I use ideas from geomorphology, hydrology, and

ecology to understand how humans alter ecosystems.

At Duke University, I have worked with my advisers

Emily Bernhardt, Martin Doyle, and Brian McGlynn

to understand how mountaintop mining for coal

has changed the physical landscape in Central Appalachia

and how these changes lead to long-term and dramatic

shifts in hydrologic and biogeochemical regimes and changes

in local and regional water quality.

More of my research can be found on my Google Scholar page