The Bureau of Economic Geology The University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences
Martin P. A. Jackson
Martin P. A. Jackson Senior Research Scientist Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924
E-mail: martin.jackson@beg.utexas.edu Telephone: 512-475-9548 Fax: 512-471-0140
Professional Summary
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Research Interests
In the broadest sense, I am interested in sedimentary tectonics but focus especially on salt tectonics in a diverse range of global settings. The tools I favor are experimental modeling, structural analysis, seismic interpretation, remote sensing, and fieldwork on sedimentary tectonics. Subsidiary research interests also extend to salt tectonics on Mars and on the tectonics of selected moons of the outer planets
Education
B.Sc. Geology, University of London, 1968

B.Sc. Special Honours Geology, University of London, 1969 (First Class)

Ph.D. Geology, University of Cape Town, 1976
Professional History
Lecturer, Department of Geology, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, 1976–1979

Research Associate, Precambrian Research Unit, University of Cape Town, 1972–1976

Project Geologist, Cominco (Canada), South Africa, 1970–1972
Selected Publications
Dooley, T. P., Jackson, M. P. A., and Hudec, M. R., 2015, Breakout of squeezed stocks: dispersal of roof fragments, source of extrusive salt and interaction with regional thrust faults: Basin Research, v. 27, p. 3-25, http://doi.org/10.1111/bre.12056.

Jackson, C. A.-L., Jackson, M. P. A., Hudec, M. R., and Rodriguez, C. R., 2015, Enigmatic structures within salt walls of the Santos Basin--Part 1: Geometry and kinematics from 3D seismic reflection and well data: Journal of Structural Geology, v. 75, p. 135-162, http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsg.2015.01.010.

Dooley, T. P., Jackson, M. P. A., Jackson, C. A.-L., Hudec, M. R., and Rodriguez, C. R., 2015, Enigmatic structures within salt walls of the Santos Basin-Part 2: Mechanical explanation from physical modeling: Journal of Structural Geology, v. 75, p. 163-187, http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsg.2015.01.009.

Jackson, C. A.-L., Jackson, M. P. A., and Hudec, M. R., 2015, Understanding the kinematics of salt-bearing passive margins: a critical test of competing hypotheses for the origin of the Albian Gap, Santos Basin, offshore Brazil: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 127, no. 11/12, p. 1730-1751, http://doi.org/10.1130/B31290.1.

Weijermars, R., Hudec, M. R., Dooley, T. P., and Jackson, M. P. A., 2015, Downbuilding salt stocks and sheets quantified in 3-D analytical models: Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, v. 120, no. 6, p. 4616-4644, http://doi.org/10.1002/2014JB011704.
Harrison, J. C., and Jackson, M. P. A., 2014, Exposed evaporite diapirs and minibasins above a canopy in central Sverdrup Basin, Axel Heiberg Island, Arctic Canada: Basin Research, v. 26, p. 567-596, http://doi.org/10.1111/bre.12037.

Jackson, C. A.-L., Jackson, M. P. A., Hudec, M. R., and Rodriguez, C., 2014, Internal structure, kinematics, and growth of a salt wall: Insights from 3-D seismic data: Geology, v. 42, no. 4, p. 307-310, http://doi.org/10.1130/G34865.1
Weijermars, R., and Jackson, M. P. A., 2014, Predicting the depth of viscous stress peaks in moving salt sheets: Conceptual framework and implications for drilling: AAPG Bulletin, v. 98, no. 5, p. 911-945, http://doi.org/10.1306/09121313044

Weijermars, R., Dooley, T. P., Jackson, M. P. A., and Hudec, M. R., 2014, Rankine models for time-dependent gravity spreading of terrestrial source flows over subplanar slopes: Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, v. 119, p. 7353-7388, http://doi.org/10.1002/2014JB011315.

Weijermars, R., Jackson, M. P. A., and Dooley, T. P., 2014, Quantifying drag on wellbore casings in moving salt sheets: Geophysical Journal International, v. 198, p. 965-977, http://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggu174.
Weijermars, R., Jackson, M. P. A., and van Harmelen, A., 2014, Closure of open wellbores in creeping salt sheets: Geophysical Journal International, v. 196, p. 279-290, http://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggt346.

Carruthers, D., Cartwright, J. A., Jackson, M. P. A., and Schutjens, P., 2013, Origin and timing of layer-bound radial faulting around North Sea salt stocks: New insights into the evolving stress state around rising diapirs: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 48, p. 130-148.

Dooley, Tim, Jackson, M. P. A., and Hudec, M. R., 2013, Coeval extension and shortening above and below salt canopies on an uplifted, continental margin: Application to the northern Gulf of Mexico: AAPG Bulletin, v. 97, no. 10, p. 1737-1764.

Hudec, M. R., Jackson, M. P. A., and Peel, Frank, 2013, Influence of deep Louann structure on the evolution of the northern Gulf of Mexico: AAPG Bulletin, v. 97, no. 10, p. 1711-1735.
Hudec, M. R., Norton, Ian, Jackson, M. P. A., and Peel, Frank, 2013, Jurassic evolution of the Gulf of Mexico salt basin: AAPG Bulletin, v. 97, no. 10, p. 1683-1710.

Harrison, J. C., and Jackson, M. P. A., 2014, Tectonostratigraphy and allochthonous salt tectonics of Axel Heiberg Island, central Sverdrup Basin, Arctic Canada: Austin, Texas, Bureau of Economic Geology, Report of Investigations, no. 279, 124 p., ISBN 978-1-100-23499-1, http://doi.org/10.4095/293840.

see also http://www.researcherid.com/rid/A-3104-2009.
Selected Committees
Member, Implementation Committee to Formulate Charter, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 2004

Member, Steering Committee, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, 2003 - 2005

Co-Convener, Hedberg International Research Conference on Salt Tectonics, Bath, United Kingdom; sponsored by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, 1993

Associate Editor for Geological Society of America Bulletin, 1989–1994

Associate Editor for American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, 1985–1990
Awards
William Smith Medal, The Geological Society of London, 2013

Robert R. Berg Outstanding Research Award, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, in recognition of outstanding innovation in petroleum geoscience research, 2010

Publication Award, Bureau of Economic Geology (exemplary publication of scientific or economic impact), 2008

A. I. Levorsen Memorial Award (coauthor), American Association of Petroleum Geologists, 2008

Outstanding Service Award, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 2008

Jules Braunstein Memorial Award for best poster at AAPG Annual Convention (coauthor), 2008.

Joseph C. Walter Excellence Award, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 2006

Robert H. Dott, Sr., Memorial Award, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, 1998 (Best Special Publication Published by AAPG)

Distinguished Lecturer, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, 1991–1992

George C. Matson Award, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, 1990 (Best oral presentation at Annual Convention

J. C. Sproule Memorial Award, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, 1985 (Best paper by young authors)

Macgregor Medal for Outstanding Achievement, University of Rhodesia, 1969
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