Nandini Kar, Ph.D


Assistant Professor
(585) 395-2419
Office: Lennon Hall 325


  • PhD, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Rochester
  • MSc, Department of Geology, Presidency College (Kolkata, India)
  • BSc, Department of Geology, Presidency College (Kolkata, India)

Courses Taught

  • GEl 100: Our Earth
  • GEL 201: Intro Physical Geology Lab
  • GEL 302: Historical Geology
  • GEL 305: Paleoenvironments
  • GEL 411: Stratigraphy and Sedimentology
  • ESC 313: Environmental Climatology
  • ESC 314: Environmental Climatology Lab 
  • ESC 362: Global Warming

Research Interests

My research focuses on reconstruction of paleoclimate and paleoenvironment through use of the stable isotopes of oxygen, carbon and hydrogen preserved in sediment record. I am interested in both small scale regional paleoclimate studies to larger scale climate changes driven by tectonic events. I am particularly interested in evolution of mountain belts and depositional history of sedimentary basins that form within or at periphery of large mountain belts. Apart from climate proxies, I use field based sedimentary and stratigraphic investigation to answer questions ranging from depositional history to basin evolution. Working in these projects will provide both valuable field and lab experiences to students. Please get in touch if you are interested in working with me.