Solveig Schilling

Solveig  Schilling
B.S., Geology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2020
B.S., Earth Systems, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2020



Solveig uses micropaleontology, benthic foraminifera, foraminifera paleoecology and sedimentology to reconstruct paleoenvironments. Solveig is co-advised by Chris Lowery and John Goff.

Her research focuses on the Holocene evolution of the Central Trinity River Estuary using benthic foraminifera. This project reconstructs Holocene environmental change on the Texas shelf using core data, foraminifera assemblages, quantitative grain size analysis, carbon dating, and integrated seismic data to understand and identify the paleoenvironments within the estuary ecosystem to understand how the estuary evolved.

In addition to research, Solveig is passionate about advocating for accessibility, inclusivity, diversity, and equality within the Jackson School, the University of Texas and in the geosciences.

Geosciences Ambassador, (2021 - Present)

Geosciences Ethics Committee, (2020 - Present)

Geological Society of America Pardee Symposium, The Next Generation of Geoscience Leaders: Strategies for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion (2020)

Holocene Evolution of the central Trinity Estuary, Jackson School of Geosciences Research Symposium, Austin, Texas (2021)