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Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapoli
Professor and Chair
Earth Sciences
Phosphorus geochemistry; climate change


Gabriel Filippelli specializes in global biogeochemical cycles, climate change science and environmental geochemistry. Much of his work has focused on geochemical records of climate and climate change extracted from oceans and lakes, and he has studied heavy metal distribution and geochemistry in wetland, soil, and riparian environments. He is an Associate Editor of Applied Geochemistry, Chair of the Science Planning Committee for the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, Associate Director of the Indiana University Center for Environmental Health, the recent Past Chair of the Geology and Health Division of the Geological Society of America, and past Chair of the US National Committee on Scientific Ocean Drilling. Filippelli earned a B.S. in Geology from U.C. Davis, spent two years afterwards on a small island in the Pacific (Onotoa) as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, received his Ph.D. in Earth Sciences from U.C. Santa Cruz, and came to Indiana University, Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in August 1994, where is currently a Professor and Chair of the Department of Earth Sciences