Headshot of Elizabeth, a white woman with brown hair in a ponytail, wearing glasses. She is wearing a black jacket and has a gray 3D printed trilobite on her shoulder, which she is pointing to.

Elizabeth Sibert (Pal(a)eoPERCS Email list manager and general “catch-all”)

I’m a micropaleontologist and oceanographer, and I’m interested in how marine ecosystems respond to global change. I specialize in ichthyoliths, microfossil fish teeth and shark scales, preserved mostly in deep-sea sediments, and use these tiny fossils to reconstruct fish and shark evolution and their roles in marine ecosystems on long timescales. My work is inherently interdisciplinary, using geological tools to address fundamental questions in biology and oceanography. I am currently an Assistant Scientist in the Geology and Geophysics Department at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. I did my undergraduate in biology at University of California San Diego, and my MS and PhD in oceanography from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. My first postdoctoral position was as a Junior Fellow in the Harvard Society of Fellows at Harvard University. I then spent several years at Yale University as a Hutchinson Postdoctoral Fellow through the Yale Institute of Biospheric Studies and then as an Associate Research Scientist. On the Pal(a)eoPERCS Committee, I manage the email list and send out twice-weekly seminar announcements. I also serve as the “catch-all”, develop leadership team meeting agendas, and keep track of all ongoing projects.

Guest post: Pal(a)eoPERCS

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June 2020, amidst a global COVID-19 pandemic where social distancing and isolation brought the world to a standstill, a grassroots seminar series (Pal(a)eoPERCS) was started with the aim to bolster scholarly engagement and create a convivial space through weekly virtual seminars for Early Career Researchers and Professionals (ECRs).  Three years later, with June 2023 quickly approaching, Pal(a)eoP ...[Read More]