GRADUATE STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES [back to Paul's Home Page]

with DR. PAUL UMHOEFER

 

I have potential to accept 1-2 new graduate students pursuing a MS degree in Geology for 2009.

 

My current research involving graduate students includes:

• Miocene extensional faulting and transtensional basins in the Lake Mead region east of Las Vegas, Nevada & Arizona

[team of Umhoefer with Lisa Lamb & Tom Hickson, U. St Thomas have applied for NSF grant, June 2008]

[current support from NAU alumni fund and USGS colleague Sue Beard]

 

• Evolution and active tectonics of the southern Gulf of California oblique-divergent plate boundary  [supported by one NSF grant with colleagues: Ramon Arrowsmith, ASU; Graham Kent & Neal Driscoll, Scripps Institute of Oceanography; Tim Dixon, Miami U]

[Team of Arrowsmith & Whipple & Haimsath, ASU; Umhoefer, NAU; Martinez, UABCS; applied for a new NSF grant July, 2008 to work on active Cabo fault and Cabo basin]

 

Active graduate students include:

Rachelle Wagner, Miocene fault and basin analysis along major left-lateral faults, northern Frenchman Mountain, Lake Mead Domain, Nevada

Mark Sitton, Miocene-Age Thumb Member Of The Horse Spring Formation: High Resolution Basin Analysis In An Extensional Fault System, Frenchman Mountain, Lake Mead, Nevada

Beverly Buchanan (Fall, 2008 MS anticipated),   Distribution and age of uplifted marine terraces along western La Paz Bay, Mexico, and implications for active faulting

Sara Maloney (Fall, 2008 MS anticipated), Late Quaternary faulting history of the northern El Carrizal fault, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Rory San Filippo (Fall, 2008 MS anticipated), Timing and Kinematics of the Bitter Spring Valley Fault and Related Syn-Extensional Strata, Lake Mead Extensional Domain, Nevada

 

Former graduate students include:

Hosack, Alexis, 2006, Structure and stratigraphy of the Agua Verde accommodation zone, Baja California Sur, Mexico: M.S. thesis, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ.

McTeague, Mike, 2006, Marginal strata of the east central San Jose del Cabo basin, Baja California Sur, Mexico: M.S. thesis, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ.

Drake, William, 2005, Structural analysis, stratigraphy, and geochronology of the San José Island accommodation zone, Baja California Sur, Mexico: M.S. thesis, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ., 231 p

Macy, Jamie, 2005, Rotation and uplift of Carmen Island, Baja California Sur, Mexico: M.S. thesis, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ.

Martin, K. Luke, 2005, Stratigraphy and age of the lower Horse Spring Formation, Longwell Ridges, Lake Mead, Nevada: M.S. thesis, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ, 155 p.

Skinner, Lisa, 2005, Analysis of submarine silicic domes, northern Loreto basin, Baja California Sur, Mexico: M.S. thesis, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ, 123 p.

Blythe, Nathan, 2005, Basin analysis in eastern Lake Mead extensional belt, northwestern Arizona: M.S. thesis, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ, 226 p.

Raucci, Jason, 2004, Structure and neotectonics of the Hurricane fault zone, western Grand Canyon, Arizona: M.S. thesis, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ, 180 p.

Del Margo, M.T., 2002, Structural and stratigraphic architecture of a Pliocene basin, Isla San Jose, Baja California Sur, Mexico: M.S. thesis, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ, 186 p.

Puchalski, M.C., 2002, Style, kinematics, and timing of major faults on Isla Espiritu Santo, Baja California Sur, Mexico: M.S. thesis, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ, 166 p.

Vlad, A., 2001, Structure of the Escondido and Arroyo Blanco faults, Loreto rift segment, Baja California Sur, Mexico: M.S. thesis, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ, 201 p.

Willsey, S., 2000. Structural analysis of the Mulege-Loreto accommodation zone, Baja California Sur, Mexico: M.S. thesis, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ, 151 p.

Robinson, M.J., 1996. Tectonostratigraphy of the Lower Cretaceous part of the Relay Mountain Group, NW Tyaughton basin, British Columbia: M.S. thesis, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ, 224 p.

Falk, P.D., 1996. Sedimentology of stacked Gilbert deltas in sequence 2, Loreto basin, Baja California Sur, Mexico: M.S. thesis, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ, 173 p.

Stone, K.A., 1994. Geology and structural evolution of part of the southeast Loreto basin, Baja California Sur, Mexico: M.S. thesis, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ, 131 p.