Research

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

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