Jaime L. Tomlinson joined Delaware Geological Survey in 2005 as a Research Associate.
Currently Ms. Tomlinson's research is focused on mapping the surficial geology of Southern Delaware at a scale of 1:24,000 under the STATEMAP component of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program. Field work for the project includes obtaining core samples with the DGS drill rig and sampling the shallow subsurface with hand augers.
While with the DGS, Ms. Tomlinson's research has also focused on the geology of Sussex and Kent Counties as it relates to the occurrence of ground water. She is currently updating the geological framework of the Sussex County aquifers through the interpretation of geophysical and descriptive logs. She will be involved in the drilling of several deep exploratory sites across the county to add to the existing dataset. This work will result in the generation of structural contour and isopach maps of the aquifers as well as a series of geologic cross-sections through the county. Future work includes hydrologic characterization of aquifers and ground-water use in Sussex and Kent County.
Ms. Tomlinson has significant experience in the study of bay-bottom environments of the Delaware Bay. She conducts field investigations using DGS wireline geophysical logging equipment.
University of Delaware Wellness Ambassador (2012-Present)
Geological Society of America Member (2001-Present)
Sugarman, P.J., Miller, K.G., Browning, J.V., Aubry, M.-P., Brenner, G.J., Bukry, D., Butari, B., Feigenson, M.D., Kulpecz, A.A., McLaughlin, P.P., Jr., Mizintseva, S., Monteverde, D.H., Olsson, R., Pusz, A.E., Tomlinson, J., Uptegrove, J., Rankin, H., and Velez, C.C., 2010. MEDFORD SITE. In Miller, Sugarman, Browning, et al., Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Initial Reports Volume 174AX (Suppl.): College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 1–66. doi:10.2973/odp.proc.ir.174AXS.109.2010.
Nyhus, P.J., R. Tilson, and J. Tomlinson. DANGEROUS ANIMALS IN CAPTIVITY: EX SITU TIGER CONFLICT AND IMPLICATIONS FOR PRIVATION OWNERSHIP OF EXOTIC ANIMALS: Zoo Biology. December 2003. Vol. 22, No. 6: 573-586.
de Wet, A. P., Tomlinson, J. L., and M. Kofroth. SWARR RUN TRIBUTARY TO LITTLE CONESTOGA CREEK: Channeling Through Time: Landscape Evolution, Land Use Change, and Stream Restoration in the Lower Susquehanna Basin; Southeastern Friends of the Pleistocene Fall 2003 Fieldtrip Guidebook. October 17-19 2003.
Tomlinson, J. L. LAND USE AND SEDIMENT YIELD: AN ASSESSMENT OF SWARR RUN, LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA. Undergraduate Honors Thesis. Franklin and Marshall Geosciences Department. May 2003.
Cavanaugh, C., Manion, L., Orsher, J. and J. Tomlinson. LAND USE ASSESSMENT OF LONG'S PARK CREEK WATERSHED: Keck Geology Consortium 15th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Vol. 15, April 2002.
Tomlinson, J.L., and K.W. Ramsey. STRATIGRAPHIC, HYDROLOGIC, AND CLIMATIC INFLUENCES ON THE FORMATION AND SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF CAROLINA BAYS IN CENTRAL DELAWARE: GSA Abstracts with Programs, Northeastern Section Meeting. March 2014. Vol. 46, No. 2.
McLaughlin, P.P., Tomlinson, J.L., Martin, P.J., and R.E. Martin. MIOCENE LITHOSTRATIGRAPHY, SEQUENCE STRATIGRAPHY AND AQUIFER MAPPING IN THE CENTRAL DELMARVA PENINSULA: GSA Abstracts with Programs, National Meeting. November 2012. Vol. 44, No. 7, p.537.
McLaughlin, P. P. Jr., Velez, C., and J. Tomlinson. AQUIFER GEOLOGY OF KENT COUNTY, DELAWARE: RESOLVING AQUIFER ISSUES IN THE DELAWARE COASTAL PLAIN USING SEQUENCE STRATIGRAPHIC CONCEPTS: GSA Abstracts with Programs, National Meeting. October 2006. Vol. 38, No. 7, p. 126.
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