QUEENS COLLEGE, CUNY
I am a Quaternary geoscientist who examines linkages between climate, Earth surface change, and society. While I occasionally explore just one of these topics in a given research project, in my experience the most compelling questions lie at the intersection of these themes. To that end, I primarily use cosmogenic nuclides, lake sediments, and GIS to generate high-resolution records of glaciation, sea-level change, and geohazards over the past ~20,000 years. Major focus areas of my research program include glacier and ice sheet response to abrupt climate oscillations and the influence of paleoenvironmental change on human settlement patterns.