Brandon Dugan

Associate Professor
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B.GeoE. (1997) University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Ph.D. (2003) Penn State University


hydrology, rock and sediment properties


Hydrologic impacts of charcoal on soil

Unconventional freshwater resources

Geomechanical and petrophysical properties of mud and shale

Fluid flow and slope stability in sedimentary basins

Fluids, faults, and megathrust earthquakes

Mineralogic and stress-history effects on sediment behavior

Selected Publications

Hüpers, A., Ikari, M.J., Dugan, B., Underwood, M.B., Kopf, A.J., 2015, Origin of a zone of anomalously high porosity in the subduction zone inputs to Nankai Trough, Marine Geology, 361, 147-162, doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2015.001.004.

Barnes, R.T., Gallagher, M.E., Masiello, C.A., Liu, Z., Dugan, B., 2014, Biochar-induced changes in soil hydraulic conductivity and dissolved nutrient fluxes constrained by laboratory experiments, PLoS ONE, 9(9), e108340, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0108340.

Chatterjee, S., Bhatnagar, G., Dugan, B., Dickens, G.R., Chapman, W.G., Hirasaki, G.J., 2014, The Impact of Lithologic Heterogeneity and Focused Fluid Flow upon Gas Hydrate Distribution in Marine Sediments, Journal of Geophysical Research, 119, doi:10.1002/2014JB011236.

Daigle, H., Dugan, B., 2014, Pore size controls on the base of the methane hydrate stability zone in the Kumano Basin, offshore Japan, Geophysical Research Letters, 41, doi:10.1002/2014GL062135.

Siegel, J., Lizarralde, D., Dugan, B., Person, M., 2014, Glacially generated overpressure on the New England continental shelf: Integration of full-waveform inversion and overpressure modeling, Journal of Geophysical Research, 119, 3393-3409, doi:10.1002/2013JB010278.

Siegel, J., Person, M., Dugan, B., Cohen, D., Lizarralde, D., Gable, C., 2014, Influence of Late Pleistocene Glaciations on the Hydrogeology of the Continental Shelf Offshore Massachusetts, USA, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 15, doi:10.1002/2014GC005569.

Dugan, B., 2012, Petrophysical and Consolidation Behavior of Mass Transport Deposits from the Northern Gulf of Mexico, IODP Expedition 308, Marine Geology, 315-318, 98-107, doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2012.05.001.

Dugan, B., Sheahan, T.C., 2012, Offshore Sediment Overpressures of Passive Margins: Mechanisms, Measurement, and Models, Reviews of Geophysics, 50, RG3001, doi:10.1029/2011RG000379.

Kinney, T.J., Masiello, C.A., Dugan, B., Hockaday, W.C., Dean, M.R., Zygourakis, K., Barnes, R.T., 2012, Hydrologic properties of biochars produced at different temperatures, Biomass and Bioenergy, 41, 34-43, doi:10.1016/j.biombioe.2012.01.033.

Daigle, H., Bangs, N.L., Dugan, B., 2011, Transient hydraulic fracturing and gas release in methane hydrate settings: A case study from southern Hydrate Ridge, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 12(12), Q12022, doi:10.1029/2011GC003841.

Daigle, H., Dugan, B., 2011, Permeability anisotropy and fabric development: A mechanistic explanation, Water Resources Research, 47, W12517, doi:10.1029/2011WR011110.

Daigle, H., Dugan, B., 2011, An improved technique for computing permeability from NMR measurements in mudstones, Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, B08101, doi:10.1029/2011JB008353.

Cohen, D., Person, M., Wang, P., Gable, C.W., Hutchinson, D., *Marksamer, A., Dugan, B., Kooi, H., Groen, K., Lizarralde, D., Evans, R.L., Day-Lewis, F.D., Lane Jr., J.W., 2010, Origin and Extent of Fresh Paleowaters Beneath the Atlantic Continental Shelf, New England, Ground Water, 48(1), 143-158, doi:10.1111/j.1745-6584.2009.00627.x.

Daigle, H., Dugan, B., 2010, Origin and evolution of fracture-hosted methane hydrate deposits, Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, B11103, doi:10.1029/2010JB007492.

Stigall, J., Dugan, B., 2010, Overpressure and earthquake initiated slope failure in the Ursa region, northern Gulf of Mexico, Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, B04101, doi:10.1029/2009JB006848.

Hustoft, S., Dugan, B., Mienert, J., 2009, Effects of rapid sedimentation on developing the Nyegga pockmark-field; Constraints from hydrological modeling and 3-D seismic data, offshore mid-Norway, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 10(6), Q06012, doi:10.1029/2009GC002409.

Dugan, B., Germaine, J.T., 2008, Near-Seafloor Overpressure in the Deepwater Mississippi Canyon, Northern Gulf of Mexico, Geophysical Research Letters, 35, L02304, doi:10.1029/2007GL032275.

Bhatnagar, G., Chapman, W.G., Dickens, G.R., Dugan, B., Hirasaki, G.J., 2007, Generalization of gas hydrate distribution and saturation in marine sediments by scaling of thermodynamic and transport processes, American Journal of Science, 307(6), 861-900, doi:10.2475/06.2007.01.

Dugan, B., Flemings, P.B., 2000, Overpressure and fluid flow in the New Jersey continental slope: Implications for slope failure and cold seeps, Science, 289, 288-291.