JOEL E. SAYLOR | ASSISTANT PROFESSOR   

Research


Cenozoic basin development and environmental change in the Peruvian Altiplano and implications for uplift mechanisms
Funding: NSF EAR-1550097

Presentations:
Sundell et al., 2016 AGU Fall Meeting Abstract
Sundell et al., 2016 GSA Annual Meeting Abstract

This project integrates multiple data sources to investigate the timing and mechanism of surface uplift of high elevation terranes in the archetypal ocean-continent subduction setting of the southern Peruvian central Andean plateau.  The primary research goals of this project are to determine the (1) the timing, rate, and locus of sediment deposition through time, (2) understand how basin formation relates to tectonic exhumation in the Peruvian central Andean plateau, and (3) develop a regional reconstruction the timing and locus of elevation gain in southern Peru. 

Collaborative Research: High-resolution, multi-proxy Miocene-Pleistocene climate and environmental record from the high- elevation Zhada basin, SW Tibetan Plateau
Funding: NSF EAR-1226984

Papers:
Saylor et al., 2016 Geology
Huntington et al., 2014 Geological Society of America Bulletin

Presentations:
Casturi et al., 2015, GSA Annual Meeting Abstract
Saadeh et al., 2015, GSA Annual Meeting Abstract
Saadeh et al., 2015, AGU Fall Meeting Abstract
Saadeh et al., 2014, GSA Annual Meeting Abstract
Casturi et al., 2014, GSA Annual Meeting Abstract

This project seeks to develop the first long-term, high-resolution record of paleoenvironmental and paleoclimate changes in the southwestern Tibetan Plateau.  Methods will incorporate inorganic and organic stable isotope proxies, sedimentological data, and paleontology.

Collaborative Research: Evaluating along-strike variations in surface uplift of the Andes: Constraints from molecular paleoaltimetry in the Eastern Cordillera of Colombia
Funding: NSF EAR-1019857

Products:
Anderson et al., in preparation, Geology.
Anderson et al., 2014, Organic Geochemistry.
Anderson et al., 2013, GSA Abstracts with Programs.
Bayona et al., 2012, Journal of South American Earth Sciences.
Saylor et al., 2012, Journal of South American Earth Sciences.
Anderson et al., 2012, AGU Annual Meeting.
Anderson et al., 2011, AGU Annual Meeting.

This project used various organic geochemical techniques to reconstruct the paleoaltitude of the northern Andes. The grant supported paleomagnetic, detrital geochronology, thermochronology, and geochemical studies, and instrumentation of soil monitoring stations in Colombia.