Steve Nelson

Quarried tufa mound near Meadow, Utah

Quarried tufa mound near Meadow, Utah

 

Stephen T. Nelson
Professor
Department of Geological Sciences
Brigham Young University
S389 ESC
Provo, Utah 84602

801-422-8688 voice
oxygen.isotope (@) gmail.com


CURRENT POSITION

  • Professor of Geological Sciences (2007-present), Brigham Young University

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE
 
  • Associate Professor of Geology (2000-2007), Brigham Young University
  • Assistant Professor of Geology (1997-2000), Brigham Young University
  • Member, Chair, and Vice Chair, Utah State Radiation Control Board [Board membership by Gubernatorial appointment] 1998-2008 representing regulated academic institutions

 

 

EDUCATION

  • BS, Brigham Young University, 1984
  • MS, Brigham Young University, 1987
  • PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, 1991

 

 

AREAS OF CURRENT RESEARCH (see publications page)

  1. The response of arid groundwater systems to climate change, including structural and stratigraphic controls on interbasin flow.
  2. Weathering rates of tropical islands to understand the relative importance of dissolved loads in ground water vs. dissolved and suspended loads in surface water.
  3. Assembly of the western U.S. crust, including the location and nature of fundamental boundaries in basement rock.

Oahu stream

 

TEACHING ASSIGNMENTS
 
PHYSICAL SCIENCE 100: general education survey course of the physical sciences
GEOLOGICAL SCIENCE 101: introductory physical geology for nonmajors
GEOLOGICAL SCIENCE 111: introductory physical geology for majors
GEOLOGICAL SCIENCE 446: applied environmental geochemistry [team taught w/ Barry Bickmore]
GEOLOGICAL SCIENCE 535: contaminant hydrogeology [team taught w/ Alan Mayo]
GEOLOGICAL SCIENCE 545: isotope geochemistry

 

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