Current Graduate Students
Mariah Romero, PhD Student
2018-M.S. Geology, Purdue University
2015-B.S. Geosciences, University of Arizona
Mariah is a first year PhD student. She is interested in evaluating and comparing the early sedimentary record of ancient and modern forearc basins from various orogenic regions on multiple continents. Her current research focuses on the initiation and development of the Mesozoic San Joaquin sedimentary basin in central California. To better understand the onset of deposition and provenance of the basal stratigraphy of the San Joaquin basin, she is using a combination of sedimentary basin analysis, detrital zircon U-Pb geochronology, apatite fission track (AFT) and apatite/zircon (U-Th)/He thermochronology, geochemistry, and traditional field work.
Romero, M. C.,Ridgway, K. D., Gehrels, G. E. (In Preparation) Geology, U-Pb Geochronology, and Hf Isotope Geochemistry Across the Alaska Range Suture Zone (South-Central Alaska): Implications for Collisional Processes and Cordilleran Tectonics.
Thomas, W. A., Gehrels, G. E., Lawton, T. F., Satterfield, J. I., and Romero, M. C.(In Review)Detrital zircons and sediment dispersal from the Coahuila terrane of northern Mexico into the Marathon foreland of the southern Midcontinent, Geosphere.
Carrapa, B., DeCelles, P. G., and Romero, M. C. (In Review) Timing of Laramide initiation in Montana and Wyoming and implications for models of flat-slab subduction, Journal of Geophysical Research.
Thomas, W. A., Gehrels, G. E., Greb, S. F., Nadon, G. C., Satkoski, A. M., and Romero, M. C.(2017). Detrital zircons and sediment dispersal in the Appalachian foreland. Geosphere, 13(6), 2206-2230.
Thomas, W. A., Gehrels, G. E., and Romero, M. C., (2016). Detrital zircons from crystalline rocks along the Southern Oklahoma fault system, Wichita and Arbuckle Mountains, USA. Geosphere, 12(4), 1224-1234.
Current Undergraduate Students
Chance Ronemus, Senior (photo coming)
John Cook, Sophomore (photo coming)
PhD Committee Member: Christopher Schiller (MSU)
Gourab Bhattacharya (University of Alabama)
Audrey Warren (UNLV)
Sarah Massar (MSU, B.S. 2018) Now a “Geoscientist in the Park” at John Day Fossil Beds National Monument
Matthew Yaeger (MSU, B.S. Expected Fall 2018)