Postdoctoral Scholar in Earth Systems Science

Image credit: Jeremy Gasowski, University of New Hampshire

Hey there! I’m Clarice (she/her).

I am currently a postdoc with the Stanford University Terrestrial Carbon Cycle Group led by Dr. Alison Hoyt. My research focuses on the impact of land use change and ecosystem restoration on greenhouse gas emissions from tropical ecosystems.

I completed my MS and PhD with the University of New Hampshire Trace Gas Biogeochemistry Group working with Dr. Ruth Varner. My MS and PhD research focused on climate change and land cover impacts on peatland methane cycling, with a particular focus on methane oxidation and using stable isotope measurements to make inferences about microbial processes. My main research sites were Stordalen Mire in Abisko, Sweden and Sallie’s Fen in Barrington, New Hampshire (click to learn more about the Indigenous peoples of these lands). I received my BA in Geology with a minor in Environmental Studies from Earlham College, where my undergraduate research focused on pedogenic carbonates in archaeological soils in SW Colorado.

I was part of the UNH Women in Science leadership team for several years and love to mentor undergraduate students. I was a 2020 AGU Voices for Science Advocate and co-founded the Peatland ECR Action Team (PEAT). Outside of work you can find me in search of the best local breweries, dropping into a modern dance class, and exploring neighborhood farmers markets around the Bay Area.