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Andrew Leier

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Earth Ocean and Environment
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-777-9941
Office: EWS, Room 212

Curriculum Vitae [pdf]

Sedimentary Systems Lab & Leier page

Andrew Leier


  • 2005 Ph.D. in Geology, Department of Geosciences, The University of Arizona
  • 2000 M.S. in Geology, Department of Geology and Geophysics, The University of Wyoming
  • 1996 B.S. in Geology, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA


Benyon, C., Leier, A.L., Leckie, D.A., Hubbard, S.M., and Gehrels, G.E., 2016, Sandstone provenance and insights into the paleogeography of the McMurray Formation from detrital zircon geochronology, Athabasca Oil Sands, Canada: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 100, p. 269-287.

Quartero, E.M., Leier, A.L., Bentley, L.M., and Glombick, P., 2015, Basin-scale stratigraphic architecture and potential Paleocene distributive fluvial systems of the Cordilleran Foreland Basin, Alberta, Canada: Sedimentary Geology, v. 316, p. 26-38.

Benyon, C., Leier, A., Leckie, D.A., Webb, A., Hubbard, S.M., Gehrels, G., 2014, Provenance of the Cretaceous Athabasca Oil Sands, Canada: Implications for continental-scale sediment transport: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 84, p. 136-143.

Leier, A.L., McQuarrie, N., Garzione, C., and Eiler, J., 2013, Stable isotope evidence for multiple pulses of rapid surface uplift in the Central Andes, Bolivia: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 371-372, p. 49-58.

Anfinson, O.A., Leier, A.L., Guest, B., Stockli, D., Dewing, K., and Embry, A.F., 2013, Thermal history of the northern Laurentian margin: apatite and zircon (U-Th)/He thermochronology of the Paleozoic Franklinian Basin, Canadian Arctic Islands: Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 50, p. 761-768.

Raines, M.K., Hubbard, S.M., Kukulski, R.B., Leier, A.L., and Gehrels, G.E., 2013, Sediment dispersal in an evolving foreland: Detrital zircon geochronology from Upper Jurassic and lowermost Cretaceous strata, Alberta Basin, Canada: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 125, p. 741-755. 

Anfinson, O., Leier, A.L., Dewing, K., and Embry, A., 2012, Detrital zircon geochronology and provenance of the Franklinian Basin, Canadian Arctic Islands: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v.124, p.415-430.

Leier, A.L., and Gehrels, G.E., 2011, Continental scale detrital zircon provenance signatures in Lower Cretaceous strata, western North America: Geology, v. 39, p.399-402.

Pelletier, J.D., Leier, A.L., and Steidtmann, J.R., 2009, Wind-driven reorganization of coarse clasts on the surface of Mars: Geology, v. 37, p.55-58.

Leier, A.L., DeCelles, P.G., Kapp, P., and Ding, L., 2007, The Takena Formation of the Lhasa terrane, Southern Tibet: the record of a retro-arc foreland basin: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v.119, p.31-48.



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