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GEOS GSA Meeting - Wilkerson Research Group Reunion

October 29, 2013

While at the 2013 Geological Society of America annual meeting in Denver, Scott Wilkerson and Jim Mills enjoyed dinner with department alums (from left to right) Melissa Penfold '12, Connie Dicken '99, and Sara Smaltz '06.  

This was a "reunion" of sorts as each of these ladies conducted research with Scott during their DePauw careers.  Melissa (currently a graduate student at the University of Nevada-Reno) worked with Scott on a project involving analysis of a geologic map and six serial cross sections through the Hudson Valley, NY.  Connie (now working for the USGS in Reston, VA and specializing in GIS) and Scott's work on quick-look techniques for balancing cross sections in contractional settings was published in the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin (and was featured on the cover). Sara (presently working as an operations/development geologist at EnCana Petroleum in Denver, CO) conducted research on detachment folding in the Monterrey fold belt in Mexico that was published in the Journal of Structural Geology.  Scott recalls, "It was a true pleasure to work with each of these ladies.  Not only were they strong students, but they also had an insatiable thirst for knowledge and an even stronger work ethic.  I have enjoyed watching them grow as scientists in their post-DePauw careers and look forward to their continued success in the years to come."

Publications and presentations based on their work are provided below.

Burmeister, K.C., Wilkerson, M.S., and Marshak, S., in prep, Structural evolution of the northernmost Appalachian fold-thrust belt; a two-tiered detachment system near Rosendale, New York. 

Wilkerson, M. S., Burmeister, K. C., and Marshak, S., 2013, Application of quick-look analysis techniques for refining map and cross-sectional interpretations through the Hudson Valley fold-thrust belt near Rosendale, New York: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 45(7): 808.

Crawford, L. E., Burmeister, K. C., Penfold, M., Wilkerson, M. S., and Marshak, S., 2010, Compiling a GIS-based geologic map from multiple legacy formatted data sources: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 42(5).

Wilkerson, M.S., Smaltz, S.M., Bowman, D.R., Higuera-Diaz, I.C., and Fischer, M., 2007, 2-D and 3-D modeling of detachment folds with hinterland inflation:  a natural example from the Monterrey Salient, northeastern Mexico, Journal of Structural Geology, 29(1), 73-85.

Wilkerson, M.S., Smaltz, S.M., Bowman, D.R., Higuera, I.C., and Fischer, M.P., 2005, Hinterland inflation in detachment folds:  a natural example from the Monterrey Salient, Mexico:  AAPG Abstracts with Programs, 14: p. A152.

Smaltz, S.M., and Wilkerson, M.S., 2004, Pseudo-three-dimensional modeling of detachment folds:  Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 36(5).

Bowman, D.R., Smaltz, S.M., Wilkerson, M.S., Higuera, I.C., and Fischer, M.P., 2003, Two- and three-dimensional modeling of detachment-style folds: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 35(6): p. 143.

Wilkerson, M. S., and Dicken, C. L., 2001, Quick-look techniques for evaluating 2-D cross sections in contractional settings, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, 85(10): 1759-1770.

Wilkerson, M. S., and Dicken, C. L., 1998, Quick-look techniques for evaluating 2-D cross sections in contractional settings, Indiana Academy of Science Programs and Abstracts, 114th annual meeting, 84.