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Ruby L. Schaufler
Ruby L. Schaufler
Phone:
(320) 296-4386
Email:
rschaufler@tamu.edu
Office:
Eller O&M 613
Address:

Texas A&M University
Room 313 at 3146 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-3146


Degrees:

B.A. in Geology from Gustavus Adolphus College 

Awards:
 
  • Sharp, James Graduate Scholarship: College of Geosciences, Oceanography: Texas A&M University | 2017 |
  • S-STEM Scholarship: NSF funding: Texas A&M University | 2018 & 2019 academic years |
  • Louis and Elizabeth Scherck Graduate Scholarship | 2018 & 2019 academic years |
  • Office of Graduate and Professional Students (OGAPS) Graduate Student Research and Presentation Travel Award | Spring 2019 |

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Ruby L. Schaufler

Graduate Student

Research Interests

  • Paleoceanography
  • Paleothermometry
  • Paleo-CO2 variations
  • Biomarkers (particularly alkenones)
  • Isotope ratio monitoring gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (irm-GC/MS) methodology
My work focuses on paleothermometry and paleo-CO2 variation reconstructions. Specifically, I employ alkenone and foraminiferal biomarker geochemical isotope analysis as a tool to quantify and examine variations in sea surface temperature (SST) and atmospheric CO2.  Within the diverse category of organic biomarkers, I focus on alkenone unsaturation as an indicator of SST and atmospheric pCO2 as well as foraminiferal ẟ18O as an indicator of SST. My goal is to create paleorecords of SST and atmospheric pCO2 from the late Pleistocene through the present in the central sub-tropical equatorial Pacific Ocean to compare with existing paleorecords produced from other climatological proxies.  Currently, my method uses irm-GC/MS to analyze alkenone unsaturation and foraminiferal ẟ18O.

Selected Publications

Publications

ACTA ASTRONAUTICA | MARCH 2018 |

  • Yingst, R & Bartley, Julie & Chidsey, T & Cohen, Barbara & Gilleaudeau, Geoff & M Hynek, Brian & Kah, Linda & E Minitti, Michelle & Williams, Rebecca & Black, Sarah & Gemperline, Jonathan & Schaufler, Ruby & Thomas, Rebecca. (2018). Testing the efficiency of rover science protocols for robotic sample selection: A GeoHeuristic Operational Strategies Test.

 

Research Posters

NATIONAL GEOLOGIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA CONFERENCE, DENVER, CO| 2016 |

Schaufler, Ruby L, Gustavus Geology Department, Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 west college ave,

St.Peter, MN 56082, BARTLEY, Julie K., Geology Department, Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 W. College

Ave, St. Peter, MN 56082 and YINGST, R. Aileen, Planetary Science Institute, 1700 E. Fort Lowell Rd., Suite 106, Tucson, AZ 85719, rschaufl@gustavus.edu 

AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION VIRTUAL POSTER SHOWCASE |APRIL 2018|

  • SURVEYING SUBGLACIAL HYDROLOGY

Schaufler, Ruby L, Texas A&M Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M, 400 Bizzell St, College Station,

TX, 77840, rschaufler@tamu.edu

 

Conference Papers

NATIONAL GEOLOGIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA ANNUAL MEETING IN DENVER, CO | January 2016 |

Schaufler, Ruby L, Gustavus Geology Department, Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 west college ave,

St.Peter, MN 56082, BARTLEY, Julie K., Geology Department, Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 W. College

Ave, St. Peter, MN 56082 and YINGST, R. Aileen, Planetary Science Institute, 1700 E. Fort Lowell Rd., Suite 106, Tucson, AZ 85719, rschaufl@gustavus.edu 

LUNAR AND PLANETARY SCIENCE CONFERENCE | MARCH 2017 |

  • Yingst, R & Bartley, Julie & Chidsey, T & Cohen, Barbara & Gilleaudeau, Geoff & M Hynek, Brian & Kah, Linda & E Minitti, Michelle & Williams, Rebecca & Black, Sarah & Gemperline, Jonathan & Helsius, R & Schaufler, Ruby. (2017). Determining Efficient Rover Science Protocols for Robotic Sample Selection.

 

113TH ANNUAL GSA CORDILLERAN SECTION MEETING | JANUARY 2017 |

  • Yingst, R & Bartley, Julie & Chidsey, T & Cohen, Barbara & Gilleaudeau, Geoff & M Hynek, Brian & Kah, Linda & E Minitti, Michelle & Williams, Rebecca & Black, Sarah & Gemperline, Jonathan & Schaufler, Ruby, & Thomas, Rebecca. (2017). Determining Efficient Rover Science Protocols for Robotic Sample Selection: A GeoHeuristic Operational Strategies Test in Greater Canyonlands, Utah, US.

Additional Information

Advisor: Dr. Niall Slowey
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