrecht University in 2004, subsequently worked at universities in the UK and Norway, and is currently Associate Professor of Tectonics in Utrecht. He specializes in plate reconstructions of convergent margins of the Tethyan and Caribbean regions.

Lennart V. de Groot

Lennart de Groot obtained his BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees at paleomagnetic laboratory Fort Hoofddijk and is now a post-doctoral research fellow there. His current research focusses on rock-magnetic processes that govern the recording and storage of the intensity of the Earths magnetic field in igneous rocks and ways to derive those paleointensities from well dated samples.
Sebastiaan J. van Schaik

Sebastiaan J. van Schaik

Sebastiaan van Schaik received his BSc. and MSc. degrees in Computer Science from Utrecht University. He subsequently obtained his D.Phil. (PhD) from the University of Oxford, and was a Rearch Associate at the Oxford e-Research Centre. He specialises in mining and analysis of probabilistic data, as well as graph algorithms.

Wim Spakman

Wim Spakman obtained his PhD in 1988 at Utrecht University and was appointed full professor of Mantle Dynamics in 2001. His research interests comprise mantle structure and dynamics and the coupling and interaction of mantle dynamics with crust- and surface evolution.
Peter K. Bijl

Peter K. Bijl

Peter Bijl received his PhD in 2011 on the paleoclimatic an paleoceanographic evolution of the early Paleogene Southern Ocean. Since then he is a postdoctoral fellow in Utrecht University. He is particularly interested in the effects of tectonic-induced oceanographic reorganisations in the Paleogene Southern Ocean on regional and global paleoclimatic trends, oceanography, ice buildup and dynamics and sea level.
Appy Sluijs

Appy Sluijs

Appy Sluijs is a full professor of Paleoceanography at Utrecht University. He obtained his PhD cum laude at Utrecht University in 2006. His research is focused on dinoflagellate biogeosciences and Cenozoic paleoclimatology and paleoceanography.
Cor G. Langereis

Cor G. Langereis

Cor Langereis obtained his PhD in 1984 at Utrecht University and has been an ardent paleomagnetist ever since, from 1995 as head of the Paleomagnetic Laboratory Fort Hoofddijk, and from 1999 as full professor. He is fascinated by the Earth's magnetic field as recorded in the geological archive, and all its applications in dating, tectonics and geomagnetic field behaviour.
Henk Brinkhuis

Henk Brinkhuis

Henk Brinkhuis obtained his PhD in 1992 at Utrecht University and was appointed full professor in Marine Palynology and Paleoecology in 2014. Henk has a strong taste for Phanerozoic extreme climate change, (paleo)oceanography and (paleo)ecology. In addition his is general director of the NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research since 2011.