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Andrew Leier

School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment

University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC

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Recent Publications

 +Chesley, J.T. and Leier, A.L., 2018, Sandstone body variability in ancient distributive fluvial system deposits, Salt Wash Member of the Morrison Formation, Utah, USA: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 88, p. 568-582.

 +Saeid, E., Bakioglu, K.B., Kellogg, J., Leier, A., Martinez, J.A., and Guerrero, E., 2017, Garzón Massif basement tectonics: structural control on evolution of petroleum systems in Upper Magdalena and Putumayo basins, Colombia: Journal of Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 88, 381-401.

 +Chesley, J.T., Leier, A.L., White, S., and Torres, R., 2017, Using unmanned aerial vehicles and structure-from-motion photogrammetry to characterize sedimentary outcrops: an example from the Morrison Formation, Utah, USA: Sedimentary Geology, v. 354, p. 1-8.

 Bershaw, J., Saylor, J.E., Garzione, C.N., Leier, A., and Sundell, K., 2016, Stable Isotope Variations (d18O and dD) in Modern Waters Across the Andean Plateau: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v.194, p. 310-324.

 +Benyon, C., Leier, A.L., Leckie, D.A., Hubbard, S.M., and Gehrels, G.E., 2016, Sandstone provenance and insights into the paleogeography of the McMurray Formation from detrital zircon geochronology, Athabasca Oil Sands, Canada: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 100, p. 269-287.

 +Quartero, E.M., Leier, A.L., Bentley, L.M., and Glombick, P., 2015, Basin-scale stratigraphic architecture and potential Paleocene distributive fluvial systems of the Cordilleran Foreland Basin, Alberta, Canada: Sedimentary Geology, v. 316, p. 26-38.

 +Tullius, D. N., Leier, A.L., Galloway, J.M., Embry, A.F., and Pedersen, P.K., 2014, Sedimentology and Stratigraphy of the Lower Cretaceous Isachsen Formation: Ellef Ringnes Island, Sverdrup Basin, Canadian Arctic Archipelago: Journal of Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 57, p. 135-151.

 +Quartero, E.M., Bechtel, D., Leier, A.L., and Bentley, L.R., 2014, Gamma-ray normalization of shallow well-log data with applications to the Paleocene Paskapoo Formation, Alberta: Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 51, p. 327-340.

 +Benyon, C., Leier, A., Leckie, D.A., Webb, A., Hubbard, S.M., Gehrels, G., 2014, Provenance of the Cretaceous Athabasca Oil Sands, Canada: Implications for continental-scale sediment transport: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 84, p. 136-143.

 Leier, A.L., McQuarrie, N., Garzione, C., and Eiler, J., 2013, Stable isotope evidence for multiple pulses of rapid surface uplift in the Central Andes, Bolivia: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 371-372, p. 49-58.

 +Anfinson, O.A., Leier, A.L., Guest, B., Stockli, D., Dewing, K., and Embry, A.F., 2013, Thermal history of the northern Laurentian margin: apatite and zircon (U-Th)/He thermochronology of the Paleozoic Franklinian Basin, Canadian Arctic Islands: Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 50, p. 761-768.

 +Raines, M.K., Hubbard, S.M., +Kukulski, R.B., Leier, A.L., and Gehrels, G.E., 2013, Sediment dispersal in an evolving foreland: Detrital zircon geochronology from Upper Jurassic and lowermost Cretaceous strata, Alberta Basin, Canada: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 125, p. 741-755.

Recent Presentations

81. +Foster-Baril, Z., Cassel, E.J., Leier, A., Archibald, S.B., 2017, Eocene basin records of volcanism, topography, and tectonics in the North American Cordilleran hinterland, southern British Columbia: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, GSA Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.

80. +Rubino, E., Leier, A., Archibald, S.B., Cassel, E.J., +Foster-Baril, Z., Barbeau, D.L., +Sexton, J., 2017, Detrital zircon U-Pb provenance of Eocene sediments in southern British Columbia and northern Washington: Record of a collapsing orogen: Geological Society of America Meeting Abstracts with Program, GSA Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.

79. +Rubino, E., Leier, A., Archibald, S.B., Cassel, E.J., 2017, Detrital zircon Hf characterization of Eocene sediments deposited in the southern Canadian Cordilleran hinterland: Geological Society of America Meeting Abstracts with Program, GSA Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.

78. Leier, A.L., Leckie, D.A., Currie, L., +Rubino, E., Barbeau, D.L., *Drayton, D. *Henrick, J., 2017, Post-orogenic gravel transport and the detrital zircon provenance of Cenozoic fluvial conglomerates on the Canadian Plains: Geological Society of America Meeting Abstracts with Program, GSA Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.

77. Leier, A.L., +Heinze, C., Barbeau, D.L., 2017, Hafnium isotope systematics of Grenville detrital zircons in the Appalachian foreland basin: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, GSA Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.

76. Leckie, D.A., and Leier, A., 2017, Cenozoic fluvial drainage patterns of southern Canada and northern United States – the detrital zircon record: Geological Society of America Meeting – Rocky Mountain Section, Calgary.

75. +Rubino, E., Leier, A., Archibald, S.B., Cassel, E.J., 2016, Using detrital zircon data to reconstruct the Eocene paleogeography of the southern Canadian Cordillera hinterland: AGU Fall Meeting, T51D-2972.

74. *Ames, C., Leier, A., Leckie, D.A., 2016, The detrital zircon record of Cenozoic fluvial systems in the Great Plains of the northern United States and Southern Canada: Geological Society of America Meeting Abstracts with Programs v. 48, 7, GSA Meeting, Denver, CO, doi: 10.1130/abs/2016AM283575.

73. +Rubino, E., Leier, A., Archibald, S.B., Cassel, E.J., 2016, Sedimentary and detrital zircon data from Eocene strata exposed in the hinterland of the southern Canadian Cordillera: implications for basin evolution in a collapsing orogen: Geological Society of America Meeting Abstracts with Programs v. 48, 7, GSA Meeting, Denver, CO, doi: 10.1130/abs/2016AM284307.

72. +Chesley, J., Leier, A., 2016, Investigating vertical and lateral variability of fluvial deposits: an example from the Salt Wash DFS in east-central Utah: Geological Society of America Meeting Abstracts with Programs v. 48, 7, GSA Meeting, Denver, CO, doi: 10.1130/abs/2016AM286865.

71. +Foster-Baril, Z., Cassel, E.J., Leier, A., Archibald, S.B., 2016, Eocene basin evolution in the North American Cordilleran hinterland, southern British Columbia: Geological Society of America Meeting Abstracts with Programs v. 48, 7, GSA Meeting, Denver, CO, doi: 10.1130/abs/2016AM287153.

70. +Chesley, J., +Heinze, C., and Leier, A., 2016, Unraveling fluvial complexity using unmanned aerial vehicles and structure-from-motion photogrammetry: an example from the Salt Wash Member of the Morrison Formation, East-Central Utah: AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition, Calgary.

69. Leier, A., Leckie, D.A., 2016, The impact of post-orogenic erosion and sediment transport on the detrital zircon provenance of incipient foreland basins: AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition, Calgary.

68. Leier, A., Leckie, D.A., *Ames, C., +Chesley, J., 2016, Detrital zircon data from Paleogene-Neogene fluvial conglomerates on the Canadian Plains: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v.48, 6, Rocky Mountain GSA Meeting, Moscow, ID. doi: 10.1130/abs/2016RM-276040

67. Leckie, D.A., Leier, A., 2016, The geologic setting for new detrital zircon data of Paleogene-Neogene conglomerates on the Canadian Plains: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v.48, 6, Rocky Mountain GSA Meeting, Moscow, ID. doi: 10.1130/abs/2016RM-275945

66. +Foster-Baril, Z., Cassel, E.J., Leier, A., and Archibald, S.B., 2016, Reconstructing Eocene topography and volcanism in the North American Cordilleran hinterland, southern British Columbia, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v.48, 6, Rocky Mountain GSA Meeting, Moscow, ID. doi: 10.1130/abs/2016RM-276246

65. *Ames, C., Leier, A., Leckie, D.A., +Chesley, J., +Heinze, C., +Rubino, E., and Barbeau, D.L., 2016, The Canadian High Plains and the Northern Rockies: a detrital zircon provenance study: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v.48, 3, Southeastern GSA Meeting, Columbia, SC. doi: 10.1130/abs/2016SE-273625

64. +Rubino, E., Leier, A., Archibald, S.B., Cassel, E.J., 2016, Detrital zircon provenance of Eocene strata in the Cordillera of Southern British Columbia and northern Washington: preliminary results: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v.48, 3, Southeastern GSA Meeting, Columbia, SC. doi: 10.1130/abs/2016SE-273896

63. +Chesley, J., and Leier, A., 2016, Investigating medial-to-distal DFS deposits using structure-from-motion photogrammetry: an example from the Salt Wash Member of the Morrison Formation, East-Central Utah: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v.48, 3, Southeastern GSA Meeting, Columbia, SC. doi: 10.1130/abs/2016SE-273080

62. Moore, C.R., LeCompte, M.A., West, A., Feathers, J.K., Lane, C.S., Leier, A.L., and Daniel, I.R., 2015, Evaluation of Magnetic Microspherules and Elemental Data from Pre-Younger Dryas to Recent Age Deposits at Squires Ridge (31ED365), Tar River, North Carolina: Southeastern Archeological Conference, Nashville, TN, v. 58, p. 67.

61. *Ames, C., Leier, A., Leckie, D.A., +Heinze, C., +Chesley, J., +Rubino, E., and Barbeau, D.L., 2015, Detrital zircon provenance of Paleogene-Neogene fluvial conglomerates and the Cenozoic evolution of the Northern Rockies and southern Canadian Plains: Geological Society of America, Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD.

60. +Chesley, J., and Leier, A., 2015, Refining fluvial models using unmanned aerial vehicles and Structure-from-Motion photogrammetry: the Salt Wash DFS of the Morrison Formation, east-central Utah: Geological Society of America, Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD.

59. Leier, A., +Chesley, J., and White, S., 2015, Capturing and characterizing sedimentary outcrops in 3-D: a workflow utilizing UAVs and Structure-from-Motion photogrammetry: Geological Society of America, Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD.

58. +Smoak, E., White, S., Wilson, A., and Leier, A., 2015, Depositional environments during sea-level rise based on paleochannel fill offshore Charleston, SC: Geological Society of America, Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD.

57. +Chesley, J.T., +Heinze, D., *Bone, H., Leier, A., White, S., 2015, Reconstructing the Three-Dimensional Fluvial Architecture of the Salt Wash Member of the Morrison Formation, Utah, Using Structure-From-Motion Photogrammetry and Terrestrial Laser Scanning: AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition, Denver.

56. Bershaw, J., Saylor, J.E., Garzione, C.N., Leier, A., 2014, The Isotopic Evolution of Modern Water (δ18O and δD) Across the Andean Plateau Controlled by Easterly-Derived Precipitation Modified by Surface Water Recycling: AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco.

55. +Quartero, E.M., Bentley, L.R., and Leier, A.L., 2014, Basin-scale stratigraphic architecture and Paleocene distributary fluvial systems of the Cordilleran Foreland Basin, Alberta, Canada: GSA Annual Meeting, Vancouver.

54. +Benyon, C., Leier, A., Hubbard, S.M., and Leckie, D.A., 2014, Fluvial channels and paleo-tributary junctions in the Lower Cretaceous McMurray Formation, Alberta, as defined from detrital zircon signatures and subsurface mapping: GSA Annual Meeting, Vancouver.

53. +Quartero, E.M., Bentley, L.R., and Leier, A.L., 2014, Basin-scale stratigraphic architecture and Paleocene distributary fluvial systems of the Cordilleran Foreland Basin, Alberta, Canada: Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists Annual Meeting, Calgary.

52. +Benyon, C., Leier, A., Leckie, D., Webb, A., Hubbard, S., 2014, Appalachia to Athabasca: reconstructing the Early Cretaceous continental paleodrainage system associated with the oil sands of the McMurray Formation, Alberta, Canada: AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition, Houston.

51. Bentley, L.R., +Quartero, E., Leier, A., and Bechtel, D., 2013, Regional-scale Hydrostratigraphic Analysis of the Paskapoo Aquifer Using Normalized Gamma-ray Logs: AGU Annual Fall Meeting, San Francisco, H13O-04, control ID 1794326.

50. +Benyon, C., Leier, A., Leckie, D.A., Webb, A., and Hubbard, S.M., 2013, Athabasca Oil Sands, Alberta, Canada: Whence the sand?: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 45, No. 7, p.604

49. Pouderoux, H., +Coderre, A.B., Pedersen, P.K., and Leier, A., 2013, Sedimentology and stratigraphy of the Cretaceous Upper Mannville reservoirs of east-central Alberta, Canada: application of detailed core and well log analysis in reservoir development: International Association of Sedimentologists Meeting, Manchester.

48. +Benyon, C., Leier, A., Leckie, D.A., Webb, A., Hubbard, S., and Gehrels, G.E., 2013, Provenance of the Athabasca Oil Sands, Alberta, Canada: Reconstructing an Ancient Source-to-Sink System: AAPG Annual Conference, Pittsburgh.

47. +Coderre, A.B., Pouderoux, H., Pedersen, P., Leier, A., 2013, High-Resolution Reservoir Characterization of Incised Valley Fills of the Lower Cretaceous Grand Rapids Formation, Upper Mannville Group, East Central Alberta, Canada: AAPG Annual Conference, Pittsburgh.

46. +Quartero, E.M., Bechtel, D., Leier, A., Bentley, L., 2013, Gamma Ray Normalization and Fluvial Characterization: The Paleocene Paskapoo Formation, Alberta: CSPG Annual Meeting, Calgary.

45. +Benyon, C., Leier, A., Leckie, D.A., Webb, A., Hubbard, S., and Gehrels, G.E., 2013, Detrital Zircon Provenance of the McMurray Formation, Alberta, Canada: CSPG Annual Meeting, Calgary.

44. Beauchamp, B., Baranova, D., +Chau, Y.P., Cuthbertson, J., Godek, G., Grasby, S.E., Guest, B., Henderson, C.M., Hill., M.F., Kabanov, P., +Labrie, A., Leier, A., and 4 others, 2013, SUNBEAM sheds light on the Carboniferous-Permian stratigraphy, sedimentation, tectonism and volcanism of the Sverdrup Basin, Arctic Canada (Ellesmere Island, Nunavut): CSPG Annual Meeting, Calgary.