I am a geologist whose research integrates aspects of structural geology, stratigraphy, and geomorphology to understand the evolution of orogenic systems and their associated foreland basins. Much of my work is field-based, but I also incorporate landscape evolution models and utilize remotely sensed topographic and imagery data. I am transitioning from being a SESE Exploration Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Arizona State University to working on a project funded by NSF with me as a Co-PI investigating linkages between tectonics, climate, and topography within the Greater Caucasus.
- September 2016 - Another successful field season in the Caucasus, back in the states with river sands from Azerbaijan to complete our erosion rate transect along the southern margin of the Greater Caucasus!
- June 2016 - New paper published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters on climate, tectonics, and topography in the Greater and Lesser Caucasus, article is now available.
- March 2016 - New paper published in Earth Surface Processes and Landforms on influence of rock strength on landscape evolution, article is now available.
- October 2015 - Just returned from a successful field season in Georgia with lots of sand and new ideas for future projects.
- September 2015 - I'm heading back to the glorious country of Georgia for about a month to collect samples for determining cosmogenic erosion rates!
- August 7, 2015 - New paper out in Geosphere using drainage network structure and landscape evolution modeling to constrain the location and history of active structures in the eastern Greater Caucasus, check out the preprint here.
- February, 2015 - Official award letter from NSF for my first project as a PI, determining erosion rates in the Greater Caucasus to assess potential coupling between climate and tectonics in the region.