Stable Isotope Ecogeochemistry
My research focuses on how plants and animals interact with their environment using novel blends of concepts and techniques from paleontology, ecology, and biochemistry. I address environmental and ecological questions in modern and ancient ecosystems across large temporal and spatial scales. I probe questions in deep time, but because biogeochemical signals are mediated by ecology and physiology, modern systems serve as analogues for techniques and interpretations. I take an interdisciplinary and inclusive approach to science with justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion embedded through my efforts. I am also the Faculty Director of the Stable Isotope Ecosystem Lab of (SIELO) UC Merced (https://isotopes.ucmerced.edu).