Center for Water and the Environment

Todd Greene

Associate Professor of Geological and Environmental Sciences

Research Interests 

Dr. Greene’s broad areas of research interests include tectonics and sedimentation, sequence stratigraphy and depositional systems. I focus mainly on basin scale questions using a variety of technologies to address paleogeographic and tectonic histories of basins. I mainly work with core, outcrop, shallow 3-D seismic data, and modern analogs to piece together depositional facies models for volcanic-derived deposits (eg. the Tuscan Formation, the main aquifer for the town of Chico), shallow marine clastic sequences, as well as deep-water sediment gravity flows and related bioturbation (eg. Eel River basin and the Great Valley Group of northern California).

Research Projects

PI’s: Todd Greene

Title: Proposal to analyze Tuscan aquifer well cuttings and well-logs from test wells installed near Hamilton City, CA

Funding Agency: CSU-Chico Research Foundation; through a settlement with the Department of Water Resources, $50,000 was awarded to the CSU-Research Foundation for groundwater-related research

Dates: 2011-Present 

Award Amount: $30,959 

Research Publications

Greene, T.J., Gingras, M.K., Gordon, G., and McKeel, D.R., 2012, The significance of deepwater cryptic bioturbation in slope-channel massive sand deposits of the lower Rio Dell Formation, Eel River basin, California: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 29, p. 152- 174.

Monet, J., and Greene, T.J., 2012, Using Google Earth and satellite imagery to foster place-based teaching in an introductory physical geology course: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 60, p. 10-20.

Greene, T. J., B. E. O’Neill, R. E. Drumheller, T. Butaud, and A. Rodriguez, 2008, Challenges when predicting reservoir quality in the subsalt K2/K2-North Field, Green Canyon, Gulf of Mexico: Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies (GCAGS) Transactions, v. 58, p. 327-337.

Greene, T.J., Carroll, A.R., Wartes, M., Graham, S.A., and Wooden, J.L., 2005, Integrated provenance analysis of a complex orogenic terrane: Mesozoic uplift of the Bogda Shan and inception of the Turpan-Hami basin, NW China: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 75, p. 251-267.

Research Areas

Water, Other

Todd Greene

Physical Science 111