I study abrupt climate change through the lens of science and culture.
My research focus areas are Alaska, Greenland, and Antarctica. In Alaska, I work with Indigenous communities to better understand climate change, subsistence activities, and food and water security. In Greenland and Antarctica, I recover ice cores from remote field camps to reconstruct past abrupt climate change. I am actively involved in science communication through film, photography, art, and public speaking. I also pursue climate policy by taking appointments on task forces or environmental policy boards.
Please visit my website for more about me and my research.
- PhD, Biogeochemistry: University of Colorado, 2015
- MS, Environmental Studies: University of Colorado, 2010
- BS, Civil Engineering - Hydrology: University of Colorado, 2006
Specialties: polar ice cores, abrupt climate change, isotope geochemistry, glaciological and Earth system modeling, unmanned aerial vehicles, methane in permafrost (new pursuit), outreach.
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I am always excited to chat with prospective graduate students - please get in touch.
I am currently accepting students (M.Sc. or Ph.D.) who have their own funding source.