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Dr. David N Lumsden
Phone: 901-678-4359
Fax: 901-678-2178
Office: 211 Johnson Hall

Education :

BA,  SUNY Buffalo, 1958

MS,  SUNY Buffalo, 1960

PhD,  University of Illinois, 1965

Research Interests:

  Sedimentary petrology, origin of dolomite, application of ESR to carbonate geochemistry, age dating and the origin of the Peoria Loess, lithostratigraphy of the Memphis Aquifer.

Courses Taught:

1040 Physical Geology - processes that form the rocks in the Earth's crust; the Earth's internal forces.

1050 Historical Geology – history of the earth, basis for our understanding and a era by era summary of events

1103Environmental Geology – understanding, evaluation. and solving problems related to natural hazards and the environment

3802 Introduction to Oceanography – the geology, physics, chemistry and biology of our water planet for the non-science major.

3712 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy – the basis of the origin and classification of sedimentary rocks

4622 Geology Field Camp – geologic field methods taught in the Black Hills.

7100Basin Analysis – Study of deposional models and basin filling using geophysical logs, seismic stratigraphy and biostratigrphy

7102Electron Beam Analysis – use of the Environmental Electron Microscope in the materials sciences (rocks, minerals, metals, bones, ceramics)

7170 Sedimentary Petrology – the origin and classification of sedimentary rocks based on the study of thin sections and XRD

7301 Geologic Data Analysis – univariate, bivariate, map and multivariate data analysis as applied to geologic problems

Recent Publications:

Lumsden, D.N., Hundt, K.R., and Larsen, D., 2009, Petrology of the Memphis Sand in the Northern Mississippi Embayment: Southeastern Geology, v. 46, p. 121-133.

Cox, R. T., Lumsden, D.N., Gough, K., Lloyd, R.V. Talnagi, J., 2008, Investigation of late Quaternary fault block uplift along the Motagua/Swan Islands fault system: Implications for seismic/tsunami hazard for the Bay of Honduras: Tectonophysics, v. 457, p. 30-41.

Lumsden, D.N., 2003, Organodiagenetic dolomite on a deep subtidal shelf, Fort Payne Formation (Mississippian), Tennessee, U.S.A.: in Ahr, W.M., Harris, P.M., Morgan, W.A., and Somerville, I.D., eds., SEPM Special Publication 78: Permo-Carboniferous Carbonate Platforms and Reefs, p. 323-332.

Lumsden, D.N., Galluzzi, J.W., Drouin, P.A., and Lumsden, C.H., 2003, Provenance of the Peoria Loess in the Northern Mississippi Embayment: Geological Society of America Southcentral/Southeast Section Meeting Guidebook., Report of Investigation 51, State of Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, p. 145 - 152.

Lumsden, D.N., and Caudle, G.C., 2001, The origin of massive dolostone: The Upper Knox model: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 71, p. 400-409.


 Cox, R.T., Lumsden, D.N., and Talnagi, J., 2008, Tsunami hazard for the Bay of Honduras posed by Roatan Island faulting: American Geophysical Union meeting.

Hundt, K., Lumsden, D.N., Larsen, D., and Waldron, B., 2008, Lithostratigraphy of the Memphis Aquifer in Arkansas: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 40.

Cox, R. and Lumsden, D.N., 2008, Three ring circus in Mississippi?:  Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 40.

Lumsden, D.N. and Hundt, K., 2008, Petrology of the Memphis (Sparta) Sand: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 40.

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