Phone: (406) 243-5278
Office: CHCB 359
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.
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
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
Field of Study
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.
I am currently a member of the Geological Society of American and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.
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 Geoscientist, Arco Oil and Gas Co., Midland, TX. Conducted regional subsurface mapping study of Pennsylvanian-Permian Minnelusa Formation within the Powder River Basin, Wyoming.
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.
field work, fishing, gardening, hiking