Bunds, Michael Patrick
Title:
Associate Professor and Department Chair of Earth Science
Office:
PS 218
Phone:
(801) 863-6295
Fax:
(801) 863-8064
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Curriculum Vitae
Last Updated: 8/27/14 -

Associate Professor

Earth Science

Please also see my UVU College of Science Page http://research.uvu.edu/Bunds

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY:
My primary goal when teaching general education earth science classes is to pass along some of my love and enthusiasm for natural science. I also feel it is crucial to help students learn important fundamentals of the Earth, especially the origin of ocean basins, mountain belts, and common rocks. I place a strong emphasis on the surficial geologic processes that shape the land on which we live as well. I believe that Earth Science majors should be broadly educated in the Earth Sciences and acquire skills that will be useful in their future endeavors. Important common threads in all upper division Earth Science classes should be making reliable observations (especially in the field) and synthesizing observations to answer geologic questions. I also seek to help students develop their quantitative and writing skills, which are critical to a successful future in Earth Science and many other careers as well.

EDUCATION:

Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Utah, 2001
M.S. in Geology from the University of California at Davis, 1994
B.A. in Geological Sciences from the University of California at Santa Barbara, 1984

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS:
ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company - 2000
University of Utah - 1994 to 1999
University of California at Davis - 1990 to 1993
U.S. Geological Survey - 1986 to 1989

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS I AM ASSOCIATED WITH:
Geological Society of America

          Association of Engineering Geologists

          International Association of Engineering and Environmental Geologists


PUBLICATIONS:

Bunds, M.P., Emerman, S.H., Bhattarai, T.N., Anderson, R.B., Adhikari, N., Karki, K., and Palmer, M., in review, A new lichen apparent growth curve for the Nepal Himalaya, with applications to dating GLOFs, major landslides and mani walls.

Emerman, S.H., Anderson, R.B., Bhandari, S., Bhattarai, R.R., Palmer, M.A., Bhattarai, T.N., Bunds, M.P., in review, Arsenic and other heavy metals in the Sunkoshi and Saptakoshi Rivers, eastern Nepal.

Bunds, M.P., Emerman, S.H., Bhattarai, T.N., Anderson, R.B., Adhikari, N., Karki, K., and Palmer, M., 2010, Using lichenometry to assess long term GLOF and landslide frequency in the Nepal Himalaya: Proceedings of the 11th IAEG Congress, Williams, A.L., Pinches, G.M., Chin, C.Y., McMorran, T.J., and Massey, C.I., eds.

Bunds, M.P., 2001, Fault strength and transpressional tectonics along the Castle Mountain strike-slip fault, Alaska: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 113, n. 7, p. 908-919.

Parry, W.T., Bunds, M.P., Bruhn, R.L., Hall, C.M., and Murphy, J.M., 2001, Mineralogy, 40Ar/39Ar dating and apatite fission track dating of rocks along the Castle Mountain fault, Alaska: Tectonophysics, v. 337, p. 149-172.

Bruhn, R.L., Parry, W.T., and Bunds, M.P., 2000, Tectonics, fluid migration and fluid pressure in a deformed forearc basin, Cook Inlet, Alaska: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 112, p. 550-563

Bunds, M.P., Dinklage, W., and Horns, D., 2007, Uplift and evolution of the Central Wasatch Range, Utah : Guidebook for American Association of Petroleum Geologists Rocky Mountain Section meeting field trip; American Association of Petroluem Geologists Foundation Library; 18pp.

Bunds, M.P., Dinklage, W., and Horns, D., 2005, Geology of the Wasatch — A Two Billion Year Tour through the Upper Third of the Crust: unpublished guidebook for Geological Association of America field trip, 17 pp.

Horns, D., Bunds, M.P., and Dinklage, W., 2003, Geology Along the Wasatch Front: unpublished guidebook for American Association of Petroleum Geologists field trip, 15 pp.


ABSTRACTS & PAPERS PRESENTED AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS:

Bunds, M.P., Horns, D.A., Ungerman, B., 2013, Improved Hazard Assessment, Effect of Water Table Height on Landslide Displacement Rate, and Failure Plane Rheology from Nine Years of Monitoring of the Sherwood Hills Slump, Provo, Utah, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Program, v.45, no.7.

Bunds, M.P., Horns, D.A., Mower, R.L., 2012, Implications for glide plane rheology from effects of groundwater table level on displacement rate in the Sherwood Hills, Utah Landslide, Association of Engineering and Environmental Geologists Annual Meeting Abstracts with Programs.

Bunds, M.P., Horns, D., Mower, R.L., 2012, Implications for the mechanical properties of the Manning Canyon Shale from effects of groundwater level on the displacement rate of the Sherwood Hills Landslide, Provo, Utah, Geological Society of America, Rocky Mtn. Section Meeting Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 44, No. 6.

Bunds, M.P., S.H. Emerman, T.N. Bhattarai, R.B. Anderson, N. Adhikari, K. Karki, and M.A. Palmer, Using lichenometry to assess long term GLOF and landslide frequency in the Nepal Himalaya: in proceedings of the11th Congress of the International Association of Engineering and Environmental Geologists, Auckland, New Zealand, September 5, 2010.

Bunds, M.P., S.H. Emerman, T.N. Bhattarai, R.B. Anderson, N. Adhikari, K. Karki, and M.A. Palmer, Using lichenometry to assess long term GLOF and landslide frequency in the Nepal Himalaya, 62nd Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America, Rocky Mountain Section, Rapid City, South Dakota, April 21, 2010.

Bradford, J.A., S.H. Emerman, and M.P. Bunds, Local knowledge combined with earth science and anthropology provide water in the Mexican deserts of Guanajuato and Chihuahua, Session on Water Scarcity and Environmental Degradation in Mexico, Society for Applied Anthropology, 2010 Annual Meeting, Mérida, Mexico, March 27, 2010.

Emerman, S.H., R.B. Anderson, S. Bhandari, R.R. Bhattarai, M.A. Palmer, T.N. Bhattarai, and M.P. Bunds, Arsenic and other heavy metals in the Sun Koshi and Sapta Koshi Rivers, eastern Nepal, 6th Nepal Geological Congress, Kathmandu, Nepal, November 15, 2010.

Bunds, M.P., Horns, D., White, R.C., Gardner, P., Oxford, J., Sealey, A., Sailer, V., 2009, A slow - moving slump in an urban area as a case study in detection of mass movements for urban planning: in Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, May 2009, Vol. 41, Issue 6, pp.51.

Dinklage, W.S., Bunds, M.P., Holt, A., Stokes, E., Deming, D., Pay, R., Pusey, D., Durney, K., Alvaro, M., 2006, Structure of the Santaquin complex in the footwall of the Wasatch fault, Utah, and its influence on Wasatch fault development: in Abstracts with Programs – Geological Society of America, April 2006, Vol. 38, Issue 6, pp. 12

Vrolijk, P., Shafto, K., Myers, R., Bunds, M.P., 2005, Geometric effects on flow across faulted sedimentary strata; implications for fault gouge: in Abstracts with Programs – Geological Society of America, October, 2005, v.37, issue 7, p.167.

Horns, D., W.S. Dinklage,M.P. Bunds, 2005, Assessing the use of research to motivate students at an open-enrollment college, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Program, v.37, no.7.

Bunds, M.P., 1997, Carbonate precipitation and asperity formation in active faults, Eos, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, v.78, n. 46, p. F475.

Bunds, M.P., Bruhn, R.L., and Parry, W.T., 1996, Comparing nature and experiment at the top of the seismogenic zone: The Castle Mountain fault, Alaska, Eos, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, v. 77, n. 46, p. 718.

Bruhn, R.L., Parry, W. T., and Bunds, M.P., 1996, Geodynamics and fluid pressure in the Cook Inlet fold and fault belt, Alaska, EOS, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, v. 77, no. 46, pg. 658 (abstract).

Bunds, M.P., Bruhn, R.L., and Parry, W.T., 1995, Investigations of the fluid-flow and deformational history of the Castle Mountain fault, southern Alaska, Eos, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, v. 76, n. 46, p. F562.

Bruhn, R.L., Parry, W.T., and Bunds, M.P., 1995, Origin and role of fluid pressure compartments in tectonics of Cook Inlet Basin, Alaska.  Abstract, GSA 1995 Cordilleran Section meeting.

Bunds, M.P., and Roeske, S.M., 1994, Evidence for diffusive-mass-transfer as an important deformation mechanism at seismogenic depths in a strike-slip fault.  GSA Abstracts with programs, 1994 Annual Meeting, v. 26, n. 5.

Roeske, S.M., Snee, L.W., and Bunds, M.P., 1993, 40Ar/39Ar dates from the Border Ranges fault system, a hydrothermally altered brittle-ductile transition strike-slip shear zone, southern Alaska. GSA Abstracts with programs, 1993 Annual Meeting, vol. 25, no. 5. 

Bunds, M.P. and S.M. Roeske, 1992, Early Tertiary brittle strike-slip faulting and fluid infiltration in the Border Ranges fault system, Eastern Chugach Mountains, Southern Alaska.  Eos v. 73, n. 43, p. 534.

STUDENT PRESENTATIONS AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS:

Kemp, T.L., Carlson, J.K., Gautam, T., Mower, R.L., Emerman, S.H., Bunds, M.P., 2012, Water balance of glacial lakes in Langtang Valley, Nepal Himalaya, Geological Society of America Meeting Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 44, No. 6.

Carlson, J.K., Kemp, T.L., Gautam, T., Bunds, M.P., Emerman, S.H., 2012, Terrace evolution and incision rates along the uppermost Langtang River, Nepal Himalaya, Geological Society of America Meeting Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 44, No. 6.

Conners, S.R., Vanderplas, R.M., Sanchez, A., Carlson, J.K., Sorensen, T.R., Ferreira, G.R., Norman, C., Emerman, S.H., Bunds, M.P., Dinklage, W., 2012, Using ArcGIS to choose well sites in the Trans-Mexican volcanic belt, Geological Society of America, Rocky Mtn. Section Meeting Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 44, No. 6.

Sanchez, A., Christiansen, M.E., Conners, S.R., Carlson, J.K., Kemp, T.L., Sharma, A., Emerman, S.H., Adhikari, B.R., Bunds, M.P., 2012, Arsenic and other heavy metals in surface water and groundwater in Mustang Valley, Nepal Himalaya, Geological Society of America, Rocky Mtn. Section Meeting Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 44, No. 6.

Garcia, P.K., Emerman, S.H., Robertson, S.A., Bunds, M.P., 2011, The role of poor sanitation in the mobilization of arsenic in Mali, West Africa, Geological Society of America, Rocky Mtn. Section Meeting Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 43, No. 6.

Thayne, M., Neslon-Hadley, J, Emerman, S.H., Garcia, P.K., Van Wagoner, M.E., Bunds, M.P., Bradford, J.A., 2011, Comparison of quality of well water provided by a Jesuit mission with traditional water sources of the Tarahumara Indians, Sierra Tarahumara, Chihuahua, Mexico, Geological Society of America, Rocky Mtn. Section Meeting Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 43, No. 6.

Mower, R.L., Bunds, M.P., Horns, D., 2011, Relationship of displacement rate to ground water table height in the Sherwood Hills Slump, Provo, Utah, Geological Society of America, Rocky Mtn. Section Meeting Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 43, No. 6.

Garcia, P.K., S.H. Emerman, S.A. Robertson, M.P. Bunds, D. Samake, A. Maiga, K, Keita, A. Maiga, and S.Y.M. Madeleine, Comparison of surface water and groundwater arsenic in the floodplains of the Ganges and Niger Rivers, 6th Nepal Geological Congress, Kathmandu, Nepal, November 15, 2010.

Garcia, P.K., J.K. Schoenrock, S.H. Emerman, J.A. Bradford, R.B Anderson, T.L. Kemp, J. P. Durand, M.A. Palmer, and M.P. Bunds, Hydrogeology of a shield volcano in the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt, 62nd Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America, Rocky Mountain Section, Rapid City, South Dakota, April 23, 2010.

Nelson Hadley, J., M. Thayne, P.K. Garcia, S.H. Emerman, M.E. Van Wagoner, M.P. Bunds, and J.A. Bradford, Use of aqueous chemistry of springs to delineate aquifers in the Sierra Tarahumara, Chihuahua, Mexico, 62nd Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America, Rocky Mountain Section, Rapid City, South Dakota, April 23, 2010.

Thayne, M., J. Nelson Hadley, P.K. Garcia, M.E. Van Wagoner, S.H. Emerman, M.P. Bunds, and J.A. Bradford, Mapping of springs to determine fracture pathways for groundwater in the Sierra Tarahumara, Chihuahua, Mexico, 62nd Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America, Rocky Mountain Section, Rapid City, South Dakota, April 23, 2010.

Anderson, R.B., S.H. Emerman, S. Bhandari, R.R. Bhattarai, M.A. Palmer, T.N. Bhattarai, and M.P. Bunds, Arsenic and other heavy metals in the Sun Koshi and Sapta Koshi Rivers, eastern Nepal, 62nd Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America, Rocky Mountain Section, Rapid City, South Dakota, April 23, 2010.

Schoenrock, J., S.A. Robertson, D.C. Witt, M.P. Bunds, S.H. Emerman, and J. Bradford, Volcanostratigraphic and hydrogeologic study to site a well in Basigorabo, Sierra Tarahumara, Mexico, 62nd Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America, Rocky Mountain Section, Rapid City, South Dakota, April 23, 2010.

Robertson, S.A., J.K. Schoenrock, D.C. Witt, M.P. Bunds, S.H. Emerman, and J. Bradford, Volcanostratigraphy of the Divisadero Tuff in Rio San Ignacio Canyon, Creel, Mexico, 62nd Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America, Rocky Mountain Section, Rapid City, South Dakota, April 22, 2010.

Witt, D.C., M.P. Bunds, J.K. Schoenrock, S.A. Robertson, S.H. Emerman, and J. Bradford, Volcanostratigraphy of the Divisadero Tuff in the Sierra Tarahumara near Escuela San Elias, Chihuahua, Mexico, 62nd Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America, Rocky Mountain Section, Rapid City, South Dakota, April 23, 2010.

Anderson, R.B., S.H. Emerman, and M.P. Bunds, The use of lichenometry to date landslides, glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs) and cultural artifacts in the Langtang Valley, Nepal Himalaya, Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research, Cedar City, Utah, February 26, 2010.

Anderson, R.B., M.A. Palmer, S.H. Emerman, M.P. Bunds, and J.A. Bradford, Arsenic and other heavy metals in the Sun Koshi and Sapta Koshi Rivers, eastern Nepal, Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research, Cedar City, Utah, February 26, 2010.

Nelson Hadley, J., M. Thayne, P.K. Garcia, M.E. Van Wagoner, S.H. Emerman, M.P. Bunds, and J.A. Bradford, Use of aqueous chemistry of springs to delineate aquifers in the Sierra Tarahumara, Chihuahua, Mexico, Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research, Cedar City, Utah, February 26, 2010.

Schoenrock, J.K., P.K. Garcia, R.B. Anderson, T.L. Kemp, J. Durand, M.A. Palmer, S.H. Emerman, M.P. Bunds, and J.A. Bradford, Hydrogeology of a shield volcano in the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt, Guanajuato, Mexico, Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research, Cedar City, Utah, February 26, 2010.

Thayne, M., J. Nelson Hadley, M. Van Wagoner, P.K. Garcia, S.H. Emerman, M.P. Bunds, and J.A. Bradford, Mapping of springs to determine fracture pathways for groundwater in the Sierra Tarahumara, Chihuahua, Mexico, Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research, Cedar City, Utah, February 26, 2010.

Schoenrock, J., S.A. Robertson, D.C. Witt, M.P. Bunds, S.H. Emerman, and J. Bradford, Volcanostratigraphic and hydrogeologic study to site a well in Basigorabo, Sierra Tarahumara, Mexico, Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research, Cedar City, Utah, February 26, 2010.

Robertson, S.A., J.K. Schoenrock, D.C. Witt, M.P. Bunds, S.H. Emerman, and J. Bradford, Volcanostratigraphy of the Divisadero Tuff in Rio San Ignacio Canyon, Creel, Mexico, Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research, Cedar City, Utah, February 26, 2010.

Witt, D.C., M.P. Bunds, J.K. Schoenrock, S.A. Robertson, S.H. Emerman, and J. Bradford, Volcanostratigraphy of the Divisadero Tuff in the Sierra Tarahumara near Escuela San Elias, Chihuahua, Mexico, Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research, Cedar City, Utah, February 26, 2010.

Yerra, E., C. Morris, J. Leavitt, J.A. Bradford, S.H. Emerman, B. Barthel, and M.P. Bunds, Arsenicosis among the Tarahumara Indians, Chihuahua, Mexico, Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research, Cedar City, Utah, February 26, 2010.

Garcia, P.K., K.A. Rey, S.H. Emerman, M.P. Bunds, C.K. Smith Barnes, and J.A. Bradford, Water supply options for a village on a Pleistocene shield volcano in the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt, Session on Hydrologic Studies in the Rocky Mountains and Beyond, 61st Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America, Rocky Mountain Section, Orem, Utah, May 11, 2009.

Anderson, R.B., M.P. Bunds, S.H. Emerman, R.C. White, and J.A. Bradford, Preliminary hydrologic survey of the Sierra Tarahumara, Chihuahua, Mexico: Identification of aquifers, Session on Hydrologic Studies in the Rocky Mountains and Beyond, 61st Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America, Rocky Mountain Section, Orem, Utah, May 11, 2009.

White, R.C., T.L. Kemp, M.P. Bunds, S.H. Emerman, and J.A. Bradford, Preliminary hydrologic survey of the Sierra Tarahumara, Chihuahua, Mexico: Aquifer petrology, Session on Hydrologic Studies in the Rocky Mountains and Beyond, 61st Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America, Rocky Mountain Section, Orem, Utah, May 11, 2009.

Kemp, T.L., S.H. Emerman, M.P. Bunds, and J.A. Bradford, Preliminary hydrologic survey of the Sierra Tarahumara, Chihuahua, Mexico: Well productivity, Session on Hydrologic Studies in the Rocky Mountains and Beyond, 61st Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America, Rocky Mountain Section, Orem, Utah, May 11, 2009.

Durand, J.P., M.A. Palmer, S.H. Emerman, T.L. Kemp, C.K. Smith Barnes, M.P. Bunds, and J.A. Bradford, Preliminary hydrologic survey of the Sierra Tarahumara, Chihuahua, Mexico: Water chemistry, Session on Hydrologic Studies in the Rocky Mountains and Beyond, 61st Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America, Rocky Mountain Section, Orem, Utah, May 11, 2009.

Anderson, R.B., J.P. Durand, M.A. Palmer, T.L. Kemp, S.H. Emerman, M.P. Bunds, C.K. Smith Barnes, J.A. Bradford, Preliminary hydrologic survey of the Sierra Tarahumara, Chihuahua, Mexico, Poster Session, 26th Annual American Geophysical Union Hydrology Days, Fort Collins, Colorado, March 27, 2009.

Richardson, C., A. Craig, J.A. Bradford, M.P. Bunds, and S.H. Emerman, I can’t believe people drink this: Providing clean water to a small, thirsty village in Mexico, Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research, Salt Lake City, Utah, February 19, 2009.

Anderson, R.J., M.P. Bunds, S.H. Emerman, R.C. White, and J.A. Bradford, Hydrologic survey of Copper Canyon, Mexico: Identification of aquifers, Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research, Salt Lake City, Utah, February 19, 2009.

Durand, J.P., M.A. Palmer, S.H. Emerman, R.B. Anderson, T.L. Kemp, C.K. Smith Barnes, M.P. Bunds, and J.A. Bradford, Hydrologic survey of Copper Canyon, Mexico: Water chemistry, Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research, Salt Lake City, Utah, February 19, 2009.

T.L. Kemp, S.H. Emerman,M.P. Bunds, and J.A. Bradford, Hydrologic survey of Copper Canyon, Mexico: Well productivity, Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research, Salt Lake City, Utah, February 19, 2009.

R.C. White, M.P. Bunds, S.H. Emerman, and J.A. Bradford, Rocks of the Divisadero Tuff, Sierra Madre Occidental volcanic field, Chihuahua, Mexico, and their relationship to water well productivity, Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research, Salt Lake City, Utah, February 19, 2009.

Rey, K., C.K. Smith Barnes, M.P. Bunds, and S.H. Emerman, Potential development of a perched aquifer in shallow basalt flows on a Pleistocene shield volcano, Tamaula, Guanajuato, Mexico, Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research, Salt Lake City, Utah, February 19, 2009.

Rey, K., C.K. Smith Barnes, M.P. Bunds, and S.H. Emerman, Potential development of a perched aquifer in shallow basalt flows on a Pleistocene shield volcano, Tamaula, Guanajuato, Mexico, 2008 International Conference on Service-Learning, Orem, Utah, October 2, 2008.

Wright, C., J. Bradford, A. Craig, C. Richardson, K. Rey, C.K. Smith Barnes, M.P. Bunds, and S.H. Emerman, Water purification and international service learning: A panel discussion with participants from Southern Utah University & Utah Valley University, 2008 International Conference on Service-Learning, Orem, Utah, October 2, 2008.

White, R.C., Gardner, P., Bunds, M.P., Horns, D.A., 2008, Seasonal variations in movement and correlations to precipitation rates of a Provo bench landslide: Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research, February, 2008.

White, R.C., , Oxford, J., Gardner , P., Bunds, M.P., and Horns, D., 2007, Episodic Movement of a Suburban Slump, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Program, v.39, no.5, p. 4.

Gardner, P., White, R., Oxford, J., Sailer, V. and Healey, A. and Bunds, M.P., 2006, Episodic Movement of an East Provo Bench Landslide: Presented at annual meeting of the Utah Council on Undergraduate Research, February, 2006.

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Please see my UVU College of Science page http://research.uvu.edu/Bunds

INTERESTING LINKS:
Please see my UVU College of Science page http://research.uvu.edu/Bunds