Dr. Tindall's Research

Projects in Utah

Many Kutztown students have participated in field-based projects in southern Utah with me and Dr. Simpson, along with colleagues from Parkland High School, Central Connecticut State University, and The University of Nebraska - Lincoln.  We have collaborated on problems involving structural geology, tectonics, sedimentology, stratigraphy, and paleontology.

Our research has resulted in numerous publications and presentations at scientific conferences.  A few examples are listed below:

Tindall, S. E., Storm, L. P., Jenesky, T. A. and Simpson, E. L., 2010, Growth faults in the Kaiparowits basin, Utah, pinpoint initial Laramide deformation in the western Colorado Plateau: Lithosphere, v. 2, no. 4, p. 221-231. 

Simpson, E. L., Hilbert-Wolf, Hannah L., Wizevich, Michael C., Tindall, Sarah E., Fasinski, Ben R., Storm, Lauren P., and Needle, Mattathias D., 2010, Predatory digging behavior by dinosaurs: Geology, v. 38, no. 8, p. 699-702. 

Simpson, E. L., Koch, R., Heness, E. A., Wizevich, M. C., Tindall, S. E., Hilbert-Wolf, H. L., Golder, K., and Steullet, A. K., 2014, Sedimentology and paleontology of the Upper Cretaceous Wahweap Formation sag ponds adjacent to syndepositional normal faults, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah: Cretaceous Research, v. 50, p. 332-343.



Malenda, H. F., Simpson, E. L., Wizevich, M. C., Tindall S. E., and Boling, K. S., 2010, Morphological variation and experimental compaction in the Colorado Plateau biological soil crusts: implications for their possible recognition in the rock record: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 42, no. 5, p. 468.

Moran, K. L., Simpson, E. L., Hilbert-Wolf, H. L., Wizevich, M. C., Golder, K. B., and Tindall, S. E., 2009, The recognition and implications of the wood-boring trace fossil Asthenopodichnium xylobiotum in Upper Cretaceous strata of Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument, Utah: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 41, no. 7, p. 262.

Bernard, Jonathan, Jenesky, Timothy, Tester, Edward, Orsulak, Megan, Tindall, Sarah E., and Simpson, Edward L., 2006, Timing of Late Cretaceous fault-fold interactions, East Kaibab monocline, Utah:   Implications for the onset of Laramide deformation: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 38, no. 6, p. 38.

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