Allison Dombrowski

Allison has performed a wide variety of analyses for her Devonian work. She has characterized the mineralogy and Sr isotope signatures of sediments from China, Belgium, and southeast Asia from the Middle and Late Devonian, and analyzed stable isotopes of strontium in the Geochronology and Isotope Geochemistry lab run by Dr. Drew Coleman at UNC-Chapel Hill. Her Sr isotope work was included in the following publication:

Most recently, she has been part of the research team that went to Mongolia in 2018 to study mass extinctions in island arc environments; for her senior thesis, Allison characterized a series of volcanic ash units from the Late Devonian to track magma evolution of volcanoes in the East Junggar Arc. This work was published in 2020 in a special issue of Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments:

  • Ariuntogos, M., Königshof, P., Hartenfels, S., Jansen, U., Nazik, A., Carmichael, S. K., Waters, J. A., Sersmaa, G., Crônier, C., Ariunchimeg, Y., *Paschall, O. C., and *Dombrowski, A., 2020, The Hushoot Shiveetiin gol section (Baruunhuurai Terrane): Sedimentology and facies from a Late Devonian island arc setting: Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments (special issue: The Central Asian Orogenic Belt (CAOB) during Late Devonian: new insights from southern Mongolia) (DOI: 10.1007/s12549-020-00445-0)

After graduating from Appalachian and working for the United States Geological Survey for several years, Allison is finishing up her MS in Geology UNC Wilmington and is a collections manager at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.

 (M.S. in progress, UNC Wilmington; B.S. 2020, Appalachian State University)