Research Areas

My principal scientific interests are in the fields of sedimentary petrology, diagenesis, geological carbon sequestration, and environmental and petroleum geology. Topics I’m currently working on include:

  • Reservoir/seal analysis for petroleum systems and proposed carbon sequestration sites
  • Geologic controls on induced seismicity
  • The relationship between carbonate cementation, fluid flow, microbial activity and permeability heterogeneity in clastic sedimentary rocks.
  • Controls on fault-zone cementation, fluid flow, and the relationship of fault zone diagenesis to permeability.
  • Evolution of calcic horizons in desert soils –– impact on the carbon/water cycle.