Photo by Matthew Kennedy, Earth Vision Trust
I'm a paleoclimate scientist who applies an interdisciplinary, earth systems framework to pursue questions of modern relevance. My primary interests lie in developing sedimentary records of past warm periods and episodes of abrupt climate change during the Quaternary. I aim to document the pronounced environmental effects of past climate change in Arctic and alpine settings, including ecosystem and cryosphere responses. My toolkit includes molecular lake sediment analyses, particularly sedimentary ancient DNA, as well as cosmogenic radionuclide dating of glacial deposits. I'm also committed to broadening participation within the earth sciences and improving the communication of science outside the academic realm.
I recently started as an assistant professor at the University of Utah Department of Geology and Geophysics. Please be in touch if you are interested in pursuing postdoc or graduate school opportunities with my group at U of U!
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Recent news and press
CU Boulder Today article about our recent publication in PNAS (March 2021)
Science article on sedaDNA featuring our Baffin Island work (December 2019)
Colorado Public Radio piece on our NEST art/science projects (October 2018)
Fieldwork blog out in Scientific American (March 2018)
Photo by Greg de Wet