paleolimnology, geochemistry, climate of the Holocene and late Pleistocene, terrestrial tsunami deposits, prehistoric metallurgy, the Great Lakes, geology, Erie Pennsylvania, archaeology
I am an inter-disciplinarian geoscientist interested in using lake sediment records to:
1.) Investigate droughts and mean-state effective moisture changes on sub-decadal to millenial timescales.
2.) Identify suitable trace metal proxies to measure the magnitude and duration of prehistoric metal-working activity.
3.) Understand environmental variables influencing the development of past forest fires.
4.) Develop multi-proxy sedimentary records of past tsunamis.
human land-use changes and their influence on the biogeochemical cycle
of a lake.
Above: Laminated carbonate sediments of a core recovered from Renner Lake.