The research foci of my students and I span from the natural geological laboratory of western South America to the utilization of New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia’s Paleozoic strata to find more environmentally benign ways to meet society’s needs for energy. Ongoing projects span from geothermal energy in the Appalachian foreland basin, to the responses of the surface and groundwater resources to rare rain events in the Atacama Desert, to climate history and tectonic uplift of the northern Chile forearc.

Processes Operating at the Surface and Subsurface of the Atacama Desert

Earth History from Sedimentary Rocks and Landforms

Resources in Sedimentary Rocks: Water & Heat