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Shelbie A. Legett

  Stony Brook University · 255 Earth and Space Sciences Bldg · Stony Brook, NY 11794-2100 · shelbie.legett@stonybrook.edu

 

Education:

  • Ph.D. Candidate, Geosciences
    • Isotope Geochemistry
    • Stony Brook University
    • Expected Graduation:  May 2019
    • Thesis Topic:  The boron identity:  Using δ11B to examine seawater pH and atmospheric pCO2 trends
  • M.A., Anthropology
    • Archaeology focus
    • University of Oklahoma
    • May 2013
    • Thesis Topic:  Ancient burial rituals and imagery:  The relationship of “kill holes” to images on Mimbres ceramic bowls and the ideology behind them
  • B.A., History
    • Minor, Sociology
    • Oklahoma State University
    • May 2009
    • Honors Degree
    • Summa cum Laude

 

Professional Experience:

  • Fall 2015 - Present – Graduate Research Assistant
    •  FIRST@Stony Brook Isotope Lab
    • Advisor:  Dr. Troy Rasbury
    • Researching boron isotopes in Paleozoic brachiopods to examine seawater and atmospheric changes
    • Modeling boron isotopic budget of seawater including effect of atmospheric CO2 on boron speciation and availability
    • Funded through NSF grant
  • Spring 2015 – Graduate Teaching Assistant
    • GEO 113 – Historical Geology Lab
    • Standalone Teaching
  • Fall 2014 – Graduate Teaching Assistant
    • GEO 403 – Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
    • Assisted Dr. Scott McLennan
  • Fall 2013 – Undergraduate Research Assistant
    • Advisor:  Dr. Andrew Elwood Madden
    • Researched clay fraction of samples from the Norman Test Hole Core taken from the Central Oklahoma Aquifer by the Environmental Protection Agency and USGS for Chromium and Arsenic content patterns to further knowledge of colloidal transport of contaminants in the Norman, OK, water supply

                                    

Presentations and Publications:

  • Legett SA, Rasbury ET, Grossman EL, and Hemming NG (2016) The boron identity:  Using δ11B to examine Late Paleozoic seawater, Goldschmidt Conference.
  • Legett SA, Rasbury ET, Grossman EL, and Hemming NG (2016) The boron identity:  Using δ11B to examine Late Paleozoic seawater, UTokyo AORI International Workshop:  Advances in Paleoclimate Studies.
  • Bartlett SA, Westrop JP, Hu Q, Swindle AL, Elwood Madden AS (2014) Chromium in the Central Oklahoma Aquifer: diagenetic iron redistributions provide windows into the relative roles of clays, iron oxides, and carbonates, Clay Minerals Society Annual Meeting.
  • Westrop JP, Swindle AL, Bartlett SA, Elwood Madden AS (2014) Linking sediment-hosted and groundwater-mobile mineral nanoparticles in the Central Oklahoma Aquifer, Goldschmidt Conference.
  • Bartlett, SA (2013) Ancient burial rituals and imagery:  The relationship of “kill holes” to images on Mimbres ceramic bowls and the ideology behind them, University of Oklahoma Student Research and Performance Day
  • Bartlett, SA (2012) Death rituals in their social contexts:  The relationship of kill holes to images on Mimbres ceramics and the ideology behind them, Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting
  • Bartlett, SA, Gilman, PA (2012) Periphery, frontier, or their own place:  Large Classic Mimbres sites beyond the Mimbres Valley, Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting
  • Bartlett, SA, Gilman, PA (2012) Periphery, frontier, or their own place:  Large Classic Mimbres sites beyond the Mimbres Valley, Southwest Symposium

 

Awards and Honors:

  • NSF Goldschmidt Student Travel Grant (2016)
  • ConocoPhillips School of Geology and Geophysics Undergraduate Research Grant Proposal Award (2013)
  • Graduate Student Senate Travel Grant (2012)
  • Rain Vehik Award (2012)
  • Morris E. Opler Memorial Scholarship (2011)
  • Graduate Student Senate Research Grant (2011)
  • Thomas M. Steele Research Scholarship (2009)
  • Gibson Scholarship (2007)
  • College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology Dean’s Academic Excellence Scholarship (2006)

 

Professional Memberships:

  • American Geophysical Union (2017)
  • Geochemical Society (2017)
  • Geological Society of America (2017)
  • Society for Sedimentary Geology (2017)
  • Clay Minerals Society (2017)
  • Participant in BASE-LiNE Earth International Workshop (2015 – 2018)
  • Participant in NSF RCN Workshop on Paleo-pCO2 Proxies (2017)