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1 Baylor University Geology Department April 26, 2013 Disclaimer: my apologies for any omissions or errors in the presentation

2 Ph.D.:  *Ahr, S.W., Nordt, L.C., and Driese, S.G., 2012, Assessing lithologic discontinuities and parent material uniformity within the Texas sandy mantle: Implications for archeological burial and preservation potential in upland settings: Quaternary Research. v. 78, p  *Ahr, S.W., Nordt, L.C., and Forman, S.L., 2012, Soil genesis, optical dating, and geoarchaeological evaluation of two upland Alfisol pedons within the Tertiary Gulf Coastal Plain: Geoderma v. 192, p  *Meighan, H.E., and Pulliam, J., 2013, Seismic anisotropy beneath the northeastern Caribbean: implications for the subducting North American lithosphere: Bulletin Societie Géologique France, v. 184, p  *Michel, L.A., Driese, S.G., Nordt, L.C., Breecker, D.O., Labotka, D.M., and Dworkin, S.I., 2013, Stable carbon isotope geochemistry of Vertisols formed on marine carbonates and implications for deep-time paleoenvironmental reconstructions: Journal of Sedimentary Research v. 83, p  *Stinchcomb, G.E., Driese, S.G., Nordt, L.C., and Allen, P.A., 2012, A mid to late Holocene history of floodplain and terrace reworking along the middle Delaware River valley, USA: Geomorphology: v , p  *Stinchcomb, G.E., Messner, T.C., Williamson, F.C., Driese, S.G., and Nordt, L.C., 2013, Climatic and human controls on Holocene floodplain vegetation changes in eastern Pennsylvania based on the isotopic composition of soil organic matter: Quaternary Research: doi: /j.yqres

3 Ph.D.:  *Trendell, A.M., Atchley, S.C., and Nordt, L.C., 2012, Depositional and diagenetic controls on reservoir attributes within a fluvial outcrop analog: Upper Triassic Sonsela Member of the Chinle Formation, Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 96, p  *Trendell, A.M., Atchley, S.C., and Nordt, L.C., in press, Facies analysis of a probably large fluvial fan depositional system: the Upper Triassic Chinle Formation at Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona: Journal of Sedimentary Research.  *Trendell, A.M., Nordt, L.C., and Atchley, S.C., in press, Determining floodplain plant distributions and populations using paleopedology and fossil root traces – Upper Triassic Sonsela Member of the Chinle Formation at Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona: Palaios. M.S.:  *Wong, S.S., Yelderman, J.C., Jr., and Byars, B., 2012, Developing a geospatial model for analysis of a dynamic, heterogeneous aquifer: The Brazos River alluvium aquifer, Central Texas: Transactions of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies and the Gulf Coast Section of the SEPM, 62 nd Annual convention, Austin, Texas, p B.S.:  Surpless, K.D., and *Beverly, E.J., 2013, Understanding a critical basinal link in Cretaceous Cordilleran paleogeography: Detailed provenance of the Hornbrook Formation, Oregon and California: Geological Society of America Bulletin,, no. X, p. 1–19, doi: /B  10 First-authored papers published in peer-reviewed journals

4  GSA National in Charlotte, NC: Emily Beverly, Amos Culbertson, Lyndsay DiPietro, Will Horner, Mark McCollum, Holly Meier, Lauren Michel, Ryan Morgan, Gary Stinchcomb  ACS: Alex Huang  AAPG: Curtis Barclay, Kelly Jones  AGU: Dominic Evanzia, Hallie Meighan, Lauren Michel  SSSA: Zach Valdez  Texas SSLRW: Lyndsay DiPietro, Kim Kuijper, Lauren Michel, Gary Stinchcomb  20 presentations

5  Texas SSLRW: Nick Cestari, Todd Longbottom, Greg Rouze, Zack Valdez, Justin Von Bargen,  ACS: Justin Von Bargen  AAPG: Nick Cestari  South-central GSA, Austin: Ryan Ainsworth, Cody Comiskey, Dominic Evanzia, David Ju, Justin Von Bargen  Southeastern GSA, Puerto Rico: Hallie Meighan  URSA (Baylor) posters: Alex Boggess, Solon Burleson, Nick Cestari, Dillon DeGarmo, Matthew McCarter, Mark McCollum, Creighton Meyers, Clinton Ramey, Greg Rouze, Blake Taylor  23 presentations

6  Ph.D. Geology (3 students):  Ahr, Stephen W., 2012, Age, genesis, and archaeological geology of the sandy mantle on the Gulf Coastal plain of Texas: (Ph.D. Dissertation, supervisor: Nordt).  Stinchcomb, Gary E., 2012, Climatic and human influences on the Holocene alluvial history and paleoenvironment of the Middle Delaware River Valley, USA: (Ph.D. dissertation, co-supervisors: Driese, Nordt).  Trendell, Aislyn M., 2012, Lithofacies heterogeneity, fluvial style variations, and floodplain vegetation distributions: Deposition and diagenesis of the Lower Chinle Formation at Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona: (Ph.D. Dissertation, co-supervisors Atchley, Nordt).

7  M.S. Geology (11 students):  Barclay, Curtis J., 2012, Regional reservoir characterization and sequence stratigraphy of the Jean Marie Member of the Redknife Formation, Northern British Columbia: (M.S. Thesis: supervisor: Atchley)  Comiskey, Cody, 2013, Origins of seismic anisotropy beneath Texas and Oklahoma: (M.S. Thesis, supervisor: Pulliam)  Culbertson, Amos V., 2013, Detailed paleoclimate records from Late Pennsylvanian polygenetic paleosols: North-central Texas, USA: (M.S. Thesis, supervisor: Driese)  Diehl, Michelle, 2012, Intra-aquifer characterization and potential management impacts: Trinity Aquifer, Central Texas: (M.S. Thesis, supervisor: Yelderman)  Foss, Laura, 2012, Interaction between floodplain groundwater and a constructed wetland, north- central Texas: (M.S. Thesis, supervisor: Yelderman)

8  M.S. Geology (11 students):  Jones, Kelly, 2012, Reservoir assessment of the Late Devonian Kakisa Formation, northeastern British Columbia: (M.S. Thesis, supervisor: Atchley)  Lemons, Casee, 2012, Leaf economics and biomechanics: (M.S. Thesis, supervisor: Peppe)  Lindsay, Ryan, 2012, Seismogenic faulting, Tahoe Basin CA: (M.S. Thesis, supervisor: Cronin)  Speckien, Mark, 2012, Analysis of magnetic anomalies at the oceanic- continent crust boundary, northern Gulf of Mexico: (M.S. Thesis, supervisor: Dunbar)  Von Bargen, Justin, 2013, Charcoal chemistry: Developing a proxy for paleofire regimes: (M.S. Thesis, supervisor: Hockaday)  Wong, Stephanie, 2012, Developing a geospatial model for analysis of a dynamic, heterogeneous aquifer: the Brazos River Alluvium aquifer, Central Texas: (M.S. Thesis, supervisor: Yelderman)

9  B.S. Geology (8 students):  Cestari, Nick, 2013, Developing a paleovegetation proxy along a forest to grassland transition in Central Texas: (B.S. Thesis, supervisor: Hockaday)  DeGarmo, Dillon, 2013, Magnetostratigraphy of the Paleocene Tongue River Member of the Fort Union Formation (Williston Basin, North Dakota): (B.S. Thesis, supervisor: Peppe)  Kuijper, Kimberly E., 2012, Analysis of the CIA-K geochemical proxy for Alfisols using the Baylor soil geochemical database: (B.S. Thesis, co-supervisors: Driese and Stinchcomb).  Horner, William H., 2012, Determining depositional heterogeneity through clay mineralogy and particle size analysis of an early Miocene paleo-forest paleosol, Hiwegi Formation, Rusinga Island, Kenya: (B.S. Thesis, co-supervisors: Peppe and Michel)  McCollum, Mark, 2013, Magnetostratigraphy of the Early Miocene Hiwegi Formation (Rusinga Island, Lake Victoria, Kenya): (B.S. Thesis, supervisor: Peppe ).  Mehta, Christopher, 2012, Geodynamics of coronae formation on Venus: (B.S. Thesis, supervisor: Dunbar)  Rouze, Gregory S., 2013, The dynamics of soil organic matter in Central Texas soil profiles: Implications for climate reconstructions inferred from paleosol organic matter: (B.S. Thesis, supervisor: Dworkin).  Taylor, Blake, 2013, Paleoenvironmental reconstruction of Late Pleistocene deposits in the Lake Victoria region using clay mineralogy and geochemistry: (B.S. Thesis, co-supervisors: Peppe and Beverly)

10  Matthew McCarter, B.S. Geology  John Karim, B.A. Geography

11  Mark McCollum, B.S. Geology

12  Undergraduate Field Assistantships to work with Graduate Students (currently still available)

13  Basic appreciation/understanding of field safety (currently still available)

14  Outstanding TA for Fall 2012 Semester: David Ju  Outstanding TA Awards for Spring 2013 Semester: Emily Beverly, Cody Comiskey, and Lyndsay DiPietro  Honorable Mentions: Amos Culbertson and Ryan Morgan

15  Justin Von Bargen, outgoing President of BGS/AAPG  Kim Kuijper – Vice-President  Creighton Meyers – Treasurer  Mark McCollum - Secretary

16  PhD students:  Joshua Brownlow – Yelderman – West Texas A & M University  Hunter Harlow – Atchley/Peppe – University of Kansas  Cong Jin – Dworkin – University of Tulsa  Caitlin Leslie - Atchley – Grand Valley State University, MI  Bill Lukens – Driese – Temple University, PA  Don Esker – Nordt – University of Cincinnati  Yohan Letourmy – Driese – Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

17  M.S. students:  Brian Crass – Atchley – Texas Tech University  Collard, Adam – Dunbar – University of Dallas  Andrew Flynn – Peppe – Miami University, Oxford, OH  Erin Idleman – Atchley – Boston College  Jeffrey Jex – Dunbar – Brigham Young University, Idaho  Josh Kirby – Yelderman – Oklahoma State University  Tanner Mills – Dworkin - Brigham Young University, Utah  Kieron Prince – Atchley – Loma Linda University, CA

18  Dr. Pier Paolo Bruno – Assistant Professor of Applied Geophysics – High-resolution, active- source seismic reflection data acquisition and interpretation

19  Dr. Steven L. Forman – Professor of Paleoclimatology – Quaternary geology and optically-stimulated luminescence (OSL) geochronology


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