Email: wooton at live.unc.edu
Office: Mitchell 327
Ph.D., Geology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, current; advisor: D.S. Coleman
M.S., Geology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2010
Mining Engineer at the Yucca Mountain Project, Bechtel SAIC Co., Las Vegas, NV, 2007-2009
B.S., Geology, College of William and Mary, 2005
I am a Ph.D. candidate working with Drew Coleman in the Isotope Geochemistry Lab. My main interest is in reconciling the observations of pluton science with the magma evolution models used in volcanology. I am also interested in the relationship between U-Pb and Ar-Ar geochronology of volcanic phenocrysts. Currently, I am dating zircons for a thermal history of the Organ Needle Pluton, New Mexico, and I am studying zircons from zoned ignimbrites from the San Juan Volcanic Field, Colorado, using CA ID-TIMS U-Pb geochronology.
Wooton, K.M., 2010, Age and petrogenesis of the Roaring Mountain Rhyolites, Yellowstone Volcanic Field, Wyoming [M.S. thesis]: Las Vegas, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 296p.
Wooton, K.M., 2005, The nature and timing of deformation in the Blue Ridge province, Greene County, Virginia [B.S. thesis]: Williamsburg, College of William & Mary, 66p.
Spell, T.L., Wooton, K., Nastanski, N.M., and Smith, E.I., 2008, The role of basalt in eruption of Quaternary rhyolites north of the Yellowstone Caldera: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v.40, n.1, p.62, 14-2.
Wooton, K.M., and Spell, T.L., 2007, Latest Yellowstone volcanism: Roaring Mountain rhyolites, Yellowstone Volcanic Field, Wyoming: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v.39, n.6, p.393, 143-46.
Wooton, K.M., 2005, The nature and timing of deformation in the Blue Ridge province, Greene County, Virginia: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v.37, n.2, p.36, 13-8.
Forte, A.M., Wooton, K.M., Hasty, B.A., and Bailey, C.M., 2005, Bedrock geology of the Swift Run Gap 7.5’ quadrangle, Blue Ridge province, Virginia: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v.37, n.2, p.34, 11-8."