My recent paleobiological and biogeochemical research has concentrated on responses to abrupt, sometimes catastrophic climate change in the context of cyclical processes and long-term trends in evolution.
I received my B.A. from Mount Holyoke College in 2001, a M.A and a M. Phil in Earth and Environmental Sciences from Columbia University in 2003 and 2004. I received my PhD from Columbia University, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, in 2006. My research is in the field of terrestrial paleoclimates, an area in which I combine geochemistry, paleontology and evolution, and paleo-climatology to address questions about the stability of the carbon cycle following mass extinctions, cyclical climate change in paleo-lake ecosystems and the climate forcing on biotic provinciality.
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