University Distinguished Professor Joint Professor, Geosciences and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
My research area is paleolimnology, the interpretation of lake history from sedimentary and paleontological records. Most of my work and that of my students involves studies of paleoecology, depositional environments, climate and environmental history of the African Rift Lakes and the arid climate paleolakes of the western US. I use paleoecological and sedimentological records, particularly from ostracode crustaceans, as primary tools in the interpretation of lake deposits, from both outcrops and sediment cores.
Active Research Projects
I currently have major projects in the following areas:
Completed Research Projects
Normally, I teach the following classes: