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Department of Geology and Geophysics|People

Erin Campbell-Stone

Erin Campbell-StoneSenior Lecturer

Structural Geology and Tectonics

Office Phone: 307-766-2053
Fax Phone: (307) 766-6679
Department of Geology and Geophysics
3006 1000 E. University Ave
Laramie, Wyoming 82071
Office Room No: Geol 207


Geology, PhD, University of Wyoming, 1997 Geology, BA, Occidental College, 1992

Research Projects

My research is currently focused on structural geology and geomechanics, as applied to characterization of reservoirs and seals for carbon sequestration, and characterization of unconventional reservoirs.  I’m currently conducting research in the Rock Springs Uplift in SW Wyoming, the Powder River Basin in central and northern Wyoming, and the Marcellus Shale in the NE United States.  My work involves interpretation of surface and subsurface fractures, documenting the subsurface stress field, and comparing my results to geomechanical interpretations from analysis of 3-D 3C seismic data. 


Campbell-Stone, E., Lynds, R. Frost, C., Becker, T.P., and Diem, B., 2010, The Wyoming carbon underground storage project: geologic characterization of the Moxa Arch and Rock Springs Uplift: Energy Proceedia.

Lynds, R., Campbell-Stone, E., Becker, T., and Frost, C.D., 2010, Stratigraphic evaluation of reservoir and seal in a natural CO2 field: Lower Paleozoic, Moxa Arch, southwest Wyoming, Rocky Mountain Geology, v. 45, no. 2, 113-132.

Campbell-Stone, E., and John, B.E., 2003, “Temporal changes in deformation mode: from failure to flow in the Colorado River extensional corridor: in The lithosphere of western North America and its geophysical characterization” George Thompson volume (Ernst, G., and Klemperer, S.L., eds.) Geological Society of America Special Paper, p. 348-366, (referred from IGR).

Campbell-Stone, E.A., John, B.E., Geissman, J.W., Foster, D.A., and Livicarri, R., 2000, Mechanisms for accommodation of Miocene extension: Low-angle normal faulting, magmatism, and secondary breakaway faulting in the southern Sacramento Mountains, southeastern California: Tectonics, v. 19, no. 3, p. 566-587.

Campbell, E. A., 1996, Principal facts for Gravity Stations SM001-SM119 Located in and around the southern Sacramento Mountains near Needles, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-005, 10 p.

Campbell, E.A., and John, B.E., 1996, Constraints on extension-related magmatism from modeling of the peak Colorado River gravity high: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 108, p. 1242-1255.

Campbell, E. A., and John, B. E., 1994, Crustal extension and the peak Colorado River Gravity High, southern Sacramento Mountains, California: a preliminary correlation: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-236, 16 p.

Recent Abstracts

Campbell-Stone,E.A.,Shafer, L., Mallick, S., Mukerji, D. Adhikari, S., and Lynds, R. 2012, Subsurface Geomechanical Analysis and Comparison with Prestack Waveform Inversion Results, Society of Petroleum Geophysicists, India, Hyderabad, p. 501-505.

Mallick, S. Padhi, A., Mukerji, D., Shafer, L, Lynds, R., Li, Tao, Pafeng, J., Campbell-Stone,E.A., Behzadi, H., Yin, S., Alvarado, V., Mukhopadhayay, P., 2012, Characterization of the Unconentional and Carbon Sequestrated Reservoirs-the New Challenges to the Prestack, Waveform Inversion, Society of Petroleum Geophysicists, India, Hyderabad, p. 486-496.

Diem, B.C, Campbell-Stone,E.A., Erslev E.A., 2011 Evaluation of Faulting Mechanisms by Fracture Analysis of Normal Faults Exposed on the Rock Springs uplift, SW Wyoming, RMS AAPG.

Spaeth, L.J., Frost, C.D., Campbell-Stone,E.A., Lynds R., 2011Analysis of Permo-Triassic Formations as Potential Confining Systems for CO2 Sequestration in Wyoming, RMS AAPG.

Campbell-Stone, E., Lynds, R. Frost, C., Becker, T.P., and Diem, B., 2010, The Wyoming carbon underground storage project: geologic characterization of the Moxa Arch and Rock Springs Uplift: Energy Proceedia.

Lynds, R., Campbell-Stone, E., Becker, T.P., Frost, C.D., Liesch, A., Bentley, R., and Diem, B.C., 2010, A sequestration systems approach to geologic characterization of CO2 storage sites: Examples from the Green River Basin, Wyoming, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 42, No. 5, p. 113.

Campbell-Stone E., , 2009, Timeless Benefits of Field Geology Education: Professional and Scientific Skills, GSA Abstracts with Programs, vol. 41., no 7, p. 533.

Lynds, R., and Campbell-Stone E., 2009, Reservoir Heterogeneity Characterization of the Bighorn Dolomite for CO2 Geosequestration, Moxa Arch, SW Wyoming, American Geophysical Union, GSA Abstracts with Programs, vol. 41, no 7, p. 323.

Goyette, J., John, B., Campbell-Stone E., Stunitz, H., Heilbronner, R., and Pek, M., 2009, Architecture of a low-angle normal fault zone, southern Basin and Range (SE California), American Geophysical Union, In: EOS Program and Abstracts, T53C-1592.

Campbell-Stone E., John, B., Stunitz, H., Heilbronner, R., and Goyette, J., 2008, Cataclastic Rocks Associated with Extreme Crustal Extension, Southern Basin and Range: Evidence for Paleosiesmicity?, In: EOS Program and Abstracts.

Campbell-Stone E., and Myers, J., 2008, Teaching Sustainability from a Scientific Standpoint at the Introductory Level American Geophysical Union, In: EOS Program and Abstracts.

Myers, J., and Campbell-Stone E., 2008, Redesigning Introductory Science Courses to Teach Sustainability: Introducing the L(SC)2 Paradigm.” In: EOS Program and Abstracts.

Graduate Students


Rebekah Rhodes - MS Candidate
Kristen Schlanser - MS Candidate
Luke Shafer - MS Candidate
Lynsey Spaeth - MS Candidate


Jennifer Goyette - MS degree 2011

Bridget Diem - MS degree 2012


GEOL 1100 - Physical Geology
GEOL 2020-Introduction to Petrology
GEOL 2080 - General Field Geology
GEOL 3080 - General Field Geology
GEOL 4717 - Field Course in Geology
GEOL 4800 - Independent Study 
GEOL 5200 Reservoir Geomechanics 

Research Statement

My research centers around field-oriented structural, geomechanical and geophysical analyses of deformation of the earth’s crust. Past research projects have focused on the mechanics of lithospheric extension and syntectonic pluton emplacement, and the resultant effect on the stress field.  Current research involves geomechanical analysis of the subsurface for carbon sequestration and development of unconventional reservoirs.

Teaching Statement

As a lecturer, effective teaching is a high priority. I am continually working to make my courses more engaging and exciting for students, while maintaining the intellectual rigor expected at the University of Wyoming. I enjoy employing educational developments, such as formative assessment and active learning, in an effort to create courses which will help every student to meet their learning goals and to achieve the success for which they strive.

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