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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.


Climate simulations of early Mars with estimated precipitation, runoff, and erosion rates

The effect of high nitrogen pressures on the habitable zone and an appraisal of greenhouse states

A more comprehensive habitable zone for finding life on other planets

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

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