I somehow ended up spending much of my time in graduate school chasing gophers. More broadly, my PhD research at UC Berkeley explored the interactions and feedbacks between life and landscape. I used a combination of spatial pattern analysis of remote sensing data (especially LIDAR), geomorphic modeling, and environmental field monitoring to explore the origins of Mima mound-vernal pool topography in the Great Central Valley of California.  

Here’s a blog post I wrote with more information.