My research centers on developing a more complete understanding of the soil carbon cycle and the role that soils play in the global climate system. By studying the geologic record, I am able to refine our understanding of Earth History and inform responses to modern challenges, such as climate change and the intensification of land-use on a global scale.
I study modern soils alongside paleosols preserved the sedimentary record in order to develop accurate reconstructions of past environments and understand the role of soils in global biogeochemical cycles. My research combines physical observations in the field with elemental and isotopic geochemistry data.
Areas of Expertise
Soil Biogeochemistry, Paleosols, Terrestrial Paleoclimate
John Dorr Graduate Academic Achievement Award - University of Michigan (2017)
Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship - National Science Foundation (2017)
Henry N. Pollack Fellowship - University of Michigan (2015)
Graduate Research Fellowship - National Science Foundation (2011 - 2016)
Fulbright Grant to Sweden - Fulbright Commission (2010 - 2011)
Phi Beta Kappa - University of Pittsburgh (2010)