Name: Gene Joseph Paull
University of Arizona
Ph. D., major – anthropology (archaeology); minor - geochronology, Dec., 1976
M.A., anthropology, May, 1970
University of California, Santa Cruz
Intensive Spanish; June-August, 1970
Pennsylvania State University
B.A., major - anthropology; minor - geography; June, 1967
University of Texas at Brownsville
Professor of Geosciences, Chair of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences
Dept., Sept., 2000-present.
Texas Southmost College, Brownsville, Texas
Instructor, Physical Science Dept.
Sept., 1975-August, 1992
Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, California
Temporary asst. prof. of anthropology and geography
Feb., 1972 - January, 1974
Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas
Regional Ecological Resource Assessment of the Rio Grande
Riparian Corridor: A Multidisciplinary Approach to
Understanding Anthropogenic Effects on Riparian Communities
in Semi-Arid Environments, funded by Environmental Protection
Agency, principal investigator from the University of Texas
at Brownsville, January 2000 – May, 2004.
Capacity Building for Resource Assessment and Responsible Development, Texas-Mexico Border Region. Project funded by the Coordinating Board for Higher Education, State of Texas, Principal Investigator from the University of Texas at Brownsville. January 1998 - August, 1999.
Dendrochronology Laboratory, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark. 1996-present, collaboration with Dr. David Stahle, fieldwork in northeastern Mexico, tree-ring collections and building a master dendroclimatological chronology for the Sierra Madre Oriental.
Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas Multiple Attribute G.I.S. Environmental Baseline, Lower Rio Grande Valley Research Project Principal Investigator from the University of Texas at Brownsville January, 1994-1995.
The Application of Central Place Theory to the Settlements of the
Pacific Coast of Guatemala
Research and Teaching Interests
Geographic regions: Central America and Mexico, South America,
Texas border area
Theoretical and topical interest: Geographic Information Systems as
applied to land use and settlement patterns, tropical adaptations,
environmental degradation, climate change.
Spanish - fluent
2004 Regional Ecological Resource Assessment of the Rio Grande Riparian
Corridor: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding
Anthropogenic Effects on Riparian Communities in Semiarid
Environments. Final Report prepared for Environmental
Protection Agency. Co-authored with Jay Raney, Melba Crawford
Frank Judd, and Robert Lonard. Austin: Bureau of Economic
2002 Annual Performance Report, U.S Environmental Protection Agency.
Regional Ecological Resource Assessment of the Rio Grande
Riparian Corridor. Co-author with Jay Raney, Melba Crawford
Frank Judd, Robert Lonard, Andrea Lopez, and Danny Govea.
2000 Regional Ecological Resource Assessment of the Rio Grande Riparian Corridor: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding Anthropogenic Effects on Riparian Communities in Semi-Arid Environments; co-authored with Jay Raney, Melba Crawford, Frank Judd, Robert Lonard, Amy Neuenschwander, Thomas Tremblay, and William White, Proceedings 2000 STAR Regional Analysis and Assessment Progress Review Workshop, p. 21, National Center for Environmental Research.
2000 Recent Tree Ring Research in Mexico. In Dendrocronologia en America Latina. Co-authored with David W. Stahle, Jose Villanueva, Malcolm Cleveland, Matthew Terrell, Barney Burns, Wilver Salinas, Humberto Suzan, and Peter Fule. EDIUNC, Mendoza, Argentina, pp. 285-306.
1994 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) of the Rio Grande Delta for Regional Water Management. Co-author with E. Gerry Wermund and Thomas Tremblay. Factor Affecting Water Resources. Proceedings, Texas Section, American Water Resources Association.
GIS Base Data for Water Management on the Rio Grande Delta Plain. Co-author with E. Gerry Wermund and Thomas Tremblay. GIS/LIS Proceedings. American Congress on Surveying and Mapping.
1978 Review of Native Populations of the Americas in 1492, William N. Denevan (ed.). Professional Geographer 39:2: 219-220.
1978 Anthropological Research Potential of the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas and Tamaulipas, Mexico. South Texas Institute of Latin and Mexican-American Research, Working Paper No. 1. Brownsville. (Co- author with Anthony N. Zavaleta).
2002 Land Use Mapping and Environment in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. Paper to be presented at The Texas Academy of Sciences annual meeting, Laredo, Texas, Feb. 28-March 2, 2002. Co-authored with Andrea Lopez, Danny Govea, and Maria Isabel Salazar.
2001 Land Use Mapping of the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas and Northeast Mexico, co-authored with Andrea Lopez, Danny Govea, Maria Isabel Salazar, Thomas Tremblay, Jay Raney, and Bill White. Proceedings of 50th Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America, Southeastern Section, p. A-24.
2000 Building a GIS Database for the Texas-Mexico Border Region. Co- authored with Andrea Lopez, Maria Isabel Salazar, Thomas Tremblay, and Jay Raney. 34th Annual Meeting, South-Central Section of the Geological Society of America, published abstracts, Vol. 32, No. 3, p. A-38.
1999 Digital Geologic Maps and Environmental Resource Assessment of the United States-Mexico Border Region. Co-authored with Jeri Sullivan, Thomas Tremblay, Andrea Lopez, and Maria Isabel Salazar. 48th Annual Meeting Southeastern Section of the Geological Society of America, published abstracts, Vol. 31, No. 3, p. A-59.
1984 Cameron County Water District, statement for proposed pipeline, Cavazos to Los Fresnos, Texas.
1982 Farco Mining Company, Laredo, Texas. Environmental impact statement prepared for Farco Mining company, expansion of mine perimeter.
1978 Archaeological Investigations at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge: Site Testing. Environmental impact statement prepared for U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service (co-worker - Anthony N. Zavaleta)
City of Pharr, Texas December, 1978; environmental impact statement prepared for city of Pharr; archaeological clearance for proposed bridge construction
City of Mercedes, Texas December, 1978; environmental impact statement prepared for city of Mercedes; archaeological clearance for proposed park expansion
United States Dept. of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Albuquerque, N.M. June-Sept., 1978; environmental impact statements for Fish and Wildlife Service for proposed construction in wildlife refuge; Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge, Pharr Texas - involved archaeological field survey; Aransas Wildlife Refuge, Aransas County, Texas - involved archaeological field survey and site testing
Member, Brownsville City Heritage Council
The University of Wisconsin, Madison
Faculty member for University of Wisconsin, Madison course
entitled “Crossing Borders.” Course taught on the
campus of The University of Texas Brownsville, June 12-
July 5, 2006. In addition to teaching, I provided
logistical and technical support for implementing a
cooperative arrangement between The University of Texas
at Brownsville and The University of Wisconsin, Madison.
^ Featured speaker, March 8, 2006
Topic – Geology of the Lower Rio Grande Valley
Guest Speaker, February, 2004
Topic – Land Use Changes in the Lower Rio Grande Valley,
Spring, 2002, taught short course on Lower Rio Grande Valley Natural
Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
35th International Art Show, March 1-5, 2006, received
two third place and one honorable mention for natural
Sid Richardson Gallery, The University of Texas at Brownsville
September 1-30, 2004
Indigenous Mesoamerica, September 1-30, 2004, curated photographic exhibit relating the natural history of Mexico
and Central America.
August 16-18, 2001
Visualizing the Earth and Oceans from Space, Chautauqua California
Field Center, Pasadena, California.
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