In my research, I study the geomorphology and ecology of tropical to sub-tropical coastlines, and focus on how these environments respond to changing sea-level rise and climate. Additionally, I investigate the dynamics controlling paleo coral reef development during the Quaternary. My goal is to better understand morphological and ecological responses driven by warmer climatic conditions based on the geological record.
My work utilizes a multifaceted approach to analyze changes in coastal geomorphology and ecology including: advanced field surveying techniques (e.g., dGNSS, UAV mapping), Structure from Motion/Multi-View Stereo outcrop reconstruction, forward stratigraphic modeling and numerical morpho- and hydro-dynamic modeling.
|Since June 2022
Postdoctoral researcher, Marine Ecology Group, MARUM and Faculty of Biology/Chemistry, University of Bremen
Project: 'Frozen in Time: ecology of paleo reefs' in the DFG Priority Program 'Tropical Climate Variability and Coral Reefs (SPP 2299)'
|February 2019 - May 2022
PhD, Sea Level and Coastal Changes Group, MARUM and Faculty of Geoscience, University of Bremen
Thesis: 'Last Interglacial sea level in the western Indian Ocean: multifacited approach to paleo relative sea level indicator interpretation and analysis'
|September 2016 - December 2018
MSc, Faculty of Geoscience, University of Bremen
Thesis: 'Modeling the impact of tropical cyclones on developed coastlines under future sea-level rise scenarios'
|September 2010 - December 2014
|BSc, Department of Earth Science, University of California, Santa Cruz
Thesis: 'The adaptability of tidal flats to future sea-level rise'