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Miles A. Henderson

Assistant Professor of Sedimentology
Department of Geosciences
Office
Geosciences Room 108

 

Geology Program

Department of Geosciences

Dr. Miles Henderson is an Assistant Professor of Geology at UT Permian Basin. He earned his Ph.D. in Geology in 2018 from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville working on reconstructing oceanographic events from Middle Ordovician carbonates and black shale. He previously worked as a geologist in environmental consulting after earning his M.S. in Geology in 2008 at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville working on the biogenicity of the Precambrian macrofossil Grypania spiralis. He completed a B.S. Geology at the University of Georgia in 2008.

Curriculum Vitae: Link to PDF

Teaching

UNDERGRADUATE

  • Physical Geology
  • Historical Geology
  • Mineralogy
  • Sedimentology
  • Sequence Stratigraphy

GRADUATE

  • Carbonate Petrology, Petrography, and Diagenesis
  • Carbonate Depositional Systems
  • Clastic Petrology, Petrography, and Diagenesis
  • Clastic Depositional Systems
  • Sequence Stratigraphy
  • Introduction to Basin Analysis
  • Oceanography 

Research Interests

Dr. Henderson is interested in understanding the relationship between geochemical changes recorded in carbonate systems and black shale and the coevolution of life and environments through time. More specifically, he is interested in applying redox multi-proxy methods to understanding redox condition in Early Paleozoic basins and reconstructing patterns. His research utilizes standard petrographic techniques, XRF, XRD, and isotopic measurements of outcrop or core-based samples for assessing primary and diagenetic signatures recorded in the sedimentary record.

Selected Publications

Serra F., Feltes, N.A., Henderson, M.A., Ortega, G., Albanesi, G.L. (submitted). Darriwilian (Middle Ordovician) conodonts and graptolites from the Cerro La Chilca section, Central Precordillera of San Juan Province, Argentina.

Gilleaudeau, G.J., Sahoo, S.K., Kah, L.C., Henderson, M.A., and Kaufman, A.J. 2018. Proterozoic carbonates of the Vindhyan Basin, India: chemostratigraphy and diagenesis. Gondwana Research. v. 57, p. 10-25.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gr.2018.01.003

Henderson, M.A., Serra, F., Feltes, N., Albanesi, G.L., and Kah, L.C. 2018. Paired isotope records of carbonate and organic matter from the Middle Ordovician of Argentina: Intrabasinal variation and effects of the marine chemocline. Paleogeography, Paleoclimatology, and Paleoecology, v. 490, p. 107-130. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2017.10.018

Serra, F., Feltes, N., Henderson, M.A., and Albanesi, G.L. 2017. Darriwilian (Middle Ordovician)

conodont biofacies from the Central Precordillera of Argentina, Marine Micropaleontology, v. 130, p. 15-28. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marmicro.2016.12.002

Kah, L.C., Thompson, C.K., Henderson, M.A., and Zhan, R. 2016. Behavior of marine sulfur in the Ordovician. Paleogeography, Paleoclimatology, Paleoecology, v. 458, p. 133-153.

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.12.028

Recent Presentations

Henderson, M.A., Szynkiewicz, A., Gomez, F.J., and Kah, L.C. 2018. Paired sulfur isotope values from the Middle Ordovician of Argentina: New constraints for a dual-reservoir model for sulfur cycling. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. 50. (6). DOI: 10.1130/abs/2018AM-318331

Henderson, M.A., Kah, L.C., Albanesi, G.L., Feltes, N.A., Serra, F. Polyak, V.J., and Asmerom, Y. 2017. 87Sr/86Sr and εNd stratigraphy of Middle Ordovician carbonate sediments in Argentina: A potential link between biogeochemical and physiochemical changes in ocean chemistry. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. 49 (6). DOI: 10.1130/abs/2017AM-297832

Henderson, M.A., and Kah, L.C. 2016. Sulfur-cycling in the Darriwilian (Middle-Ordovician) of Argentina: Implications for ocean circulation and the redox evolution of the Ordovician ocean. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 48 (7).

Bales, R.D., Henderson, M.A., and Kah, L.C. 2016. Constraining diagenetic alteration of Middle Ordovician (Darriwilian) limestone from the Argentine Precordillera: Implications for primary seawater signatures. GSA Southeastern Section Meeting, 65th Annual Meeting.

Henderson, M.A., and Kah, L.C. 2015. Paired carbon isotopic records of carbonate and organic matter, Middle Ordovician (Darriwilian) of Argentina: Implications for global climate change. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 47 (7), 641.

Kah, L.C., Thompson, C.K. and Henderson, M. 2014. Behavior of marine sulfur in the Ordovician. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 46 (6), 625.

Gilleaudeau, G.J., Sahoo, S.K., Kah, L.C., Henderson, M.A., Frei, R., and Kaufman, A.J. 2014. Integrated Chemostratigraphy of Upper Vindhyan sequence carbonates, Central India, Implications for depositional age and global correlations. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 46 (6), 223.

Henderson, M., Kah, L.C. 2009. Morphological and Geochemical Investigation of Grypania spiralis: A New Look at an Old Fossil. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 41 (7), 629.

Walker, S.E., Hogan, E., Meazell, K., Henderson, M., Railsback, L.B., Fleisher, C., Wyld, S. 2009. Trilobite Transport, Taphonomy and Turbidites: The Cambrian Conasauga Shale Lagerstätte Revisited. Abstract for International Conference on the Cambrian Explosion, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Hogan, E., Meazell, K., Henderson, M., Walker, S.E., Fleisher, C., Railsback, L.B., Wyld, S. 2008. Tectonics, Taphonomy, and Trilobites:  The Cambrian Conasauga Shale Lagerstätte. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 40 (6), 503.

Service

Geological Society of America (GSA) Campus Representative

UT Permian Basin Geosciences Undergraduate Advisor

FREO Award Committee

UT Permian Basin Faculty Senator

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=owco328AAAAJ&hl=en

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Miles_Henderson2

Last Updated: 12/11/2019
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