Joshua Malone

Joshua Malone
B.A., Geology, Augustana College, 2020
B.A., Geography, Augustana College, 2020
Ph.D., Geological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, expected 2025


My PhD research explores sedimentary basin development with associated orogenic processes. I integrate methodologies like detrital zircon geochronology and Lu-Hf dating to evaluate Paleozoic crustal and basin evolution in Northern Patagonia. My research interests include structural geology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, field mapping, and geochronology.

Recent and ongoing research projects include:
- Paleozoic basin evolution in Northern Patagonia.
- Falklands/Malvinas basin evolution & tectonic history.
- Detrital zircon provenance of Oligocene White River deposits in the Bighorn Mountains, Powder River Basin, and Black Hills.

My undergraduate senior thesis focused on the provenance of quartzite gastroliths in the Morrison Formation of the Bighorn Basin.

Graduate with Distinction - Augustana College (2020)

Joseph M. Hoare Prestigious Merit Scholarship in Geology - Augustana College (2020)

Senior Research Award - Augustana College (2020)

SGD/SEPM Student Poster Winner - 2018 GSA Annual Meeting - Augustana College (2018)