James R Allen, M.Sci. & Registered Geologist, CA

Staff

Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences

E-mail:
james.allen@csueastbay.edu
Phone:
(510) 885-3440
Office:
N341 North Science
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  • Geology & Enviro Staff

Professional Focus

Instructional support for the classroom

Education

  • B.S. Geology, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California, August, 1999
  • M.Sci. Geology, California State University, San José, California, May, 2003

Courses

Not teaching this quarter.

Publications

Geology, geochronology, and paleogeography of the southern Sonoma volcanic field and adjacent areas, northern San Francisco Bay region, California

Stratigraphy and Tectonics of the San Francisco North Bay Area

Geology of Sonoma County - Wilson Grove Formation & Petaluma Formation
Geology along the Rodgers Creek and Tolay faults: late Cenozoic stratigraphy and tectonics, Franciscan melange and high-grade metamorphism, and Quaternary landslide complexes
Late Miocene - Pliocene Diatomite in the Petaluma Formation and Sonoma Volcanics

Conglomerate Types of the San Francisco Bay Area

Geologic Maps of the San Francisco North Bay:
Sears Point
Petaluma River

2012-2013   Mammoth tooth fossil discovery, study, mitigation and monitoring plan and Final Scientific Report (Cal. Academy of Sciences) for TransBay Transit Authority, San Francisco, CA. http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?id=8808641

2011-Present  Caldecott Fourth Bore Project (SR 24), Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. 

2012 - Present  Caldecott Fourth Bore Project (SR 24), Alameda and Contra Costa Counties Paleontology

McLaughlin, R.J., Sarna-Wojcicki, A. M., Wagner, D. L., Fleck, R. J., Langenheim, V.E., Jachens, R.C., Clahan, K. and Allen, J.R., 2012, Evolution of the        Rodgers Creek–Maacama right-lateral fault system and associated basins east of the northward-migrating Mendocino Triple Junction, northern California. Geological Society of America: Geosphere, doi: 10.1130/GES00682.1.

Wagner, D.L., Saucedo, G.C., Clahan,K.B., Fleck, R. Langenheim, V.E., McLaughlin, R.J., Sarna-Wojcicki, A.M., Allen, James R., Deino, A.L, 2011,        GEOLOGY, GEOCHRONOLOGY AND PALEOGEOGRAPHY OF THE SOUTHERN SONOMA VOLCANIC FIELD AND ADJCACENT AREAS, NORTHERN SAN FRANCISCO BAY REGION, CALIFORNIA. GSA Geosphere: On-Line Manuscript Number: GS626R1

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT: PALEONTOLOGY

1998       Paleontological Resources Assessment, Monitoring and Mitigation, Northern Stony Point Road, Cotati, California.

1999       Paleontological Resources Assessment, Monitoring and Mitigation, Southern Stony Point Road, Cotati, California.

2000       Paleontological Resources Assessment, Monitoring and Mitigation, Hardin Lane, Petaluma, California.

2001       Paleontological Resources Assessment, Phase I, United Golden Gate Power Project, San Francisco International Airport, San Mateo County, CA.

2001       Paleontological Resources Assessment, Phase II, United Golden Gate Power Project, San Francisco International Airport, San Mateo County, CA.

2001       Paleontological Resources Assessment, Spartan I Energy Center, San Jose, California.

2001       Paleontological Resources Assessment, Los Banos Voltage Support Facility, Los Banos, Merced County, California.

2002       A Cultural and Paleontological resources Study of the Livermore Municipal Airport, Livermore, Alameda County, California.

2002       A Cultural and Paleontological Resources Study of a Portion of the Hillsdale High School Campus, San Mateo, San Mateo County, California.

2002       A Paleontological Resources Study for the Proposed Westlake Farms Project, Kettleman City, Kings County, California.

2002       First Supplemental Paleontological Resources Assessment Los Banos Voltage Support Facility, Los Banos, Merced County, California.

2003       Cultural and Paleontological Resources Study at the Proposed Sun Valley Elementary School, San Rafael, Marin County, California.

2004       Cultural and Paleontological Resources Monitoring 2000-2003, The Geysers Recharge Project, Sonoma County, California.

2006       Assessment of the Paleontological Sensitivity of the Proposed Roblar Road Quarry, Sonoma County, California.

2007       Assessment of the Paleontological Sensitivity of the Proposed Napa High School and Middle School, Napa County, California.

2008       Paleontological Resources Assessment for the Crystal Springs/San Andreas Transmission System (CS/SATS) Upgrade Project, San Mateo, CA.

2008       Paleontological Evaluation Report/ Paleontological Mitigation Report for the Interchange Modification Project 03-SAC-5/8 Sacramento. California.

2008       Paleontological Sensitivity Report, Harry Tracy Water Treatment Facility, San Mateo, California.

2008       Paleontological Evaluation Report & Paleontological Mitigation Plan, I-5/I-80 Improvement Project, Sacramento County, California. 

2008       Paleontological Identification Report:  North County Corridor Project, Oakdale, California.

2008       Paleontological Identification Report, Paleontological Evaluation & Mitigation Report :I-5 Bus/Carpool Lanes Project, Sacramento, California.

2008      Paleontological Resources Impact Analysis and Mitigation Development for the Proposed DesertXpress Rail Connection Between Victorville, CA and Las Vegas, NV.

2008       Paleontological Resources for the Novato General Plan Area, Marin Co., CA.

2009       Paleontological Resources Monitoring Services for SFPUC Water Systems Improvement Program Tesla Project, Merced, CA.

2009       Paleontological Resources Evaluation for the Adobe Lane Housing Project, Orinda, CA.

2009       Paleontological Investigation Report (PIR), Paleontological Evaluation Report (PER) and Paleontological Monitoring Plan (PMP) Hageman Flyover Project, Caltrans and TRIP, Bakersfield, California.

2009       Paleontological Evaluation Report/ Paleontological Mitigation Report for the Interchange Modification Project 03-SAC-5/8 Sacramento. California.

2009       Paleontological Sensitivity Report, Harry Tracy Water Treatment Facility, San Mateo, California.

2010       Paleontological Evaluation Report & Paleontological Mitigation Plan, I-5/I-80 Improvement Project, Sacramento County, California.      

2010       Paleontological Resources Assessment for the Crystal Springs/San Andreas Transmission System (CS/SA TS) Upgrade Project, San Mateo, California.

2010       Paleontological Identification Report:  North County Corridor Project, Oakdale, California.

2010       Paleontological Identification Report, Paleontological Evaluation Report and Paleontological Mitigation Plan: I-5 Bus/Carpool Lanes Project, Sacramento, California.

2010       Paleontological Resources Monitoring Services for SFPUC Water Systems Improvement Program Tesla Project, Alameda Co., CA

2010       Paleontological Resources Evaluation for the Adobe Lane Housing Project, Orinda, CA.

2010       Paleontological Resources Monitoring Services for SFPUC Water Systems Improvement Program Tesla Project and Bay Division Pipeline.

2010       Paleontological Resources Monitoring Services for Caltrans US Highway 50 improvement project.

2011       Paleontological Identification and Evaluation Report, Savage Way, Oakdale, California for Caltrans US State Route 26 Improvements.

2011       Paleontological Identification and Evaluation Report, Goshen, California for Caltrans US State Route 99 Improvements.

2011     Paleontological Identification and Evaluation Report, Mojave, California for Caltrans US State Route 138 Improvements from 100th Street to Victorville, CA.

2011     Paleontological Preconstruction Survey, Paleontological Resources Training and Monitoring During Construction for the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project, Contra Costa County Water Agency.

2011-2012   Paleontological Identification Report/Paleontological Evaluation Report New SR-138 Freeway/Expressway Project from State Route 14 to 100th Street.

2011-Present   Paleontological Monitoring During Pipeline and Facilities Construction for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Seismic Upgrade Hetch-Hetchy Project, Northern California, SFPUC.

2011-Present    Paleontological Monitoring During Pipeline and Facilities Construction, San Francisco Peninsula Segment, for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Seismic Upgrade Hetch-Hetchy Project, Northern California, SFPUC.

2011-Present    Paleontological Monitoring During Pipeline and Facilities Construction, Bay Division Pipeline Segment Segment, for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Seismic Upgrade Hetch-Hetchy Project, Northern California, SFPUC.

2011-Present    Paleontological Monitoring During Pipeline and Facilities Construction, Sunol Valley, San Antonio Reservoir, Calaveras Reservoir Seismic Retrofit, for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Seismic Upgrade Hetch-Hetchy Project, Northern California, SFPUC.

The Academics

2012  McLaughlin, R.J., Sarna-Wojcicki, A. M., Wagner, D. L., Fleck, R. J., Langenheim, V.E., Jachens, R.C., Clahan, K. and Allen, J.R., 2012, Evolution of the        Rodgers Creek–Maacama right-lateral fault system and associated basins east of the northward-migrating Mendocino Triple Junction, northern California. Geological Society of America: Geosphere, doi: 10.1130/GES00682.1.

2011  Wagner, D.L., Saucedo, G.C., Clahan,K.B., Fleck, R. Langenheim, V.E., McLaughlin, R.J., Sarna-Wojcicki, A.M., Allen, James R., Deino, A.L, 2011,        GEOLOGY, GEOCHRONOLOGY AND PALEOGEOGRAPHY OF THE SOUTHERN SONOMA VOLCANIC FIELD AND ADJCACENT AREAS, NORTHERN SAN FRANCISCO BAY REGION, CALIFORNIA. GSA Geosphere: On-Line Manuscript Number: GS626R1.

2009  Allen, J,R., Wakabayashi, J., Holland, P.J., and Rubin, R., Geology along the Rodgers Creek and Tolay faults: late Cenozoic stratigraphy and tectonics, Franciscan mélange and high-grade metamorphism, and Quaternary landslide complexes, Association of Engineering Geologists fieldtrip guidebook.

2008  Allen, J.R. and Holland, P.J., 2008, NCGS Fieldtrip to the Wilson Grove and Petaluma Formations, Sonoma County, California: Northern California Geological Society, February 23, 2008 Fieldtrip Guidebook.

2008  Allen, J.R., 2008, AEG Fieldtrip to the Wilson Grove and Petaluma Formations, Sonoma County, California: Association of Engineering Geologists, May 15, 2008 Fieldtrip Guidebook.

2008  Strayer, L. M. and Allen, J. R., 2008, The Oakland Conglomerate: a Hayward Fault Tectonite? American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting abstract #T51A-1862.

2008  Fay, R.P., Strayer, L.M., and  Allen, J.R., Unnamed Volcanics in the East Bay Hills and Implications on Long-Term Displacement on the Hayward Fault 

2007  Van Landingham, S. and Allen, J.R., 2007, Late Miocene-Pliocene Diatomites of the Petaluma Formation, Sonoma County, California, Geological Society of America, Annual Meeting, Paper Number 235-13.

2007  Allen, J.R. and Holland, P.J., 2007, COMPOSITION, AGE AND GEOGRAPHICAL EXTENT OF THE GLEN ELLEN, HUICHICA AND PETALUMA FORMATIONS, SONOMA AND NAPA COUNTIES, CALIFORNIA, Geological Society of America, Annual Meeting, Paper Number 55-24.

2006  Peterson, D. E., and Allen, J.R., 2006, TRANSITIONAL MARINE, OLIGOHALINE, LIMNIC OSTRACODE ASSEMBLAGES OF THE LOWER PETALUMA FORMATION, SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, Geological Society of America, Cordilleran Section, 101st Annual Meeting, Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 37, No. 4, Paper No. 25-11.

2005  Allen, J.R. and Repenning, C.A., 2005 LITHOLOGY AND VERTEBRATE FOSSILS OF THE PETALUMA FORMATION, SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, Geological Society of America, Cordilleran Section, 101st Annual Meeting, Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 37, No. 4, Paper No. 25-12.

2005  Starratt, S.W., Allen, J.R., Powell, C.L. II, Peterson, D.E., RUCK, E., and SARNA-Wojcicki, A.M., 2005, NEW PALEONTOLOGICAL EVIDENCE SUPPORTING THE NEOGENE TRANSITION FROM MARINE TO NON-MARINE CONDITIONS IN MARIN AND SONOMA COUNTIES, CALIFORNIA, USA, Geological Society of America, Cordilleran Section, 101st Annual Meeting, Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 37, No. 4, Paper No. 25-10.

2005 Holland, P.H. and Allen, J.R., 2005,  EVIDENCE OF POSSIBLE LATE QUATERNARY DISPLACEMENT ALONG THE CHUPINES FAULT, MONTEREY COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, Geological Society of America, Cordilleran Section, 101st Annual Meeting, Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 37, No. 4, Paper No. 41-9.

2004  Powell, II, C.L., Allen, J.R., and Holland, P.H., 2004, Invertebrate Paleontology of the Wilson Grove Formation (Late Miocene to Late Pliocene), Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, with some Observations on its Stratigraphy, Thickness, and Structure: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 2004-1017, 105 p., 2 plates. http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1017/

2004 Snyder, N.P., Allen, J.R., Dare, C., Hampton, M.A., Schneider, G., Wooley, R.J., Alpers, C.N., Marvin-DiPasquale, M.C., 2004, Sediment grain-size and loss-on-ignition analyses from 2002 Englebright Lake coring and sampling campaigns: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 2004 1080, 46 p.

Allen, James R., 2003, Stratigraphy and Tectonics of Neogene Strata, Northern San Francisco Bay Area, [Master Thesis], San Jose State University, 190 p., 4 plates.

2003  Wagner, D.L., Randolph, C.E., Bezore, S. P., Witter, R.C. and Allen, J.R., 2003, Geologic Map of the Sears Point 7.5’ Quadrangle, Sonoma, Solano, and NapaCounties: A Digital Database. California Geological Survey, Version 1.0. ftp://ftp.consrv.ca.gov/pub/dmg/rgmp/Prelim_geo_pdf/sears_layout_highres.pdf

2003   Wagner, D.L., Randolph, C.E., Bezore, S. P., Witter, R.C. and Allen, J.R., 2003, Geologic Map of the Petaluma River 7.5’ Quadrangle, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California: A Digital Database. California Geological Survey, Version 1.0.(ftp://ftp.consrv.ca.gov/pub/dmg/rgmp/Prelim_geo_pdf/petaluma_river_layout_highres.pdf).

2003  McLaughlin, R.L., Sarna-Wojcicki, A.M., Fleck, R.J., Wagner, D.L., Jachens, R.C.,2003, Levin, R.G., Roberts, C.W., Valin, Z.C., Powell, C.L. II, and Allen, J.R. Framework of the Right-Stepped Rodgers Creek – Maacama Fault System, Northern San Francisco Bay Region, California in: Geological Society of America, Cordilleran Section, Abstracts with Programs, no. 25-61.

2002  Wilen, J. E., Lancaster, J., Allen, J.R. and Davies, R.I., 2002, Temporal Significance of Volcanic Ash, Petrified Wood, and Uplifted Fluvial Terrace deposits in the Chileno and San Antonio Creek Drainages, Marin County, California: in Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, no. 58-5.

2001  Allen, James R., and Powell II, C.L., 2001, Invertebrate Fossils of the Wilson Grove Formation (Late Miocene – Late Pliocene), Sonoma County, Northern California: in Paleobios. Vol. 21, supp. to no. 2, p. 105.

2000  Allen, James R., 2000, Paleontological Resources Assessment, Phase II United Golden Gate Power Project, San Francisco International Airport, San Mateo County, California.

2000   Allen, James R., Holland, Peter J., and Yip, Grant Y., 2000, Geology and Significance of the Contact Between the Marine Wilson Grove Formation and the Non-Marine Cotati Member of the Wilson Grove Formation, Sonoma County, California in: Geological Society of America, Cordilleran Section, Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 32, n. 6, p. A-1.

1999  Allen, James R., and Holland, Peter J., 1999, Description and Interpretation of the pebbly sandstone facies of the Wilson Grove Formation, Marin County, California:  A possible sediment source for the Delgada Fan during late Miocene – early Pliocene time, Geological Society of America, Cordilleran Section: Abstracts with Programs, v. 31, n. 6, p. A-33.

1998  Allen, James R., Barnes, Larry G., and Holland, Peter J., 1998, A small species of fossil Mysticete whale (Cetacea: Balaenopteridae) from the late Miocene – early Pliocene Wilson Grove Formation, Sonoma County,   California, in Paleobios. P. 1.

1998  Holland, Peter J., and Allen, James R., 1998, Description and interpretation of the late Miocene – early Pliocene Wilson Grove Formation at Steinbeck Ranch, Sonoma County, California, Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs, v.30, n. 7, p. A339.
 

Presentations

  • Unique Paleontology of the Wilson Grove Formation at Bloomfield Quarry, Sonoma County, CA in press -2013-2014
  • Landslide Mapping of the Glen Ellen, Sears Point, Santa Rosa, Petaluma River and Cotati 7.5-Minute Quadrangle of the Sonoma Mountain area
  • Long-Term Displacement Along Strike-Slip Faults of the San Andreas Fault System in the Eastern and Northern San Francisco Bay Area

Grant Awards

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Service

5 years

Other Accomplishments

Registration

  • Registered Professional Geologist, California

Association

  • Geological Society of America
  • American Geophysical Union
  • Association of Engineering Geologists
  • Northern California Geological Society
  • Society of Vertebrate Paleontologists Member #15819

Certification

  • Confined Space Training/Certification 1467CS-8CCR154-1
  • Hazardous Material Certified: HAZWOPER #53076
  • Refinery Certification, Bay Area Training Corp., #165801
  • Nuclear Gauge Certified

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