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- Assistant Professor
My work focuses on using the physical and chemical characteristics of sedimentary rocks to decipher important events in Earth history. Currently looking for graduate and undergraduate students!
The Earth is ~4,500 million years old, yet complex life only evolved in the last 600 million years. Why? My research focuses on answering this question by probing the environmental conditions that accompanied early eukaryotic evolution during the middle Proterozoic Eon. Specifically, I use sedimentological and geochemical clues to reconstruct Earth surface oxygenation, ocean chemistry, and nutrient dynamics. Field and core locations for this work include arctic Canada, China, India, and Mauritania, and analytical methods range from chemical speciation and element abundances to metal isotope geochemistry.