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Whats New

New Paper Released: Global Subduction Earthquake Magnitudes Estimated

New Paper from Chris Scholz Independently Tests Paleoseismic Record

New MS Thesis: Southern Cascadia Turbidite Correlation Using High-Resolution Sub-Bottom Profiling and Cores

GSA Short Course in Submarine Paleoseismology Offered

Sumarine Paleoseismology Session at the 2014 AGU Fall Meeting

Upcoming Pardee Symposium on Cascadia Great Earthquakes at the GSA Annual Meeting in Vancouver

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

New Book ,"The next Tsunami" examines our short term memory about disasters, Los Angeles Times, March 21, 2014

Upcoming Sub-Aqueous Paleoseismology Symposium S1 of the International Sedimentological Congress in Geneva, Switzerland (18-22 August 2014).

Abstract Deadline April 30. Hope to see you in Geneva!

New Dissertation Released: Sumatra Paleoseismology

New Paper Released: Cascadia Segmented Rupture Tsunami Models

New Paper Released: Cascadia Tsunami Models

Oregon Tsunami Inundation Scenarios

New Paper Released: Cascadia Great Earthquake Clustering

A statistical analysis of the clustering of Cascadia Great Earthquakes.

Coastwide Tsunami inundation Scenarios for Oregon Released

New Paper Released: Cascadia Turbidites in Forearc Lakes?

Preliminary study of exisitng 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 provide insights into the southern Cascadia paleoseismic record.

New Canadian Study Corroborates Cascadia Marine Paleoseismic record

Seismically generated turbidites in Effingham Inlet, western Vancouver Island provide a correlative Holocene record of great earthquakes.

Second in Sumatra Paleoseismology Series Released

Second in a series of foundational papers on paleoseismology of the Sumatran margin is released.

Five Year Review of West Coast Essential Fish Habitat Completed

Report and analysis are released.

Oregon Earthquake Resiliency Report Released

Comprehensive study of the vulnerability of the State of Oregon to subduction zone earthquakes and tsunami. Full Report: http://www.oregon.gov/OMD/OEM/Pages/index.aspx

Oregon Tsunami Work Wins Award

"Simulating tsunami inundation at Bandon, Coos County, Oregon, using hypothetical Cascadia and Alaska earthquake scenarios" won a Western State Seismic Policy Council Award in Excellence http://www.wsspc.org/news/news_files/eNews_Winter13.pdf.

Gobal Earthquake Models Based on Paleoseismology

"Superquakes and Supercycles" released, Seismological Research Letters

"Superquakes and Supercycles" released, OSU Release

Cascadia Paleoseismology

Detailed turbidite paleoseismic work finally released in USGS Professional Paper 1661-F

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

Initiative to Retrofit Schools in Portand for earthquakes

Oregon State Waters Bathymetry and Habitat Data are Released

Download data and habitat maps here

UNOLS Greening the Research Fleet Workshop

Scientists, engineers, shipping companies and ship operators meet to discuss greener operations and ships of the future

"Green Research"

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

Recent Earthquakes

NEIC Earthquake map of recent events

   

 

 

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?: