Earth and Planetary Surface Processes
What led you to Earth and Space science?
My interest in Earth and Space Science dates to childhood in the 1950s and early 1960s when I was finding fossils, learning to identify rocks, and following the space program.
How long have you been a member of AGU and why did you join?
I have belonged to AGU since the 1980s—I couldn’t tell you the year, but I was working for the USGS Volcanic Hazards Program then, and I enjoyed reading EOS.
What are you working on now?
I’m mostly teaching now, but I am actively involved in trying to date ancient subfossil trees via radiocarbon and dendrochronology here in the Pacific Northwest. The trees were typically killed by by volcanism, landslides, or coseismic subslidence. I am also a partner in an effort to create a science curriculum that incorporates studies of tree rings.