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 understand under what conditions tufas and digitate stromatolites form to better understand Paleoproterozoic ocean chemistry, and to relate basin-scale environmental or tectonic change to periods of carbonate formation.
She got her BS in Geological Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill (2011) and her PhD in Geophysical Sciences at UChicago (2017).
Her website can be found here.