I am an Assistant Professor of climate/paleoclimate in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University. My research explores long-term changes in tropical climate and ecosystems, from the geologic past to the 21st century.
You can follow me on Twitter at @other_rock.
Photos from the field (above): Bofedales in the Peruvian Andes; Elephants in Maasai Mara, Kenya; the Gheralta range in Tigray, Ethiopia; Petroglyphs in Arches National Park, USA.
10/31/2017: Laboratory Manager opportunity in my new lab at WUSTL! More info here.
9/1/2017: New grant funded from the National Geographic Society for paleoclimate & archaeological research in the Peruvian Andes. More info soon!
7/25/2017: New grant funded from NSF Geography and Spatial Sciences and Climate & Large-Scale Dynamics! We’ll be using water isotopes and social science research to examine moisture sources, rainfall variability, and farmer decision-making in western Uganda. View the abstract here.
2/13/2017: New paper out on climate/amphibian/disease interactions in the Peruvian Andes. This one has a special place in my heart: it builds on work I did as an undergrad!
1/9/2017: The first Iso2k team meeting will take place May 14-15 in Zaragoza, Spain. All water isotope aficionados welcome! Funding is available for early-career scientists (thanks PAGES). See you in Zaragoza!
4/14/2016: We’re back from a successful field excursion to the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Stay tuned for field blogs on the National Geographic and CIRES websites!
4/8/2016: New paper published today on stable isotopes in water vapor and precip in Papua New Guinea. Check it out here.
1/13/2016: Our paper on glacial hydroclimate in Indonesia is out! It’s free to download until March 3 if you use this link.