Dr. Glenn Sharman


Dr. Glenn Sharman 

 30 Gearhart Hall

Phone:  479-575-4471

FAX:  479-575-3469

Email:  gsharman@uark.edu

webpage:  https://clastics.uark.edu/


Research Interests: Dr. Glenn Sharman is a sedimentary geologist who studies how geologic processes (e.g., tectonism, climate, sea level) interact to influence the stratigraphic development and evolution of sedimentary systems. Dr. Sharman’s research aims to take a holistic view of sedimentary basin evolution by integrating the up-stream, erosional catchment with the down-system sedimentary record. His specific areas of expertise include detrital geochronology and deep-water sedimentology, including processes related to submarine mass-movement. Dr. Sharman’s research employs a combination of field-, subsurface-, and analytical-based approaches, including radiogenic isotopic dating of detrital minerals. 

Selected Publications:

Sharman, G.R., and Johnstone, S.A., in press, Sediment unmixing using detrital geochronology: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.07.044.
Sharman, G.R., Hubbard, S.M., Covault, J.A., Hinsch, R., Linzer, H.-G., and Graham, S.A., in press, Sediment routing evolution in the North Alpine Foreland Basin, Austria: Interplay of transverse and longitudinal sediment dispersal: Basin Research, doi: 10.1111/bre.12259.
Sharman, G.R., Schwartz, T.M., Shumaker, L.E., Trigg, C.R., Nieminski, N.M., Sickman, Z.T.,, Malkowski, M.A., Hourigan, J.K., Schulein, B.J., and Graham, S.A., 2017, Submarine mass failure within the deltaic Domengine Formation (Eocene), California (USA): Geosphere, v. 13, p. 1-24, doi:10.1130/GES01442.1.
Sharman, G.R., Covault, J.A., Stockli, D.F., Wroblewski, A., F.-J., and Bush, M.A., 2017, Early Cenozoic drainage reorganization of the U.S. Western Interior-Gulf of Mexico Sediment Routing System: Geology.              
Malkowski, M.A., Schwartz, T.M., Sharman, G.R., Sickmann, Z.T., and Graham, S.A., 2016, Stratigraphic and provenance variations in the early evolution of the Magallanes-Austral foreland basin: implications for the role of longitudinal vs. transverse sediment dispersal during oblique arc-continent collision: Geological Society of America Bulletin, doi:10.1130/B31549.1.
Masalimova, L.U., Lowe, D.R., Sharman, G.R., King, P.R., and Arnot, M.J., 2016, Outcrop characterization of a submarine channel-lobe complex: the Lower Mount Messenger Formation, Taranaki Basin, New Zealand: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 71, p. 360-390, doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2016.01.004.
Malkowski, M.A., Sharman, G.R., Graham, S.A., and Fildani, A., 2015, Characterization and diachronous initiation of coarse clastic deposition in the Magallanes-Austral foreland basin, Patagonian Andes: Basin Research, p. 1-29, doi:10.1111/bre.12150.
Sharman, G.R., Graham, S.A., Masalimova, L.U., Shumaker, L.E., and King, P.R., 2015, Spatial patterns of deformation and paleoslope estimation within the marginal and central portion of a basin-floor mass-transport deposit, Taranaki Basin, New Zealand: Geosphere, v. 11, p. 266-306, doi:10.1130/GES01126.1.
Sharman, G.R., Graham, S.A., Grove, M., Kimbrough, D.L., and Wright, J.E., 2015, Detrital Zircon Provenance of the Late Cretaceous-Eocene California Forearc: Influence of Laramide Low-Angle Subduction on Sediment Dispersal and Paleogeography: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 127, p. 38-60, doi:10.1130/B31065.1.
Sharman, G.R., Graham, S.A., Grove, M., and Hourigan, J.K., 2013, A reappraisal of the early slip history of the San Andreas fault, central California, USA: Geology, v. 41, p. 727-730, doi: 10.1130/G34214.1.
Clark, J.A., Befus, K.M., and Sharman, G.R., 2012, A model of surface water hydrology of the Great lakes, North America during the past 16,000 years: Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, v. 53-54, p. 61-71, doi:10.1016/j.pce.2010.12.005.

Teaching Areas: 

Petrology Geology



Dr. Glenn Sharman

Dr. Glenn Sharman