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Kevin Nick, PhD
Associate Professor, Earth and Biological Sciences
School of Medicine
Member, Geology, SST, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Research & Grantsmanship    Equipment
  • X-ray Diffractometer, Siemens D500 with auto sample changer (*)
  • Bartinton MS2 Magnetic Susceptibility Meter and Coil (*)
  • Scanning Electron Microscope - TESCAN Vega with W electron source. SE and BSE detectors. Noran System 6 EDS analyzer.

    (*)
  Funded Research Project (PI)
  • High resolution, allostratigraphic correlation and distribution of paleoenvironments in the Miocene Pisco Formation, Ica River Valley, East Pisco Basin, Peru. Funded by GRI for $22,730.

    ( 0/2012 )

    Collaboration with Mario Urbina and Orlando Poma. Graduate students supported: Jankel Coronado, Daniel O'Hare, Monte Fleming, and Caleb Stanton.

  • High resolution stratigraphy of the Pisco Formation, Peru. Field work with students. ( 6/2011 )
  • Correlation and Mapping of Time Horizons in the Upper Part of the Mio-Pliocene Pisco Formation. Funded by GRI for $16,570.

    ( 0/2011 )

    Collaboration with Mario Urbina and Orlando Poma. Graduate students supported: Daniel O'Hare, Jankel Coronado, Monte Fleming. Undergraduate student suupported: Jon Eilers

     

  • Identification and Correlation of Chronostratigraphic Units in the Upper Part of the Mio-Pliocene Pisco Formation. Funded by GRI for $8654.

    ( 0/2010 )

    Collaboration with Roberto Biaggi, Mario Urbina, Orlando Poma. Graduate student supported: Ana Martinez.

  • Chronostratigraphy of Pisco Formation, Ica River Valley, Peru - $21,054 from GRI ( 6/2009 )
    Field work to collect tuffs for Ar/Ar dating. Dates will establish a chronostratigraphic framework for paleontologic and taphonomic studies in the basin.
  • Sequence Stratigraphy of Pisco Formation, Peru

    ( 3/2007 - 6/2007 )
  Funded Research Project (CI)
  • Co-PI Preservation and diagenesis of fossil baleen, Pisco Formation, Peru ( 7/2006 - 6/2007 )
  • Diagenesis of the Pisco Formation ( 7/2005 - 6/2006 )
  • Emplacement mechanism of Cretaceous Plutons ( 1/2005 - 6/2006 )
  • Diagenesis associated with Preservation of Baleen in Pisco Formation ( 8/2004 - 6/2005 )
  Non-Funded Research Project
  • Management of X-ray Diffraction Lab ( 6/2001 - Present )
    Siemens D500 Diffractometer Chiller Clay Preperation Lab MDI Jade 8 Analysis Software
  • Management of Thin Section Lab ( 6/2001 - Present )
    MicroTek Sectioneer - Refurbished 2009 Saws and laps Ovens and vacuum impregnation
  Grant Proposals--Funded
  • Correlation and mapping of time horizons in th eupper part of the Mio-Pliocene Pisco Formation, Peru. Funded by GRI for $18,532. ( 4/2011 )
  • Internal stratigraphy of the Mio-Pliocene Pisco Formation by characterization and dating of air-fall tuffs. Submitted to Geoscience Research Institute. Funded for $8195.50. ( 7/2007 - 6/2008 )
    Funds for Ar/Ar dating and microprobe analysis of tuff beds to establish and initial stratigraphic framework for the formation.
  Grant Proposals--Submitted
  • Characterization of "Irritant Soil" in Ethiopia and its Role in Podoconiosis. Proposal submitted to LLU''s GRASP program. Co-PI with Dr. Kerby Oberg of SM. Requesting $47,402. ( 9/2011 )
  • MRI: Acquisition of an analytical scanning electron microscope for research, education, and community service. Submitted to NSF Program 07-553 - $322,118 ( 4/2008 - 6/2008 )
  Abstracts Reporting Research -- Peer Reviewed
  • O'Hare, Daniel J., Kevin E. Nick, Monte Fleming, Roberto Biaggi, Orlando Poma, Jankel Coronado, and Jon Eilers, 2012, High Resolution Correlation and Paleoenvironmental Transects of Fine-Grained Shallow Marine Bay Deposits of the Miocene Pisco Formation, West-Central Peru. AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90142, AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, April 22-25, 2012, Long Beach, California

    ( 4/2012 ) Link...
  • Nick, Kevin E., Clausen, Benjamin L., 2010, Tephrochronology and high resolution correlation in the upper Pisco Formation, Miocene, Peru. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 42, No. 5, p. 432.

    ( 10/2010 )
  • Nyborg, Torrey, Buchheim, H. Paul, and Nick, Kevin E., 2010, Age, stratigraphy, depositional environment and vertebrate ichnology of the Miocene-Pliocene Copper Canyon Formation, Death Valley, California. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 42, No. 5, p. 61.

    ( 10/2010 )
  • Cooper, Jamey N. Esperante, Raul, Nick, Kevin E., 2009, The quantification of bioerosion in fossil cetaceans of the Pisco Formation, Peru. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 41, No. 7, p. 628.

    ( 10/2009 )
  • Nyborg, Torrey and Kevin E. Nick. "Chronostratigraphy of the track-bearing Copper Canyon Unit, Death Valley National Park, California." Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 39.6 (2007): 148-148. ( 10/2007 )
  • Kevin Nick and Monica Easton. "GSA Geology and Health Division: Promoting research, education, and practice in sister sciences." Open File Reports . (2007): -. ( 1/2007 )
  • Deborah Nelson, Gabe Filipelli, Brenda Pierce, Kevin Nick, Geoff Plumlee, and Monica Gowan. "Building bridges for collaboration between the geosciences and health sciences: A cross-disciplinary training conference." Open File Report . (2007): -. ( 1/2007 )
  • Raul Esperante, Kevin Nick, and Leonard Brand. "Exceptional occurrence of fossil baleen in the Miocene/Pliocene Pisco Formation, Peru." Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 38.7 (2006): 64-64. ( 10/2006 )
  • Ethan Allen, Benjamin Clausen, Kevin Nick, Douglas Morton, and Ronald Kistler. "Fractionation trends and assimilation in Cretaceous and Triassic intrusives in the Central San Bernardino Mountains, CA." Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 38.7 (2006): 560-560. ( 10/2006 )
  • Nick, Kevin E. "Crushed stone industries and respirable dust in southern India." Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 36. (2004): 126-126. ( 1/2004 )
  • Jared M. McHenry and Kevin E. Nick. "Timing and origin of reddening in carbonate lenses of the Jurassic Navajo Sandstone." Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 36.5 (2004): 375-375. ( 1/2004 )
  • Nick, Kevin E.. "Crushed stone industries and respirable dust in southern India." Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 36.5 (2004): 126-126. ( 1/2004 )
  • Gale, P.N., B.N. Carpenter, K.E. Nick. "Comparison of borehole image logs, conventional logs and cores in "fractured" sandstone." American Association of Petroleum Geologists Abstracts with Programs . (1994): 152-152. ( 1/1994 )
  • Nick, Kevin E.. "Lithologic and stratigraphic evidence for the impact origin of a buried Ordovician age crater and reservoir near Ames, Major County, Oklahoma." American Association of Petroleum Geologists Abstracts with Programs . (1994): 224.-224. ( 1/1994 )
  • Nick, Kevin E. and Bob Sandridge. "The Ames Crater: Origin and reservoir characteristics of a buried, Ordovician impact structure, Major County, Oklahoma." American Association of Petroleum Geologists Abstracts with Programs . (1993): 158-158. ( 1/1993 )
  • Nick, Kevin E., Ben L. Clausen, and H. Paul Buchheim. "Depositional environments and petroleum potential of a Miocene, lacustrine deposit in west-central Nevada." American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin 66. (1982): 613-613. ( 1/1982 )