Meredith is a fourth year PhD student, focusing on the evolution of contractional mountain belts and intra-continental basins. 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, heavy mineral analysis 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
Graduate Research Grant - Geological Society of America (2014)
Alexander and Geraldine Wanek Memorial Grant - American Association of Petroleum Geologists (2014)
Fellowship - Statoil (2014)
Graduate Research Grant - Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies (2014)
Research Grant - Colorado Scientific Society (2014)
Postgraduate Grant Scheme award - International Association of Sedimentologists (2012)
Graduate Research Grant - Geological Society of America (2012)
L. Austin Weeks Memorial Grant - American Association of Petroleum Geologists (2012)
BP Fellowship - Jackson School of the Geosciences (2011)
PROTRACTED DEPOSITIONAL AND PROVENANCE RECORD OF CENOZOIC OROGENESIS IN NORTHERN TIBET: NEW EVIDENCE FROM THE QAIDAM BASIN, Geological Society of America, Denver, CO (2013)