Office Location: 228 Bryand Global Sciences Center
I’m a geologist that is concerned about the impacts of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. This concern drives my work, which centers on the study of changes to Earth’s hydroclimate. To do this study, I investigate the geologic records preserved in hydrologically closed basins across the Great Basin region of the western US.
Developing records of past hydroclimate is crucial for two reasons. First, these records provide context for present and historical changes in hydroclimate. Secondly, observations of ancient hydroclimate are useful to ground truth theoretical models that are used to predict how anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions will change future climate.