Postdoctoral Research

I am a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Washington, in affiliation with both the Future of Ice Initiative and the Deutsch Lab at the School of Oceanography. I am interested in fundamental questions about climate change and the role that ocean circulation plays in causing and responding to abrupt change. Marine sediment cores are archives of the physical, chemical, and biological  structure of the global ocean. I am interested in using sediment cores and paleoceanographic proxies in novel, creative ways to discover how marine life and global climate are coupled in the past, present, and future. 

Bentho-pelagic  ecosystems in the California Borderland. Footage taken by ROV Hercules, 2015. Such modern ecosystems can be used to understand geochemical and microfaunal proxies from marine sedimentary records - to interpret Eastern Pacific continental margin paleoecolog.y

Bentho-pelagic  ecosystems in the California Borderland. Footage taken by ROV Hercules, 2015. Such modern ecosystems can be used to understand geochemical and microfaunal proxies from marine sedimentary records - to interpret Eastern Pacific continental margin paleoecolog.y

ResearcH Themes

  • Mechanisms and consequences of abrupt climate warming in the North Pacific 
  • North Pacific oceanic dissolved oxygen fluctuations through the last 20,000 years
  • Deep sea ecology and paleoecology: Using modern ROV observations and sedimentary sampling to constrain proxy interpretation 

PostDoc publications in Preparation

Myhre, S. E., D. Pak, M. Borreginne, J. P. Kennett, C. Deutsch. Oxygen Minimun Zone transects fro paleoceanographic reconstructions in Santa Barbara Basin, CA. Deep Sea Research II (in review). 

Myhre, S. E., C. Davis, M. Borreggine, C. Deutsch. Synthesis of North Pacific oxygen fluctuations during the climate transitions of the last 20,000 years. For Paleoceanography 

Davis, C., S. E. Myhre, M. Borreggine, B. Caissie, S. Praetorius, K. Katsuki, C. DeutschAbrupt sea ice and temperature changes in the Subarctic Pacific and marginal seas through the past 20,000 years: A paleoceanographic synthesis. For Paleoceanography

Myhre, S. E., M. Borreggine­­1, K. A. S. Mislan, C. Deutsch. Paleoceanographic cruise, research effort and data acquisition for the North Pacific, 1950-2016. For Earth System Science Data

Location of >1600 marine sediment paleoceanographic cores in the North Pacific. The database of cores is 

Location of >1600 marine sediment paleoceanographic cores in the North Pacific. The database of cores is