Paula Muir Watt

Chairperson, Assoc. Professor

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Contact Information:

Email: pwatt@unm.edu
Phone: 505-863-7747
Division / Department: Arts and Sciences

I enjoy hiking, rockhounding (of course!) and fishing with my husband, gardening and volunteering with my therapy dog.

  • PhD in Earth and Planetary Science, University of New Mexico, 1996
  • MS in Geology, California State University, Los Angeles, 1990
  • BS in Geology, California State University, Los Angeles, 1983
  • Because I am currently a Division Chair, I am not required to teach any courses.
  • However, since I enjoy being in the classroom, I still teach EPS 101, EPS 105L, EPS 110 and NTSC 261L.
  • Earth and Planetary Science (E & PS) 101 Physical Geology
  • E & PS 105L Physical Geology Laboratory
  • ENVS101 The Blue Planet
  • Natural Sciences (NTSC) 261L Physical Science
  • NTSC 262L Life Science
  • NTSC 263L Environmental Science
  • E & PS 110 - Geology of National Parks
  • E & PS 110 - Science Colloquium
  • E & PS 110 - The Uranium Fuel Cycle
  • E & PS 201 Earth History
  • E & PS 250 Geology of New Mexico
  • Watt, Paula Muir, Longhair, April, Tulley, Crystal, and Yazzie, Felisha, 2010, Minority undergraduate research and advancing the STEM disciplines: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 42, No. 5, p. 121
  • Watt, Paula Muir, Joe, Leonard, Jones, Ella, 2006, Visual learners and geoscience education. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 38, No.6, p. 31
  • Watt, P.M., Meyer, G.A., James, S., Joe, L., Pablo, D., Tom, L., Tsethlikai, C., and Tulley, C., 2003, Environmental geochemistry in the Four Corners region from sediments of small lakes: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v.35(5), p.37.
  • Meyer, G. A., and Watt, P. M., 1999, Hydrological controls on the geomorphic and ecological impacts of a tailings dam-break flood on Soda Butte Creek, Montana and Yellowstone National Park: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v.31(7), p.253.
  • McFadden, L. D., Watt, P. M., Reneau, S. L., and McDonald, E. V, 1996, General soil landscape relationships and soil-forming processes in the Pajarito Plateau, Los Alamos National Laboratory area, New Mexico, in F. Goff, B. Kues, M. A. Rogers, L. McFadden, and J. Gardner (eds.): New Mexico Geologica Geological Society, Guidebook 47, The Jemez Mts. Region, p.357-367.
  • Eberly, P. O., McFadden, L. D. and Watt, P. M., 1996, Eolian dust as a factor in soil development on the Pajarito Plateau, northern New Mexico, in F. Goff, B. Kues, M. A. Rogers, L. McFadden, and J. Gardner (eds.): New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook 47, The Jemez Mts. Region, p.383-391.
  • McDonald, E. V., Longmire, P., Watt, P. M., Ryti, R. T. and Reneau S. L.,1996, Natural and trace element background geochemistry of selected soil profiles, Los Alamos, New Mexico, in F. Goff, B. Kues, M. A.Rogers, L. McFadden, and J. Gardner (eds.): New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook 47, The Jemez Mts. Region, p.375-383.
  • Reneau, S. L., McDonald, E. V., Gardner, J., Kolbe, T. R., Carney, J. S., Watt, P. M., Longmire,P.,1996, Erosion and deposition on the Pajarito Plateau, New Mexico, and implications for geomorphic responses to late Quaternary climatic changes New Mexico, in F. Goff, B. Kues, M. A. Rogers, L. McFadden, and J. Gardner (eds.): New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook 47, The Jemez Mts. Region, p.391-399.
  • Watt, P. M., McFadden, L. D. and Longmire, P., 1994, The impact of soil properties on uranium migration, Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v.26, n.7, p.469.
  • McDonald, E. V., Reneau, S. L. and Watt, P. M., 1994, Soil-landscape stability and potential contaminant transport, Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v.26, n.7, p.101.
  • Eberly, P. O., McFadden, L. D., Watt, P. M., Longmire, P. and Broxton, D., 1994, Evaluation of the role of aerosolic dust in the evolution of a soil developed in rhyolitic alluvium atop the Pajarito Plateau, Northern New Mexico, U.S.A.: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v.22, n.7, p.301.
  • Watt, P. M., Davis, T. E. and Smith, B. M., 1990, Pb-isotope evidence for magmatic fluid circulation during deformation, alteration and mineralization of the South Mountains metamorphic core complex, Arizona: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v.22, n.3, p.92.
  • 2010 UNM-Gallup Faculty Senate Outstanding Professional Service Award