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Whats New

Upcoming Talks

Science on Tap (Better learning with Beer!) Clinton Theater, Portland, Feb. 3, 7 pm.

Submarine Paleoseismology Session at the 2014 AGU Fall Meeting

Pardee Symposium on Cascadia Great Earthquakes athe GSA Annual Meeting in Vancouver

New Books

New Novel: Stick Slip from Chris Scholz! An entertaining read about a Cascadia great earthquake.

The Next Tsunami examines our short term memory about disasters, Los Angeles Times, March 21, 2014

New Papers

New Thesis Released: Southern Cascadia Turbidites Traced with High-Resolution CHIRP Sub Bottom Profiles.

New Dissertation Released: Sumatra Paleoseismology

New Paper Released: Cascadia Segmented Rupture Tsunami Models

New Paper Released: Cascadia Tsunami Models

New Paper Released: Cascadia Great Earthquake Clustering

Coastwide Tsunami inundation Scenarios for Oregon Released

"Superquakes and Supercycles" released, Seismological Research Letters

New Paper Released: Cascadia Turbidites in Forearc Lakes?

Preliminary study of existing lake sedimentary records suggests a record of great earthquakes.

New Cascadia Paper Released: Segmented Ruptures Along the Southern Cascadia Margin

New core and high resolution reflection data illuminate thesouthern Cascadia paleoseismic record.

New Canadian Study Corroborates Cascadia Marine Paleoseismic record

Seismically generated turbidites in Effingham Inlet, western Vancouver Island.

Second in Sumatra Paleoseismology Series Released

Other Stuff

Bayesian Spatial Analysis Team Wins Department of the Interior Partners in Conservation Award

Oregon Earthquake Resiliency Report Released

Oregon Tsunami Work Wins Award

Successful geophysical cruise aboard the Derek. M. Baylis completed with very low carbon footprint

Cascadia, the Movie! Animation of 10,000 year earthquake record from marine and coastal paleoseismic sites.

Initiative to Retrofit Schools in Portand for Earthquakes

   

 

 

Lab Staff and Students

 

Meet the Habitat Research Group at the Active Tectonics and Seafloor Mapping Lab!

 

Faculty and Research Staff


Dr. Chris Goldfinger

Chris Goldfinger, paleoseismology and habitat researcher

Professor of Marine Geology

gold@coas.oregonstate.edu

1.541.737.5214
Education:

Ph.D. Oregon State University

M.S. Oregon State University

B.S. Humboldt State University
Research Interests:

Subduction and Transform Tectonics, Turbidite Paleoseismology, Seafloor Mapping

Other Interests: windsurfing, aerobatic flying, vintage aircraft, art

Brief Bio CV Chris Romsos, paleoseismology and habitat researcher

Citation Map


Chris Romsos

Senior Faculty Research Assistant

cromsos.coas.oregonstate.edu

1.541.737.2066
Education:

M.S. Marine Resource Management, Oregon State University, 2004

B.S. Environmental Resource Management, Penn State, 1996
Research Interests:

Using advanced technologies to map seabed features and marine habitat, web GIS, decision support tools
Other Interests:Ann Morey , paleoseismology and habitat researcher

telemark, archery, fishing, shoes

 

Ann Morey-Ross

Senior Faculty Research Assistant

1.541.737.5214
Education:

M.S. Marine Geology and Geophysics, Oregon State University, 1995

B.S. Geology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Research Interests: Micropaleontology, turbidite stratigraphy, radiocarbon analysis
Other Interests:

 

 

Students

Jeff Beeson
Graduate Research Assistant

jbeeson@.coas.oregonstate.edu

1.541.737.9622 (office)

M.S. Candidate, Marine Geology and Geophysics, Oregon State University

Education:

B.S. Geology, University of South Florida
Research Interests: Northern San Andreas Fault structure

Other Interests: mountain biking

 

Bran Black
Graduate Research Assistant

segoblue@yahoo.com

1.541.737.5214 (office)

M.S. Candidate, Marine Geology and Geophysics, Oregon State University

Education:

B.S. Geology, Oregon State University
Research Interests:Seismic Stratigraphic correlation of Holocene Turbidites

Other Interests: Art!

 

Jay Patton
Graduate Research Assistant

jpatton@coas.oregonstate.edu

1.541.737.5214 (office)

PhD Candidate, Marine Geology and Geophysics, Oregon State University

Education: M.S. Humboldt State University

B.S. Geology
Research Interests: Paleoseismology, Turbidites Sumatra and Cascadia.

Other Interests: reggae, fixer-upper houses, the country fair. Jay's turbidite blog

 

Amy Garrett
Graduate Research Assistant

agarrett@coas.oregonstate.edu

1.541.737.9622 (office)

M.S. Candidate, Marine Geology and Geophysics, Oregon State University

Education:

B.S. Geology,
Research Interests:Turbidity Current Dynamics

Other Interests: Rugby, eccentric british television


Tim Kane
Graduate Research Assistant

tkane.coas.oregonstate.edu

1.541.737.2066 (office)
Education:

Ph.D. Candidate, Marine Geology and Geophysics, Oregon State University

B.S. Zoology, U.C. Davis

M.A. Nautical Archaeology, Texas A&M
Research Interests:

Other Interests:


Robert Hairston-Porter
Graduate Research Assistant

rhairston.coas.oregonstate.edu

1.541.737.2066 (office)
Education:

M.S. Candidate, Marine Geology and Geophysics, Oregon State University

B.S. Geology and Archaeology, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
Research Interests: habitat mapping

Other Interests: surfing


Danny Lockett
Graduate Research Assistant

dlockett.coas.oregonstate.edu

1.541.737.2066 (office)
Education:

M.S. Candidate, Marine Resource Management, Oregon State University

B.S. Biology, University of Hawaii, Hilo, HI
Research Interests: bayesian habitat modeling.

Other Interests: baseball, motorcycles. Danny's research blog.


Morgan Erhardt
Graduate Research Assistant

merhardt.coas.oregonstate.edu

1.541.737.2066 (office)
Education:

M.S. Candidate, Marine Resource Management, Oregon State University

B.S. Geology, Oregon State Univerisy, Corvallis, OR
Research Interests: habitat mapping and modeling

Other Interests: running, mountain biking

 

Recent Graduates


Rizaller Amolo
M.S. 2010; Habitat Mapping and Identifying Suitable Habitat of Redfish Rocks Pilot Marine Reserve, Port Orford, Oregon


Melinda Agapito
M.S. 2008; Mapping and Lithologic interpretation of the Territorial Sea, Oregon

agaseven@yahoo.com
Where's Mel?:

Melinda will start her Ph.D. program at Memorial University in St. Johns, Nefoundland, Canada winter term 2008! Good luck Mel!
Research Interests:

Marine Reserve Planning and Implementation, Seafloor Mapping


Andrew Lanier
M.S. 2006; A Comparison of Seafloor Sonar Classification Methods Through the use of Error Matrices and 3 Dimensional GIS Visualization: A multibeam Sonar Investigation of Nehalem Bank, Oregon

Andy.Lanier@state.or.us
Where's Andy?:

NOAA Coastal Services Center Fellow, Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development
Research Interests:

Marine Reserve Planning and Implementation, Seafloor Mapping, Application of GIS and other advanced technologies toward managing ocean resources


Natalie Strom
M.S. 2006; Structure-forming benthic invertebrates: habitat distributions on the continental margin of Oregon and Washington

contact info: NA
Where's Natalie?:

Portland, Oregon
Research Interests:

Structure-forming benthic invertebrates: habitat distributions on the continental margin of Oregon and Washington, 2006

 

Jason D. Chaytor
PhD. 2006; Diffuse Deformation Patterns Along the North American Plate Boundary Zone, Offshore Western United States

contact info: jchaytor@usgs.gov
Where's Jason?:

USGS at Woods Hole
Research Interests:

submarine landslides, paleoseismology, tectonics

 

Joel Johnson
PhD 2005; Deformation, fluid venting, and slope failure at an active margin gas hydrate province, Hydrate Ridge Cascadia accretionary wedge

contact info: joel.johnson@UNH.EDU
Where's Joel?:

University of New Hampshire
Research Interests:

Gas hydrates, marine stratigraphy


Chris Romsos
M.S. 2004; Mapping surficial geologic habitats of the Oregon continental margin using integrated interpretive GIS techniques

cromsos@coas.oregonstate.edu
Where's Chris?: