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Trystan M. Herriott

Trystan M. Herriott

Stratigraphy, sedimentology, geologic mapping, basin analysis

Education and/or Training

M.S. 2006, University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), CA: Geological Sciences
B.S. with Honors, 2005, UCSB, CA: Geological Sciences

Projects and/or Research Interests

The goal of my work is to better understand energy resource-bearing sedimentary basins by examining the nonmarine, shallow-marine, and/or deep-water strata that fill them. Lithostratigraphic and sequence-stratigraphic methods, as well as geologic and photogeologic mapping, are integral to my research, which commonly aims to determine what allogenic processes governed the observed stratigraphic architectures. Integrating outcrop and subsurface data is also an important aspect of my work, and DGGS's partnership with the Alaska Division of Oil and Gas is critical to these efforts. I also collaborate with geologists from federal agencies and academia, broadening the collective expertise that the DGGS Energy Resources section applies to its projects. My recent work focuses on employing high-precision detrital zircon U-Pb geochronology and structure-from-motion (SfM) photogrammetry in basin analysis, further expanding our research group's toolkit. My current projects range from the North Slope of northern Alaska to Cook Inlet of southern Alaska.

Professional Experience

2009-present, Geologist, State of Alaska, Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Fairbanks, AK
2007-2008, Environmental Consultant, Fairbanks, AK
2005-2006, Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Earth Science, UCSB
2005, Research Intern, Cascades Volcano Observatory, United States Geological Survey (USGS), Vancouver, WA

Selected Professional Activities

2019, Principal Investigator, STATEMAP, Geologic mapping of the Big Bend area, central North Slope, Alaska
2018-present, Board of Directors, Alaska Geological Society
2017, 2018, Invited Speaker, University of Alaska Fairbanks and Alaska Geological Society: Sequence-stratigraphic framework of the Middle Jurassic Chinitna Formation, Cook Inlet forearc basin, south-central Alaska (doi:10.14509/30031)
2016, Volume Editor: Petroleum-related geologic studies in lower Cook Inlet during 2015, Iniskin-Tuxedni region, south-central Alaska (doi:10.14509/29532)
2015, Invited Speaker, Alaska Geological Society and University of Alaska Fairbanks: Sequence stratigraphic framework of the Upper Jurassic Naknek Formation, Cook Inlet forearc basin, south-central Alaska (doi:10.14509/29551)
2015, Theme Session Co-Chair: Tectonics, Sedimentation, and Energy Resource Potential of the Northern Cordillera, Geological Society of America Cordilleran Section annual meeting
2014-2016, Chairperson, Field Operations Safety Committee, DGGS
2012-2014, Board of Directors, Alaska Geological Society

2017, Young Professional Distinguished Service Award, Pacific Section-American Association of Petroleum Geologists
2015, Geologist at Work! Award, DGGS
2014, Gold Pencil Award to Herriott and others (doi:10.14509/27261), DGGS
2006, Lloyd and Mary Edwards Field Studies Fellowship, Department of Earth Science, UCSB
2005, Outstanding Senior Award, Department of Earth Science, UCSB
2005, Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, Department of Earth Science, UCSB
2005, John Woolley Scholarship, Coast Geological Society
2005, Awardee, USGS-NAGT research internship
2004, Nominee, USGS-National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) research internship
2004, Robert M. Norris Prize in Field Geology, Department of Geological Sciences, UCSB

Selected Publications

Selected Presentations

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