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Department of Geology  

801 W. Monte Vista Ave. Turlock CA  95382

(209) 664-6691 rrogers@geology.csustan.edu

 

Dr. Robert D. Rogers

2003  Ph.D.  The University of Texas at Austin

1989  M.S.   Colorado State University  

1986  B.S.    Appalachian State University   


CSU Stanislaus Courses and Course Web Sites:  

Structural Geology GEOL 4360

Earthquakes and Volcanoes, GEOL 3500 

Plate Tectonics GEOL 4700

Introduction to Earth Sciences GEOL 2400

Principles of Geology GEOL 2100

Principles of Geology Lab GEOL 2102

On-line Geologic journals available at CSU Stanislaus


Research   

Current research focuses on three areas: 1) the timing of slab breakoff along Middle American Trench and the geomorphic and sedimentologic responses to the breakoff in Central America; 2) structural and stratigraphic development of neotectonic transtensional rift valleys along the divergent strike-slip margin of northern Central America; and 3) the Mesozoic history of the southern North America Cordillera recorded in the sedimentology and stratigraphy of Central America. 

  
  

 
 
  
 

Publications

R. Rogers, P. Mann, P. Emmet, and M. Venable, 2007, Colon fold-thrust belt of Honduras: Evidence for late Cretaceous collision between the continental Chortis block in P. Mann (ed) GSA Special Paper 428: Geologic and Tectonic Development of the Caribbean Plate in Northern Central America, Geological Society of America Special Paper 428, p. 129-150. (preview PDF only)

R. Rogers and P. Mann, 2007, Transtensional deformation of the western Caribbean-North America plate boundary zone in P. Mann (ed) Geologic and Tectonic Development of the Caribbean Plate in Northern Central America, Geological Society of America Special Paper 428, p. 37-64.  (preview PDF only)

R. Rogers, P. Mann, and P. Emmet, 2007, Tectonic terranes of the Chortis block based on integration of regional aeromagnetic and geologic data in P. Mann (ed) Geologic and Tectonic Development of the Caribbean Plate in Northern Central America, Geological Society of America Special Paper 428, p. 65-88. (preview PDF only)

R. Rogers, P. Mann, R. Scott, and L. Patino, 2007, Cretaceous intra-arc rifting, sedimentation, and basin inversion in east-central Honduras in P. Mann  (ed) GSA Special Paper 428: Geologic and Tectonic Development of the Caribbean Plate in Northern Central America, Geological Society of America Special Paper 428, p. 89-128. (preview PDF only)

Jordan B., Sigurdsson H., Carey S., Rogers, R., and Ehrenborg J., 2006, Geochemical correlation of Caribbean Sea tephra layers with ignimbrites, in Central America .in Neogene-Quaternary Continental Margin Volcanism: A Perspective from Mexico edited by Claus Siebe, José Luis Macías, and Gerardo J. Aguirre-Díaz, Geologic Society of America Special Paper 402, p. 175-208. (link to Ben Jordan publication's page)

C. Demets, G. Mattioli, P. Jansma, R. Rogers, C. Tenorios, and H. Turner, 2007, Present motion and deformation of the Caribbean plate: Constraints from new GPS geodetic measurements from Honduras and Nicaragua, in P. Mann (ed) GSA Special Paper 428: Geologic and Tectonic Development of the Caribbean Plate in Northern Central America, p. 21-37. (Chuck Demets' page)

B. Jordan, H. Sigurdsson, S. Carey, S. Lundin, R. Rogers, B. Singer, and M. Barquero-Molina, 2007, Petrogenesis of Central American Tertiary ignimbrites and associated Caribbean Sea tephra in P. Mann  (ed) GSA Special Paper 428: Geologic and Tectonic Development of the Caribbean Plate in Northern Central America, p. 151-179.  (link to Ben Jordan publication's page)

Jordan B., Sigurdsson H., Carey S., Rogers, R., and Ehrenborg J., 2007, Geochemical variation along and across the Central American Miocene paleoarc in Honduras and Nicaragua, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 71, p. 3581–3591.  (link to Ben Jordan publication's page)

Mann, P., Rogers, R., and Gahagan, L., 2006, Chapter 8, Overview of Plate tectonic history and its unsolved tectonic problem, in J. Buncdschud (ed) Central America : Geology, Resources, and Natural Hazards, Balkema Publishers, The Netherlands. p. 205 – 241.

Rogers, R. D., 2003, Jurassic-Recent tectonic and stratigraphic history of the Chortis block of Honduras and Nicaragua (northern Central America), The University of Texas at Austin, Ph. D. dissertation, 289 p.

Rogers, R.D., H. Karason and R. van der Hilst, 2002, Epeirogenic uplift above a detached slab in northern Central America, Geology, v.30, no. 11, p1031-1034. Cited By in Scopus

Rogers, R.D., 1996, Geologia a lo largo del Rio Patuca y Wampu, La Mosquitia, Honduras, Revista Geographica (Honduras), numero 4, epoca 1. p. 86-106. 

Rogers, R.D. and E.A. O'Conner.  1993.  Mapa Geológico de Honduras: Hoja de Tegucigalpa (segunda edición): Instituto Geográfico Nacional, Tegucigalpa, Honduras. 1:50,000

Rogers, R.D. 1995. Mapa Geológico de Honduras: Hoja de Valle de Jamistran: Instituto Geográfico Nacional, Tegucigalpa, Honduras. 1:50,000

Rogers , R.D. and S.A. Schumm. 1991. The Effect of Sparse Vegetative Cover on Erosion and Sediment Yield: Journal of Hydrology, v.123, p. 19-24. Cited By in Scopus



 


 


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