Morgan Schaller

Associate Professor
Earth and Environmental Sciences


Ph.D. Geochemistry, Rutgers University

Focus Area

Stable Isotope Geochemistry, Paleoclimates

Selected Scholarly Works

Schaller, M. F., Turrin, B. D., Fung, M. K.GP, Katz, M. E., & Swisher, C. C. (2019). Initial 40Ar‐39Ar Ages of the Paleocene‐Eocene Boundary Impact Spherules. Geophysical Research Letters, 46, 9091– 9102.

Schaller, M.F., Fung, M.K., Wright, J.D., Katz, M., Kent, D.V. (2016) Impact Ejecta at the Paleocene Eocene Boundary. Science.Vol. 354, Issue 6309, pp. 225-229, DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf5466

Fung, M.K. G,P, Schaller, M.F., Katz, M.E., Hoff, C.M., Wright, J.D., (2019) Widespread wildfires at the Paleocene Eocene boundary: Evidence from abundant charcoal preserved in the thick Marlboro Clay. Geochemical Perspective Letters, v. 10, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.7185/geochemlet.1906

Schaller, M. F., and Fung, M. K.,GP (2018) The extraterrestrial impact evidence at the Palaeocene–Eocene boundary and sequence of environmental change on the continental shelf: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, v. 376, no. 2130. (invited)

Knobbe T. K., and Schaller, M.F. (2018) Tight coupling between atmospheric pCO2 and temperature during the Late Triassic. Geology. doi: 10.1130/G39405.1

Schaller, M.F., Wright, J. D., Kent, D. V., (2011), Atmospheric pCO2 perturbations associated with the Central Atlantic Magmatic Province, Science, v. 331, 1404.

Whiteside, J.H., Lindström, S., Irmis, R, Glasspool, I., Schaller, M.F., Dunlavey M., Nesbitt, S., Smith, N., Turner, A., (2015) Ecosystem instability during the Late Triassic rise of dinosaurs, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 10.1073/pnas.1505252112

Schaller, M. F., (2015) Corrosive Circulation, Nature Geoscience, doi: 10.1038/ngeo2446

Cermeñoa, P., Falkowski, P.G., Romero, O.E., Schaller, M.F., Vallina, S.M., (2015) Continental erosion and the Cenozoic rise of marine diatoms, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, v.112, p. 4239 – 4244.

Schaller, M. F., Wright, J. D., Kent, D. V., (2014), A 30 Myr record of Late Triassic atmospheric pCO2 variation reflects a fundamental control of the carbon cycle by changes in continental weathering, Geological Society of America Bulletin. Doi: 10.1130/B31107.1

Wright, J. D., and Schaller, M.F., (2014), Teasing out the missing piece of the PETM puzzle: Reply to Pearson and Nicholas, Stassen et al., and Zeebe et al. Proceedings of the National Academy Of Sciences, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1321876111

Wright, J. D., and Schaller, M. F. (2013), Evidence for a rapid release of carbon at the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, Proceedings of the National Academy Of Sciences v.110, p. 15908-15913.

Kampman, N., Bickle, M. J., Maskell, A., Chapman, H. J., Evans, J. P., Purser, G., Zhou, Z., Schaller, M. F., Gattacceca, J. C., Bertier, P., Chen, F., Turchyn, A. V., Assayag, N., Rochelle, C., Ballentine, C. J., and Busch, A. (2014), Drilling and sampling a natural CO2 reservoir: Implications for fluid flow and CO2-fluid–rock reactions during CO2 migration through the overburden, Chemical Geology 369. pp. 51-82. ISSN 0009-2541

Kampman, N., Maskell, A., Bickle, M., Schaller, M.F., Evans, J., Busch, A., (2013), Drilling and sampling of a natural CO2 reservoir: Green River, Utah. Scientific Drilling, 16, 33-4.

Schaller, M. F., Wright, J. D., Kent, D. V., and Olsen, P. E., (2012), Rapid emplacement of the Central Atlantic Magmatic Province as a net sink for CO2: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 323-324, p. 27-39: doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2011.12.028.

Schaller, M.F., Wright, J.D., Kent, D.V., (2011), Response to Comment on "Atmospheric pCO2 Perturbations Associated with the Central Atlantic Magmatic Province": Science, v. 334, no. 6056, p. 594.

Schaller, M. F., and Fan, Y., (2009), River basins as groundwater exporters and importers: Implications for water cycle and climate modeling, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 114, D04103

Drake, J. L., Schaller, M. F., Mass, T., Godfrey, L., Fu, A., Sherrell, R. M., Rosenthal, Y., and Falkowski, P. G., (2017) Molecular and geochemical perspectives on the influence of CO2 on calcification in coral cell cultures: Limnology and Oceanography. doi:10.1002/lno.10617

Watson, E. B., Cherniak, D. J., Drexler, M., Hervig, R. L., and Schaller, M. F., (2019), Nitrogen diffusion in silicate minerals, with implications for nitrogen transport and cycling in the lithosphere: Chemical Geology, v. 516, p. 42-58.

Tornabene, C., Martindale, R.C., Wang, X.T., Schaller, M.F., (2017) Detecting photosymbiosis in fossil scleractinian corals. Scientific Reports. 7: 9465. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-09008-4