CV

CV

Education

  • Ph.D. Earth Sciences (expected 2019), Syracuse University
  • M.S. Geosciences, 2007, The University of Texas at Austin
  • B.S. Geology, 2003, Western Kentucky University

Work Experience 

  • Teaching Assistant, Syracuse University, 2015-2016, 2018-2019
  • Water Fellow, Syracuse University, 2017-2018
  • EMPOWER Research Fellow, Syracuse University, 2016-2017
  • Instructor, GeoFORCE Texas, 2015 – present
  • Teaching/Research Assistant, University of Illinois, 2013-2015
  • Exploration Geologist, ExxonMobil Corporation, 2007-2013
  • Teaching/Research Assistant, The University of Texas at Austin, 2004-2007
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant, Hoffman Environmental Research Institute, Western Kentucky University, 2001-2003
  • Intern, Kentucky Geological Survey, 2001

Publications

  • DeMott, L.M., Scholz, C.A., and Junium, C.K. (2019) 8200-year growth history of a Lahontan-age lacustrine tufa deposit. Sedimentology, doi:10.111/sed.12579. Link

Conference Presentations 

  • DeMott, L.M., Teece, M., and Scholz, C.A. (2018) Carbonate fabrics in modern microbialites and Pleistocene tufas: implications for depositional processes of Lahontan lacustrine carbonates. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting [Oral presentation].
  • DeMott, L.M., Napieralski, S.A., Junium, C.K., Teece, M., and Scholz, C.A. (2018) Assessing microbial influence on deposition of frondose lacustrine carbonate tufas from Winnemucca Dry Lake, NV, USA. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting [Oral presentation].
  • DeMott, L.M., Muirhead, J.D., and Scholz, C.A. (2018) Reservoir properties of lacustrine carbonate buildups from Pleistocene Lake Lahontan: Analogues for South Atlantic reservoirs. American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Annual Convention and Exhibition [Poster].
  • DeMott, L.M., Scholz, C.A., Uveges, B.T.I., and Junium, C.K. (2017) Growth history and composition of a lacustrine tufa dome from Winnemucca Dry Lake, NV, USA. Geological Society of America, Annual Meeting [Poster].
  • DeMott, L.M., Sivaguru, M., Fried, G., Sanford, R., and Fouke, B.W. (2014) Quantification of dynamic waterrock-microbe interactions in a travertine-depositing hot spring, Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, USA. American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting [Poster].
  • DeMott, L.M., Piazza, O., Bertran, E., Bonis, B., Frantz, C.M., Loyd, S.J., Corsetti, F.A., and Spear, J.A. (2014) Using carbon isotopes to assess biogenicity of mixed-composition accretionary structures from a thermal spring (Little Hot Creek, California, USA). Geological Society of America, Annual Meeting [Poster].
  • Piazza, O., DeMott, L.M., Bertran, E., Bonis, B., Frantz, C.M., Corsetti, F.A., Loyd, S.J., Stevenson, B.S., Stamps, B.W., and Spear, J.A. (2014) Biogenicity of mixed silica-carbonate accretionary structures from a hot spring (Little Hot Creek, CA). Geological Society of America, Annual Meeting [Poster].
  • DeMott, L.M., De Boever, E., Foubert, A., Swennen, R., and Fouke, B.W. (2014) Geobiological interpretation of a travertine core from Yellowstone National Park. Midwest Geobiology Symposium 2014 [Poster].
  • DeMott, L.M., Banner, J.L., and Christian, L.N. (2006) Recent travertine deposits as records of groundwater processes in urbanizing environments. Geological Society of America, Annual Meeting [Poster].
  • Steinhauer, E.S., Neill, M.F., DeMott, L.M., Landrum, J.T., Schumacher, W., and Bennett, P.C. (2006) Hydrogeochemical and hydrogeological evidence for Blanco River recharge of Jacob’s Well, a karst spring in Hays County, Texas. Geological Society of America, Annual Meeting [Poster].

 Grants and Awards

  • Daniel F. Merriam Endowed Scholarship, Syracuse University Dept. of Earth Sciences, 2018
  • Grant for Earth Science Student Research, Central New York Assoc. of Professional Geologists (CNYAPG), 2018
  • Water Fellowship, Syracuse University, 2017
  • Emerging Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grant, EMPOWER NRT, Syracuse University, 2016
  • Research Fellowship, EMPOWER NRT, Department of Earth Sciences, Syracuse University, 2016
  • College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Student Summer Fellowship, Syracuse University, 2016
  • John James Prucha Field Research Fund, Department of Earth Sciences, Syracuse University, 2016
  • Geological Society of America Graduate Student Research Grant, 2006, 2014
  • Thomas R. Banks Memorial Scholarship, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 2006
  • Student Service Award, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 2006
  • Student Service Award, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 2005
  • Judson Roy Griffin Outstanding Senior in Geology, Dept. of Geography and Geology, Western Kentucky University, 2003
  • Student Scholarship Award for Excellence in the Geosciences, American Institute of Professional Geologists, Kentucky Chapter, 2003

Field Courses

  • EMPOWER Field Course, Lake Kivu, Rwanda, 2018
  • Drilling and Coring Summer Institute, LacCore and CSDCO, 2016
  • International Geobiology Course, USC Wrigley Institute, 2014
  • Wasatch-Uinta Field Camp, 2003 

Professional Memberships

  • Geological Society of America (GSA)
  • Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM)
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU)