Evan J Ramos
My research incorporates stable isotope geochemistry, reactive transport modeling, field work, and hydrology to understand the geologic carbon cycle. Whether deep in the crust or at the Earth's surface, I see the physics and chemistry of fluid-rock interactions as a unifying lens to probe whole-Earth geochemical cycles.
I have worked on several projects related to skarn formation, namely on how oxygen isotope compositions of garnets record open-system fluid-rock interactions (link to publication here) and how metamorphic decarbonation in continental arcs may have affected Earth's climate through the Phanerozoic (link to publication here).
Presently, my research focuses on Li isotopes and its prevailing utility in tracing silicate weathering across modern landscapes and through geologic time. One ongoing project is centered on unraveling a mechanistic understanding of river water Li isotope compositions (recent abstract here) and another involves using the Li isotope composition of fluvial sediments to understand how weathering regimes change through Cenozoic hyperthermals.
Predoctoral Fellowship: Honorable Mention - Ford Foundation (2019)
Student Geoscience Grant - Geological Society of America (2019)
Match Grant - Jackson School of Geosciences, UT-Austin (2019)
Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award - Jackson School of Geosciences (2018)
Student Geoscience Grant - ExxonMobil/Geological Society of America (2016)
Match Grant - Jackson School of Geosciences, UT-Austin (2016)
Ronald K. DeFord Field Scholarship Fund - Jackson School of Geosciences, UT-Austin (2016)
Duchin Endowed Presidential Scholarship - The University of Texas at Austin (2016)
Diversity Mentoring Fellowship - The University of Texas at Austin (2015 - 2016)
Book Award for Geophysics & Planetary Sciences - Boston University (2015)
President, Graduate Student Executive Committee (2017 - 2018)