Education & Professional History
Saint John's University, BA; Wesleyan University, MA; University of Minnesota, PhD
At Carleton since 2017.
My recent research focuses on carbon dioxide removal through enhanced weathering in agricultural systems. Crushed silicate rocks and alkaline industrial materials (like steel slag) have the potential to sequester inorganic carbon through mineral weathering while also providing co-benefits to farmers through improved crop yields and soil properties. We are in the first year of a 3-year field trial testing basalt and slag soil amendments on an agricultural field on campus at Carleton. In addition to the field trial, we are also conducting greenhouse experiments to test enhanced weathering in a more controlled environment.
Frankl, A.L.*, Maxbauer, D.P., and Savina, M.E., 2022. Linkages between soil organic matter and magnetic mineral formation in agricultural fields in southeastern Minnesota, USA. Geoderma, 406, 115466.
Maxbauer, D.P., Shapley, M.D., Geiss, C.E., and Ito, E., Holocene climate recorded by magnetic properties of lake sediments in the Northern Rocky Mountains, USA. The Holocene, 30, 479-484.
Maxbauer, D.P., Feinberg, J.M., Fox, D.L., and Nater, E.A., Response of pedogenic magnetite to changing vegetation in soils developed under uniform climate, topography, and parent material. Scientific Reports (Nature), 7, 1-10.
Phillips, S.C., Johnson, J.E., Clyde, W.C., Setera, J.B., Maxbauer, D.P., Severmann, S., and Reidiner, N., 2017. Rock magnetic and geochemical evidence for authigenic magnetite formation via iron reduction in coal-bearing sediments offshore Shimokita Peninsula, Japan (IODP Site C0020). Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 18, 2076-2098.
Maxbauer, D.P., Feinberg, J.M., and Fox, D.L., 2016. Max UnMix: A web application to unmix magnetic coercivity distributions. Computers and Geosciences, 95, 140-145.
Maxbauer, D.P., Feinberg, J.M., Fox, D.L., and Clyde, W.C., 2016. Magnetic minerals as recorders of weathering, diagenesis, and paleoclimate: a core-to-outcrop comparison of Paleocene-Eocene paleosols in the Bighorn Basin, WY, USA. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 452, 15-26.
Maxbauer, D.P., Feinberg, J.M., and Fox, D.L., 2016. Magnetic mineral assemblages in soils and paleosols as the basis for paleoprecipitation proxies: A review of magnetic methods and challenges. Earth Science Reviews, 155, 28-48.
Maxbauer, D.P., Royer, D.L., and LePage, B.A., 2014. High Arctic forests during the middle Eocene supported by moderate levels of atmospheric CO2. Geology, 42, 1027-1030.
Maxbauer, D.P., Peppe, D.J., Bamford, M., McNulty, K.P., Harcourt-Smith, W.E.H., and Davis, L.E., 2013. A morphotype catalog and paleoenvironmental interpretations of early Miocene fossil leaves from the Hiwegi Formation, Rusinga Island, Lake Victoria, Kenya. Palaeontologica Electronica, 16, 28A.
(* indicates a student author)