About me

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Nevada, Reno. Before moving to the University of Nevada I was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, a postdoctoral fellow at the Desert Research Institute and an Assistant Professor of Geography at Nipissing University in Ontario, Canada.
I am a paleoclimatologist who uses isotopic and dendrochronologic techniques to investigate past and present environmental change over time periods from the Cenozoic to the present.

My Research

I am actively involved in research in the general areas of: Cenozoic paleoclimatology, Holocene paleoclimatology, stable isotope dendrochronology, plant-climate relationships, stable isotope geochemistry, Arctic paleoclimatology and high-latitude carbon cycling.

Classes Taught

Nipissing University

GEOG 1017 Introduction to Physical Geography
GEOG 2107 Climatology
GEOG 3436 Earth Resources

University of Nevada, Reno

GEOG 700R Paleoclimatology Seminar GEOG 103 Introduction to Physical Geography


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Last updated: June 1st, 2016 if you have any problems, please contact me. Thanks.