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My research interests are in sedimentology and geomorphology, especially modern & ancient fluvial and lacustrine continental deposits, and taphonomy of vertebrate fossils within them. I have particular interests in
- Eocene lake deposits in Utah
- Development of the landscape and biota of Madagascar and human influence on the same
- Interpretation of mid-late Paleozoic strata in NE Ohio
- Computer programming to improve visualization and analysis of complex data sets (e.g., data regarding orientations, Munsell soil colors, and grain-size distributions).
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
N. Ranasinghe, J.D. Ortiz, A.L. Moore, B. McAdoo, N. Wells, C.H.E.R. Siriwardana, and D.T.D.S. Wijesundara, 2013. Mid–Late Holocene coastal environmental changes in southeastern Sri Lanka: New evidence for sea level variations in southern Bay of Bengal. Quaternary International, doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2013.02.030.
A. Hajdarwish, A. Shakoor, and N.A. Wells, 2013. Investigating statistical relationships among clay mineralogy ,index engineering properties, and shear strength parameters of mudrocks. Engineering Geology, 159: 45-58.
A. A. Klompmaker, J.D. Ortiz, and N.A. Wells, 2013. How to explain a decapod crustacean diversity hotspot in a mid-Cretaceous coral reef. Paleogeography, Paleoecology, Paleoclimatology, http://dx.doi.org/101016/j.paleo.2013.01.024 .
Y. Admassu, A. Shakoor, and N.A. Wells, 2011. Evaluating selected factors affecting the depth of undercutting in rocks subject to differential weathering. Environmental and Engineering Geoscience. Engineering Geology (September 2011), v. 124, pp. 1-11, doi:10.1016/j.enggeo.2011.09.007.
K. Saha, N.A. Wells, and M. Munro-Stasiuk, 2011. An object-oriented approach to automated landfrom mapping,: a case study of drumlins. Computers and Geosciences, 37:1324-1336.
- Vertebrate Taphonomy
Geological Society of America
Society of Exploration Paleontologists and Mineralogists
International Association of Sedimentologists
Northern Ohio Geological Society
Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
OFFICEDepartment of Geology
131-A Mcgilvrey Hall
Spring 2015 office hours:
McGilvrey Hall 131A, or 116
Wednesday 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Friday 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
and 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
or by appointment
CONTACT INFOPhone: 330-672-2951