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Dr Pauline Treble

Dr Pauline Treble
Dr Pauline Treble
Project Joint Lead Investigator/Isotope Paleoclimateologist

Role at ANSTO

Dr Pauline Treble is a research scientist within the Environment research group at ANSTO, where she works with a multi-disciplinary team of atmospheric scientists, hydrologists, groundwater and paleoenvironmental scientists

Pauline specialises in constructing stalagmite-based paleoclimate and palaeofire records using ANSTO’s Isotope Tracng in Natural Systems  and Synchrotron facilities.  She has established cave monitoring programs that use caves as a natural laboratory to understand surface to cave drip water processes, develop novel palaeoenvironmental proxies and to track rainfall recharge to groundwater under a changing climate.  She supervises Honours and PhD level as well as early career researchers on these projects.


Speleothem, stable isotopes, trace elements, cave monitoring, water isotopes, laser ablation ICPMS, synchrotron XFM, palaeoclimate, palaeofire, rainfall recharge

Qualifications & Achievements

  • PhD in Earth Sciences from the Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University (2003)
  • Post-Doctoral positions held at the Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and the Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University
  • Partner Investigator in Australian Research Council Discovery Project, LINKAGE and Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) schemes (>$2.3 million)
  • Blue Sky Innovation grant, Land & Water Australia ($636, 215; 2005)
  • British Council Exchange Program for Young Scientists (2007)

Committees, Affiliations & memberships 

  • Adjunct Senior Lecturer (Honorary position), School of Biological and Earth and Environmental Sciences, UNSW Sydney
  • AINSE Archaeology, Geosciences and Environmental Sciences (AGES) Committee
  • Quaternary Commission, Australian Academy of Science (2009-2013)
  • AQUA (Australian Quaternary Association) member
  • American Geophysical Union member