Robert J. O'Donnell
My research aims to build a large scale modern dataset for the stable carbon isotope, carbon-13, along salt marshes in the Cascadian subduction zone. With this dataset I investigated the applicability of using bulk sediment isotopes as relative sea level proxies and their potential utility in estimating coseismic subsidence due to large megathrust earthquakes.
I graduated my M.Sc. Marine Science from UNCW in May 2016. I hold a B.S. in Geology and a minor in Environmental Sustainability from the University of Mary Washington. I began working with stable isotopes after coming to the University of North Carolina Wilmington to pursue a M.S. in Marine Science.
Where Are They Now
Project Coordinator at Anacostia Riverkeeper, Washington D.C. Metro Area