Kathryn Pauls

Visiting Assistant Professor of Geosciences

Dr. Kathryn Pauls

Status:Working Remotely

  • Professional
  • Biography

Education

  • Ph.D., Geosciences, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 2020
  • M.S., Geosciences, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 2014
  • B.A., Geology & Spanish, Augustana College, 2011

Selected Presentations

  • Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections Meeting, Using Your Head: MPM 8111 and the Pachycephalosaur Debate, Chicago, IL (2019)
  • Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections Meeting, Digitizing the Ordovician collection: in between a rock and a new building, Chicago, IL (2019)
  • Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Late Paleozoic regional paleoclimate of the Protoprecordilleran Gondwana margin: a case study in the Paganzo Basin (2018)

Selected Articles

  • López-Gamundí, O., Limarino, C.O., Isbell, J.L., Pauls, K.N., Césari, S.N., Alonso Muruaga, P. "The Late Paleozoic Ice Age along the southwestern margin of Gondwana: facies models, age constraints, correlation, and sequence stratigraphic framework." Journal of South American Earth Sciences 2021:
  • Pauls, K.N., Isbell, J.L., Limarino, C.O., Malone, D., Colombi, C., Alonso Muruaga, P., Schencman, L.J., Moxness, L.D. "Constraining late paleozoic ice extent in the Paganzo basin of western Argentina: Provenance of the lower Paganzo group strata." Journal of South American Earth Sciences 2020:
  • Pauls, K.N., Isbell, J.L., McHenry, L., Limarino, C.O., Moxness, L.D., Schencman, L.J. "A paleoclimatic reconstruction of the Carboniferous-Permian paleovalley fill in the Eastern Paganzo Basin: Insights into glacial extent and deglaciation of southwestern Gondwana." Journal of South American Earth Sciences 2019:
  • Fedorchuk, N.D., Isbell, J.L., Griffis, N.P., Vesely, F.F., Rosa, E.L.M., Montãnez, I.P., Mundil, R., Yin Q.-Z., Iannuzzi R., Roesler G., Pauls, K.N. "Carboniferous glaciotectonized sediments in the southernmost Paraná Basin, Brazil: Ice marginal dynamics and paleoclimate indicators." Sedimentary Geology 2019:

Biography

My research interests are in sedimentology, paleoclimate and paleoecology, with a focus on the late Paleozoic ice age (LPIA). For my M.S., I focused on the paleoecology and sedimentology of high-paleolatitude marine invertebrate biozones in Patagonia, Argentina. Switching gears ever so slightly, my dissertation research focused on the LPIA in western Argentina, and tackled questions concerning glacial ice extent, as well as the causes and timing for the disappearance of glacial environments along the southwestern margin of Gondwana and in Brazil. I have not lost my passion for marine invertebrates, though, and I work as a collections and research associate in the Geology Department at the Milwaukee Public Museum.