Dr. Goodkin focuses on understanding how changes to mean sea surface temperature, salinity and circulation interact with the Southeast Asian Monsoon. As warm water from the Pacific Ocean is pushed through the marginal seas of Southeast Asia towards the Indian Ocean, heat is transferred from the ocean to land driving precipitation patterns. Understanding how these systems have changed and interacted in the past will be critical to predicting climate in the future.
- Ph.D., Chemical Oceanography, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Joint Program in Oceanography
- A. B., cum laude in Chemistry, Harvard University
- 2012-present Associate Professor, Division of Earth Sciences, NTU
- 2012-present Principal Investigator, Earth Observatory of Singapore, NTU
- 2007-present Guest Investigator, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
- 2008-2012 Assistant Professor, University of Hong Kong, Dept. of Earth Sciences
- 2008-2012 Non-Resident Scientist, Swire Institute of Marine Sciences (SWIMS)
- 2007- 2008 Post Doctoral Scientist, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences
- 2002-present Member of the American Geophysical Union,
- 2009-present Member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
- 2009-present Swire Institute of Marine Science Advisory Committee
- Reviewer for Science; Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta; Geochemical Journal; Geology; Global and Planetary Change; Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS); U. S. National Science Foundation Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change Program
- ES7011 - Oceanography
- Environmental Sustainability
- 2012 National Research Foundation Fellow
- 2005-2007 Ocean and Climate Change Institute Fellow, WHOI
- 2004 Paul M. Fye Teaching Fellow, WHOI
- 2003 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow Honorable Mention
- 2002-2004 Stanley W. Watson Foundation Fellow
Paired Porites coral Sr/Ca and δ18O from the western South China Sea: Proxy Calibration of Sea Surface Temperature and Precipitation. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 410, 233-243. (2014).
Wet Season Upwelling and Dry Season Chlorophyll-a Describe Inter-Annual Growth Rates of Porites in Southern China. PLoS ONE. 9(6:e99088), (2014).
Environmental Assessment of Metal Exposure to Corals Living in Castle Harbour, Bermuda. Marine Chemistry. (2013).
Two Centuries of Limited Variability in Subtropical North Atlantic Thermocline Ventilation. Nature Communications. 3(803), (2012).
Experiential learning in a common core curriculum: student expectations, evaluations, and the way forward. International Education Studies. 5, 24-38. (2012).
Impacts of Temporal CO2 and Climate Trends on the Detection of Ocean Anthropogenic CO2 Accumulation. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 25, (2011).
Coral communities of Hong Kong: Long-lived corals in a marginal reef environment. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 426, 185-196. (2011).
Temporal Distributions of Anthropogenic Al, Zn, and Pb in Hong Kong Porites Coral during the Last Two Centuries. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 63, 508-515. (2011).
Lead concentrations and isotopes in corals and water near Bermuda, 1780-2000. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 283, 93-100. (2009).
Sea surface temperature and salinity variability at Bermuda during the end of the Little Ice Age. Paleoceanography. 23, PA3203. (2008).
Increased multidecadal variability of the North Atlantic Oscillation since 1781. Nature Geoscience. 1, 844-848. (2008).
A multicoral calibration method to approximate a universal equation relating Sr/Ca and growth rate to sea surface temperature. PaleoceanographyPaleoceanography. 22, PA1214. (2007).
Record of Little Ice Age sea surface temperatures at Bermuda using a growth-dependent calibration of coral Sr/Ca. Paleoceanography. 20, (2005).