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Peter P. McLaughlin: Staff Profile

Peter P. McLaughlin Jr. P.G.
Geologist
Senior Scientist
Phone:
302-831-8263
Fax:
302-831-3579
Email:
ppmclau@udel.edu
 
Expertise

Peter P. McLaughlin joined the staff of the Delaware Geological Survey as a Senior Scientist in June, 1999, after working ten years in research and exploration in the oil industry. Dr. McLaughlin was raised in Dover, Delaware and holds a B.S. in Geology from the University of Delaware and a Ph.D. in Geology from Louisiana State University.

Dr. McLaughlin's primary research interests are sequence stratigraphy, micropaleontology, ground water and clastic depositional systems. His projects utilize many of the tools and techniques used in the oil industry to address ground-water issues of importance to Delaware.

Dr. McLaughlin has had a secondary faculty appointment as Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences, UD College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment.

Education
Louisiana State University, 1989, Ph.D., Geology
University of Delaware, 1984, B.S., Geology
Activities

Visiting Professor (stratigraphy/sedimentology), Department of Geology, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Natal, Brazil, August 1 to October 30, 2013.

External Publications

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

1. Jengo, J.W., McLaughlin, P.P., and Ramsey, K.W., 2012, Subsurface Geology of the area between Wrangle Hill and Delaware City, Delaware. Delaware Geological Survey Report of Investigations No. 78.

2. Alemán González, W.B., Powars, D.S., Seefelt, E.L., Edwards, L.E., Self-Trail, J.M., Durand, C. T., Schultz, A.P., and McLaughlin, P.P., 2012. Preliminary physical stratigraphy, biostratigraphy, and geophysical data of the USGS South Dover Bridge Core, Talbot County, Maryland. USGS Open-File Report: 2012-1218. http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr20121218

3. 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., Proc. ODP, Init. Repts., 174AX (Suppl.): College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 1–66. doi:10.2973/odp.proc.ir.174AXS.109.2010.

4. Browning, J. V., Miller, K.G., McLaughlin, P.P., Edwards, L.E., Powars, D. S., Kulpecz, AA., Wade, B.S., and Feigenson, M., 2009. Post-impact integrated lithostratigraphy, sequence stratigraphy, and Sr-isotopes of the Chesapeake Bay impact structure. . GSA Special Paper 458, Chesapeake Bay Impact Structure, p. 775-810.

5. Edwards, L.E., Powars, D. S., Browning, J.V., McLaughlin, P.P., Miller, K.G., Self-Trail, J.M., Kulpecz, A.A., and Elbra, T., 2009. Geologic columns for the ICDP-USGS Eyreville A and C coreholes, Chesapeake Bay impact structure: Post-impact sediments, 0 to 444 m depth. GSA Special Paper 458, Chesapeake Bay Impact Structure, p. 91-114.

6. Kulpecz, A.A., Miller, K.G., Browning, J.V., Edwards, L.E., Powars, D.S., McLaughlin, P.P., Harris, A.D., and Feigenson, M.D., 2009. Post-impact evolution of the Chesapeake Bay impact structure: Eustasy, passive-aggressive tectonism, and impactite compaction. . GSA Special Paper 458, Chesapeake Bay Impact Structure, p. 811-838.

7. McLaughlin, P. P., Miller, K. G., Browning, J. V., Ramsey, K. W., Benson, R. N., Tomlinson, J.T., and Sugarman, P.J., 2008. Stratigraphy, paleoenvironments, and aquifer characteristics of the Oligocene to Pleistocene section at Bethany Beach, Delaware. Delaware Geological Survey Report of Investigations No. 75.

8. Browning, J. V., Miller, K.G., Sugarman, P.J., Kominz, M.A, McLaughlin, P.P., Kulpecz, A.A., and Feigenson, M.D., 2008, 100 Myr record of sequences, sedimentary facies and sea level change from Ocean Drilling Program onshore coreholes, US Mid-Atlantic coastal plain. Basin Research, v. 20, no. 2, p. 227–248.

9. Martin, R.E., Leorri, E., and McLaughlin, P.P., 2007, Holocene sea level and climate change in the Black Sea: Multiple marine incursions related to freshwater discharge events, Quaternary International, v. 167-168, p. 61-72.

10. Sugarman, P.J., Miller, K.G., Browning, J.V., Monteverde, D.H., Uptegrove, J., McLaughlin, P.P., Jr., Stanley, A.M., Wehmiller, J., Kulpecz, A., Harris, A., Pusz, A., Kahn, A., Friedman, A., Feigenson, M.D., Barron, J., and McCarthy, F.M.G., 2007. Cape May Zoo site. In Miller, K.G., Sugarman, P.J., Browning, J.V., et al., Proc. ODP, Init. Repts., 174AX (Suppl.): College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 1–66. doi:10.2973/odp.proc.ir.174AXS.108.2007 [Online]. Available from World Wide Web: http://www-odp.tamu.edu/publications/174AXSIR/VOLUME/CHAPTERS/174AXS_7.PDF

11. McLaughlin, P.P., and Velez, C.C., 2006. Geology and extent of the confined aquifers of Kent County, Delaware. Delaware Geological Survey Report of Investigations No. 72, 40 p.

12. McLaughlin, P.P., 2006, Preliminary Report on the Palynology of the Potomac Formation of Delaware in Benson, R.N., Internal Stratigraphic Correlation of the Subsurface Potomac Formation, New Castle County, Delaware, and Adjacent Areas in Maryland and New Jersey, Delaware Geological Survey Report of Investigations No. 71, p. 9-15.

13. Miller, K.G., Sugarman, P.J., Browning, J.V., Aubry, M.-P., Brenner, G.J., Cobbs, G., III, de Romero, L., Feigenson, M.D., Harris, A., Katz, M.E., Kulpecz, A., McLaughlin, P.P., Jr., Misintseva, S., Monteverde, D.H., Olsson, R.K., Patrick, L., Pekar, S.J., and Uptegrove, J., 2006. Sea Girt site. In Miller, K.G., Sugarman, P.J., Browning, J.V., et al., Proc. ODP, Init. Repts., 174AX (Suppl.): College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 1–104. [Online]. Available from World Wide Web: http://www-odp.tamu.edu/publications/174AXSIR/VOLUME/CHAPTERS/174AXS_6.PDF

14. Leorri, E., Martin, R.E., and McLaughlin, P.P., 2006, Holocene environmental and parasequence development of the St. Jones estuary, Delaware (USA): foraminiferal proxies of natural climatic and anthropogenic change. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 241, no. 3-4, p. 590-607.

15. Browning, J.V., Miller, K.G., McLaughlin, P.P., Kominz, M.A., Sugarman, P.J., Monteverde, D., Feigenson, M.D., and Hernández, J.C., 2006. Quantification of the effects of eustasy, subsidence, and sediment supply on Miocene sequences, U.S. Mid-Atlantic Margin. Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 118; no. 5-6, p. 567–588

16. McLaughlin, P.P., 2005, Earth History: Sequence Stratigraphy in Selley, R.C., et al., eds. Encyclopedia of Geology. Elsevier/Academic Press, Oxford, p. 159-173.

17. Sugarman, P.J., Miller, K.G., Browning, J.V., Kulpecz, A.A., McLaughlin, P.P., 2005, Hydrostratigraphy of the New Jersey Coastal Plain: Sequences and facies predict continuity of aquifers and confining units. Stratigraphy, v. 2, no. 3, p. 259-276.

18. Sugarman, P.J., Miller, K.G., Browning, J.V., McLaughlin, P.P., Jr., Brenner, G.J., Buttari, B., Cramer, B.S., Harris, A., Hernandez, J., Katz, M.E., Lettini, B., Misintseva, S., Monteverde, D.H., Olsson, R.K., Patrick, L., Roman, E., Wojtko, M.J., Aubry, M.-P., Feigenson, M.D., Barron, J.A., Curtin, S., Cobbs, G., Cobbs, G., III, Bukry, D., and Huffman, B., 2005. Millville site. In Miller, K.G., Sugarman, P.J., Browning, J.V., et al., Proc. ODP, Init. Repts., 174AX (Suppl.): College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 1-94. Available from World Wide Web: http://www-odp.tamu.edu/publications/174AXSIR/VOLUME/CHAPTERS/174AXS_5.PDF

19. McKenna, T.E., McLaughlin, P.P., and Benson, R.N., 2004, Characterization of the Potomac Aquifer, an extremely heterogeneous fluvial system in the Atlantic Coastal Plain of Delaware. Delaware Geological Survey Open File Report No. 45, 3 sheets.

20. Sugarman, P.J., Miller, K.G., McLaughlin, P.P., Jr., Browning, J.V., Hernandez, J., Monteverde, D., Uptegrove, J., Baxter, S.J., McKenna, T.E., Andres, A.S., Benson, R.N., Ramsey, K.W., Keyser, T., Katz, M.E., Kahn, A., Friedman, A., Wojtko, M., Feigenson, M.D., Olsson, R.K., Brenner, G., Self-Trail, J.M., and Cobbs, G., III, 2004. Fort Mott Site. In Miller, K.G., Sugarman, P.J., Browning, J.V., et al., Proc. ODP, Init. Repts., 174AX (Suppl.), 1–50 [Online]. Available from World Wide Web: http://www-odp.tamu.edu/publications/174AXSIR/VOLUME/CHAPTERS/ 174AXS_4.PDF>.

21. Miller, K. G., McLaughlin, P. P., Jr., Browning, J. V., Benson, R. N., Sugarman, P. J., Ramsey, K. W., Hernandez, J., Baxter, S. J., Feigenson, M. D., Monteverde, D. H., Cramer, B. S., Uptegrove, J., Katz, M. E., McKenna, T. E., Strohmeier, S. A., Pekar, S. F., Cobbs, G., Cobbs, G., III, Aubry, M.-P., Curtin, S., 2003, Bethany Beach site report. In Miller, K.G., Sugarman, P.J., Browning, J.V., et al., Proc. ODP, Init. Repts., 174AX (Suppl.), 1-84 [Online]. Available from World Wide Web: http://www-odp.tamu.edu/publications/174AXSIR/VOLUME/CHAPTERS/174AXS_3.PDF.

22. Miller, K.G., Browning, J.V., Sugarman, P.J., McLaughlin, P.P., Kominz, M.A., Olsson, R.K., Wright, J.D., Cramer, B.S., Pekar, S.J., and Van Sickel, W., 2003. 174AX leg summary: sequences, sea level, tectonics, and aquifer resources: coastal plain drilling. In Miller, K.G., Sugarman, P.J., Browning, J.V., et al., Proc. ODP, Init. Repts., 174AX (Suppl.): College Station TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 1-38 [Online]. Available from World Wide Web:http://www-odp.tamu.edu/publications/174AXSIR/VOLUME/CHAPTERS/174AXSLS.PDF

23. McLaughlin, P. P., Baxter, S. J., Ramsey, K. W., McKenna, T. E., Strohmeier, S. A., 2002, Results of Trenching Investigations Along the New Castle Railroad Survey-1 Seismic Line, New Castle, Delaware, Delaware Geological Survey Open File Report No. 43, 17 p.

24. Miller, K.G., Sugarman, P.J., Browning, J.V., Pekar, S.F., Katz, M.E., Cramer, B.S., Monteverde, D., Uptegrove, J., McLaughlin, Jr., P.P., Baxter, S.J., Aubry, M.-P., Olsson, R.K., Van Sickel, B., Metzger, K., Feigenson, M.D., Tiffin, S., and McCarthy, F., 2001. Ocean View Site. In Miller, K.G., Sugarman, P.J., Browning, J.V., et al., Proc. ODP, Init. Repts., 174AX (Suppl.), 1-72 [Online]. Available from World Wide Web: http://www-odp.tamu.edu/publications/174AXSIR/VOLUME/CHAPTERS/174AXS_2.PDF.

25. Mann, P., and McLaughlin, P.P., Bold, W.A. van den, Lawrence, S.R., and Lamar, M.E., 1999, Tectonic and eustatic controls on Neogene evaporitic and siliciclastic deposition in the Enriquillo Basin, Dominican Republic, in Mann, P., ed., Caribbean Basins, Sedimentary Basins of the World Series, Series Editor: K. Hsü, Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, vol. 4, p. 287-342.

26. Gill, I.P., McLaughlin, P.P., and Hubbard, D., 1999, Sedimentological and tectonic evolution of the Neogene of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands in Mann, P., ed., Caribbean Basins, Sedimentary Basins of the World Series, Series Editor: K. Hsü, Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, vol. 4.

27. McLaughlin, P.P., Scott, R., and Barnette, S., 1999, Sequence Stratigraphy, in Fleisher, R.L., and Lane, H.R., eds., Chapter 17: Applied Paleontology, in E.A. Beaumont and N.H. Foster, eds., Exploring for Oil and Gas Traps: AAPG Treatise of Petroleum Geology, Handbook of Petroleum Geology. American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa OK, p. 17.42-17.46.

28. Gill, I.P., Hubbard, D., McLaughlin, P.P., and Moore, C.H., 1997, Geology and hydrogeology of St. Croix, in Vacher, L., and Quinn, T., eds., The geology and hydrogeology of carbonate islands, Developments in Sedimentology Series, Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, vol. 54, p. 359-379.

29. Gill, I.P., Hubbard, D., McLaughlin, P.P., and Moore, C.H., 1997, Geology and hydrogeology of the St. Croix carbonate aquifer system, in Renken, R., ed., Aquifers of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto, USGS Professional Paper PP1419-A.

30. McLaughlin, P.P., Gill, I.P., and Bold, W.A. van den, 1995, Biostratigraphy and paleoenvironments of the Neogene of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands: Implications for stratigraphic evolution. Micropaleontology, v. 41 , no. 4, p. 293-320.

31. McLaughlin, P.P., and Sen Gupta, B.K., 1994, Benthic foraminiferal record in the Miocene-Pliocene sequence of the Azua Basin, southwestern Dominican Republic. Journal of Foraminiferal Research, v. 24, no. 2, p. 75-109.

32. McLaughlin, P.P. and Sen Gupta, B.K., 1991. Migration of Neogene marine environments, southwestern Dominican Republic. Geology, v.19, p. 222-225.

33. McLaughlin, P.P., Bold, W.A. van den, and Mann, P., 1991. Geology of the Azua and Enriquillo Basins, 1: Neogene lithofacies, biostratigraphy, biofacies, and paleogeography, in Mann, P., Draper, G., and Lewis, J., eds, Geologic and tectonic development of the North American-Caribbean plate boundary in Hispaniola. GSA Special Paper 262, p. 337-366.

34. Mann, P., McLaughlin, P.P., and Cooper, C., 1991. Geology of the Azua and Enriquillo Basins, 2: Structure and tectonics in Mann, P., Draper, G., and Lewis, J., eds., in Geologic and tectonic development of the North American-Caribbean plate boundary in Hispaniola. GSA Special Paper 262, p. 367-389.

35. Gill, I.P., Hubbard, D., McLaughlin, P.P., and Moore, C., 1990. Sedimentological and tectonic evolution of Tertiary St. Croix, in Hubbard, D.K., ed., Terrestrial and Marine Geology of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Special Publication No. 8, West Indies Laboratory, Teague Bay, St. Croix USVI, p. 49-72.

36. McLaughlin, P.P., 1989. Neogene planktonic foraminiferal biostratigraphy of the southwestern Dominican Republic. Journal of Foraminiferal Research, v. 19, no. 4, p. 294-310.

Abstracts, Lectures and Presentations

RECENT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS WITH ABSTRACTS

1. Thornburg, J.D., Miller, K.G., and McLaughlin, P.P., 2013. Reconstructing the Mid-Cretaceous Paleoclimate and Paleoenvironment of Eastern North America Using Potomac Formation Paleosols. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 45, No. 7, p.619

2. McLaughlin, P.P., Tomlinson, J.L., Martin, P.J., and Martin, R.E., 2012, Miocene Lithostratigraphy, Sequence Stratigraphy, and Aquifer Mapping in the Central Delmarva Peninsula. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 44, No. 7, p.537.

3. McLaughlin, P.P., Zullo, C.C., Thornburg, J.D., McKenna, T.E., and Baxter, S.J., 2012, Facies and Depositional Environments in the Non-Marine Cretaceous Deposits of the Potomac Formation, Northern Delaware: Implications for Aquifer Sand Connectivity. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 44, No. 7, p.443.

4. Zullo, C.C., McLaughlin, P.P.,, McGeary, S., and Sargent, S., 2012. Seismic Imaging and Hydrogeologic Characterization of the Potomac Formation in Northern New Castle County, Delaware. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 44, No. 7, p.444.

5. Thornburg, J.D., Miller, K.G., and McLaughlin, P.P., 2012. Paleosols and Pedogenesis of the Potomac Formation in Delaware and New Jersey. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 44, No. 7, p.443.

6. McLaughlin, P. P., Martin, P., Miller, K. G., Browning, J. V., 2011. Stratigraphic Architecture of Shallow-Marine Siliciclastic Sequences in an Updip Passive-Margin Setting: Insights into the Miocene Aquifers of the Central Delmarva Peninsula. 2011 AAPG/SEPM Annual Meeting Abstracts (Abstract Control 984411).

7. Saeedi, F., McLaughlin, P. P, and Ramsey, K.W., 2010. Dinoflagellate Stratigraphy and Facies of the Late Cretaceous – Early Paleogene (K/Pg Boundary) Interval at Odessa, Delaware. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting Abstracts with Programs (Paper #214-10).

8. Velez, C., McLaughlin, P.P., McGeary, S., Sargent, S.L., 2010. Seismic Imaging of a Cretaceous Fluvial System, AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, Abstracts Volume, Abstract 728937, p. 264.

9. Velez, C. C, McLaughlin, P. P, McGeary, S. E, Sargent, S. L., 2009. Land Streamer Seismic Data from Northern Delaware: a Viable Alternative for Imaging Aquifers in Suburban Areas, Eos Trans. AGU, 90(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract NS13A-1136

10. McLaughlin, P.P., 2009. Micropaleontology "Light": the application of quick-and-dirty micropaleontology to basic subsurface geological mapping. Geological Problem Solving with Microfossils II Conference, March 14-19, 2009, North American Micropaleontology Section (NAMS) of SEPM, Program with abstracts, p.45.

11. Velez, C.C., McLaughlin, P.P., McGeary, S., and Sargent, S.L., 2008. Use of a Land Streamer System to Image the Potomac Formation in Northern Delaware. Eos Trans. AGU, 89(53), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract NS13A-1087.

12. Browning, J.V., Miller, K.G., McLaughlin, P.P., Edwards, L.E., Powars, D.S., Kulpecz, A.A., Wade, B.S., and Feigenson, M.D., 2008. Post-Impact Integrated Litho-, Sequence, Sr-Isotopic, and Bio- Stratigraphy of the Eyreville Corehole, Chesapeake Bay Impact Structure Inner Basin. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs (Paper #150264)

13. Miller, K.G., Hayden, T.G., Pusz, A.E., Kulpecz, A.A., Browning, J.V., McLaughlin, P.P., Kominz, M.A., Edwards, L.E., Powars, D.S., and Wright, J.D., 2007. The 35.4 Ma Chesapeake Bay impact: Global and regional effects on post-impact environments and sedimentation. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 39, No. 6, p. 534

14. Edwards, L.E., Powars, D. S., Wade, B.S., Self-Trail, J.M., Kulpecz, AA., Browning, J.V., Miller, K.G., and McLaughlin, P.P., 2007. Lithostratigraphic Section of the ICDP-USGS Eyreville Coreholes, Chesapeake Bay Impact Structure: Postimpact sediments 444-0 m depth. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 39, No. 6, p. 534

15. McLaughlin, P.P., 2007. Integration of Palynology and Sequence Stratigraphy in the Analysis of Miocene Siliciclastic Aquifers, Delaware, USA. 2007 AAPG/SEPM Annual Meeting Abstracts (A111886).

16. McLaughlin, P.P., Velez, C., and Tomlinson, J., 2006. Aquifer geology of Kent County, Delaware: Resolving aquifer issues in the Delaware coastal plain using sequence stratigraphic concepts II. Abstracts with Program, 2006 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, 22–25 October 2006, Philadelphia (Abstract ID#111576)

17. Benson, R.N., and McLaughlin, P.P., 2006. The Potomac aquifer of northern Delaware: Resolving aquifer issues in the Delaware coastal plain using sequence stratigraphic concepts I. Abstracts with Program, 2006 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, 22–25 October 2006, Philadelphia (Abstract ID#111589)

18. Browning, J.V., Miller, K.G., McLaughlin, P.P., Kominz, M.A., Sugarman, P.J., Monteverde, D.M., and Feigenson, M., 2006. The Effects of Eustasy, Subsidence, and Sediment Supply on Miocene Sequences, U.S. Mid-Atlantic Margin. Abstracts with Program, 2006 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, 22–25 October 2006, Philadelphia (Abstract ID#: 114731)

19. Eichler, P., Billups, K., and McLaughlin, P., 2006, Relationship of d18O and d13C of Foraminiferal Tests to Bottom-Water Salinity in an Atlantic Coastal Lagoon, Delaware, USA. Abstracts with Program, 2006 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, 22–25 October 2006, Philadelphia (Abstract ID#:113469)

20. Moskalski, S., Martin, R.M., and McLaughlin, P.P., 2006. Palynologic Determination of Historical Paleoecological Variation in Marshes on the St. Jones River, Delaware, USA. Abstracts with Program, 2006 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, 22–25 October 2006, Philadelphia (Abstract ID#:114266)

21. Miller, K.G., Browning, J.V., Kominz, M.A., Sugarman, P.J., McLaughlin, P.P., Hayden, T.G., and Kulpecz, A.A., 2006. Tectonic and Sediment Supply Effects on Eustatically Controlled Sequences of the Mid Atlantic Region. Abstracts with Program, 2006 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, 22–25 October 2006, Philadelphia (Abstract ID#:109623)

22. Sugarman, P.J., Miller, K.G., Browning, J.V., Kulpecz, A.A., McLaughlin, P.P., and Monteverde, D.M., 2006. Hydrostratigraphy of the New Jersey Coastal Plain: Sequences and Facies Predict Continuity of Aquifers and Confining Units. Abstracts with Program, 2006 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, 22–25 October 2006, Philadelphia (Abstract ID#:110770)

23. Miller, K.G., Mountain, G.S., Sugarman, P.J., Browning, J.V., Kominz, M.A., McLaughlin, P.P., Monteverde, D.M., and Hesselbo, S.J., 2006. Continental Dynamics Meets Ocean Drilling at the Jersey Shore. Abstracts with Program, 2006 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, 22–25 October 2006, Philadelphia (Abstract ID#: 108587)

24. Eichler, P.P.B. and McLaughlin, P.P., 2006. Population Dynamics of Foraminifera as Indicator of Estuarine Environmental Health. Forams 2006, September 10 - 15, 2006, Natal, Brazil, Abstracts with Program.

25. Leorri, E., Martin, R.E., and McLaughlin, P.P., 2006. Paleoclimatic changes during the Holocene of the St Jones estuary, Delaware (USA): foraminiferal proxies for sequence stratigraphy reconstruction. Forams 2006, September 10 - 15, 2006, Natal, Brazil, Abstracts with Program.

26. Eichler, P.P.B., Sen Gupta, B.K., and McLaughlin, P.P., and Eichler, B., 2006. Freshwater Influence and Water Masses Interaction on the Foraminifera Along the SW-Atlantic Continental Shelf. Forams 2006, September 10 - 15, 2006, Natal, Brazil, Abstracts with Program.

27. McLaughlin, P.P., Sugarman, P.J., Miller, K.G., Benson, R.N., Browning, J.V., and Brenner, G.J., 2006. Application of Microfossils to Production-Scale Problems in Ground-Water: Aquifer Biostratigraphy of the Cretaceous and Miocene of Delaware and New Jersey, Middle Atlantic Coastal Plain, USA. 2006 AAPG/SEPM Annual Meeting Abstracts (A102634).

28. Gohn, G.S., Koeberl, C., Miller, K.G., Reimold, W.U., Browning, J.V., Cockell, C.S., Dypvik, H., Edwards, L.E., Horton, Jr., J.W., McLaughlin, P.P., Ormö, J., Plescia, J.B., Powars, D.S., Sanford, W.E., Self-Trail, J.M., Voytek, M.A., 2006. Preliminary Site Report for the 2005 ICDP-USGS Deep Corehole in the Chesapeake Bay Impact Crater. 37th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, March 13–17, 2006, Houston (Abstract #1713)

29. McLaughlin, P.P., and Benson, R.N., 2005. Application of Micropaleontology to Water Resource Problems: Aquifer Stratigraphy in the Coastal Plain of Delaware (Middle Atlantic Region, United States). Geological Problem Solving with Microfossils Conference, March 6-8, 2005, North American Micropaleontology Section (NAMS) of SEPM, Program with abstracts, p.13.

30. Leorri, E., Martin, R.E., and McLaughlin, P.P., 2005. Micropaleontological Proxies of the Recent Environmental Transformation in the St. Jones Estuary (Delaware, USA). Geological Problem Solving with Microfossils Conference, March 6-8, 2005, North American Micropaleontology Section (NAMS) of SEPM, Program with abstracts, p.90.

31. Moskalski, S., Martin, R., and McLaughlin, P.P., 2005. Palynologic Determination of Changes in Historical-Era Sedimentation and Vegetation in Marshes Flanking the St. Jones River, Delaware, USA. Geological Problem Solving with Microfossils Conference, March 6-8, 2005, North American Micropaleontology Section (NAMS) of SEPM, Program with abstracts, p.93.

32. Costas, E.M., McGeary, S., McKenna, T.E., McLaughlin, P.P., 2004. Using High-Resolution Seismic Reflection Techniques to Image Sand Channels Within the Potomac Aquifer System in New Castle County, Delaware. Eos Trans. AGU, 85(47), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H23A-1121

33. Browning, J.V., Miller, K.G., Kominz, M.A., McLaughlin, P.P., 2004. Quantification Of The Effects Of Eustasy, Subsidence, And Sediment Supply On Miocene Sequences, U.S. Mid-Atlantic Margin. GSA Abstracts with Programs Vol. 36, No. 5.

34. McLaughlin, P.P., Sugarman, P.J., Miller, K.G., Benson, R.N., Browning, J.V., and Brenner, G.J., 2003, Application of biostratigraphy to aquifer geology problems: A review of the Cretaceous and Miocene of Delaware and New Jersey, Middle Atlantic Coastal Plain, USA. Joint Meeting of American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists (AASP), the Canadian Association of Palynologists (CAP), and the North American Micropaleontology Section (NAMS) of SEPM, Program with abstracts.

35. Miller, K.G., Sugarman, P.J., Browning, J.V., McLaughlin, P.P., Olsson, R.K., and Pekar, S.F., 2003. Cretaceous to Neogene Chronology of Sequences in the Middle Atlantic Coastal Plain: New Constraints from Downdip Drilling. Joint Meeting of American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists (AASP), the Canadian Association of Palynologists (CAP), and the North American Micropaleontology Section (NAMS) of SEPM, Program with abstracts.

36. McLaughlin, P.P., Miller, K.G., Browning, J.V., and Benson, R.N., 2003, Neogene Sequences from the East-Central Delmarva Peninsula: Results from Drilling at Bethany Beach, Delaware. USGS-ICDP Workshop “Deep Drilling in the Central Crater of the Chesapeake Bay Impact Structure,” September 2003, Reston, Virginia (poster).

37. McLaughlin, P.P., Sugarman, P.J., Benson, R.N., Miller, K.G., McKenna, T.E., and Browning, J.V., 2003, The application of sequence stratigraphy to aquifer geology problems in the Middle Atlantic Coastal Plain, United States: Leveraging petroleum geoscience learnings to public-needs issues. Geological Society (London) Conference: New Insights into Petroleum Geoscience Research through Collaboration between Academia and Industry, Abstracts with Program (invited talk).

38. McLaughlin, P.P., Benson, R.N., Miller, K.G., and Browning, J.V., 2002, Sequence Stratigraphic Context For Aquifer Characterization In The Miocene Of The Southern Delaware Coastal Plain. The Fourth Bald Head Island Conference On Coastal Plains Geology, November 2002, Ft. Fisher, NC, abstracts volume, p. 30.

39. McLaughlin, P.P., Miller, K.G., Benson, R.N., and Browning, J.V., 2002, Palynological Record of Miocene Sequences of the U.S. Middle Atlantic Coastal Plain: Initial Results from the Bethany Beach, Delaware, Borehole. Joint Meeting of American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists (AASP), the British Micropalaeontological Society (BMS), and the North American Micropaleontology Section (NAMS) of SEPM, abstracts with program.

40. McKenna, T.E., McLaughlin, P.P., and Benson, R.N., 2002, Characterization of the Potomac Aquifer, an extremely heterogeneous fluvial system in the Atlantic Coastal Plain of Delaware. SEPM Research Conference on Ancient and Modern Coastal Plain Depositional Environments: Aquifer heterogeneity and environmental implications, March 24th - 27th, 2002, Charleston, SC

41. McLaughlin, P.P. and Orlansky, R.O., 2001, Do-It-Yourself Searchable Photographic Palynology Databases – A Quick and Easy Approach Using Microsoft Access. American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists Annual Meeting, abstracts with program.

42. McLaughlin, P.P. and Benson, R.N., 2001, Application of Palynomorph Biostratigraphy to Correlation of Aquifer Units in Non-Marine Facies of the Cretaceous Potomac Formation, Delaware Coastal Plain. American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists Annual Meeting, abstracts with program.

43. Benson, R.N. and McLaughlin, P.P., 2001, New Perspectives On Correlation Of Nonmarine Depositional Packages In The Cretaceous Potomac Formation, Delaware Coastal Plain. GSA Abstracts with Programs, Paper #22249.

44. Browning, J.V., McLaughlin, P.P., Miller, K.G., Hernandez, J.C., and Sugarman, P., 2001, Sequence Chameleons: The Miocene Of New Jersey vs. Delaware. GSA Abstracts with Programs, Paper #25296.

45. Miller, K.G., Kominz, M.A., Wright, J.D., McLaughlin, P.P., Sugarman, P.J., 2001, The imprint of global sea-level, regional tectonics, and sediment supply on Miocene sequences, U.S. Mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain. AGU Spring Meeting, May 29-June 2, 2001, Boston, Massachusetts, Program with Abstracts.

46. McLaughlin, P.P., Miller, K.G.; Browning, J.V., Benson, R.N., and the Leg 174AX Scientific Party, 2000. Regional Correlation of Miocene Sequences, Middle Atlantic Coastal Plain: New Results from Bethany Beach, Delaware. GSA Abstracts with Programs, Abstract 51832.

INVITED TALKS

1. Invited speaker, “DGS Kent-Sussex Groundwater Study Update,” Delaware Water Supply Coordinating Council quarterly meeting, Dover, DE, May 9, 2012.

2. Invited speaker, “Our Groundwater Resources Current and Future Status: The DGS Kent-Sussex Groundwater Study,” Delaware Sea Grant Program Workshop on water resources of coastal Sussex County, Lewes, DE. April 2, 2012.

3. Invited speaker, “DGS Kent-Sussex Groundwater Study Update,” Delaware Water Supply Coordinating Council quarterly meeting, Dover, DE, October 26, 2011.

4. Invited speaker, “Geologic Framework and Groundwater Resources of the Aquifers of Southern Delaware,” USGS Mid-Atlantic Water-Use Workshop, Baltimore, MD, April 12-20, 2010.

5. Invited speaker, “More Than Turning On The Tap: Understanding the Groundwater of Southern Delaware and the Hidden Geology That Holds It,” University of Delaware Annual Land and Sea Lecture Series, Lewes, DE, March 26, 2010.

6. Invited speaker, “Sussex County Ground-Water Availability Study Update,” Citizens and Technical Advisory Committee (CTAC) of the Delaware Source Water Assessment and Protection Program, Dover, DE, March 24, 2010.

7. Guest lecturer, "Sequence Stratigraphy of Non-Marine Environments," Seminar in Sequence Stratigraphy, Rutgers University GEO 614, February 18, 2010

8. Invited speaker, “Sussex County Ground-Water Availability Study Update,” Citizens and Technical Advisory Committee (CTAC) of the Delaware Source Water Assessment and Protection Program, Dover, DE, March 2009.

9. Invited speaker, “Delaware Geological Survey's Sussex County Ground Water Study,” Delaware Board of Water Well Drillers Continuing Education Seminar, Dover, DE, December 2008.

10. Invited speaker, “Sussex County Ground-Water Availability Study,” Citizens and Technical Advisory Committee (CTAC) of the Delaware Source Water Assessment and Protection Program, Dover, DE, March 2008.

11. Invited speaker, “Life of Our Ancient Lands and Seas: Dinosaurs, Plants, and Marine Life of the Delaware Valley region in the Mesozoic Era,” Delaware Museum of Natural History, Wilmington, DE, December 2007.

12. Invited speaker, “Delaware Geology: Recent DGS Work of Interest to Delaware’s Water Drillers,” Delaware Board of Water Well Drillers Continuing Education Seminar, Dover, DE, November 2007.

13. Invited speaker, “Geology of the confined aquifers of Kent County: Stratigraphy, mapping, and hydrogeological implications,” 2007 Delaware Water Science Seminar, Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control, Dover, DE, April 2007.

14. Invited speaker, “Geology of the Potomac aquifer of northern New Castle County: Keys to improving hydrogeological characterization,” 2007 Delaware Water Science Seminar, Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control, Dover, DE, April 2007.

15. Invited speaker, “Life of Our Ancient Lands and Seas: Dinosaurs, Plants, and Marine Life of the Delaware Valley region in the Mesozoic Era,” Delaware Museum of Natural History, Wilmington, DE, December 2006.

16. Invited speaker, “Stratigraphy and Aquifer Architecture of the Mid-Cretaceous Potomac Formation, Northern Delaware,” URS Corporation lunch-time seminar series, Ft. Washington, PA, August, 2006.

17. Invited speaker, “Geophysical Logging Demonstration” and “Anatomoy of a Lithology Log,” Delaware Board of Water Well Drillers Continuing Education Seminar, Killens Pond State Park, DE, June 9, 2006.

18. Invited speaker, “Life of Our Ancient Lands and Seas: Dinosaurs, Plants, and Marine Life of the Delaware Valley region in the Mesozoic Era,” Delaware Museum of Natural History, Wilmington, DE, December 2005.

19. Invited speaker, “Kent County Ground-Water Availability Study: Confined-Aquifer Geologic Framework, “ Citizens and Technical Advisory Committee (CTAC) of the Delaware Source Water Assessment and Protection Program, Dover, DE, December 2005.

20. Invited speaker, “What Geologists Do: A Sampling of Delaware Geological Survey Work for Delaware’s Water Drillers,” Delaware Board of Water Well Drillers Continuing Education Seminar, Dover, DE, November 2005.

21. Invited speaker, “Life of Our Ancient Lands and Seas: Dinosaurs, Plants, and Marine Life of the Delaware Valley region in the Mesozoic Era,” Mid-Hudson Valley Gem and Mineral Society, Poughkeepsie, NY, May 2005.

22. Invited speaker, “Stratigraphy and Aquifer Architecture of the Mid-Cretaceous Potomac Formation, Northern Delaware,” University of Delaware Department of Geology Seminar, February, 2004.

23. Invited speaker, “Journeys in foraminiferal research from the coast to the abyss: the research career of Barun Sen Gupta.” Research Symposium, “A Tribute to the Career of Barun Sen Gupta,” Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, October 2003.

24. Invited speaker, “Application of microfossils to stratigraphic analysis: Solutions to aquifer problems in the Cretaceous and Miocene of Delaware and New Jersey.” Research Symposium, “A Tribute to the Career of Barun Sen Gupta,” Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, October 2003.

25. Guest lecturer, “Life as a Geologist at a Geological Survey,” Graduate Research Seminar GEO 612, Rutgers University, October 2003.

26. Invited speaker, “Stratigraphy and Aquifer Architecture of the Mid-Cretaceous Potomac Formation, Northern Delaware,” Rutgers University Department of Geology Seminar, October, 2002.

27. Invited Speaker, “Natural Gas Issues in Delaware: Energy Trends Analysis,” in “Energy for the Next Decade,” State of Delaware Energy Workshop, Dover, DE, March, 2001

28. Invited speaker, “Dinosaurs in Delaware,” Delaware Museum of Natural History, Wilmington, DE, April, 2000.

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