My research aims to analyse high-resolution sediment archives of environmental and climatic change in the tropical Atlantic and Caribbean and to develop novel approaches to extend the instrumental record of climate variability back in time.
My broad aims are to:
1) Investigate Late-Holocene lake and coastal lagoon sediment records for evidence of the long-term occurrence of natural hazards (drought, hurricanes, tsunamis) during the last few millennia.
2) Develop the application of paleo-environmental proxies (specifically sediment geochemistry, ostracods, gastropods, foraminifera and stable isotopes) to reconstruct environmental change in the Caribbean
3) Disentangle human versus natural controls on landscape change in the Caribbean spanning the last few millennia.
Climatic and Environmental Change in the Tropics
The long-term history of tropical cyclones