TeST Lab

Studying the long-term evolution of Earth primarily through sedimentary basin analysis and low-temperature thermochronology. Follow us on Instagram @testresearchgroup

Active Research

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 2023

Student Awards!
  • Spencer Dixon successively defended his MS in April 2023.
  • Spencer Dixon wins best talk at ESCI Colloquium
  • Natalee Weis awarded best poster at ESCI Colloquium

Future Directions

Spencer Dixon will start work at Ethos Geological in Bozeman, MT Summer 2023.

Undergraduate student Nicole Stine will start work with the USGS Hydrology division in Montana-Wyoming Summer 2023.

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