- Location: Center for Environmental & Life Sciences room 220
- Telephone: 973-655-4448
- Fax: 973-655-4072
Earth surface processes, physical geography, environmental change, and geoarchaeology.; Specifically:; 1) Rock weathering and soil formation processes. Applications toward paleoclimate interpretation, landscape evolution, and extreme event impacts (such as forest fires).; 2) Stone conservation. Deterioration of ancient and historic stone monuments and architecture. Deterioration of archaeological objects. Impacts of acid precipitation.; 3) Climatic and weather hazards, such as severe storms, global warming, and air pollution.; 4) Environmental change evident in soil and sedimentary record, particularly in New Jersey.
Faculty and Staff
Regional Climate and Ecosystem Modeling; Coupled Surface Water-Groundwater Modeling; Land-Atmosphere Interactions; Surface Hydrology; Hydroclimatology; Ecohydrological Impacts of Climate Variability and Change
Global climate change, paleoclimatology, marine geology and geophysics, paleomagnetism, environmental change in Antarctica and the Arctic Ocean, Earth systems science, planetary magnetism, geochemistry, and light and electron microscopy
Natural radionuclides as tracers for trace metal biogeochemical cycle; Riverine, estuarine and marine environmental pollution and assessment; land-sea trace element transport; laboratory QA/QC procedures; application of synchrotron-based technology in micro-scale study of chemical speciation and concentrations of trace elements, and structural characterization and visualization of geological materials; sediment decontamination technology development.
Environmental geochemistry and forensics of organic contaminants in sediments; Marine, estuarine and lacustrine biogeochemistry. Geochemistry of peat; Fossil organic matter as indicator of environmental change; Applications of analytical pyrolysis-gas chromatography/mass spectrometry; Biological marker compounds and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in, petroleum, petroleum source rocks, oil shales, coal and sediments.; Nature of organic sulfur in fossil fuels, a precursor of acid rain.
Environmental and human geography; sustainability policy; urban political ecology; environmental inequity, perception, health, and planning; water contamination and resources; environmental gentrification and displacement; brownfields; waterfront redevelopment
Sedimentary Geology; Ocean Drilling; Paleoclimatology; Continental Margins; Polar Science; Glacial Processes; Seafloor Processes. I run the Sedimentology Laboratory, now located in CELS 305G.
Adjunct offices are located in CELS 232.