Student Profile

Jackson School of Geosciences

Anna M Weiss

Anna M Weiss
Ph.D., Paleobiology, UT Austin, expected 2019
B.A., Anthropology, Minor: Geology, SUNY Stony Brook University, 2013


Supervisor


I am a 5th year PhD Candidate (ABD) in the Martindale Lab ?at The University of Texas at Austin. I received my undergraduate degree in Anthropology and Geology from Stony Brook University in 2013. I am a paleontologist and carbonate sedimentologist interested in how corals and reef ecosystems respond to environmental and climate stress, especially during the Paleocene and Eocene Hyperthermal Events. For more about my research and teaching, please visit annamweiss.weebly.com

Current Research Projects

Novel coral ecosystems during the PETM, Slovenia

Gulf Coast communities of the Early Paleogene

Dominican reef response to climate change during the Pleistocene

Student Research Grant - Geological Society of America (2018)

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award - Jackson School of Geosciences (2018)

Currano Scholarship - The Bearded Lady Project and Paleontological Society (2018)

Muehlberger Field Scholarship - Jackson School of Geosciences (2018)

DeFord Field Scholarship - Jackson School of Geosciences (2017)

David Worthington Named Grant - AAPG (2016)

Muehlberger Field Scholarship - Jackson School of Geosciences (2016)

Lerner-Gray Memorial Fund - American Museum of Natural History (2016)

Kenneth E. & Annie Caster Award - Paleontological Society (2015)

Student Research Grant - Geological Society of America (2015)

Muehlberger Field Scholarship - Jackson School of Geosciences (2015)

College Recruitment Fellowship - University of Texas at Austin (2014 - 2015)

Whitney Endowed Presidential Scholarship - University of Texas at Austin (2014)

Magna Cum Laude - Stony Brook University (2013)

Graduate Student Representative, GSA Geobiology and Geomicrobiology (2016 - 2018)

SciRes Fellow, Scientist-in-Residence Program, UT Environmental Science Institute (2016 - 2017)

Organizer, UT Paleontology Seminar (2016 - 2018)

Talk: Dynamics of extinction and origination in Scleractinan corals during the early Paleogene, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN (2018)

Talk: Extinction Selectivity of Corals During the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, International Paleontological Congress, Paris, France (2018)

Poster: Ecological Selectivity of Corals Across the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum GSA South Central Meeti, Climatic and Biotic Events of the Paleogene, Snowbird, UT (2017)

Talk: Turnover of shallow marine ecosystems during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, Slovenia, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA (2017)

Poster: A Possible Late Paleocene-Early Eocene Ocean Acidification Event Recoded in the Adriatic Carbonate Platform, American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA (2017)

Poster: Novel coral ecosystems and the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, Geological Society of America South Central Meeting, San Antonio, TX (2017)

Talk: Crustose coralline algae increased framework and diversity on ancient coral reefs, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, CO (2016)

Poster: Importance of the association between crustose coralline algae and corals to reef building in the fossil record, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD (2015)

Poster: Ecological turnover of shallow water carbonate producers following the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2015)