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Daniel A. Laó Dávila's Publications

 

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Laó-Dávila, D.A. and Llerandi-Román, P.A., 2015, Structural Analysis of Hanging Wall and Footwall Blocks within the Río Guanajibo Fold-and-Thrust Belt in Southwest Puerto Rico, International Journal of Earth Sciences, doi: 10.1007/s00531-015-1290-z.

Laó-Dávila, D.A., Al-Salmi, H.S.*, Abdelsalam, M.G., and Atekwana, E.A., 2015, Hierarchical Segmentation of the Malawi Rift: The Influence of Inherited Lithospheric Heterogeneity and Kinematics in the Evolution of Continental Rifts, Tectonics, 34, doi: 10.1002/2015TC003953.

Roehrig, E.E.*, Laó-Dávila, D.A., and Wolfe A.L., 2015, Serpentinization History of the Río Guanajibo Serpentinite Body, Puerto Rico, Journal of South American Earth Sciences, v. 62, p. 195-217, doi: 10.1016/j.jsames.2015.06.004.

Katumwehe, A.*, Abdelsalam, M.G., Atekwana, E.A., and Laó-Dávila, D.A., 2015, Extent, kinematics and tectonic origin of the Precambrian Aswa Shear Zone in Eastern Africa, Gondwana Research, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gr.2015.03.007

Laó-Dávila, D.A., 2014, Collisional Zones in Puerto Rico and the northern Caribbean, Journal of South American Earth Sciences, v. 54, p. 1-19, 10.1016/j.jsames.2014.04.009.

Laó-Dávila, D.A., Llerandi-Román, P.A., and Anderson, T.H., 2012, Cretaceous-Paleogene thrust emplacement of serpentinite in southwestern Puerto Rico: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 124, no. 7/8, p. 1169-1190, doi: 10.1130/B30630.1.

Laó-Dávila, D.A. and Anderson, T.H., 2009, Kinematic analysis of serpentinite structures and the manifestation of transpression in southwestern Puerto Rico: Journal of Structural Geology, v. 31, p. 1472-1489.

Mann, P., Prentice, C.S., Hippolyte, J-C., Grindlay, N.R., Abrams, L.J., and Laó-Dávila, D., 2005, Reconnaissance study of Late Quaternary faulting along Cerro Goden fault zone, western Puerto Rico, in Mann, P., ed., Active tectonics and seismic hazards of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and offshore areas: Boulder, Colorado, Geological Society of America Special Paper, v. 385, p. 115-138.

Conference Presentations:

Emishaw, L.*, Laó-Dávila, D.A., Abdelsalam, M.G., and Atekwana, E.A., 2016, Evolution of the Broadly Rifted Zone in Southern Ethiopia Through Gravitational Collapse of Dynamic Topography: EOS Trans., American Geophysical Union, Annual Fall Meeting, xx.

Kolawole, F. *, Atekwana, E.A., Abdelsalam, M.G.,Laó-Dávila, D.A., Ivey, T., Chindandali, P.R., and Salima, J., 2016, 2009 Karonga Earthquake Associated with Active Deformation of the Hinge Zone of the Hanging Wall Block of the Malawi Rift North Basin: Evidence from Aeromagnetic Data: EOS Trans., American Geophysical Union, Annual Fall Meeting, xx.

Prater, W.T. *, Vélez-Rosado, K.I., Santiago-Torres, A., Pritt, A.R., Laó-Dávila, D.A., Chikalamo, E., Chindandali, P.R.N., Kamuyango, L., Atekwana, E.A., Abdelsalam, M.G., and Salima, J., 2016, Strain Accommodation of Cenozoic Rifting in the Northern Margin of the Shire Graben, Southern Malawi Rift: EOS Trans., American Geophysical Union, Annual Fall Meeting, xx.

Pritt, A.R. *, Prater, W.T., Laó-Dávila, D.A., Abdelsalam, M.G., and Atekwana, E.A., 2016, Rift Border Fault Segmentation Through Along-Strike Deflection: Evidence From Southern Malawi Rift: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, vol. 48, no. 7, doi: 10.1130/abs/2016AM-282698.

Clappe, B. *, Hull, C., Dawson, S., Johnson, T., Laó-Dávila, D., Abdelsalam, M., Chindandali, P., Nyalugwe, V., Atekwana, E., and Salima, 2015, Imaging of the Rupture Zone of the Magnitude 6.2 Karonga Earthquake of 2009 using Electrical Resistivity Surveys: EOS Trans., American Geophysical Union, Annual Fall Meeting, xx.

Dawson, S. *, Laó-Dávila, D., Atekwana, E., Clappe, B., Johnson, T., Hull, C., Nyalugwe, V., Abdelsalam, M., Chindandali, P., and Salima, 2015, Strain Accommodation and its Relationship to Pre-existing Structures along the Karonga Fault, Malawi: EOS Trans., American Geophysical Union, Annual Fall Meeting, xx.

Johnson, T. *, Abdelsalam, M., Atekwana, E., Chindandali, P., Clappe, B., Laó-Dávila, D., Dawson, S., Hull, C., Nyalugwe, V., and Salima, 2015, Mapping Precambrian Basement Fabric with Magnetic Data in the Karonga Basin Area and its Control on the Development of the Malawi Rift: EOS Trans., American Geophysical Union, Annual Fall Meeting, xx.

Hull, C. *, Johnson, T., Chindandali, P., Clappe, B., Dawson, S., Laó-Dávila, D., Atekwana, E., Abdelsalam, M., Ivey, T., Nyalugwe, V., and Salima, 2015, Gravity Transects across the Karonga Fault in the Northern Malawi Rift: EOS Trans., American Geophysical Union, Annual Fall Meeting, xx.

Njinju, E. A.*, Atekwana, E. A., Mickus, K. L., Abdelsalam, M., Atekwana, E. A. and Laó-Dávila, D., 2015, Mid-lithospheric Discontinuity Beneath the Malawi Rift, Deduced from Gravity Studies and its Relation to the Rifting Process: EOS Trans., American Geophysical Union, Annual Fall Meeting, xx.

Njinju, E. A., Atekwana, E. A., Abdelsalam, M., Mickus, K. L., Atekwana, E. A. and Lao Davila, D., 2015, Possible Crustal And Sub-Continental Lithospheric Mantle Decoupling Beneath The Malawi Rift: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, vol. 47, no. 7, p. x.

Al-Salmi, H.S.*, Laó-Dávila, D.A., Abdelsalam, M., and Atekwana, E.A., 2015, Border Fault Segmentation Along The Malawi Rift: South-Central Section, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 47, No. 1, p.4.

Dawson, S.M.*, Lao Davila, D., Abdel Salam, M., and Atekwana, E., 2015, Uplift History Along The Malawi Rift Through Morpho-Tectonic Analysis: South-Central Section, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 47, No. 1, p.7.

Robertson, K.E.*, Atekwana, E., Abdelsalam, M., and Lao Davila
, D.
, 2015, Influence Of Pre-Existing Structures On Strain Localization And Evolution At The Southern Termination Of The Malawi Rift: South-Central Section, Geological Society Of America Abstracts With Programs. Vol. 47, No. 1, P.8.

Emishaw, L.*, Laó Dávila, D.A., Abdelsalam, M., and Atekwana, E.A., 2015, Gravity And Morpho-Tectonic Analyses Of The Broadly Rifted Zone In Southern Ethiopia: South-Central Section, Geological Society Of America Abstracts With Programs. Vol. 47, No. 1, P.8.

Matende, K.N.*, Atekwana, E., Abdelsalam, M., Lao Davila, D., and Mickus, K.L., 2015, Magmatic Under-Plating Below The Karoo Aged Luangwa Rift Valley?: South-Central Section, Geological Society Of America Abstracts With Programs. Vol. 47, No. 1, P.8.

Laó-Dávila, D.A. and Llerandi-Román, P.A., 2014, Structural Analysis Of Hanging Wall And Footwall Blocks Of The Río Guanajibo Fold-And-Thrust Belt In Southwest, Puerto Rico: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, vol. 46, no. 6, p. 154.

Steigerwald, Louis and Laó-Dávila, D.A., 2014, Magnetic Survey of a Fault Splay of the Wilzetta Fault in Central Oklahoma: Geological Society of America, South-Central Section - 48th Annual Meeting, Abstracts with Programs, vol. 46, no. 1, p. 0.

Laó-Dávila, D.A., 2013, Kinematic model of the Northern Puerto Rico Fault Zone: Transpression, strain partitioning, and lateral extrusion: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, vol. 45, no. 7, p. 115.

Llerandi-Román, P.A. and Laó-Dávila, D.A., 2013, Using a geoscience blog to provide research-based, contextual, and culturally-relevant geoscience information to a Spanish- speaking audience: Geological Society of America-Southeastern Section, 62nd Annual Meeting, Abstracts with Programs, vol. 45, no. 2, p. 17.

Laó-Dávila, D.A. and Roehrig, E., 2012, Fracture patterns formed from hydration in serpentinite from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico: EOS Trans., American Geophysical Union, Annual Fall Meeting, NS51B-1839.

Laó-Dávila, D.A., 2012, Collisional Zones in Puerto Rico: Geophysical Research Abstracts, v. 14, EGU2012-6567, European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.

Laó-Dávila, D.A., Llerandi-Román, P.A., and Anderson, T.H., 2011, Paleogene thrust emplacement of serpentinite in southwestern Puerto Rico: Transactions of the 19th Caribbean Geological Conference, Grand-Terre, Guadeloupe, March 20-25.

Anderson, T.H. and Laó-Dávila, D.A., 2009, Strike-slip faults and transforms: Keys to plate tectonic processes during evolution of the Caribbean Plate: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, vol. 41, no. 7, p. 128.

Laó-Dávila, D.A. and Anderson, T.H., 2008, Kinematic Analysis of Structures from Serpentinite in Southwestern Puerto Rico: Implications for Early Tertiary Transpression along the Boundary Between the Caribbean and North America Plates: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, vol. 40, no. 6, p. 187.

Laó-Dávila, D.A., Campbell, P., and Anderson, T.H., 2005, Preliminary Study of Serpentinite Deformation in Southwest Puerto Rico: Transactions of the 17th Caribbean Geological Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, July 17-21.

Laó-Dávila, D.A., Campbell, P., and Anderson, T.H., 2004, Early Tertiary emplacement of serpentinized peridotite in SW Puerto Rico: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, vol. 36, no. 5, p. 429.

Laó-Dávila, D.A., Anderson, T.H., and Llerandi-Román, P.A., 2004, Olistostromes and Allochthonous Serpentinite: Major Tectonostratigraphic Elements in Southwest Puerto Rico: 32nd International Geological Congress, Florence, Italy.

Mann, P., Prentice, C.S., Hippolyte, J.C., and Laó-Dávila, D.A., 2003, Reconnaissance study of late Quaternary faulting along the La Cadena de San Francisco mountain front (Cerro Goden Fault), western Puerto Rico: Seismological Research Letters, Annual Meeting, v. 74, no. 2, p. 201.

Laó-Dávila, D.A., and Draper, G., 2002, Insights into the Tertiary tectonic evolution of western Puerto Rico from paleostress studies: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 34, no. 6, p. 28.

Laó-Dávila, D.A., and Draper, G., 2002, Late Paleogene to late Neogene tectonics of western Puerto Rico; paleostress and paleomagnetic study: Transactions of the 16th Caribbean Geological Conference, Barbados.

Laó-Dávila, D.A., Mann, P., Prentice, C.S., and Draper, G., 2000, Late Quaternary activity of the Cerro Goden fault zone, transpressional uplift of the La Cadena Range, and their possible relation to the opening of the Mona Rift, western Puerto Rico: EOS Trans., American Geophysical Union, Annual Fall Meeting, p. F1181.

Laó-Dávila, D.A. and Moore, H.J., 1999, Geology of the Isabella Quadrangle, Venus: IV Sigma Xi Student Poster Night, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, Program and Abstracts, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, P.R., Abstract 35.

Jansma, P. and Laó-Dávila, D.A., 1999, Shallow seismicity and GPS-determined surface deformation in the northeastern Caribbean: IV Sigma Xi Student Poster Night, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, Program and Abstracts, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, P.R., Abstract 36.

Newspaper articles:

Laó Dávila, D.A., 15 January 2012, ¿Hay petróleo en Puerto Rico?: El Nuevo Día, p. 56.

Laó Dávila, D.A., 18 December 2011, Terremotos en la Fosa de Puerto Rico: El Nuevo Día, p. 76.

Laó Dávila, D.A., 1 March 2010, Cómo se forma un maremoto: El Nuevo Día, p. 55.

Laó Dávila, D.A., 22 January 2010, Alto el riesgo para la isla: El Nuevo Día, p. 72.

Laó Dávila, D.A., 13 March 2007, Llega a la isla el agua de los glaciares: El Nuevo Día, p. 79.

Laó Dávila, D.A., 10 March 2007, Sierra Bermeja: testimonio de historia boricua: El Nuevo Día, p. 107.

Non-Refereed Book Articles:

Laó Dávila, D.A., 2011, Llega a la isla el agua de los glaciares, in González Espada, W.J., Colón Ramos, D.A., and Feliú Mojer, M.I., eds., ¡Ciencia Boricua! Ensayos y anécdotas del científico Puertorro: Colombia, Consejo para el avance en Puerto Rico de la innovación y la investigación científica, p. 57-59.

Laó Dávila, D.A., 2011, Placas tectónicas, terremotos y maremotos, in González Espada, W.J., Colón Ramos, D.A., and Feliú Mojer, M.I., eds., ¡Ciencia Boricua! Ensayos y anécdotas del científico Puertorro: Colombia, Consejo para el avance en Puerto Rico de la innovación y la investigación científica, p. 76-78.

Laó Dávila, D.A., 2011, Sierra Bermeja: testimonio de historia boricua, in González Espada, W.J., Colón Ramos, D.A., and Feliú Mojer, M.I., eds., ¡Ciencia Boricua! Ensayos y anécdotas del científico Puertorro: Colombia, Consejo para el avance en Puerto Rico de la innovación y la investigación científica, p. 34-36.