RESEARCH INTERESTS

I am interested in past atmospheric-oceanic-terrestrial interactions and the physical mechanisms induced by the different climate forcing components, that lead to the shifts observed in paleo-climate archives.

PAST OCEANS CIRCULATION

During my PhD I uses Neodymium isotopes of ocean sediments from the Atlantic Ocean, to trace past ocean circulation throughout the Pleistocene era. 

Media coverage about this research topic:

Science, Earth news, story by Paul Voosen, Aug. 22nd 2018

Glacier Hub featured story, story by Natalie Belew, Sept. 19th, 2018

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DUST EFFECTS ON ECOSYSTEMS

Also, in my PhD, I explored the use of geochemical tools to reconstruct changes in dust supply at the nutrient poor Bahamas Carbonate Platform throughout the Miocene. I tried to trace the time intervals when the Saharan Desert became a significant dust source to this region, and estimate the affects it may have had on the evolution of the platform.

BIOGEOCHEMISTRY OF CORAL REEFS

Coral Reef Island