UW-Eau Claire faculty, students, alumni present at 2016 Geological Society of America annual meeting

Several UW-Eau Claire faculty, students and alumni presented or were collaborators on research projects presented at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting Sept. 25-26 in Denver, Colorado. The following UW-Eau Claire individuals were involved: Dr. Harry Jol, professor of geography and anthropology; Dr. J. Brian Mahoney, professor of geology; Dr. Laurel McEllistrem, analytical scientist in materials science; Dr. Stephen Sellwood, associate lecturer of geology; students Thomas Wavrin, Jackelyn Seamans, James Erickson, Alexander Kleinschmidt, Rachel Fliflet, Justin Poirier, Samantha Bartnik, Adam Wiest and Carly Mueller; and alumni Sean Morrison, Elizabeth Balgord and Ellen Buelow.

Following are the presentation citations:

Mahoney, J. Brian, Haggart, James W., Kimbrough, David L., Link, Paul K., Fanning, C. Mark, and Grove, Marty J., 2016, Late Cretaceous Evolution and Sediment Provenance of the Nanaimo Basin:  Definitive Linkage to Northern Latitudes; Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 48, No. 7, doi: 10.1130/abs/2016AM-287848.

Mahoney, J.B., Link, Paul, and Pearson, David, 2016, The Influence of Rift Geometry on Continental Sediment Dispersal Patterns; Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 48, No. 7, doi: 10.1130/abs/2016AM-288012.

Isava, Virginia*, Grove, Marty, Mahoney, J. Brian and Kimbrough, Dave, 2016, Detrital K-Feldspar Thermochronology of the Nanaimo Group: Evidence for Late Cretaceous Denudation of Arc Crust and the Influx of Extraregional Sediment; Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 48, No. 7, doi: 10.1130/abs/2016AM-277776

Fliflet, Rachel*, Poirier, Justin M.*, Mahoney, J. Brian and Syverson, Kent M., 2016, Diagenetic History of Cambrian Sandstone Units in Western Wisconsin; Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 48, No. 7, doi: 10.1130/abs/2016AM-287864.

Kimbrough, David L., Mahoney, J.B., Mescua, José F., Giambiagi, Laura B., and Grove, Marty, 2016, The Choiyoi Silicic Large Igneous Province of Argentina and Chile and Its Possible Influence on Permian Environmental Degradation and Mass Extinction, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 48, No. 7, doi: 10.1130/abs/2016AM-287712.

Balgord, Elizabeth, Mahoney, J. Brian, Kimbrough, David L., Mazzitelli, Manuela Amelia*, and Giambiagi, Laura 2016., Evolution Of The South-Central Andean Arc Determined By Detrital Zircon U-Pb And Hf Analysis Of Retroarc Basin Strata, Central Argentina (32°S-40°S); Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 48, No. 7, doi: 10.1130/abs/2016AM-287093.

Bartnik, Samantha R.*, Wiest, Adam C*., Mc Ellistrom, Laurel J., Mahoney, J. Brian, Sellwood, Stephen M. and Mueller, Carly A.*, 2016, Surface Water And Groundwater Chemistry Of Western Wisconsin: Establishing An Environmental Baseline; Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 48, No. 7, doi: 10.1130/abs/2016AM-284086.

Suriano, Julieta, Mardonez, Diego,* Lossada, Ana Clara*, Mahoney, J. Brian, Mescua, Jose F., Giambiagi, Laura B, Kimbrough, David L., and Buelow, Ellen K.*, 2016, Stratigraphic Stages of Bermejo Basin: New Insights from Sedimentology and U/Pb Dating; Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 48, No. 7, doi: 10.1130/abs/2016AM-287411.

Clark, S.K., and Perrault, E.K., 2016, Insights into University Students’ Sustainability Knowledge and Attitudes: From Natural Resource Extraction to Renewable Energy Generation: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. v. 48, no. 7 doi: 10.1130/abs/2016AM-285227.

Jol, H.M., +Wavrin, T.A., +Seamans, J.M., +Erickson, J.S., +Kleinschmidt, A.S., Freund, R.A., Reeder, P.P. Seligman, J., and Daubaras, M., (accepted), Geolarchaeological and geomorphic ground penetrating radar investigations in Lithuania: High impact undergraduate research experiences – University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s International Fellows Program: Geological Society of America, 128th Annual Meeting, September 25-28, Denver, CO, Abstracts with Program, v. 48 (7), doi: 10.1130/abs/2016AM-285735.

+Morrison, S., Zamperoni, A., Garcia, C.A., Johnston, J.W., and Jol, H.M., (accepted). Preliminary analysis of multi-decadal lake level fluctuations chronicled in stranplain stratigraphy: Insights from Ipperwash, Ontario, Canada: Geological Society of America, 128th Annual Meeting, September 25-28, Denver, CO, Abstracts with Program, v. 48 (7), doi: 10.1130/abs/2016AM-286952.

Savage, C., Jol, H.M., Freund, R.A., and Reeder, P., eds.,  (in review), Dead Sea: new Discoveries in the Cave of Letters: Peter Lange.

Zamperioin, A., Johnston, J.W., Wolfe, B.B.., Hall, R.I, Endres, T., Duguay, C., and Jol, H.M., (accepted). Characterizing relict shorelines to establish a paleohydrograph for the Peace-Athabasca Delta: A key hydrologic node of the MacKenzie River Basin, Northwestern Canada: Geological Society of America, 128th Annual Meeting, September 25-28, Denver, CO, Abstracts with Program, v. 48 (7), doi: 10.1130/abs/2016AM-286677.