Broxton Bird, Ph.D., associate professor of earth sciences in the Purdue School of Science at IUPUI is one of the recipients of the 2021 Research Frontiers Trailblazer Award.

Established in 2010, this award recognizes outstanding IUPUI researchers who show promise in becoming nationally and internationally known for their research and creative activity. It is given to associate professors within the first three years of being appointed or promoted to that title.

Bird, who focuses his research on paleoclimatology, earned the award for his international climate change research focused on three geographical areas: the Colombian Andes, Tibet, and right here in the Midwest. He expects his research will help us understand the impact climate has had on humans, humans have had on climate, and the positive changes we can make going forward.

I hope that my work helps people appreciate how complex and interconnected the Earth’s climate system is.”

Broxton Bird, Ph.D.