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NAME: Maya Tolstoy


Oceanography 108-E
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY10964-8000

TELEPHONE: (845) 365-8791 (work)


1994 Ph.D., Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA.
1988 B.S. Honors,  Geophysics, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

1987 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA
1988 - 1994 Research Assistant, IGPP, Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
11/94 - 9/96 Post-Graduate Researcher, IGPP, Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
10/96 - 6/98 Post-Doctoral Fellow, LDEO, Columbia University.
7/98 - 6/04 Doherty Associate Research Scientist, LDEO, Columbia University.
Fall '98 - Adjunct Professor, Barnard College, Columbia University.
Summer '99 - Spring '02 Visiting Scholar, UCLA
7/04 - 6/09 Doherty Research Scientist, LDEO, Columbia University
7/09 - present Associate Professor, Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences, LDEO, Columbia University

Design, Execution and Analysis of Marine Seismic Experiments (both active and passive sources) using Ocean Bottom Seismographs (OBSs), Ocean Bottom Hydrophones and Multichannel Streamers.
Mid-Ocean Ridge structure and tectonics.
Ocean Bottom Tiltmeters.
Scientific Uses of Submarine Cables.
Applications of Hydroacoustic Data to Monitoring of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.
Impacts of anthropogenic noise on marine mammals.

1996 Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Post-doctoral Fellowship
2005-2006 Ridge 2000 Distinguished Lecturer
2006 Science Paper highlighted in NSF's 2006 Year in Review
2008 Nature Paper highlighted in NSF's Annual Report to Congress
2009 WINGS Sea Award
2009 NASA Astronaut Candidate Finalist (Final 47)

Scripps representative at the OCEANS presentation for Congress, Washington DC, May 1995.
Active member of the RIDGE and InterRIDGE program attending 4 RIDGE short course and 4 workshops since 1990.
Committee member: Best Student Paper - Tectonophysics, AGU '95, '96.
NSF - MG&G Panel Member.
NSF Young Scholars Program - Expert Panel Member (program to introduce high school students to scientific research).
Co-Chair - Organizing Committee, InterRidge Workshop on 'Long-Term Monitoring of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge', Portugal, October 1998.(MOMAR)
RIDGE Steering Committee Member, Fall '99 - Fall '01
RIDGE 2000 Steering Committee Member, Fall '01 - Fall '02
Participant in 'Aliens of the Deep' - James Cameron 3-D IMAX documentary
Senator, Columbia University, Sept. '04 - June '09

Fall 1998 - Oceanography (BC3024) - Environ. Sci. Dept., Barnard College.
Fall 2009, 2010 - Earths Environmental Systems: The Solid Earth System (V2200), DEES, Columbia University.
Spring 2010 - Seminar in Marine Geophysics - Recent Readings in Mid-Ocean Ridge Hydrothermal and Magmatic Processes. (EESC G9947.001), DEES, Columbia University.
Spring 2011 - Seagoing Experience in Earth Science. (W3000), DEES, Columbia University.
Volunteer Tutor - Hawks Basketball Team, NYC.
Graduate Student Advisor for D.R. Bohnenstiehl, R.C. Holmes, D. Stroup
Also worked with graduate students - J. Floyd, M. West

Extensive sea-going experience, (29 cruises), primarily OBS work, but including multichannel, electromagnetic, tilt, DSL-120, Argo, dredging, rock coring.  Chief or Co-chief scientist on 16 cruises.  1987-present.
Total of 10 weeks geological mapping in Scotland, 1984-88.
1 week training in geophysical field techniques (seismics, gravity, magnetics and resistivity), Wales, U.K, 1987.
2 days seismometer deployment following Northridge earthquake, 1994.
3 days GPS field work following Landers earthquake, 1992.

© 2005 Maya Tolstoy