I’m broadly interested in why the surface of the Earth looks the way it does. This has led me in a number of directions. I try to understand the topographic signature of various erosion processes as well as the topographic outcome of tectonic forcing. I am also interested in how chemical weathering affects morphology, and the evolution of coastal ecosystems.

You can have a look at my Google scholar page to see a list of my publications, or navigate to the publications page. Below are some recent papers and projects I’ve been involved in.

Research projects

Bolinas Ridge

Tight coupling of hillslopes and rivers along a tectonic gradient.


Automated detection of knickpoints based on channel segmentation.

Marsh elevations

Marsh platform topography indicates the importantce of storms and spring tides in maintaing marsh elevations.