GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Patty is a master’s student, studying deep ocean current changes in the southern Gulf of Mexico and western Atlantic around the Eocene-Oligocene Transition (EOT) using stable isotopes from benthic foraminifera. She is particularly interested in how deep ocean circulation changed in these regions as the North Atlantic Deep Water developed, and how that may have coincided with benthic extinctions at the EOT. Patty is a US Air Force veteran and received her undergraduate degree in Geophysics from the University of Texas-Austin in May 2020. During her undergrad at UT, she used microfossil analysis to study Holocene sea-level changes off the coast of Galveston Bay, Texas.
marine geology, paleoceanography, foraminifera
Chris Lowery and Rowan Martindale