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Dr. Catherine Rose - Assistant Professor

Catherine Rose



Tel: + 353 1 8961165

Office: 0.18A Museum Building



My research involves pairing sedimentary stratigraphic data with a range of geochemical proxies to explore key Earth history events, such as large perturbations to the global carbon cycle and changes in climate. This work relies on making original field observations at a range of scales from maps, rock outcrops, and thin sections. I am currently investigating the impact sedimentology has on isotopic signatures preserved in modern and ancient settings. In particular, I am working to characterise the localisation of different sulphur species within complex carbonate facies at the micron-scale, using synchrotron facilities and secondary ion mass spectrometry. This research aims to decipher the spatial variability of sulphur isotopes at a scale previously unobtainable, and so eliminating much of the uncertainty of chemostratigraphic records generated using bulk samples.


Junior Sophister
GL3326 Sedimentology

Senior Sophister
GL4416 Planet Formation & Early Earth

GL4402 Fieldwork



Rose, C.V., Beaudoin, C., Fischer, W.W., Finnegan, S., and Fike, D.A., Carbon and Sulfur Cycling During the Silurian Ireviken Event: Insights from Gotland, Sweden, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, in review.

Fike, D.A., Rose, C.V., Gao, J., and Aller, R.C., Spatial Heterogeneity in Sulfur Isotopes: Implications for Modern Environments and Paleoenvironmental Reconstructions, Chemical Geology, accepted.

Fike, D.A., Bradley, A.S., and Rose, C.V. (2015) Rethinking the Ancient Sulfur Cycle, Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 43, 593-622.

Rose, C.V., Maloof, A.C., Schoene, B., Ewing, R.C., Linnemann, U., Hofmann, M., and Cottle, J.M., 2013, The end-Cryogenian glaciation of South Australia, Geoscience Canada, 40, 256-293.pdf

Rose, C.V., Swanson-Hysell, N.L., Husson, J.M., Poppick, L.N., Cottle, J.M., Schoene, B. and Maloof, A.C., 2012, Constraints on the origin and relative timing of the Trezona δ13C anomaly below the end-Cryogenian glaciation, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 319-320, 241-250.pdf

Long, S., Macquarrie, N., Tobgay, T., Rose, C.V., Gehrels, G. and Grujic, D., 2011, Tectonostratigraphy of the lesser Himalaya of Bhutan: Implications for the along-strike stratigraphic continuity of the northern Indian margin, Bulletin of the Geological Society of America, 123, 1406-1426.pdf

Macdonald, F.A., Strauss, J.V., Rose, C.V., Dudas, F.O. and Schrag, D.P., 2010, Stratigraphy of the Port Nolloth Group of Namibia and South Africa and implications for the age of Neoproterozoic iron formations, American Journal of Science, 310, 862-888.pdf

Maloof, A.C., Rose, C.V., Beach, R., Samuels, B.M., Calmet, C.C., Erwin, D.H., Poirier, G.R., Yao, N. and Simons, F.J., 2010, Possible animal-body fossils in pre-Marinoan limestones from South Australia, Nature Geoscience, 3, 653-659.pdf

Rose, C.V. and Maloof, A.C., 2010, Testing models for post-glacial ‘cap dolostone’ deposition: Nuccaleena Formation, South Australia, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 296, 165-180.pdf

Swanson-Hysell, N.L., Rose, C.V., Calmet, C.C., Halverson, G.P., Hurtgen, M.T., Maloof, A.C., 2010, Cryogenian onset of a dynamic carbon cycle, Science, 328, 608-611.pdf

Last updated 3 August 2016