Quarried tufa mound near Meadow, Utah
Stephen T. Nelson
Department of Geological Sciences
Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah 84602
oxygen.isotope (@) gmail.com
- Professor of Geological Sciences (2007-present), Brigham Young University
- 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
- BS, Brigham Young University, 1984
- MS, Brigham Young University, 1987
- PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, 1991
AREAS OF CURRENT RESEARCH (see publications page)
- The response of arid groundwater systems to climate change, including structural and stratigraphic controls on interbasin flow.
- Weathering rates of tropical islands to understand the relative importance of dissolved loads in ground water vs. dissolved and suspended loads in surface water.
- Assembly of the western U.S. crust, including the location and nature of fundamental boundaries in basement rock.
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