paleolimnology, geochemistry, climate of the Holocene and late Pleistocene, terrestrial tsunami deposits, prehistoric metallurgy, the Great Lakes, geology, Erie Pennsylvania, archaeology

About Me

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. 

5.) Document 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.