Scott EK Bennett, Ph.D.

Scott Bennett is a field geologist who combines geologic mapping, structural geology, basin analysis, and geochronology to investigate the timing and rates of crustal deformation. His interdisciplinary and collaborative research focuses on quantifying surface and crustal processes that yield insight into lithospheric-scale plate tectonic systems.

Biography

Scott studies the deformation and evolving landscape of continents, collecting data that allows him to reconstruct tectonic movements over a large range of temporal and spatial scales, from earthquakes to orogenies and from faults to plate boundaries.  Scott has experience conducting research in the Cascadia subduction zone of the Pacific Northwest (USA and Canada), on both margins of the Gulf of California oblique rift, along the San Andreas fault system, within the Walker Lane, and across the Basin and Range including the Rio Grande Rift.

Scott is a Research Geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey. He works for the Pacific Northwest Geologic Mapping and Urban Hazards team in the Geology, Minerals, Energy, & Geophysics Science Center. His research is focused on geologic mapping, structural geology, neotectonics, and geomorphology of the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Geology, University of California, Davis; 2013

M.S., Geological Sciences, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill; 2009

B.S., Geological Sciences, California State University, Northridge; 2004

Minor in Geography, California State University, Northridge; 2004

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Research Geologist -- Tectonics and Geologic Mapping -- USGS Menlo Park, CA; 2017-present

Research Geologist -- Tectonics, Paleoseismology, and Geologic Mapping -- USGS Seattle, WA; 2015-2017

Mendenhall Post-doc -- Paleoseismology and Earthquake Hazards -- USGS Golden, CO; 2013-2015

Graduate Student Researcher -- Tectonics, Neotectonics, and Geologic Mapping -- University of California, Davis; 2009-2013

Exploration Geology Intern -- Basin Analysis and Tectonics -- Aera Energy; Summer 2011

Graduate Student Researcher -- Tectonics and Geologic Mapping -- University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; 2006-2009

Engineering Geologist -- Landslide Analysis, Mapping, Paleoseismology, -- GeoConcepts, Inc. & Nolan Associates; 2002-2006

 

PUBLICATIONS

PEER-REVIEWED PAPERS

Bennett, S.E.K., DuRoss, C.B., Gold, R.D., Briggs, R.W., Personius, S.F., Reitman, N.G., Devore, J.R., Hiscock, A.I., Mahan, S.A., Gray, H.J., Gunnarson, S., Stephenson, W.J., Klein, T., Pettinger, E., and Odum, J.K., accepted, Paleoseismic Results from the Alpine Site, Wasatch Fault Zone: Timing and Displacement Data for Six Holocene Earthquakes at the Salt Lake City-Provo Segment Boundary, Bulletin of Seismological Society of America.

Bennett, S.E.K., Sherrod, B.L., Kelsey, H.M., Reedy, T.J., Lasher, J.P., Staisch, L.M., Paces, J.B., and Mahan, S.A., in press, Field and Laboratory Data from the Gus Spring Paleoseismic Site, Burbank Fault, Kittitas County, Washington, U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigation Map.

DuRoss, C.B., Bennett, S.E.K., Briggs, R.W., Personius, S.F., Gold, R.D., Reitman, N.G., Hiscock, A.I., and Mahan, S.A., in press, Combining Conflicting Bayesian Models to Develop Paleoseismic Records—An Example from the Wasatch Fault Zone, Utah, Bulletin of Seismological Society of America.

Bogan, M.T.; Ballesteros-Córdova, C.; Bennett, S.E.K.; Darin, M.H.; Findley, L.T.; Varela-Romero, A., in press, Oasis: Finding Hidden Biodiversity Gems in the Southern Sonoran Desert, in Propst, D.L. et al. eds., Standing Between Life And Extinction: Ethics And Ecology Of Conserving Aquatic Species In The American Southwest.

Huntington, K.W., and Klepeis, K.A., with 66 community contributors, 2018, Challenges and opportunities for research in tectonics: Understanding deformation and the processes that link Earth systems, from geologic time to human time. A community vision document submitted to the U.S. National Science Foundation. University of Washington, 84 pp.   [PDF]

Bennett, S.E.K., Oskin, M.E., and Iriondo, A., 2017, Latest Miocene transtensional rifting of northeast Isla Tiburón, eastern margin of the Gulf of California, Tectonophysics (special issue about the Gulf of California), Vol. 719-720, p. 86-106, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2017.05.030    [PDF]

Dorsey, R.J., O’Connell, B., Homan, M.B., Bennett, S.E.K., 2017, Influence of the Eastern California Shear Zone on Deposition of the Mio-Pliocene Bouse Formation: Insights From the Cibola Area, Arizona, in Reynolds, R.E. eds., Proceedings for the 2017 Desert Symposium, p. 150-157.

Bennett, S.E.K., Oskin, M.E., Iriondo, A., and Kunk, M., J., 2016, Slip history of the La Cruz fault: development of a late Miocene transform in response to increased rift obliquity in the northern Gulf of California, Tectonophysics special issue about oblique plate boundaries.   [PDF]

Darin, M.H., Bennett, S.E.K., Dorsey, R.R.J., Oskin, M.E., and Iriondo, A., 2016, Late Miocene extension in coastal Sonora, México: Implications for the evolution of dextral shear in the proto-Gulf of California oblique rift, Tectonophysics special issue about oblique plate boundaries.   [PDF]

Bennett, S.E.K., Darin, M.H., Dorsey, R.J., Skinner, L.A., Umhoefer, P.J., and Oskin, M.E., 2016, Animated Tectonic Reconstruction of the Lower Colorado River Region: Implications for Late Miocene to Present Deformation, in Reynolds, R.E. eds., Proceedings for the 2016 Desert Symposium.   [PDF]

Hiscock, A.I., Bennett, S.E.K., and Bowman, S.D., 2015, Paleoseismic Investigations Of Holocene Earthquakes On The Provo Segment, Wasatch Fault Zone, Utah, Final Technical Report –U.S. Geological Survey National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) Award Number G13AC00165 to the Utah Geological Survey.   [PDF]

Reitman, N.G., Bennett, S.E.K., Gold, R.D., Briggs, R.W., and DuRoss, C.B., 2015, High resolution trench photomosaics with structure from motion: workflow and accuracy assessment, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, doi: 10.1785/0120150041.   [PDF]

Bennett, S.E.K., DuRoss, C.B., Gold, R.D., Briggs, R.W., Personius, S.F., and Mahan, S.A., 2015, Paleoseismic Trenching And Lidar Analysis Supports Non-Persistent Rupture Terminations At Central Wasatch Fault Zone Segment Boundaries, Utah, in Lund, W.R. eds. Proceedings volume, Basin and Range Province Seismic Hazards Summit III: Utah Geological Survey Miscellaneous Publication 15-5.

Bennett, S.E.K., Oskin, M.E., Dorsey, R.J., Iriondo, A., and Kunk, M. J., 2015, Stratigraphy and structural development of the southwest Isla Tiburón marine basin: Implications for latest Miocene tectonic opening and flooding of the northern Gulf of California, Geosphere, GES01153-1.   [PDF]

Dolby, G.A., Bennett, S.E.K., Lira-Noriega, A., Wilder, B.T., and Munguia-Vega, A., 2015, The Geologic and Climatic Forcing of Biodiversity Surrounding the Gulf of California, Journal of the Southwest, 57(2), 391-455.   [PDF]

Bennett, S.E.K., and Oskin, M.E., 2014, Oblique Rifting Ruptures Continents: Example from the Gulf of California shear zone, Geology, v. 42, no. 3, p. 215-218.   [PDF]

Bennett, S.E.K., Oskin, M.E., and Iriondo, A., 2013, Transtensional Rifting in the Proto-Gulf of California Near Bahía Kino, Sonora, México, Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 125, no. 11/12, p. 1752-1782.   [PDF]

Fowler, A., Bennett, S.E.K., Wildgoose, M., and Cantwell, C., 2012, An Integrated Multidisciplinary Re-Evaluation of the Geothermal System at Valles Caldera, New Mexico, Using an Immersive Three-Dimensional (3D) Visualization Environment, Geothermal Resources Council Transactions, Vol. 36, p. 703-707.   [PDF]

Bennett, S.E.K., 2011, Geothermal Potential of Transtensional Plate Boundaries, Geothermal Resources Council Transactions, Vol. 35, p. 703-707.   [PDF]

 

NON-PEER-REVIEWED PAPERS & THESES

Clayton, P., Zalachoris, G., Rathje, E., Bheemasetti, T., Caballero, S., Yu, X., and Bennett, S., 2016, The Geotechnical Aspects of the September 3, 2016 M5.8 Pawnee, Oklahoma Earthquake, Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER) report, 14p.   [REPORT]

Bennett, S.E.K., Streig, A.R., Hornsby, K. T., Chang, J.C., and Woelfel, I.E., 2016, EERI Clearinghouse of observational data from the 2016-09-03 Pawnee Oklahoma Earthquake.  [GIS map

Bennett, Scott E.K., 2013, The Role of Rift Obliquity in Formation of the Gulf of California, [PhD Thesis]: University of California, Davis, 205 p.   

       [Dissertation PDF]     [Maps and Cross-sections PDF]

Bennett, Scott E.K., 2012, The Tectonic Evolution of the Colorado Plateau and Grand Canyon Region, in Mount, J. and Moyle, P. eds. Big History of the Grand Canyon, University of California, Davis, pp. 16-22.   [PDF]

Bennett, Scott E.K., 2009, Transtensional Rifting in the Late Proto-Gulf of California Near Bahía Kino, Sonora, México, [M.S. Thesis]: University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 122 p.   [Thesis PDF]

Bennett, Scott E.K., 2004, Dissimilarities in exposures of the Kennedy Meadows Pendant; evidence for a structural discontinuity, Kern Plateau, California [B.S. Thesis]: California State University, Northridge, 23 p.

 

SELECTED ABSTRACTS ( * indicates invited presentation)

Bennett, S.E.K., Oskin, M.E., and Iriondo, A., 2018, A Tectono-Stratigraphic Record Of The Latest Miocene Gulf Of California Shear Zone From Northeastern Isla Tiburon, Sonora, Mexico, GSA Joint Cordillera-Rocky Mountain Section Meeting.

Umhoefer, P., Skinner. L., Oskin.M., Dorsey, R., Bennett, S., and Darin, M., 2017, Breaching of strike-slip faults and flooding of pull-apart basins to form the Gulf of California seaway from ~8 to 6 Ma, AGU Fall Meeting.

Bennett, S.E.K., Reid, M., Delano, J., Scharer, K., Kelsey, H., McPhillips, D., Sherrod, B., Streig, A., Hornsby. K., Martin, G., Mahan, .S., 2017, Late Quaternary Earthquakes on the Canyon River fault, Olympic Mountains, Washington: Linking Active Faults in the Puget Lowland to offshore Cascadia, GSA Annual Meeting.

* Morell, K.D., Regalla, C.A., Amos, C.B., Bennett, S.E.K., Graham, A., Leonard, L.J., Lynch, E., and Harrichhaussen, N., 2017, Lidar data, geologic mapping, and paleoseismic trenching reveal late Quaternary fault ruptures in the Cascadia forearc of southwestern British Columbia, GSA Annual Meeting.

Roland, E., Watt, J., Bennett, S., Brothers. D., Kleusner, J., Hart, P., Myers, E., Haugerud, R., Walton, M., Kennedy, D., Balster-Gee, A., 2017, Exploring shallow fault and fold deformation in the Puget Lowland using new high-resolution marine geophysical data, GSA Annual Meeting.

* Watt, J., Brothers. D., Bennett, S., Kluesner, J., Roland, E., Conrad, J., Sliter, .R., Dartnell, P., Goldfinger, C., Patton, J., Michalak, M., Wells. R., Sherrod, B., and Gomberg, J., 2017, Towards a systematic characterization of upper plate morphology, structure, and Quaternary deformation history in Cascadia: an integrated onshore-offshore approach, GSA Annual Meeting.

Morell, K.D., Regalla, C.A., Amos, C.B., Bennett, S.E.K., Graham, A., Leonard, L.J., Lynch, E., and Harrichhaussen, N., 2017, Lidar data, geologic mapping, and paleoseismic trenching reveal late Quaternary surface ruptures and new seismic hazard in southwestern British Columbia, Canada, SCEC Annual Meeting.

DuRoss, C.B., Bennett, S.E.K., Briggs, R.W., Personius, S.F., Gold, R.D., Reitman, N.G., Hiscock, A.I., Mahan, S.A., and Biasi, G.P., 2017, Paleoseismic Insight into Normal Fault Segmentation of the Wasatch Fault Zone, SSA Annual Meeting.

Hornsby, K.T., Streig, A.R., Bennett, S.E.K., Chang, J.C., 2017, Constraining the Holocene Extent of the Meers Fault, Oklahoma using High-Resolution Topography and Paleoseismic Trenching, SSA Annual Meeting.

Bennett, S.E.K., Sherrod, B.L., Kelsey, H.M., Reedy, T.J., Lasher, J.P., Paces, J.B., and Mahan, S.A., 2016, History of Recent Surface-Rupturing Earthquakes on the Burbank fault, Yakima Folds, Central Washington, AGU Fall Meeting, T41B-2908.

Bennett, S.E.K., Streig, A.R., Chang, J.C., Hornsby, K.T., Woelfel, I.E., Andrews, R.D., Briggs, R.W., McNamara, D.E., Williams, R.A., and Wald, D.J., 2016, Rapid Field Response to the 3 September 2016 M5.8 Earthquake Near Pawnee, Oklahoma: Summary of Structural Damage and Liquefaction Observations, AGU Fall Meeting, S44C-01.

Reid, M.M., Bennett, S.E.K., and Sherrod, B.L., 2016, Characterization of Holocene Surface Deformation Along the Seattle Fault Zone, Washington, AGU Fall Meeting, T21B-2914.

Morell, K.D., Regalla, C.A., Amos, C.B., Bennett, S.E.K., Leonard, L.J., and Graham, A.C., 2016, Lidar and paleoseismic trenching reveal first documentation of late Quaternary onshore faulting in the forearc of southwestern British Columbia, AGU Fall Meeting, T33D-02.

Dorsey, R.J., Bennett, S.E.K., and Housen, B.A., 2016, Southern San Andreas Fault Slip History Refined Using Pliocene Colorado River Deposits in the Western Salton Trough, AGU Fall Meeting, T21B-2815.

Hornsby, K.T., Streig, A.R., Bennett, S.E.K., Chang, J.C., Woelfel, I.E., 2016, Constraining the Rupture Length and Timing of the Northwest Extension of the Meers Fault, Oklahoma using High Resolution Topographic and Age Data, AGU Fall Meeting, EP11B-0994.

Williams, R.A., Bennett, S.E.K., and Wald, D.J., 2016, Preliminary Ground Shaking and Damage Overview from the M5.8 Earthquake Near Pawnee, Oklahoma, Seismological Society of America Annual Meeting of the Eastern Section. 

Biasi, G.P., DuRoss, C.B., and Bennett, S.E.K., 2016, Stringing Pearls Along The Wasatch Fault Zone: An Objective Look At Earthquake Rupture Length And Fault Segmentation, Seismological Society of America Annual Meeting.

Staisch, L., Bennett, S.E.K., Sherrod, B.L., Kelsey, H.M., Moeller, A., and Paces, J.B., 2015, Holocene to Neogene tectonics in central Washington: assessing seismic hazards from the geomorphic, geologic, and paleoseismic record of the Yakima Folds, AGU Fall Meeting, T31B-2892.

* Bennett, S.E.K., Gold, R.D., and DuRoss, C.B., 2015, Evidence for Non-Persistent Rupture Terminations at Central Wasatch Fault Zone Segment Boundaries, Utah, SSA Annual Meeting.

Bennett, S.E.K., DuRoss, C.B., Gold, R.D., Briggs, R.W., Personius, S.F., Reitman, N.G., Hiscock, A.I., DeVore, J.R., Gray, H.J., and Mahan, S.A., 2015, History of six surface-faulting Holocene earthquakes at the Alpine trench site, northern Provo segment, Wasatch fault zone, Utah, SSA Annual Meeting.

DuRoss, C.B., Bennett, S.E.K., Personius, S.F., Gold, R.D., Briggs, R.W., Hiscock, A.I., Reitman, N.G., DeVore, J.R., and Mahan, S.A., 2015, Multiple Holocene surface-faulting earthquakes at the Corner Canyon trench site on the Salt Lake City segment of the Wasatch fault zone, Utah, SSA Annual Meeting.

Bennett, S.E.K., Gold, R.D., Briggs, R.W., and Personius, S.F., 2015, Spatial and Temporal Fault Offset Patterns Derived from Lidar Along the Central Wasatch Fault Zone, Utah Quaternary Fault Parameters Working Group.

Bennett, S.E.K., DuRoss, C.B., Gold, R.D., Briggs, R.W., Personius, S.F., Reitman, N.G., and Mahan, S.A., 2015, Recent Paleoseismic Trenching Studies Along the Provo Segment, Wasatch Fault Zone, Utah Quaternary Fault Parameters Working Group.

Bennett, S.E.K., DuRoss, C.B., Reitman, N.G., DeVore, J.R., Hiscock, A.I., Gold, R.D., Briggs, R.W., Personius, S.F., and Mahan, S.A., 2014, Using Paleoseismic Trenching and LiDAR Analysis to Evaluate Rupture Propagation Through Segment Boundaries of the Central Wasatch Fault Zone, Utah, AGU Fall Meeting.

Lamb, M.A., Cashman, S.M., Bennett, S.E.K.,Loveless, J.P., Goodliffe, A.M., and Dorsey, R.J., 2014, A New Curriculum Using Cutting Edge Scientific Results from the MARGINS-GeoPRISMS Program, Rupturing Continental Lithosphere Part I: introducing seismic interpretation and isostasy principles using Gulf of California examples, AGU Fall Meeting.

Loveless, J.P., Bennett, S.E.K., Cashman, S.M., Dorsey, R.J., Goodliffe, A.M., and Lamb, M.A., 2014, Incorporating Cutting Edge Scientific Results from the MARGINS-GeoPRISMS Program into the Undergraduate Curriculum, Rupturing Continental Lithosphere Part II: introducing Euler poles using Baja-North America relative plate motion across the Gulf of California, AGU Fall Meeting abstract #ED51D-3455.

Niño-Estrada, L., Iriondo, A., García-Flores, R., McDowell, F.W., Izaguirre, A., Bennett, S.E.K., and Oskin, M.E., 2014, Edades Cretácicas de rocas batolíticas del Isla Tiburón, Golfo de California: Geocrhonología U-Pb en zircones mediante técnicas de ablación láser e ICP-MS, Unión Geofísica Mexicana Reunión Anual.

Bennett, S.E.K. and Gold, R.D., 2014, Using LiDAR to Evaluate Holocene Rupture Propagation Through Segment Boundaries, Central Wasatch Fault, Utah, SCEC Annual Meeting.

Bennett, S.E.K., DuRoss, C.B., Gold, R.D., Briggs, R.W., Personius, S.F., and Mahan, S.A., 2014,Preliminary Paleoseismic Trenching Results from the Flat Canyon site, Southern Provo Segment, Wasatch Fault Zone: Testing Holocene Fault-Segmentation at the Provo-Nephi Segment Boundary, SSA Annual Meeting.

Bennett, S.E.K., DuRoss, C.B., Gold, R.D., Briggs, R.W., Personius, S.F., and Mahan, S.A., 2014,Preliminary Results from the Flat Canyon Paleoseismic Trench Site, Southern Provo Segment, Wasatch Fault: Potential Implications for Holocene fault segmentation, Utah Quaternary Fault Parameters Working Group.

Bennett, S.E.K., Gold, R.D., Briggs, R.W., Hayes, G.P., Powers, P.M., and Field, E.H., 2013, Does Fault Segmentation Limit Earthquake Magnitude On The Wasatch Fault?, SSA Annual Meeting.

Bennett, S.E.K., Skinner, L.A., Darin, M.H., Umhoefer, P.J., Oskin, M.E., and Dorsey, R.J., 2013, New Constraints on Baja California-North America Relative Plate Motion Since 11 Ma, AGU Fall Meeting.

Bennett, S.E.K., Oskin, M.E., and Iriondo, A., 2013, Timing And Magnitude Of Transform Faulting In The Northern Gulf Of California: Implications For Oblique Rift Localization And Reconstructions Of The Pacific-North America Plate Boundary, GSA Cordillera Section Meeting.

Darin, M.H., Bennett, S.E.K., Oskin, M.E., and Dorsey, R.J., 2013, Cumulative Dextral Strain Across The Miocene-Present Pacific-North America Plate Boundary: Eastern California Shear Zone To The Northern Gulf Of California, GSA Cordillera Section Meeting.

Umhoefer, P.J., Skinner, L.A., Bennett, S.E.K., Oskin, M.E., Dorsey, R.J., and Darin, M.H., 2013, Breaching of Transform faults and flooding of pull-apart basins to incrementally form the early Gulf of California seaway from ~8 to 6.3 Ma, GSA Cordillera Section Meeting.

Umhoefer, P.J., Bennett, S.E.K., Skinner, L.A.,Darin, M.H., Oskin, M.E., and Dorsey, R.J., 2013, Reconstructing The Gulf Of California-Salton Trough Oblique Plate Boundary With GIS Maps Since 12 Ma, GSA Cordillera Section Meeting.

Bennett, S.E.K., Oskin, M.E., 2012, Paleomagnetic Evidence of Oblique Rift Localization in the Gulf of California, AGU Fall Meeting.

Bennett, S.E.K., Fowler, A., Wildgoose, M., Cantwell, C., Elliott, A., 2012, An integrated multidisciplinary re-evaluation of the geothermal system at Valles Caldera, New Mexico, using an immersive three-dimensional (3D) visualization environment, AGU Fall Meeting.

Bennett, S.E.K., Oskin, M.E., Dorsey, R.J., and Iriondo, A., 2012, Volcanic Rocks and Microfossils Confirm a Late Miocene Age for Marine Strata on Isla Tiburon, Gulf of California, GSA Cordillera Section Mtg.

Bennett, S.E.K., Oskin, M.E., Dorsey, R.J., and Darin, M.H., 2012, Reconstructing the Northern Gulf of California-Salton Trough Oblique Rift, GSA Cordillera Section Meeting.

Bennett, S.E.K., Oskin, M.E., and Iriondo, A., 2012, Progressive Localization of Dextral Shear in the Late Proto-Gulf of California, GSA Cordillera Section Meeting.

Darin, M.H., Dorsey, R.J., Bennett, S.E.K., Oskin, M.E., and Iriondo, A., 2012, Late Miocene Extension in the Sierra Bacha, Coastal Sonora, Mexico: Implications for the Kinematic Evolution of the Proto-Gulf of California, GSA Cordillera Section Meeting.

Bennett, S.E.K., Oskin, M.E., 2011, Significant Shear Preceded Rupture in the Oblique Gulf of California Rift, AGU Fall Meeting.

Skinner, L.A., Bennett, S.E.K., Umhoefer, P.J., Oskin, M.E., Dorsey, R.J., Nava, R., 2011, GIS Plate Tectonic Reconstruction of the Gulf of California-Salton Trough Oblique Rift, AGU Fall Meeting.

Cantwell, C., Barnes, L., Fowler, A., Wildgoose, M., Bennett, S.E.K., 2011, A Unique Approach to Managing Complex Geothermal Datasets: An Integrated Multidisciplinary Re-evaluation of the Geothermal System at Valles Caldera, NM, Using an Immersive 3D Visualization Environment, Geothermal Resources Council Annual Mtg.

Bennett, S.E.K., Oskin, M.E., Buckmaster, N., and Iriondo, A., 2010, Transtensional Rifting in the Late Proto-Gulf of California on Isla Tiburón and Coastal Sonora, México, NSF-MARGINS Successor Planning Workshop - San Antonio, TX.

Bennett, S.E.K., Oskin, M.E., Dorsey, and R.J., 2009, Transtensional Rifting in the Late Proto-Gulf of California Near Bahía Kino, Sonora, México, AGU Fall Meeting.

Buckmaster, N.G., Bennett, S.E.K., Oskin, M.E., and Ford, J.A., 2009, Confirmation of Late Miocene Age for Marine Strata on Isla Tiburón, Gulf of California, México, AGU Fall Meeting.

Bennett, S.E.K., Oskin, M.E., and Iriondo, A., 2009, Onset of transtensional rifting in the northern Gulf of California: Structural, Stratigraphic, Geochronologic, and Paleomagnetic constraints from coastal Sonora, México, MARGINS RCL Workshop - Charleston, SC.

Bennett, S.E.K., and Oskin, M.E., 2008, A New High-Precision Paleomagnetic Reference Vector From Mesa El Burro, Mesa Cartabón, and Mesa El Pinole, Baja California for the Tuff of San Felipe, a Miocene Ignimbrite Marker Bed Exposed in Baja California and Sonora, México, AGU Fall Meeting.

Dorsey, R.J., Peryam, T.C., Bennett, S.E.K., Oskin, M.E., Iriondo, A., 2008, Preliminary Basin Analysis of Latest Miocene Conglomerate Near Bahía Kino, Coastal Sonora: A New Record of Crustal Deformation During Initial Opening of the Northern Gulf of California, AGU Fall Meeting.

 

INVITED TALKS

February 2017                University of Washington, Marine Geology and Geophysics Dept

January 2017                  Western Washington University, Geology Dept

May 2016                        USGS Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Seminar

April 2016                       Northern Arizona University, School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability

November 2015              University of Washington, Earth and Space Sciences Dept

September 2015             University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Geological Sciences Dept

April 2015                       Seismological Society of America Annual Meeting

March 2015                    USGS Headquarters, Reston, VA

March 2015                    Colorado School of Mines, Department of Geophysics - Heiland Lecture

February 2015                Utah Quaternary Fault Parameters Working Group

January 2015                  Basin and Range Province Seismic Hazards Summit

December 2014              USGS Earthquake Science Center

February 2014                Utah Quaternary Fault Parameters Working Group

January 2013                  USGS Geologic Hazards Science Center

January 2013                  Northern California Geological Society

November 2012              Northern Arizona University, School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability

August 2011                   AERA Energy, Bakersfield, CA

March 2007-2011           Prescott College-Kino Bay Center, Sonora, Mexico

 

CONFERENCE SESSION CONVENER

Miocene to Recent Evolution of the Lower Colorado River Corridor and the Northern Gulf of California

  • Conveners: Crow, R., McDougall, K., Bennett, S., Darin, M.
  • Geological Society of America (GSA) 2018 Cordillera/Rocky Mountain Section Meeting.

Decadal to Millennial Strain Accumulation at Subduction Zones

  • Conveners: Regalla, C., Morell, K., Bennett, S., Leonard, L., Amos, C. and Loveless, J.
  • Geological Society of America (GSA) 2017 Annual Meeting.

How Reliable Are Reconstructions and Models of Surface-Rupturing Earthquakes?

  • Conveners: Bennett, S., Scharer, K., Lozos, J.
  • Seismological Society of America (SSA) 2015 Annual Meeting.

Interplay between Sonoran Desert geology and non-geologic processes

  • Conveners: Bennett, S., Darin, M.
  • Next Generation Sonora Desert Researchers 2015 Meeting.

Recent Advances and Findings in Earthquake Geology and Paleoseismology

  • Conveners: Bennett, S., DuRoss, C.
  • Seismological Society of America (SSA) 2014 Annual Meeting.

Controls on Fault Rupture Patterns

  • Conveners: Bennett, S., Gold, R., Briggs, R.
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2013 Fall Meeting.

The Pacific-North America Plate Boundary Through Time: Translation, Rotation, Erosion, and 4-D Strain

  • Conveners: Dorsey, R., Umhoefer, P., Bennett, S., Martín-Barajas, A.
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2013 Fall Meeting.

Reconstructing the Pacific-North America Plate Boundary Through Late Cenozoic Time

  • Conveners: Bennett, S., Dorsey, R., Oskin, M., Darin, M.
  • Geological Society of America (GSA) 2013 Cordillera Section Meeting.

4-D Geologic Evolution of the Gulf of California

  • Convener: Bennett, S.
  • Next Generation Sonora Desert Researchers 2012 Inaugural Meeting.

Gulf of California-Salton Trough Rift Margin: Recent Findings and Remaining Questions

  • Conveners: Bennett, S., Brothers, D., Kluesner, J.
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2009 Fall Meeting.