PhD Candidate (ABD) Expected Graduation Spring 2023
Dissertation Title: Seismological Properties and Geodynamical Responses on Subduction near Triple Junctions: Costa Rica & Kamchatka
Dr. Vadim Levin (Rutgers), Dr. Roy Schlische (Rutgers), Dr. Jill Van Tongeren (Tufts University), Dr. Maureen Long (Yale University)
M.S. Geological Sciences Fall 2018
Thesis Title: Origins of the Klyuchevskoy Upper Mantle Anomaly: Asthenospheric Flow or Lithospheric Fragment?
Dr. Alex Nikulin (Binghamton), Dr. Jeff Pietras (Binghamton), Dr. Tim de Smit (Binghamton)
B.S. Geophysics May 2016
Rutgers University: Spring 2021: Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Rutgers University: Spring 2020: Geophysics
Rutgers University: Fall 2019: Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Rutgers University: Spring 2019: Structural Geology
Binghamton University: Spring & Fall 2018: Freshmen Research Immersion
Binghamton University: Fall 2017: Basin Analysis
Binghamton University: Spring 2017: Planet Earth
Professional Training and
AAPG Imperial Barrel Award Eastern Section Participant February-April 2018
Bearcat Energy exploration analysis of the Cooper Basin, Australia.
ExxonMobil Geoscience Recruiting Geophysical short course February 2018
Multi-Disciplinary Subsurface Integration in Exploration and Production: From Plates to Pores.
ExxonMobil Reservoir Characterization and Modeling October 2017
Classified Deepwater lithofacies associated in the San Clemente State Beach footpath.
AAPG Visiting Scholar Course October 2016
Utilized stratigraphic principles and concepts to correlate parasequences with accommodation models to analysis seismic sequences.
Binghamton University Summer Fellow Summer 2016
Invoked geophysical inverse methods to investigate areas of anisotropy in the Pampean flat slab region of Chile.
NSF ENAM CSE – Eastern North American Seismic Experiment Summer 2015
Deployed and recovered single component seismometers at pre-determined GPS locations onshore North Carolina and Virginia.
University of Rochester Summer Fellow Summer 2015
Analyzed earthquake signals to determine crustal thickness of the East African Rift.
Honors and Awards:
Doctoral Student Academic Advancement Support Program Summer 2021
Richard K. Olsson Award Spring 2021
William & Grace Sparks Graduate Student Teaching & Mentoring Award Spring 2020
AAPG Student Expo: 3rd Place Poster Presenter Award Fall 2018
Conference Abstracts and Published Papers:
Bourke, J. R., Levin, V. L., Arroyo, I., & Linkimer, L. (2021, In-Prep). Do Cocos and Caribbean Plates meet in the Mantle beneath southeastern Costa Rica? GEOLOGY.
Bourke, J. R., Levin, V. L., Arroyo, I., & Linkimer, L. (2021, December, Submitted). Do Cocos and Caribbean Plates meet in the Mantle beneath southeastern Costa Rica? In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 2021, ID# 915784).
Levin, V., Elkington, S., Bourke, J., Arroyo, I., & Linkimer, L. (2021). Seismic anisotropy in southern Costa Rica confirms upper mantle flow from the Pacific to the Caribbean. Geology, 49(1), 8-12.
Bourke, J. R., Levin, V., Linkimer, L., & Arroyo, I. (2020). A recent tear in subducting plate explains seismicity and upper mantle structure of southern Costa Rica. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 21(12), e2020GC009300.
Bourke, J. R., Levin, V. L., Arroyo, I., & Linkimer, L. (2019, December). Architecture and seismicity of Central American Volcanic Gap: is it subduction?. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 2019, pp. T33B-06).
Nikulin, A., Bourke, J. R., Domino, J. R., & Park, J. (2019). Tracing geophysical indicators of fluid‐induced serpentinization in the Pampean flat slab of Central Chile. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 20(9), 4408-4425.
Bourke, J. R., Nikulin, A., Park, J. J., & Levin, V. L. (2018, December). Evidence for a Lithospheric Fragment Beneath Klyuchevskoy Volcano from Seismic Data of Local and Teleseismic Earthquakes. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 2018, pp. DI23B-0033).
Bourke, J. R. (2018). Origins of the Klyuchevskoy Upper Mantle Anomaly: Asthenospheric Flow or Lithospheric Fragment? (Master’s Thesis, State University of New York at Binghamton).
Domino, J. R., Bourke, J. R., Chaves, E., Nikulin, A., & Naslund, H. R. (2018, December). Using Receiver Functions and Petrologic Analysis to Investigate Flat Slab Subduction in Central Chile. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 2018, pp. T13C-06).
Bourke, J. R., Nikulin, A., & Levin, V. L. (2017, December). Deep Sources: New constraints on the tectonic origin of the Klyuchevskoy Group upper mantle anomaly. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 2017, pp. DI51C-0334).
Frazer, W., Bourke, J. R., De Smet, T., & Nikulin, A. (2017, December). Geophysical Survey of Poverty Point UNESCO World Heritage Site Mound A. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 2017, pp. NS33C-04).
Bourke, J. R., Nikulin, A., & Park, J. J. (2016, December). Tracing Geophysical Indicators of Fluid-Induced Serpentinization in the Pampean Flat Slab Subduction Region of Chile. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 2016, pp. DI31B-2629).
Domino, J., Bourke, J. R., Pietras, J., & Nikulin, A. (2016, December). Constraining Subduction Zone Dynamics of the Pampean Flat Slab and Addressing a Conflict between the Predicted and the Observed. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 2016, pp. DI23B-2608).
Ebinger, C. J., Keir, D., Roecker, S. W., Tiberi, C., Aman, M., Weinstein, A., ... & Lee, H. (2015, December). Crustal Strain Patterns in Magmatic and Amagmatic Early Stage Rifts: Border Faults, Magma Intrusion, and Volatiles. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 2015, pp. T43H-04).