Lesli J. Wood

Weimer Distinguished Chair and Professor, Geology and Geological Engineering

Lesli Wood


  • B.S., Geology, Arkansas Tech University, 1985
  • M.S., Geology, University of Arkansas, 1988
  • Ph.D., Earth Resources, Colorado State University, 1992

Research Interests

  • Quantitative Seismic Geomorphology of clastic depositional systems
  • Clastic reservoir characterization and modeling through research in outcrop and modern systems
  • Tectonic and sedimentologic interaction in continental margins around the world
  • Neogene development of the world’s large deltas
  • Martian deltas and shoreline processes
  • Shale tectonics and mud volcanoes


  • GEGN 204  Geologic Processes and Deposits
  • GEGN 503/504  Integrated Exploration and Development
  • GEGN 585  Seismic Geomorphology

Selected Publications

  • Salazar, M., Moscardelli, L., and Wood, L., 2018, Reconstructing sediment infill and high-relief clinoform architectures using forward-modeling: A case study from the Taranaki Basin. AAPG Bulletin.
  • Moscardelli, L. and Wood, L., 2015, Morphometry of mass transport deposits as a predictive tool. GSA Bulletin, June, j2015.
  • Dunlap, D. B. and Wood, L., 2013, Seismic Geomorphology of Early North Atlantic Sediment Waves, Offshore North West Africa: Interpretation, v. 1, no. 1 (2013), SA75-SA91.
  • Burton, D. and Wood, L., 2013, Quantitative shale bed characterization of the tidally-influenced Sego Sandstone, Petroleum Geology.
  • Wood, L. J., Editor., 2011, Shale Tectonics: AAPG Memoir 93, p. 157.
  • Moscardelli, Lorena, and Wood, L. J., 2006, Seismic geomorphology of mass transport deposits and controls on formation and character, eastern offshore Trinidad (abs.): American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Convention, v. 15, p. 76.
  • Wood, L. J., 2006, Quantitative geomorphology of the Mars Eberswalde Delta: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 118, no. 5/6, p. 557–566.
  • Wood, L. J., 2000, Chronostratigraphy and tectonostratigraphy of the Columbus Basin, eastern offshore Trinidad: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 84, no. 12, p. 1905–1921.


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