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Jennifer Hendricks
Jennifer Hendricks
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(979) 845-2451
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(979) 845-6162
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jkh986@tamu.edu
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Jennifer Hendricks
Department of Geology and Geophysics
Texas A&M University
3115 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3115


Degrees:

B.S. GEOSCIENCES, ECKERD COLLEGE, 2010

B.S. MARINE SCIENCE, CONCENTRATION IN BIOLOGY, ECKERD COLLEGE, 2010

Awards:

TAMU G&G STUDENT RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM – 1ST PLACE MASTER’S RESEARCH, SPRING 2013
ANADARKO FELLOWSHIP, FALL 2013
2012 GORDON I. ATWATER BEST POSTER AWARD – 2ND PLACE, FALL 2012
AAPG JAMES E. HOOKS MEMORIAL GRANT, APRIL 2012
GSA RESEARCH GRANT, APRIL 2012
CONOCOPHILLIPS FELLOWSHIP, FALL 2011 – SPRING 2012
TRUSTEE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP, FALL 2010 – SUMMER 2011; FALL 2012 – PRESENT
NOBLE EDUCATIONAL FUND SCHOLARSHIP, FALL 2006 – SPRING 2010

Courses:

GEOL 305 – PALEOBIOLOGY
GEOL 306 – SEDIMENTOLOGY AND STRATIGRAPHY
GEOL 300 – FIELD CAMP
GEOL 106 – HISTORICAL GEOLOGY
GEOL 101 – INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGY


Jennifer Hendricks

Graduate Student

Research Interests

I AM INTERESTED IN METHANE DERIVED CARBONATE, SPECIFICALLY THOSE FOUND IN COLD SEEP SYSTEMS. I USE STABLE ISOTOPE GEOCHEMISTRY, SEDIMENTOLOGY AND PETROGRAPHY TO CHARACTERIZE CARBONATES FROM THESE SYSTEMS. I AM RESEARCHING THE FORMATION AND EVOLUTION OF ANCIENT HYDROCARBON SEEP SYSTEMS: THE TEPEE BUTTES IN COLORADO, ACTIVE THROUGH THE LATE CRETACEOUS IN THE WESTERN INTERIOR SEAWAY, AS WELL AS THE WILCOX FORMATION FROM THE EOCENE, LOCATED IN A SHALLOW SHELF SYSTEM. I AM USING OXYGEN AND CARBON STABLE ISOTOPES, PETROGRAPHY, XRF AND FIELD OBSERVATIONS TO STUDY SEEP SYSTEMS, BOTH THE ABOVE GROUND STRUCTURE AS WELL AS THE SEEP PLUMBING, TO LOOK AT THEIR FORMATION AND EVOLUTION, THEIR DIAGENESIS AND CHANGES IN POROSITY, CHANGES IN HYDROCARBON SOURCE THROUGH TIME, AS WELL AS LOOKING AT THE FAUNAL DIVERSITY PRESENT AT THE ACTIVE SEEP SITES. BEING ABLE TO COMPARE THIS TWO VERY DIFFERENT SEEPAGE SYSTEMS COULD HELP SCIENTISTS TO UNDERSTAND SEEPS SYSTEMS IN DIFFERENT DEPOSITIONAL SYSTEMS, PATHS OF METHANE MIGRATION, AND THE FAUNA ASSOCIATED WITH SOME SEEP SYSTEMS. I WILL ALSO COMPARE COLD SEEPS TO COAL BALLS FROM THE PALEOZOIC THAT HAVE AN ISOTOPIC SIGNATURE SIMILAR TO METHANE. THESE COAL BALLS CONTAIN A LARGE AMOUNT OF HIGH-MG CALCITE AND MAY ALLOW FOR INSIGHT INTO MARINE AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS DURING THE PALEOZOIC. IN MY RESEARCH, I AM ABLE TO COMBINE SEDIMENTOLOGY, GEOCHEMISTRY AND PALEOBIOLOGY TO CHARACTERIZE SEEP SYSTEMS, ON BOTH A LARGE AND SMALL SCALE.

Selected Publications

HENDRICKS, J.K., YANCEY, T.E. AND METZ, C.L., 2014, FROM SEAFLOOR TO SUBSURFACE: COMPARISON OF COLD SEEP CARBONATES FROM THE TEPEE BUTTES (CRETACEOUS) AND THE STONE CITY BLUFF (EOCENE). PRESENTED AT METHANE SEEPAGE, CHEMOSYNTHETIC LIFE OASES, AND CARBONATE DEPOSITS. GSA ANNUAL MEETING; 2014 OCT 19-22; VANCOUVER, B.C.

HENDRICKS, J. K., YANCEY, T.E., FLIS, J.E., FLIS, C.J., AND GROSSMAN, E.L., 2012, FORMATION OF BARREL CONCRETIONS AROUND METHANE SEEPAGE PATHWAYS IN UPPER MIDDLE EOCENE SHELF SEDIMENTS, STONE CITY BLUFF, TEXAS: GULF COAST ASSOCIATION OF GEOLOGICAL SOCIETIES TRANSACTIONS, V. 62, P. 179–188.

HENDRICKS, J.K., GONG, J., JONES, P., HSIUNG, S., TAO, K., METZ, C.L., RAYMOND, A., AND POPE, M.C., 2011, DEPOSITIONAL MODEL FOR THE TEPEE BUTTES METHANE SEEPS – ZONED AND CONICAL, OR FLAT AND PATCHY? POSTER SESSION PRESENTED AT: ARCHEAN TO ANTHROPOCENE: THE PAST IS THE KEY TO THE FUTURE. GSA ANNUAL MEETING & EXPOSITION; 2011 OCT 9-12; MINNEAPOLIS, MN.

FLOWER, B.P., WILLIAMS, C., BROWN, E.A., HASTINGS, D.W., HILL, H., ADAMS, S., HENDRICKS, J., MARTIN, E.E., BILLER, N.B., GODDARD, E., 2011, GULF OF MEXICO CLIMATE, LAURENTIDE ICE SHEET HISTORY AND GLOBAL SEA LEVEL CHANGE DURING THE LATE GLACIAL CYCLE. AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION, PROGRAM AND ABSTRACTS, SAN FRANCISCO, CA.

FLOWER, B., WILLIAMS, C., BROWN, E., HASTINGS, D., HENDRICKS, J., AND GODDARD, E., 2010, LAURENTIDE ICE SHEET MELTWATER AND THE ATLANTIC MERIDIONAL OVERTURNING CIRCULATION SINCE THE LAST GLACIAL MAXIMUM: A VIEW FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO, AMERICA GEOPHYSICAL UNION FALL MEETING. POSTER PRESENTATION.

Additional Information

Advisor: Anne Raymond

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