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Nora Noffke

  • Nora Noffke
  • Associate Professor
  • Ocean, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
  • 329 OceanographyandPhysics Bldg
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-5972
  • nnoffke@odu.edu
  • Education

    University of Oldenburg, 1997
    Major: Geomicrobiology
    Degree: Ph. D.
    University of Tübingen, Germany, 1992
    Major: Geology-Paleontology
    Degree: M.S.
    University of Tübingen, Germany, 1990
    Major: Geology-Paleontology
    Degree: B.S.
  • Expertise

    Biology
    Microbial Mats in Cold Marine Environments / Biosedimentology of Siliciclastic Deposits / Astrobiology (Bacteriogene Structures)
    Geology
    Microbial Mats in Cold Marine Environments / Biosedimentology of Siliciclastic Deposits / Astrobiology (Bacteriogene Structures)
    Oceanography
    Microbial Mats in Cold Marine Environments / Biosedimentology of Siliciclastic Deposits / Astrobiology (Bacteriogene Structures)
  • Fellow of the Geological Society of America, Geological Society of America
  • 2009: Perspective on my research in Science, Science
  • 2008: Review on my research in Nature, Nature
  • 2007: James Lee Wilson Award for Marine Geology, Society for Sedimentary Geologists SEPM
  • 2007: Editorial Note on my research in Science, Science
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    NSF Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology Program
    Sponsoring Organization: Support for Gordon Research Conference Geobiology 2011
    Date: 2011 - 2011
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Noffke, N.
    Sponsoring Organization: Support for Gordon Research Conference Geobiology 2011, NASA Astrobiology Institute
    Date: 2011 - 2011
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Noffke, N.
    Sponsoring Organization: Support for SEPM Field Conference on Microbial Mats in Sandy Deposits 2010,NASA Astrobiology Institute
    Date: 2011 - 2011
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:,
    Milancovic cyclicity in siliciclastic meta-sediments of the > 3.7 Ga Isua Greenstone Belt, Greenland.
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology Program
    Date: 2010 - 2011
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Noffke, N.
    Microbially induced sedimentary structures – a new reference catalogue for the detection of life on Mars
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Mars Fundamental Research Program, and NASA Exobiology Program
    Date: 2004 - 2008
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Noffke, N.
    Microbially Induced sedimentary structures from the 2.9 Ga old Pongola and Witwatersrand Supergroups, South Africa
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology Program
    Date: 2003 - 2006
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Noffke, N.
    Hurricane Isabel: The Significance of Microbial Mats for the Biostabilization of Coastal Zones – new Perspectives for Coastal Engineering ?
    Sponsoring Organization: Faculty Development Fund Old Dominion University
    Date: 2004 - 2004
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Noffke, N.
    Fossil microbial mats in siliciclastic successions of the Neoproterozoic Era
    Sponsoring Organization: Stipend Visiting Researcher Deutsche Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina
    Date: 1999 - 2000
    Awarding Organization: Other
    Investigators:Noffke, N.
    Microbially induced sedimentary structures in Lower Arenigian deposits, Ordovician, of the Montagne Noire, France
    Sponsoring Organization: Postdoctoral Researcher Fellowship Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG
    Date: 1998 - 1999
    Awarding Organization: Other
    Investigators:Noffke, N.