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Ellen Schaal

Title:Graduate Student, Department of Geological & Environmental Sciences
Primary Affiliation:Department of Geological & Environmental Sciences
Office Location:Braun Hall (GeoCorner)  305C
Research Lab:Paleobiology Research Group
E-mail:eschaal@stanford.edu

Education

  • 2005 | B.A., Geology, Carleton College
  • 2005 | B.A., Studio Art, Carleton College

Professional Experience

  • 2012 | Visiting Instructor in the Department of Geology, Carleton College
  • 2010 – Present | Research Assistant, Stanford University
  • 2009 | Teaching Assistant (Invertebrate Paleobiology), Stanford University
  • 2007 – 2008 | Research Assistant, Stanford University
  • 2006 – 2007 | Teaching Assistant, Stanford University
  • 2005 – 2006 | Educational Associate in Geology, Carleton College
  • 2004 – 2005 | Undergraduate Teaching and Research Assistant, Carleton College

Honors & Awards

  • 2008 – 2011 | Eugene Holman Stanford Graduate Fellowship
  • 2007 – 2008 | Thomas D. and Janice H. Barrow Fellowship
  • 2005 | Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Summa Cum Laude, Distinction in Geology Major
  • 2004 – 2005 | Laurence McKinley Gould Prize in Natural Sciences
  • 2003 – 2004 | Duncan Stewart Fellowship

University Service

  • 2009 - Present | Undergraduate Research Mentor - 3 students
  • 2011 - 2012 | School of Earth Sciences Space Subcommittee
  • 2009 – 2012 | Financial Officer, Stanford Alpine Project

Professional Activities

  • 2011 - Present | Member, Paleontological Society
  • 2011 - Present | Member, American Geophysical Union
  • 2011 - Present | Member, Geological Society of America
  • 2010 - Present | Member, Pacific Section - SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology)

Courses Taught

  • 2012 (Spring) | GEOL 230 Paleobiology [Enrolled: 22], Carleton College

Publications

  • submitted | Schaal EK, Clapham ME, Rego BL, Wang SC, and Payne JL. Comparative size evolution of marine clades from the Late Permian through Middle Triassic. Paleobiology.
  • submitted | Schaal EK, Payne JL, Meyer KM, Lau KV, and Silva-Tamayo JC. Ocean anoxia during the Permian-Triassic transition and links to volcanism. In Volcanism and Global Environmental Change L. Elkins-Tanton, A. Schmidt, and K. Fristad eds. Cambridge University Press.
  • in press | Minzoni M, Lehrmann DJ, Payne JL, Enos P, Wei J, Kelley BM, Schaal EK, Meyer KM, Montgomery P, Goers A, and Wood T. Triassic tank: platform margin and slope architecture in space and time, Nanpanjiang Basin, south China. SEPM Special Publications.
  • 2012 | Lehrmann DJ, Minzoni M, Li X, Yu M, Payne JL, Kelley BM, Schaal EK, and Enos P. Lower Triassic oolites of the Nanpanjiang Basin, south China.  AAPG Bulletin 96: 1389-1414.

     

    Presentations:

  • 2013 | Morgan DJ, Payne JL, and Schaal EK. Body size evolution in conodonts from the Cambrian through the Triassic. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 45, No. 7, p. 108. Poster.
  • 2012 | Schaal EK, Morgan DJ, Clapham ME, Rego BL, Wang SC, and Payne JL. Conodont body size and diversity trends after the end-Permian extinction: implications for the recovery of pelagic vs. benthic ecosystems. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Abstract #PP31A-1994. Poster.
  • 2012 | Schaal EK, Morgan DJ, Clapham ME, Rego BL, Wang SC, and Payne JL. Conodont body size and diversity trends after the end-Permian extinction: implications for the recovery of pelagic vs. benthic ecosystems. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC. Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 44, No. 7, p. 166. Talk.
  • 2011 | Schaal EK, Paytan A, and Payne JL. Strontium isotope constraints on Permian-Triassic global change. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Abstract #PP13D-1863. Poster.
  • 2011 | Schaal EK, Paytan A, and Payne JL. Strontium isotope constraints on Permian-Triassic global change. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN. Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 43, No. 5, p. 506. Talk.
  • 2010 | Schaal EK, Clapham ME, Rego BL, Wang SC, and Payne JL. Comparative size evolution of marine clades from the Late Permian through Middle Triassic. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 42, No. 5, p. 481. Talk.

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