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Carol Dehler

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Sedimentology | Undergraduate Advisor

Graduate Committee & Faculty

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Office Location:  Geology 201
DialPhone: 435.797.0764
SendEmail: carol.dehler@usu.edu


Educational Background

PhD, Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico, 2001
Basin analysis and carbon-isotope stratigraphy of the Neoproterozoic Chuar Group, Grand Canyon, Arizona
MS, Geology, Northern Arizona University, 1995
Paleoenvironmental and stratigraphic analysis of the Lower Devonian Beartooth Butte Formation and associated strata, central-eastern Idaho
BA, Geology, Humboldt State University, 1991

Biography

PhD, Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico, 2001; MS, Geology, Northern Arizona University 1995; BA, Geology 1991, Humboldt State University; prior geology courses, Santa Barbara City College.


Teaching Interests

Physical and historical geology; stratigraphy and sedimentology; sedimentary geochronology; sedimentary geochemistry; and field geology.

Research Interests

Precambrian geology; Neoproterozoic Earth Systems; Snowball Earth; ChUMP basins; detrital zircon and Re-Os geochronology, micropaleontology.

Awards

Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year, 2018

College of Science USU

Gardner Junior Faculty Travel Fellowship, 2005

Utah State University

Wanek Award, 2000

University of New Mexico

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Merit Award, 1999

Graduate Research Support: Fellowship, 1999

Office of Graduate Studies, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, 1999

University of New Mexico

Regents Scholarship, 1998

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Teacher of the Year Scholarship, 1992

Northern Arizona University

Publications - Abstracts

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

      Books

    • Dehler, C.M, Pederson, J., (2005). Interior Western U.S.: Geological Society of America Field Guide.
    • Dehler, C.M, Pederson, J.L, Sprinkel, D.A, Kowallis, B.J, (2005). Uinta Mountain Geology: Utah Geological Association Publication.
    • Book Chapters

    • Dehler, C.M, Anderson, K., Nagy, R., (2011). New descriptions of the cap dolostone and associated strata, Neoproterozoic Pocatello Formation, southeastern Idaho, U.S.A: Geologic Field Trips to the Basin and Range, Rocky Mountains, Snake River Plain, and Terranes of the U.S. Cordillera. Geological Society of America Field Guide
    • Dehler, C.M, Sprinkel, D.A, Porter, S., Pederson, J., Dehler, C.M, (2005). Neoproterozoic Uinta Mountain Group of northeastern Utah: Pre-Sturtian Geographic, Tectonic, and Biologic Evolution.. Interior Western U.S.: Geological Society of America Field Guide
    • Dehler, C.M, Sprinkel, D.A, Dehler, C.M, Pederson, J.L, Sprinkel, D.A, Kowallis, B.J, (2005). Revised stratigraphy and correlation of the Uinta Mountain Group, north eastern Utah. Uinta Mountain Geology: Utah Geological Association Publication
    • Dehler, C.M, DeGrey, L.D, (2005). Stratigraphy and facies analysis of the eastern Uinta Mountain Group, Utah-Colorado border region: Uinta Mountain Geology. Utah Geological Association Publication
    • Dehler, C.M, Grader, G., (1999). Devonian Stratigraphy in east-central Idaho: New perspectives from the Lemhi Range and Bayhorse area: Rocky Mountain Section Guidebook. Geological Society of America

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    Publications - Fact Sheets

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      Publications - Curriculum

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        Publications - Journal Articles

          Academic Journal

        • Rooney, A., Austermann, J., Smith, E., Yang, L., Selby, D., Dehler, C.M, Schmitz, M., Karlstrom, K., MacDonald, F., (2017). Coupled Re-Os and U-Pb geochronology of the Tonian Chuar Group, Grand Canyon. Geological Society of America Bulletin
        • von Pogge Strandmann, P.A, Stüeken, E.E, Elliott, T., Poulton, S.W, Dehler, C.M, Canfield, D.E, Catling, D.C, (2015). Selenium isotope evidence for progressive oxidation of the Neoproterozoic biosphere.. Nature communications, 6, 10157.
        • Mahon, R., Dehler, C.M, KArlstrom, K., Link, P., (2014). Detrital zircon age constraints, provenance and revised stratigraphy of the Mesoproterozoic and Neoproterozoic Pahrump Supergroup, Death Valley region, California: Implications for Rodinia rifting and the evolution of the southwestern Laurentian margin. Precambrian Research
        • Dehler, C.M, (2014). Advances in Neoproterozoic biostratigraphy spark new correlations and insight into evolution of life. Geology
        • Yonkee, A., Dehler, C.M, Link, P., Balgord, E., Keeley, J., Hayes, D., Fanning, M.C, Wells, M., Johnston, S., (2014). Tectono-stratigraphic framework of Neoproterozoic to Cambrian strata, west-central U.S.: Protracted rifting, glaciation, and evolution of the North American Cordilleran margin. Earth Science Reviews/Elsevier
        • Mahon, R., Dehler, C.M, K., P., Gehrels, G., (2014). Geochronologic and stratigraphic constraints on the Mesoproterozoic and Neoproterozoic Pahrump Group, Death Valley, CA: A record of the assembly, stability and breakup of Rodinia. Geological Society of America Bulletin
        • Johnston, D.T, Poulton, S., Dehler, C.M, Porter, S.M, Husson, J., Canfield, D., Knoll, A.K, (2010). An emerging picture of Neoproterozoic ocean chemistry: Insights from the Chuar Group, Grand Canyon, U.S.A.. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 290, 64-73.
        • Dehler, C.M, Fanning, C.M, Link, P.K, Kingsbury, E., Rybczynski, D., (2010). Maximum depositional age and provenance of the Uinta Mountain Group and Big Cottonwood Formation, northern Utah: Paleogeography of rifting western Laurentia. Geological Society of America Bulletin
        • Nagy, R., Porter, S., Dehler, C.M, Shen, Y., (2009). Biotic turnover driven by eutrophication before low-latitude glaciation. Nature Geoscience, Letters, 2, 415-418.
        • Pitblado, B.L, Neff, H., Nelson, S.T, Dehler, C.M, (2008). AD-ICP-MS vs. LA-ICP-MS analysis of quartzite sources, Gunnison basin Colorado. Current Research in the Pleistocene, 24, 133-136.
        • Pitblado, B.L, Dehler, C.M, Neff, H., Nelson, S.T, Huckleberry, G., Woodward, J.C, (2008). Pilot Study Experiments Sourcing Quartzite, Gunnison Basin, Colorado. Geoarchaeology, 23:6, 742-778.
        • Pitblado, B.L, Neff, H., Nelson, S.T, Dehler, C.M, Goebel, T., Waters, M., (2007). AD-ICP-MS vs. LA-ICP-MS Analysis of Quartzite Sources, Gunnison Basin, Colorado.. Current Research in the Pleistocene, 24, 133-136.
        • Dehler, C.M, Porter, S.M, De Grey, L.D, Sprinkel, D.A, Brehm, A., Link, P.K, Lewis, R.S, (2007). The Neoproterozoic Uinta Mountain Group revisited: A synthesis of recent work on the Red Pine Shale and related undivided clastic strata, Northeastern Utah: in Link, P.K., and Lewis, R.S., eds., Proterozoic Geology of western North America and Siberia: Proterozoic Geology of western North America and Siberia. Society of Sedimentary Geology Special Publication, 86, 151-166.
        • Pitblado, B.L, Dehler, C.M, Nelson, S.T, Goebel, T., Waters, M., (2006). Sourcing Quartzites from the Late Holocene Chance Gulch Site, Gunnison Basin, Colorado: A Pilot Study.. Current Research in the Pleistocene, 23, 135-138.
        • Dehler, C.M, Pitblado, B.L, (2006). Sourcing quartzite from the Early Holocene Chance Gulch Site, Gunnison basin, Colorado. Pleistocene, 23, 1-3.
        • Dehler, C.M, Elrick, M.E, Bloch, J.D, Karlstrom, K.E, Crossey, L.J, DesMarais, D., (2005). High-resolution δ13C stratigraphy of the Chuar Group (~770-742 Ma), Grand Canyon: Implications for mid-Neoproterozoic climate change. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 117:1/2, 32-45.
        • Dehler, C.M, Elrick, C.M, Karlstrom, K.E, Smith, G.A, Crossey, L.J, Timmons, J.M, (2001). Neoproterozoic Chuar Group (~800-742 Ma), Grand Canyon: A record of cyclic marine deposition during global cooling and supercontinent rifting. Sedimentary Geology,, 141-142, 465-499.
        • Dehler, C.M, Timmons, J.M, Karlstrom, K.E, Geissman, J.W, Heizler, M.T, (2001). Proterozoic multistage (~1.1 and ~8.0 Ga) extension in the Grand Canyon Supergroup and establishment of northwest and north-south tectonic grains in the southwestern United States. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 113:2, 163-180.
        • Professional Journal

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        Publications - Literary Journal

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          Publications - MultiMedia

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            Publications - Technical Reports

              Other Reports

            • Pitblado, B.L, Dehler, C.M, Robertson, C., Fowler, B., Brown, C., Canady, L., (2011). Summer 2009 Geoarchaeological Research Report: Quartzite Sampling and Sourcing in the Gunnison Basin, Colorado. USU Rocky Mountain Paleoindian Research Program
            • Lucchitta, I., Smith, S.J, Dehler, C.M, Finkel, R.C, Hanks, T.C, Davis, S.W, Davis, M.E, (1997). Late-Pleistocene to Early Holocene deposits, processes, vegetation, and climate from Oak Cave, southern Utah. USGS Open-File Report
            • Dehler, C.M, Lucchitta, I., Davis, M.E, Basdekas, P.G, Burke, K.J, (1996). Quaternary geologic map of the Tanner Creek-Unkar Creek area, eastern Grand Canyon, AZ.. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report
            • Dehler, C.M, Lucchitta, I., Basdekas, P.G, Bohannon, R.G, Rieck, H.J, (1995). Geologic map of the Cane Springs quadrangle, Mohave County, AZ.. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report
            • Lucchitta, I., Dehler, C.M, Basdekas, P.G, (1995). Geologic map of the Cane Springs southeast quadrangle, Mohave County, AZ.. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report
            • Dehler, C.M, Lucchitta, I., Davis, M.E, Basdekas, P.G, Burke, K.J, (1995). Quaternary geologic map of the Palisades Creek-Comanche Creek area, eastern Grand Canyon, AZ. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report

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            Publications - Translations & Transcripts

              Publications - Other

                Magazine/Trade Publication

              • Dehler, C.M, (1999). Along the Shores of Chuar Beach. Boatman's Quarterly Review
              • Dehler, C.M, Timmons, J.M, Karlstrom, K.E, (1999). Grand Canyon Supergroup: Six unconformities makes one “Great Unconformity”—a record of supercontinent assembly and disassembly. Boatman’s Quarterly Review
              • Other

              • Kingsbury, E., Link, P., Dehler, C., Osterhaut, S., (2013). Geologic Map of the Kings Peak 7.5 mMinute Quadrangle Duchesne and Summit COunties, UT. Utah Geological Survey
              • DeGrey, L., Tressler, C., Dehler, C.M, Pederson, J.L, Link, P., Hadder, K., Geologic map of the Swallow Canyon Quadrangle, Daggett County, Utah and Moffat County, Colorado. Utah Geological Survey map
              • Pederson, J.L, Dehler, C.M, (2005). Geology of the Farmington North 7.5-minute quadrangle, NM. New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, Open-file Digital Map
              • Dehler, C.M, Pederson, J.L, Wagner, S., (2005). Geology of the Seven Rivers 7.5' quadrangle, Eddy County, New Mexico: New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources.
              • Pederson, J.L, Dehler, C.M, (2003). Geology of the Carlsbad East 7.5-minute quadrangle, NM. New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources
              • Pederson, J.L, Dehler, C.M, (2003). Geology of the Otis 7.5-minute quadrangle, NM. New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources
              • Dehler, C.M, Pederson, J.L, (2002). Geology of the Carlsbad West 7.5-minute quadrangle, NM. New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources

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              Scheduled Teaching

              GEO 3200 - The Earth Through Time, Spring 2018

              GEO 6450 - Deep Time: Studying the Earths Expansive Past, Fall 2017

              GEO 5200 - Geology Field Camp, Summer 2017

              GEO 3200 - The Earth Through Time, Spring 2017

              GEO 5490, 6490 - Facies Analysis of Sedimentary Rocks, Fall 2016

              GEO 6800 - Graduate Seminar, Fall 2016

              GEO 5200 - Geology Field Camp, Summer 2016

              GEO 6450, 7450 - Deep Time: Studying the Earths expansive past, Spring 2016

              GEO 3200 - The Earth Through Time, Spring 2016

              GEO 2500 - Geology Field Excursions, Fall 2015

              GEO 3200 - Geology Field Camp, Summer 2015

              GEO 5490,6490 - Facies Analysis of Sedimentary Rocks, Spring 2015

              GEO 3200 - The Earth Through Time, Spring 2015

              GEO 4700 - Geologic Field Methods, Summer 2013

              GEO 5200 - Geology Field Camp, Summer 2013

              GEO 3200 - The Earth Through Time, Spring 2013

              GEO 5200 - Geology Field Camp, Summer 2012

              GEO 7400 - Graduate Seminar in Sedimentary Geology (Topic), Fall 2011

              GEO 5200 - Geology Field Camp, Summer 2011

              GEO 3200 - EARTH THROUGH TIME (DSC), Spring 2011

              GEO 2500 - GEOL FIELD EXCURSION, Spring 2011

              GEO 6400 - Graduate Seminar in Sedimentary Geology (Topic), Fall 2010

              GEO 7400 - Graduate Seminar in Sedimentary Geology (Topic), Fall 2010

              GEO 5200 - Geology Field Camp, Summer 2010


              Graduate Students Mentored

              Erin Lathrop, Geology, May 2015
              Abigail Bullard, Geology, August 2014
              Katherine Paukert, Geology, May 2014
              Weston Martin, Geology, May 2014
              Dawn Hayes, Geology, August 2010 - May 2013
              Robin Nagy, Geology, August 2010 - May 2013
              Dawn Hayes, Geology 2010
              Dan Rybczynski, Geology, August 2006 - May 2009
              Caroline Myer, Geology 2008
              Andy Brehm, Geology 2007