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Mead Allison, Ph.D. State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1993
Sr Research Scientist
Institute for Geophysics
Jackson School of Geosciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-6156
E-mail: mallison@ig.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Allison, whose expertise is in coastal geological oceanography, studies areas where large rivers such as the Mississippi discharge into the oceans to better understand ancient delta systems and to reconstruct paleoclimate. In technical terms, he studies "sedimentology of the upper continental margin."
Nathan Bangs
Nathan Bangs, Ph.D., Columbia University, 1990
Senior Research Scientist
Institute for Geophysics
Jackson School of Geosciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-0424
E-mail: nathan@utig.ig.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Structural development and tectonic processes along convergent margins; structure and stratigraphy of subduction zones; tectonics; deformation; fluid migration in accretionary prisms; seismic reflection data; remote sensing.
Jay Banner
Jay Banner, Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1986
Director, Environmental Science Institute
Geological Sciences
Jackson School of Geosciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-5016
E-mail: banner@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Groundwater; water resources; earth system history; climate change; global warming; carbonate and groundwater geochemistry; environmental science; environmental education; caves; conservation; natural resources.
Don Blankenship
Don Blankenship, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1989
Research Scientist
Institute for Geophysics
Jackson School of Geosciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-0489
E-mail: blank@ig.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Antarctic ice sheets,; Robotic space missions to Europa; airborne and ground-based geophysical techniques (including laser altimetry, radar sounding, seismic reflection and refraction); West Antarctic rift system; West Antarctic Ice Sheet; climate change; global warming; remote sensing.
 
William Carlson, Ph.D.
Distinguished Teaching Professor
Department of Geological Sciences
Jackson School of Geosciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-4770
E-mail: wcarlson@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Metamorphic petrology; x-ray computed tomography in geology; geochemical kinetics; apatite fission-track annealing kinetics; Precambrian geology of the Llano Uplift; environment & earth science.
Ginny Catania
Ginny Catania, Ph.D., University of Washington, 2004
Research Associate
Institute for Geophysics
Jackson School of Geosciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-0403
E-mail: catania@utig.ig.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Greenland''s ice sheets; ice streams; glaciology; ice dynamics and glacier processes, remote sensing, field and model observations, basal processes (the transfer of water through glaciers and ice sheets); climate change; global warming
Kerry Cook
Kerry Cook, Ph.D. North Carolina State University
Professor
Department of Geological Sciences
Jackson School of Geosciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512 232 7931
E-mail: kc@jsg.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Climate dynamics, atmospheric dynamics, global climate change, paleoclimate, climate and weather of Africa and South America, climate system modeling, global warming
Robert  Dull
Robert Dull, Ph.D
Senior Research Fellow
Environmental Science Institute
Jackson School of Geosciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office:
E-mail: robdull@austin.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Paleoecology; environmental impacts of land use change; climate change; deforestation; fire history; natural hazards; geoarchaeology; Central America; the Holocene Epoch; the Anthropocene Epoch; global warming
Ian Duncan
Ian Duncan, Ph.D., University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 1982
Program Director
Bureau of Economic Geology
Jackson School of Geosciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-5117
E-mail: ian.duncan@beg.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Environmental geology; remote sensing (geologic applications of multispectral, radar, and lidar data sets); carbon sequestration, and geoinformatics; clean coal technologies; integrating carbon capture into enhanced oil recovery (EOR) projects; energy; environment.
 
Shirley Dutton, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Bureau of Economic Geology
Jackson School of Geosciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-0329
E-mail: shirley.dutton@beg.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Sedimentary petrology; clastic diagenesis; oil and gas reservoir quality; sedimentology; clastic depositional environments
William Fisher
William Fisher, Ph.D., University of Kansas
Leonidas T. Barrow Centennial Chair in Mineral Resources
Department of Geological Sciences and Bureau of Economic Geology
Jackson School of Geosciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-5600
E-mail: wfisher@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Energy resource assessment and energy policy issues; role of technology and ingenuity in expanding the resource base of oil and natural gas; basin analysis, sequence stratigraphy, depositional systems, and petroleum geology; Gulf Coast Basin, Brazilian Offshore, and Venezuela.
 
Peter Flemings, PhD, Cornell, 1990
Research Scientist
Department of Geological Sciences, Institute for Geophysics, and Bureau of Economic Geology
Jackson School of Geosciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-6156
E-mail: pflemings@jsg.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Flemings? studies of pore pressures in seafloor sediments is answering questions about submarine landslides, oil and gas migration, and methane hydrates. In technical terms, his work involves stratigraphy, basin analysis, and basin-scale fluid flow. He works closely with the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP). His current projects include the study of fluid pressure in the Nankai Accretionary Prism, analysis and modeling of hydrate systems on southern Hydrate Ridge, the study of slope stability on continental margins, and the development of a pore pressure penetrometer for ocean drilling.
Michelle Foss
Michelle Foss, Ph.D., University of Houston
Chief Energy Economist
Bureau of Economic Geology
Jackson School of Geosciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: (713) 654-5400
E-mail: michelle.foss@beg.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Liquified natural gas (LNG), energy markets, energy economics, oil and gas markets, energy prices.
 
Cliff Frohlich, Ph.D.
Associate Director
Institute for Geophysics
Jackson School of Geosciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-0460
E-mail: cliff@ig.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Earthquake seismology; Texas earthquakes
 
John Goff, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Jackson School of Geosciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-0476
E-mail: goff@ig.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Marine geophysics; sea floor mapping and characterization
Sean Gulick
Sean Gulick, Ph.D., Lehigh University, 1999
Research Scientist
Institute for Geophysics
Jackson School of Geosciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-0483
E-mail: sean@ig.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Studies of convergent margins (using seismic reflection, ocean drilling, and submersible) to examine tectonic influences, structural deformation, fluid flow, and earthquake hazards; imaging and geologic sampling of in situ tectonic and crater laboratories: microplates, triple junctions, transitional plate boundaries, and bolide impacts; and quantitative high-resolution marine geological and geophysical studies of strata formation and deformation associated with glacial-interglacial cycles on active and passive margins
Bob Hardage
Bob Hardage, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Bureau of Economic Geology
Jackson School of Geosciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-0300
E-mail: bob.hardage@beg.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Multicomponent seismic technology; seismic stratigraphy interpretation; oil and gas reservoir characterization; acquiring processing and interpreting downhole and surface seismic data
 
Nicholas Hayman, PhD, University of Washington, 2003
Research Associate
Institute for Geophysics
Jackson School of Geosciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-7721
E-mail: hayman@ig.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Faults and fault rocks, the latter the geologic record of faulting and related processes such as earthquakes and hydrothermal fluid flow. He is also interested in general problems in structural geology, tectonics, and lithospheric dynamics.
 
John Holt, Ph.D. Geology, 1997
Research Scientist
Institute for Geophysics
Jackson School of Geosciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-0487
E-mail: jack@ig.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Climate change; global warming; Antartica; polar ice; glaciers; sea levels; airborne geophysics; Mars; subsurface water on Mars; mapping water tables; hydrology; remote sensing.
 
Brian Horton, Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1998
Associate Professor
Department of Geological Sciences and Institute for Geophysics
Jackson School of Geosciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-1869
E-mail: horton@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Sedimentary processes in modern and ancient basins, stratigraphic signatures of tectonic and climatic processes, the process of mountain building, Andes Mountains, Bolivia, North American Cordillera, Rocky Mountains, Iran''s Zagros Mountains.
Charles Jackson
Charles Jackson, Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1998
Research Scientist
Institute for Geophysics
Jackson School of Geosciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-0401
E-mail: charles@ig.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Climate change, global warming, abrupt climate change, climate models, climate predictions, uncertainties in climate models and predictions, climate history, bayesian stochastic inversion
 
Martin Jackson, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Bureau of Economic Geology
Jackson School of Geosciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-475-9548
E-mail: martin.jackson@beg.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Salt tectonics thin-skinned deformation and related petroleum traps; structural analysis and seismic interpretation of sedimentary tectonics; experimental modeling; environment & earth science; oil and gas.
 
Charles Kerans, Ph.D., Carleton University, Ottawa, 1982
Professor; Robert K. Goldhammer Chair in Carbonate Geology
Department of Geological Sciences and Bureau of Economic Geology
Jackson School of Geosciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-4282
E-mail: ckerans@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Carbonate sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy, carbonate (oil and gas) reservoir characterization; outcrop analog studies; 3D modeling;
 
Gary Kocurek, Ph.D.
J. Nalle Gregory Chair in Sedimentary Geology
Department of Geological Sciences
Jackson School of Geosciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-5855
E-mail: garyk@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Sedimentology; stratigraphy; geomorphology; deserts; climate; Sahara; Colorado Plateau
 
J. Richard Kyle, Ph.D.
The Third Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Yager Professor
Department of Geological Sciences and Bureau of Economic Geology
Jackson School of Geosciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-4351
E-mail: rkyle@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Texas; geology; mineral resources
 
Stephen Laubach, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Bureau of Economic Geology
Jackson School of Geosciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-6303
E-mail: steve.laubach@beg.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Structural geology; fracture analysis; rock mechanics; hydrocarbon exploration and development in deep and/or structurally complex areas; tight gas sandstone and coalbed methane resources; engineering; environment & earth science; oil and gas.
Leon Long
Leon Long, Ph.D.
The Second Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Yager Professor
Department of Geological Sciences
Jackson School of Geosciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-7562
E-mail: leonlong@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Geochemistry more specifically isotope geology especially the use of naturally-occurring radioactive isotopes to date ancient geologic events
 
Randall Marrett, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Geological Sciences
Jackson School of Geosciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-2113
E-mail: marrett@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Structural geology and tectonics; faulting and folding; fluid flow through fracture systems; applications of fractals; structure and tectonics of Mexico and Andes, environment & earth science.
Earle McBride
Earle McBride, Ph.D.
J. Nalle Gregory Chair Emeritus in Sedimentary Geology
Geological Sciences
Jackson School of Geosciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-1905
E-mail: efmcbride@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Hydrocarbon reservoir quality of sandstones; sandstone petrology; sandstone diagenesis; chert; concretions; provenance of sandstone
 
David Mohrig, PhD
Associate Professor
Dept. of Geological Sciences
Jackson School of Geosciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-2282
E-mail: mohrig@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
fluid flow, delta systems, sediment transport, underwater landslides, wetlands loss
 
Sharon Mosher, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana, 1978
Dean, Jackson School of Geosciences; William Stamps Farish Chair in Geology
Department of Geological Sciences
Jackson School of Geosciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-4135
E-mail: mosher@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Structural petrology; field-oriented structural geology; the evolution of complexly deformed terranes; strain analysis; deformation mechanisms; and the interaction between chemical and physical processes during deformation.
 
Jeffrey Paine, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Bureau of Economic Geology
Jackson School of Geosciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-1260
E-mail: jeff.paine@beg.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Near-surface geophysics; quaternary geology and geomorphology; vibration monitoring; coastal geology; computer applications in the geological sciences; environment & earth science; remote sensing.
Eric Potter
Eric Potter, M.S., Geology
Associate Director
Bureau of Economic Geology
Jackson School of Geosciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-7090
E-mail: eric.potter@beg.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
National energy and mineral resources geology, Texas geology, technology transfer, Barnett Shale, natural gas reservoirs.
Terry Quinn
Terry Quinn, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Geological Sciences
Jackson School of Geosciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-6381
E-mail: tquinn@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
climate change; geochemistry of marine sediments and coral reefs; climate variability and changes in mean climate state in the geologic record; uncertainties in proxy climate records; global warming
Timothy Rowe
Timothy Rowe, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Geological Sciences
Jackson School of Geosciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-1725 512-232-5512
E-mail: rowe@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Paleontology; vertebrate morphology; developmental biology; digital technologies; X-ray computed tomographic scanning
Bridget Scanlon
Bridget Scanlon, Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 1985
Senior Research Scientist
Bureau of Economic Geology
Jackson School of Geosciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-8241
E-mail: bridget.scanlon@beg.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Water and sustainability; evaluation of the impact of climate variability and land use change on groundwater resources; the application of numerical models for simulating variably saturated flow and transport; and the assessment of natural and anthropogenic contamination of aquifers, including arsenic and nitrate.
 
Timothy Shanahan, Ph.D. Geosciences, University of Arizona
Assistant Professor
Department of Geological Sciences
Jackson School of Geosciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: (512) 232-7051
E-mail: tshanahan@jsg.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, paleolimnology, ancient climate, climate change, sedimentary geology and geochemistry, organic geochemistry, isotope geochemistry, compound-specific stable isotope analysis
 
John Sharp, Jr., Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1974
Dave P. Carlton Centennial Professor in Geology
Department of Geological Sciences
Jackson School of Geosciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-3317
E-mail: jmsharp@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Water; Hyrdogeology; flow in fractured rocks; thermohaline free convection; fracture skin effects; regional flow in carbonate rocks; hydrology of arid and semi-arid zones; subsidence and coastal land loss; effects of urbanization; alluvial aquifers; hydrogeology of sedimentary basins; and hydrological processes in ore deposit formation.
 
James Sprinkle, Ph.D.
The First Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Yager Professor
Department of Geological Sciences
Jackson School of Geosciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-4264
E-mail: echino@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Invertebrate paleontology; fossil echinoderms; echinoderm systematics; Paleozoic ecosystems; paleoecology; crinoids; blastoids; rhombiferans; eocrinoids; parablastoids; blastozoans; edrioasteroids; edrioblastoids; starfish; stylophorans; ctenocystoids; helicoplacoids; living echinoderms; Cambrian Period; Ordovician Period; Mississippian Period; Pennsylvanian Period; Cambrian evolutionary fauna; Paleozoic evolutionary fauna; Ordovician radiation; Cambrian explosion; environment & earth science.
 
Fred Taylor, Ph.D., Cornell University, 1978
Senior Research Scientist
Institute for Geophysics
Jackson School of Geosciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471- 0453
E-mail: fred@ig.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Paleoclimatology (using corals as a proxy for sea-surface temperatures); climate change; global warming
Scott Tinker
Scott Tinker, Ph.D.
Director
Bureau of Economic Geology
Jackson School of Geosciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-0209
E-mail: scott.tinker@beg.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Oil and gas resource assessment; management of organized research; oil and gas reservoir characterization; carbonate sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy; energy; hydrocarbons.
Clark Wilson
Clark Wilson, Ph.D.
Wilton E. Scott Centennial Professor
Department of Geological Sciences
Jackson School of Geosciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 512-471-5008
E-mail: crwilson@mail.utexas.edu

EXPERTISE
Global geophysics; exploration geophysics; space geodesy; global positioning system; gravity


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