Meredith is a third year PhD student, focusing on the evolution of contractional mountain belts and intra-continental basins. She received her B.A. in Geology from Colorado College and her M.S. in Information Studies from the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin. Meredith is interested in the tectonics of sedimentary basins in intra-continental settings, clastic sedimentology and provenance analysis. Her current field areas include the Qaidam basin on the Tibetan Plateau, the Raton basin in Colorado and New Mexico, and the Galisteo-El Rito basin of New Mexico. Her research includes a variety of analytical techniques, including magnetostratigraphy, detrital mineral geochronology and sandstone petrography.
Current Research Projects
Syn- and post-collisional development of the Qaidam basin, northern Tibet, through sedimentological and provenance analysis.
Cenozoic sediment dispersal patterns from southwestern North America to the Gulf of Mexico: Sedimentological and provenance analysis of the Laramide-age Raton and Galisteo-El Rito basins
Postgraduate Grant Scheme award - International Association of Sedimentologists (2012)
Graduate Student Research Grant - Geological Society of America (2012)
Grants-in-Aid Graduate Student Award - American Association of Petroleum Geologists (2012)
PROTRACTED DEPOSITIONAL AND PROVENANCE RECORD OF CENOZOIC OROGENESIS IN NORTHERN TIBET: NEW EVIDENCE FROM THE QAIDAM BASIN, Geological Society of America, Denver, CO (2013)