Federico Moreno

Department of Geosciences
Research & Teaching Mentor: George Gehrels

Dr. Moreno is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Geosciences. The motivation of his research is to understand the impact of major geological and climate events on ecological patterns and environmental conditions. To do so, he uses geochemical techniques along with field-based sedimentology, stratigraphy, and structural geology. His current research focuses on the elevation history of the Andes, the onset of the orographic rainfall in western Amazonia, the formation of the Amazon River, and the assessment of ecological patterns in the Neotropics. Dr. Moreno's goals for the Postdoctoral Pathway Program are improving his lecturing and fieldwork teaching skills and making connections with students that are interested in carrying out short research projects in geosciences.