Ph.D., Paleo/Oceanography, University of Kiel
M.Sc., Atmospheric Science, University of Gothenburg
B.Sc., Earth Science, Addis Ababa University
Climatology, Oceanography, Paleoclimatology and Paleoceanography
Dr. Daniel Gebregiorgis is an Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental systems in the Department of Geosciences at Georgia State University. Dr. Gebregiorgis' current research focuses on understanding response of the East African and Asian monsoon systems to changes in natural (e.g., changes in the Earth's orbit) and anthropogenic forcing (e.g., emission of greenhouse gases), the mechanisms and rate of change that characterized Earth's past climate variability, and the influence of large-scale coupled ocean and atmospheric circulation patterns such as the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) on East African monsoon rainfall. Dr. Gebregiorgis directs and co-directs (with Dr. Nadine Kabengi) the Paleoclimate and Climate Change and Environmental Research Labs, respectively.
Current projects include reconstructing the pace of the East African monsoon over the Holocene period and assessing controls on the stable isotope composition of modern monsoon precipitation in the East African monsoon region (funded by NSF).