I am primarily interested in dendroecology and dendroclimatology. I am interested in climate change and the effects of this on ecosystems and disturbance regimes all over the world. I recently was awarded a graduate fellowship through the National Science Foundation for work completed at the Black Rock Forest Consortium in Cornwall, New York reconstructing Palmer Drought Severity Index for the area around Mohonk Lake, New York using Pinus rigida Mill. (Pitch Pine). I was recently offered a teaching assistantship at the University of Arizona working with Dr. Valerie Trouet from the School of Natural Resources and Environment and the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research looking at mesquite succession into grasslands, and the sensitivity of the wood to climate fluctuations.