Claudia Banks

Claudia  Banks
M.S., Geology, University of Texas at Austin, expected 2022
B.S., Geology, University of Florida, 2020


I am interested in defining the provenance history and paleodrainage record of the Amazon River in Brazil and Ecuador; more specifically, how modern Ecuador signals compare to ancient Brazil signals; the time it takes for source sediment from the modern Andes to show up in the Amazon fan to determine which detrital signatures make it to the basin and which signals are lost. My research will combine geochronological data methods like U-Pb zircon dating and isotope analysis of Hf allows us to obtain a complete provenance picture.

GSA Graduate Research Grant - Geological Society of America (2021 - 2021)

UF Department of Geological Sciences Danker Award Recipient - University of Florida (2020)

Field Study Scholarship Recipient - NAGT (2019)

Bighorn Basin Field Award Recipient - GSA and ExxonMobil (2019)

Professional Training, University of Milan, Principles, Applications And New Frontiers In Isotope Geochemistry Summer School (2021)