The Grotzinger Group
Daniela Osorio Rodriguez
Miquela works in both modern and ancient environments to improve how we use the carbonate record in tectonic and paleoenvironmental reconstructions. She uses a range of sedimentological, geochemical and isotopic tools to investigate the processes by which carbonate sediments are altered after formation and deposition—from in situ microbial metabolisms to deep burial diagenesis. She’s working with John to relate basin-scale environmental change and/or community shifts to periods of microbialite formation and cessation.
She got her BS in Geological Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill (2011) and her PhD in Geophysical Sciences at UChicago (2017).