Lisa Park Boush
University of Connecticut
Lisa Park Boush is a Professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Connecticut. She received her bachelor’s degree in geology from The College of Wooster and her masters and doctoral degrees in geoscience from the University of Arizona. Her research program is primarily focused on questions related Earth system processes and the reconstruction of past climate history and its impact on coastal and lacustrine ecosystems. She has been working in the Bahamas for the past ten years, where she and her colleagues have been reconstructing high-resolution records of hurricanes, sea level, paleoclimate, and anthropogenically-driven environmental change. She has also worked on climate and biodiversity related projects in Lakes Tanganyika and Malawi, as well as Eritrea, Kenya, Oman, Indonesia, and western North America.
Prior to coming to UConn, Lisa served for three years (2010-2013) as a Program Director at the National Science Foundation and was a Professor of Geosciences at the University of Akron (1995-2014).
She is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America and a Fellow of the Paleontological Society. She currently is the Vice Chair of the Limnogeology Division of GSA. She serves as the PI on the EarthRates RCN.