Mark A. Torres

Assistant Professor (starting Fall 2017)


mtorres@caltech.edu
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Education

B.A. Pitzer College
Ph.D. University of Southern California

Keywords

low-temperature geochemistry, geobiology, surface processes

Research

Broadly, my research focuses on the biogeochemical cycles of carbon, oxygen and sulfur with the intention of understanding the links between physical transport processes and chemical reactions. For this work, I combine laboratory experiments, field measurements, and numerical models.

Selected Publications

Torres, Mark A., A. Joshua West, and Kathryn E. Clark. "Geomorphic regime modulates hydrologic control of chemical weathering in the Andes–Amazon." Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 166 (2015): 105-128.

Torres, Mark A., A. Joshua West, and Gaojun Li. "Sulphide oxidation and carbonate dissolution as a source of CO2 over geological timescales." Nature 507.7492 (2014): 346-349.

Clark, Kathryn E., Torres, Mark A., et al. "The hydrological regime of a forested tropical Andean catchment." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 18.12 (2014): 5377-5397.

Torres, Mark A., and Robert R. Gaines. "Paleoenvironmental and Paleoclimatic Interpretations of the Late Paleocene Goler Formation, Southern California, USA, Based on Paleosol Geochemistry." Journal of Sedimentary Research 83.8 (2013): 591-605.