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Previous Research Experience
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This is an area that show cases various research ideas and projects that I've either worked on (as part of an institution or for curiousity's sake) or have been a part of (such as a field assistant).

Click on the following links to learn more about the projects if you're interested.

Research Projects
  • Schumaker, D., Environmental Conditions of the Tecopa Basin during the Pleistocene based on fossilized diatom assemblages below the Bishop Tuff, Senior thesis, San Francisco State University, Department of Geosciences, 2006.

  • Lackey, H., Schumaker, D., San Francisco Bay Area Fault Observations Displayed in Google Earth, Eos. Trans. AGU, 87 (52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract ED43C-0948, 2006.

  • White, L.D., Gonzales, J., Schumaker, D., Williams, D., The Purisima Formation at Capitola Beach, Santa Cruz County, CA: A Deeper Examination of Pliocene Fossils, Eos Trans. AGU, 86, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract ED43A-0845, 2005. [View Page]

  • Schumaker, D., Mapping the San Gabriel Mountains Bright Spot using Local Events, SCEC annual meeting, Palm Springs, CA, Sept. 19-22, 2004.. [View Page]

  • Schumaker, D., Rate of Sediment Influx into Lake Mead from the Colorado River, thesis project, Cal State University, San Bernardino, 2003.

Previous Research - Colorado River pediments at Lake Powell

Field Assistant Work

I have worked with others as field assistants on the following projects.
  • Sediment Cover and Lithologic Feedbacks in Bedrock Channels and Canyons, Joel Johnson (MIT), Dr. Kelin Whipple (MIT) and Dr. Leonard Sklar (SFSU) - Field assistant in the Henry Mountains, Utah in 2005.

  • Rate of deposition in travertine dams along Fossil Creek, Arizona, Brian Fuller (SFSU) - Field assistant, 2005.

  • Mapping beheaded stream channels along the San Andreas fault in Southern California, Reed Burgette (UOregon) - Field assistant, helped with digital mapping, 2003.

  • Monitoring elastic strain on the San Andreas and San Jacinto faults using GPS, Dr. Sally McGill (CSUSB) - Field assistant in Mojave Desert, 2003. [View website] was created by Dave Schumaker