Adam Maloof joined the faculty as an assistant professor of geology in July 2006 and was promoted to associate professor with tenure in January 2012 and full tenure in 2019.
I received my bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago and followed that with a two-year interlude as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guinea, West Africa. Broadly, I am interested in researching the interplay of climate, environment, and biological evolution during large-scale shifts of the global metazoan community. My study techniques involve developing novel methods to interrogate rock outcrops and fossil organisms to obtain physical and chemical data for the reconstruction of ancient organisms and their environments.
Sarah Ward received a bachelor's degree from Carleton College in 2019. As lab manager, she is interested in studying geochronological research methods. Ward's work focuses on carbon isotope mass spectrometry.
Prior to Princeton, I received my bachelor's degree from Macalester College and my master's degree from the University of Georgia. My current research interests center around understanding transitions from icehouse to greenhouse conditions in Earth's history. I am particularly interested in how sedimentary and biological systems react to these climate transitions and will use physical stratigraphic and geochemical data combined with numerical modeling to decipher their response.
Alex Cox ’20 is a geological engineer studying the macro- and micro-scale properties of modern stromatolites. He is trying to find out what environmental and chemical factors affect their lateral distribution, which will inform studies on stromatolite fossils and on potential new oil sites. Using high resolution drone imagery and over 1000 stromatolites measured in the field in Western Australia, he aims to create a comprehensive facies and bathymetry map of the Shark Bay region.
Stacey Edmonsond '21 is studying the mineralogy and isotope geochemistry of short cores acquired from deeper waters around Bahamian islands. She is trying to determine to what extent sediments are exported from the shelf, and to what extent those sediments are altered by deep marine waters.