My research is centered around the last major megathrust earthquake to occur along the Cascadia subduction zone in AD1700. Using fossil foraminiferal assemblages from three sites on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, I will estimate the coseismic subsidence associated with the AD1700 earthquake by comparing pre- and post-seismic paleo marsh elevations. High resolution subsidence estimates at the northern end of the Cascadia subduction zone are needed to refine earthquake dislocation models and gauge future hazard risk.
I am a second-year master’s student with a B.S. in Geology from the University of Georgia. I’m pursuing a M.S. in Marine Science and am interested in continuing to work in the fields of coastal geology and natural hazards after graduating from UNCW.