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Amy Weislogel

Associate Professor of Geology

Categorized As

Role: Faculty,
Focus or Research Area: Geology,

“I train the next generation of earth scientists.... The goal is to develop capable scientists who can address challenges ranging from mitigating global climate change to meeting global energy demands. ”

Sedimentary Basin Studies — Dr. Weislogel's research group uses grain-scale to basin-scale techniques in Sedimentary Basin Studies to reconstruct tectonic and climatic controls on paleoenvironments. Our primary tools include provenance, stratigraphic and sedimentologic analyses and our projects investigate both subsurface and outcropping sedimentary records.

Sedimentary Basin Lab
PI: Amy Weislogel, Associate Professor of Geology

I lead the Sedimentary Basin Studies group at WVU, which applies grain-scale to basin-scale techniques to analyze sedimentary rocks for applications that include: 

  1. locating, characterizing & evaluating sedimentary rocks targeted in energy systems (e.g., carbon sequestration, geothermal, critical minerals, hydrocarbons; 
  2. modeling impacts of paleoclimate change on environmental systems; and
  3. reconstructing basin forming history and infilling. 

Our primary tools include multi-method geochemistry, geochronology, and stratigraphi c/sedimentologic analyses. In addition, I lead a project to develop and disseminate place-based high school learning modules that explore geoscience solutions to climate change and the energy transition using a context that affirms Appalachian culture and lived experiences.

Current and ongoing research projects

  • Insights to Critical Zone Dynamics During Icehouse Deglaciation: Piloting a Late Paleozoic Climate Observatory – funded by the National Science Foundation Sedimentary Geology & Paleobiology Program (2022-2025)
  • Empowering Appalachian Students through the Exploring Geosciences Solutions Curriculum and the Appalachian Geoscience Learning Ecosystem – funded by the National Science Foundation Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering Division (2023-2026)

Representative papers

  1. Corradino, J., Pullen, A., Leier, A., Barbeau, D., Scher, H., Weislogel, A., Bruner, A., Leckie, D., and Currie, L., 2021, The ancestral trans-North American Bell River system recorded in late Oligocene to early Miocene sediments in the Labrador Sea and Canadian Great Plains, Geological Society of America Bulletin,
  2. Jackson, W. T., Jr., Robinson, D. M., Weislogel, A. L., & Jian, X., 2020, Cenozoic reactivation along the Late Triassic Ganzi-Litang suture, eastern Tibetan Plateau. Geoscience Frontiers, 12 p.
  3. Abatan, O., and Weislogel, A., 2020, Paleohydrology and Machine-Assisted Estimation of Paleogeomorphology of Channels of the Lower-Middle Pennsylvanian Allegheny Formation, Birch River, WV: Frontiers in Earth Science,


Ph.D. Stanford University, 2006


  • GEOL 103 Earth Through Time
  • GEOL 203 Physical Oceanography
  • GEOL 404 Field Camp
  • GEOL 616 Advanced Sedimentation
  • GEOL 616 Advanced Stratigraphic Methods

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