I am interested in the interaction between the Earth and life systems, especially in the form of nutrient cycles. I am also interested in climate change and the ways that humans are affecting the planet. My honors thesis explores the impact that long-term erosion rates have on the availability of nutrients in tropical soils in Puerto Rico.
Spatial variability of African dust in soils in a montane tropical landscape in Puerto Rico. McClintock, M. A., Brocard, G., Willenbring, J., Tamayo, C., Porder, S., & Pett-Ridge, J. C (2015): Chemical Geology
Papers and books that explicitly acknowledge a CZO grant are highlighted in PALE ORANGE.
Geomorphologic influences on tropical soil weathering and nutrient status. Tamayo C.D., Brocard G., Porder S., (2014): 99th ESA Annual Meeting (August 10 -- 15, 2014)