• Environmental governance • Continental margin evolution
Coupled human-natural systems, coastal hazards related to global change and anthropogenic processes, environmental governance, fluvial-deltaic sediment dynamics, continental margin evolution
- PhD: Vanderbilt University, 2012
- BSc: University of Texas at Austin, 2000
- Recognized for Distinguished Early Career Contributions in Coastal and Climate Science, East Carolina University, Department of Coastal Resources Management, 2018
- Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability Fellow, National Science Foundation, 2014
My work is broadly interdisciplinary and geographically centered on the megadeltas of South and South East Asia.
I integrate quantitative and qualitative approaches such as field measurements of sedimentation, computational models, and ethnographic techniques to explore complex feedbacks between fluvial and coastal processes, global change (sea level rise, rainfall shifts), and human decisions regarding land use and infrastructure that are shaping deltas and their coastal environments.
Beyond human timescales, I am interested in the fate of river-borne material once it enters the ocean, and how particulate transfer across the land-sea boundary changes in space and time.
My work on coupled-human natural systems was recognized for having far-reaching implications by the CU Boulder Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.
Learn more about me and my research on my website.
I was interviewed aboard the Joides Resolution in the middle of the Indian Ocean about sediment's journey from the Himalayan Mountains to the deep sea Bengal Fan during IODP Expedition 354: Neogene and late Paleogene record of Himalayan orogeny and climate: a transect across the Middle Bengal Fan.