Kyle Makovsky


Department of Earth Sciences

104 Heroy Geology Lab

Email: kamakovs@syr.edu




PhD Student Earth Sciences
Advisor: Scott Samson

Research and Teaching Interests


Current Research:

I am currently working on the specifics of my Ph.D. project with my advisor.


Past Research:

As a Masters student at Boise State University, I studied the Geology of a Geothermal System in Oregon.  Essentially the problem I was addressing is as follows:  Geothermal resources in the western United States are characterized by two end member types- magmatic and amagmatic (i.e., the Basin and Range type).  Basin and Range systems are almost always associated with areas of high regional heat flow, thermal waters containing low concentrations of magmatically derived chemical species, and are highly dependent on the local and regional structural framework.  Though these conditions exist in southeast Oregon, few detailed studies of the geothermal resources in this area have been conducted.  My field area was near Paisley, OR, which lies at the intersection of many geologic provinces.  The northwest margin of the Basin and Range is typically drawn near there along with the southern boundary of the High Lava Plains and the eastern boundary of the High Cascades.   Given the proximity to both structurally and volcanically active terranes, it is feasible that the Paisley Geothermal System could be of either type, or some hybrid of the two.  Based on my work, I identified the Paisley Geothermal System as Basin and Range type.

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Teaching:

Syracuse University- EAR 111 Climate Change: Past and Present

Boise State University- GEOL 115 Intro to Geology

Boise State University- GEOL 330 Sedimentology/Stratigraphy

Boise State University- GEOL 310 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology


Presentations:

Makovsky, Kyle., Snyder, Walter.  2016.  Tectonic Setting and Resulting Characteristics of the Paisley Geothermal System, Paisley, Oregon.  Joint Rocky Mountain and Pacific Sections of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.  Poster Presentation.

Makovsky, Kyle., Mink, Roy., Snyder, Walter.  2013.  Characterization of a Basin and Range Type Geothermal System in Southeast Oregon, the Paisley Geothermal System.  Rocky Mountain Section of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.  Oral Presentation.

Makovsky, Kyle.  2012.  Characterization of the Geothermal System near Paisley, Oregon.  American Association for the Advancement of Science.  Poster Presentation.

Makovsky, Kyle,. Pezzopane, Silvio,. Mink, Leland.  2011.  Characterizing Geothermal Systems Through Geologic, Geochemical, and Geophysical Techniques: A Case Study from Paisley, Oregon and Fairfield, Idaho.  GSA Abstracts with Programs vol. 43. no. 5. p. 104.  Poster Presentation.

Makovsky, Kyle., Pezzopane, Silvio.  2011.  Miocene-Recent Tectono-Magmatic Framework for the Basin and Range of Southeast Oregon.  GSA Abstracts with Programs vol. 43. no. 4. p. 4.  Oral Presentation.

Makovsky, Kyle.  2011.  Miocene-Recent Tectono-Magmatic Framework for the Basin and Range of Southeast Oregon.  1st Annual Graduate Research Conference. Boise State University. Oral Presentation.

Makovsky, Kyle., Losh, Steven.  2009.  Fluid Movement Through the Mesabi Iron Range, Minnesota. Institute on Lake Superior Geology.  Proceedings, Part 1, Program and Abstracts. v. 55. p. 54-55.  Poster Presentation.

Makovsky, Kyle., Losh, Steven.  2009.  Fluid Movement Through the Mesabi Iron Range, Minnesota.  3rd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Minnesota State University, Mankato.  Poster Presentation.

Meixell, Katherine., Makovsky, Kyle., Wittkop, Chad.  2009.  Holocene Stream Capture of the Le Sueur River, Minnesota: Implications for Modern Sediment Loading.  GSA Abstracts with Programs vol. 41. no. 7. p. 648.  Poster Presentation.


Publications:

Makovsky, Kyle.  2013.  The Geothermal System near Paisley, Oregon:  A Tectonomagmatic Framework for Understanding the Geothermal Resources Potential of Southeast Oregon.  Masters Thesis.

Makovsky, Kyle., Snyder, Walter., Mink, Leland.  2013.  Structural and Stratigraphic Controls on the Geothermal System near Paisley, Oregon.  Geothermal Resources Council.  Transactions.  v. 37.  Published Paper and Oral Presentation.

Makovsky, Kyle., Mink, Leland Roy., Beckwith, Bob.  2012.  Stanley Geothermal Feasibility Study, Task 1-5 Reports.  City of Stanley, Idaho.  http://www.stanley.id.gov/pb/wp_420228f7.html.

Makovsky, Kyle., Pezzopane, Silvio., Mink, Leland., Culp, Lynn.  2011.  Evolution of the Northwest Basin and Range Province:  Implications for Geothermal Resource Exploration in Southeast Oregon.  Geothermal Resources Council.  Transactions.  v. 35.  p. 889-895.  Published Paper and Poster Presentation.




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