Marisa Nicole Repasch

Universität Potsdam
Helmholtz Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum (GFZ-Potsdam)

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Fluvial and tectonic geomorphology; role of rivers in the carbon cycle

EDUCATION
Ph.D. candidate, 2016-, Geomorphology, Universität Potsdam

M.Sc., 2016, Earth and Planetary Sciences, The University of New Mexico

B.S., 2014, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lehigh University

PUBLICATIONS

Repasch, M., Karlstrom, K., Heizler, M, and Pecha, M., Birth and evolution of the Rio Grande fluvial system in the past 8 Ma: Progressive downward integration and the influence of tectonics, volcanism, and climate: Earth-Science Reviews, v. 168, pg. 113-164. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2017.03.003

Repasch, M., Karlstrom, K., Heizler, M., and Koning, D., 2016, Reconstructing the provenance of the post-640 ka Rio Grande-Rio Chama fluvial system using detrital zircon dating: New Mexico Geological Society Fall Field Conference Guidebook, v. 67, p. 479-489.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Visiting Researcher, USGS Luminescence Dating Laboratory, Lakewood, CO, July 2016
Sediment sampling, sample preparation, Optically Stimulated Luminescence using blue light for quartz grains, determination of equivalent dose, determination of dose rate, age determination

Visiting Researcher, New Mexico Geochronology Research Laboratory, Socorro, NM, Fall 2015
Detrital mineral separation, 40Ar/39Ar geochronology applied to basaltic rocks (step heating) and detrital sanidine grains (single crystal laser fusion)

Visiting Researcher, Arizona LaserChron Center, Tucson, AZ, Spring-Summer 2015
Detrital zircon U-Pb geochronology using Thermo Element2 single-collector ICPMS
and Analyte G2 excimer laser ablation system

Research Assistant, Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico, Summer 2014-2015
Cross section interpretation; geospatial analysis and mapping; landscape evolution modeling

Research Assistant, Paleomagnetism Laboratory, Lehigh University, Fall 2013-Spring 2014
Rock-magnetic sampling, sample preparation, Remanence Acquisition, Thermal Demagnetization, and Anisotropy of Magnetic Susceptibility

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Teaching Assistant, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico, May 2015-May 2016
Structural Geology, Spring 2016
New Mexico Field Geology, Fall 2015
Physical Geology Laboratory, Fall 2015
Advanced Field Geology, Summer 2015

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS
Fred D. Trauger Memorial Scholarship, May 2016
Association for Women Geoscientists Outstanding Student Award, April 2016
University of New Mexico GPSA Student Research Grant, Fall 2015
ExxonMobil/Geological Society of America Student Geoscience Grant, June 2015
V.C. Kelley Outstanding Graduate Student Award, May 2015
New Mexico Geological Society Grant-in-Aid of Research, April 2015
3rd Place, Best Graduate Student Poster, New Mexico Academy of Science Research Symposium, November 2014
GSA On to the Future travel grant to attend the annual meeting in Vancouver, B.C., October 2014
Lehigh University Undergraduate Research Grant, October 2013
Vic Johnson Lehigh University Field Camp Scholarship, June 2013
Environmental Initiative Research Fellowship, May 2013
Lehigh Women’s Basketball Leadership Award, April 2012

PRESENTATIONS AND CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
Repasch, M., Karlstrom, K., and Heizler, M., Birth and evolution of the Rio Grande fluvial system in the last 8 Ma: Progressive downward integration and interplay among tectonics, volcanism, climate, and river evolution: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 48, no. 7. Talk.

Repasch, M.N., Karlstrom, K.E., and Heizler, M.T., 2016, Unraveling the 5 Ma birth and evolution of the Rio Grande fluvial system: Proceedings from the 2015 Annual Spring Meeting, New Mexico Geological Society, Socorro, New Mexico, 8 April 2016. Talk.

Repasch, M.N., 2015, Birth and evolution of the Rio Grande fluvial system: New insights from river gravel provenance studies and 40Ar/39Ar basalt dating: Albuquerque Geological Society Meeting, 02 Dec 2015. Invited Talk.

Repasch, M.N., Karlstrom, K.E., and Heizler, M.T., 2015, Birth and evolution of the Rio Grande-Rio Chama fluvial system: the influence of magma-driven dynamic topography on fluvial systems over the last 8 Ma: Abstract EP41A-0912 presented at 2015 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 14-18 Dec.

Repasch, M.N., Karlstrom, K., and Heizler, M., 2015, Neotectonic influences on the evolution of the Rio Grande fluvial system over the last 5 Ma: GSA Abstracts with Programs, n. 214-8.

Repasch, M.N., Karlstrom, K., Heizler, M., Appelt, R., 2015, Mantle-surface interactions in northern New Mexico inferred from 40Ar/39Ar dating of Taos Plateau basalts and river incision history: New Mexico Journal of Science, v. 49, no. 1. Talk.

Repasch, M.N., Karlstrom, K., and Heizler, M., Birth and evolution of the Rio Grande fluvial system: New insights from river gravel provenance studies and 40Ar/39Ar dated paleoprofiles: Proceedings from the 2015 Annual Spring Meeting, New Mexico Geological Society, Socorro, New Mexico, 24 April 2015. Talk.

Repasch, M.N., Karlstrom, K.E., Crossey, L.J., and Blomgren, V., 2015, Studying the surface expressions of potential geothermal systems in northern New Mexico: Proceedings from the 2015 All Hands Meeting, New Mexico EPSCoR, Socorro, New Mexico, 17 April 2015.

Repasch, M.N., Karlstrom, K.E, Crossey, L.J., and Blomgren, V., 2014, Fault Networks of the Embudo Zone, northern New Mexico: Evaluating differential incision in the Rio Grande and implications for hydrothermal fluid pathways: New Mexico Journal of Science: Water, Energy, and the Environment, v. 48.

Blomgren, V., Crossey, L., Karlstrom, K., and Repasch, M., 2014, Evaluating hydrothermal and meteoric water mixing along the Embudo Fault System, northern NM: New Mexico Journal of Science: Water, Energy, and the Environment, v. 48.

Repasch, M.N., Carrigan, J.H., Pares, J.M., and Anastasio, D.J., 2014, Fold kinematics resolved in the Sant Llorenç de Morunys growth fold, southeastern Pyrenees, Spain: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, n. 86-4. Talk.

Parés, J. M., Repasch, M., Anastasio, D. J., and Carrigan, J., 2014, AMS-related shortening recorded in redbeds from growth strata, Pyrenees: EGU Geophysical Research Abstracts, v. 16, n. 10183.

Repasch, M.N., Peters, S.C., and Burrows, J.E., 2014, Cost efficacy of reusing abandoned mine drainage treatment byproducts as a wastewater treatment coagulant: GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 46, n. 2, 235824.

RELEVANT SKILLS
Computer: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere, Dreamweaver; Esri ArcGIS ; MODFLOW; Microsoft Office Suite; MATLAB; Move/FieldMove; Programming Languages: MATLAB, HTML

Other: Orienteering; off-road vehicle operation; geologic sample collection; U-Pb geochronology; 40Ar/39Ar geochronology; Paleomagnetometry; Optically Stimulated Luminescence dating

SERVICE AND OUTREACH
President – UNM Association of Geoscience Graduate Students, Summer 2015-Summer 2016
Grant Reader – UNM Graduate and Professional Student Association, Fall 2014-Summer 2016
Member – New Mexico Volunteers for the Outdoors, Summer 2015-Summer 2016
Representative for the Geological Society of America – AGI Geoscience Congressional Visits Day, Washington, D.C., 29-30 Sep 2015
Judge – Science and Engineering Fair at Manzano Day School, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 15-16 April 2015
Guest Speaker – Arroyo del Oso Elementary School, Albuquerque, Nov 2014
Secretary – Women in Science and Engineering, Lehigh University Chapter, 2013-2014
Coach and Camp Counselor – Lehigh University Youth Summer Basketball Camps, 2010-2014

AFFILIATIONS/MEMBERSHIPS
American Association of Petroleum Geologists
American Geophysical Union
Association for Women Geoscientists
Geological Society of America
The New Mexico Geological Society
Sigma Xi

RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Environmental Scientist I, The ELM Group, Inc, Princeton, N.J., Dec 2013-Aug 2014

  • Sampled soils, groundwater, and surface water in industrial and EPA Superfund sites for biogeochemical analysis
  • Created a model in Excel to predict sea level rise in the vicinity of a EPA Superfund site based on NOAA sea level and climate data
  • Interpreted ground penetrating radar data to locate and map subsurface structures
  • Integrated field data, conceptual models, and maps to prepare environmental impact assessments and remediation plans

Summer Research Intern, Lehigh Valley Environmental Initiative, Bethlehem, PAMay 2013–Aug 2013

  • Sampled and analyzed stream water affected by abandoned anthracite coal mine drainage in northeastern Pennsylvania for complete biogeochemical analysis to assess the environmental impact of mining on natural river systems
  • Generated a cost-benefit analysis model for treating mine waters and extracting metals for reuse in wastewater treatment processes
  • Prepared a proposal for remediation and sustainable metals recovery that was submitted to Hedin Environmental (Pittsburgh, PA)

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