PhD Geochemistry, University of California, Riverside, 2018
MS Geoscience, Pennsylvania State University, 2013
BS Geophysics, BS Geology, University of Minnesota, 2011
I use numerical models to study the co-evolution of life and environment on early Earth, with particular emphasis on Earth’s oxygenation history. I also extend these models to other inhabited worlds and explore possible ‘biosignatures’ that we may leverage to recognize the chemical fingerprints of life on Earth-like exoplanets.
Olson, S. L., Schwieterman, E. W., Reinhard, C. T., Ridgwell, A., Kane, S. R., Meadows, V. S., & Lyons, T. W. (2018). Atmospheric Seasonality as an Exoplanet Biosignature. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 858(2), L14.
Olson, S. L., Reinhard, C. T., & Lyons, T. W. (2016). Limited role for methane in the mid-Proterozoic greenhouse. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(41), 11447-11452.