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Jeffrey T. Pietras

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Assistant Professor of Geology

PhD, 2003

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Office: Science 1, Room G-60A

Telephone: (607) 777-3348

Email address:


Research Interests:

  • Lacustrine Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
  • Basin Analysis
  • Petroleum Geology
  • Geospatial Data Integration
  • Radiogenic Isotope Geochemistry
  • Tectonics


Graduate Students:

Ryan Kenyon, MS candidate (expected 2015)

Ethan Spiegel, MS candidate (expected 2016)

Brandon Tufano, MS candidate (expected 2016)




GEOL 415/515 - Basin Analysis

GEOL 344 - Structural Geology 



  • Murphy, J.T., Lowenstein, T.K., and Pietras, J.T., 2014, Preservation of primary lake signatures in alkaline earth carbonates of the Eocene Green River Wilkins Peak-Laney Member transition zone: Sedimentary Geology, v. 314, p. 75-91.
  • Batchelor, C.L., Dowdeswell, J.A., and Pietras, J.T., 2014, Evidence for multiple Quaternary ice advances and fan development from the Amundsen Gulf cross-shelf trough and slope, Canadian Beaufort Sea margin: Marine and Petroleum Geology v. 52, p. 125-143.
  • Doebbert, A.C., Johnson, C., Carroll, A.R., Beard, B. Pietras, J.T, Rhodes Carson, M., Norsted, B., and Throckmorton, A., 2014, Controls on Sr isotopic evolution in lacustrine systems: Eocene Green River Formation, Wyoming: Chemical Geology, v. 380, p. 172-189.
  • Tozer, R.S.J., Choi, A.P., Pietras, J.T., and Tanasichuk, D.J., 2014, Athabasca Oil Sands: Megatrap restoration and charge timing: AAPG Bulletin v. 98, p. 429-447.
  • Batchelor, C.L., Dowdeswell, J.A., and Pietras, J.T., 2013, Variable history of Quaternary ice-sheet advance across the Beaufort Sea margin, Arctic Ocean: Geology v. 41, p. 131-134.
  • Batchelor, C.L., Dowdeswell, J.A., and Pietras, J.T., 2013, Seismic stratigraphy, sedimentary architecture and palaeo-glaciology of the Mackenzie Trough: evidence for two Quaternary ice advances and limited fan development on the western Canadian Beaufort Sea margin: Quaternary Science Reviews v. 65, p. 73-87.
  • Panda, M., Dean, J., Pietras, J.T., Wheeler, T., and Sels, R., 2008, PUT River-1: BP evaluates, develops North Slope reservoir: Oil and Gas Journal, July 14th, p. 55-62.
  • Pietras, J.T., and Carroll, A.R., 2006, High-resolution stratigraphy of an underfilled lake basin: Wilkins Peak Member, Eocene Green River Formation, Wyoming, USA: Journal of Sedimentary Research v. 76, p. 1197-1214.
  • Pietras, J.T., Carroll, A.R., and Rhodes, M.K., 2003, Tectonic control on lacustrine evaporite deposition in the Eocene Green River Formation, Wyoming: Journal of Paleolimnology v. 30, 11p.
  • Pietras, J.T., Carroll, A.R., Singer, B.S., and Smith, M.E., 2003, 10,000 yr depositional cyclicity in the early Eocene: Stratigraphic and 40Ar/39Ar evidence from the lacustrine Green River Formation: Geology, v. 31, p. 593-596.
  • Rhodes, M.K., Carroll, A.R., Pietras, J.T., Beard, B.L., and Johnson, C.M., 2002, Strontium isotope record of paleohydrology and continental weathering, Eocene Green River Formation, Wyoming: Geology v. 30, p. 167-170.

Last Updated: 12/14/17