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Faculty Image Graham R. Thompson
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Email: graham.thompson@umontana.edu

 

Research Interests:

Sedimentary basin analysis, with emphasis on clay mineral reactions during burial and petroleum generation; functional interactions between clay diagenesis and petroleum generation.

Education:

B.S., Bates College, l962, Geology
M.A., Dartmouth College, l965, Geology-Geochemistry/Petrology
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, l97l, Geochemistry/Clay Mineralogy/Petrology

Professional Experience:

Research Geologist, Laboratoire de Petrographie, Sorbonne, Paris, March-June, l968
Member: Geological Society of America, Clay Minerals Society, American Alpine Club

Other Publications:

Selected Books and Articles:

Earth Science and the Environment, Fourth Edition, Graham R. Thompson and Jonathan Turk, Brooks-Cole Publishing, Belmont CA, 2006.

Modern Physical Geology, 2nd Edition, Graham R. Thompson and Jonathan Turk, Saunders College Publishing - Harcourt Brace, Philadelphia, PA, 520 pp, 1997

Environmental Geoscience, Jonathan Turk and Graham R. Thompson. Saunders College Publishing - Harcourt Brace, Philadelphia, PA, 622 pp, 1995

The Earth: Past and Present, Graham R. Thompson, Jonathan Turk, and Harold L. Levin, Saunders College Publishing - Harcourt Brace, Philadelphia, PA, 455 pp, 1994

Essentials of Modern Geology, Graham R. Thompson and Jonathan Turk, Saunders College Publishing - Harcourt Brace, Philadelphia, PA, 407 pp, 1994

Earth Science and the Environment, Graham R. Thompson and Jonathan Turk, Saunders College Publishing - Harcourt Brace, Philadelphia, PA, 650 pp, 1992

McCarty, D.K. and Thompson, G.R., 1991, Burial diagenesis in two Montana Tertiary basins, Clays and Clay Minerals, v. 39, No.3, pp 293-305

Walker, J.R. and Thompson, G.R., 1990, Structural variations in chlorite and illite in a diagenetic sequence from the Imperial Valley, California, Clays and Clay Minerals, v. 38, No. 1, pp 25- 31

Jennings, S. and Thompson, G.R., 1986, Diagenesis of Plio-Pleistocene sediments of the Colorado River Delta, southern California, Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, v. 56, No. 1