Wilma B Aleman Gonzalez

Biography

Biography

Geologist (2013-Present), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Florence Bascom Geoscience Center, Reston, Virginia.  I provide sediment and core descriptions, as well as laboratory analyses of sediments.  This work is focused primarily on the U.S. Atlantic Coastal Plain, for the purpose of understanding the geologic framework and for the purpose of characterizing strata that are major aquifers for water resources.

Physical Science Technician (2001-2013), USGS Eastern Earth Surface Processes Team, Reston, Virginia.  I provided technical assistance for research of the U.S. Atlantic Coastal Plain strata using sediment analyses.

 

Education

M.S. (2009) - Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USAThesis: Coniacian to Santonian Sequence Stratigraphy of the Kure Beach Core, Southeastern North Carolina Coastal Plain, USA

B.S. (2000) – Geology, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

Cum Laude

 

Employment

2013-Present:  Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Florence Bascom Geoscience Center (EGPSC), Reston, Virginia

            - Staff Geologist (2015-present), Eastern Coastal Plain Geologic Mapping Project

            - Staff Scientist (2018), Eight-month detail with the Office of Science Quality and Integrity (OSQI)

            - Program Analyst (2017) Three-month detail with the USGS Youth and Education in Science Programs, Office of Science 

               Quality and Integrity (OSQI), Reston, VA

            - EGPSC Liaison for science and outreach projects (2013-Present)  

            - Staff Geologist (2013-2015), Geology of Atlantic Watersheds Project

2001-2013:  Physical Science Technician, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Eastern Earth Surface Processes Team (EESPT), Reston, Virginia

            - Physical Science Technician (2008-2013), Geology of Atlantic Watersheds Project

            - Physical Science Technician (2001-2008), Carolina Continental Margin Project

            - Physical Science Technician (2001-2007), Chesapeake Bay Impact Crater Project

 

Other Activities

2011-2014: Adjunct Faculty Geology Instructor, Northern Virginia Community College, Natural and Applied Sciences Department, Loudoun Campus, Virginia. I taught classes on physical geology.

 

Honors and Awards

2017 Recipient of USGS Going the Extra Mile (GEM) Award.  This award was given for the successful coordination of the 2017 GeoForce visit to USGS.

2001-2017 Recipient of 9 USGS Special Thanks for Achieving Results (STAR) Awards.  These awards were given for excellent performance during field work and for the successful coordination of the 14th International Nannoplankton Association bi-annual meeting.

 

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Swezey, C.S., Fitzwater, B.A., Whittecar, G.R., Mahan, S.A., Garrity, C.P., Alemán González, W.B., and Dobbs, K.M., 2016, The Carolina Sandhills: Quaternary eolian sand sheets and dunes along the updip margin of the Atlantic Coastal Plain province, southeastern United States: Quaternary Research, v. 86, n. 3, p. 271-286.

Markewich, H.W., Pavich, M.J., Schultz, A.P., Mahan, S.A., Aleman-Gonzalez, W.B., Bierman, P.R., 2013, Geochronologic evidence for a possible MIS-11 emergent barrier/beach-ridge in southeastern Georgia, USA: Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 60, p. 49-75.

Swezey, C.S., Schultz, A.P., Aleman Gonzalez, W.B., Bernhardt, C.E., Doar III, W.R., Garrity, C.P., Mahan, S.A., McGeehin, J.P., 2013, Quaternary eolian dunes in the valley of the Savannah River, Jasper County, South Carolina: Quaternary Research, v. 80 (2), p. 250-264.

Aleman Gonzalez, W.B., Powars, D.S., Seefelt, E.L., Edwards, L.E., Self-Trail, J.M., Durand, C. T., Schultz, A.P., McLaughlin, P.P., 2012, Preliminary physical stratigraphy, biostratigraphy and geophysical data of the USGS South Dover Bridge Core, Talbot County, Maryland: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1208, p. 1-16.

Aleman Gonzalez, W.B., 2010, Digital karst map of Puerto Rico: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010-1104, 1 sheet.

Seefelt, E.L., Aleman-Gonzalez, W.B., Self-Trail, J.M., Weems, R.E., Edwards, L.E., Pierce, H.A., and Durand, C.T., 2009, Preliminary physical stratigraphy and geophysical data of the USGS Dixon Core, Onslow County, North Carolina: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009-1194, p. 1-136.

Weems, R.E., Lewis, W.C., and Aleman Gonzalez, W.B., 2009, Surficial Geologic Map of the Roanoke Rapids 30' x 60' Quadrangle, North Carolina: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009-1149, 1 sheet.

Gohn, G.G., Koeberl, C., Miller, K.G., Reimold, W.U., Abramov, O., Aleman Gonzalez, W.B., et al., 2006, Chesapeake Bay Impact Structure Deep Drilling Project completes coring: Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Scientific Drilling, v. 3, p. 34-37.

Weary, D.J., Orndorff, R.C., and Aleman Gonzalez, W.B., 2006, Geologic map of the Stephens City quadrangle, Clarke, Frederick, and Warren Counties, Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1173, 1 sheet.

Daniels, D.L., Tanner, S.D., Aleman Gonzalez, W.B., McCartan, C.T., and Murray, J.B., 2004, Potential field geophysics of the Chesapeake Bay Impact Site, in: Edwards, L.E., Horton, J.W., Jr., and Gohn, G.S., compilers, ICDP-USGS Workshop on Deep Drilling in the Central Crater of the Chesapeake Bay Impact Structure, Virginia, USA:  Proceedings Volume:  U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004-1016, p. 17-18.

Swezey, C.S., Piatak, N.M., Chiehowsky, L.A.,  Hadden R.L., Hackley, P.C., Doolan, C.A., Aleman Gonzalez, W.B., Bingham, P.A., and Hoke, R.B., 2004, A Guide to the geology of the Sinnett-Thorn Mountain Cave System, Pendleton County, West Virginia: The Potomac Caver, v. 47, p. 3-14.  Reprinted in: Swezey, C.S., ed., 2014, Geology of Some Caves in Pendleton County, West Virginia: West Virginia Speleological Survey (WVASS) Monograph 5, p. 5-23.

 

Abstracts

Aleman Gonzalez, W.B., Self-Trail, J.M., Harris, W.B, Farrell, K.M., and Moore, J.P., 2017, Depositional Sequence Stratigraphy of Cenomanian to Santonian Sediments, Cape Fear Arch, North Carolina Coastal Plain: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 49 (3).

Aleman Gonzalez, W.B., Swezey, C.S., Self-Trail, J.M, Edwards, L.E., and McGeehin, J.P., 2016, Preliminary Cenozoic lithostratigraphy of the Cockspur Island Core, Fort Pulaski National Monument, Chatham County, Georgia: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 48 (3).

Aleman Gonzalez, W.B.; Christopher, R.A.; Prowell, D.C.; Self-Trail, J.M.; Harris, B.W., Seefelt, E.L., 2012, Cretaceous geology of the Cape Fear River; Part A, From Rockfish Creek to Milepost 63.2, North Carolina:  Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 44 (7), p. 444.

Farrell, K.M., Harris, W.B., Self-Trail, J.M., Aleman Gonzalez, W.B., and Moore, J.P., 2012, Assigning systems tracts to non-marine facies associated with the Coniacian to Santonian, Pleasant Creek I and II Sequences-Upper Cretaceous, North Carolina Coastal Plain, USA:  Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 44 (7), p. 444.

Harris, W.B., Self-Trail, J.M., Farrell, K.M., Aleman Gonzalez, W.B., Prowell, D.C., and Christopher, R.A., 2012, Preliminary Upper Cretaceous sequence stratigraphy of the North Carolina Coastal Plain, USA: 34th International Geological Congress, Abstracts (Brisbane, Australia), p. 1320.

Self-Trail, J.M., Christopher, R.A., Prowell, D.C., Harris, W.B., Aleman Gonzalez, W.B., and Seefelt, E.L., 2012, Cretaceous geology of the Cape Fear River; Part B, From Walkers Bluff to Hood Creek Landing:  Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 44 (7), p. 444.

Aleman Gonzalez, W.B.; Self-Trail, J.M.; Harris, W.B., Diecchio, R.J., Farrell, K.M.; Verardo, S.; and Pierson, J., 2011.  Cenomanian to Santonian sequence stratigraphy of the Kure Beach and Elizabethtown cores, Cape Fear River Basin, NC: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 43 (2), p. 70.

Christopher, R.A., Prowell, D.C., Self-Trail, J.M., Harris, W.B., and Aleman Gonzalez, W.B., 2011, The history and current status of the stratigraphic nomenclature applied to the Upper Cretaceous series of the Cape Fear River basin, North Carolina: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 43 (2), p. 69.

Farrell, K.M., Harris, W.B., and Aleman Gonzalez, W.B., 2011, Non-marine facies of Coniacian to Santonian age; Upper Cretaceous Black Creek Group, North Carolina coastal plain; Where do these fit in the sequence stratigraphic framework?: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 43 (2), p. 70.

Prowell, D.C., Christopher, R.A., Self-Trail, J.M., Aleman Gonzalez, Wilma, B., and Harris, W.B., 2011, A new stratigraphic framework for Cretaceous coastal plain sediments within the Cape Fear River basin, North Carolina: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 43 (2), p. 92-93.

Self-Trail, J.M., Farrell, K.M., Harris, W. B., Aleman Gonzalez, W.B., and Pierson, J., 2011, Preliminary sequence stratigraphy of Upper Cretaceous sediments in the southeastern North Carolina coastal plain: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 43 (2), p. 93.

Swezey, C.S., Shultz, A.P., Doar III, W.R., Buell, G.R., Garrity, C.P., Mahan, S.W., Aleman Gonzalez, W.B., and Markewich, H.W., 2011, Late Quaternary eolian dunes on the floodplain of the Savannah River, Jasper County, South Carolina: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 43 (2), p. 32.

Diaz Diaz, V., Aleman Gonzalez, W.B., Diecchio, R.J. and Harris, W. B., 2010, Late Cretaceous sequence stratigraphy of the Dixon and Kure Beach cores, Atlantic Coastal Plain, North Carolina, USA: Geological Society of America Abstracts with programs, v. 42, no. 1, p. 153.

Self-Trail, J.M., Willard, D.A, Edwards, L.E., Aleman Gonzalez, W.B., 2010, Terrestrial and marine evidence for climate change across the Paleocene-Eocene boundary: documentation from the South Dover Bridge core, Maryland: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 42, no. 1, p. 153.

Willard, D.A., Aleman Gonzalez, W.B., Edwards, L.E., Farmer, J., and Self-Trail, J.M., 2009, Marine and terrestrial biotic response to climate variability across the Paleocene-Eocene boundary in the eastern United States: Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, v. 90 (52), SUPPL.

Aleman-Gonzalez, W.B., Self-Trail, J.M., Diecchio, R.J., 2007, Sedimentary analysis of Coniacian-Santonian sediments of the Kure Beach and Elizabethtown cores, southeastern North Carolina Coastal Plain, USA: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 39 (2), p. 33.

Harris, W.B., Self-Trail, J.M., and Aleman Gonzalez, W.B., 2006, Coniacian through Maastrichtian depositional sequences, Sr isotope stratigraphy, and calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy, North Carolina, USA: Association des Sédimentologistes Françaises (SEAL’AIX 06 – Sea Level Changes: Records, Processes and Modeling), Livre des Résumés, no. 55, p. 87-88.

Weary, D.J., Harlow, G.E., Jr., Orndorff, R.C., and Aleman Gonzalez, W.B., 2004, Interdisciplinary cooperative geologic mapping and ground-water resource analysis of Frederick County, Virginia by the U.S. Geological Survey: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 36 (5), p. 578.

Weary, D.J., Orndorff, R.C. and Aleman Gonzalez, W.B., 2004, U.S. Geological Survey progress toward a new national karst map: Journal of Cave and Karst Studies, v. 66 (3), p. 114-115.

Aleman, Gonzalez, W.B., Miller, T.E., Casanova, H., 2001, Discharge, Contributing Area, and Aquifer Growth Rates of the Karst Tributaries of the Tanama River, Puerto Rico: Sixth Caribbean Islands Water Resources Congress (Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, February 23-23, 2001).