Department of Geosciences
M.S.: Geosciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2015
B.S.: Honors Atmospheric Sciences and Economics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, May 2013.
Dan is a PhD student in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst, and is a fellow of the Northeast Climate Science Center. He recently received his Masters of Science focusing on a paleoclimate reconstruction of extreme events using biomarkers from the sedimentary record of Basin Pond, Fayette, Maine, USA. Dan's broader interests include understanding the variability of extreme events in the Northeastern U.S., how climate change is driving changes in these events, and their societal and economic impacts on the region into the future.
Currently, Dan is working on paleolimnological data from lakes throughout the Northeastern United States, and will be focusing on “high-reward” lakes in the region that will be targeted for high-resolution paleoclimate analysis over the past 2000 years and also pinpoint regions of the Northeast that may be currently lacking sufficient paleolimnological data.