I research global-scale paleoceanography and local-scale estuarine oceanography. I am interested in the paleoceanographic evolution of the Cenozoic climate-ocean system and the interaction between global tectonic and orbital forcing on the evolution of climate. I study changes on the modern annual cycle and on geologic time scales. My estuarine oceanography research is on distribution and causes of low dissolved oxygen in Narragansett Bay.
I received a BA in 1966 with Honors from Hanover College, and a PhD in 1974 from Columbia University. I became director of oceanographic and geologic programs for the NYC Energy Research and Development Authority before being appointed as Assistant Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at Brown in 1975. I was promoted to full professor in 1989, and was appointed to the Henry L. Doherty Chair in Oceanography in 1990.
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