• 312 Citations

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Research Interests

Geobiology of extreme environments including the deep subsurface, hydrothermal systems, ultrabasic/acidic systems, and caves; Compound‐specific isotope organic geochemistry (H,C,S) applied to microbial ecology, biogeochemical cycling in microbe‐rich environments and the sedimentary record of environmental perturbation; Neoproterozoic chemical evolution of the ocean‐atmosphere system during extreme isotope excursions; Carbonate sedimentology, stratigraphy, and geochemistry with an emphasis on microbialite preservation and morphology.

Education/Academic qualification

Geobiology, PhD, California Institute of Technology

… → 2013

Geobiology, MS, California Institute of Technology

… → 2008

Earth and Planetary Sciences, Environmental Studies, BA, Washington University St. Louis

… → 2007

Research interests

  • Biogeochemical cycling
  • Carbonate sedimentology
  • Microbialite
  • Neoproterozoic chemical evolution
  • Stratigraphy

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  • Research Output

    • 312 Citations
    • 17 Article
    • 1 Other report
    • 1 Comment/debate

    Calibration of modern sedimentary δ2H plant wax-water relationships in Greenland lakes

    McFarlin, J. M., Axford, Y., Masterson, A. L. & Osburn, M. R., Dec 1 2019, In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 225, 105978.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Establishment of the Deep Mine Microbial Observatory (DeMMO), South Dakota, USA, a Geochemically Stable Portal Into the Deep Subsurface

    Osburn, M. R., Kruger, B., Masterson, A. L., Casar, C. P. & Amend, J. P., Jul 31 2019, In : Frontiers in Earth Science. 7, 196.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Scopus citations

    The next frontier for planetary and human exploration

    Stamenković, V., Beegle, L. W., Zacny, K., Arumugam, D. D., Baglioni, P., Barba, N., Baross, J., Bell, M. S., Bhartia, R., Blank, J. G., Boston, P. J., Breuer, D., Brinckerhoff, W., Burgin, M. S., Cooper, I., Cormarkovic, V., Davila, A., Davis, R. M., Edwards, C., Etiope, G. & 31 others, Fischer, W. W., Glavin, D. P., Grimm, R. E., Inagaki, F., Kirschvink, J. L., Kobayashi, A., Komarek, T., Malaska, M., Michalski, J., Ménez, B., Mischna, M., Moser, D., Mustard, J., Onstott, T. C., Orphan, V. J., Osburn, M. R., Plaut, J., Plesa, A. C., Putzig, N., Rogers, K. L., Rothschild, L., Russell, M., Sapers, H., Lollar, B. S., Spohn, T., Tarnas, J. D., Tuite, M., Viola, D., Ward, L. M., Wilcox, B. & Woolley, R., Feb 1 2019, In : Nature Astronomy. 3, 2, p. 116-120 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

  • 8 Scopus citations

    Dissolved Carbon Dynamics in Meltwaters From the Russell Glacier, Greenland Ice Sheet

    Andrews, M. G., Jacobson, A. D., Osburn, M. R. & Flynn, T. M., Sep 2018, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. 123, 9, p. 2922-2940 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Scopus citations

    Microbial diversity and biomarker analysis of modern freshwater microbialites from Laguna Bacalar, Mexico

    Johnson, D. B., Beddows, P. A., Flynn, T. M. & Osburn, M. R., May 2018, In : Geobiology. 16, 3, p. 319-337 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Scopus citations