Cody Mason

Dr. Cody Mason teaches introductory geology classes and upper division sedimentary geology courses for program majors.  

His research includes sedimentology and stratigraphy of terrestrial and marine environments, detrital geochronology and thermochronology, and effects of changing climate and/or anthropogenic influences on sediment routing system functioning across timescales. 

Dr. Mason has active research projects suitable for undergraduate research or independent study. Please contact him if you are interested in undergraduate research opportunities. 

Fall 2021 Sections

Spring 2021 Sections

Fall 2020 Sections

Spring 2020 Sections

  • GEOL-1121 (Intro Geosciences I:Phys Geol) Section: 04
  • GEOL-1121L (Physical Geology Lab) Section: 06
  • GEOL-1121L (Physical Geology Lab) Section: 07

Fall 2019 Sections

  • GEOL-1121 (Intro Geosciences I:Phys Geol) Section: 03
  • GEOL-1122L (Historical Geology Lab) Section: 01
  • GEOL-4034 (Sedimentation and Stratigraphy) Section: 01

Summer 2019 Sections

  • GEOL-4074 (Regional Applic of Field Geol) Section: 01

Spring 2019 Sections

  • GEOL-1121 (Intro Geosciences I:Phys Geol) Section: 04
  • GEOL-1121L (Physical Geology Lab) Section: 03
  • GEOL-1121L (Physical Geology Lab) Section: 06

Fall 2018 Sections

  • GEOL-1122 (Intro Geosciences II:Hist Geol) Section: 02
  • GEOL-3053 (Sedimentary Petrology) Section: 01

Spotila, J.A., Mason, C.C., Valentino, J.D., Cochran, W.J., 2020. Constraints on rock uplift in the eastern Transverse Ranges and northern Peninsular Ranges and implications for kinematics of the San Andreas fault in the Coachella Valley, California, USA 1 [View Publication External Resource]

Brugger, Keith A., Ruleman, Chester A., Caffee, Mark W., and Mason, C.C., 2019. Climate during the Last Glacial Maximum in the Northern Sawatch Range, Colorado, USA. Quaternary 2. [View Publication External Resource]

Mason, C.C., Romans, B.W., Stockli, D.F., Mapes, R.W., Fildani, A., 2019. Detrital zircons reveal sea-level and hydroclimate controls on Amazon River to deep-sea fan sediment transfer. GEOLOGY, 47, 1–5. doi:10.1130/G45852.1/4678806/g45852.pdf [View Publication (PDF)]

Fildani, A., Hessler, A.M., Mason, C.C., Mckay, M.P., Stockli, D.F., 2018. Late Pleistocene glacial transitions in North America altered major river drainages, as revealed by deep-sea sediment. Sci. Rep. [View Publication External Resource]

Mason, C.C., Romans, B.W., 2018. Climate-driven unsteady denudation and sediment flux in a high-relief unglaciated catchment–fan using 26Al and 10Be: Panamint Valley, California. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. [View Publication External Resource]

Mason, C.C., Spotila, J.A., Axen, G., Dorsey, R.J., Luther, A., Stockli, D.F., 2017. Two-Phase Exhumation of the Santa Rosa Mountains: Low- and High-Angle Normal Faulting During Initiation and Evolution of the Southern San Andreas Fault System. Tectonics [View Publication External Resource]

Mason, C.C., Fildani, A., Gerber, T., Blum, M.D., Clark, J.D., Dykstra, M., 2017. Climatic and anthropogenic influences on sediment mixing in the Mississippi source-to-sink system using detrital zircons: Late Pleistocene to recent. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. [View Publication External Resource]