Earth and Ocean Sciences

Dr. Todd LaMaskin

Associate Professor of Geology

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Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5944
Tel: 910 962-2655; Fax: 910 962-7077
email:,Personal Webpage

Sedimentary Geology, Tectonics

Ph.D., 2009, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
M.S., 1995, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
B.S., 1992, Radford University, Radford, Virginia

310 General Petrology; 312 Sedimentary Petrology; 431 Stratigraphy; 480/590 Petrographic techniques

Research Interests:
Dr. LaMaskin uses the stratigraphic record to better understand how and why major earth systems change over time. As a stratigrapher and sedimentologist, he investigates the timing and controls on both climatic and tectonic events at basinal, regional, and continental scales. His active research integrates basin stratigraphy and provenance data to constrain long-term variability associated with lithospheric-scale processes, including the evolution of magmatic systems and plate-boundary fault zones. This field-based research has led to additional laboratory interests in isotopic standard calibration, statistical methods for geological data collection and analysis, and the use of geo-referenced data (GIS and Google Earth) in the communication of environmental data.