Samuel Muñoz — Assistant Professor
Sam is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Marine & Environmental Sciences with a cross-appointment in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering. He obtained a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he was advised by Jack Williams, and then held a postdoctoral position in the Coastal Systems Group at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. His research uses geological, historical, and numerical approaches to understand environmental variability and its influence on people.
Joeri Reinders — Ph.D. Student
Joeri is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Marine & Environmental Sciences. He is from the Netherlands, and most recently lived and studied in The Hague where he received a B.Sc in Earth, Energy and Sustainability with a focus on Earth system science from Leiden University. At the Earth Surface Systems Lab, his research focuses on integrating new paleoflood records from southeast Texas with a hydrologic model as part of a project to understand the controls on and likelihood of a record-breaking flood event like Hurricane Harvey.
Charlotte Wiman — Ph.D. Student
Charlotte is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Marine & Environmental Sciences. Charlotte is a Northeastern graduate (B.S. Environmental Science), and completed her M.S. at Northern Arizona University with Nick McCay. Here, she is working on a project integrating paleoflood deposits with a hydraulic model to understand the hydrologic history of the Mississippi basin over the late Holocene.
Aaron Goodman — Undergraduate Research Assistant
Aaron is a senior majoring in Environmental Science. For his capstone project, he is examining sediment cores from ponds on Boston’s North Shore to reconstruct past storms.
Brynnydd Hamilton — Undergraduate Research Assistant
Brynn is a Physics major with a minor in Environmental Science. She recently completed a co-op at Draper Labs where she applied machine learning to analyze environmental data. In our lab, she is using these same techniques to examine connections between coupled ocean-atmosphere variability and floods in North America.
Brandan Lawrence — Undergraduate Research Assistant
Brandan is majoring in Environmental Science, and is spending the fall semester analyzing sediment cores from floodplain lakes in southeast Texas as part of a larger project that seeks to place Hurricane Harvey in a broader context.
I am always looking for motivated undergraduate and graduate students to join our group! If you are interested in joining us, please take a look at the information for prospective students and contact me.