Meredith is a PhD candidate 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.
Involving students at all levels in project-based learning and field experiences is a priority for Meredith; in addition to a wide range of teaching experience at the University of Texas, Colorado College, and in the Austin public schools, she is taking courses in the UTeach STEM teacher preparation program.
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)
Paleogene exhumation and basin subsidence in the southern Rocky Mountain front, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco (2015)
Sedimentological evidence for growth the southern Rocky Mountain Front Range: Provenance record from the Raton and Galisteo-El Rito Basins of New Mexico and Colorado, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, Houston (2015)
Basin partitioning along the Laramide deformation front in the southern Rocky Mountains: Paleogene provenance record of the Raton and Galisteo-El Rito Basins., American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Denver (2015)
Protracted depositional and provenance record of Cenozoic orogenesis in northern Tibet: New evidence from the Qaidam basin, Geological Society of America, Denver, CO (2013)