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Caitlyn Florentine

Caitlyn Florentine

PhD student

Office: CHCB 338

Current Position




2007 B.A. in Geology, Colorado College

2011 M.S. in Earth Sciences, Montana State University

In Progress, Ph.D. in Glaciology, University of Montana

Research Interests

Ice dynamics; cryospheric processes; alpine and arctic environments

Field of Study



Florentine, C., Skidmore, M., Speece, M., Link, C., Shaw, C. 2013. Surface morphology and internal deformation at Lone Peak rock glacier, Big Sky, Montana, USA. Journal of Glaciology 60, 453-462.

Florentine C., Skidmore, M., Montross, S. 2010 Rock glacier ice as a microbial habitat. American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2010, abstract #B13C-0496.

Florentine, C., Skidmore, M., Speece, M., Link, C., Shaw, C., Kaphammer, B., Giskaas, J. 2009. Geophysical investigation of Lone Mountain rock glacier, Big Sky, Montana. American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2009, abstract #C23C-0506.

Teaching Experience

Teaching assistantships, 2008-2009: Yellowstone as a Scientific Laboratory; Physical Geography; Environmental Geology

Instructor, 2012: Bridges to Baccalaureate, MSU American Indian Research Opportunities


I like biking, skiing, soccer, trail running and yoga.

I am also passionate about promoting diversity in science - particularly women in STEM fields - and science outreach and education.

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