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Research Interests

Climate and environmental change, primarily through the lens of paleolimnology (the study of lake sediments and past lake environments) aimed at understanding climate change and glacier fluctuations in Arctic and alpine environments, most recently around the margins of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Research focuses on the Holocene (the last 11,000 years of Earth's history), but studies timescales ranging from the Pliocene to the present.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Geological Sciences, PhD, University of Colorado Boulder

… → 2007

Geology, MS, Utah State University

… → 2000

Geology, AB, Mount Holyoke College

… → 1997

Research interests

  • Artic
  • Climate change
  • Glacial geology
  • Paleolimnology
  • Quaternary geology

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