My research program addresses societally relevant and globally significant issues concerning the assessment of diverse anthropogenic activities including land-use and watershed development impacts on aquatic environments, the consequences of marine mineral and energy extraction, and the benthic distribution and impacts of marine debris (microplastics). I utilize sedimentological, radiochemical, micropaleontological, and biogeochemical tools to assess high-resolution sedimentary sequences that document the changing structure and function of benthic and planktic ecosystems.
I am currently a visiting assistant professor at Eckerd College and a research associate at the University of South Florida, College of Marine Science. I am involved with several international, collaborative projects to provide sedimentary (chemical, biological, physical) measurements to ease the assessment of any future natural or human impact and subsequent recovery.
I welcome any questions, interest in collaborations or contract analytical work (stable isotopes, radioisotopes, sedimentology, foraminifera, etc.). Please feel free to contact me.