Emily M Taylor

I study Quaternary soils and geomorphology primarily in the western United States. My interest is in the timing and depositional history of geologic units controlled by climate change and tectonism. In addition to creating Quaternary geologic maps, I build 3D geologic models to better reconstruct the long term history of an area.

Biography

EDUCATION

Punahou School, Honolulu, High School Diploma, 1971

University of California, Berkeley, B.S., 1980

University of Colorado, Boulder, M.S. Quaternary Geology, 1985

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS (see Publications tab below for main list)

Nelson, A.R., and Taylor, E.M., 1985, Lotus 1‑2‑3 template to calculate soil development indices: Computer Oriented Geological Society, Public Domain Diskette—Geologic Applications for your Microcomputer, vol. 3 file SOILIND.

Taylor, E.M., 1986, Impact of time and climate on Quaternary soils in the Yucca Mountain area of the Nevada Test Site:  Boulder, University of Colorado, M.S. thesis, 217 p.

Taylor, E.M., 1988, Administrative report:  Paleoenvironmental History Study Plan Nevada Nuclear Waste Site Investigation.

Taylor, E.M., 1988, Administrative report:  Hydrogenic Deposits activity, in Quaternary Regional Hydrology study plan, Nevada Nuclear Waste Site Investigation.

Sowers, J.M., Reheis, M.C., Taylor, E.M., and Harden, J.W., 1988, General characteristics of a soil chronosequence, pt. II A of Sowers, J.M., ed., Geomorphology and pedology on the Kyle Canyon alluvial fan, southern Nevada, in Weide, D.L., and Faber, M.L., eds., This Extended Land:  Geological Society of America Field Trip Guidebook, Las Vegas, NV, p. 137–159.

Taylor, E.M., Stuckless, J.S., and Levy, S.S., 1989, Trench 14, in Mattson, S.R., Broxton, D.E., Crowe, B.M., Buono, Anthony, and Orkild, P.P., eds., Geology and hydrogeology of the proposed nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada and the surrounding area:  Geological Society of America Field Trip Guidebook, Special Publication No. 5, p. 34–36.

Taylor, E.M., 1990, Administrative report:  Conventional Geologic Mapping of Trench Walls, Technical procedure GP-07, Yucca Mountain Project.

Taylor, E.M., 1990, Administrative report:  Describing and Sampling Soils in the Field, Technical Procedure GP-17, Yucca Mountain Project.

Taylor, E.M., and Levy, S.S., 1991, Origin of secondary calcium carbonate and opaline silica exposed in trench 14 of Galloway, D.L., Ervin, E.M., Chornack, M.P., and Riggs, A.C., eds., Hydrogeologic overview and field trip of the regional groundwater flow system in relation to Yucca Mountain, Nevada, in Walawender, M.J., and Hanan, B.B., eds., Geologic Excursions in Southern California and Mexico:  Geological Society of America Field Trip Guidebook, San Diego, CA, p. 474–515.

Lundstrom, S.C., Wesling, J.R., Taylor, E.M., and Paces, J.B., 1994, Preliminary surficial deposits map of the Northeast 1–4 of the Busted Butte 7.5' Quadrangle, Nye County, Nevada:  USGS Open—File Report 94–341, 1:12,000 scale.

Fridrich, C.J., Taylor, E.M., Crowe, B.M., Murray, Michele, and Perry, F.V., 1994, Preliminary geologic map of the Big Dune 7.5' quadrangle, Nye County, Nevada:  USGS Open—File Report 94, 1:12,000 scale.

Lundstrom, S.C., and Taylor, E.M., 1995, Preliminary surficial deposits map of the southern half Southeast 1/4 of the Busted Butte 7.5' quadrangle, Nye County, Nevada:  USGS Open—File Report 95–132, 1:12,000 scale.

Menges, C.M., Whitney, J.W., Coe, J.A., Wesling, J.R., Swan, F.H., Taylor, E.M., and Ponti, D.J., 1995, Summary of paleoseismic investigation of the Paintbrush Canyon, Bow Ridge, and Stagecoach Peak Faults on eastern Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada: USGS Open—File Report 95–738, 140 p.

Taylor, E.M., Menges, C.M., de Fontaine, C.S., Buesch, D.C., and Mundo, B.O., 1995, Preliminary results and investigations of the potential for Quaternary faulting on the Ghost Dance Fault, Central Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada:  USGS 1995 Milestone Report OG32846B95, 20 pages, 10 figures, 2 plates, 8 tables.

Whitney, J.W. and Taylor, E.M., eds., 1996, Chapter 4—Quaternary paleoseismology and stratigraphy of the Yucca Mountain site area: USGS Milestone Report 3GSH100M, 13 chapters.

Whitney, J.W., Taylor E.M., and Wesling, J.R., 1996, Quaternary mapping, stratigraphy, and compilation of all geochronologic data:  USGS Milestone Report 3GSH100M, 50 pages, 1 figure, 5 tables.

Taylor, E.M., Menges, C.M., de Fontaine, C.S., Buesch, D.C., Mundo, B.O., and Murray, Michele, 1996, Preliminary results and investigation of the potential for Quaternary faulting on the Ghost Dance fault, Central Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada:  USGS 1995 Milestone Report 3GSH100M, 20 pages, 2 plates, 10 figures, 8 tables.

Taylor, E.M., Coe, J.A., Huckins—Gang, H.E., and Levy, S.S., 1996, Revised logs, including deepened exposure, of trench 14 on the Bow Ridge fault:  USGS Milestone Report 3GSH100M, 15 pages, 1 plate, 2 tables.

Taylor, E.M., 1996, Quaternary faulting on the southern Crater Flat fault: USGS Milestone Report 3GSH100M, 13 pages, 2 plates, 2 figures, 2 tables.

Stuckless, J.S., Marshall, B.D., Vaniman, D.T., Dudley, W.W., Peterman, Z.E., Paces, J.B., Whelan, J.F., Taylor, E.M., Forester, R.M., and O’Leary, D.W., 1998, Comments on “Overview of calcite/opal deposits at or near the proposed high-level nuclear waste site, Yucca Mountain, Nevada, USA: Pedogenic, hypogene, or both?” by Hill, C.A. and others:  Environmental Geology, vol. 2, no. 1, p. 70–78.

Sweetkind, D.S., Taylor, E.M., McCabe, C.A., Langenheim, V.E., and McLaughlin, R.J., 2010, Three-dimensional geologic modeling of the Santa Rosa Plain, California: Geosphere, v. 6; no. 3; p. 237–274; doi: 10.1130/GES00513.1.

Taylor, E.M., 2012, Refining subsurface geologic framework of the Amargosa Desert, Nv-Ca, Using 3D GIS and geologic framework modeling: ESRI Map Book, ESRI Press, Redlands, Ca, v. 27; p. 75.