- Physical — Geomorphology — Lakeshore processes
- Physical — Geomorphology — Mapping technologies
Education / Outreach Target Audience
- Masters / PhD students
My research interests include limnology, wetlands research and restoration, water quality, chemical/anthropogenic tracers in the environment, and marine sedimentology. I have successfully applied field and laboratory efforts to resolve and evaluate geologic and environmental processes within coastal, estuarine, and oceanic environments. I have experience with data analysis using various software platforms (Microsoft Office, Sigmaplot, Surfer, SonarWiz) as well as GIS (ArcGIS 9) and other geospatial software packages to map and define geomorphological and coastal processes. Field experience includes working on research vessels (15 ft. - 200 ft.), implementation of sediment sampling strategies to ground-truth geophysical survey data (physical properties, sediment stratigraphy, layer thickness) and estimate sedimentation rates as well as acquisition, processing and interpretation of bathymetric, side-scan sonar, and sub-bottom sonar surveys and water sample collection. I have overseen the setup, deployment, maintenance and recovery of small-scale oceanographic instrument packages including buoy systems for real-time water quality observation. My technical writing abilities have been praised by superiors in the past.