Currently, David’s focus is on (1) documenting landscape evolution within hyper-arid, cold deserts on Earth and Mars, (2) reconstructing late Cenozoic climate change from fossil vegetation and glaciation in Antarctica, and (3) quantifying rates of landscape change through numerical modeling, cosmogenic-nuclide dating, and tephrochronology.
Available laboratory facilities include the Experimental Permafrost Lab, the Digital Image Analysis Lab, and the BURECS Facility (Boston University Research, Education, and Communication of Science). Graduate and undergraduate students conduct extensive fieldwork in Antarctica.
Interested students from all STEM disciplines should contact Dave directly at email@example.com. Opportunities exist for new graduate students starting in Fall 2017.