Berry Lyons

Berry Lyons

Berry Lyons

Professor & University Distinguished Scholar, Earth Sciences

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267B Mendenhall
125 S. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Hydrogeology
  • Earth System Science
  • Geochemistry


  • Ph.D. Chemical Oceanography, University of Connecticut, 1979
  • M.S. Chemical Oceanography, University of Connecticut, 1972
  • B.A. Geology, 1969

Berry Lyons has been both the Director of the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center and the School of Earth Sciences. He is a Fellow of AGU, GSA and AAAS, and been awarded a Lowell Thomas Medal by the Explorers Club and the IC Russell Award for a lifetime of service and innovation to the field of limnogeology by GSA. His and his students' research uses inorganic and isotope geochemical tools/measurements to solve environmental, geological, hydrologic and ecological problems. His research interests are broad and diverse and include the geochemistry of rivers and streams, quantifying chemical weathering rates, the biogeochemistry of subglacial environments, the significance of climate change on polar regions and the impact of agricultural practices and urbanization on water quality. He has worked in Antarctica since the early 1980s and served on a number of National Science Foundation and Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research panels and committees through the years.

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