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Dr. Jonathan Sumrall

  Assistant Professor of Geosciences, Geology

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Office: Tomanek Hall 237
Phone:785-628-5348
Email: jbsumrall@fhsu.edu

Curriculum Vitae - contact me for a current vitae

 


 


Educational Background

  • Ph.D. in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Mississippi State University 2013
    Dissertation: Relating karst development to island dolomite formation using petrography, geochemistry, and geomorphology.
  • M.S. in Geology, University of South Florida 2009
    Thesis: Using 34-S as a tracer of dissolved sulfur species from springs to cave sulfate deposits in Cerna Valley, Romania.
  • B.S. in Geosciences (Professional Geology), Mississippi State University 2007
    Thesis: Summa Cum Laude

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Geology
  • Mineralogy
  • Petrology
  • Field Methods
  • Depositional Environments
  • Field Students in Geosciences:Field Camp

Research Interests and Specializations

  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
  • Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)
  • X-Ray Diffraction (XRD)
  • Isotope Ratio Mass Scectrometer (IRMS)
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) Emission Spectrometer
  • Cathodoluminescence Microscopy (CL)
  • Petrographic Thin Sectioning and Microscopy
  • Karst Mapping
  • Structural and Cave mapping

Publications/Abstracts & Presentations (for a complete list view CV)

Refereed Journals

  • Sumrall, J.B., Larson, E.B., and Mylroie, J.E. 2017. Very High Magnesium Calcite Formation and Microbial Communities Found in Porosity of the Seroe Domi Formation of Curacao, Netherland Antilles: Carbonates and Evaporites, DOI: 10.1007/s13146-017-0352-7.
  • Sumrall, J.B., Larson, E.B., and Mylroie, J.E. 2016. Caves Within Dolomitized Sections of the Seroe Domi Formation on Curacao, Netherland Antilles: Acta Carsologica 45(1): 19-32.
  • Kelley, D.F., Sumrall, J.L., and Sumrall, J.B.. 2015. Student-Designed Mapping Project as Part of a Geology Field Camp: Journal of Geoscience Education, DOI: 10.5408/14-003.1.
  • Sumrall, J.B., Sumrall, J.L., and Travis. R.W. 2015. Cave Development Within a Paleosol Breccia in the Dolomitized Seroe Domi Formation, Aurba, Lesser Antilles: Carbonates and Evaporites, DOI: 10.1007/s13146-015-0236-7.
  • Mylroie, J. E., Kambesis, P. N., Owen-Nagel, A. M., Sumrall, J. B., Larson, E. B., Mylroie, J. R., and Lace, M. J. 2015. Flank margin cave development at Cala Pi and Cala Figuera, Mallorca Island, Spain, in Glumac, B. and Savarese, M., eds., Proceedings of the 16th Symposium on the Geology of the Bahamas and other Carbonate Regions, p. 213-221.
  • Kambesis, P. N., Mylroie, J. R., Mylroie, J. E., Larson, E. B., Owen-Nagel, A. M., and Sumrall, J. B. 2015. Influence of karst denudation on the northwest coast of Curaçao, in Glumac, B. and Savarese, M., eds., Proceedings of the 16th Symposium on the Geology of the Bahamas and other Carbonate Regions, p. 200-212.
  • Sumrall, J.B., Mylroie, J.E., and Kambesis, P.N. 2014. Microbial mixing zone dolomitization and karst development within Isla de Mona Dolomite, Isla de Mona, Puerto Rico: Carbonates and Evaporites, DOI: 10.1007/s13146-014-0198-1.
  • Machel, H.G., Sumrall, J.B., Kambesis, P.N., Mylroie, J.R., Mylroie, J.E., and Lace, M.J. 2014. Episodic fluid flow and dolomitization by methane-bearing pore water of marine parentage in an accretionary prism setting, Barbados, West Indies: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 84, p. 58-71.
  • Sumrall, J.B., Machel, H.G., and Mylroie, J.M. 2013. Unusual polygenetic void and cave development in Miocene chalks on Barbados: International Journal of Speleology, v. 42, p. 247-255.

Conference Presentations (student co-authors underlined; *undergraduates)

  • Flaming, P.L.* and Sumrall, J.B., 2017, Petrographic Analysis of Highly Cemented, Partially Dolomitized Chalks from Barbados, West Indies, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs v. 19, no.1.
  • Morris, R.E.* and Sumrall, J.B., 2017, Comparison of the Petrogphic Characteristics of Neogene and Pleistocene Volcaniclastic-rich carbonates from Curacao, Netherland Antilles, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs v. 19, no.1.
  • Gauvey, K.L.* and Sumrall, J.B., 2017, Petrophic Analysis of Silicified Coral from the Manistique Group of the Michigan Basin, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs v. 19, no.1.
  • Moore, K.D.* and Sumrall, J.B., 2017, Petrographic Analysis of Chert Within the Manistique Group of the Michigan Basin, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs v. 19, no.1.
  • Jordan, M.M.* and Sumrall, J.B., 2017, Petrographic Analysis of Vegemorphs from Eleuthera, The Bahamas, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs v. 19, no.1.
  • Sumrall, J.B. and Larson, E.B., 2016, Surficial Geologic Reconnaissance of the St. Ignace District of the Hiawatha National Forest, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs v. 48, No. 7.
  • Sides, K.E.* and Sumrall, J.B., 2016, Paleosols from Eleuthera, The Bahamas: Petrographic Analysis, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs v. 48, No. 7.
  • Burton, I.M. *, Sumrall, J.B., and Larson, E.B., 2016, Grike (Kluftkarren) Development in the Hiawatha National Forest, Upper Peninsula, Michigan, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs v. 48, No. 7.
  • Gauvey, K.L.* and Sumrall, J.B., 2016, Paleosols from Eleuthera, The Bahamas: Geochemistry and Mineralogy, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs v. 48, No. 7.
  • Sumrall, J.B. and Larson, E.B., 2015, The Status of Island Karst Processes on Island Ceonzoic Dolostones, Geological Socitey of America Abstracts with Programs v. 47, no. 7.
  • Sumrall, J.L. and Sumrall, J.B., 2015. Karst-Based Learning: Using Island Karst as a Platform for Undergraduate Project-Based Learning, Geological Socitey of America Abstracts with Programs v. 47, no. 7

Honors & Awards Received

  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Distinguished Lecturer: Isotope Hydrology Workshop, Kingston, Jamaica, Fall 2013
  • Francis Leo Lynch Graduate Student Award, Mississippi State University 2013
  • Young Scientist Award for KWI Carbonate Geochemistry Conference, Billings, MT, USA 2011

Professional Memberships

  • Geological Society of America
  • Association of Engineering and Environmental Geologists
  • National Speleological Society
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • Sigma Gamma Epsilon

Service Activities

  • Geological Society of America Karst Division Vice Chair (Spring 2016-present)
  • Geological Society of America Karst Division Awards Commitee (2017-present)
  • Geological Society of America South-Central Section ad hoc member of advisory board (Spring 2015-present)
  • Geological Society of America South-Central Section Annual meeting session chair (2015-present)
  • Manuscript Reviewer: International Jornal of Speleology, Geomorphology, Carbonates and Evaporites, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Journal of Cave and Karst Studies, Geology, Earth Interactions, Journal of Coastal Research

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