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 Publications
Flaig, P.P., McCarthy, P.J., and Fiorillo, A.R., (in review), 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, Submitted to SEPM Special Publication New Frontiers in Paleopedology and Terrestrial Paleoclimatology

Flaig, Peter P., McCarthy, P.J., and Fiorillo, A.R., 2011, A Tidally-Influenced, High-Latitude Coastal Plain: The Late 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

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. 339-347.

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, no. 1, p. 376-388.

Fiorillo, Anthony R., McCarthy, Paul J., Flaig, Peter P., Brandlen, Erik, Norton, David, Jacobs, Louis, Zippi, Pierre and Gangloff, Roland 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

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.
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