Refereed Publications:

*member of my research group


Lobo, A.*, Shields, A. L., Palubski, I., Wolf, E.T. (2023) Terminator Habitability: the Case for Limited Water Availability on M-dwarf Planets, ApJ, 945, 161.

Kossakowski, D., Kürster M., Trifonov, T., Henning, Th., Kemmer, J., Callabero, J.A., Burn, R., Sabotta, S. Crouse, J.S., Fauchez, T.J., Nagel, E., Kaminski, A., Herrero, E., Rodríguez, E., González,-Álvarez E., Quirrenbach, A., Amado, P.J., Ribas, I., Reiners, A., Aceituno, J., Béjar, V.J.S., Baroch D., Bastelberger, S.T., Chaturvedi, P., Cifuentes, C., Dreizler, S., Jeffers, S.V., Kopparapu, R., Lafarga, M., López-González, M.J., Martín-Ruiz, S., Montes, D., Morales, J.C., Pallé, E., Pavlov, A., Schlecker, M., Schöfer, P., Schweitzer, A., Shan, Y., Shields, A., Stock, S., Wolf, E., Zapatero Osorio, M.R., and Zechmeister, M. (2023) The CARMENES search for exoplanets around M dwarfs Wolf 1069 b: Earth-mass planet in the habitable zone of a nearby, very low-mass star, Astronomy & Astrophysics.


Haqq-Misra, J., Wolf, E.T., Fauchez, T.J., Shields, A.L., and Kopparapu, R.K. (2022) The Sparse Atmospheric Model Sampling Analysis (SAMOSA) Intercomparison: Motivations and Protocol Version 1.0: A CUISINES Model Intercomparison ProjectPlanet. Sci. J., 3, 260.


Rushby, A.*, Shields, A. L., Wolf, E. T., Lague, M, Burgasser, A. (2020) The Effect of Land Albedo on the Climate of Land-dominated Planets in the TRAPPIST-1 System, ApJ, 904, 124.

Palubki, I.*, Shields, A. L., and Deitrick, R. (2020) Habitability and Water Loss Limits on Eccentric Planets Orbiting Main-sequence Stars, ApJ, 890, 30.


Palubski, I.* and Shields, A. (2019) Red-dwarf Habitability Recipe, August issue of Sky and Telescope, Vol. 138, Issue 2, pg. 34-40.

Shields, A. L., Bitz, C.M. and Palubski, I.*  Energy Budgets for Terrestrial Extrasolar Planets, ApJL, 884, 2.

Rushby, A.*, Shields, A. L., and Joshi, M. The Effect of Land Fraction and Host Star Spectral Energy Distribution on the Planetary Albedo of Terrestrial Worlds, ApJ, 887, 29.

Palubski, I.* and Shields, A.L, Eccentricity Thresholds for Planetary Deglaciation at Varying Obliquity, American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #233, id.247.24,

Shields, A. L. The Climates of Other Worlds: Exoplanet Climatology as a Pathway to Accurate Assessments of Planetary Habitability, American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting

Shields, A.L., Carns, R.C., Hydrohalite Salt-albedo Feedback Could Cool M-dwarf Planets,  American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #233


Shields, A.L., Carns, R.C., (2018) Hydrohalite Salt-albedo Feedback Could Cool M-dwarf Planets, ApJ, 867,1.


Wolf, E.T., Shields, A. L., Kopparapu, R. K., Haqq-Misra, J., Toon, O. B. (2017) Constraints on Climate and Habitability for Earth-like Exoplanets Determined from a General Circulation Model, Astrophysics Journal, 837, 107.


Shields, A. L., Ballard, S., Johnson, J. (2016) The Habitability of Planets Orbiting M-dwarf Stars, Physics Reports, 663:1-38.


Shields, A. L., Barnes, R., Agol, E., Charnay, B., Bitz, C. M., Meadows, V. S.(2016) The Effect of Orbital Configuration on the Possible Climates and Habitability of Kepler-62f, Astrobiology, 16, 6.



Shields, A. L., Bitz, C. M., Meadows, V. S., Joshi, M. M., Robinson, T. D. Spectrum- driven Planetary Deglaciation Due to Increases in Stellar Luminosity, Astrophysical Journal Letters, 785, 9.



Shields, A. L., Meadows, V. S., Bitz, C. M., Pierrehumbert, R. T., Joshi, M. M., Robinson, T. D. The Effect of Host Star Spectral Energy Distribution and Ice-Albedo Feedback on the Climate of Extrasolar Planets, Astrobiology, 13, 8.



Cowan, N. B., Robinson, T., Livengood, T. A., Deming, D., Agol, E., A’Hearn, M. F., Charbonneau, D., Lisse, C. M., Meadows, V. S., Seager, S., Shields, A. L., Wellnitz, D. D. Rotational Variability of Earth’s Polar Regions: Implications for Detecting Snowball Planets, Astrophysical Journal, 731, 76.



Former name: Aomawa L. Baker

Hunter, D. A., Elmegreen, B. G., Baker, A. L. The Relationship between Gas, Stars, and Star Formation in Irregular Galaxies: A Test of Simple Models, Astrophysical Journal, 493, 595.


Other Publications:


ArticleA Professor Describes How She Found Her Voice to Speak Truth About Systemic Racism and Exclusion (Opinion)” in Inside Higher Ed, 2021.

Article “Remaining Publicly Silent in the Face of Overtly Racist and Exclusionary Attitudes has a Cost”, in Inside Higher Ed, 2021.


Poem “Nefertiti with a Calculator” in Bricolage, Issue 28, 2011.


Essay “Universe: The Sequel.” in She’s Such a Geek: Women Write About Science, Technology & Other Nerdy Stuff, Seal Press, 2006.


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