Yucatan 2017 trip

Highlighted in
“Northwestern spring breakers pursue knowledge around the globe”


Cave-diving Northwestern geologist profile

Medill Reports
Article by Will Schutt


Northwestern professor contributes research on one of the oldest skeletons in North America

Daily Northwestern
Article by Rebecca Savransky


One of oldest human skeletons in North America is discovered

Press Release
Eureka Alert: 15 May


Diving for Bones

Live broadcast
WTTW – Chicago Tonight: May 27


Diving into the Underground for Research

Magazine article [PDF]
Women in Science Magazine (AWIS) pgs. 34-37


Cave Woman!

Northwestern Magazine article


Connecting Caves to Coral Reefs

CenterPiece Magazine Article  [PDF]




NOAA Ocean Exploration – Signature Exploration

Selected for full media presence development by NOAA for Exploring the Hidden Wold in the Maritime Maya – Contributing Author and Co-PI on project.


International Research Press Coverage – 5 newswires by UN-University (research funding agency)

Featuring publication of “Containmants in the coastal karst aquifer systems along the Caribbean coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico”, including to Reuters (English, French, Spanish), United Press International, AFP Press Agency, EFE, IPS. Press generated in excess of 200 online story derivatives from 32 countries and print distribution of 2.5 million readership.


Who knew Northwestern University had its own glacier? And now it’s melting fast

Instigated and supported writing of article on the Northwestern Glacier by Bentley, for Medill Report


National Geographic “Diver Vanishes into Portal to the Maya Underworld”

Ranked second most watched video in 2010. Length 3:43


EPS Yucatan 2009 Video “Fun,Sun, and Science”

Coordinated production of documentary short film of the EPS experiential educational trip to the Yucatan Peninsula Mexico. Produced by Lauren Pond.Awarded First place, in the American Geological Institute Life in the Field Video Contest. Length 5:38


National Geographic

contracted to Sea Studios of Monterrey


Dirty Secrets

An episode of National Geographic’s Strange Days on Planet Earth. On-camera scientist and scientific advisor.

Released 2008

Coral Connections

Scientific Advisor

Released 2009

CBC: “Cave Research: Paleoenvironmental research in Rats Nest Cave”

On-camera scientist and research consultant. Aired nationally on Saturday Report + Provincially in Alberta on CBC News at Six in both Edmonton and Calgary


BBC: Secrets of Mayan Underworld

BBC Natural History Unit, Bristol, U.K.
Scientific advisor.


BBC: Planet Earth: Caves Released 2006.

BBC Natural History Unit, Bristol, U.K
Scientific advisor



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