Lauren Birgenheier portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Geology & Geophysics
  • Associate Professor, Geology & Geophysics


  • Spanish, functional.


  • Kernan, R. & Abu, C., Allen, J., Ahmed, S., Avary, K. L., Birgenheier, L., George, T., Gomez, K., López Vega, A., Onwumelu, C., Rysak, B., Hart-Wagoner, N. (2023). Creating and Promoting Gender Equity and Diversity in Professional Geological Societies: A Focus on AAPG. Journal of Geoethics and Social Geosciences. Vol. 1, 1-31. Published, 03/20/2023.
  • Fielding, C.R. & Frank, T.D., Birgenheier, L.P. (2023). A revised, late Palaeozoic glacial time-space framework for eastern Australia, and comparison with other regions and events. Earth-Science Reviews. Vol. 236, 104263. Published, 01/01/2023.
  • Birgenheier, L.P. & Toms, L.C. (2022). Paleoenvironmental reconstructions along the southern margin of Eocene Lake Uinta during a period of climatic variability: the middle to upper Green River Formation. (pp. 1-35). Vol. 50, Utah Geological Association Publication: The Lacustrine Green River Formation: Hydrocarbon Potential and Eocene Climate Record. Published, 12/01/2022.
  • Ochoa, R.O. & Birgenheier, L.P., Schwarz, E., Salazar, J. (2022). Calibrated Petrophysical Model for Source Rock Prediction and Identifying Unconventional Targets: Agrio Formation, Neuquén Basin, Argentina. Journal of Marine and Petroleum Geology. Vol. 146, 105913. Published, 12/01/2022.
  • Melstrom, E. & Birgenheier, L.P. (2021). Stratigraphic architecture of climate-influenced hyperpycnal mouthbars. Sedimentology. Vol. 68, 1598-1605. Published, 01/15/2021.
  • Moore S.A., Birgenheier L.P., Greb M.D., Minisini D., Tunik M. & Omarini J. (2020). Facies heterogeneity and source potential of carbonate-mudstone-dominated distal ramp deposits, Agrio Formation, Neuquén Basin, Argentina. (pp. 533-560). Vol. 90. Journal of Sedimentary Research. Published, 05/29/2020.
  • Birgenheier L.P., Vanden Berg M.D., Plink-Björklund P., Gall R.D., Rosencrans E., Rosenberg M.J., Toms L.C. & Morris J. (2020). Climate impact on fluvial-lake system evolution, Eocene Green River Formation, Uinta Basin, Utah, USA. (pp. 562-587). Vol. 132. Bulletin of the Geological Society of America. Published, 03/01/2020.
  • Birgenheier, L.P. & Moore, S.A. (2018). Carbonate mud deposited below storm wave base: a critical review. The Sedimentary Record. Vol. 16, 4-10. Published, 12/2018.
  • Vanden Berg, M.D. & Birgenheier, L.P. (2016). Evaluation of the Upper Green River Formation’s oil shale resource in the Uinta Basin, Utah. (pp. 59-86). Utah Oil Shale: Science, Technology, and Policy Perspectives, CRC Press/Taylor and Francis Group. Published, 06/2016.
  • Hobbs, D.J. & Birgenheier, L.P., Johnson, C.L., Greb, M.D. (2015). Unconventional Petroleum System Analysis using a 3D Basin Model: Mancos Shale, Uinta Basin, Utah. (pp. 417-453). Geology of Utah’s Uinta Basin and Uinta Mountains: Utah Geological Association Publication 44. Published, 06/2015.
  • Rosenberg, M.J. & Birgenheier, L.P., Vanden Berg, M.D. (2015). Facies, stratigraphic architecture, and lake evolution of the oil shale bearing Green River Formation, eastern Uinta Basin, Utah. (pp. 211-249). Stratigraphy and Paleolimnogeology of the Eocene Green River Formation, Springer. Published, 06/2015.
  • Fielding, C.R. & Antia, J., Birgenheier, L.P., Corbett, M.J (2010). A field guide to the Cretaceous succession of the western Henry Mountains Syncline, south-central Utah. Geology of South-Central Utah, Utah Geological Association Publication 39. Published, 06/2010.
  • Montanez, I.P. & Tabor, N.J., Niemeier, D., DiMichele, W.A., Frank, T.R., Fielding, C.R., Isbell, J.L., Birgenheier, L.P., Rygel, M.C. (2007). CO2-forced climate instability and linkages to tropical vegetation during late Paleozoic deglaciation. Science. Vol. 315, 87-91. Published, 01/05/2007.
  • Myrow, P.M. & Tice, L.**, Archuleta, B., Clark, B., Taylor, J.F., Ripperdan, R.L (2004). Flat-pebble conglomerate: its multiple origins and relationship to meter-scale depositional cycles. Sedimentology. Vol. 51, 973-996. Published, 06/2004.