Reed Myers


My research work follows up on the recent advances in mud deposition by exploring, in detail, modern fine-grain inter-tidal and sub-tidal depositional environments and comparing those findings to the problematic Devonian black shales of the Appalachian Basin concentrating on process ichnology and geochemistry. The objective of this research is to evaluate the ichnological signatures preserved in fine-grain depositional environments and develop an interpretive framework that can be used by others in the future.


  • Imperial Barrel Award Canada Region, 2nd place (2013)
  • Nevada Petroleum Society, Graduate Student Research Award (2010)
  • ISU Graduate Student Research Committee, Grant Recipient (2009)

Abstracts, Posters and Publications

  • Parish, Austin, Day, Jed, Myers, Reed, Tapanila, Leif, and Becker, Thomas, 2011. Comiotechia and Xinshaoella? (Rhynhonellida-Ladogiidae) from the middle? And late Frasnian of the euramerivan tropics (North America and Germany): first known occurrences outside of the Russian platform and south (Poster). Geological Society of America meeting. March 20-22. Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Myers, Reed and Tapanila, Leif. 2010. Two-stage tsunami resurge deposition in the wake of the Alamo Impact, Lincoln County, Nevada (Poster). Geological Society of America meeting. Oct. 31- Nov. 3. Denver, CO.
  • Coleman, Neil M., Davis Todd, Carrie, Myers, Reed, and Kaktins, Uldis. 2009. Johnstown flood of 1889 –destruction and rebirth (Presentation 76-9). Geological Society of America meeting. Oct. 18-21. Portland, Ore.
  • Davis Todd, Carrie, Coleman, Neil, Myers, Reed, and Kaktins, Uldis. 2009. A determination of peak discharge rate and water volume from the 1889 Johnstown flood (Presentation 76-10). GSA. Oct. 18-21. Portland, Ore.
  • Myers, Reed, Davis Todd, Carrie, and Coleman, Neil. A New Estimate of Peak Discharge Rate during the 1889 Johnstown Flood (Poster). AAG 2009 Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.