The response of ice sheets to abrupt climate change
My students and I comprise the Paleoclimate Lab in the Geology Department at the University at Buffalo. We work on a variety of topics having to do with global climate change funded by the National Science Foundation. We focus on the processes and timing of alpine glacier and ice sheet change, and use a variethy of approaches, including lacustrine sediment proxies and cosmogenic exposure dating. Please visit our lab website http://wings.buffalo.edu/research/paleoclimate/ to learn more about this research and to find out more about us. My interests lie in the broad field of Quaternary geology and global climate change. I study glacial settings to better understand ice sheet processes, glacial landscape evolution and past glacier fluctuations. I also study paleoenvironments recorded in Holocene and Pleistocene lake sediments to better understand paleoclimate which provides a template for modern global change.