Cameron worked on a geochemical study of the Late Devonian mass extinction, using 87Sr/86Sr measurements to provide information about depositional setting and diagenesis, and looking for zircons in sediments and lava flows to help constrain biostratigraphic ages. When she was not on the scanning electron microscope at Appalachian, she was working in the Geochronology and Isotope Geochemistry lab run by Dr. Drew Coleman at UNC-Chapel Hill. Cameron's fieldwork, stable isotope analyses, and zircon geochronology work during her time at Appalachian has resulted in the following publications (with more on the way):
- Carmichael, S.K., Waters, J.A., Batchelor, C.J., Coleman, D., Suttner, T.J., Kido, E., Moore, L.M., and Chadimova, L., 2016, Climate instability and tipping points in the Late Devonian: Detection of the Hangenberg Event in an open oceanic island arc in the Central Asian Orogenic Belt, Gondwana Research v. 32, p. 213-231 (doi:10.1016/j.gr.2015.02.009).
- Suttner, Thomas J., Kido, Erika, Ariunchimeg, Yarinpil, Sersmaa, Gonchigdorj, Waters, Johnny A., Carmichael, Sarah K., Batchelor, Cameron J., Ariuntogos, Munkhjargal, Hušková, Aneta, Slavik, Ladislav, Valenzuela-Ríos, José I., Liao, Jau-Chyn, and Gatovsky, Yury A., 2019, Conodonts from Late Devonian island arc settings (Baruunhuurai Terrane, western Mongolia), Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology (DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2019.03.001)
Cameron recently finished her Ph.D. in isotope geochemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and started a postdoc at MIT in 2022.
(Ph.D. 2021, University of Wisconsin-Madison; B.S. 2015, Appalachian State University)