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Magdalena Ellis Curry

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Magdalena Ellis Curry

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Assistant Professor of Tectonics, Basins, and Surface Processes

Ph.D. 2015, Geological Sciences, University of North Carolina
M.S. 2009, Geological Sciences, University of Texas
B.A. 2007, Geology, Ohio Wesleyan University

Office: 336-C SR1
macurry@uh.edu

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Research interests and projects:

I am interested in the evolution of mountain landscapes and associated basins. My research combines numerical modeling, field work, structural geology, basin and geomorphic analyses, and geochronologic techniques to understand tectonic systems. I have a number of projects in the works and am looking for students. Please contact me if you are a prospective student!

Publications

Papers (Published, peer-reviewed journals)

  • Curry, M.A.E., van der Beek, P., Huismans, R.S., Wolf, S.G., Muñoz, J. A. Evolving lithospheric flexure and paleotopography of the Pyrenean Orogen from 3D flexural modeling and basin analysis, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 515, p. 26-37, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2019.03.009.
  • Curry, M.A.E., Peel, F., Hudec, M., Norton, I., 2018, Extensional models for the development of passive-margin salt basins, with application to the Gulf of Mexico, Basin Research, doi: 10.1111/bre.12299.
  • Curry, M.A.E., Barnes, J.B., Colgan, J.P., 2016, Testing fault growth models with low-temperature thermochronology in the northwest Basin and Range, USA. Tectonics, v. 35, p. 2467-2492. doi:10.1002/2016TC004211.
  • Ellis, M.A. and Barnes, J.B. 2015. A global perspective on the topographic response to fault growth. Geosphere, v. 11, p. 1008-1023. doi: 10.1130/GES01156.1
  • Ellis, M.A., Barnes, J.B., Colgan, J.P. 2014. Geomorphic evidence for renewed Plio-Quaternary faulting in the northwest Basin and Range. Lithosphere, v. 7, p. 59-72, doi: 10.1130/L401.1.
  • Laubach, S.; P. Eichhubl; P. Hargrove; Ellis, M.A.; Hooker, J. 2014. Fault core and damage zone fracture attributes vary along strike owing to interaction of fracture growth, quartz accumulation, and differing sandstone composition. Journal of Structural Geology, v. 68, Part A, 207-226. doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2014.08.007.
  • Ellis, M.A.; S. E. Laubach; P. Eichhubl; J. E. Olson; P. Hargrove. 2012. Fracture development and diagenesis of Torridon Group Applecross Formation, near An Teallach, NW Scotland: millennia of brittle deformation resilience? Journal of the Geological Society, v. 169, 297-310. doi: 10.1144/0016-76492011-086.

Papers (In prep)

  • Curry, M.A.E., Hudec, M., Fernandez, N., Peel, F., Duffy, O., Norton, I., Snedden, J. Structural restorations of the conjugate U.S.A. – Mexico Gulf of Mexico margin.
  • Curry, M.A.E., van der Beek, P., Huismans, R., Wolf, S., Muñoz, J. A. Late-orogenic evolution of exhumation and topography of the Pyrenees Mountains from orogen-scale thermo-kinematic modeling.

Abstracts:

  • Curry, M.A.E., van der Beek, P., Huismans, R.S., Wolf, S.G., Muñoz, J. A. 2018. Spatio-temporal evolution of exhumation of the Pyrenees Mountains. AGU Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
  • Curry, M.A.E., Barnes, J.B., Colgan, J.P. 2018. Testing fault growth models with low-temperature thermochronology in the northwest Basin and Range. Thermo Conference, Quedlinburg, Germany.
  • Curry, M.A.E., van der Beek, P., Huismans, R.S., Wolf, S.G., Muñoz, J. A. 2018. Evolving lithospheric flexure and paleotopography of the Pyrenean Orogen from 3D flexural modeling and basin analysis. EGU General Assembly. Vienna, Austria.
  • Curry, M.A.E., van der Beek, P., Huismans, R.S., Muñoz, J. A. 2017. Evolving lithospheric flexure and paleotopography of the Pyrenean Orogen from 3D flexural modeling and basin analysis. AGU Annual Meeting, New Orleans, U.S.A.
  • Curry, M.A.E., Barnes, J.B., Colgan, J.P. 2017. Testing fault growth models with low-temperature thermochronology in the northwest Basin and Range. EGU General Assembly. Vienna, Austria.
  • Curry, M.A.E., Peel, F., Hudec, M., Norton, I. 2016. Extensional models for the Gulf of Mexico. AGL Annual Meeting. Austin, TX. Talk no. 35-16.
  • Curry, M.A.E., Hudec, M., Peel, F., Snedden, J. 2016. Regional structural restorations in the NE Gulf of Mexico. AGL Annual Meeting. Austin, TX. Talk no. 35-17.
  • Ellis, M.A., Hudec, M., Snedden, J. 2015. Basement uplift of the northern Gulf of Mexico coast: timing and implications. AGL Annual Meeting. Austin, TX. Talk no. 34-21.
  • Ellis, M.A., Hudec, M., Norton, I., Snedden, J. 2015. Gulf of Mexico basin structural restoration project: status report. AGL Annual Meeting. Austin, TX. Talk no. 34-22.
  • Ellis, M.A., Barnes, J.B., and Colgan, J.P. 2014. Testing fault growth models with low-temperature thermochronology in northwest Nevada. GSA annual conference, Vancouver, BC.
  • Ellis, M.A., Barnes, J.B., and Colgan, J.P. 2013. Geomorphic evidence for renewed Plio-Quaternary faulting in the northwest Basin and Range, T31D-2544, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 9-13 December.
  • Ellis, M.A. and Barnes, J.B. 2012. Scales of topographic growth associated with active faulting, T21E-2621, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2-7 December.
  • Ellis, M.A., Laubach, S., Eichhubl, P., Olson, JE, Hargrove, P. 2012. Fracture development and diagenesis of the Torridon Group Applecross Formation, near An Teallach, NW Scotland: Millenia of brittle deformation resilience? (abs.) in GSA Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 44.
  • Laubach, S.E., M. Ellis, P. Hargrove, P. Eichhubl. 2010. Fracturing, cementation and feedback in a small-offset oblique slip fault in sandstone (abs.) in Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts.
  • Ellis, M.A., Hargrove, P., Laubach, S. E. 2009. Fracture pattern development in the Applecross Formation (Torridonian) sandstones south of Ullapool, NW Scotland (abs.), in TSG 2009: Tectonic Studies Group Annual Meeting Programme Abstract Volume, Staffordshire, UK, January 5–8, p. 31.
  • Hargrove, P., Ellis, M.A., Laubach, S. E. 2009. Fault-related fracture pattern evolution and distribution in Cambrian Eriboll Formation sandstones: Northwest Highlands, Scotland (abs.), in TSG 2009: Tectonic Studies Group Annual Meeting Programme Abstract Volume, Staffordshire, UK, January 5–8, p. 32.
  • Laubach, S.E., Ellis, M., Hargrove, P., Eichhubl, P. 2009. Fracturing, cementation and feedback in a small-offset oblique slip fault in sandstone: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, vol. 74, no. 11, Supplement 1, p. A656.