Teaching and Research
As a member of the UVM faculty since 1995, I maintain the UVM Environmental Stable Isotope Laboratory and the Limnogeology Laboratory, both located in the Geology Department. My current research focuses on Limnogeology, the study of lake systems and their deposits. My students and I investigate lake sediments of various temporal and spatial scales to reconstruct environmental changes of the past. These include, for instance, climate change, catastrophic events or human impact. Understanding the variability and the thresholds of lake systems will help us predict their response to future climate and environmental changes.
I have taught undergraduate courses including Introductory Geology and Sedimentology, as well as more specialized courses such as Stable Isotope Geochemistry and Geophysiology.