Ashley M. Burkett

Ph.D. Candidate

Indiana State University
Science Building 175
Terre Haute, Indiana 47809


Lab phone:(812)237-3736
Fax: (812) 237-8029
Email: aburkett3@indstate.edu;
ashleyburkett14@gmail.com

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Summary

  • ·         Experienced researcher in the lab and in the field

    • o   Active participant in nine research expeditions, including international expeditions. 

  • ·         Experienced instructor of undergraduates in the classroom, in the field, and in research laboratories

    ·         Experienced presenter and lecturer.

    • o   Presented research at an international symposium.

      o   Created and implemented efficient and effective teaching strategies strongly in favor of hands on, one-on-one, and student experiential learning methods.

    • o   Experienced lecturer and instructor of both lectures and laboratories.

Publications and Abstracts

·         Venturelli, R.A., Rathburn, A.E., Paddack, B.D., Burkett, A.M. Ziebis, W.S., Perez, E. M.,The Ecology of Benthic Foraminifera Living in an Oxygen Minimum Zone on the Eastern Pacific Margin.  Regional North-Central Section Geological Society of America Meeting. Lincoln, NE. 2014.

·         Parsons-Hubbard, K., Hubbard, D., Tems, C., Burkett, A.M. "The Relationship Between Modern Mollusk Assemblages and Their Expression in Subsurface Sediment in a Carbonate Lagoon, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands." Approaches to Understanding Fossil Organisms. Springer Science & Business Media Dordrecht 2014.

·         Burkett, A. M., Rathburn, A E, Perez, E M, Martin, J.B., Levin, L.A., Colonization of raised substrate by epibenthic foraminifera in seep and adjacent non-seep locations of Hydrate Ridge, OR. Annual Geological Society of America Meeting. Denver, CO. 2013.

·         Paddack, B.D., Venturelli, R.A., Rathburn, A.E., Bedrava, Ziebis, W.S., Burkett, A. M., Perez, E. M., The Distribution and Ecology of Living (Stained) Benthic Foraminifera Across an Oxygen Minimum Zone in the Southern California Bight. Annual Geological Society of America Meeting. Denver, CO. 2013.

·         Burkett, A.M., Rathburn, A.E., Pérez, M. E., Martin, J.B., Levin, L.A., Stable isotopic variability of Cibicidoides wuellerstorfi (elevated epibenthic foraminifera) from Costa Rican seeps. 11th International Conference on Paleoceanography. Barcelona, Spain. September 2013.

·         Burkett, A.M., Rathburn, A.E., Pérez, M. E., Martin, J.B., Levin, L.A., The stable isotopic composition of Cibicidoides wuellerstorfi (elevated epibenthic foraminifera) from methane seeps in the Pacific. WiscSIMS Workshop- High Resolution Proxies of Paleoclimate. Madison, WI. June 2013.

·         Hardy, James, Burkett, A. M., Rathburn, A E, Perez, E M, Levin, L A., Orphan, V, Rouse, G. Vertical Distribution Patterns of live (Stained) Benthic Foraminifera Associated with Methane Seeps and Non-Seep Habitats at Hydrate Ridge. Annual Geological Society of America Meeting. Charlotte, NC. 2012.

·         Willingham, J., Rathburn, A.E., Burkett, A.M., Paddack, B.D., Perez, E.M., Schmidt, S., and DeDeckker, P., The Distribution of Deep-Sea Benthic Foraminifera Living Along the Southern Margin of Australia. Annual Geological Society of America Meeting. Charlotte, NC. 2012.

·         Paddack, B.D., Rathburn, A.E., Ziebis, W., Burkett, A.M., Perez, E.M., Willingham, J., and Bedrava, S., Living (statined) benthic foraminiferal assemblages along a depth transect off the coast of southern California. Annual Geological Society of America Meeting. Charlotte, NC. 2012.

·         Paddack, B., Bedrava, S.M., Rathburn, A.E., Ziebis, W., Burkett, A.M., Perez, M.E., Corliss, B. Foraminiferal Distribution Patterns across the Oxygen Minimum Zone in the Southern California Bight. Regional North-Central Geological Society of America Meeting. 2012.

·         Burkett, A.M., “Comparisons of distributions and isotopic geochemistry of benthic foraminifera from seep and non-seep environments, offshore of Costa Rica” MS Thesis, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN, 2011. p. 1-125. http://hdl.handle.net/10484/1647

·         Burkett, A. M., Rathburn, A.E, Perez, M.E., Levin, L.A., Rouse, G.W., Orphan, V.J., Martin, J.B., Wrightsman, B. 2010. Comparisons of vertical distribution patterns of benthic foraminifera at sites of active methane seepage and adjacent non-seep sites off Costa Rica. FORAMS 2010 International Symposium on Foraminifera Abstracts with Program. p.66.

·         Parsons-Hubbard, K. Burkett, A M, Chamlee, S, Klinmann, M, Tems, C, Hubbard, D. Evolution of a Holocene Reef-Lagoon System: St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Joint Meeting of the Geological Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies with the Gulf Coast Section of SEPM. 2008.

·         Burkett, A.M. 2008. Taphonomy of mollusk species found in lagoonal cores of Smuggler’s Cove, USVI. 21st Annual Keck . Symposium. 162-165.

 

Presentations

·         2010

  o   Forams 2010 International Symposium on Foraminifera. University of Bonn, Germany. Talk Title: Comparisons of vertical distribution patterns of benthic foraminifera at sites of active methane seepage and adjacent non-seep sites off Costa Rica.

·         2009

  o   Annual Spring Research Event. Indiana State University. Poster title: GEOFORM 2009.

·         2008

  o   James Bradford Colloquium, Muskingum University. Talk Title: Taphonomy of mollusk species found in lagoonal cores of Smuggler’s Cove, USVI

Grants

·         2013

  o   Costa Rican Benthic Foraminiferal Stable Isotopic Values: A look into the past by comparison with modern analogs. Integrated Ocean Drilling Program. January 2014. $15,000.

·         2012

  o   Costa Rican Benthic Foraminiferal Stable Isotopic Values: A look into the past by comparison with modern analogs. Benthic Foraminiferal Specialist on leg 344. Integrated Ocean Drilling Program. April 2012. Funding for travel and participation on IODP Leg 344.

  o   The ecology and trace element composition of deep-sea benthic foraminifera living on the Australian: Applications for assessments of biodiversity and responses to past and present climate change. Indiana Space Grant Consortium. Graduate Fellowship. February 2012. $12,000.

·         2010

  o   Cushman Foundation Student Travel Award for Forams 2010. Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research. 2010. $1250.

·         2009

  o   Graduate Student Research Fund. Indiana State University. 2009. $400.

Teaching Experience

·         2013-2014 Academic Year

  o   Lecturer and Laboratory Instructor. Eastern Illinois State University. GEL/ESC 1300G: Introduction to Environmental Science. Spring 2014 Semester.

·         2012- 2013 Academic Year

  o   Lecturer and Laboratory Instructor. Indiana State University. ENVI 270: Historical Geology. Fall 2013 Semester.

·         2011- 2012 Academic Year

  o   Guest Lecturer. Indiana State University. ENVI 270: Historical Geology. Fossils. March 7th

  o   Guest Lecturer. Indiana State University. ENVI 110: Introduction to Environmental Sciences Lecture. Hot spot and Earthquakes. April 4, 2012

  o   Guest Lecturer. Indiana State University. ENVI 110 Introduction to Environmental Sciences Lecture. Fresh Water, Oceans, and Coasts. April 6th

  o   Guest Lecturer. Indiana State University. ENVI 110 Introduction to Environmental Sciences Lecture. Fresh Water Resources. April 9th

  o   Guest Lecturer. Indiana State University. ENVI 110 Introduction to Environmental Sciences Lecture. Hot spot and Earthquakes. Fresh Water, Oceans, and Coasts: Pollution. April 11th

  o   Guest Lecturer. Indiana State University. ENVI 110 Introduction to Environmental Sciences Lecture. Hot spot and Earthquakes. Air Pollution. April 13th

·         2010-2011 Academic Year

  o   Indiana State University. ENVI 270 Lab Instructor: Historical Geology.

·         2009-2010 Academic Year

  o   Indiana State University. ENVI 110 Lab Instructor: Introduction to Earth and Environmental Studies. Spring Semester

  o   Indiana State University. ENVI 160 Lab Instructor: Introduction to Geology. Fall Semester

·         2008-2009 Academic Year

  o   Indiana State University. ENVI 160 Lab Instructor: Introduction to Geology.

  o   Guest Lecturer: Indiana State University. ENVI110. Intro to Environmental Science Lecture. Dr. James Speer. Research at Sea: The Gulf of California. October

Educational Outreach and Department Service

·         2014

o   Career Day Presentation: Paleontology and Paleoceanography. Sugar Grove Elementary. West Terre Haute, IN May 21st

o   Earth day Mini Talk presentation. Talk title: Earth’s previous tenants. Eastern Illinois University. April 22nd 2014

o   North-Central Section Undergraduate Research Grant reviewers. February 20 

·         2013

o   Science Camp at Indiana State University. Talk Title: Exploring the Oceans. July 26th

o   Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre. Eden, Australia. Talk Title: Exploring Oases in the Deep-Sea with ALVIN and JASON. May 31st

o   Indiana Master Naturalists. Talk title: Mass Extinctions. January 1st

·         2012

  o   Collected soil samples for lead testing at the ISU Community Gardens.

  o   Assisting in 175 lab renovation design and movement.

·         2011

  o   St. Patrick Elementary. Terre Haute, IN. Science Fair Judge. February.

  o   Coordinated room 175 lab relocation logistics, and assisted in lab renovation design and the movement of equipment and supplies.

  o   Organized research sample storage, and sample maintenance.

  o   Developed lab data storage protocol and lab safety manual

Activities and Interests

·         American Geophysical Union. Member 2012-Present

·         Geological Society of America. Member 2011-Present.

·         Journal of Foraminiferal Research. Member 2010-Present.

·         ISU Environmental Club. Member 2009-Present

·         PADI Certified Open Water SCUBA Diver. 2006-Present.

·         Tri Beta Member, Muskingum University Chapter. 2004-2008.

·         Chi Alpha Nu Club of Muskingum University. Member 2004-2008. Rush Chair 2006-2008.

·         Muskingum University Softball 2004-2008, Captain 2008.