Maria Makarova

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Maria (Masha) Makarova

Ph.D. Candidate

Rutgers University

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Wright Labs, Rm 243C
610 Taylor Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8066 U.S.A.

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linkedin: www.linkedin.com/pub/maria-makarova/60/413/167

working group: http://geology.rutgers.edu/research/stratigraphy-earth-history

Research Interests

  • Paleoceanography/Paleoclimatology: Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum (PETM), middle Miocene climatic optimum (MCO)
  • Organic Geochemistry: TEX86 and UK'37 paleothermometers
  • Inorganic Geochemistry: stable isotopes (δ13C, δ18O) and trace metals (Mg/Ca) in biogenic carbonates
  • Micropaleontology: planktonic and benthic Foraminifera
  • Sedimentology
  • Petroleum Geoscience

Education

  • Ph.D. - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. Dissertation Topic: "Application of multiproxy tracers to reconstruct paleoenvironmetal perturbations on the mid-Atlantic margin across the Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum"
  • M.S. - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 2014. Thesis: "Paleoenvironmental changes associated with the Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum, Millville (ODP Leg 174AX), New Jersey coastal plain". Advisor: Kenneth G. Miller
  • M.S. - Lomonosov Moscow State University, Department of Geology and Geochemistry of Fossil Fuels, 2011. Thesis: "Composition and origin of hydrocarbon gases from seeps in the Western Black Sea". Advisor: Mikhail K. Ivanov
  • B.S. - Lomonosov Moscow State University, Department of Geology and Geochemistry of Fossil Fuels, 2009. Thesis: "Geological features of Kaygan-Vasyukan oil and gas structures, the North Sakhalin Basin". Advisor: Mikhail K. Ivanov

Advisor and Dissertation Committee

Honors and Awards

  • Rutgers University Excellence Fellowship (2016-2017)
  • NSF participant award to support attendance at the Urbino School in Paleoclimatology (USSP) - Urbino, Italy, July 2016
  • NSF participant award to support attendance at IsoCamp, Course in Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry and Ecology at the University of Utah - Salt Lake City, UT, June 2016
  • Joseph A. Cushman Award for Student Research "Application of planktonic foraminiferal stable isotopes and trace metals to reconstruct thermal history of the North Atlantic across the middle Miocene climatic optimum" - the Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research, May 2016
  • Rutgers University Excellence Fellowship (2015-2016)
  • Rutgers University Excellence Fellowship (2014-2015)
  • ExxonMobil Russian Scholars Program for M.S. degree in the USA (2011-2014)
  • ROSNEFT Oil Company Scholarship to support senior research in Geoscience – Moscow, Russia (2008-2009)

Publications

  • Makarova, M., J.D. Wright, K.G. Miller, T.L. Babila, Y. Rosenthal, and J.I. Park (2017) Hydrographic and ecologic implications of foraminiferal stable isotopic response across the U.S. mid-Atlantic continental shelf during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, Paleoceanography, 32, 1-18, doi:10.1002/2016PA002985.

Meetings / Abstracts

  • Makarova, M., J.D. Wright, K.G. Miller, Y. Rosenthal, and T.L. Babila (2016) Evidence for an enhanced hydrologic cycle during the Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum from salinity variations on the New Jersey paleoshelf [Poster]. AGU 2016 Fall Meeting, 12-16 December 2016, San Francisco, CA https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm16/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/191888
  • Makarova, M., J.D. Wright, K.G. Miller, T.L. Babila, Y. Rosenthal, and J. Park (2016) Stable isotopic response of planktonic and benthic foraminifera from the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, New Jersey paleoshelf [Talk]. GSA 2016 Annual Meeting, 25-28 September 2016, Denver, CO https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2016AM/webprogram/Paper283101.html
  • Makarova, M., K.G. Miller, J.D. Wright, Y. Rosenthal, and T.L. Babila (2015) Temperature and salinity changes associated with the Paleocene-Eocene Carbon Isotope Excursion along the mid Atlantic margin [Poster]. AGU 2015 Fall Meeting, 14-18 December 2015, San Francisco, CA https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm15/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/63712
  • Makarova, M., J.D. Wright, and K.G. Miller (2015) Stable isotopic response of planktonic foraminifera from the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, New Jersey paleoshelf [Talk]. GSA 2015 Annual Meeting, 1-4 November 2015, Baltimore, MD https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2015AM/webprogram/Paper267698.html
  • Makarova, M., K.G. Miller, J.D. Wright, Y. Rosenthal, T. Babila, and J.V. Browning (2013) Paleoenvironmental changes associated with the PETM, Millville (ODP Leg 174AX), New Jersey coastal plain [Poster]. AGU 2013 Fall Meeting, 9-13 December 2013, San Francisco, CA http://abstractsearch.agu.org/meetings/2013/FM/sections/PP/sessions/PP23B/abstracts/PP23B-1971.html
  • Makarova, M., K.G. Miller, J.D. Wright, Y. Rosenthal, T. Babila, and J.V. Browning (2013) Paleoenvironmental changes associated with the PETM, Millville (ODP Leg 174AX), New Jersey coastal plain [Poster]. AAPG-SEG Student Expo, 16-17 September 2013, Houston, TX
  • Makarova., M., A. Stadnitskaia, M.K. Ivanov, and J.S. Sinninghe Damsté (2009) Biogeochemistry of methane-related carbonates from Western Black Sea and Nile Deep Sea fan (Eastern Mediterranean) [Talk and Poster; Received second prize among students presentations]. Geo-Marine Research on the Meditteranean and European-Atlantic Margins. International Conference and TTR-17 Post-Cruise Meeting of the Training-through-Research Programme, 2-5 February 2009, Granada, Spain // IOC Workshop No. 220 (English), UNESCO, pp. 16-17  http://folk.uio.no/adrianom/TTR%20WWW/TTR/TTR%20reports/PCM_TTR-17_Granada_IOC_WorkshopReport_220.pdf