Ph.D. Geology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1982
BS Geology, University of California-Davis, 1977
FIELD OF STUDY
Stratigraphy and Sedimentology
My interests are in clastic sedimentary geology, and multidisciplinary studies using aspects of facies, basin analysis, fluid flow, and modeling (with applications toward environmental and predictive problems). Recent work examines sandstone color, iron oxide concretions, and weathering patterns as terrestrial analogs for the red planet Mars.
- Concretion characterization
- Detailed petrographic, mineralogical, and chemical characterization of iron oxide concretions (cemented nodules) to understand their formation.
Project Grants:Characterization and genesis of terrestrial analogs of Mars hematite: NASA Mars Fundamental Research 2006