I am interested in how Earth’s climates have changed in the past, and how understanding past changes can give us clues as to what Earth’s climate may look like in the future. I am particularly interested in the influence of internal and external variability on the water cycle.
I am currently a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis. I use the stable isotope geochemistry of many different natural materials to infer past changes in water isotopes, and in turn relate these to changes in hydroclimate. For this, I am using the newly compiled PAGES Iso2k database of water isotope proxy records.