Student Profile

Jackson School of Geosciences

Lily Jackson

Lily  Jackson
B.S., Geosciences, University of Arizona, 2014
Ph.D., Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, expected 2019


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My current research focuses on the tectonic history of the northern Andes, including timing and magnitude of major paleo-elevation changes affecting the northern Andes of Peru and Ecuador. My current methods include provenance analysis such as detrital zircon U-Pb geochronology and siliciclastic petrology, stable isotope geochemistry to infer paleoclimate and paleoelevation, and other traditional methods in sedimentology.

Current Research Projects

(NSF-FESD) Amazon Andes Geo- Genomics: Integrating Geology and Genetics to Investigate the Evolution of Biodiversity in the Amazon and Andean Forests ( view )

Investigating the application of stable isotope geochemistry of volcanic glasses to paleoelevation and paleoclimate in the Ecuadorian Andes

Source region characterization and source to sink record of sediments in large modern rivers in Peru and Ecuador using detrital zircon U-Pb geochronology

Cenozoic history of hinterland basins in northern Peru

Past Research Projects

Fine resolution analysis of Lake Malawi sediment record to investigate climate variability and response to Mount Toba super-eruption

Fred M. Bullard Prestigious Graduate Fellowship - Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin (2018)

SEPM Foundation Grant - Society of Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) (2017)

GSA Research Grant - Geological Society of America (GSA) (2017)

Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP) - National Science Foundation (NSF) (2016)

GSA Research Grant - Geological Society of America (GSA) (2016)

Ronald K. DeFord Field Scholarship - Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin (2016)

Honorable Mention; Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) - National Science Foundation (2015)

Off Campus Research Award - Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin (2015)

Galileo Circle Scholar Award - University of Arizona College of Science (2014)

Outstanding Senior Award - University of Arizona College of Science (2014)

E.V. Mayo Fellowship (geology field camp) - University of Arizona Department of Geosciences (2014)

Arizona Geological Society Scholarship Award - Arizona Geological Society (2013)

PCE Scholarship Award - PEO International (2012)

Technical Session Chair, Master's Tuesday Fall 2018, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin (2018)

Chair Elect, Geology and Public Policy Committee (GPPC), Geological Society of America (GSA) (2018 - 2019)

Member at Large, Ad Hoc Committee on Ethics, Geological Society of America (GSA) (2018)

Technical Session Co-Chair, Master's Saturday Spring 2018, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin (2018)

Chair, Professional Development Committee, Geological Society of America (GSA) (2018 - 2019)

Technical Session Chair, Recent Advances and Future Directions in Paleoaltimetry and Paleoclimate, Geological Society of America annual meeting, Indianapolis, IN (2018)

GPPC Student Representative, Ad Hoc Committee on Removing Barriers to Career Progression for Women in the Geosciences, Geological Society of America (GSA) (2017)

Technical Session Chair, Master's Saturday Fall 2017, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin (2017)

Student Representative, Student Advisory Council, Geological Society of America (GSA) (2016 - 2019)

Student Representative, Professional Development Committee, Geological Society of America (GSA) (2016 - 2018)

Technical Session Co-Chair, Master's Saturday Fall 2016, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin (2016)

Technical Session Co-Chair, Master's Saturday Spring 2016, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin (2016)

Student Representative, Geology and Public Policy Committee (GPPC), Geological Society of America (GSA) (2016 - 2018)

Councilor, Arizona Geological Society (AGS) Executive Committee, Arizona Geological Society (AGS), Tucson, AZ, USA (2014)

Mentor, geoFORCE Texas, University of Texas at Austin, Austin TX USA (2014)

President, Society of Earth Science Students (SESS); Department of Geosciences, College of Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA (2013 - 2014)

Detrital zircon U-Pb geochronology of modern river sands in the Ecuadorian Andes: Implications for tectonic history and sediment recycling, (Poster) 7th Annual Jackson School Student Research Symposium, Uniiversity of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA (2018)

Elevation reconstruction from hydrogen isotope ratios in volcanic glass: Pacific coast to high Andes, Ecuador, Fall 2018 series (Talk) University of Texas Institute for Geophysics Brown Bag Seminar, Austin, Texas, USA (2018)

The importance of high topography in the geologic record and how we can measure it; theory and case study using pyroclastic deposits in the Ecuadorian Andes, (Invited talk) Department of Geography, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, USA (2017)

Reconstructing paleoelevation through the pyroclastic record; theory and case study from the Ecuadorian Andes, Spring 2017 series (Talk) (1) Jackson School of Geosciences Soft Rock Seminar; (2) University of Texas Institute for Geophysics Brown Bag Seminar, Austin, Texas, USA (2017)

Characterization of sedimentary source regions across Ecuador using detrital zircon geochronology from modern river sands, Fall 2017 series (Talk) (1) Jackson School of Geosciences Soft Rock Seminar; (2) University of Texas Institute for Geophysics Brown Bag Seminar, Austin, TX, USA (2017)

Andean River Sediments as a Window into the Tectonic History of Ecuador, (Invited talk) Arizona Geological Society, Tucson, AZ, USA (2017)

Detrital zircon U-Pb geochronology of modern river sands in the Ecuadorian Andes: Implications for tectonic history and sediment recycling, (Talk) Geological Society of America (GSA), Seattle. WA, USA (2017)

Investigating the relationship between ?D in hydrated volcanic glass and meteoric water: a case study using a single Late Pleistocene (~200 ka) rhyolitic deposit exposed along a 4000 meter elevation transect in Ecuador, (Talk) VIII Jornadas Ciencias de la Tierra; Escuela Politecnica Nacional (EPN Quito), Quito, Ecuador (2017)

Detrital Zircon U-Pb Geochronology of Late Miocene- Early Pliocene Hinterland Basin Development in the Andes of Northern Peru, (Talk) Geological Society of America, GSA annual meeting 2016, Denver, CO, USA (2016)

Early Cenozoic Shortening and Foreland Basin Sedimentation in the Maranon Fold-thrust Belt, Central Peruvian Andes, (Poster) American Geophysical Union (AGU), San Francisco, California, USA (2015)

Fine resolution analysis of Lake Malawi sediment record shows no significant cooling associated with the Mount Toba super-eruption of ~75 ky, (Poster) (1) American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting; (2) University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences Student Research Symposium, San Francisco, California, USA; Tucson, AZ, USA (2014)

Lake Malawi sediment record provides clues on climate variability and response to Mount Toba super-eruption, (Poster) (1) University of Arizona Geodaze Symposium, Department of Geosciences, College of Science; (2) Arizona Geological Society (AGS) Second Annual Doug Shakel Student Poster Session, Phoenix, AZ (2014)