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Kate Zeigler, PhD

Kate Zeigler, PhD
Kate sampling at Blue Mesa, Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

Zeigler Geologic Consulting, LLC Complete geologic services for New Mexico's rural communities. Zeigler Geologic Consulting, provides geologic services for New Mexico and portions of Arizona and Utah. ZGC was incorporated in February of 2009 and offers a range of services including (but not limited to) paleontological resource management, hydrogeology/aquifer mapping, geologic mapping, provenance analysis of archeological materials and stratigraphic analysis.

Dr. Kate Zeigler obtained her Ph.D. from the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences at the University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, August 2008). The primary topic of her dissertation was paleomagnetism and magnetostratigraphy of the Upper Triassic Chinle Group of New Mexico, with sub-topics including stratigraphic revision of the Chinle Group and a preliminary magnetostratigraphy of the Lower Cretaceous Cedar Mountain Formation in east-central Utah.

She obtained her M.S. from the Dept. of Earth & Planetary Science (UNM, May 2002) with a focus on taphonomy and vertebrate paleontology, specifically a mass death assemblage in the upper Chinle Group, near Ghost Ranch, in northern New Mexico. She was granted her B.A. from Rice University (Houston, TX) in 1999 in Geology and Anthropology and completed dual senior theses, both focused on paleoclimate.

Kate was born in Butte, Montana and raised in Houston, where she attended Bellaire High School and completed the International Baccalaureate Program. Known by some as Doc Ziggy, Kate has participated in field research in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Montana, North Dakota and the People's Republic of China. She served on the Executive Committee of the New Mexico Geological Society from 2006 through 2011, the executive committee of the Rocky Mountain Section of GSA (2013-2016) and she is the Chair of the Scholarship Program for grant-in-aid submissions for the Society. In October of 2012, Kate was named the NMGS Honorary Member and in September 2015, she earned her Professional Geologist Certification from AIPG.