Structural Geology and Tectonics

  • Evolution of the lithosphere in the Northern Great Plains
  • Structural evolution of the Black Hills Precambrian
  • Laramide tectonics
  • Regional structure of the Niobrara Formation South Dakota, Wyoming, and Nebraska
  • Structural geology of the Slim Butte area, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota 
  • Southern margin zone of the Superior Craton, eastern South Dakota basement rocks 


Zeynep BaranBasin analysis, Structural geology and tectonics, Extensional deformation

Edward Duke: Petrology, Infrared spectroscopy, Remote sensing
Foster Sawyer: Groundwater, Petroleum, Sedimentation

Alvis Lisenbee: Structural geology, Tectonics, Geologic mapping