Below is a collection of some of posters I have created for presentation at various scientific conferences.  If you are interested in obtaining a high resolution copy of any of my posters please e-mail me using the link at the bottom of the page.

Measuring Solar Irradiance 

I have been working on an interesting conundrum this past year.  Many of my experiments are conducted outside under natural sunlight, which is an extremely variable light source that changes with cloud cover, times of day, and months of the year!  So I am in search of a method to quantify solar irradiation that is easier to conduct in remote environments than the current established methods.  This poster is a summary of the initial results of this exploration.

***This entry is still under construction - please check back for close up images of each section of the poster!

Pore Distribution in the Utica Shale

A friend of mine, Michael Murphy, hired me to design a poster for his research on the Pore Distribution in the Utica Shale.  He supplied the plots and text and I was responsible for the design and other accompanying graphics.  This poster was a prize winner at the 2012 AAPG student expo in Huston!!

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Cotton Glacier, Antarctica

I had the opportunity to travel to Antarctica during the winter of 2009-2010 to participate in a research project in collaboration with Yu-Ping Chin (my adviser) at Ohio State University, Diane McKnight at University of Colorado, Boulder, and Christine Foreman at Montana State University.  This research focuses on the formation of microbial dissolved organic matter.  The poster below is a preliminary summary of our some of our findings that I presented at the Gordon Conference (Summer 2012).  A higher resolution copy of this poster is available upon request.

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Toolik Lake, Alaska

The poster below displays my first stages of my research on the fate of flame retardants (polybrominated diphenyl ethers, PBDEs) in the arctic.  This research focuses on the effects of dissolved organic matter on the apparent solubility of the compounds.  Due to the hydrophobicity of PBDEs, many scientists assume they will not be present in aquatic systems.  This study supports the results of other limited research that indicates disolved organic matter may bond to the compounds, allowing them to remain dissolved in the water (ie. increasing their apparent solubility).  This will have considerable implications for the fate of these compounds in the environment.  This poster was presented at the Gordon Conference (summer 2012).  A higher resolution copy of this poster is available upon request.

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