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Michael Tuite

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Address:

4800 Oak Grove Drive
M/S 183-301

Pasadena, CA 91109

Member of:

Laboratory Studies

Education

  • B.A. in International Politics, University of Pennsylvania, 1983
  • M.S. in Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, 2008
  • PhD. in Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, 2012

Professional Experience

  • Manager, Astrobiogeochemistry Lab – Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Caltech (2015-present)
  • Caltech Postdoctoral Scholar – Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Caltech (2013–2015)
  • Project Scientist – Virginia Division of Geology and Mineral Resources (2012-2013)
  • Research/Teaching Assistant – Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia (2006-2012)
  • Director, Digital Media Lab – University of Virginia Library (1996–2006)

Research Interests

  • Nutrient biogeochemistry in anoxic marine systems
  • Biogeochemical causes and consequences of major Earth/life transitions
  • Preservation and detection of molecular and isotopic fossils in Mars-analog rocks
  • Geological sample data management

Selected Publications

  1. Tuite, M.L., Williford, K.H., Macko, S.A. (in review) From Hothouse to Icehouse: Nitrogen Biogeochemistry and the Oxygenation of the Late Devonian Ocean/Atmosphere System.
  2. Tuite, Michael L., et al., (2017), Geochemistry of the Late Devonian VA-1 core. Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA). doi:10.1594/IEDA/100679
  3. William J. Abbey, Rohit Bhartia, Luther W. Beegle, Lauren DeFlores, Veronica Paez, Kripa Sijapati, Shakher Sijapati, Kenneth Williford, Michael Tuite, William Hug, Ray Reid, 2017. Deep UV Raman Spectroscopy for Planetary Exploration: The Search for In Situ Organics, Icarus, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2017.01.039.
  4. Tuite, M.L., 2016, Geochemistry of the Daviess 873 core, http://dx.doi.org/10.18130/V3/QAIK3R, University of Virginia Dataverse, V1
  5. Haddad, E., Tuite, M., Martinez, A., Williford, K., Boyer, D., Droser, M., Love, G., 2016. Lipid biomarker stratigraphic records through the Late Devonian Frasnian/Famennian boundary: Comparison of high- and low-latitude epicontintental marine settings, Organic Geochemsitry.
  6. Tuite, M.L, Flannery, D.T., Williford, K.W., 2016. Organic Geochemistry of a High-Latitude Lower Cretaceous Lacustrine Sediment Sample from the Koonwarra Fossil Beds, South Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. Memoirs of Museum Victoria.
  7. Tuite, M.L. & Macko, S.A., 2013, Basinward nitrogen limitation demonstrates role of terrestrial nitrogen and redox control of delta N-15 in a Late Devonian black shale, Geology, 41(10), pp. 1079-82.
  8. Tuite, M.L. & Macko, S.A., 2010, Biogeochemistry of N and P in a dysoxic/euxinic late Devonian epeiric basin, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 74(12), pp. A1059-.
  9. Cox, B.S., Cox, D.J. & Tuite, M.  2001, Driving difficulties among male adolescents, Journal of Adolescent Health, vol. 29, no. 5, pp. 312-3.
  10. Tuite, M.L, Flannery, D.T., Williford, K.W., (in press) Organic Geochemistry of a High-Latitude Lower Cretaceous Lacustrine Sediment Sample from the Koonwarra Fossil Beds, South Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. Memoirs of Museum Victoria.
  11. Tuite, M.L. & Macko, S.A., (2013). Basinward Nitrogen Limitation Demonstrates Role of Terrestrial N and Redox Control of δ15N in a Late Devonian Black Shale, Geology.
  12. Tuite, M.L. & Macko, S.A., (2010). Biogeochemistry of N and P in a dysoxic/euxinic late Devonian epeiric basin, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 74(12), pp. A1059.
  13. Cox, B.S., Cox, D.J. & Tuite, M. (2001). Driving difficulties among male adolescents, Journal of Adolescent Health, vol. 29, no. 5, pp. 312-3.