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James Evans

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Structural Geology

Faculty

Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: Geology 304
DialPhone: 435.797.1267
SendEmail: james.evans@usu.edu


Educational Background

PhD, Geology, Texas A&M University, 1987
MS, Geology, Texas A&M University, 1983
BS, Engineering, The University of Michigan, 1981
BS, Geology, The University of Michigan, 1981


Teaching Interests

Structural geology, deformation of rocks; energy and CO2 sequestration; fluid-rock interactions

Research Interests

Rock deformation from the micro scale to the map scale. Quantitative analysis of fluid-rock interactions as applied to earthquake processes, energy resources, and CO2 sequestration.

Awards

D Wynne Thorne Award, 2014

VP Research and Graduate Studies, Utah State University

Natural Resources Professor of the Year, 2013

American Association of Petroleum Geologists

Graduate Mentor of the year, 2010

USU

Fellow, 2009

Geological Society of America

Last Lecturer, Utah State University, 2004

Researcher of the Year, 1997

College of Science, USU

Teacher of the Year, 1993

College of Science, USU

  • Cuccio, L., Evans, J.P, Bradbury, K.K, Mozley, P.S, (2016). HYDROLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF NONCONFORMITIES: IMPLICATIONS FOR INJECTION-INDUCED SEISMICITY IN THE MIDCONTINENT UNITED STATES. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs *
  • Hesseltine, G., Evans, J.P, Kerner, K., Mozley, P.S, (2016). STRUCTURAL DIAGENESIS AND MICRO- TO MACRO-SCALE STRUCTURAL ARCHITECTURE OF BASAL NONCONFORMITIES. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs *
  • Ault, A., Reiners, P.W, Prante, M.R, Evans, J.P, Janecke, S.U, (2013). Dating brittle deformation with hematite (U-Th)/He chronometry: an example from the Wasatch fault zone, Utah. 2013 GSA Annual Meeting in Denver *
  • Lachmar, T.E, Freeman, T.G, Sant, C.J, Shervais, J.W, Evans, J.P, (2013). Evaluation of the geothermal potential of the Snake River Plain, Idaho, based on three exploratory coreholes. Geological Society of America *
  • Evans, J.P, Caine, J.P, (2010). Evolution of understanding fluid flow in tectonic environments: Perspectives from integrated hydrogeologic and structural studies. Geological Society of America Abstracts
  • Wood, R.E, Evans, J.P, Malin, P., (2010). San Andreas Structural Interpretation: Merging Geophysical and Geological Data at SAFOD and Vicinity. American Geophysical Union
  • Pasala, S., Forster, C.B, Evans, J.P, Deo, M., (2010). Simulation of the Impacts of Faults on CO2 injection into sandstone aquifers. Geological Society of America Abstracts
  • Bradbury, K.K, Evans, J.P, (2010). Composition and structure of SAFOD Phase III whole core; Implications for fault zone deformation and fluid-rock interactions. Geological Society of America Abstracts
  • Evans, J.P, Jeppson, T.N, Bradbury, K.K, Lowry, A.R, (2009). Evaluation of Fault Zone Structure and Properties at Depth, with Insights into Deformation and Alteration of the San Andreas Fault at SAFOD. American Geophysical Union Abstracts
  • Bradbury, K.K, Evans, J.P, (2009). FRANCISCAN FORMATION WITHIN THE SAFOD BOREHOLE, NEAR PARKFIELD, CA. Geological Society of America Abstracts
  • Bradbury, K.K, Evans, J.P, Jeppson, T.N, Lowry, A.R, (2009). TI: Material properties of Franciscan mélange and fault rock lithologies at SAFOD: Implications for fault zone processes along the central creeping segment of the San Andreas Fault. American Geophysical Union
  • Jeppson, T.N, Evans, J.P, Bradbury, K.K, (2008). Geophysical and Geological Examination of Rock Properties at the San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth (SAFOD), Parkfield, California. American Geophysical Union
  • Bradbury, K.K, Jeppson, T.N, Evans, J.P, Chester, J., Chester, F.M, (2008). Preliminary Geologic and Geophysical Analyses of Phase 3 Core, San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth Borehole (SAFOD), Parkfield, California. Geological Society of America Abstracts
  • Janecke, S.U, Steely, A.N, Evans, J.P, (2008). Seismic Slip on an Oblique Detachment Fault at Low Angles. American Geophysical Union
  • Kirschner, D.L, Chester, J.S, Chester, F.M, Evans, J.P, Hickman, S., (2008). Stable Isotope Data of Veins From the 2007 SAFOD Core. American Geophysical Union
  • Chester, J.S, Chester, F.M, Kirschner, D., Evans, J.P, Sills, D.W, Coble, C.G, (2008). Structure of the San Andreas Fault Zone at SAFOD. Geological Society of America
  • Bradbury, K.K, Evans, J.P, Draper, S.D, Barton, C.D, Solum, J.G, (2007). Analysis of sidewall cores and cuttings from a deeper section of the SAFOD borehole. EARTHSCOPE 2007 National Meeting
  • Draper, S.D, Evans, J.P, Garver, J., Kirschner, D.S, (2007). Arkosic sedimentary rocks along the San Andreas fault at SAFOD, and implications for the tectonics of the San Andreas fault. EARTHSCOPE 2007 National Meeting
  • Chester, J.S, Chester, F.M, Kirschner, D.L, Almeida, R., Evans, J.P, Guillemette, R.N, Hickman, S., Zoback, M., Ellsworth, W., (2007). Deformation of Sedimentary Rock Across the San Andreas Fault Zone: Mesoscale and Microscale Structures Displayed in Core From SAFOD, EOS. Trans. Am. Geoph. Un.
  • Evans, J.P, Forand, D.H, (2007). Observations from the Cajon Pass Crystalline Core, California. GSA Denver Annual Meeting Paper
  • Evans, J.P, Jeppson, T.N, (2007). Relationship Between Sonic Velocity Data and Fracture Densities at the San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth. Southern Cal. Earthquake Center Ann. meeting
  • Evans, J.P, Draper, S.D, Bradbury, K.K, Barton, C.D, (2007). Structure of the San Andreas Fault at SAFOD from the Surface to 5 km depth. Southern Cal. Earthquake Center Ann. meeting
  • Evans, J.P, Kirkpatrick, J.D, Shipton, Z.K, (2007). The Structure and Kinematics of an Exhumed Strike-slip Fault Termination; Implications for Earthquake Rupture Processes. GSA Denver Annual Meeting
  • Solum, J., Hickman, S., Lockner, D., Tembe, S., Evans, J.P, Draper, S., Barton, D., Kirschner, D., Chester, J., Chester, F., van der Pluijm, B., Schleicher, A., Moore, D., Morrow, C., Bradbury, K., Calvin, W., Wong, T., (2006). San Andreas Fault Zone mineralogy, geochemistry and physical properties from SAFOD cuttings and core, Extended Abstract. IODP-ICDP Workshop on Fault Zone Drilling proceeding
  • Kolesar, , Evans, J.P, Lachmar, T.E, Gooseff, M.N, Payn, R., (2006). A tale of two karsts, Bear River Range, Cache National Forest, Utah. USU Water Initiative Spring Runoff Conference
  • Kirschner, D.L, Evans, J.P, Chester, J., Chester, F., Solum, J., Moore, D., (2005). Elemental and Stable Isotope Chemistry of Cuttings and Core Samples From SAFOD Drill Hole. Eos Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl.
  • Evans, J.P, (2005). Faults and fluid flow in the crust: Advances yet to be made. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs
  • Evans, J.P, Moore, D.E, Kirschner, D., Solum, J.G, (2005). Lithologic Characterization of the Deep Portion of the SAFOD Drillhole. Eos Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl
  • Draper, S.D, Boness, N.L, Evans, J.P, (2005). Source and Significance of the Sedimentary Rocks in the SAFOD Borehole: Preliminary Analysis. Eos Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl
  • Barton, D.C, Bradbury, K., Solum, J.G, Evans, J.P, (2005). Structural and Lithologic Characterization of the SAFOD Pilot Hole and Phase One Main Hole. Eos Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl.
  • Kolesar, P.T, Evans, J.P, Gooseff, M.N, Lachmar, T.E, Payn, R., (2005). A tale of two (or more) karsts, Bear River Range, Cache National Forest, Utah. Geological Society of America annual meeting
  • Gooseff, M.N, Evans, J.P, Kolesar, , Lachmar, T.E, Payn, R., (2005). Determination of hydrologic contributions from springs to the Logan River, Utah. American Geophysical Union spring meeting
  • Lachmar, T.E, Schieb, W.M, Evans, J.P, (2005). Hydraulic testing of a faulted sandstone reservoir - the Big Hole fault in the Navajo Sandstone, northern San Rafael Swell, Utah. Geological Society of America Rocky Mountain section meeting
  • Issacs, A., Evans, J.P, Song, S.R, (2004). Characterizing Brittle Deformation, Damage Parameters, and Clay Composition in Fault Zones: Insights From the Chelungpu and Mozumi Faults. Transactions AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl.
  • Evans, J.P, Rymer, M., Moore, D., (2004). Microstructural analysis of exhumed parts of the San Andreas fault near the SAFOD drillsite, California, . EOS – Transactions AGU , Fall Meet. Suppl
  • Heath, J.E, Lachmar, T.E, Kolesar, P.T, Evans, J.P, (2003). Hydrogeochemical characterization of leaking CO2-charged fault zones in east-central Utah. Gas-Water-Rock Interactions Induced by Reservoir Exploitation, CO2 sequestration, and other Geological Storage. International Conference, Institut Francais Petroleum Conference
  • Heath, , Evans, J.P, Lachmar, T.E, (2003). Hydrogeochemical characterization of leaking CO2-charged, low net-to-gross fault zones: the Little Grand Wash and Salt Wash fault zones, Emery and Grand Counties, Utah. American Association of Petroleum Geologists, International Conference & Exhibition
  • Evans, J.P, Heath, J.E, Williams, A.P, (2003). Structural and hydrogeochemical characterization of fault zones leaking CO2-charged fluids: the Salt Wash and Little Grand Wash fault zones, Emery and Grand Counties, Utah.. Annual Convention, Am. Assoc. Pet. Geol
  • Heath, j.E, Lachmar, T.E, Shipton, Z.K, Nelson, S., Evans, J.P, (2002). Hydrogeochemical analysis of leaking CO2-charged fault zones: the Little Grand Wash and Salt Wash fault zones, Emery and Grand Counties, Utah. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs
  • Shipton, Z.K, Evans, J.P, Kirschner, D., Heath, J., Williams, A., Dockrill, B., (2002). Interactions of fluid and gas movement and faulting in the Colorado Plateau, southeastern Utah. Eos Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl.
  • Heath, J.E, Williams, A.P, Evans, J.P, Shipton, Z.K, (2002). Structural and Geochemical Analysis of the Little Grand and Salt Wash Faults to Investigate the Leakage of CO2 from a Natural Reservoir. Am. Assoc. Pet. Geol. Annual Meeting abstracts
  • Bradbury, , Evans, J.P, Yonkee, , Lachmar, T.E, (2002). Structural characterization of folded and fractured sedimentary bedrock aquifers near Park City, Utah. Fractured-Rock Aquifers 2002 Conference
  • Heath , J.E, Lachmar, T.E, Shipton, Z.K, Nelson, S., Evans, J.P, (2002). Hydrogeochemical analysis of leaking CO2-charged fault zones: the Little grand Wash and Salt Wash fault zones, Emery and Grand Counties, Utah. Annual Meeting, Geol. Soc. Am.
  • Shipton , Z.K, Evans, J.P, (2001). Sealing and rupture of “low-permeability” faults: the Little Grand Wash and Salt Wash faults, south-eastern Utah. Geological Society Tectonics Studies Group conference
  • Fedors, R., Evans, J.P, Or, D., Forster, C.B, Heath, J., Keighley-Bradbury, K., (2001). Unsaturated Flow Through Fractured and Nonwelded Tuff. Eos Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl.
  • Shipton , Z.K, Evans, J.P, Kolesar , P.T, Kirchner , D., Parry , W., (2001). Analysis of CO2 leakage along faults from natural reservoirs in the Colorado Plateau, United States.. European Union of Geosciences Symposium
  • Shipton , Z.K, Heermance , R., Tanaka , H., Evans, J.P, (2001). Fault Structure in the Tip Region of the Chelungpu Fault, Taiwan; Initial Results from Drilling into the Tip of a Fault. European Union of Geosciences Symposium
  • Snelgrove , S.H, Shipton , Z.K, Evans, J.P, Lachmar , T., Forster , C.B, (2001). Networks of Low Permeability Deformation Bands Associated with Faults in Porous Sandstone. Fractured Rock
  • Evans, J.P, (2000). Analysis of Exhumed faults: Insights into Processes and structure. Am. Geophys. Un. Abstracts
  • Forster, C.B, Lachmar, T.E, Shipton, Z.K, Evans, J.P, (2000). Deformation Bands: Networks of Low Permeability 'Fracture' Systems Associated with Faults in Sandstone. American Geophysical Union Spring Meeting
  • Forster, C.B, Evans, J.P, Tanaka, H., (2000). In situ hydrologic and structural characterizatics of an active fault. The Mozumi fault, Japan
  • Shipton, Z.K, Evans, J.P, Kolesar, P.T, Kirchner, D., (2000). Long-term Fault-Controlled Leakage From Natural CO2 Reservoirs: an Example From Southeastern Utah. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
  • Thomas, K., Shipton, Z.K, Evans, J.P, (2000). Stratigraphic and structural heterogeneities in faulted aeolian sandstone from borehole geophysics and cores, San Rafael Swell, central Utah. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs
  • Evans, J.P, Lachmar, T.E, Robeson, K., Schieb, B., Shipton, Z., Forster, C.B, Snelgrove, S.S, S.S, (1999). Detailed Three-Dimensional Fault Zone Structure and Hydraulic Properties of the Big Hole Normal Fault, Utah. American Association of Petroleum Geologists annual convention
  • Evans, J.P, Schulz, S.E, Robeson, K.R, Lim, S.J, (1999). Geochemical, Petrologic, and Physical Characterization of Exhumed Faults in Crystalline Rocks. Implications for Seismogenesis, Eurpean Union of Geosciences Abstracts
  • Evans, J.P, Robeson, K., Lim, S.J, Schulz, S.E, (1999). Multi-scale Analyses of Deformation Mechanisms Associated with Slip Localization in Faults in Granitic Rocks. AGU Abstracts, Fall meeting
  • Evans, J.P, Forster, C.B, Caine, J.S, Martel, S., Hestir, K., (1999). Paradigms of Brittle Fault Zones and Associated Fracture Networks: Implications for local-scale to regional scale flow. Fluids and Fractures in the Lithosphere Workshop
  • Evans, J.P, Tanaka, H., (1999). Preliminary Microstructural Analysis of Fault-related Rocks from the Mozumi Fault, Japan: Evidence for Creep Processes at Shallow Levels. AGU Abstracts, Fall meeting
  • Pachell, M.A, Evans, J.P, Hammond, K.J, (1999). Structural Analysis of the Gemini Fault Zone. AGU Abstracts Fall meeting.
  • Lim, S.J, Pachell, M.A, McKillop, P.R, Evans, J.P, (1999). Structure, Geometry, and Kinematics of Glacier Lakes Fault Zone in Central Sierra Nevada, California: Insights to Fault Termination and Linkage. AGU Abstracts, Fall meeting
  • Janecke, S.U, Evans, J.P, (1992). Bedrock structures in the Brigham City-Weber segment boundary, Wasatch normal fault, Utah. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs

Publications - Books & Book Chapters

    Books

  • Heath, J.E, Lachmar, T.E, Kolesar, P.T, Evans, J.P, (2009). Hydrogeochemistry of CO2-water-rock interactions in southeastern Utah: Carbon Sequestration and Its Role in the Global Carbon Cycle. AGU Geophysical Monograph Series
  • Book Chapters

  • Sonntag, R., Evans, J.P, LaPointe, P., DeRaps, M., Sisley, H., Richey, D., (2012). Sedimentologic controls on the fracture distribution and network development in Mesaverde Group sandstone lithofacies, Uinta Basin, Utah: Advances in the Study of Naturally Fractured Reservoirs. Geological Society of London
  • Heath, J.E, Lachmar, T.E, Evans, J.P, Kolesar, P.T, Williams, A.P, (2009). Hydrogeochemical characterization of leaking carbon-dioxide charged fault zones in east-central Utah, with implications for geologic carbon storage: Sequestration and Its Role in the Global Carbon Cycle. Geophysical Monograph Series
  • Shipton, Z.K, Evans, J.P, Abercrombie, R., Brodsky, E.E, (2006). Slip localization in faults, fault thickness, and seismic energy budgets: AGU Monograph on Earthquake Energy.
  • Shipton, Z.K, Evans, J.P, Dockrill , B., Heath , J., Williams , A., Kirchner , D., Kolesar , P.T, (2005). Natural leaking CO2-charged systems as analogs for failed geologic sequestration reservoirs: Carbon Dioxide Capture for Storage in Deep Geologic Formations -Results from the CO2 Capture Project, Volume 2. Elsevier Science
  • Shipton, Z.K, Evans, J.P, Thompson, L.B, (2005). The geometry and thickness of deformation band fault core, and its influence on deformation band fault zone sealing characteristics: Am. Assoc. Petroleum Geol. Memoir, Reservoir-scale deformation and impacts on flow.
  • Hestir, K., Martel, S.J, Yang, J., Evans, J.P, Long, J.S, D'Onfro, P., Rizer, W.D, (2001). Use of conditional simulation, mechanical theory, and field observations to characterize the structure of faults and fracture networks: Flow and transport through unsaturated fractured rock. American Geophysical Union Monograph , 2ND ED
  • Evans, J.P, Shipton, Z.K, Robeson, K., Pachell, M., Lim, S.J, (2000). Structure of exhumed 10 km long faults from the Sierra Nevada, and implications for seismogenesis. Tectonic Problems of the San Andreas fault *
  • Evans, J.P, (1998). Deformation of granitic rocks at shallow crustal levels: Atlas of mylonitic and fault-related rocks. Princeton University Press
  • Evans, J.P, Chester, F.M, (1998). Fault-related rocks from deeply exhumed faults of the San Andreas system: Atlas of mylonitic and fault-related rocks. Princeton University Press
  • Evans, J.P, (1998). Influence of biotite and foliation on brittle deformation of gneiss: Atlas of mylonitic and fault-related rocks. Princeton University Press
  • Evans, J.P, (1998). Reaction-weakening in phyllonites formed in granite: Atlas of mylonitic and fault-related rocks. Princeton University Press
  • Vrojlik, , Myers, , Sweet, , Shipton, , Dockrill, , Evans, J.P, Heath, , Williams, , (1997). Anatomy of Reservoir-Scale Normal Faults in Central Utah: Stratigraphic Controls and Implications for Fault Zone Evolution and Fluid Flow. *
  • Evans, J.P, Yonkee, W.A, Parry, W.T, Bruhn, R.L, (1997). Fault-related rocks of the Wasatch normal fault, Utah. Brigham Young University Studies in Geology, Geological Society of America Fieldtrip Guidebook *
  • Evans, J.P, Keighley, K.E, (1997). Structural geology applied to the evaluation of fractured sedimentary bedrock aquifers in the Pinebrook Subdivision, Summit County, Utah. Four Corners Geological Society Symposium on Fractured Natural Systems *
  • Evans, J.P, Keighley, K.E, Yonkee, W.A, Ashland, F.X, (1997). Structural Geology of Western Snyderville Basin, and Its Impact on Hydrogeology in a Rapidly Developing Region. Brigham Young University Studies in Geology, Geological Society of America Fieldtrip Guidebook *
  • Evans, J.P, (1992). Mesozoic tectonics of the northern Wasatch Range, Utah. Field Guide to geologic excursions in Utah and adjacent areas of Nevada, Idaho, and Wyoming, Utah Geological Survey Misc. Pub. *
  • Evans, J.P, (1990). Textures and deformation mechanisms and the role of fluids in cataclastically deformed granitic rocks: Deformation Mechanisms, Rheology, and Tectonics. Geological Society of London Special Publication
  • Evans, J.P, Craddock, J.P, (1985). Deformation history and displacement transfer between the Crawford and Meade thrust systems, Idaho-Wyoming thrust belt. Orogenic Patterns and stratigraphy of North-central Utah and Southeastern Idaho, Utah Geol. Assoc. Guidebook

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Publications - Fact Sheets

    * Has not been peer reviewed

    Publications - Curriculum

      * Has not been peer reviewed

      Publications - Journal Articles

        Academic Journal

      • Kessler, J.A, Bradbury, K.K, Evans, J.P, Pulsipher, M.A, Schmidt, D., Shervais, J.W, Rowe, F.E, Varriale, J., (2017). Geology and In Situ Stress of the MH-2 Borehole, Idaho, U.S.A.: Insights Into Western Snake River Plain Structure From Geothermal Exploration Drilling. Lithosphere
      • Petrie, E.S, Evans, J.P, (2016). Modeling strain across mechanical sedimentary lithologic interfaces - geomechanical models derived from outcrop analysis. Bulletin of the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geology, 64:4, 477-494. doi: doi:10.2113/gscpgbull.64.4.477
      • McDermott, R.G, Ault, A., Evans, J.P, Reiners, P.W, Nanoearthquakes via asperity flash heating documented on exhumed hematite fault mirrors in the Wasatch fault zone, UT, USA. Earth and Planetary Science Letters
      • Radua, S., Butler, D., Mosley, P.S, Person, M.A, Evans, J.P, Heath, J., Sewers, T.A, Stauffer, P.H, Gable, C.W, Kelkar, S., (2016). Potential seal bypass and caprock storage produced by deformation‐band‐to‐opening‐mode‐fracture transition at the reservoir/caprock interface. Geofluids, 16:4, 752-768. doi: 10.1111/gfl.12177
      • Forand, D., Evans, J.P, Janecke, S.U, Jacobs, J., CAJON PASS REDUX: ANALYSIS OF THE CAJON PASS DRILLHOLE CORE INSIGHTS INTO FAULT PROCESSES AND FAULT GEOMETRY OF THE SAN ANDREAS SYSTEM. Geological Society of America Bulletin
      • Evans, J.P, , , , , , , , , , , (2016). Observational evidence confirms modelling of the long-term integrity of CO2-reservoir caprocks. Nature Communications, 7, doi: DOI: 10.1038/ncomms12268
      • Bradbury, K.K, Davis, C.R, Shervais, J.W, Janecke, S.U, Evans, J.P, (2015). Composition, alteration, and texture of fault-related rocks from safod core and surface outcrop analogs: evidence for deformation processes and fluid-rock interactions. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 172:5, 1053–1078.
      • Ault, A., Reiners, P.W, Evans, J.P, Thomson, S.N, (2015). Linking hematite (U-Th)/He dating with the microtextural record of seismicity in the Wasatch fault damage zone, Utah, USA. Geology, 43:9, 771–774.
      • Evans, J.P, (2015). Pseudotachylyte and Fluid Alteration at Seismogenic Depths (Glacier Lakes and Granite Pass Faults, Central Sierra Nevada, USA). Pure and Applied Geophysics, 172:5, 1203–1227.
      • Kampman, N., Bickle, M., Maskell, A., Chapman, H., Evans, J., Purser, G., Zhou, Z., Schaller, M., Gattacceca, J.C, Bertier, P., others, , (2014). Drilling and sampling a natural CO 2 reservoir: Implications for fluid flow and CO 2-fluid–rock reactions during CO 2 migration through the overburden. Chemical Geology, 369, 51–82.
      • Prante, M.R, Evans, J.P, Janecke, S.U, Steely, A., (2014). Evidence for paleoseismic slip on a continental low-angle normal fault: Tectonic pseudotachylyte from the West Salton detachment fault, CA, USA. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 387, 170–183.
      • Prante, M.R, Evans, J.P, Janecke, S.U, Steely, A., (2014). Evidence for paleoseismic slip on a continental low-angle normal fault: Tectonic pseudotachylyte from the West Salton detachment fault, CA, USA. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 387, 170–183.
      • Petrie, E.S, Evans, J.P, Bauer, S.J, (2014). Failure of cap-rock seals as determined from mechanical stratigraphy, stress history, and tensile-failure analysis of exhumed analogs. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, 91:11, 2365–2389.
      • Evans, J.P, Prante, M.R, Janecke, S.U, Ault, A., Newell, D.L, (2014). Hot faults: Iridescent slip surfaces with metallic luster document high-temperature ancient seismicity in the Wasatch fault zone, Utah, USA. Geology, 42:7, 623–626.
      • Petrie, E., Petrie, R., Evans, J.P, (2014). Identification of reactivation and increased permeability associated with a fault damage zone using a multidisciplinary approach. Journal of Structural Geology, 59, 37–49.
      • Sonntag, R., Evans, J.P, La Pointe, P., Deraps, M., Sisley, H., Richey, D., (2014). Sedimentological controls on the fracture distribution and network development in Mesaverde Group sandstone lithofacies, Uinta Basin, Utah, USA. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 374:1, 23–50.
      • Shervais, J.W, Evans, J.P, Toy, V.G, Eichelberger, J.C, Clarke, A.B, Kirkpatrick, J.D, (2014). Drilling to investigate active tectonics and magmatism. Scientific Drilling , 18, 19-33. doi: doi:10.5194/sdwr-2-1-2014
      • Bradbury, K.K, Davis, C.R, Shervais, J.W, Janecke, S.U, Evans, J.P, (2014). Composition, Alteration, and Texture of Fault-Related Rocks from Safod Core and Surface Outcrop Analogs: Evidence for Deformation Processes and Fluid-Rock Interactions. Pure and Applied Geophysics / Springer Verlag, doi: 10.1007/s00024-014-0896-6
      • Shervais, J.W, Evans, J.P, Schmitt, D., Christiansen, E.H, Prokopenko, A., (2014). HOTSPOT: The Snake River Scientific Drilling Project. EOS, 95:10, 85-86. doi: DOI:10.1002/2014EO100001
      • Zhang, Y., Person, M., Rupp, J., Ellett, K., Celia, M.A, Gable, C.W, Bowen, B., Evans, J.P, Bandilla, K., Mozley, P., others, , (2013). Hydrogeologic controls on induced seismicity in crystalline basement rocks due to fluid injection into basal reservoirs. Groundwater, 51:4, 525–538.
      • Pasala, S., Forster, C., Deo, M., Evans, J.P, (2013). SIMULATION OF THE IMPACT OF FAULTS ON CO2 INJECTION INTO SANDSTONE RESERVOIRS . Geofluids, 13:4, 344-358. doi: 10.1111/gfl.12029
      • Petrie, E., Jeppson, T., Evans, J.P, Predicting rock strength variability at stratigraphic interfaces in caprock lithologies at depth: correlation between outcrop and subsurface. Environmental Geosciences, Am. Assoc. petroleum Geologists
      • Bradbury, K.K, Evans, J.P, Chester, J.S, Chester, F.M, Kirschner, D.L, (2011). Lithology and internal structure of the San Andreas fault at depth based on characterization of Phase 3 whole-rock core in the San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth (SAFOD) borehole. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 310, 130-144. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2011.07.020
      • Jeppson, T.N, Bradbury, K.K, Evans, J.P, (2010). Geophysical properties within the San Andreas Fault Zone at the San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth and their relationships to rock properties and fault zone structure. Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, doi: 10.1029/2010JB007563
      • Draper, S.D, Evans, J.P, Garver, J., Kirschner, D.S, Janecke, S.U, (2009). Arkosic sedimentary rocks along the San Andreas fault at SAFOD, and implications for the tectonics of the San Andreas fault. Lithosphere, 1, 206-225. doi: doi:10.1130/L13.1
      • Isaacs, A.J, Evans, J.P, Kolesar, P.T, Nohara, T., (2008). Composition, microstructures, and petrophysics of the Mozumi fault, Japan: In situ analyses of fault zone properties and structure in sedimentary rocks from shallow crustal levels. Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, doi: 10.1029/2007JB005314
      • Kirkpatrick, J.D, Shipton, Z.K, Evans, J.P, Micklethwaite, S., Lim, S.J, McKillop, P., (2008). Strike-slip faultterminations at seismogenic depths: The structure and kinematics of the Glacier Lakes fault, Sierra Nevada United States. Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, doi: 10.1029/2007JB005311
      • Hickman, S., Zoback, M., Ellsworth, W., Chester, J., Chester, F., Evans, J.P, Moore, D., Kirschner, D., Schleicher, A., van der Pluijm, ., Solum, J., (2008). Structure and composition of the San Andreas Fault in central California: Recent results from SAFOD sample analyses. American Geophysical Union
      • Evans, J.P, Bradbury, K.K, (2007). Fractured dirt: Deformation textures and processes in sediments and other unconsolidated deposits, Research Focus. Geology, 35, 671-672.
      • Parry, W.T, Forster, C.B, Evans, J.P, Beitler, B., Chan, M.A, (2007). Geochemistry of CO2 sequestration in the Jurassic Navajo Sandstone, Colorado Plateau, Utah. Environmental Geosciences, 14, 91-109.
      • Bradbury, K.K, Barton, D.C, Draper, S.D, Solum, J.G, Evans, J.P, (2007). Mineralogic and textural analyses of drill cuttings from the San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth (SAFOD) boreholes: Initial interpretations of fault zone composition and constraints on geologic models. Geosphere, 3:5, 299-318. doi: 10.1130/GES00076.1.
      • Solum, J.G, Hickman, S.H, Lockner, D.A, Moore, D.E, van der Pluijm, B.A, Schleicher, A.M, Evans, J.P, (2007). Mineralogy of protolith and fault rocks from the SAFOD main hole. Geophys. Res. Lett, doi: 10.1029/2006GL027285
      • Issacs, A.J, Evans, J.P, Song, S.R, Kolesar, P.T, (2007). Structural, mineralogical, and geochemical characterization of the Chelungpu thrust fault, Taiwan. TAO Sciences, 18, 183-221.
      • Evans, J.P, Heermance., III, R.V, (2006). Evolution of the of the Chelungpu fault, Taiwan: The mechanics of frontal ramps and fault imbrication. J. Struct. Geology, 28, 929-938.
      • Haszeldine, R.S, Quinn, O., England, G., Wilkinson, M., Graham, C.M, Shipton, K., Ballenite, C.J, Crossely, L., Evans, J.P, Heath, J., (2005). Natural Geochemical Analogues for Carbon Dioxide Storage in Deep Geological Porous Reservoirs. United Kingdom Perspective Revue de l'Institut Français du Pétrole, 60, 33-49.
      • Evans, J.P, Bradbury, K.E, (2003). Deformation of Non-Welded Bishop Tuff, Eastern California: Processes and Impact on Fluid Flow in the Unsaturated Zone. Vadose Zone Journal, 3, 602-623.
      • Heermance, R., Shipton, Z.K, Evans, J.P, (2003). Fault structure control on fault slip and ground motion during the 1999 rupture of the Chelungpu fault, Taiwan . Bull. Seis. Soc. Am. , 93, 1034-1050.
      • Evans, J.P, Hammond, K.J, (2003). Geochemistry, mineralization, structure, and permeability of a normal-fault zone, Casino mine, Alligator Ridge district, north central Nevada. J. Structural Geology, 25, 717-736.
      • Evans, J.P, Martindale, D., Kendrick, R.D, (2003). Geologic setting of the 1884 Bear Lake, Idaho, earthquake: Rupture in the hanging wall of a basin and range normal fault revealed by historical and geological analyses. Bulletin Seismological Society of America, 93, 1621-1632.
      • Pachell, M.A, Evans, J.P, Taylor, L., (2003). Kilometer-scale kinking of crystalline rocks in a transpressive convergent setting, Central Sierra Nevada, California. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 115, 817-831.
      • Forster, C.B, Evans, J.P, Tanaka, H., Wantanabe, K., Jeffreys, R., Nohara, T., (2003). Near-surface hydrologic structure of an Active Fault: The Mozumi Fault, Japan. Geophysical Research Letters, 30:6, 8010. doi: 10.1029/2002GL014904
      • Pachell, M.A, Evans, J.P, (2002). Structural analysis of the Gemini strike-slip fault zone, Central Sierra Nevada, California. J. Structural Geology, 24, 1903-1924.
      • Shipton, Z.K, Evans, J.P, Robeson, K.R, Forster, C.B, Snelgrove, S.H, (2002). Structural heterogeneity and permeability in faulted eolian sandstone: Implications for subsurface modeling of faults. Am. Assoc. Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, 86, 863-884.
      • Lachmar, T.E, Bradbury, K.K, Evans, J.P, (2002). Structure and hydrogeology of deformed sedimentary bedrock aquifers, western Summit County, Utah. Environmental & Engineering Geoscience, 8:3, 219-236.
      • Schulz, S.E, Evans, J.P, (2000). Mesoscopic structure of the Punchbowl fault Southern California, and the geological and geophysical structure of active faults. J. Structural Geology, 22:913930
      • Schulz, S.E, Evans, J.P, (1998). Spatial variability in microscopic deformation and composition of the Punchbowl fault, Southern California: implications for mechanisms, fluid-rock interaction, and fault Morphology. Tectonophysics, 295, 223-244.
      • Evans, J.P, Forster, C.B, Goddard, J.V, (1997). Permeabilities of fault-related rocks and implications for fault-zone hydraulic structure. J. Structural Geology, 19, 1393-1404.
      • Caine, J.S, Evans, J.P, Forster, C.B, (1996). Fault zone architecture and permeability structure. Geology, 18, 1025-1028.
      • Evans, J.P, Oaks, JR, R.Q, (1996). Three-dimensional variation in extensional fault shape and basin form: The Cache Valley basin, eastern Basin and Range Province, USA. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 108, 1380-1393.
      • Evans, J.P, Chester, F.M, (1995). Fluid-rock interaction and weakening of faults of the San Andreas system: inferences from San Gabriel fault-rock geochemistry and microstructures. Journal of Geophysical Research, 100, 13007-13020.
      • Goddard, J.V, Evans, J.P, (1995). Fluid-rock Interactions in Faults of Crystalline Thrust Sheets, NorthwesternWyoming, U. S. A.; Inferences from Geochemistry of Fault-related Rocks. Journal of Structural Geology, 17, 533-549.
      • Evans, J.P, Langrock, H., (1994). Structural analysis of the Brigham City-Weber Segment Boundary zone, Wasatch Normal fault zone, Utah: Implications for fault growth and structure. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 142, 663-685.
      • Evans, J.P, , , (1993). Internal structure and weakening mechanisms of the San Andreas fault. Journal of Geophysical Research, 98, 771-786.
      • Evans, J.P, Neves, D.S, (1992). Footwall deformation along the Willard thrust, Sevier orogenic belt: Implications for mechanisms, timing and kinematics. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 104, 516-527.
      • Evans, J.P, Forster, C.B, (1991). Fluid flow in thrust faults and crystalline thrust sheets: Results of combined field and modeling studies. Geophysical Research Letters, 18, 979-982.
      • Smith, L., Forster, C.B, Evans, J.P, (1990). Interaction between fault zones, fluid flow and heat transfer at the basin scale, in: Hydrogeology of low Permeability environments. International Association of Hydrological Sciences selected papers in Hydrogeology, 2, 41-67.
      • Evans, J.P, (1990). Thickness-displacement relationships for fault zones. J. of Structural Geol., 12, 1061-1066.
      • Evans, J.P, (1988). Deformation mechanisms in granitic rocks at shallow crustal levels. Journal of Structural Geology, 10, 437-443.
      • Evans, J.P, Janecke, S.U, (1988). Feldspar-influenced rock rheologies. Geology, 16, 1064-1067.
      • Evans, J.P, (1986). Comment: Basement balancing of Rocky Mountain foreland uplifts. Geology, 14, 806-807.
      • Evans, J.P, Spang, J.H, Berg, R.R, (1985). Balanced cross sections of small fold-thrust structures. Mountain Geologist, 22, 41-46.
      • Evans, J.P, Spang, J.H, (1984). The northern termination of the Crawford thrust, western Wyoming. Contributions to Geology, 23, 15-31.
      • Professional Journal

      • Luetkemeyer, P.B, Kirschner, D.L, Huntington, K., Chester, J.S, Chester, F.M, Evans, J.P, (2016). Constraints on paleofluid sources using the clumped-isotope thermometry of carbonate veins from the SAFOD (San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth) borehole. Tectonophysics, 690, 174-189. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2016.05.024
      • Shervais, J.W, Glen, J.M, Nielson, D.L, Garg, S., Dobson, P., Gasperikova, E., Sonnenthal, E., Visser, C., Liberty, L.M, DeAngelo, J., Siler, D., Varriale, J., Evans, J.P, (2016). Geothermal Play Fairway Analysis of the Snake River Plain Volcanic Province. Proceedings 41st Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, SGP-TR-209
      • Shervais, J.W, Nielson, D.L, Evans, J.P, Lachmar, T.E, Christiansen, E.H, Morgan, L., Shanks, W.P, Delahunty, C., Schmitt, D.R, Liberty, L.M, Blackwell, D.D, (2012). Hotspot: The Snake River Geothermal Drilling Project -- Initial Report. Geothermal Resources Council Transactions, 36, 767-772.
      • Shervais, J.W, Evans, J.P, Christiansen, E.H, Schmitt, D.R, Kessler, J.A, Potter, K.E, Jean, M.M, Sant, C.J, Freeman, T., (2011). Project Hotspot – The Snake River Scientific Drilling Project. Geothermal Resources Council Transactions, 35, 995-1003.

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      Publications - Literary Journal

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        Publications - MultiMedia

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          Publications - Technical Reports

            Research Reports

          • Evans, J.P, (2000). Fluid flow in fracture and fault zones. Geological Society of America Short Course Notes *
          • Other Reports

          • Evans, J.P, (2016). Impact of Micro-to Meso-scale Fractures on Sealing Behavior of Argillaceous Cap Rocks For CO2 Sequestration. US Dept. of Energy *
          • Young, B., Shervais, K., Ponce-Zepeda, M., Rosove, S., Evans, J.P, HYDROGEOCHEMISTRY, GEOTHERMOMETRY, AND STRUCTURAL SETTING OF THERMAL SPRINGS IN NORTHERN UTAH AND SOUTHEASTERN IDAHO. Utah Geological Survey
          • Evans, J.P, (1991). Structural Setting of Seismicity in northern Utah. Utah Geological Survey Contract Report

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          Publications - Translations & Transcripts

            Publications - Other

              Magazine/Trade Publication

            • Shipton, Z.K, Evans, J.P, Kirchner, D., Heath, J., Williams, A.P, (2004). Controls on CO2 discharge from natural CO2 reservoirs: Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide. Geological Society of London Special Publication
            • Chester, F.M, Chester, J.S, Kirschner, D.L, Schulz, S.E, Evans, J.P, (2004). Structure of large-displacement strike-slip faults: Analysis of Active Plate Boundaries. Columbia University press
            • Lund, K., Evans, J.P, Hill, R.H, Bankey, V., Lane, M.E, (1989). Mineral resources of the Raymond Mountain Wilderness Study Area, Lincoln County, Wyoming. U. S. Geological Survey Bulletin
            • Other

            • Evans, J.P, (1996). Geologic map and description of the Logan, Utah, 7.5' quadrangle. Utah Geological Survey Map

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            Scheduled Teaching


            Graduate Students Mentored

            Krishna Borhara, Geology, September 2016
            Sarah Wigginton, Geology, September 2016
            Garth Hesseltine, Geology, July 2015
            Laura Cuccio, Geology, July 2015
            Amy Moser, Geology, September 2014
            Daniel Curtis, Geology, September 2013
            Leslie Clayton , Geology, August 2011
            Jerrome Varriale, Geology 2016
            David Jenkins, Geology, January 2014 - May 2016
            Eric Rasmussen, Geology, September 2013 - January 2016
            Santiago Flores, Geology 2014
            Mitchell Prante , Geology 2014
            James Kessler , Geology, August 2009 - December 2014
            Elizabeth Petrie , Geology, January 2009 - June 2014
            David Richey , Geology, August 2011 2013
            Santiago Flores , Geology, August 2011 2013
            Rebekah Wood , Geology, August 2010 2012
            Kelly Bradbury , Geology, March 2009 - August 2012
            Ryan Sonntag , Geology, August 2009 - August 2011
            Corey Barton , Geology, August 2009 - July 2011
            David Forand , Geology, August 2008 2010
            Dustin Keele , Geology 2008
            Adam Majeski , Geology 2007
            Sarah Draper , Geology 2007
            Angela Isaacs , Geology 2005
            Jason Kneedy , Geology 2005
            Joseph Jacobs , Geology 2005
            Tony Williams , Geology 2005
            Jason Heath , Geology 2004
            Richard Heermance , Geology 2002
            Torrey Copfer , Geology 2002
            Jill Hammond , Geology 2001
            Matthew Pachell , Geology 2001
            Kelly Keighley, Geology 1999
            Jonathan Caine, 1998
            Kim Robeson, Geology 1998
            Siang Lim, Geology 1998
            Steve Schulz, Geology 1997
            Clint Brown, Geology 1996
            Daniel Kendrick, Geology 1994
            James Goddard, Geology 1993
            Jon Brummer, Geology 1991
            Mark Dubois, Geology 1990
            Douglas Neves, Geology 1989