- Research Program Mentor
PhD candidate at Brown University
Climate science, geology, oceanography, limnology, environmental chemistry, paleoclimate / paleoceanography
BioHello! I'm Bryce, a geology and climate science PhD student at Brown University. I study changes in the Earth's water cycle (the evaporation and precipitation of water) on geologic (thousand- to million-year) timescales using the chemistry of fossils and sediment. I have experience teaching undergraduate-level courses in a traditional classroom setting as well as mentoring numerous students in laboratory chemistry, statistics, and presentation skills: my primary objective is ensuring that my mentees think critically about the data they generate and learn to communicate it effectively to both general and academic audiences. I look forward to working with you – check out my bio for more information.
African rainfall and climate – responses to a warming world?
The various African monsoons are the primary water source for over 1 billion people, and it is therefore crucial to understand how rainfall might change due to projected anthropogenic warming. Evidence suggests that a host of environmental variables (ocean temperatures, wind directions / speeds, etc.) control continental precipitation on timescales ranging from the 20th century to millions of years.