Mailing address (U.S. Postal Service):
Department of Geology and Geophysics
P.O. Box 208109
Street address (UPS and FedEx deliveries):
Kline Geology Laboratory
210 Whitney Ave.
New Haven, CT 06511
I am interested in the evolution and ecology of pelagic ecosystems and species over long time scales. In particular, I seek to understand how species, communities, and ecosystems are shaped by large, infrequent events like mass extinctions and rapid climate change.
Topics of interest include
- the recovery of pelagic species and ecosystems from the Cretaceous-Paleogene mass extinction
- evolution and speciation, with a focus on the fossil record
- community structure and population dynamics in modern open communities
- tools and methods that can be used to further our understanding of the past
My research has focuses primarily on one group of open ocean organisms, planktonic foraminifera, as they are generally representative of other pelagic taxa in terms of their biogeographic distributions and they provide a detailed fossil record of the past ~150 million years of life and climate in the open sea.
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