Sedimentology: There’s an app for that!

This is a non-technical summary I prepared for the following scientific manuscript: Duncan, C. J., Chan, M. A., Hajek, E., Kamola, D., Roberts, N. M., Tikoff, B., & Walker, J. D. (2021). Bringing sedimentology and stratigraphy into the StraboSpot data management system. Geosphere, 17(6), 1–14. Have you ever failed to give complicated, detailed directionsContinue reading “Sedimentology: There’s an app for that!”

It’s decorative gourd season!

Mmm… the leaves are changing, it’s finally a reasonable temperature outside, and that delicious, crisp taste is in the air. How are you celebrating the start of fall this year? If you haven’t already, I invite you to bite into a honey crisp apple, crank up the AC if you’re in a warm place, slipContinue reading “It’s decorative gourd season!”

Little rock nuggets record climate

This is a non-technical summary I prepared for the following scientific manuscript: Fischer-Femal, B. J. & Bowen, G. J. Coupled carbon and oxygen isotope model for pedogenic carbonates. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 294, 126–144 (2020). 10.1016/j.gca.2020.10.022 In this paper, the authors show a new, promising way to predict changes in climate (like average annual rainfall andContinue reading “Little rock nuggets record climate”

Korean dramas are better than American dramas

*Originally created in April 2020* This is from a PowerPoint presentation I put together to convince my lab group why K-dramas are better than American dramas. I really appreciate our lab group meetings, especially during these unprecedented times. Most meetings we talk about science, but sometimes we try to convince one another why dogs areContinue reading “Korean dramas are better than American dramas”

What is biodiversity?

This is a piece I wrote for our Department’s newsletter describing my experience as a Robert Hevey and Constance M. Filling Fellow at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in 2019. Hands down, this was one of the most fulfilling experiences during my graduate career. This summer I was a visiting scientist at theContinue reading “What is biodiversity?”