My training is in physics and systems analysis, and I work at the interface between Earth science and environmental science. My current research spans the fields of geomorphology, hydrology, environmental geochemistry, evolutionary ecology, and paleobiology. Much of my research involves a combination of field work, laboratory measurements, and mathematical modeling.
I also serve as the director of the Berkeley's Central Sierra Field Research Stations, comprising:
Sagehen Creek Field Station ( http://research.chance.berkeley.edu/sagehen/ )
Central Sierra Snow Laboratory ( http://research.chance.berkeley.edu/cssl/ )
Chickering American River Reserve ( http://http://nrs.ucop.edu/reserves/chickering.html )
North Fork Reserve ( http://nrs.ucop.edu/reserves/northfork.html )
Onion Creek Experimental Forest
Watershed hydrology and biogeochemistry, Environmental geochemistry, Geomorphology , Evolutionary ecology, Paleobiology, Analysis of environmental data.