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Kuwanna Dyer Pietras

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Lecturer of Geology

PhD candidate

MS (2005) University of Wisconsin-Madison

BS (2003) University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Office: Science 1, G-60B

Telephone: (607) 777-2518

dyerpiet@binghamton.edu

 

Teaching:

GEOL 221/GEOG 222 - Surface Processes
GEOL 370/ENVI 370 - Environmental Geology


Research Interests:

  • The goal of my PhD research is to interpret the stratigraphic evolution of the Piceance Creek Basin in Colorado from outcrop and core description. In my research, I will map out the stratigraphy of the basin and describe and interpret chemical, biogenic, and sedimentary structures comprising the stratigraphy. 
  • From my previous research, I have a background in clastic (fluvial) sedimentology and geomorphology.

 

Awards:

  • GSA Grants-in-Aid – University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005
  • J. David Love Geology Fellowship – University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005
  • NABGG Mack Gipson Award – University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004
  • BP Research Assistantship – University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004
  • AAPG Grants-in-Aid – University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004
  • Advanced Opportunity Fellowship – University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003
  • Las Vegas Gem Club Scholarship/Award – University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2003
  • Wells Fargo First Generation Scholarship– University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2002-2003
  • EPSCoR Research Grant/Award – University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2002
  • Ronald E. McNair Research Award – University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2002
  • Sigma Gamma Epsilon Geology Honor Society – University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2001-2003
  • Phi Sigma Iota Foreign Language Honor Society – University of Nevada Las Vegas, 1998-2000
  • Golden Key National Honor Society – University of Nevada Las Vegas, 1995-2003

 

Publications and Abstracts:

  • Dyer Pietras, K., and Carroll, A.R., Facies architecture and paleosols of an ancient river system, Wilkins Peak Member of the Eocene Green River Formation, Wyoming, in prep.

 

  • Dyer Pietras, K., Carroll, A.R., and Stiles, C.A., 2008, Pedofacies in a fluvial/deltaic succession, Wilkins Peak Member of the Green River Formation, Wyoming. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol 40, No. 6, p. 281.

 

  • Dyer, K.M. and Carroll, A.R., 2006, Facies architecture and reservoir characterization of the D Interval, Wilkins Peak Member of the Eocene Green River Formation, Wyoming. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol 38, No. 7, p. 129.

 

  • Dyer, K.M., and Perkins, J., 2006, Economic significance of fluvial sandstones within the Fruitland Formation, San Juan Basin, New Mexico. AAPG Search and Discovery, Article #90055.

 

  • Dyer, K.M., Carroll, A.R, and Pietras, J.T., 2005, Facies architecture and paleopedology of ancient river systems, Eocene Wilkins Peak Member of the lacustrine Green River Formation, Wyoming. AAPG Search and Discovery, Article #90039.

 

Research Web Page:

https://sites.google.com/a/binghamton.edu/dyerpietras/home

Last Updated: 8/14/14