Understanding the conditions that control the precipitation and replacement of carbonates can inform us about ancient formational conditions.
Through high resolution analysis of carbonate cements, specifically those from carbonate hardgrounds, I hope to reconstruct the formational pore water chemistry. This is achieved through laser ablation ICP-MS and electron microprobe analysis. My overarching goal is to reconstruct seawater chemistry throughout the Phanerozoic.
A second active project, one which I am currently looking for a student/postdoc, is the reconstruction of the diagenetic history of a paleokarst system. We will then use geochemical modeling to estimate what the impact of the injection of brine fluids in the system will be. See the Opportunities tab for more info if you're interested in working on this project!