DAGGER Student Team (former)

Kieran Krommes

Kieran worked on characterizing Late Devonian anoxia events recorded in sediments from Virginia (USA), and determining the specific provenance of these sediments.

(B.S. in progress, Appalachian State University)

John Granholm

John began working on deciphering football-sized spherical nodules (microbialites?) from Mongolian sediments in Fall 2015, and by Spring 2016 he was working on sediments that cross the Devonian-Carboniferous boundary from the Namur-Dinant basin in Belgium.

In 2016 he was named a runner up in the AGU Data Visualization contest for his virtual reality work in tectonic reconstructions.

(B.S. 2017, Appalachian State University)

Robert Thomas

Robert started working with the DAGGER group using his Photoshop expertise in combination with recent (2010 - present) tectonics literature to update the positions of island arcs on paleogeographic maps of the Late Devonian (from Ron Blakey's maps, Colorado Plateau Geosystems, Inc.).  His senior thesis characterized the petrology (igneous and sedimentary) of Mongolian rocks from the Hushoot Shiveetiin Gol site, which were collected by IGCP 596/580 in 2014.

(BS 2017, Appalachian State University)

Josh Feierstein

Josh worked extensively on this project from the data management angle, working to incorporate gigabites of data we've collected over the past four years into a useable web interface.  His work is the Data Portal part of this website.

Click here to see examples of his work.

(Geo-Technology Associates, Inc., B.S. 2015, Appalachian State University)

L. McCain Moore

McCain spent a significant amount of time in the XRD lab working to determine the mineralogy of the Late Devonian Heishantou Formation in northwestern China.

Click here to see examples of her work.

(Terracon; B.S. 2015, Appalachian State University) 

Sonia Sanchez

Sonia has been instrumental in making a detailed characterization of the Late Devonian Zhulumute Formation in northwestern China.

(M.S., University of Cincinnati; B.S. 2014, Appalachian State University)

Aubry DeReuil

Aubry's undergraduate senior thesis "Sedimentation, Geochemistry, and Mineralogy across the Frasnian-Fammenian Boundary, northwestern China" was an important contribution to one of the primary DAGGER projects. Aubry recognized that the size distribution of framboidal pyrite can be used to determine the extent and severity of ocean anoxia in sediments that are not black shales.  Aubry is currently at the University of Utah working on an M.S. and Ph.D. in Sedimentology.

Click here to see examples of her work.

Casey Weber

Casey did preliminary work to determine the feasibility of using FT-IR to detect organic compounds preserved in Asian sediments that record the Kellwasser and Hangenberg Events.

Iris Ferris

Iris worked extensively on characterizing Mongolian sediments with X-ray diffraction.

(B.S. in progress, Appalachian State University)

Matthew Wilson

Matthew characterized the sedimentology surrounding the the Late Devonian annulata Event in Chinese sediments.

(Ph.D. in progress, VA Tech; B.S. 2016, Appalachian State University)

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