Carlie Pietsch

 

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Assisstant Professor: Paleontology

Phone: 408 924-5279
Office: DH 201
Office Hours (Spring 2018): M 3:00-5:00 PM or by appointment
E-mail: carlie.pietsch@sjsu.edu

 

Education

  • Ph.D. 2015, University of Southern California

Research Interests

  • As a paleontologist, I study changes in fossil assemblages, sediments, and geochemistry to determine how extreme climate intervals in Earth's history effect the paleoecology and evolution of marine communities.

Recent Classes

  • Paleontology (GEOL/BIOL 142)
  • Earth, Time, and Life (GEOL 007)

Recent Activity (2014-2017)

 

Published Papers

      • Pietsch, C., Ritterbush, K.A., Thompson, J.R., Petsios, E., and Bottjer, D.J., 2017, Evolutionary models in the Early Trassic marine realm: Paleogeography, Paleoclimatology, Paleoecology.
      • Pietsch, C., Harrison, H.C., and Allmon, W.D., 2016, Whence the Gosport Sand (upper Middle Eocene, Alabama)? The Origin of Glauconitic Shell Beds in the Paleogene of the U.S. Gulf Coastal Plain: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 86(11), p. 1249-1268.
      • Pietsch, C., Petsios, E., and Bottjer, D.J., 2016, Sudden and extreme hyperthermals, low-oxygen, and sediment influx drove community phase shifts following the end-Permian mass extinction: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 451, p. 183-196.
      • Corsetti, F.A., Ritterbush, K.A., Bottjer, D.J., Greene, S.E., Ibarra, Y., Yager, J.A., West, A.J., Berelson, W.M., Rosas, S., Becker, T.W., Levine, N.M., Loyd, S.J., Martindale, R.C., Petryshyn, V.A., Carroll, N.R., Petsios, E., Pietsch, C., Stellmann, J.L., Thompson, J.R., Washington, K.A., Wilmeth, D.T., 2015, Investigating the paleoecological consequences of supercontinent breakup: Sponges clean up in the Early Jurassic: The Sedimentary Record, v. 13, no. 2, p. 4-10.
      • Pietsch, C., Mata, S.A., and Bottjer, D.J., 2014, High temperature and low oxygen perturbations drive contrasting benthic recovery dynamics following the end-Permian mass extinction: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 399, p. 98-113.
      • Pietsch, C., and Bottjer, D.J., 2014, The importance of oxygen for the disparate recovery patterns of the benthic macrofauna in the Early Triassic: Earth-Science Reviews, v. 137, p. 65-84.

Grants

      • Pietsch, C., Paleontological Society Kenneth E. and Annie Caster Student Research Grant Spring 2012
      • Pietsch, C.Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) Student Research Grant Spring 2012
      • Pietsch, C.American Association of Petroleum Geologists Raymond C. Moore Memorial Grant Spring 2011
      • Pietsch, C.American Museum of Natural History Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Fund Grant Spring 2011
      • Pietsch, C.Geological Society of America Grant Recipient Spring 2010: Gretchen L. Blechschmidt Award Winner, Geological Society of America. Fall 2010 For women pursuing research in biostratigraphy or paleooceanography

Published Abstracts

      • Petsios, E., Thompson, J.R., Pietsch, C., and Bottjer, D.R., 2017, Biotic impacts of temperature before, during, and after the end-Permian mass extinction: A multi-metric and multiscale approach to modeling extinction and recovery dynamics: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 49, no. 6.
      • Pietsch, C., Brendan, A.M., Maistros, L.M., Aglevis, M., and Allmon, W.D., 2017, Evaluating ecological function and convergent evolution of extreme parietal callus in marine gastropods: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 49, no. 6.
      • Pietsch, C., and Bottjer, D.J., 2014, The dynamic response of marine life to extreme temperature and low oxygen events following the end-Permian mass extinction: American Geophysical Union, Abstract PP11A-1335.
      • Pietsch, C., and Bottjer, D.J., 2014, Rebounds and resets in the Early Triassic recovery from the end-Permian mass extinction: Geological Society of American Abstracts with Programs, v. 46, no.6.
      • Pietsch, C., Petsios, E., and Bottjer, D.J., 2014, Low oxygen and extreme temperatures disturb the ecological recovery of the Tethyan benthic fauna following the end-Permian mass extinction: Geological Society of American Abstracts with Programs, v. 46, no.6.
      • Petsios, E. and Pietsch, C., 2014, Redox conditions and community evenness following the end-Permian mass extinction: Geological Society of American Abstracts with Programs, v. 46, no. 6.
      • Bottjer, D.J., Pietsch, C., Ritterbush, K.A., Petsios, E., and Thompson, J.R., 2014, Evolution in the Early Triassic: Geological Society of American Abstracts with Programs, Vol.46, No. 6.
      • Pietsch, C., and Bottjer, D.J., 2013. Pinpointing the ecological effects of discrete high temperature and low oxygen events for the benthic recovery following the end-Permian mass extinction: Geological Society of American Abstracts with Programs, v. 45, no. 7, p. 231.
      • Pietsch, C., and Bottjer, D.J., 2010, Comparison of changes in ocean chemistry in the Early Triassic with trends in diversity and ecology: Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 21 (Suppl 1), p. 147-150.

Technical Presentations

      • Pietsch, C., Ritterbush, K.A., and Bottjer, D.J., 2013, Early Triassic recovery of benthic and pelagic taxa in response to high temperature and low oxygen perturbations: Paleontological Research Institute Summer Symposium, Ithaca NY.
      • Pietsch, C., Ritterbush, K.A., and Bottjer, D.J., 2013, High temperature events and low oxygen conditions effect benthic and pelagic recovery dynamics differently during the Early Triassic: Abstract for the International Geological Correlation Program (IGCP) 572: Restoration of Marine Ecosystems following the Permian-Triassic Mass Extinction, Wuhan, Peoples Republic of China.
      • Pietsch, C., and Bottjer, D.J., 2012, A global comparison of depositional environments impacting the timing of recovery from the end-Permian mass extinction: Abstract for the International Geological Correlation Program 572: Restoration of Marine Ecosystems following the Permian-Triassic Mass Extinction, Eger, Hungary.
      • Pietsch, C., Ritterbush, K.A., and Bottjer, D.J., 2012, Contrasting trends in the Early Triassic ecological recovery of benthic and pelagic fauna: Geological Society of American Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 44, No. 7, pg 165.
      • Pietsch, C., Ritterbush, K.A., Bottjer, D.J., 2012, A comparison of benthic and pelagic ecology during the Early Triassic recovery from the end-Permian mass extinction: Geoclub Seminar at the California Institute of Technology.
      • Pietsch, C., Mata, S.A., and Bottjer, D.J., 2012, Benthic marine invertebrate recovery from the end-Permian mass extinction; Testing the importance of the Habitable Zone through space and time: Abstract for the Midwest Geobiology Symposium, Washington University in St. Louis.
      • Pietsch, C., Mata, S.A., and Bottjer, D.J., 2011, Comparing Early Triassic patterns of benthic ecological recovery following the end-Permian mass extinction: a test of the habitable zone hypothesis in disparate shoreface environments: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 43, No. 5, pg 507.
      • Pietsch, C., and Bottjer, D.J., 2010, Understanding Early Triassic benthic invertebrate diversity and ecology and corresponding carbon isotope excursions: Geological Society of America, Pacific Section Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 42, No. 4, pg 45.
      • Pietsch, C., Mata, S.A., and Bottjer, D.J., 2010, Testing the Habitable Zone Hypothesis for the Early Triassic Benthic Fauna of Western Pangaea: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 42, No. 5, p. 481.
      • Pietsch, C., Dietl, G., and Herbert, G., 2009, The Plio-Pleistocene extinctions in Florida and the ecology of durophagous predator-prey interactions: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 41, No. 7, p. 391.
      • Pietsch, C., Dietl, G., and Herbert, G., 2009, Size vs. Age standardization of predation frequency in the fossil record: A first look. Geological Society of American Abstracts with Programs, v. 41, mo. 7, p. 265.
      • Pietsch, C., Herbert, G., Harries, P., Dietl, G., Oches, E., and Portell, R., 2008, Escalatory increase in durophagous predation during an extinction event: Geological Society of America, Southeastern Section Abstracts with Programs, v. 40, no. 4, p. 59.

Reviewing and Editorial Service

      • Pietsch, C., Peer reviewer for:
        • Geology
        • National Science Foundation Panel Review
        • Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology