Gary S. Dwyer

Gary S. Dwyer

Senior Research Scientist

Primary Appointment

Earth & Ocean Sciences Division

Dwyer's experience lies in the development of tracers and indicators of environmental change, and their application to modern and ancient environmental systems. Research areas include paleoceanography, paleoclimatology, carbonate sedimentology, marine geology and environmental geochemistry.

In The News


Cronin, T. M., G. S. Dwyer, E. K. Caverly, J. Farmer, L. H. DeNinno, J. Rodriguez-Lazaro, and L. Gemery. “Enhanced Arctic Amplification Began at the Mid-Brunhes Event ~400,000 years ago..” Scientific Reports 7, no. 1 (November 3, 2017).
Vengosh, Avner, Daniella Hirschfeld, David Vinson, Gary Dwyer, Hadas Raanan, Amer Marie, Shikma Zaarur, and Jiwchar Ganor. “Response to Comment on "High naturally occurring radioactivity in fossil groundwater from the Middle East"..” Environmental Science & Technology 48, no. 16 (August 2014): 9946–47.
Rango, Tewodros, Avner Vengosh, Gary Dwyer, and Gianluca Bianchini. “Mobilization of arsenic and other naturally occurring contaminants in groundwater of the Main Ethiopian Rift aquifers..” Water Research 47, no. 15 (October 2013): 5801–18.
Cronin, T. M., G. S. Dwyer, J. Farmer, H. A. Bauch, R. F. Spielhagen, M. Jakobsson, J. Nilsson, W. M. Briggs, and A. Stepanova. “Deep Arctic Ocean warming during the last glacial cycle.” Nature Geoscience 5, no. 9 (September 1, 2012): 631–34.
Vengosh, A., David S. Vinson, Haylee G. Schwartz, and Gary S. Dwyer. “Evaluating salinity sources of groundwater and implications for sustainable reverse osmosis desalination in coastal North Carolina, USA.” Hydrogeology Journal 19, no. 5 (August 1, 2011): 981–94.

Recent Grants


EOS 394: Research Independent Study (EOS 394: Research Independent Study)
EOS 410S: Senior Capstone Experience (EOS 410S: Senior Capstone Experience)
EOS 791: Independent Study (EOS 791: Independent Study)
EOS 393: Research Independent Study (EOS 393: Research Independent Study)
EOS 226S: Field Methods in Earth and Environmental Sciences (EOS 226S: Field Methods in Earth and Environmental Sciences)

area(s) of expertise

Marine Science Paleoclimatology

Contact Information

318 Old Chemistry
Durham, NC 27708

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