Dr. Edgardo Pujols

 Edgardo Pujols

 

General Information

  • Position: Assistant Professor
  • E-mail: epujols@lamar.edu
  • Phone: 409-880-8239
  • Office: Geology 224

Education

  • Ph.D, Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Jackson School of Geosciences, 2017
  • M.Sc., Geology, The University of Kansas at Lawrence, Department of Geological Sciences, 2011       
  • B.Sc., Geology, The University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, Department of Geology, 2008

 

Research Interests

  • Tectonics

  • Structural Geology

  • Basin Analysis

  • Thermochronology 

  • Geochronology

  • Stratigraphy 

Research Description

Interdisciplinary geoscience research plays a fundamental role on elucidating the causal relationships between upper crustal deformation and surface processes. My research bridges the areas of structural geology, tectonics, stratigraphy, basin analysis and geo-thermochronology to provide a comprehensive understanding of the timescales and intricate feedbacks between deformation and basin evolution. I am particularly interested in understanding and quantifying mountain unroofing, uplift and evolution through the surface and basin record, as well as to identify the forcing factors modulating deformational styles, basin and strata architecture (e.g. climate, tectonics and eustasy). My research aims to build more holistic source-to-sink models by highlighting the role of active deformation, unroofing, sediment sourcing and routing. Most of my projects will weigh heavily on conventional field techniques and laboratory work for geo-thermochronometric and isotopic analyses. They will be supplemented with numerical inverse and forward structural, basin and thermal models. Having a strong background on field geology, isotopic and compositional fingerprinting techniques, I believe that there is a broad spectrum of modern and ancient settings where improving ground truth and enhancing the chronological resolution would lead to a stronger understanding on the temporo-spatial scales in which source-to-sink processes operate in relation to surface and deep crustal cycles.

Selected Publications

Pujols, E.J., Leva Lopez, J., Stockli, D.F., Rossi, V.M., Steel, R., 2018, New insights into the stratigraphic and structural evolution of the middle to late Jurassic Neuquén basin as constrained by detrital zircon (U-Th)/(He-Pb) and apatite (U-Th)/He ages. Basin Research 30 (6), 1280-1297

 

Pujols, E.J., Stockli, D.F., Constenius, K.N., Horton, B.K., 2018, Interplay Between Deformation and Proximal Foreland Sedimentation in the Late Cretaceous Sevier Orogenic Belt, American Geophysical Union, Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 51, No. X, p.X

 

Pujols, E.J., Stockli, D.F., Cavosie, A.J., Roman, Y.A., Santos, H., 2018, Eocene arc-continent collision, exhumation, and detrital zircon geo- and thermochronometric provenance record in western Puerto Rico, Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 50, No. 6, p.197

 

Pujols, E.J., Rossi, V.M., Leva Lopez, J., Steel, R., Stockli, D.F., 2016, New insights into the stratigraphic and structural evolution of the Middle to Late Jurassic Neuquén Basin as constrained by detrital Zircon (U-Th)/(He-Pb) and Apatite (U-Th)/He ages, American Association of Petroleum Geologist, AAPG ACE,  Abstracts with Programs. AAPG Datapages/Search and Discovery Article #90259

 

Pujols, E.J., Stockli, D.F., Horton, B., Steel, R., Constenius, K.N., 2015, (U-Th)/He and U-Pb double dating constraints on the interplay between thrust deformation and basin development, Sevier foreland basin, Utah, American Geophysical Union, Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 52, No. 07

 

Pujols, E.J., Stockli, D.F., Horton, B., Steel, R., Constenius, K.N., 2012, (U-Th)/He and (U-Pb) double dating constraints on the dynamic interplay between thrust deformation and basin development along the Sevier foreland basin, Utah, Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 44, No. 7, p.283

 

Goldsmith,A.S., Stockli, D F., Pujols, E. J., and Marshall, C.P., 2012, The effects of radiation damage as measured by raman spectroscopy on apparent zircon (U-TH)/He age, Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 44, No. 7, p.135

 

Pujols, E.J., Stockli, D.F., and Bosworth B., 2010, Apatite and Zircon (U-Th)/He constraints on the structural and temporal evolution of rifting in the Gulf of Suez, Egypt, and the influence of pre-rift tectonism on faulting and fault linkage: Thermo 2010- 12th International Conference on Thermochronology

 

 

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science)

AAPG (American Association of Petroleum Geologists)

GSA (Geological Society of America)

AGU (American Geophysical Union)

SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology)