The Bureau of Economic Geology The University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences
Peter P. Flaig
Peter P. Flaig Research Associate Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924
E-mail: peter.flaig@beg.utexas.edu Telephone: 512-471-9622 Fax: 512-471-0140
Professional Summary
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Research Interests
Clastic Sedimentology - Fluvial Sedimentology

Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction of Continental, Deltaic, Shoreface, and Shallow-Marine Clastic Systems

High-Latitude Clastic Depositional Sequences

Dinosaur-Bearing Clastic Successions and Extinction Events

High-Resolution Imaging (e.g Photography, LiDAR) of Clastic Systems

Paleopedology

Remote Logistics
Education
B.S. Geology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 2002

M.S. Geology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 2005

Ph.D. Geology, The University of Alaska-Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 2010
Professional History
Research Associate Bureau of Economic Geology, Quantitative Clastics Laboratory, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin, 2009-2011: Bureau of Economic Geology, Austin, TX

Post Doctoral Fellow, Bureau of Economic Geology, Quantitative Clastics Laboratory, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin, 2009-2011: Bureau of Economic Geology, Austin, TX

Research Assistant, Office of Polar Programs Project (OPP 0425636, OPP 0424594): Collaborative Research: An Ancient Arctic Dinosaur Ecosystem from the Late Cretaceous Prince Creek Formation, North Slope, Alaska – A Natural Case Study in a Greenhouse Climate Model- 2005-2009: Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK

Research Assistant, Office of Polar Programs Project (OPP 0126146, OPP 0126086): Late Paleozoic-Mesozoic Fauna, Environment, Climate, and Basinal History, Beardmore Glacier Area, Transantarctic Mountains, Antarctica 2002-2005: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Department of Geosciences, Milwaukee, WI

Freelance Photographer, 1988-Present
Selected Peer Reviewed Publications
Burton, D. Flaig, P.P., and Prather, T., (accepted: in revision), Regional controls on depositional trends: Insights from sequence stratigraphic correlation and mapping of the Sego and Loyd Sandstones, Uinta and Piceance Basins of Utah and Colorado, U.S.A.: (Journal of Sedimentary Research)

Flaig, P.P., Hasiotis, S.T., and Jackson, A.M., 2015, An Early Permian, paleopolar, postglacial, river-dominated deltaic succession in the Mackellar-Fairchild Formations at Turnabout Ridge, Central Transantarctic Mountains, Antarctica: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology , v. x, p. x-x, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.08.004

Suarez, C.A., Flaig, P.P., Ludvigson, G.A., Gonzalez, L.A., Tian, R., Zhou, H., McCarthy, P.J., van der Kolk, D.A., and Fiorillo, A.R., 2015, Reconstructing the paleohydrology of a Cretaceous Alaskan paleopolar coastal plain from stable isotopes of bivalves: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. x, p. x-x, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.07.025

Jackson, A., Hasiotis, S.T., and Flaig, P.P., 2015, Ichnology of a paleopolar, river-dominated, shallow marine deltaic succession in the Mackellar Sea: The Mackellar Formation (Lower Permian) Central Transantarctic Mountains, Antarctica: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. x, p. x-x, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.07.010

Fiorillo, A.R., McCarthy, P.J., and Flaig, P.P., 2015, A multi-disciplinary perspective on habitat preferences among dinosaurs in a Cretaceous Arctic greenhouse world, North Slope, Alaska (Prince Creek Formation: Lower Maastrichtian): Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. x, p. x-x, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.07.024

van der Kolk, D.A., Flaig, P.P., and Hasiotis, S.T., 2015, Paleoenvironmental reconstruction of a Late Cretaceous, muddy, river-dominated polar deltaic system: Schrader Bluff - Prince Creek Formation transition, Shivugak Bluffs, North Slope of Alaska, U.S.A.: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 85, n. 8, p. 903-936, http://dx.doi.org/10.2110/jsr.2015.58

Flaig, P.P., Fiorillo, A.R., and McCarthy, P.J., 2014, Dinosaur-bearing hyperconcentrated flows of Cretaceous Arctic Alaska: Recurring catastrophic event beds on a distal paleopolar coastal plain PALAIOS, v. 29, p. 594-611, http://dx.doi.org/10.2110/palo.2013.133

Hudock, J.W., Flaig, P.P., and Wood, L.J., 2014, Washover fans: A modern geomorphologic analysis and proposed classification scheme to improve reservoir models: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 84, p. 854-865, http://dx.doi.org/10.2110/jsr.2014.64

Suarez, C.A., Ludvigson, G.A., Gonzalez, L.A., Fiorillo, A. R., Flaig, P.P., and McCarthy, P.J., 2013, Use of multiple oxygen isotope proxies for elucidating Arctic Cretaceous paleohydrology, in Bojar, A.V., Melinte,-Dobrinescu, M.C., and Smit, J., eds. Isotopic Studies in Cretaceous Research, Geological Society of London Special Publication 382, p. 185-202, http://dx.doi.org/10.1144/SP382.3

Flaig, P.P., McCarthy, P.J., and Fiorillo, A.R., 2013, Anatomy, evolution, and paleoenvironmental interpretation of an ancient Arctic coastal plain: Integrated paleopedology and palynology from the Upper Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) Prince Creek Formation, North Slope, Alaska, USA, in Driese, S.G., and Nordt, L.C., eds., New Frontiers in Paleopedology and Terrestrial Paleoclimatology: Paleosols and Soil Surface Analog Systems, SEPM Special Publication 104, p. 179-230, http://dx.doi.org/10.2110/sepmsp.104.14

Gulbranson, E., Taylor, E., Taylor, T, Ryberg, P., Isbell, J., and Flaig, P.P., 2012, Permian polar forests: Deciduousness and environmental variation: Geobiology, v. 10, p. 479-495, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1472-4669.2012.00338.x

Burton, D., Dunlap, D.D., Wood, L.J., and Flaig, P.P., 2011, LiDAR Intensity as a remote sensor of rock properties: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 81, p. 399-347, http://dx.doi.org/10.2110/jsr.2011.31

Flaig, P.P., McCarthy, P.J., and Fiorillo, A.R., 2011, A tidally-influenced, high-latitude coastal-plain: The Upper Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) Prince Creek Formation, North Slope, Alaska, in Davidson, S., Leleu, S., and North, C. eds., From River to Rock Record: The Preservation of Fluvial Sediments and their Subsequent Interpretation, SEPM Special Publication 97, p. 233-264. http://dx.doi.org/10.2110/sepmsp.097.233

Fiorillo, A.R., McCarthy, P.J., and Flaig, P.P., 2010, Taphonomic and sedimentologic interpretations of the dinosaur-bearing Upper Cretaceous strata of the Prince Creek Formation, northern Alaska: Insights from an ancient high-latitude terrestrial ecosystem. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 295, p. 376-388, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2010.02.029

Fiorillo, A.R., McCarthy, P.J., Flaig, P.P., Brandlen, E., Norton, D., Jacobs, L., Zippi, P., and Gangloff, R.A., 2010, Paleontology and paleoenvironmental interpretation of the Kikak-Tegoseak Dinosaur Quarry, (Prince Creek Formation: Late Cretaceous), northern Alaska: A multi-disciplinary study of an ancient high-latitude, Ceratopsian dinosaur bonebed, in Ryan, M.J., Chinner-Algeier, B.J., and Eberth, D.A., eds., New Perspectives on Horned Dinosaurs: The Royall Tyrell Museum Ceratopsian Symposium, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN, p. 456-477, ISBN: 978-0-253-35358-0

Fiorillo, A.R., Tykoski, R., Currie, P., McCarthy, P.J., Flaig, P.P., 2009, Description of two partial Troodon braincases from the Prince Creek Formation (Upper Cretaceous) North Slope, Alaska: Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, v. 29, n. 1, p. 178-187, http://dx.doi.org/10.1671/039.029.0108
Peer Reviewed State Reports
Flaig, P.P. and van der Kolk, D.A., 2015, Depositional environments of the Prince Creek Formation along the east side of the Toolik River, Sagavanirktok Quadrangle, North Slope, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Preliminary Interpretive Report 2015-4, 17 p., 1 sheet. http://dx.doi.org/10.14509/29407
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