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Instructors

  • Dr. Amanda Palmer Julson

    Education

    • Princeton University, Ph.D., Geology & Geophysics

      Princeton University, M.A., Geology & Geophysics

      University of Delaware, B.S., Geology

    Experience

    • 1996-Present: Blinn College, Geology

      1986-1991: Texas A&M University, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Graduate Faculty, Geology and Oceanography

    Publications

    • Refereed Publications

      Palmer, A. A., 1986a. Cenozoic radiolarians as indicators of neritic versus oceanic influence in continental margin deposits: U.S. mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain. Palaios, 1:122--132.

      __________, 1986b. Miocene radiolarian biostratigraphy, U.S. mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain. Micropaleontology, 32: 19--30.

      __________, 1987. Cenozoic radiolarians from Leg 95 (New Jersey Transect), Deep Sea Drilling Project. In  Poag, C. E., Watts, A. B., et al., Init. Repts. DSDP, 95: Washington (U.S. Govt. Printing Off~ce), 339--358.

      __________, 1988a. Cenozoic radiolarians from Ocean Drilling Program Leg 101, Bahamas (Sites 627 and 628) and surrounding region. In  Austin, J. A., Jr., Schlager, W., Palmer, A. A., et al., Proc. ODP, Sci. Results, 101: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 105--116.

      __________, 1988b. Cenozoic radiolarians from DSDP Site 98, Northwest Providence Channel, Bahamas: Correlation with ODP Site 634. In Austin, J. A., Jr., Schlager, W., Palmer, A. A., et al., Proc. ODP, Sci. Results, 101: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 117--120.

      __________, 1988c. Paleoenvironmental significance of siliceous sponge spicules from Sites 627 and 628, Little Bahama Bank, Ocean Drilling Program Leg 101. In Austin, J. A., Jr., Schlager, W., Palmer, A. A., et al., Proc. ODP, Sci. Results, 101: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 159--168.

      __________, 1988d. Radiolarians from the Miocene Pungo River Formation, North Carolina continental shelf. In  Snyder, S. W., (Ed.), Micropaleontology of Miocene Sediments in the Shallow Subsurface of Onslow Bay, North Carolina Continental Shelf. Cushman Found. Foram. Res., Spec. Publ., 25:163--178.

      Miller, K.G., Berggren, W. A., Zhang, J., and Palmer-Julson, A. A., 1991. Biostratigraphy and isotope stratigraphy of Upper Eocene microtektites at Site 612: How many impacts? Palaios,  6:17-38.

      Palmer-Julson, A., and Rack, F. R., 1992. The relationship between sediment fabric and planktonic microfossil taphonomy:   How do plankton skeletons become pelagic ooze? Palaios, 7:167-177.

      Rack, F. R., and Palmer-Julson, A., 1992. Sediment microfabric and physical properties record of late Neogene polar front, Site 751. In  Wise, S. W., Jr., Schlich, R., et al., Proc. ODP, Sci. Results, 120: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), p. 179-206.

      Rack, F. R., Bryant, W. R., and Palmer-Julson, A., 1993. Microfabric and physical properties of deep-sea high latitude carbonate oozes. In  Lavioe, D., and Rezak, R. (Eds.), Proc. Carbonate Microfabric Workshop, p. 129-148.

      Palmer-Julson, Amanda, 2004, Pre- and Post-Impact Paleoceanographic Conditions on the Eocene mid-Atlantic Continental Margin: Evidence from Radiolarians, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004-1016, p. 70.

       Non-refereed Publications

      Leg 95 Shipboard Party, 1983. Testing the Vail depositional model. Nature, 306:641--642.

      Leg 95 Shipboard Party, 1984. Deep Sea Drilling Project adds data on the Atlantic margin. Geotimes, 29:14--16.

      Rabinowitz, P. D., Merrell, W. J., Garrison, L., Kidd, R., Adamson, A., Auroux, C., Baldauf, J., Clement, B., Merrill, R., Meyer, A., Palmer, A., and Taylor, E., 1985. Ocean Drilling Program launches first cruise. Geotimes, 30: 12-- 14.

      Rabinowitz, P. D., Merrell, W. J., Garrison, L., Kidd, R., Adamson, A., Auroux, C., Baldauf, J., Clement, B., Merrill, R.,               Meyer, A., Palmer, A., and Taylor, E., 1985. Shakedown and sea trials. Nature, 315:457.

      Leg 101 Shipboard Party, 1985. The rise and fall of carbonate platforms. Nature, 315:632--633.

      Leg 101 Shipboard Party, 1985. Leg 101 of the Ocean Drilling Program explores the Bahamas, Geotimes, 30:12--15.

      Leg 120 Shipboard Party, 1988. Leg 120 explores origins and history. Geotimes, 33:12--16.

      Leg 120 Shipboard Party, 1988. That sinking feeling. Nature, 334:385-- 386.

      Leg 133 Shipboard Party, 1990. ODP Leg 133, northeast Australian margin: a chronicle of carbonate platform development. Geotimes.

      Leg 133 Shipboard Party, 1990. Passive-margin carbonate platforms of northeast Australia: climatic and sea-level signatures.       Nature

      Abstracts

      Palmer, A. A., 1981. Biostratigraphic age control for paleoceanographic study of Atlantic Margin Miocene diatomites. Bull. AAPG, 65:1668.

      __________, 1982a. Miocene oceanic influence on Atlantic continental margin deposition documented by radiolarians. GSA Abstr. with Progr., 14:71.

      __________, 1982b. Depositional environments of Miocene diatomaceous sediments of the middle Atlantic Coastal Plain. GSA Abstr. with Progr., 15:582.

      __________, 1983. Biostratigraphic and paleoenvironmental results from Neogene radiolarians, U.S. mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain and continental margin. Bull. AAPG, 67:528.

      Baldauf, J. G., and Palmer, A. A., 1986. Miocene silica deposition in the North Atlantic Ocean basin and margins. Paper presented at the International Conference on Paleoceanography, Woods Hole, MA.

      Julson, A. P., Rabinowitz, P. D., and Meyer, A. W., 1989. Ocean Drilling Program: Significant achievements and future goals. EOS, 70:373.

      Rack, F. R., and Julson, A. P., 1990. Geotechnical stratigraphy and sedimentary microfabric of high-latitude marine sediments, Kerguelen Plateau: identifying stratigraphic hiatuses. GSA Abstr. with Progr.

      Davies, P. J., McKenzie, J. A., Julson, A. P., Droxler, A. W., and Leg 133 Shipboard Party, 1990. Sea level, climate, and basin evolution - ODP Leg 133, northeast Australia. GSA Abstr. with Progr.

      Heise, E. A., Palmer-Julson, A., and Su, T. M., 2002. Calibrated Peer Review writing assignments for introductory geology courses. GSA Abstr. with Progr., 34:345.

      Heise, E. A., Palmer-Julson, A., 2003. From ODP to CPR: Using Ocean Drilling Program Data in Calibrated Peer Review assignments. GSA Abstr. with Progr., 35:115.

      Bagley, Brian C., Palmer-Julson, A., and Heise, E. A., 2003. Reaching out: the human touch in geoscience outreach in Central Texas. GSA Abstr. with Progr., 35:360.

      Heise, Elizabeth, and Palmer-Julson, Amanda, 2005, Effective Use of Web-Based Chat Tools To Facilitate Learning: Providing An Active Learning Experience In An Online Introductory Geology Course, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 37, No. 7, p. 409.

      Heise, Elizabeth, Palmer-Julson, Amanda, and Jeffery, David, 2004, Across the Miles: Using the Internet to Conduct Cross-College Student Interactive Learning Experiences in Instroductory Geoscience Classes, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 36, No. 1, p. 10.

      Palmer-Julson, Amanda, and Heise, Elizabeth, 2004, The Ocean Drilling Program Online Database as a Resource for Introductory Geoscience Classes: Helping Students Navigate an Ocean of Data, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 36, No. 1, p. 10.

      Bagley, Brian C., Palmer-Julson, Amanda, and Heise, Elizabeth, 2004, Students Helping Students: Geoscience Outreach in Central Texas, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 36, No. 1, p. 9.