Lake and Reservoir Systems Research Facility
My research team is dedicated to determining how water quality and quantity have changed in response to natural environmental change and human activities. To date our research has focused on the impacts of climate and landscape change and atmospheric pollution on lake systems. Paleolimnology, which is the use of physical, chemical and biological properties of lake sediments to reconstruct past environments, is a powerful approach to determine the natural variability, direction and magnitude of change of Earth systems. Our paleolimnological research has contributed to a greater understanding of climate change and the impacts of climate change and pollution on aquatic systems. The Lakes and Reservoir System (LARS) Research Facility provides opportunities to use a wide variety of paleolimnological techniques, and we encourage student's interested in working with a small and dynamic research group to apply for undergraduate or graduate student research opportunities to e-mail me with your interests.