Research Interests

I am interested in understanding the evolution of the Earth’s surface – especially how landscapes are affected by tectonics, climate change, and life. I use geochemical techniques, high-resolution topographic data, field observations, and, when possible, I couple these data to landscape evolution numerical models and ice sheet models. The geochemical tools I use and develop often include cosmogenic nuclide systems, which provide powerful, novel methods to constrain rates of erosion and mineral weathering. I have also started to organize citizen science campaigns and apply basic science principles to problems of human health with an ultimate broader impact goal of cleaning up urban environments.

Education

  • PhD, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
  • MA, Boston University, Boston, Mass.
  • BSci, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND