Professor Emeritus, Senior Research Associate
Mailing address: PO Box 208109, New Haven CT 06520-8109
Street address: 210 Whitney Ave., New Haven CT 06511
Computer modeling of the carbon and sulfur cycles. This includes calculation of the evolution of atmospheric CO2 and O2 over Phanerozoic time and the effect of CO2 on climate via the atmospheric greenhouse effect and the effect of changing O2 on animal evolution.
The role of plants in weathering. A better understanding of how plants affect the breakdown of silicate rocks on the continents is essential to understanding the geochemical carbon cycle.
Weathering of organic matter in ancient shales as a control on atmospheric O2 over multimillion year times scales.
Berner, R.A., 2004, The Phanerozoic Carbon Cycle: CO2 and O2 (BOOK), Oxford, Univ. Press, p. 160.
Berner, R.A., 2006, GEOCARBSULF: A combined model for Phanerozoic atmospheric O2 and CO2. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta v.70, p.5653-5664.
Berner, R.A., 2005, The Carbon and Sulfur Cycles and Atmospheric Oxygen from Middle Permian to Middle Triassic. Geochim. Cosmoochim. Acta. v69, 3211-3217.
Berner,R.A., 2006, Inclusion of weathering of volcanic rocks in the GECARBSULF model. Am. J. Sci. v. 306. p. 295-302.
Berner, R.A., VandenBrooks, J.M., and Ward, P.D., 2007, Oxygen and evolution. Science, v.316, p.557-558.
Royer, D.L, Berner, R.A. and Park, J., 2007, Climate sensitivity constrained by CO2 concentrations over the past 420 million years. Nature, v. 446, p. 530-532.
Berner, R.A., 2008, Addendum to "Inclusion of the Weathering of Volcanic Rocks in the GEOCARBSULF Model": Am J Sci., v. 308, p. 100-103.
Beerling,, David, Berner, R.A., Mackenzie, F.T., Harfoot, M.B. and Pyle, J.A., 2009, Methane and the CH4 related greenhouse effect over the past 400 million years Am J Sci., v. 309, p. 97-113.
Berner, R.A., 2009, Phanerozoic atmospheric oxygen: New results using the GEOCARBSULF model. Am. J. Sci., v. 309, p. 603-606
Berner, R.A. and Mackenzie, F.T., 2011. Burial and Preservation of Carbonate Rocks over Phanerozoic Time, Aqueous Geochemistry, v.17, p 727-733
Berner, E.K. and Berner, R.A., 2012, Global Environment: Water, Air and Geochemical Cycles 2nd ed.. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ. (BOOK)
Berner, R.A., 2012, Jacques-Joseph Ebelmen, The founxder of earth system science, Comptes-Rendue Geoscience v.344, p. 544-548