Last Updated: 1/6/2009 from September, 2006 email

Johan “Joop” Varekamp

Email: jvarekamp@wesleyan.edu

University prior to coming to ASU: Utrecht University
Status at ASU: Postdoc
Time period at ASU: 1981 – 1983

My family and myself

Harold T. Stearns Professor in Earth Science and Chair
Adjunct Professor in Latin American Studies
Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences
265 Church Street, Wesleyan University
Middletown CT 06459 Tel: 860 685 2248
e-mail: jvarekamp@wesleyan.edu

Spouse: Ellen Thomas, a micropaleontologist at Yale University, CT; married for 31 years and going strong; Kids: Dylan, 20, junior in classical studies at Reed College (Portland OR), Daphne, 16, high school senior in Durham, CT, artistic and classics

Current Research
• Geochemistry and dynamics of volcanic lakes (Argentina and Chile)
• Petrology/volcanology of arc volcanoes (Argentina, Greece, Indonesia)
• Tracing of Hg from historic hatmaking industries in CT, plant Hg uptake
• Paleoenvironmental reconstructions and origin of Long Island Sound
• Environmental impacts of the Dutch colonial fur trade in New England (the novel environmental field of ‘paleo-beaverology’)

Recent appointments
Director of the Wesleyan University ECCO Program in Bologna, Italy, spring 2005

Current Activities
• Teaching: Environmental Science, Mineralogy, Volcanology, Atmospheric chemistry/climate, Geochemistry, Petrology
• Editorial: a book on Copahue Volcano, Argentina, a volume on ‘Volcanic Lakes’
• Outreach: Developing software for science museums on ‘choose your climate’

Italian life and culture, English sports cars, no recent imprisonments

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