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Sharon Bywater-Reyes

Sharon Bywater-Reyes

Education

Ph.D. Candidate Geosciences

Department of Geosciences

University of Montana, Missoula, Montana

Expected Degree Completion Spring 2015

G.P.A. 3.95/4.00

Adviser: Dr. Andrew Wilcox

 

M.S. Geology                                            

Department of Geology and Geophysics

University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming

Degree Completed Fall 2009

G.P.A. 4.00/4.00

Adviser: Dr. Barbara Carrapa

 

B.S. Geology

Department of Geology

Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon

Degree Completed Summer 2007

Summa cum laude

G.P.A. 3.98/4.00

 

B.A. German

Department of Foreign Languages and Literature

Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon

Degree Completed Summer 2007

Summa cum laude

            G.P.A. 3.98/4.00

Field of Study

Fluvial geomorphology

Selected Publications

 

Publications

Schoenbohm, L.M., B. Carrapa, H.M. McPherson, J.R. Pratt, S. Bwater-Reyes, and E. Mortimer, 2015, Climate and tectonics along the southern margin of the Puna Plateau, NW Argentina: Origin of the late Cenozoic Punaschotter conglomerates in DeCelles, P.G., M.N. Ducea, B. Carrapa, and P.A. Kapp, eds., Geodynamics of a Cordilleran Orogenic System: The Central Andes of Argentina and Northern Chile: Geological Society of America Memoir 212, p. 251–260.

Carrapa, B., K.W. Huntington, M. Clementz, J. Quade, S. Bywater-Reyes, L.M. Schoenbohm, and R.R. Canavan, 2014, Uplift of the Central Andes of NW Argentina associated with upper crustal shortening, revealed by multiproxy isotopic analyses: Tectonics, Vol. 33, No. 6, p. 1039–1054.

Carrapa, B., S. Bywater-Reyes, R. Salipour, E.R. Sobel, L.M. Schoenbohm, P.G. DeCelles, P.W. Reiners and D. Stockli, 2013, The effect of inherited paleotopography on exhumation of the Central Andes of NW Argentina: GSA Bulletin, Vol. 126, No. 1/2, p. 66–77.

B. Carrapa, S. Bywater-Reyes, E. Mortimer, P.G. DeCelles, J. Trimble and G. Gehrels, 2011, Late Eocene–Pliocene basin evolution in the Eastern Cordillera of northwestern Argentina (25°–26°S): regional implications for Andean orogenic wedge development: Basin Research, Vol. 23, p. 1-20.

Bywater-Reyes, S., B. Carrapa, L. Schoenbohm and M. Clementz, 2010, Effect of late Cenozoic aridification on sedimentation in the Eastern Cordillera of NW Argentina (Angastaco Basin): Geology, Vol. 38, No. 3, p. 235–238.

Thyne, G.D., M. Tomasso, S.V. Bywater-Reyes, D.A. Budd and B.M. Reyes, 2010, Characterization of porosity and permeability for CO2 sequestration models in the Mississippian Madison Group, Moxa Arch–LaBarge Platform, southwestern: Wyoming Rocky Mountain Geology, Vol. 45, No. 2, p. 133-150.

Abstracts

Bywater-Reyes, S., A.C. Wilcox, J. Stella, L. Kui and A. Lightbody, 2014, Flow and sediment transport constraints on uprooting thresholds for pioneer woody seedlings: 2014 Northwest Scientific Association/Plum Creek Lecture Series conference.

Bywater-Reyes, S., A.C. Wilcox, R. Manners, A. Lightbody and J.C. Stella, 2014, Flow steering and river engineering of woody riparian trees quantified with ground-based LiDAR: 2014 Geological Society of America Joint Rocky Mountain/Cordilleran Section Meeting, Vol. 46, No. 5.

Bywater-Reyes, S., A.C. Wilcox, R. Manners and A. Lightbody, 2013, Ground-based LiDAR to investigate landscape engineering by woody riparian trees: American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting 2013, EP43A.

Bywater-Reyes, Sharon, A.C. Wilcox, A. Lightbody, K. Skorko and J.C. Stella, 2012, Uprooting force balance for pioneer woody plants: A quantification of the relative contribution of above- and below-ground plant architecture to uprooting susceptibility: American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting 2012, EP41A-0768.

Bywater-Reyes, S., A. Wilcox, J. Stella and W. Woessner, 2012, Scour susceptibility of Black Cottonwood on the Bitterroot River, Montana: Insights for successful restoration of riparian areas: American Water Resource Association Montana Section Annual Meeting, 2012.

Bywater-Reyes, S.V., B. Carrapa, L. Schoenbohm and M. Clementz, 2010, The effect of Late Cenozoic aridification on sedimentation in the Eastern Cordillera of NW Argentina (Angastaco Basin): Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 41, No. 7, p. 522.

Bywater-Reyes, S.V., B. Carrapa and E. Mortimer, 2010, Basin analysis of an evolving foreland basin in the Eastern Cordillera (Angastaco Basin, NW Argentina): Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 41, No. 7, p. 657.

Bywater, S., B. Carrapa, E. Mortimer, M. Clementz, L. Schoenbohm and L. Vietti, 2009, Tectono-climate evolution of the Eastern Cordillera (NW Argentina) in the Miocene and Pliocene via a multidisciplinary study of the Angastaco Basin: Annual AAPG Convention, Abstracts 2009, Abstract # 1009368.

Bywater, S.V., J. Trimble, B. Carrapa and D.F. Stockli, 2008, Exhumation of the southern Puna Plateau margin revealed through apatite (U-Th)/He thermochronology: Implications for the evolution of the Central Andean Plateau: FT 2008 – The 11th International Conference on Thermochronometry.

Bywater, S.V. and W.S. Elliott, 2007, Petrographic analysis of sandstone concretions in the Upper Cretaceous Hornbrook Formation, Siskiyou County: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 39, No. 6, p. 628.

Honors

  • EPA STAR Graduate Fellowship, 2012 – 2015
  • Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division (GSA) J. Hoover Mackin Research Award, 2012
  • AWRA Montana 1st Place Poster Award 2012 Annual Conference, 2012
  • Bertha Morton Scholar (University of Montana), 2012
  • Outstanding Masters Student, Department of Geology and Geophysics (University of Wyoming), 2009
  • Colorado Scientific Society Student Night 2nd Place Speaker, 2008
  • Association for Women Geoscientists Outstanding Geoscience Student Award (University of Wyoming), 2008
  • Outstanding Female Graduate (Southern Oregon University Dankook Award), 2007
  • Distinguished Student Research Award (Southern Oregon University), 2007
  • American Association of University Women Outstanding Graduate (Southern Oregon University), 2007
  • Outstanding Senior in Geology (Southern Oregon University), 2007
  • Outstanding Junior in Geology (Southern Oregon University), 2006
  • Outstanding Mineralogy Student (Southern Oregon University), 2005
  • Outstanding Upper Division German Student (Southern Oregon University), 2004

Languages

English and German

Hobbies

Running, telemark skiing, hiking, quilting, vegan baking