Current research projects are focused on the paleoclimates of tropical Africa, the basin evolution of large rift valley lakes of East Africa, and on the Quaternary evolution of lakes in the northeastern U.S. Field campaigns over the past several years have included scientific drilling expeditions on Lakes Malawi and Bosumtwi in Africa, and seismic acquisition programs on Lakes Tanganyika, Edward, Malawi, Albert and Victoria in the East African Rift Valley, Lake Baikal in Siberia, Lake Bosumtwi, in Ghana, and many of the Finger Lakes of central New York.
Ongoing projects include:
Analyses of a 1.5 million-year paleoclimate record from drill cores from Lake Malawi
Analyses of a million-year paleoclimate record from drill cores from Lake Bosumtwi, West Africa
Evolution of the Lake Albert Rift Basin, Uganda and Democratic Republic of the Congo, from seismic reflection data
Geochemistry, sedimentology and physical properties of lacustrine source rocks
Terrestrial climate change and Quaternary evolution of lake basins in the northeastern U.S.