Jennifer A. Roberts, PhD

Natural Sciences and Mathematics - Geology
Professor
Primary office:
785.864.1960
Ritchie Hall, room 254C
University of Kansas
1414 Naismith Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045
Second office:
Slawson Hall, room 170C



Summary

Dr. Roberts specializes in hydrochemistry and microbial geochemistry, bridging basic and applied science and focusing on the role of microorganisms on mineral chemistry and weathering as it applies to carbon sequestration, petroleum reservoir diagenesis, paleoclimate, and water quality from the nano- to landscape scales.

Education

B.S., Trinity University
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Teaching

I teach introductory geology, geomicrobiology, ethics and a range of specialty courses in at the intersection of energy and environment.

Research

My research program focuses broadly on microbe:mineral interactions and the geological and ecological implications of these interactions in subsurface environments. My program currently has three separate but interrelated thrusts—microbial attachment to mineral surfaces; nutrient-driven microbial silicate weathering, and low temperature-dolomite precipitation.

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Upcoming Colloquium

SPRING 2021

2/25/21: Dr. Katherine Ryker, Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina

3/25/21: Dr. Jonathan Payne, Professor, Geological Science, Stanford University, Stanford, California.

4/8/21: Dr. Peter Burgess, Professor of Sedimentary Geology and Head of Earth Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

4/29/21: Dr. Hildegard Westphal, Professor, Geoecology & Carbonate Sedimentology and Director of the Center for Marine Environmental Science, Bremen University, Bremen, Germany.

Geology Scholarship

The 2021-2022 Academic-Year Undergraduate Scholarship Award Application is now online.
 
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