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Bethany Theiling, PhD

Bethany Theiling, PhD
Assistant Professor of Geosciences
College of Engineering & Natural Sciences
Geosciences
918-631-2754 Website Keplinger Hall Room L125

Education

PhD – University of New Mexico Postdoctoral Research Scholar – Jet Propulsion Laboratory-California Institute of Technology MS – University of Georgia BA – Florida State University

Bio

Bethany Theiling's research focuses on applying geochemical analytical techniques to questions spanning from astrobiology to paleoclimatology. One of her research projects investigates the chemical biosignatures of possible microorganisms on Europa. Another of her research projects seeks to characterize the effect of land plant evolution on oceanic nutrient flux, oceanic anoxic events, and marine biotic events.

Research Interests

Stable and Radiogenic Isotope Geochemistry
Paleoclimate
Continental Weathering
Astrobiology
Europa chemistry
Chemical biosignatures

Teaching Interests

Geochemistry
Isotope Geochemistry
Paleoclimate
Techniques in Instrument Analysis
Astrobiology

Publications

Journal Articles

Courses Taught

  • Senior Thesis
  • Geochemistry
  • History of the Biosphere
  • History of the Biosphere Lab

Professional Affiliations

  • American Geophysical Union
  • Geological Society of America

Awards & Honors

  • Professional Achievement Award
  • EAPS Faculty and Staff Resource Award