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Daniel Murray Sturmer

Title: Asst Professor
Office: Geology-Physics Building
Tel: 513-556-3732
Email: sturmedm@ucmail.uc.edu

My research interests lie in using geological, geophysical, and petrophysical tools to understand basin formation, evolution, and resource potential. 

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV, 2012 (Geology).
  • M.S., University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV, 2007 (Geology).
  • B.S., California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA, 2004 (Geology).
  • B.A., California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA, 2003 (Business Administration).

Research Information

Research Support

  • James H. Trexler, Jr., Simon Poulson, Daniel Sturmer (grad student), EAGER: Carbon stable isotope ratio stratigraphy: a test of the method in Pennsylvanian limestones , NSF. (EAR#1038702), 59,736. 2010 to 2012. Status: Completed.
  • (PI), Sturmer, Daniel, URS Sturmer New Faculty Development Award – 2017/18, UC's Research Support. (URS Sturmer New Faculty Development Award – 2017/18), $2,500.00. 06-01-2018 to 06-30-2019. Status: Active.
  • (PI), Sturmer, Daniel, ACS PRF DOCTORAL NEW INVESTIGATOR , American Chemical Society - National Chapter. (PRF# 58626-DN18), $110,000.00. 08-01-2018 to 08-31-2020. Status: Awarded.
  • (PI), Sturmer, D.M., CAREER: How things fall apart: assessing the role of mega-landslides in denudation of the Basin and Range Province, western USA, NSF. 2019 to 2024. Status: Pending.
  • (Co-PI), Wanda Taylor (UNLV), Daniel Sturmer (UC), and Tandis Bidgoli(Mizzou), Collaborative Research: Construction and destruction of the southern Nevadaplano: Uplift and erosion history of the southern Sevier orogenic plateau, NSF. 2019 to 2022. Status: Pending.

Publications

Peer-reviewed Publications

  • Clemens-Knott, D., van der Kolk, D., Sturmer, D.M., and Saleeby, J.B. (2013). The Goldstein Peak Formation: record of a nonmarine intra-arc basin within the Early Cretaceous Sierra Nevada arc. Geosphere, 9 (4), 18 p.
  • Tempel, R.N., Sturmer, D.M., and Schilling, J.M. (2010). Geochemical modeling of the near-surface hydrothermal system beneath the southern moat of Long Valley Caldera, California. Geothermics, 40, 91.
  • Sturmer, D.M., Trexler, J.H., Jr., and Cashman, P.H. (2018). Tectonic analysis of the Pennsylvanian Ely-Bird Spring Basin: Late Paleozoic tectonism on the southwestern Laurentia margin and the distal limit of the Ancestral Rocky Mountains. Tectonics.
  • Sturmer, D.M., and Faulds, J.E. (2018). Kinematic evolution of the Olinghouse fault and the role of a major sinistral fault in the Walker Lane dextral shear zone, Nevada, USA. Journal of Structural Geology, 115, 47-63.
  • Koo, W.M., Mohrig, D., Buttles, J., Sturmer, D., Pontén, A., and Hess, T. (Under Review). Sand-mud couplets deposited by spontaneous remobilization of subaqueous transitional flows. Sedimentology.

Published Abstracts

  • Sturmer, D., Koo, W.M., Mohrig, D., Buttles, J., Ponten, A., and Messina, C. (2017). Physical models of subaqueous transitional sediment-gravity flows: stacked flow interaction and remobilization[Abstract]. AAPG 2017 annual convention & exhibition abstracts.
  • Sturmer, D.M. (2016). Carlin-Type Gold Deposit Development as an Analogue for Unconventional Hydrocarbon Field Development[Abstract]. 2016 PS-RMS AAPG joint section meeting abstracts.
  • Sturmer, D.M. (2016). Subsidence patterns and tectonic drivers of deformation revealed from carbonate-carbon isotopes: the case of the Early Pennsylvanian Ely-Bird Spring basin[Abstract]. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs.
  • Cashman, P.H., Trexler, J.H., and Sturmer, D.M. (2016). Spatial and temporal distribution of Late Paleozoic structures in Nevada: progressive tectonic evolution of the western Laurentian margin[Abstract]. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs.
  • Cashman, P., Trexler, J.H., Taylor, W.J., and Sturmer, D.M. (2016). The Pinon orogeny, a newly defined Pennsylvanian tectonic event recorded in the Basin and Range[Abstract]. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs.
  • Sturmer, D.M., Trexler, J.H., Jr., Cashman, P.H., and Poulson, S.R. (2013). How far west does the Ancestral Rocky Mountains orogen extend? Tectonic analysis of the late Paleozoic Ely-Bird Spring basin of Nevada and Utah[Abstract]. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 45 (7), 888.
  • Sturmer, D.M., Trexler, J.H., Jr., and Poulson, S.R. (2013). Low latitude isotopic responses to the late Paleozoic ice age: tracking icehouse carbonate facies shifts with whole-rock carbonate carbon and oxygen isotopes, the Ely-Bird Spring basin, Nevada and Utah[Abstract]. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 45 (7), 615.
  • Sturmer, D.M., and Trexler, J.H., Jr. (2013). Is the Late Paleozoic Ely-Bird Spring basin of Nevada an unrecognized Ancestral Rocky Mountains basin?[Abstract]. 2013 SPE Western Regional/Pacific Section AAPG Joint Technical Conference abstracts with programs, 76.
  • Koo, W.M., Mohrig, D., Buttles, J., and Ponten, A. (2017). Hybrid-bed deposition by remobilization in subaqueous sediment-gravity flows[Abstract]. AAPG 2017 annual convention & exhibition abstracts.
  • Sturmer, D.M. (2017). Using geohistory analysis to unravel the complex history of Late Paleozoic basins and tectonics in southwestern Laurentia[Abstract]. GSA Abstracts with Programs, 49 (6).
  • Koo, W.M., Mohrig, D., Buttles, J., Sturmer, D.M., and Ponten, A. (2018). (In Press). Simplicity versus complexity in lobes deposited by transitional sediment-gravity flows: results from 3D flume experiments[Abstract]. AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition.
  • Sturmer, D.M. (2018). (In Press). The Role of the Western Laurentia Plate Margin in the Ancestral Rocky Mountains Orogeny: Insights from Tectonic Subsidence Analysis[Abstract]. AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition.
  • Jones, A., and Sturmer, D.M. (2018). (In Press). Tectonic subsidence analysis and evolution of the Pennsylvanian to Early Permian Oquirrh Basin, Utah[Abstract]. AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition.

Other Publications

  • Sturmer, D.M., Trexler, J.H., Jr., Cashman, P.H., Dolbier, R., and Anderson, T. (2011). Late Paleozoic basins, tectonism, and resources of north-central Nevada. Pacific Section SEPM - Field trip guidebook, 110-41 p..
  • Carraher, R., and Sturmer, D. (2010). Epithermal deposits of central Nevada: Reno/Sparks, Nevada, Great Basin Evolution and Metallogeny. Geological Society of Nevada Symposium 2010-124 p..
  • Sturmer, D.M., La Pointe, D.D., Price, J.G., and Hess, R.H. (2007). Assessment of the potential for carbon dioxide sequestration by reactions with rocks in Nevada. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Report , 52.

Experience & Service

Work Experience

  • 2017 to To Present, Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
  • 2016 to 2016, Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX.
  • 2012 to 2015, Geologist, Shell E&P, Houston, TX.
  • 2011 to 2012, Lecturer, Western Nevada College, Carson City, NV.
  • 2010 to 2011, Geochemistry Intern, Shell International E&P, Houston, TX.
  • 2004 to 2012, Graduate TA/RA, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV.

Student Advising

  • Jones, Adam (Master), Chair. Status: In Progress (2019)
  • Ferry, Nicholas (Master), Chair. Status: In Progress (2020)
  • Frommer, Greg (Undergrad), Advisor. Status: In Progress (2018)
  • Neale, Shannon (Master), Committee Member. Status: Completed (2018)
  • Deighton, Jake (Master), Committee Member. Status: In Progress (2019)
  • Hannon, Jeff (Doctoral), Committee Member. Status: In Progress (2020)
  • Young, Allison (Doctoral), Committee Member. Status: In Progress
  • Aucoin, Christopher (Doctoral), Committee Member. Status: In Progress

Service

  • Committee Member, Geological Society of America Graduate Student Grants Committee, 2015 to 2017
  • Committee Chair, Pacific Section - SEPM Awards, 2013 to To Present

Courses Taught

  • 4055/6055
    Careers in the Geosciences
    Level: Both
    [Link]
  • 4044/6044
    Basin Dynamics
    Level: Both
    Term: 17FS
  • 3004C
    Structural Geology
    Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 19SS
  • 5001
    Structural Geology for Field Camp
    Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 18SS