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News 2005

Lesli Wood

See and hear Dr. Lesli Wood's presentation, “Geomorphology of the Mars Northeast Holden Delta” on the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Search and Discovery Website. The video is accompanied by the PowerPoint version of Lesli's talk, which was delivered at the Sedimentation on Mars session during the 2005 AAPG Annual Convention. 11/2/05

Dr. Lesli Wood presented a talk on Martian deltas to the members of the Austin Astronomical Society, at their September meeting held on the UT campus. The topic of her presentation was Deltas of Mars: Life in the Martian Marshes. 9/6/05

QCL researcher, Dr. Lesli J. Wood, spent a week this summer teaching field camp in the Book Cliffs of eastern Utah. The students completed various mapping and interpretation projects in the stacked tidal deltaic and shoreline sequences of the Lower Sego Sandstone. Here, students examine tidal bars within an incised valley estuary. 9/6/05

Ph.D. candidate Sean Sullivan has been awarded the 2005 Gulf Coast Section SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology) Foundation Ed Picou Fellowship Grant for Graduate Studies in the Earth Sciences for his proposed research on the formation of authigenic minerals in marine sediments. Sean, who is involved in the BEG's Quantitative Clastics Laboratory Industrial Associates Program under the direction of Dr. Lesli J. Wood, received $2,500 — the maximum amount of this fellowship grant. 4/25/05

Research Scientist Lesli J. Wood won the 2004 Best Presentation Award from the International Division of the Houston Geological Society for her December 2004 presentation titled “Quantitative Seismic Geomorphology of Clastic Reservoirs and Systems” [Abstract]. Lesli is the Principal Investigator of the Quantitative Clastics Laboratory Research Group. 3/29/05

Lorena Moscardelli, Ph.D. candidate, has been given an Outstanding Student Paper Award by the Hydrology Section of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). Lorena received the award for “Debris Flow Architecture and Processes in Offshore Trinidad: Implications for Basin Fill in Tectonically Active Margins,” which she presented at the 2004 AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco. Lorena is involved in BEG's Quantitative Clastics Laboratory Industrial Associates Program, under the direction of Dr. Lesli J. Wood. 2/23/05

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