Work

FIELD SITES

SW Wyoming – Early Eocene paleosols (Pass Peak Fm, Wasatch Fm)
SE Utah – biological soil crusts; Triassic paleosols (Chinle Fm)
India – Cretaceous paleosols between flows of the Deccan traps
Future: Iceland!

PUBLICATIONS

Iron in soils as a precipitation proxy. [Abstract] Dzombak & Sheldon (2016). For AGU Fall Meeting 2016. Poster.

GRANTS & AWARDS

June 2017 Lewis & Clark Astrobiology Grant, supporting research on modern soils and biological soil crusts in Iceland.

April 2017 Turner Award, supporting Wyoming fieldwork

April 2017 GSA grant, funds for Wyoming fieldwork for iron in soils research

2016-2017 Departmental fellowship, two semesters of funding

TEACHING

2016-2017: Mentored an undergraduate student as part of the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) at Michigan. Taught lab and research skills; advised on poster and presenting.

Summer 2017: Taught four-week field mapping course in Jackson, WY.

Fall 2017: Earth surface processes & soils course, with field trips.

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