About the Lab

The research in our lab integrates physiological and ecological studies of modern microbes with field and laboratory experiments in microbial sedimentology to develop a quantitative understanding of various morphological and geochemical biosignatures found in sedimentary rocks. Our laboratory also investigates microfossil record associated with some of the major climatic and geochemical oscillations in the Neoproterozoic.

Recent Publications

Newman, S.A., Klepac-Ceraj, V., Mariotti, G., Pruss, S.B., Watson, N., and Bosak, T., 2017, Experimental fossilization of mat-forming cyanobacteria in coarse-grained siliciclastic sediments, Geobiology, 1–15, doi: 10.1111/gbi.12229.
Moore, K.R., Bosak, T., Macdonald, F.A., Lahr, D.J.G., Newman, S., Settens, C., and Pruss, S.B., 2017, Biologically agglutinated eukaryotic microfossil from Cryogenian cap carbonates, Geobiology, 1–17, doi: 10.1111/gbi.12225.
O’Reilly, S., Mariotti, G., Winter, A., Newman, S., Matys, E., McDermott, F., Pruss, S., Bosak, T., Summons, R., Klepac-Ceraj, V. (2016) Molecular biosignatures reveal common benthic microbial sources of organic matter in ooids and grapestones from Pigeon Cay, the Bahamas. Geobiology, 15(1), 112–130 , doi: 10.1111/gbi.12196.

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