Assistant Professor of Earth Science
I am a sedimentary geologist interested in understanding how sedimentary environments have evolved over time. I study how salt marsh, wetland, and lake sediments record the interplay of water level changes, tectonic events, flooding, and human influences. I have worked in both modern and ancient systems, in field sites in California, Texas, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. Here at Worcester State, undergraduate students in my lab group are studying: the fire history recorded in estuarine sediments; sediment transport in the Tatnuck watershed; and microplastics in Patch Reservoir, among other projects.
Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science
University of California Santa Barbara
Environmental Earth Science
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Late Quaternary relative sea level in Southern California and Monterey Bay.
Tectonic subsidence of California estuaries increases forecasts of relative sea-level rise
Coastal flooding and the 1861-2 California storm season
Deltaic response to climate change: The Holocene history of the Nueces Delta
Marine radiocarbon reservoir values in southern California estuaries: interspecies, latitudinal, and interannual variability.
Introduction to geological science: plate tectonics, rocks and minerals, local field geology
The principles of physical, chemical, biological, and geological oceanography.
The Sedimentary Record
Modern sedimentary processes, depositional environments, the sedimentary record of earth history, principals of stratigraphy.