I endeavor to communicate with my scientific peers and the public - as well as policy makers and the communities within which I work - using clear and accessible language. This page describes some recent examples of my outreach efforts, including media contributions, live broadcasts with students from a research ship in the Indian Ocean, and a video about deep-sea sediment transport.
Slate (Aug 2017):
Rising Seas are Flooding Bangladeshi Farms
Environmental Health Perspectives (Aug 2015):
Delta Subsidence: An Imminent Threat to Coastal Populations
International Ocean Discovery Program
I sailed as a shipboard scientist in the northern Indian Ocean on IODP Expedition 354: Neogene and late Paloegene record of Himalayan orogeny and climate: a transect across the Middle Bengal Fan.
Our research objective was understanding the relationship between mountain uplift, climate change, and the global carbon budget by examining sedimentological and geochemical clues preserved in deep-sea sediment cores.
We sailed from Singapore to Colombo, Sri Lanka, and recovered over 4 kilometers of sediment core from the world's deep sea sandbox: the Bengal Fan.
Besides examining, describing, and taking samples from sediment cores for analyses, I engaged in live "Q&A with a scientist" broadcasts while onboard our ship, the Joides Resolution (J.R.). Communicating with secondary and high school students via live feeds from the ship's labs directly to classrooms, I answered questions about our expedition's goals, how to become a scientist, and what life is like aboard a research ship.
We also made an educational video while aboard the J.R. about turbidite sediment transport!