Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

2015-present  PhD | Geosciences | Baylor University

2012-2014       MS | Biology | East Tennessee State University

2008-2012       BS | Program in the Environment with Minor in Biological                                         Anthropology | University of Michigan

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Baylor University

Stratigraphy and Sedimentology | Teaching Assistant | Spring 2018

Invertebrate Paleontology | Teaching Assistant | Fall 2017

Environmental Geology | Teaching Assistant | Spring 2016, Fall 2018

World Oceans | Teaching Assistant | Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Spring 2017

 

RESEARCH & PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2016                Bone Blitz | Waco Mammoth National Monument, Waco, TX

2015-present   Graduate Teaching Assistant | Baylor University, Waco, TX

2014                Paleontology/Museum Assistant (GeoCorps) | Florissant Fossil                                  Beds National Monument, Florissant, CO. Mentor: Herb Meyer

2013                Lab/Field Volunteer | Gray Fossil Site, Gray, TN

2012-2014       Graduate Research Assistant | East Tennessee State University,                                 Johnson City, TN

2011, 2012      Paleontology Intern | The Mammoth Site, Hot Springs, SD

2010-2012       Fossil Preparator | University of Michigan Museum of Paleontology,                         Ann Arbor, MI

2010-2012       Docent | University of Michigan Natural History Museum, Ann                                  Arbor, MI

 

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-Reviewed

[2]. Peppe, D.J., Baumgartner, A., Flynn, A. G., and Blonder, B. 2018. Reconstructing paleoclimate and paleoecology using fossil leaves: In Croft, D. A., Simpson, S. W., Su, D. F. (eds). Methods in Paleoecology: Reconstructing Cenozoic Terrestrial Environments and Ecological Communities: Springer (Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology Series), Dordrecht.

[1]. Bucksch, A., Atta-Boateng, A., Fortuné Azihou, A., Balduzzi, M., Battogtokh, D., Baumgartner, A., et al. 2017. Morphological Plant Modeling: Unleashing Geometric and Topologic Potential within the Plant Sciences. Frontiers in Plant Science, 8: 900.

Presentations & Abstracts

(* poster)

Baumgartner, A., Donahoo, M., and Peppe, D. 2018. Preliminary Paleobotanical Paleoclimate Estimates from the Early Miocene Rusinga Island, Lake Victoria, Kenya. 2nd Lembersky Conference in Human Evolutionary, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

*Baumgartner, A., Donahoo, M., and Peppe, D. 2018. Assessing the relationship between leaf size and shape in African floras: Implications for paleoclimate proxies. Green Life Symposium, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Baumgartner, A., Donahoo, M., and Peppe, D. 2018. Testing the applicability of leaf physiognomic proxies for climate on equatorial African floras. 10th European Palaeobotany & Palynology Conference, Dublin, Ireland.

Baumgartner, A., Donahoo, M., and Peppe, D. 2018. Assessing the relationship between leaf size and shape in African floras. Ecological Integration Symposium, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.

*Baumgartner, A, Peppe, D. J., Chitwood, D. H., and Donahoo, M. 2016. Rapid leaf character response to climate variability in Vitis: Implications for leaf physiognomic paleoclimate reconstructions. XIV IPC/X IOPC Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

*Baumgartner, K. A., and Meyer, H. W. 2015. Effects of allochthonous pollen influx on paleoclimate reconstructions: Evidence from the late Eocene Florissant flora, Colorado. Paleoecology Symposium, Cleveland Museum of Natural History and Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, Ohio.

Baumgartner, K. A., and Meyer, H. W. 2014. Coexistence Climate Analysis of the Late Eocene Florissant Flora, Colorado. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 46:6, p. 490.

Baumgartner, K. A. 2013. Paleoclimate Reconstructions of Three Mid-Atlantic Miocene Sites. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 45:7, p. 303.

 

Invited Presentations

Baumgartner, A. 2018. I speak for the trees: what plants can tell us about climate. WISE Lecture Series. Baylor University, Waco, TX.

Baumgartner, A. 2014. Back to the Future: Paleoclimate, Paleoenvironment and the Gray Fossil Site. Lunchtime Lecture at the Gray Fossil Site, Gray, TN.

Student Presentations

Donahoo, M.A., Baumgartner, K.A., and Peppe, D.J. 2018. Applying Paleobotanical Paleoclimate Proxies: A Case Study of Tropical African Floras. URSA Scholars, Baylor University.

Donahoo, M.A., Baumgartner, K.A., and Peppe, D.J. 2017. Applying paleobotanical paleoclimate proxies: A case study of tropical African floras. Geological Society of American Abstracts with Programs 49:6.

 

GRANTS

2018                Baylor University Graduate School Travel Grant                  $400

Lembersky Conference Participation Grant                                         $750

Baylor Department of Geosciences Graduate Research Grant        $3,000

BSA EPPC Student Travel Grant                                                             $1,000

Green Life Symposium Early Career Researcher Travel Grant         $350

2017                Leakey Foundation                                                                     $14,400

GSA Graduate Research Grant                                                                 $2,500

Baylor Department of Geosciences Graduate Research Grant          $3,000

2016                Evolving Earth Foundation                                       $3,000

Dallas Paleontological Society Frank Crane Memorial Scholarship $1,000

Baylor Department of Geosciences Graduate Research Grant           $1,100

Baylor University Graduate School Travel Grant                                  $400

2015                Paleoecology Symposium (CMNH) Student Travel Grant      $300

Baylor University Graduate School Travel Grant                                  $200

2013                GSA South East Section Student Travel Grant                          $300

Total                                                                                                                    $29,000

 

HONORS & FELLOWSHIPS

2018                Baylor University Department of Geosciences

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

 

SERVICE

University

Baylor University

2018                Fall Fossil Festival, Waco Mammoth National Monument, Waco, TX

College Fair, DeSoto ISD, DeSoto, TX

Paleo Journal Club, Baylor University, Waco, TX

R training, Peppe Lab, Baylor University, Waco, TX

Visiting scientist, Cub Scout meeting, Waco, TX

2017-present   Department of Geosciences Social Media Co-Manager, Baylor University, Waco, TX

2017                Earth Science Week, Mayborn Museum, Waco, TX

Sic ‘Em Science Day, Mayborn Museum, Waco, TX

2016                Central Texas Girl Scout STEM Fair, Texas State Technical College

East Tennessee State University

2014                Darwin Day, Gray Fossil Site, Gray, TN

2013                GIS Day, Gray Fossil Site, Gray, TN

National Fossil Day, Gray Fossil Site, Gray, TN

University of Michigan

2011                Outreach Facilitator, Science for Tomorrow, UMMNH, Ann Arbor, MI

2010-2011       Outreach Facilitator, Family Science & Reading Program, UMMNH, Ann Arbor, MI

 

Professional

2014-2015       Visiting scientist, Hanover-Horton School District, Hanover, MI

 

STUDENT ADVISING

Mentoring

Baylor University

Biology: Sam Chun, Samantha Flores, Austin Hubbert, Taylor Horn

Environmental Science: Delany Baum

Geology: Ryley Collins, Gilliane Del Rosario, Carson Steinmann

 

Undergraduate B.S. Thesis

Michaela Donahoo (GEO)

Thesis: Applying paleobotanical paleoclimate proxies: A case study of tropical African floras

WORKSHOPS

2018                Advances in Paleoecology, 2nd Lembersky Conference in Human Evolutionary Studies, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, November 14-16, 2018.

Women in the Academy Conference: Navigating the Journey to Success, Baylor University, Waco, TX, April 7, 2018.

REACHE (Research on East African Catarrhine and Hominoid Evolution) Conference, Nairobi, Kenya, August 6-10, 2018.

rstudio::conf, 2nd Annual Meeting Workshop, San Diego, CA, January 31-Feburary 3, 2018.

2016                Portal to the Public Network (PoPNet) Workshop, Mayborn Museum, Waco, TX, Nov. 7 & 14, 2016.

2015                Paleoecology Symposium Research Workshop at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, OH, Sep. 10-13, 2015.

NIMBioS Investigative Workshop, Morphological Plant Modeling: Unleashing geometric and topologic potential within the plant sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, Sep. 2-4, 2015.

 

POPULAR MEDIA

2018                Common Descent Podcast interview: Listener Question

Common Descent Podcast interview: Grass

2014                Experiment.com crowd-funding project:

“What was the paleoclimate of Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument?”

Palaeo After Dark interview: Geological Society of America Meeting

2013                Palaeocast interview: Geological Society of America Day 2

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG)

Baylor University Association for Women Geoscientists (BAWG)

Baylor University Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)

Botanical Society of America (BSA)

Earth Science Women’s Network (ESWN)

Geological Society of America (GSA)

Paleontological Society (PS)

Don Sundquist Center of Excellence in Paleontology

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