TeST Lab

Studying the long-term evolution of Earth primarily through sedimentary basin analysis and low-temperature thermochronology

Active Research

Recruiting a PhD student for Fall 2023 for NSF Award 2140482. More information here.

Current field localities include southwest Montana, northern California, and southern Tibet. Follow “Active Research” link above to check out current projects and older projects here.

Laboratory Facilities
PhD students Mariah Romero and Aislin Reynolds on the hunt for euhedral zircon grains for (U-Th)/He thermochronology.

Sandstone petrography, apatite fission track dating, apatite and zircon (U-Th)/He dating, U-Pb geochronology and Lu-Hf geochemistry

Undergraduate and Graduate Education
Undergraduates in Sedimentology and Stratigraphy studying the Ellis Group at Bozeman Pass

Courses in sedimentology, stratigraphy, sedimentary petrography, field methods, basin analysis and geochronology and thermochronology

Field based research opportunities in southwest Montana and analytical work on samples from around the world!

Recent News

Spring 2021

Student Awards!
  • Mariah Romero successively defended her PhD in April 2022!
  • Mariah Romero-SEPM award
  • Chris Baird- Montana Geological Society award

Future Directions

MS Student Chance Ronemus will be starting his PhD under the mentorship of Dr. Peter DeCelles at the University of Arizona in Fall 2021!

Undergraduate student Sophie Black will be starting her MS under the mentorship of Dr. Andrea Stevens Goddard at Indiana University in Fall 2021!

Recent Publications

Publications page: https://devonorme.com/publications/

Dr. Orme’s Google Scholar Page: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=JuP4UCIAAAAJ&hl=en

Current Students

Check out more about the students in the group!

More About Us

Get In Touch

Email: Dr. Devon A. Orme


Drop By

Department of Earth Sciences
Montana State University
P.O. Box 173480
Bozeman, MT 59717-3480