Colin Goldblatt

Colin  Goldblatt
Associate Professor
School of Earth and Ocean Sciences
Office: Bob Wright A323
Area of expertise

Atmospheric evolution, planetary science, exoplanets

Research Focus

My main research focus is the atmospheric evolution of Earth and Earth-like planets. This is an interdisciplinary problem of Earth System Science and Planetary Science, by necessity integrating atmospheric and climate science, geology and geochemistry. Motivating questions include: How has Earth's atmospheric composition and climate evolved throughout Earth history, and what has determined this? What controls (exo)planet habitability? How does life affect planetary evolution?

My pre-UVic background is: Undergraduate Meteorology and Oceanography in the Schools of Environmental Sciences and Mathematics at the University of East Anglia, PhD Environmental Sciences at UEA (again), NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow at NASA Ames Research Center Space Planetary Systems Branch, and Research Associate in the Virtual Planetary Laboratory (part of the then NASA Astrobiology Institute) in the Astronomy department at the University of Washington

Interested in working with me? I typically hire one new grad students a year in the areas of palaeoclimate, evolution of Earth's atmosphere or planetary atmospheres. I have opportunities for undergraduates via Honours research, summer projects, workstudy and other opportunities. There are potentially opportunities for postdocs and visiting students too. See information for prospective students.


A full list of Publications is available here.