For more details on any of these publications, contact Carol de Wet  at

Ashley, G.M., de Wet, C.B., Barboni, D., and Magill, C.R., 2016, Subtle signatures of seeps: Record of  groundwater in a dryland, DK, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, Submitted to The Depositional Record, publication pending

de Wet, C.B, Moser, A.*,Oxman, K.,* and Peck, E.*, 2015, Semi-arid climate and cyclic carbonates; Deposition and diagenesis of the Middle Cambrian Buffalo Springs Formation, Morgantown,  Pennsylvania, USA, Accepted pending revisions, Pennsylvania Geology.

de Wet, C.B., Godfrey, L., and de Wet, A.P., 2015, Sedimentology and Stable Isotopes from a Lacustrine- to-Palustrine Limestone Deposited in an Arid Setting, Climatic and Tectonic Factors: Miocene-Pliocene Opache Formation, Atacama Desert, Chile, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology v. 426, p.  46-67.

Ashley, G.M., de Wet, C.B., Dominguez-Rodrigo, M., Karis, A.M., O’Reilly, T.M* and Baluyot, R.D., 2014, Freshwater Limestone in an Arid Rift Basin: A Goldilocks Effect, Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 84, p. 988-1004.

de Wet, C. B., Hopkins, D., Rahnis, M*., Murphy, M*, and Dvortetsky, R*., 2012, High Energy Shelf  Margin Carbonate Facies: Microbial Sheet Reefs, Ooid Shoals, and Intraclast Grainstones; Ledger Formation (Middle Cambrian), Pennsylvania, in Wilson, J.L., Derby, J., Morgan, W., and Fritz,  R., eds., Great American Carbonate Bank, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Special Publication, p. 421-450.

de Wet, Carol. 2010. Reaching Critical Mass: Women in Faculty and Administrative Roles. Forum on Public Policy Online. Vol. 2010, No. 2.

de Wet, C. B. and Davis, K., 2010, Preservation Potential of Microorganism Morphologies in Tufas, Sinters, and Travertines Through Geologic Time, Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvirnonments, v. 90, p. 139-152.

Roure, Cara, Ashley, Gail, de Wet, Carol, Dvoretsky, R.*, Park, L., Hover, V., Owen, B., and  McBrearty, Sally, 2008, Tufas as a record of perennial freshwater in semi-arid rift basin, Kapthurin Formation, Central Kenya, Sedimentology, v. 56, p. 1115-1137.

de Wet, C. B. , 2008, Career scientists and the shared academic position, in Monosson, E., ed., Motherhood: The elephant in the laboratory, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY.

de Wet, C.B. and Hopkins, D. A., 2006, Ooid shoals, microbialite reefs and shoreface sands, the Ledger Formation, LWB Refractories site, York Co., Pennsylvania, in de Wet, A.P., ed., Four Field Trips in Central Pennsylvania, Field Trip Guidebook, Northeastern Section Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America, Camp Hill/Harrisburg, PA, p. 1-26.

de Wet, C. B., Frey, H.M.*, Gaswirth, S. B.*, Mora, C. I., Rahnis, M.A. and Bruno, C.R.*, 2004, Origin of Meter-scale Cavities and Herringbone Calcite Cement In a  Cambrian Microbial  Reef, Ledger Formation, (U.S.A.), Journal of Sedimentary Research v. 74, p. 914-923.

de Wet, C.B., Mora, C.I., Gore, P., and Gierlowski-Kordesch, E., and Cucolo, S.J.*, 2002, Deposition and geochemistry of lacustrine and spring carbonates in Mesozoic rift basins, eastern North America, in Renaut, R. and Ashley, G.M., Ed., Sedimentation in Continental Rifts, Society for Sedimentary Geology Special Pub. No. 73, p. 309-325.

 de Wet, C.B., Ashly, G.M., and Kegel, D.P., 2002, Biological Clocks and tenure timetables: restructuring the academic timeline, Geological Society of America Today, v. 12, No. 11 p.24.

de Wet, C.B., Dickson, J.A.D., Wood, R.A., Gaswirth, S.B., and Frey, H.M., 1999, A New Type of Shelf Margin Deposit: Rigid Microbial Sheets and Unconsolidated Grainstones Riddled with Meter-Scale Cavities, Sedimentary Geology, v. 128, p. 13-21.

de Wet, C.B., Hopkins, D.A., and Gaswirth, S.B.*, 1999, Middle Cambrian Ledger Formation, southcentral PA, in Beck, B., Pettit, A., and Herring, J., eds., Hydrogeology and engineering geology of sinkholes and karst, Proceedings of the 7th multidisciplinary conference on sinkholes and the engineering and environmental impacts of karst, Harrisburg, A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, p. 452-458.

de Wet. C.B., 1998, Deciphering the Sedimentological Expression of Tectonics, Eustasy and Climate: A Basinwide Study of the Corallian Formation, Southern England,  Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 68, p. 653-667.

de Wet, C.B., Yocum, D.A.* and Mora, C.I., 1998, Carbonate lakes in closed basins: sensitive indicators of climate and tectonics; and example from the Gettys-burg Basin (Triassic), Pennsylvania, USA, in Shanley, K.& McCabe, P., eds. 1998, Relative Role of Eustasy, Climate and Tectonism in Contintental Rocks, SEPM Spec. Publ, No.59, SEPM, Tulsa. OK, p. 191-209.

de Wet, C.B., Moshier, S.O., Hower, J.C., de Wet, A.P., Brennan, S.T*., Helfrich, C.T., and Raymond, A.L., 1997, Disrupted Coal and Carbonate Facies within Two Pennsylvanian Cyclothems, Southern Illinois Basin, USA, Geological Society of America Bulletin, Geological Society of America Bulletin v. 109, p. 1231-1248.

de Wet, C.B., and de Wet, A.P., 1997, Sharing Academic Careers: An alternative for pre-tenure and young family dual-career faculty couples, Journal of Women and Minorites in Science and Engineering, Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering v. 3, p. 203-212.

de Wet, C.B.,and de Wet, A.P., 1995, Making it work together: Spouses on the tenure track, Geotimes v. 40, p. 17-19.

de Wet, C.B., Moshier, S.O., Hower, J.C., and Rimmer, S.N., 1991, Depositional and diagenesis of a marine-swamp margin: the Providence limestone and adjacent coals, western Kentucky, in Lomando, A.J., and Harris, P.M., eds., SEPM Core Workshop No 12, Mixed Carbonate-Siliciclastic Sequences, SEPM, Tulsa, P. 169-204.

de Wet, C.B., and Hubert, J.H., 1989, The Scots Bay Formation, Nova Scotia, Canada: a Jurassic lake with silica-rich hydrothermal springs, Sedimentology v. 36, p. 857-874.

Suchecki, R.K., Hubert, J.F., and Birney de Wet, C.B., 1988, Isotopic imprint of climate and hydrogeochemistry on terrestrial strata of the Triassic-Jurassic Hartford and Fundy rift basins, J. Sed. Petrology v. 58, p. 801-811.

de Wet, C.B., 1987, Deposition and diagenesis in an extensional basin: the Corallian Formation (Jurassic) near Oxford, England, in Marshall, J.D. (ed.) Diagenesis of Sedimentary Sequences, Geological Society Special Publication No. 35, p. 339-353.

*denotes Franklin & Marshall undergraduate student co-author

Recent Abstracts

Xu, Chi*, Gigliotti, S*., de Wet, C.B., de Wet, A.P., and Godfrey, L., 2015, Palustrine Origin for Western Opache Fm (Miocene-Pliocene), Calama Basin, Atacama Desert, Chile, Geological Society of America Northeastern Section Annual Meeting Abstracts with Programs, v. 47, no.3, p. 21.

de Wet, C. B., and Dvoretsky*, R., 2012, Cryptic, oval microbialites (endolites) from the Middle Cambrian Ledger Fm., South-central Pennsylvania, USA, Geological Society of America Northeastern Section Annual Meeting Abstracts with Programs, v. 44, No. 2, p. 57.

 de Wet, C.B., Godfrey, L., and de Wet, A., 2012, Miocene-Pliocene Tufas and Palustrine Limestones, Opache Fm., Atacama Desert, Chile, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 44, No. 7, p. 581.

Teneva, L. T.*, Greer, L., de Wet, C.B., 2006,  Isotope variability in early-Holocene Acropora Cervicornis from the Enriquillo Valle, Dominican Republic, Geological Society of America Northeastern Section Annual Meeting Abstracts with Programs, v, 38, p. 66.

Ashley, G.M., Roure, C.A. de Wet, C.B., Hover, V.C., 2004, A tufa event in an arid rift valley (Kenya): Climate or tectonics, Geological Society of American Annual Meeting, Abstracts with Programs, p. 250.

Frey, H.M*. and de Wet, C.B., 1991, Shelf-Margin instability and the formation of meter-scale, horizontal cavities in Cambrian microbialite [Abst], American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Meeting Official Program, v.8, p. A43.

de Wet, C.B., 1997, Cambrian fibrous cements within an algal-dominated reef complex, Ledger Formation, York Co., Pennsylvania [Abst.], Geological Society of American Annual Meeting, Abstracts with Programs, v.29, p. A-269.

Gaswirth, S.B.* and de Wet, C.B., 1997, Geochemical variations within mid-late Cambrian fibrous cements, York County, Pennsylvania [Abst.], Geological Society of America, Northeast Section, Abstracts with Programs, v.29, p.47.

de Wet, C.B., Gierlowski-Kordesch, E., and Gore, P.J.W., 1996, Variation in lacustrine and spring carbonate deposition and diagenesis: Northern, central and southern rift basins, eastern North America, [Abstr.], Aspects of Triassic-Jurassic Rift Basin Geoscience research meeting, p. 133.

de Wet, C.B., 1995, Ooids and Earthquakes - evidence from the western Newark Basin (Triassic), Pennsylvania, [Abst], Geological Society of America, Northeast Section, Abstracts with Programs, v. 27, p. 39.

de Wet, C.B., and Yocum, D.A.*, 1994, Carbonate lakes as sensitive indicators of Paleoclimate and Tectonics: the Triassic Gettysburg Basin, South-Central Pennsylvania, [Abst.], American Assoc. of Petroleum Geologists Annual Meeting, p. 133.

Watts, S.P.* and de Wet, C.B., 1994, Triassic, Fluvial Sandstones and overbank mudstones, Rheems, Pa., [Abst.], Geological Society of America, Northeast Section, v. 26, p. 8.

Brennan, S.T.* and de Wet, C.B., 1994, The Depositional History the Providence Limestone, Illinois Basin, Western Kentucky [Abst.], Geological Society of America,  Northeast Section, v. 26, p.81.

Yocum, D.A.* and de Wet, C.B., 1994, Freshwater Carbonate Deposits of Gettysburg Basin (Triassic), Pennsylvania, [Abstr.], Geological Society of America, Northeast Section, v. 26, p. 81.

* denotes student author

External Grants

2014: ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION GRANT $700,000.00 for FACULTY CENTER, Member of Proposal Team. 

2011: SHERMAN FAIRCHILD FOUNDATION coauthor and P.I. for environmental science equipment institutional grant, $499,473.00. 

2001: National Science Foundation EAR/IF, Major Research Instrumentation Program: $123,695 for Inductively Couple Argon Plasma Spectrometer

1998-2000: Petroleum Research Fund/American Chemical Society, $30,000.00, Research on the Cambrian Ledger Formation

1994-1995: Petroleum Research Fund/American Chemical Society, $20,000.00, Research on the Cambrian Ledger Formation