He is a keen sportsman with a particular interest in soccer and golf, and he also has a strong interest in music both through appreciation of a wide range of genres and playing the guitar.
How does citizen science support your research?
Citizen Science provides us with the people power that allows us to quickly plot the stratigraphy, and collect samples at salt marsh sites in less than 10 days. Relying on our own team would at least double the amount of time required. Our volunteers are actively involved in all components of the research from actively taking cores, describing them in the field, plotting the data, and selecting which cores to collect for detailed analyses.
What do you enjoy about working in salt marshes?
Salt and coastal marshes are some of the most beautiful landscapes on Earth and every single one is unique. You never know what you are going to find and how long a record might be available. It still blows my mind to pull up a core and identify all the world events that have occurred during the thousands of years that this peat has been accumulating.
What is your favorite moment in the field?
Every moment in the field is my favorite! Geologists love to be outside in their “office.”