Sequence stratigraphy and stratigraphic paleobiology in the Bartonian-Priabonian of Wadi al-Hitan, in collaboration with Philip Gingerich, Univ. of Michigan. Some of this work is described in Peters et al. (2009) Palaios, in Peters et al. (2010) Geology, and in Gingerich et al (2012) Geology.
M.S. student Ben Barnes is characterizing the composition and stable isotope geochemistry of carbonate disseminated in the Bakken Formation. The goal is to develop a formation-scale estimate of the mass and composition of this potentially volumetrically significant and isotopically distinct carbonate sink. Sampling is being done at the USGS core lab.