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Marc Hendrix, Professor of Geology

Office
Location: CHCB 359

Contact
Phone: (406) 243-5278
Fax: (406) 243-4028
Email: marc.hendrix@umontana.edu


Description

My students and I study the sedimentary record of Earth with a focus on understanding the records of tectonics and paleoclimate and applying that information to better predict the nature and distribution of energy resources.

Education

Ph.D. in Applied Earth Sciences, 1992, Stanford University

M.S. in Geology and Geophysics, 1987, University of Wisconsin-Madison

B.A. in Geology, 1985, Wittenberg University

Hobbies

field work, fishing, gardening, hiking

Professional Experience

1991                      Summer Professional Geologist, Arco Alaska, Inc., Anchorage, AK.  Integrated over 40 years worth of surface outcrop and subsurface well data of Cretaceous strata within the central North Slope in preparation for three upcoming lease sales.

 

1989                      Summer Professional Geologist,  BP-America, Houston, TX.  Evaluated controls on porosity, permeability, and production within Lower Permian Council Grove Group shallow gas plays, Oklahoma Panhandle.

 

1987                      Summer Professional GeoscientistArco Oil and Gas Co., Midland, TX.  Conducted regional subsurface mapping study of Pennsylvanian-Permian Minnelusa Formation within the Powder River Basin, Wyoming.

Selected Publications

Hendrix, M.S., 2011, Geology Underfoot in Yellowstone Country: Mountain Press, Missoula, MT, 302 p.

Hofmann, M.H. and Hendrix, M.S., 2010, Depositional processes associated with deglaciation of the Cordilleran Ice Sheet: the sedimentary record from Flathead Lake, northwest Montana, USA: Sedimentary Geology, v. 223, p. 61-74.

Portner, R.A., Hendrix, M.S., Stalker, J.C., Miggins, D.P., Sheriff, S.D., 2011, Sedimentary response to orogenic exhumation in the northern Rocky Mountain Basin and Range province, Flint Creek basin, west-central Montana, Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 48, p. 1131-1153.

Field of Study

sedimentary geology

International Experience

From 1988 to 1999, I conducted field work annually in western China and Mongolia.  More recently, I have directed a collaborative B.S. degree program among The University of Montana, Potsdam University (Germany) and University College Cork (Ireland).  This program includes a dual B.S. degree in International Field Geosciences between UM and Potsdam University and a joint B.S. degree between UM and University College Cork.

Courses

I teach or co-teach the following courses:

 

GEO442 - Architecture of sedimentary deposits

GEO443 - Sedimentary Petrology

GEO231 - Geoscience field methods

GEO326 - Sedimentary Geology spring break trip

GEO528 - Sedimentary basin analysis

GEO429 - Field Geology

Publications

 

Almquist, H., Stanley, G., Blank, L., Hendrix, M., Rosenblatt, M, Hanfling, S., and Crews, J., 2011, An integrated field-based approach to building teachers geoscience skills: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 59, p. 31-40.

 

Carroll, A. R., Stephens, N. P., Hendrix, M. S., and Glenn, C. R., 1998, Eolian-derived siltstone in the Upper Permian Phosphoria Formation: Implications for Marine Upwelling: Geology, v. 26, no. 11, p. 1023-1026.

 

Carroll, A.R., Graham, S. A., Xiao, X., Hendrix, M. S., Chu, J., and McKnight, C.L., 1990, Junggar Basin, northwest China:  trapped late Paleozoic ocean:  Tectonophysics, v. 181, p.1-14.

 

Carroll, A.R., Graham, S.A., Hendrix, M.S., Ying, D., and Zhou, D., 1995, Late Paleozoic tectonic amalgamation of Northwestern China:  Sedimentary record of the northern Tarim, northwestern Turpan, and southern Junggar basins:  Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 107, no. 5, p. 571-594.

 

Dumitru, T. A., Zhou, D., Chang, E., Graham, S. A., Hendrix, M. S., Sobel, E. R., and Carroll, A. R., 2001, Uplift, exhumation, and deformation in the Chinese Tian Shan IN Hendrix, M. S., and Davis, G. A. (eds.) Paleozoic and Mesozoic tectonic evolution of central and eastern Asia -- from continental assembly to intracontinental deformation: Geological Society of America Memoir 194, p. 71-100.

 

Dumitru, T. A., and Hendrix, M. S., 2001, Kilometer-scale Jurassic unroofing in southern Mongolia - signature of intracontinental deformation during the Mesozoic assembling of central Asia IN Hendrix, M. S., and Davis, G. A. (eds.) Paleozoic and Mesozoic tectonic evolution of central and eastern Asia -- from continental assembly to intracontinental deformation: Geological Society of America Memoir 194, p. 215-230.

 

Feeney, C.M., Ryan, C.B., O’Connell, M., and Hendrix, M.S., 2009, Geologic map of the Rock Creek 7.5’ quadrangle, Powell County, Montana: Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology EDMAP Series publication 2.

 

Graham, S. A., Hendrix, M. S., Barsbold, R., Badamgarav, D., Sjostrom, D., Kirschner, W., and McIntosh, J. S., 1997, Stratigraphic occurrence, paleoenvironment, and description of the oldest known dinosaur (Late Jurassic) from Mongolia: Palaios, v. 12, no. 3, p. 292-297.

 

Graham, S. A., Hendrix, M. S., Wang, L. B., and Carroll, A. R., 1993, Collisional successor basins of western China:  Impact of tectonic inheritance on sand composition:  Geological Society of American Bulletin, v. 105, p. 323-344.

 

Graham, S.A., Brassell, S., Carroll, A. R., McKnight, C. L., Chu, J., Hendrix, M. S., Xiao, X., Demaison, C., and Liang, Y., 1990, Characteristics of selected petroleum source rocks, Xianjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, northwest China:  Am. Assoc. Petrol. Geol. Bull., v. 74, no. 4, p.493-512.

 

Graham, S.A., Hendrix, M.S., Johnson, C.L., Badamgarav, D., Badarch, G., Amory, J., Porter, M., Barsbold, R., Webb, L.E., and Hacker, B., 2001, Sedimentary record and tectonic implications of Mesozoic rifting in southeast Mongolia: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 113; no. 12; p. 1560-1579.

 

Greene, T. Carroll, A.R., Hendrix, M.S., Cheng, K., and Zheng, X.M., 2000, Sedimentology and paleogeography of the Middle Jurassic Qiketai Formation, Turpan-Hami basin, Northwest China IN Glerlowski-Kordesch, E.H. and Kelts, D.R., (eds.), Lake basins through space and time: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Studies in Geology 46, p. 141-152.

 

Greene, T. J., Hendrix, M. S., Carroll, A. R., and Graham, S. A., 2001, Sedimentary record of intra-Mesozoic deformation and Middle to Late Triassic inception of the Turpan-Hami basin, northwest  China IN Hendrix, M. S., and Davis, G. A. (eds.) Paleozoic and Mesozoic tectonic evolution of central and eastern Asia -- from continental assembly to intracontinental deformation: Geological Society of America Memoir 194, p. 317-340.

 

Hendrix, M.S., 2009, ’Continental Sediments’ IN Gornitz, V. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments: Springer-Verlag., p. 192-197.

 

Hendrix, M.S., 2000, Evolution of Mesozoic sandstone compositions, southern Junggar, northern Tarim, and western Turpan basins, northwest China: a detrital record of the ancestral Tian Shan: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 70, no. 3, p. 520-532.

 

Hendrix, M. S., and Brassell, S. C., 1993, Sources of organic matter in widespread Jurassic coal deposits from northwest China:  geochemical comparisons of samples from the Junggar, Tarim, and Turpan basins:  Extended abstracts volume from 16th International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry, Stavanger, Norway, p. 349-352.

 

Hendrix, M. S., and Byers, C. W., 2000, Stratigraphy and sedimentology of Permian strata, Uinta Mountains, Utah:  allostratigraphic controls on the accumulation of economic phosphate IN Glenn, C. L., (ed.) Marine Authigenesis: from Global to Microbial: SEPM Special Publication No. 66, p. 349-367.

 

Hendrix, M. S., Beck, M. A., Badarch, G., and Graham, S. A., 2001, Triassic synorogenic sedimentation in southern Mongolia:  early effects of intracontinental deformation, IN Hendrix, M. S., and Davis, G. A. (eds.) Paleozoic and Mesozoic tectonic evolution of central and eastern Asia -- from continental assembly to intracontinental deformation: Geological Society of America Memoir 194, p. 389-412.

 

Hendrix, M. S., Graham, S. A., Amory, J. Y., and Badarch, G., 1996, Noyon Uul (King Mountain) Syncline, southern Mongolia: Early Mesozoic sedimentary record of the tectonic amalgamation of central Asia: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 108, no. 10, p. 1256-1274.

 

Hendrix, M. S., Graham, S. A., Carroll, A. R., Sobel, E. R., McKnight, C. L., Schulein, B. J., and Wang, Z., 1992, Sedimentary record and climatic implications of recurrent deformation in the Tian Shan:  Evidence from Mesozoic strata of the north Tarim, south Junggar, and Turpan basins, northwest China:  Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 104, p. 53-79.

 

Hendrix, M. S., 2001, Preface IN Hendrix, M. S., and Davis, G. A. (eds.) Paleozoic and Mesozoic tectonic evolution of central and eastern Asia -- from continental assembly to intracontinental deformation: Geological Society of America Memoir 194, p. v-vi.

 

Hendrix, M.S., and Davis, G.A., (eds.), 2001, Paleozoic and Mesozoic tectonic evolution of central Asia -- from continental assembly to intracontinental deformation: Geological Society of America Special Paper 194 (contains 19 individual manuscripts).

 

Hendrix, M.S., Brassell, S.C., Carroll, A.R., and Graham, S.A., 1995, Sedimentology, organic geochemistry, and petroleum potential of Jurassic coal measures: Tarim, Junggar, and Turpan basins, northwest China:  American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 79, no. 7,  p. 929-959.

 

Hendrix, M.S., Dumitru, T.A., and Graham, S.A., 1994, Late Oligocene-early Miocene unroofing in the Chinese Tian Shan:  an early effect of the India-Asia collision: Geology, v. 22, p. 487-490.

 

Hofmann, M.H. and Hendrix, M.S., 2010, Depositional processes associated with deglaciation of the Cordilleran Ice Sheet: the sedimentary record from Flathead Lake, northwest Montana, USA: Sedimentary Geology, v. 223, p. 61-74.

 

Hofmann, M. H. and Hendrix, M. S., 2004, Geologic Map of parts of the Arlee, St. Ignatius, Gold Creek, and St. Mary’s Lake 7.5’ Quadrangles, Northwest Montana. Open-File Report 497. Butte, Montana, Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology.

 

Hofmann, M.H., and Hendrix. M.S., 2004, Geologic map of the East Bay 7.5’ Quadrangle, Northwest Montana: Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology Open File 496.

 

Hofmann, M. H., Hendrix, M.S., Sperazza, M, and Moore, J.N., 2006, "Late Pleistocene and Holocene depositional history of sediments in Flathead Lake, Montana: evidence from high-resolution seismic reflection interpretation." Sedimentary Geology 184(1-2): 111-131.

 

Hofmann, M. H., Hendrix, M.S., Sperazza, M., and Moore, J.N., 2006, "Neotectonic evolution and fault geometry change along a major extensional fault system in the Mission and Flathead Valleys, NW Montana." Structural Geology 28(7): 1244-1260.

 

Johnson, C.J., Greene, T., Zinniker, D., Carroll A. R., and Hendrix, M.S., 2003, Geochemical characteristics and correlation of oils and lacustrine source rocks from Mongolia: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin: v. 87; no. 5, p. 817-846

 

Johnson, C., Webb, L., Graham, S. A., Hendrix, M.S., and Badarch, G., 2001, Sedimentary and structural records of late Mesozoic high-strain extension and strain partitioning, East Gobi basin, southern Mongolia IN Hendrix, M. S., and Davis, G. A. (eds.) Paleozoic and Mesozoic tectonic evolution of central and eastern Asia -- from continental assembly to intracontinental deformation: Geological Society of America Memoir 194, p. 413-434.

 

Keller, A. M. K., and Hendrix, M. S., 1997, Paleoclimatologic analysis of a Late Jurassic petrified forest, southeastern Mongolia: Palaios, v. 12, no. 3, p. 282-191.

 

McKnight, C. L., Carroll, A. R., Chu, J., Hendrix, M. S., Graham, S. A., and Lyon, R. J. P., 1989, Stratigraphy and structure of the Kalpin uplift, Tarim basin, northwest China: Proceedings of the Seventh Thematic Conference on Remote Sensing for Exploration Geology, Environmental Research of Michigan, p. 1085-1096.

 

Murray, C. J., Lowe, D. R., Graham, S. A., Martinez, P. A., Zeng, J., Carroll, A. R., Cox, R., Hendrix, M., Heubeck, C., Miller, D., Moxon, I. W., Sobel, E., Wendebourg, J., and Williams, T., Analysis of bed thickness and grain size patterns in a turbidite section from the Great Valley Sequence, Cache Creek, northern California, Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, v. 66, no. 7, p. 900-908.

 

Portner, R. and Hendrix, M.S., 2005, Preliminary geologic map of the eastern Flint Creek Basin west-central Montana: Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-file report 521.

 

Portner, R.A., Hendrix, M.S., Stalker, J.C., Miggins, D.P., Sheriff, S.D., 2011, Sedimentary response to orogenic exhumation in the northern Rocky Mountain Basin and Range province, Flint Creek basin, west-central Montana, Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 48, p. 1131-1153.

 

Roberts, E. M., and Hendrix, M. S., 2000, Taphonomy of a petrified forest in the Two Medicine Formation (Campanian), northwest Montana: implications for palinspastic restoration of the Boulder Batholith and Elkhorn Mountains Volcanics: Palaios, v. 15, p. 476-482.

 

Sears, J.W., and Hendrix, M.S., 2004, Lewis and Clark line and the rotational origin of the Alberta and Helena salients, North American Cordillera: Geological Society of America Special Paper 283, p. 173-186.

 

Sears, J.W., Hendrix, M. S., Waddell, A. Webb, B., Nixon, B., King, T., Roberts, E., and Lerman, R., 2000, Structural and stratigraphic evolution of the Rocky Mountain foreland basin in central-western Montana: GSA-RMS field trip guide, p. 131-155.

 

Sjostrom, D. J., Hendrix, M.S., Badamgarav, D., Graham, S. A., and Nelson, B. K., 2001, Non-marine record of intracontinental deformation in Central Asia: Sedimentology, Provenance, and Tectonic Setting of Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous strata, Western Mongolia, IN Hendrix, M. S., and Davis, G. A. (eds.) Paleozoic and Mesozoic tectonic evolution of central and eastern Asia -- from continental assembly to intracontinental deformation: Geological Society of America Memoir 194, p. 361-388.

 

Skudder III, P.A., and Hendrix, M.S., 2010, Surface geologic map of the confluence of the Swan and Flathead Valleys, western Montana: Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology EDMAP Series Publication 3.

 

Sperazza, M., Moore, J.N., and Hendrix, M.S., 2004, High resolution particle size analysis of naturally-occurring very fine-grained sediment through laser diffractometry: Journal of Sedimentary Research: v. 74; no. 5, p. 736-743

 

Webb, L.E., Graham, S. A., Johnson, C. L., Badarch, G., and Hendrix, M. S., 1999, Occurrence, age, and implications of the Yagan–Onch Hayrhan metamorphic core complex, southern Mongolia: Geology, v. 27, p. 143-146.