Magdalena Rose Osburn

  • 234 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

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Ediacaran Earth & Environmental Sciences
Desulfurococcaceae Medicine & Life Sciences
thermal spring Earth & Environmental Sciences
sulfate Earth & Environmental Sciences
lipid Earth & Environmental Sciences
Sulfur Medicine & Life Sciences
Chemoautotrophic Growth Medicine & Life Sciences
fractionation Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Grants 2015 2022

microbial activity
isotopic composition

Research Output 2006 2019

  • 234 Citations
  • 15 Article
  • 1 Other report
  • 1 Comment/debate
2 Citations (Scopus)

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

space exploration
1 Citation (Scopus)

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 1 2018, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. 123, 9, p. 2922-2940 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

dissolved inorganic carbon
1 Citation (Scopus)

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 1 2018, In : Geobiology. 16, 3, p. 319-337 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Citations (Scopus)

Pronounced summer warming in northwest Greenland during the Holocene and Last Interglacial

McFarlin, J. M., Axford, Y., Osburn, M. R., Kelly, M. A., Osterberg, E. C. & Farnsworth, L. B., Jun 19 2018, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 115, 25, p. 6357-6362 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ice Cover
1 Citation (Scopus)

Thioclava electrotropha sp. Nov., a versatile electrode and sulfur-oxidizing bacterium from marine sediments

Chang, R., Bird, L., Barr, C., Osburn, M. R., Wilbanks, E., Nealson, K. & Rowe, A., May 1 2018, In : International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 68, 5, p. 1652-1658 7 p., 002723.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Geologic Sediments
marine sediments
marine sediment