Ryan Venturelli

Assistant Professor, Geology and Geological Engineering

Research Interests

Dr. Ryan Venturelli is an isotope geochemist whose research aims to connect the timing and rates of past cryospheric change with the modern observational record to gain a process-based understanding of ice mass loss. Ryan maintains and active, field-going research program motivated by the following questions:

  • How fast and by how much has our cryosphere changed since the Last Glacial Maximum?
  • Under what boundary conditions did past cryospheric change take place?
  • Are the rapid glacial changes we observe today reversible?
  • How does past glacial variability impact biogeochemical cycling beneath and beyond glacial systems?


  • B.S., Geology, Indiana University Northwest, 2013
  • M.S., Earth and Quaternary Systems, Indiana State University, 2015
  • Ph.D., Marine Geology, University of South Florida, 2021


  • GEGN 101: Earth and Environmental Systems
  • GEOL 498/598: Paleoclimate
  • Soon to come: Biogeochemical cycles


  • For a full, up-to-date list of publications, please click here or check out our laboratory webpage


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