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Jose F. Longoria

Ph.D., The University of Texas at Dallas, 1972
B.Sc. Universidad de Nueva Leon, 1965

PC 348A
Ph: (305) 348-3614

Exploration geology, Mesozoic microfossils and carbonate microfacies, regional geology of Mexico; natural disasters and environmental geology, vulnerability mapping and risk analysis of urban areas to natural disasters and human-induced environmental deterioration; the use of information technology in education and in the development of Asynchronous Learning Networks.

Research Interests

Prof. Longoria has been actively involved in earth science research for more than 30 years, he has made important original contributions to the earth sciences; his research activates span from field geological projects, to laboratory research and applied environmental work. His fields of research include: (1) Environmental Geology and Natural Disasters; (2) Remote Sensing and Exploration Geology; (3) Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology; and (4) Information Technology applied to teaching/learning in asynchronous environments. He is well known for his original contributions to the geology of Mexico particularly in the field of micropaleontology where he has made important discoveries such as the establishment of new system of classification of Cretaceous planktonic foraminifera, and the establishment of new species of foraminifera. He has also made significant contributions to the understanding of the geological evolution of Mexico; he developed an alternative tectonic model to for the Mesozoic of Mexico. His contributions to the study of natural disasters include the implementation of a holistic approach to understand the process of mitigation and recovery. Currently he is involved in applied research in earthquake engineering, volcanic hazards, and flood vulnerability. He has developed a strong interest in information technology and its application to the classroom; he has made significant contribution in the field of distance education with his model of virtual classroom and virtual campus.

Selected Publications

Longoria, J.F, 2003, Natural Disasters: Threat and Challenge to Sustainable Development: International Seminar, Energia, Medio Ambiente y Dessarrollo Sustentable para el Siglo XXI, 2-7 Junio9, 2003, Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche, Mexico:
Monreal, R., and Longoria, J.F., 2000, Stratigraphy and structure of the Lower Cretaceous of Lampazos, Sonora, (northwest Mexico) and its relationship to the Gulf Coast succession: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 84, no. 11, pp 1811-1831.
Longoria, J.F., Clows, D., and Monreal, R., 1999, The type Mesozoic succession of northern Mexico: Canyon La Casita: In: Mesozoic Sedimentary and Tectonic History of North-Central Mexico, C. Bartolini, J. Wilson, and T. Lawton, eds., Geological Society of America Special Paper 340, p. 1-32.
Longoria, J.F., 1998, Geologic Excursion to the Mesozoic of the Nuevoleonese Cordillera. In: Longoria, J.F., Krutak, P.R., and Gamper, M.A., eds., Geologic Studies in Nuevo Leon, Mexico: Sociedad Mexicana de Paleontología, A.C. Special Publication, July 5, 1998,p.45-116.

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