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Susan M. Karl

Title: Research Geologist
Address: 4210 University Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508-4626
Phone: (907) 786-7428
Fax: (907) 786-7401

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Education and/or Training

Ph.D.1982Stanford University
Classes1975-1976 University of Alaska Fairbanks
B.A.1973Middlebury College

Areas of Specialization and/or Research Interests

Sedimentology, stratigraphy, tectonics, geochemistry, and economic geology of southeast Alaska

Professional Experience

1977-PresentUSGS Alaskan Geology
1976Earth Science Associates, Palo Alto CA
1975WGM mining, Brooks Range AK
1974Rio Tinto mining, Wrangell Mts AK

Professional Activities and/or Memberships

Fellow: Geological Soc. America, Geological Assoc. Canada
Member: American Geophysical Union, American Assoc. Petrol. Geol.
President: Alaska Geological Society

Honors and/or Awards

UAF 1976
Shell grants 1978, 1980
GSA Harold Stearns best student proposal award 1978
USGS achievement 1979
Sigma XI grants1980, 1981
GSA grant 1981
UNESCO grant 1986
USGS star 1999

Significant Recent Publications

Karl, S. M., J. F. Slack, R. M. Friedman, P. W. Layer, J. L. Wooden, R. A. Ayuso, and W. C. Shanks, III. 2007. Potential host rocks for Silurian-Ordovician and Cambrian-Neoproterozoic VMS deposits in Southeast Alaska, 2007, Alaska Miners Association, Conference Juneau 2007 Program and Abstracts, p. 10-14.

Karl, S. M., P. J. Haeussler, R. L. Friedman, P. W. Layer, C. L. Zumsteg, and T. S. White. 2006. Igneous and tectonic effects of Eocene ridge-trench interaction in southeast Alaska: Geological Society of America, Backbone of the Americas, Abstracts with Programs, Speciality Meeting No. 2, p. 52.

Karl, S. M., P. J. Haeussler, R. M. Friedman, J. K. Mortensen, G. R. Himmelberg, and C. L. Zumsteg. 2006. Late Proterozoic ages for rocks on Mount Cheetdeekahyu and Admiralty Island, Alexander terrane, southeast Alaska, Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 38(5):20.

Haeussler, P. J., G. E. Gehrels, and S. M. Karl. 2006. Constraints on the age and provenance of the Chugach accretionary complex from detrital zircons in the Sitka Graywacke near Sitka, Alaska;

Rigby, J. K., S. M. Karl, R. B. Blodgett, and J. F. Baichtal. 2005. Ordovician “Sphinctozoan” sponges from Prince of Wales Island, southeastern Alaska: Journal of Paleontology 79(5):862-870.

Zumsteg, C. L., G. R. Himmelberg, S. M. Karl, and P. J. Haeussler. 2003. Metamorphism within the Chugach accretionary complex on southern Baranof Island, southeastern Alaska: Geological Society of America Special Paper 371, p. 253-268.

Saltus, R. W., T. L. Hudson, S. M. Karl, and R. L. Morin. 2001. Rooted Brooks Range Ophiolite: Implications for Cordilleran terranes: Geology, 29(12):1151-1154.

Davis, S. J., S. M. Roeske, and S. M. Karl. 1998. Late Cretaceous to Early Tertiary transtension and strain partitioning in the Chugach accretionary complex, SE Alaska: Journal of Structural Geology, 20:639-654.

Moore, T. E., W. K.Wallace, K. J. Bird, S. M. Karl, C. G. Mull, and J. T. Dillon. 1994. Geology of Northern Alaska, in Plafker, George. and Berg. H.C., eds. . The geology of Alaska: Geological Society of America, The Geology of North America, DNAG, G-1:49-140.

Websites of Interest

Karl, Susan M., Haeussler, Peter J., and McCafferty, Anne, 1999, Reconnaissance geologic map of the Duncan Canal-Zarembo Island area, southeastern Alaska: U. S. Geological Survey Open File Report 99-168, scale 1:150,000.

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