Joel Edwards
Chad W. Carlson

Graduate Student – Ph.D.
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering
University of Nevada, Reno

E-mail:carlson@nevada.unr.edu

 
Education

B.S., Geology, California State University, Fresno, 2009
M.S., Geology, California State University, Fresno, 2012

 

Areas of Expertise

Field geology
Structural geology
Paleomagnetism
Geomorphology
Geochemistry

 

Professional Work Experience

2013–Present – Research Assistant, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology.
2011–Present – Teaching Assistant, Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering,
University of Nevada, Reno.
2009–2011 – Teaching Assistant, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences,
California State University, Fresno.
2010 – Student Researcher, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, Center for Habitat Studies.
2008 – Research Assistant, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories.

 

Major Ongoing Projects

Interpretation of northern and central Walker Lane tectonics and kinematics using Cenozoic
volcanic rocks as spatial and temporal markers.
Geomorphic approach to constrain timing, magnitude, and variation of Sierra Nevada
uplift utilizing Sierran drainage incision.

 

Publications

Carlson, C.W., 2014, Preliminary geologic map of the Terrill Mountains quadrangle, Churchill
and Mineral counties, Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-File Report 14-4,
scale 1:24,000.
Carlson, C.W., Pluhar, C.J., Glen, J.M.G, Farner, M.J., 2013, Kinematics of the west-central
Walker Lane: spatially and temporally variable rotations evident in the late Miocene Stanislaus
Group. Geosphere, v. 9; no. 6; p. 1–22; doi:10.1130/GES00955.1.
Putirka, K., Marlon Jean, M., Cousens, B., Sharma, R., Torrez, G., Carlson, C., 2012, Cenozoic
volcanism in the Sierra Nevada and Walker Lane, California, and a new model for lithosphere
degradation. Geosphere, v. 8, p. 265–291.
Endris, C, Dieter, B., Maher, N. and Carlson, C. (Compilers), 2011, Sun-illuminated (315° azimuth)
Bathymetry, Map 1 of 7, in Greene, H.G., ed., Point Reyes National Seashore, Seabed
Classification Map Series Final Report to NPS/PORE, Point Reyes Station, scale 1:48,000.
Endris, C., Dieter, B., Maher, N., and Carlson, C. (Compilers), 2011, Color-coded Bathymetry with
Contours, Map 2 of 7, in Greene, H.G., ed., Point Reyes National Seashore, Seabed
Classification Map Series Final Report to NPS/PORE, Point Reyes Station, scale 1:48,000.
Endris, C., Dieter, B., Maher, N., and Carlson, C., 2011 (Compilers), Acoustic Backscatter Imagery,
Map 3 of 7, in Greene, H.G., ed., Point Reyes National Seashore, Seabed Classification Map
Series Final Report to NPS/PORE, Point Reyes Station, scale 1:48,000.
Endris, C., H.G., Dieter, B., Maher, N., and Carlson, C. (Compilers), 2011, Onshore-Offshore
Geology Map, Map 4 of 7, in Greene, H.G., ed., Point Reyes National Seashore, Seabed
Classification Map Series Final Report to NPS/PORE, Point Reyes Station, scale 1:48,000.
Endris, C., Dieter, B., Maher, N, and Carlson, C. (Compilers), 2011, Potential Marine Benthic
Habitats, Map 5 of 7, in Greene, H.G., ed., Point Reyes National Seashore, Seabed
Classification Map Series Final Report to NPS/PORE, San Francisco, scale 1:48,000.
Endris, C., Dieter, B., Maher, N., and Carlson, C. (Compilers), 2011, Data Sources Map, Map 6
of 7, in Greene, H.G., ed., Point Reyes National Seashore, Seabed Classification Map Series
Final Report to NPS/PORE, Point Reyes Station, scale 1:48,000.
Endris, C., Dieter, B., Maher, N., and Carlson, C. (Compilers), 2011, Perspective views of
potential marine benthic habitat classifications, Map 7 of 7, in Greene, H.G., ed., Point
Reyes National Seashore, Seabed Classification Map Series Final Report to NPS/PORE, Point
Reyes Station, scale 1:48,000.