Adam B. Jost
I am interested in Earth's ancient oceans and large-scale changes in marine biogeochemisty and ecology over geologic history. My research broadly focuses on  biogeochemical cycling in ancient oceans, and integrating geochemical proxies to help better understand the dynamics of large environmental events; and  the controls on body-size evolution of marine organisms. I am currently focusing on the end-Guadalupian extinction event (ca. 260 Ma), and the body-size evolution of foraminifera over the Phanerozoic.
- 2008 | B.A. Geology, Vassar College
- 2008-2010 | Paleobiology Laboratory
Assistant, Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford
University, Stanford CA
- 2007-2008 | Academic Intern, Department
of Earth Science and Geography, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie NY
- 2006-2007 | Research Fellow, Casperkill Creek Assessment Project,
Undergraduate Research Summer Institute, Vassar College
- 2005-2006 | Assistant Curator of Museum of Geology and Natural
History, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie NY
- 2005 | Environmental Technician, Maser Consulting P.A.,
Honors & Awards
- 2012 | Allison R. "Pete" Palmer Award, Paleontological Society
- 2012 | Lawrence W. Funkhouser Named Grant, AAPG
- 2011 | Certificate for
Achievement in Mentoring, School of Earth Sciences, Stanford University
- 2008 | Erminnie A. Smith Memorial Prize, Department of Earth Science and Geography,
- 2008 | Sigma Xi
- 2004 | Eagle Scout, B.S.A. 112
- 2011-2012 | Financial Officer for the Stanford Alpine Project,
- 2011-2012 | Representative on the Graduate Student Advisory
Council, School of Earth Sciences, Stanford University
- Payne JL, Jost AB, Wang SC, and Skotheim JM. (in press) A shift in the long-term mode of foraminiferan size evolution caused by the end-Permian mass extinction. Evolution.
- Payne JL, Groves JR, Jost AB, Nguyen T, Myhre S, Hill TM, and Skotheim JM (2012) Late Paleozoic fusulinoidean gigantism driven by atmospheric hyperoxia. Evolution.
- Meyer KM, Yu M, Jost
AB, Kelley, BM, and Payne JL (2011) d13C evidence that high primary productivity delayed recovery from the end-Permian
mass extinction. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 302: 378-384.