Dr. Paul Mann, Professor of Geology, Tectonics, Petroleum Geology, Robert E. Sheriff Endowed Chair, Director, Caribbean Basins, Tectonics and Hydrocarbons Consortium
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Department of Earth and Atmospheric SciencesFACULTY WEBSITE
Areas of expertise
- Petroleum geology
- Basin analysis
- The Presidential Award for Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation in 1983, SUNY Albany.
- Organization of American States Fellow to the Dominican Republic, 1984
- Cited by American Association of Petroleum Geologists for excellence in reviewing, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 80, p. v. 1996
- Invited Erskine Fellow at the Department of Geology, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Feb.–Mar. 1997
- Invited French Academy of Sciences fellowship at the University of Nice (Sophia Antipolis) funded by the Elf-Aquitaine Company). Sept. 1, 1999–Aug. 15, 2000
- Associate editor, Geological Society of America Bulletin. 2000–present.
- Cited by Geological Society of America Bulletin for excellence in reviewing during 2001 (GSA Bulletin, 2002, v. 114). 2001
- Fellow, Geological Society of America. May 2005
- Joseph C. Walter Excellence Award, Jackson School of Geosciences. June 2006
- APEX grand award for writing for a special issue of Phi Kappa Phi Forum that explains natural hazards to non-scientists. Sept. 2007
- “Top 10” poster award (Jiang et al.), AAPG Annual Convention, San Antonio, Texas. April 2008
- “Top 10” poster award (Contreras et al.), AAPG Annual Convention, San Antonio, Texas. April 2008
- Outstanding research award, UT Jackson School of Geosciences. April 2008
- Leiv Eiriksson fellowship, Norwegian Research Council. 2008
- Director’s Circle of Excellence Award, UT Institute for Geophysics. 2010
- Associate editor, Marine and Petroleum Geology. 2011
- Dazcko, N., Caffi, and Mann, P., Structural evolution of the Dayman dome metamorphic core complex, eastern Papua New Guinea: Geological Society of America Bulletin, in press. UTIG contribution no. 2335.
- Vargas, C.*** and Mann, P., Morphologic expression of accretionary processes and recent submarine landslides along the southwestern Pacific margin of Colombia: in Submarine Mass Movements and their Consequences, edited by Y. Yamada et al., Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research 31, 2012, doi:10.1007/978-94-007-2162-3_33, UTIG contribution 2393.
- Vargas, C.***, Mann, P., and Borrero, C., 2011, Field guide for excursions to the Nevado del Ruiz Volcano and to the Romeral Fault System (Colombia) in the framework of neotectonics of arccontinent collision concepts, Earth Sciences Research Journal (Bogota, Colombia), v. 14, no. 1.
- Kroehler, M. E., P. Mann, A. Escalona, and G. L. Christeson, 2011, Late Cretaceous-Miocene diachronous onset of backt hrusting along the south Caribbean deformed belt and its importance for understanding processes of arc collision and crustal growth, Tectonics, 30, TC6003, doi:10.1029/2011TC002918, UTIG contribution no. 2392.
- Mann, P., Comparison of structural styles and giant hydrocarbon occurrences within four, active strike-slip regions: California, southern Caribbean, Sumatra, and East China, 2013, in, D. Gao, editor, Tectonics and Sedimentation: Implications for Petroleum Systems, AAPG Memoir 100, p. 43-93. UTIG contribution 2391.
- Koehler, R., Mann, P., Prentice, C., Brown, L., Benford, B., and Wiggins-Grandison, M., 2013, Enriquillo-Plantain Garden fault zone: Paleoseismology and seismic hazard: Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, v. 103, p. 971-983.
- Vargas, C. and Mann, P., Tearing and breakoff of subducted slabs as the result of collision of the Panama arc-indenter with northwestern South America: Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, in press.
- Prentice, C., Mann, P. and Pena, L., in press, Comment on: “Historical perspective on seismic hazard to Hispaniola and the Caribbean region” by U. ten Brink et al., Journal of Geophysical Research.
Fitz, G.*, and Mann, P., in press, Evaluating upper versus lower crustal extension through structural reconstructions and subsidence analysis of basins adjacent to the D’Entrecasteaux Islands, eastern Papua New Guinea: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, special issue on Papua New Guinea (editors S. Baldwin, P. Mann, T. Little, and G. Abers).
- Fitz, G.*, and Mann, P., in press, Uplift of the Goodenough and Fergusson Island gneiss domes, eastern Papua New Guinea: Constraints from offshore seismic and well data: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, special issue on Papua New Guinea (editors S. Baldwin, P. Mann, T. Little, and G. Abers).
More publications in CV below and google scholar profile.
- None available.
Grants and Funded Research
- Collaborative research: St. Elias erosion/tectonics project (STEEP) (co-PIs, S. Gulick and G. Christeson, NSF Continental Dynamics Project) PhD student supported L. Lowe— cruise postponed until Spring 2008. ($843,850). 2005-'10.
- Distinguishing tectonic mechanisms of extension and forearc translation near the Central American volcanic arc by high-resolution seismic profiling in Lakes Nicaragua and Managua (co-PIs, K. McIntosh and P. Mann, NSF MARGINS Subduction Factory, MS student supported: J. Funk; UTIG postdoc supported: S. Wulf ($288,850). 2005–‘07.
- Caribbean basins, tectonics and hydrocarbons (CBTH) (PI: P. Mann, industry consortium, 11 sponsors for Phase 1; one post-doc (H. El-Mowafey) one full time employee (L. Bingham, 1 MS student (E. Vence), two undergraduates ($1,320,000 over three years). 2005–‘08.
- Extension for “Crust-mantle interactions during continental growth and high-pressure rock exhumation at oblique arc-continent collision zones: SE Caribbean margin (G. Christeson, co-investigator, NSF-Continental Dynamics Program, MS student supported: M. Kroehler) ($261,379). 2006–‘08.
- Collaborative research: An integrated tectonic study of the Jamaica strike-slip restraining bend and Gonave microplate using GPS, geomorphologic, seismic, and gravity data, NSF Structure and Tectonics, ($228,276). 2007–‘11.
- Collaborative research: How if rifting exhuming the youngest high-pressure and ultrahigh pressure (HP/UHP) rocks on Earth? (co-PIs: P. Mann and B. Horton, NSF Continental Dynamics) ($326,853). 2008–‘11.
- Assessing site stability at Caracas Bay, Curacao, (M. Hornbach, co-PI, APNA - Algemeen Pensioenfonds van de Nederlandse Antillen) ($112,862). 2007–‘08.
- Caribbean basins, tectonics, and hydrocarbons (CBTH – Phase 2) (three years with a subcontract to the Univ of Stavanger, Norway). 2008-’13.
- NSF RAPID proposal for the January 12, 2010, Haiti earthquake (subcontract with Purdue University, Eric Calais, PI) ($10,000). 2010.
- SEG Geophysicists without Borders study in Haiti ($100,000). 2013.
For more grants and funded research, see CV below.