HU's Newest Faculty: Understanding Climate Change

Dr. Adi TorfrsteinDr. Adi Torfstein's research aims to better understand the evolution of natural environments. Torfstein evaluates the impact and appropriate responses to global warming through the reconstruction and analysis of past climate changes and the mechanisms driving them. Areas he is studying in Israel include the Gulf of Aqaba and the Dead Sea and abroad his focus in on Antarctica. On his work as a geologist: "I get excited about being able to tell the story of the earth in the past and explain its evolution."

Dr. Torfstein spent five years at Columbia University as a postdoctoral fellow and then as assistant research professor. He joined the Hebrew University in July 2013 as a joint appointment between the Faculty of Science’s Fredy & Nadine Herrmann Earth Science Institute and the Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences (IUI) in Eilat.