My research interests are broadly centered around sedimentation and landscape evolution in Miocene and younger, tectonically active regions. In a narrower sense, I seek to understand how the depositional products and morphological features of modern marginal marine environments can be applied to ancient settings to reconstruct the paleoenvironments and tectonic evolution of a region.
My work is accomplished primarily via field-based geologic mapping, sedimentology, stratigraphy, and structural geology. Additionally, I utilize statistical analysis and numerical modeling of remotely sensed morphological features to shed light on landscape evolution.
Current and Recent Projects
Miocene-Pliocene sedimentation in the mid-peninsular region of Baja California
Morphological analyses of modern and relict channel networks
Topographic analysis and landscape evolution of the Baja California peninsula
Mixed carbonate-siliciclastic sedimentation along the margins of a late Miocene to early Pliocene tidal strait along the present-day lower Colorado River Valley