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Lucy E. Edwards


Lucy E. Edwards specializes in the biostratigraphy of the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plains. She studies dinoflagellates and the cysts they produce to tell the age and the environment of the sediments. She also develops and tests methods of stratigraphic correlation. She received her undergraduate education at the University of Oregon and her Ph.D. from the University of California at Riverside. While in graduate school, she worked summers for Exxon Production Research Co. in Houston, Texas. She has been a geologist with the USGS since 1977.

Lucy has served as Chairman of the North American Commission on Stratigraphic Nomenclature, President of the American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists, a member of the editorial board of Micropaleontology Press, and on various international committees. She has taught courses at George Washington University, Indiana University, University of Kansas, University of Oslo, George Mason University. In addition to her work in the eastern US, she has worked on studies on Bangladesh, Enewetak, Pakistan, Abu Dhabi, and the North Slope of Alaska.

Current Projects

Previous Projects

1993-1995. Upper Cenozoic Biostratigraphy of Florida and Neogene and Quaternary Paleoecology and Biostratigraphy of South Florida. Project Chief: G. Wingard.
1992-1995. Savannah River Project. Project Chief: L. Edwards.
1990-1994. Mid-Paleocene biostratigraphy in marginal and nearshore environments. Project Chief: L. Edwards.
1990-1993. Paleontological Framework of the Mississippi Coastal Zone. Project Chief: T. Gibson.
1987-1991. Pliocene Climate. Project Chief: R. Poore.
1984-1990. Paleocene-Eocene Boundary Project. Project Chief: T. Gibson.
1983-1985. High Precision Correlation Techniques. Project Chief: L. Edwards.

Significant Products

Publications

Work in Progress

Edwards, L.E., in press
Paleocene dinoflagellates from the Black Mingo Group of South Carolina, in Saunders, A.E., ed., South Carolina Geology, v. 37. 29ms. pp., 3 figs., 2 pl.
Edwards, L.E., in press
Paleocene and Eocene dinocysts from the Salt Range, Punjab, northern Pakistan, in Warwick, P.D., and Wardlaw, B.R., Potwar regional framework assessment studies, Pakistan: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 39 pp., 4 figs., 2 tables, 2 plates.
Edwards, L.E., and Willard, D.A., in press
Dinoflagellate cysts and pollen from sediment samples, Mississippi Sound and Gulf of Mexico: in Gohn, G.S., ed., U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 35 ms pp., 10 figs., 2 tables, 2 pls.
Mixon, R.B., Pavlides, L., Powars, D.S., Froelich, A.J., Weems, R.E., Newell, W.L., Schindler, J.S., Edwards, L.E., and Ward, L.W., submitted
Geology of the Fredericksburg 30' x 60' quadrangle, northeastern Virginia and southern Maryland: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map, 1:100,000 scale, with text.
Mixon, R.B., Pavlides, L., Powars, D.S., Froelich, A.J., Weems, R.E., Newell, W.L., Schindler, J.S., Edwards, L.E., and Ward, L.W., submitted
Upper Mesozoic and Cenozoic deposits of the Atlantic Coastal Plain, Chapter III in Mixon and others, Geology of the Fredericksburg 30' x 60' quadrangle, northeastern Virginia and southern Maryland: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map, 46 ms. pp.
Willard, D.A., and Edwards, L.E., in press
Palynomorph biostratigraphy and paleoecology of subsurface upper Neogene and Quaternary sediments in southern Jackson County, Mississippi: in Gohn, G.S., ed., U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 25 ms pp., 3 figs., 1 table.

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Reston, VA 20192
FAX: (703) 648-6953
E-mail: leedward@usgs.gov

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