Caroline Ladlow

Past NE CASC Fellow
Master’s Candidate

Consortium Institution: 

University of Massachusetts


Department of Geosciences


B.S.: Geoscience, Lafayette College, 2016
B.A.: Environmental Studies, Lafayette College, 2016


Research Assistant, Umass Amherst, 2017-2018
Teaching Assistant, Umass Amherst, 2017-2018
Recreation Use Surveyor and Trail Crew, U.S. Forest Service, 2016
Engineering Scientific Technical Intern, PA DEP, 2015
EXCEL Scholar, Lafayette College, 2014
Teaching Assistant, Lafayette College, 2013-2016

Research Interests: 

I am a geologist interested in using sediments from various systems to better understand how they will adapt to climate change. I have been studying storms to investigate how their frequency is changing, and how ecosystems like marshes accumulate sediment to see how they may adapt as sea level rises.


  • Mejía, L. M., Méndez-Vicente, A., Abrevaya, L., Lawrence, K. T., Ladlow, C., Bolton, C., ... & Stoll, H. (2017). A diatom record of CO 2 decline since the late Miocene. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 479, 18-33.
  • Waite, A. J., Martin, E. E., Lawrence, K. T., Ladlow, C. G., & Newkirk, D. (2014, December). The Closure History of the Central American Seaway and its Relationship to Ocean Circulation and Climate. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts.