Research Interests and Current Projects
As a paleoceanographer, I use the marine sediment record to answer fundamental questions about Earth’s past climate in the hopes it will better inform us about the drivers of current and future climate change. Specifically, I use the geochemistry of marine microfossils, known as foraminifera, to reconstruct past ocean and climate dynamics. I specialize in trace metal and stable isotope analyses of planktic and benthic foraminifera. I also analyze seawater and recently deposited sediment to develop and calibrate new paleo-proxies. I regularly go out to sea to collect sediment cores and seawater for my research, but also utilize the myriad cores available at repositories around the world.
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