B.S., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona
B.A., Geology, University of Arizona
M.S., Quaternary Studies, University of Maine
Ph.D., Geology, University of Colorado
Lisa is an Associate Professor in Environmental Science and Policy and the Center for the Environment. She studies lake sediments to decipher past watershed changes. Her primary focus is on how climate interacts with other mechanisms for change including natural catastrophes (fire, flood, landslide, tsunami), human disturbance (agriculture, logging, development) and long-term trends (glaciations, tectonics, sea-level change). These projects are globally distributed, with lake sites in Utah, Maine, Baffin Island (Canada), Iceland and Turkey.