This summer, I will be starting a new position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geosciences at Penn State. I will miss my friends, colleagues, and students at the University of Wyoming very much. I had a fun, supportive, and wonderful time in Laramie for a year and a half. I am looking forward to building my lab group and research at Penn State. Friends and colleagues, please let me know if you are ever in the area -- still just off of I-80!
I am a co-author on a comprehensive review on the role of diagenesis on the geochemistry of the carbonate record. Thanks to Matt Fantle for leading this effort and for including me, and to Ben for a fun collaboration! I learned a lot from this deep dive into the history of carbonate diagenesis and evolution of the thinking on this topic. Please visit this link for a copy.
I had a wonderful time earlier this semester visiting friends and chatting with colleagues at Michigan State and the USGS in Denver. Thanks to Dalton Hardisty and Leanne Hancock for hosting me and for the pizza party in Michigan! Thanks to Sam Johnstone and Leah Morgan for the invitation, and to Lauren Shumaker, Theresa Schwartz, and Matt Thomas for the fun dinners and chats!
Congrats to Annika Bruske of the University of Hanover for leading this great paper published in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, titled 'Correlated molybdenum and uranium isotope signatures in modern anoxic sediments: Implications for their use as a paleo-redox proxy,' with new data from two classic euxinic basins!
Link here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016703719307392
I have had a fun Fall semester. In addition to attending GSA to receive the Doris M. Curtis Outstanding Woman in Science Award (photos below), I gave department seminars at Penn State and the University of Toronto, where I got to catch up with friends and colleagues from my time as a postdoc at UC Riverside. I recently returned from a quick AGU, where I presented a talk an invited talk on 'Extreme Climate, Carbon, and Continents: Quantifying Earth system feedbacks in the late Paleozoic' -- research that has long been in the works, and in collaboration with friends Dan Ibarra (UC Berkeley/Brown), Tyler Kukla (Stanford), and Jeremy Caves Rugenstein (MPI-Met and CSU). Very glad to see it come together, and excited about the positive feedback! You can read the abstract here.
I am very honored to receive the Doris M. Curtis Outstanding Woman in Science Award from GSA. Thanks to GSA; my nominators, Jon Payne, Kate Maher, Tim Lyons, and Francis Macdonald; and my many co-authors and collaborators that I have worked with for my dissertation research, for other papers in graduate school, and projects that I started as a postdoc and since--research really is a team effort! I am thrilled, and excited to keep the momentum going.
Photo credit: Priscilla Wigington, UW
A few weeks ago, I had a great time visiting beautiful Banff and learning about new frontiers in both the 'geo' and 'bio' components of geobiology. I gave an invited talk on uranium isotopes as a paleoredox proxy. Thanks to the conveners for the wonderful conference!
Link to program here.
I had a great time at my first AAPG/SEPM conference in San Antonio! Thanks to the SEPM symposium conveners for an excellent session with interesting perspectives on sedimentology. It was great to meet new colleagues and I enjoyed catching up with friends. Thanks also to my co-authors on this work!