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I am a research scientist (at the Earth-Life Science Institute) that studies potentially habitable worlds. I develop atmospheric models to assess the physical processes that make planets habitable. This includes improving definitions of the habitable zone that are used to target potentially habitable worlds and studying the habitability of worlds within our solar system to better understand extrasolar planet habitability. My work is at the leading edge of the emerging field of dynamic habitability.

RECENT WORK HIGHLIGHTS:

Implications of revised CO2-CH4 and CO2-H2 absorption for outer edge habitable zone planets
A more comprehensive habitable zone for finding life on other planets
A methane extension to the classical habitable zone

Our new white paper submitted to the Astro 2020 decadal survey: Habitable zone predictions and how to test them

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