Vita


Since 2013: NERC Independent Research Fellow, National Oceanography Center Southampton, School of Ocean and Earth Sciences, University of Southampton (U.K.).

2008-2013:
Ph.D. in Geosciences advised by D.M. Sigman, Princeton University, N.J. (U.S.A.); also research fellow at the DFG-Leibniz Center, University of Potsdam, (Germany).

2003 – 2008: Dipl. in Geology “with distinction”, University of Potsdam (Germany); Advisor: M.R. Strecker: Major: Geology, Minors: Exogenic Dynamics, Petrology; Thesis: “Neogene foreland evolution of the southern central Andes and its relationship to ancient strain history and varying climates.” (thesis published in Tectonics)

Professional Experience


since 2013: NERC Independent Research Fellow, Southampton

2008 – 2013: Graduate student and Assistant in Instruction, Princeton

2008 – 2013: Fellow, DFG-Leibniz Center for Surface Process and Climate Studies, Potsdam

2007 – 2008: Research Assistant and Assistant in Instruction [geology], University of Potsdam

2006 – 2007: Research Assistant [biogeochemical modeling], GFZ Potsdam

2004 – 2006: Undergraduate Assistant [carbonate sedimentology], University of Potsdam

Teaching Experience


2012: “Ocean, Atmosphere and Climate” (GEO 202) with R. Rykaczewski
2011: “Ocean, Atmosphere and Climate” (GEO 202) with Prof. Sarmiento
2010: “Environmental Geochemistry” (GEO/CHM 331) with Prof. Myneni
2008: “Introduction to the Earth Sciences” (Potsdam) with Prof. Strecker

Honors and Awards


ICP12 invited speaker (2016)
NSF & NOAA DISCO XXIV Invited Delegate
(2014)
Dean’s Prize in Research
(2014)
NERC Independent Research Fellowship
(2013-2018)
Charlotte Elizabeth Procter Honorific Fellowship (2012-2013)
Arnold Guyot Teaching Award (2012)
Walbridge Fund Graduate Award (2011-2012)
Hriskevich Fellow (2009-2010)
University of Potsdam outstanding thesis award (2008)

Seminars and Invited talks


International Conference on Paleoceanography (ICP12)
, Utrecht, Aug. 2016: “Invited talk: Do we understand glacial/interglacial CO2 change?”

National Oceanography Centre Southampton, Apr. 2016: “Do we understand glacial/interglacial CO2 change?”

Wessex DTP conference, Oxford University
, Apr. 2016: “Keynote: Into and out of the ice ages”

UC Riverside, Mar. 2016: “The carbon cycle and ocean circulation from Last Glacial Maximum through Deglaciation”

Princeton University, Feb. 2016: “The ocean’s carbon and nutrient biogeochemistry: From greenhouse world into the ice ages”

McGill University, Dec. 2015: “The ocean’s carbon and nutrient biogeochemistry: From greenhouse world into the ice ages”

Universität Heidelberg, Nov. 2015: “The carbon cycle and ocean circulation from Last Glacial Maximum through Deglaciation”

German National Academy of Science, Leopoldina
, Mar. 2015: “Symposium: Global Carbon Transfer between Ocean, Atmosphere, and Land - Today, during peak Glacial and DeglacialTimes”

Imperial College London, Mar. 2015: “The glacial/interglacial CO2 cycles”

Cambridge University
, Nov. 2014: “Simulating deglacial radiocarbon changes in ocean and atmosphere: Implications for LGM and deglacial ocean circulation”

NSF & NOAA DISCO XXIV, Oct. 2014: “Glacial/Interglacial and Deglacial changes in ocean circulation and their consequences for the global carbon cycle: A model study”

LDEO
, June 2014: “Simulating deglacial radiocarbon changes in ocean and atmosphere: Implications for LGM and deglacial ocean circulation”

National Oceanography Center Southampton
, Feb. 2014: “The effects of secular [Ca2+] and [Mg2+] change on the thermodynamics of marine acid/base chemistry: Implications for the state of marine carbon chemistry during the early Cenozoic”

University College London
, Jan. 2014: “Distinct roles of the Southern Ocean and North Atlantic in glacial CO2 drawdown and deglacial atmospheric radiocarbon decline ”

National Oceanography Center Southampton, April 2013: “Distinct roles of the Southern Ocean and North Atlantic in the deglacial atmospheric radiocarbon decline ”

ETH Zürich
, Oct. 2012: Ice Age CO2 cycles: Recipes for glacial ocean carbon storage and deglacial release”

National Oceanography Center Southampton
, Aug. 2012: “The Biological Pumps & the glacial cycles of atm. CO2

Bristol University, Aug. 2012: “The Biological Pumps & the glacial cycles of atm. CO2

Cardiff University, Aug. 2012: “The Biological Pumps & the glacial cycles of atm. CO2

Goldschmidt Conference, Prague, Aug. 2011: “A deglacial 14C budget”

University of Southern California, Paleoenvironmental Seminar Series, April 2011: “Glacial / Interglacial CO2 cycles: a carbon chemistry perspective”

Cambridge University, Isotope Coffee: Geochemistry and Petrology Seminars, Oct. 2010: “The polar ocean, deep carbonate ion & the ice age cycles of atm. CO2

Princeton University, Environmental Geology and Geochemistry Seminar Series, April 2010: “Antarctic mechanisms for lower ice age CO2: What else is needed?”

Conference Contributions


Hain, M.P., Sigman, D.M., Higgins, J.A., and Haug, G.H. (2015): Ca2+, Mg2+ changes seawater carbon chemistry and buffering, Goldschmidt Conference, Prague (Czech Republic) [Talk].

Hain, M.P., Sigman, D.M. and Haug, G.H. (2014): Distinct roles of the Southern Ocean and North Atlantic in the deglacial atmospheric radiocarbon decline, iPODS-OC3 Joint Meeting, Bern (Switzerland) [Talk]

Hain, M.P., Sigman, D.M., Higgins, J.A., and Haug, G.H. (2013): Carbon isotope gradients in the Eocene as a constraint on the biological pump, atmospheric CO2 and the oceans major ion composition, Goldschmidt Conference, Florence (Italy) [Talk].

Hain, M.P., Sigman, D.M. and Haug, G.H. (2013): Complete simulation of deglacial changes in atmospheric 14C/C: Implications for ocean circulation changes and CO2 release, Goldschmidt Conference, Florence (Italy) [Talk].

Hain, M.P., Sigman, D.M. and Haug, G.H. (2011) No deglacial release of severely 14C-deplete “Mystery Reservoir”, 18th International Union for Quaternary Research Congress, Bern (Switzerland) [Talk].

Hain, M.P., Sigman, D.M. and Haug, G.H. (2011) A two-step ocean recipe for CO2 drawdown during the last ice age, 18th International Union for Quaternary Research Congress, Bern (Switzerland) [Poster]

Hain, M.P., Sigman, D.M. and Haug, G.H. (2010) No deglacial release of “Mystery Reservoir” to mid-depth Pacific, 10th International Conference on Paleoceanography, San Diego (U.S.A). [Poster]

Hain, M.P., and Sigman, D.M. (2009) Analyzing the carbon cycle: A diagnostic tool for parsing of soft-tissue, carbonate and solubility pumps, whole ocean alkalinity, gas-exchange limitation and their impact on atmospheric CO2; Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry workshop, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole (U.S.A.). [Poster]

Hain, M.P., and Strecker M.R. (2008) The control of Cretaceous extension and pre-existing basement structures upon position and style of Andean shortening – A case study from the Valle de Lerma, Salta, NW Argentina; XVII Congreso Geológico Argentino, San Salvador de Jujuy (Argentina). [Talk]

Baaske, U.P., Mutti, M., Hain, M.P., De Marchi, N. and Bertozzi, G. (2006): Control of Deep-Seated Salt Tectonics and Eustacy on the Stratigraphic Architecture of Mid-Cretaceous Carbonate Strata in the Central Arabian Gulf, Offshore Iran: A Seismic Sedimentological Study.; GEO 2006 Middle East Conference and Exibition, Manama (Bahrain). [Poster]

Reviewer


Earth and Planetary Science Letters (6x)
Paleoceanography (4x)
Nature Geosciences (2x)
Quaternary Science Reviews (2x)
Global Biogeochemical Cycles (2x)
Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (2x)
Science
Nature Scientific Reports

Geophysical Monograph Series
Journal of Climate
Climate Dynamics
Geophysical Research Letters

NSF (2x) and NZARI (3x) proposal referee


Publications


Greenop, R., Foster, G.L., Sosdian, S.M., Hain, M.P., Oliver, K.I.C., Goodwin, P., Chalk, T.B., Lear, C.H., and Wilson, P.A. (2016) A record of Neogene seawater d11B reconstructed from paired d11B analyses on benthic and planktonic foraminifera Climate of the Past Discussions, do:10.5194/cp-2015-177

de Souza, G.F., Slater, R.D., Hain, M.P., Brzezinski, M.A., Sarmiento, J.L. (2015) Distal and proximal controls on the silicon stable isotope signature of North Atlantic Deep Water Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 432, 342-353, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.10.025

Fry, C.H., Tyrrell, T., Hain, M.P., Bates, N.R., and Achterberg, E.P. (2015) Analysis of global surface ocean alkalinity to determine controlling processes, Marine Chemistry, 174, 46-57, doi:10.1016/j.marchem.2015.05.003

Hain, M.P.
, Sigman, D.M., Higgins, J.A., and Haug, G.H. (2015) The effects of secular calcium and magnesium concentration changes on the thermodynamics of seawater acid/base chemistry: Implications for Eocene and Cretaceous ocean carbon chemistry and buffering, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, doi: 10.1002/2014GB004986

Galbraith, E.D., Kwon, E.-Y., Bianchi, D., Hain, M.P., and Sarmiento, J.L. (2015) The impact of atmospheric pCO2 on carbon isotope ratios in the atmosphere and ocean, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, doi: 10.1002/2014GB004929 --- Publication Highlight at AGUniverse, 6(10), May 28th, 2015.

Hain, M.P.
, Sigman, D.M., and Haug, G.H. (2014) Distinct roles of the Southern Ocean and North Atlantic in the deglacial atmospheric radiocarbon decline, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 394, 198-208, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2014.03.020

Hain, M.P., Sigman, D.M., and Haug, G.H. (2014) The Biological Pump in the Past, in Treatise on Geochemistry 2nd Edition, 8(18), 485-517, doi:10.1016/B978-0-08-095975-7.00618-5

Straub, M., Sigman, D.M., Ren, H., Martinez-Garcia, A., Meckler, A.N., Hain, M.P., and Haug, G.H. (2013) Changes in North Atlantic nitrogen fixation controlled by ocean circulation, Nature, doi: 10.1038/nature12397

Kwon, E.Y., Hain, M.P., Sigman, D.M., Galbraith, E., Sarmiento, J.L., and Toggweiler, J.R. (2012) North Atlantic ventilation of "southern-sourced" deep water in the glacial ocean, Paleoceanography, doi:10.1029/2011PA002211 --- among Paleoceanography “most viewed” 2012 --- Research Highlight at Nature Geoscience June, 2012.

Sigman, D.M., and Hain M.P. (2012) The Biological Productivity of the Ocean, Nature Education, Vol 3, Issue 6.

Hain, M.P., Strecker, M.R., Bookhagen B., Alonso, R.N., Pingel, H., Schmitt, A.K. (2011) Neogene to Quaternary broken-foreland formation and sedimentation dynamics in the Andes of NW Argentina (25˚S), Tectonics, 30, TC2006, doi:10.1029/2010TC002703 --- among Tectonics “most popular” March and April 2011.

Hain, M.P., Sigman, D.M., Haug, G.H. (2011) Shortcomings of the isolated abyssal reservoir model for deglacial radiocarbon changes in the mid-depth Indo-Pacific Ocean, Geophysical Research Letters, 38, L04604, doi:10.1029/2010GL046158 --- Editors' Choice at Science Magazine March 4th, 2011.

Hain, M.P., Sigman, D.M., Haug, G.H. (2010) Carbon dioxide effects of Antarctic stratification, North Atlantic Intermediate Water formation, and Subantarctic nutrient drawdown during the last ice age: Diagnosis and synthesis in a geochemical box model, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 24, GB4023, doi:10.1029/2010GB003790 --- among GBC “most popular” Dec. 2010

Sigman, D.M., Hain, M.P., Haug, G.H. (2010) The polar ocean and glacial cycles in atmospheric CO2 concentration, Nature, 466, 47-55, doi:10.1038/nature09149

Sigman, D.M., DiFiore, P.J., Hain, M.P., Deutsch, C., Wang, Y., Karl, D.M., Knapp, A.N., Lehman, M.F. and Pantoja, S. (2009) The dual isotopes of deep nitrate as a constraint on the cycle and budget of oceanic fixed nitrogen, Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 56(9), 1419–1439, doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2009.04.007

Strecker, M.R., Alonso, R., Bookhagen, B., Carrapa, B., Coutand, I., Hain, M.P., Hilley, G.E., Mortimer, E., Schoenbohm, L. and Sobel, E.R., (2009) Does the topographic distribution of the central Andean Plateau result from climatic or geodynamic processes? Geology, 37, 7, 643-646, doi: 10.1130/G25545A.1

Sigman, D. M., DiFiore, P.J., Hain, M.P., Deutsch, C., Wang, Y., Karl, D.M., Knapp, A.N., Lehman, M.F. and Pantoja, S. (2009) Sinking organic matter spreads the nitrogen isotope signal of pelagic denitrification in the North Pacific, Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L08605, doi:10.1029/2008GL035784

Hain, M.P. and Strecker M.R. (2008) The control of Cretaceous extension and pre-existing basement structures upon position and style of Andean shortening – A case study from the Valle de Lerma, Salta, NW Argentina, in Asociatión Geológica Argentina ed., XVII Congreso Geológico Argentino, San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina, 1, 23-24

Hain, M.P. (2008) Neogene foreland evolution of the southern central Andes and its relationship to ancient strain history and varying climates - an integrated approach, University of Potsdam Library, Dipl. geol. thesis