Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

George C. Flowers

Associate Professor - Earth & Environmental Science

Contact Info
flowers@tulane.edu

Degrees

  • B.S., University of South Alabama, Geology, 1975
  • M.A., University of California-Berkeley, Geology, 1977
  • M.S.E., Tulane, Environmental Engineering, 1995
  • Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley, Geology, 1979

Academic Experience

  • Associate Professor, Tulane University, 1997-
  • Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 1981-1997

Research & Teaching Specializations: Mexico; Natural Science; Geology of the Yucatan Peninsula and Gulf of Mexico

Related Experience

  • Director, Environmental Studies Program, Tulane University, 2005-2007, 2010-2013
  • Director, Coordinated Instrumentation Facility, Tulane University, 2007-
  • Chair, Department of Geology, Tulane University, 2000-2003
  • Project Director, Louisiana Systemic Initiatives Program, 1992-
  • Graduate Advisor, Department of Geology, Tulane University, 1982-1985

Distinctions

  • Outstanding Educator Award, SEPM, 2001
  • Governor’s Award for Excellence in Science Education, 1994

Languages: Spanish

Selected Publications

  • 2013. “The role of ENSO climate shifts and the increase in the frequency and intensity of storm surges in the decline of large Rangia cuneata clams in Lake Pontchartrain.” With M. Poirrier, C.N. Dunn, C. E. Caputo, and J.M. Adams. Pp. 177-196 in Basics of the Basin Annual Meeting Proceedings.
  • 2007. “Occurrence of primary magnesium silicates (palygorskite-sepiolite) in karst terranes.” With W.C. Isphording and D.T. Allison. Pp. 1671-1674 in Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Water-Rock Interaction.
  • 2000. “Lead isotopes as fingerprints of pollution in Bayou Trepagnier, Louisiana.” With F. Marcantonio and N. Templin. Environmental Geology 39: 1070-1076.
  • 1996. “Numerical Modeling of Hazardous Waste Injection near Geismer, Louisiana.” With Pekang Jin and M. Barber. Groundwater 34: 989-1000.
  • 1995. “The Impact of Hurricane Andrew: Changes in Texture and Chemistry of Barataria Estuary Bottom Sediments.” With L. V. Koplitz and G. L. McPherson. Trans. Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies. 45: 189-94.
  • 1991. “Middle Miocene Stratigraphic Traps, Southeast Manila Village Field, Louisiana.” With K. L. Thorn and R. A. Norvell. Trans. Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies. 41: 611-626.

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