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David Feary

David Feary

Clinical Professor, School of Sustainability, College of Global Futures


School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502


  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
  • Clinical Professor, School of Sustainability, College of Global Futures


David Feary is a marine geologist/geophysicist whose research has focused on past climate records and sea level variations, primarily addressing the influence of paleoclimate on carbonate reef growth and the records of past climates contained in ancient reefs. These records are addressed using high resolution seismic reflection profiling and ocean drilling cores.


  • PhD, Geology, Australian National University, 1984
  • MS, Geology, University of Auckland, 1974
  • BS, Geology, University of Auckland, 1971


Journal Articles


Braun, D. R., V. Aldeias, W. Archer, J. R. Arrowsmith, N. Baraki, C. Campisano, A. J. Deino, E. N. DiMaggio, G. Dupont-Nivet, B. Engda, D. A. Feary, D. I. Garello, Z. Kerfelew, S. P. McPherron, D. B. Patterson, J. S. Reeves, J. Thompson and K. E. Reed. 2019. Earliest known Oldowan artifacts at >2.58 Ma from Ledi-Geraru, Ethiopia, highlight early technological diversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 116(24):11712-11717. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1820177116. (link )