Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences
Tanner is a multidisciplinary geoscientist with interests in sediment mechanics, geochemistry, geomicrobiology, and sedimentology. Specifically, he uses experimental and analytical methods to research early sediment diagenesis, microbe-sediment interactions, and subsurface fluid flow. During his PhD at Texas A&M University, he investigated mechanical and chemical interactions that occur between microorganisms and clay-rich sediments during early burial and diagenesis. As a postdoc at UTIG, he is working with Dr. Peter Flemings to better understand the multiphase flow properties of thawing permafrost soils in Alaska and the biogeochemistry of methane hydrates in the Gulf of Mexico.