“We might say that the earth has a spirit of growth; that its flesh is the soil.”
- Leonardo da Vinci
My research focuses on the chemistry, physics and biology of soils. I especially use of isotope geochemistry to better understand soil processes and to find ways to use soils and biological materials for paleoclimate reconstruction. I am very interested in the interaction and feedbacks between biology and soils. Finally, I am concerned with how we are changing the planet, and what this means for us.
Please explore the following pages to learn more about what I do and about potential student opportunities in soils here at Berkeley.