I am currently a PhD student at Northern Arizona University, where I study the Holocene (the last ~11,700 years) hydroclimate of southern and arctic Alaska. I reconstruct these paleohydrologic conditions primarily using diatom oxygen isotopes in lake sediment cores. I am particularly interested in the behavior and evolution of the Aleutian Low atmospheric pressure cell and the extent of its geographic influence. Prior to my time at NAU, I worked as a technician for the Quaternary Paleoenvironmental Research Laboratory at the US Geological Survey in Menlo Park, CA, after receiving my BA in Geography from UC Berkeley.


Species contributed

Neidium hitchcockii