Joseph is a Ph.D. candidate in the Philosophy department at the University of Colorado. His research interests lie at the intersection of Philosophy of Science, Paleoclimatology, and Scientific Modeling.
His dissertation provides an epistemic account of paleoclimate modeling, one that illuminates the relationship paleoclimate models have to experiment and scientific theory, justifies their reliability for paleoclimate purposes, and highlights their role in supporting future climate projections. Joseph is also working on related philosophical projects on the exploratory use of general circulation models and the methodology of paleoclimate proxy measurement.
Understanding past climates helps foster a better understanding of the origins for both present and past climate change, serving to reveal further insights regarding the origin of geological and biological events throughout Earth’s history.