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My research interests are in sedimentology and geomorphology, especially modern & ancient fluvial and lacustrine continental deposits, and taphonomy of vertebrate fossils within them. I have particular interests in
- Eocene lake deposits in Utah
- Development of the landscape and biota of Madagascar and human influence on the same
- Interpretation of mid-late Paleozoic strata in NE Ohio
- Computer programming to improve visualization and analysis of complex data sets (e.g., data regarding orientations, Munsell soil colors, and grain-size distributions).
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
Klompmaker, Adiel, Ortiz, Joseph D., and Wells, Neil A., How to explain a decapod crustacean diversity hotspot in a mid-Cretaceous coral reef, Paleogeography, Paleoclimatology, Paleoecology (in press).
Admassu, Yonathan, Shakoor, Abdul, Wells, Neil A., 2012, Engineering Geology, January 04, 2012, Vol. 124, pp. 1-11.
Saha, Kakoli, Wells, Neil A., Munro-Stasiuk, Mandy, 2011, An object-oriented approach to automated landform mapping; a case study of drumlins, Computers & Geosciences, v. 37, p. 1324-1336.
Wells, Neil A., Konowal, Marylynn, Sundback, Scott A., Quantitative evaluation of color measurements; II, Analysis of Munsell color values from the Colton and Green River formations (Eocene, central Utah), 2002, Sedimentary Geology, July 15, 2002, Vol. 151, Issue 1-2, pp. 17-44.
Wells, Neil A., Are there better alternatives to standard rose diagrams?, 2000, Journal of Sedimentary Research, Vol. 70, Issue 1, pp. 37-46.
Krause, D.W., Hartman, J.H., Wells, Neil A., 1997, Late Cretaceous vertebrates from Madagascar: implications for biotic change in deep time, In, Natural Change and Human Impact in Madagascar, pp. 3-43, S.M. Goodman and B.D. Patterson, eds. Smithsonian Press, Washington. 432 p.
Wells, Neil A., Andriamihaja, B., 1993, The initiation and growth of gullies in Madagascar: are humans to blame?, In: Geomorphology, September 01, 1993, Vol. 8, Issue 1, pp.1-46.
Wells, Neil A., Coogan, A.H., Majoras, J. J., 1991, Field guide to Berea Sandstone outcrops along the Black River in Elyria, Ohio: slumps, slides, mud diapirs, and associated fracturing in Mississippian delta deposits. Field trip for Geological Society of America meeting in Toledo, April, 1991, Ohio Journal of Science, 91(1):35-48.
Wells, Neil A., Andriamihaja, B., Rakotovololona, H.F.S., Stonelines and landscape development on Madagascar's laterized craton, 1990, Geological Society of America Bulletin, 102(5):615-627.
Wells, Neil A., Dorr, John A., Jr., 1987, Shifting of the Kosi River, northern India, Geology [Boulder], March, 1987, Vol. 15, Issue 3, pp. 204-207.
Wells, Neil A., Gingerich, P.D., 1983, Review of Eocene Anthracobunidae (Mammalia, Proboscidea) with a new genus and species, Jozaria palustris, from the Kuldana Formation of Kohat (Pakistan). Contributions of the Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan, 26(7):117-139.
Wells, Neil A., 1983, Carbonate deposition, physical limnology and environmentally controlled chert formation in Paleocene-Eocene Lake Flagstaff, central Utah, Sedimentary Geology, 1983, Vol. 35, Issue 4, pp. 263-296.
Gingerich, Philip D., Wells, Neil A., Russell, Donald E. Shah, S. M. Ibrahim, 1983, Origin of whales in epicontinental remnant seas; new evidence from the early Eocene of Pakistan, Science, April 22, 1983, Vol. 220, Issue 4595, pp. 403-406.
- Vertebrate Taphonomy
Geological Society of America
Society of Exploration Paleontologists and Mineralogists
International Association of Sedimentologists
Northern Ohio Geological Society
Society of Vertebrate Paleontology