Wegmann's wordle, v. 3.0 — Created from publication abstracts as of January 2014
Wegmann's Wordle Archive
See how my research interests, as reflected by publication abstracts have changed over the years
Overview of Current Research Interests and Efforts
1. NSF-Directorate for Geosciences - Continental Dynamics - Co-PI
2. American Chemical Society - Petroleum Resource Fund, Doctoral New Investigator Grant - PI
3. US Geological Survey - Co-PI
Fort Bragg, North Carolina
Start Date: 08/27/2012
End Date: 06/30/2014
4. NSF - Directorate for Geosciences - Geomorphology and Landuse Dynamics - Co-PI
Geodynamic Evolution Of The Hangay Dome, Mongolia Central Asia (Please see our project website)
High-elevation, low relief surfaces are common on continents. These intercontinental plateaus influence river networks, climate, and the migration of plants and animals. How these plateaus form is not clear. We are studying the geodynamic processes responsible for surface uplift in the Hangay in central Mongolia to better understand the origin of high topography in continental interiors.
Ancient Hominids may have been Seafarers - Research from Crete that
utilizes marine terrace geochronology from part of my Ph.D. thesis
Visit the Plakias Stone Age Project website for more details
Strasser, T. F., Runnels, C., Wegmann, K., Panagopoulou, E., McCoy, F., Digregorio, C., Karkanas, P., and Thompson, N., 2011, Dating Palaeolithic sites in southwestern Crete, Greece: Journal of Quaternary Science, v. 26, no. 5, p. 553-560.
Strasser, T. F., E. Panagopoulou, C. N. Runnels, P. M. Murray, N. Thompson, P. Karkanas, F. W. McCoy, and K. W. Wegmann (2010),
Stone age seafaring in the Mediterranean: Evidence from the Plakias Region for Lower Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Habitation of Crete, Hesperia, 79(2), 145-190.
See article in Science News - January 8th, 2010
See article in The Times (London) online - January 18th, 2010
See online article on The American School of Classical Studies at Athens website - February 1, 2010
See article in the New York Times - February 16, 2010 - On Crete, New Evidence of Very Ancient Mariners
See article on The National Geographic Daily News Site - February 17, 2010 - Primitive Humans Conquered Sea, Surprising Finds Suggest
See article in the May/June 2010 issue of Archaeology -
Strasser, T. F., Runnels, C., Panagopoulou, E., Karkanas, P., Thompson, N., Wegmann, K. W., and McCoy, F. W., 2010,
Landslide dammed Lakes - paleoseismic archives
In July of 2009, Joe Kasperski (NCSU senior geology major) spent a week collecting samples of rooted snags from the bottom of the Upper and Lower Greenwater Lakes for radiocarbon dating. Joe is working on correlating the timing of landslide movement to known regional paleoseismic events, in order to determine if the landslide damming these two lakes might have been seismically-triggered.
Landslide-dammed Upper Greenwater Lake, July 2009 Underwater photographs of conifer snags rooted in the bottom of Upper Greenwater Lake, July 2009