People

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.

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Graduate Students

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.

Undergraduate Students

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.

Research Opportunities

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.