- Sedimentary geology
- Paleozoic carbonate biostroms in the southeastern USA
- Carbonate diagenesis
- Coastal sedimentation
- The geology and geochemistry of ceramics and pottery
- Proterozoic geology of the lower Canadian Shield
Dr. Doug Haywick is an Associate Professor of Geology specializing in sedimentary petrology and low temperature geochemistry in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of South Alabama. He received a BS (Honours) in Geology and Chemistry from McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario), an MS in Earth Sciences from Memorial University of Newfoundland (ST. John's NF), both in Canada, and a Ph.D. in Geology from James Cook University of North Queensland (Townsville, QLD) in Australia. Dr. Haywick's MS study examined dolomitization of Paleozoic carbonate strata on the west coast of Newfoundland. His Doctoral dissertation focused on the sedimentology, alteration history (diagenesis) and sequence stratigraphic framework of Plio-Pleistocene mixed carbonate and siliciclastic sedimentary rocks on the North Island of New Zealand.
Dr. Haywick joined the geology faculty at the University of South Alabama in 1991 after a year of teaching at James Cook University in Australia. He has continued to study the sedimentology and diagenesis of sedimentary rocks but has shifted his focus area to Alabama. Current and past projects, frequently done in collaboration with geologist Dr. David Kopaska-Merkel at the Geological Survey of Alabama, have studied surface exposures of Knox Group Carbonates, Bangor Limestone, Monteagle Limestone, Hartselle Sandstone and Salt Mountain Limestone, and subsurface (cored) intervals of Smackover Limestone and other Paleozoic Cenozoic strata.
In addition to carbonate strata, Dr. Haywick and his undergraduate student researchers have examined anthropogenic and storm influences on Holocene sedimentation in marginal marine environments along the Alabama Gulf Coast. This includes a record of storm-punctuated sedimentation spanning a 12 year interval in Weeks Bay Alabama. New research with biology colleague Dr. Brian Axsmith was recently initiated on the sedimentology and faunal paleoecology of Oligocene strata near Monroeville, AL. Other current undergraduate-centered studies include 1) analysis of the effects of heat-treatment on lithic materials used by indigenous peoples in tool making (geoarchaeology) with colleague Phil Carr, (Archaeology), 2) geochemical and mineralogical analysis of locally sourced clays with potential for use in ceramics and pottery with colleague R. Tony Wright (Visual Arts), and 3) graphite mineralization in the Blue Ridge Province of the Appalachian Mountains with colleague David Allison (Earth Sciences).
Haywick, D.W., Kopaska-Merkel, D.C. and Keyes, R., 2016. Petrographic and faunal characterization of Monteagle and Hartselle-equivalent strata in Northeastern Alabama. Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions 66, 211-229.
Kopaska-Merkel, D.C., Haywick, D.W., Root, E.A. and Montgomery, M.M., 2013. Sedimentology and diagenesis of the Paleocene Salt Mountain Limestone, southwestern Alabama. Bulletin of the Alabama Museum of History 31, 94-106.
Haywick, D.W., Kopaska-Merkel, D.C. and Bersch, M.G. 2009. A coral mound complex: key to early diagenetic processes in the Mississippian Bangor Limestone. Carbonates and Evaporites 24, 77-92.
Haywick, D.W., 2004. Diagenesis of polymineralic temperate limestones in a cyclothemic sedimentary succession, eastern North Island, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 47, 839-855.
Haywick, D.W., Yokel, L.S. and Wedgeworth, M., 2004. Overcoming challenges of teaching Earth History classes for teachers in a rock-free, urban environment. Journal of Geoscience Education, 52, 429-432.See More
Haywick, D.W., 2004. Geology and Hydrology of the Alabama Gulf Coast. Alabama Geological Society Field Guide, 41st Annual Field Trip, 94 p.
Stults, D.Z., Axsmith, B.J. and Haywick, D.W. 2002. Evidence of Carpinus (Betulaceae) in the Later Tertiary (Pliocene) of Alabama American Journal of Botany 89, 1547-1549.
Bologna, P.A.X., and Haywick, D.W., 2002. Assessment of Seagrass Plant Demography Within and Among Beds of Turtle Grass (Thalassia testudinum), Manatee Grass (Syringodium filiforme) , and Shoal Grass (Halodule wrightii) From the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Gulf of Mexico Science, 20 135-150.
Kopaska-Merkel, D. and Haywick, D.W., 2001. Carbonate Mounds: Sedimentation, Organismal Response, And Diagenesis, Sedimentary Geology, 145,157-160.
Kopaska-Merkel, D. and Haywick, D.W., 2001. A lone biodetrital mound in the Chesterian of Alabama? Sedimentary Geology, 145, 253-268.
Haywick, D.W., Hall-Brown, M.B. and Pfeiffer, L., 2000 Smackover Reservoir Diagenesis in the Appleton Field, Escambia County, Alabama. Transactions of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies and Gulf Coast SEPM, Volume L, 43-55.
Haywick, D.W., and Mueller, E.M., 1997. Sediment retention by Palythoa spp. on Florida Key Reefs: a biological twist to a geological process. Coral Reefs 16, 39-46.
Hummell, Richard L. and Haywick, Douglas W., 1996. Coastal Deposition and Ecosystems of Alabama. Alabama Geological Society Field Guide, 140p.
Mueller, E. and Haywick, D.W. 1995. Sediment Assimilation and Calcification by the Western Atlantic Reef Zoanthid, Palythoa caribaeorum. Bulletin de l’Institut Océanographique, Monaco 14, 89-100.
Cowan, J.H., Shipp, R.L., Bailey, H.K. and Haywick, D.W., 1995: Procedure for rapid processing of large (>3mm diameter) Otoliths. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 121, 280-282.
Haywick, D.W., Henderson, R.A. and Carter, R.M. 1992: Temporal cyclicity in a mixed carbonate-siliciclastic sedimentary succession (Plio-Pleistocene) Petane Group, central Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, Sedimentology, 39, 675-696.
Haywick, D.W. and Henderson, R.A. 1991: Foraminiferal paleobathymetry of Plio-Pleistocene cyclothemic sequences, Petane Group, New Zealand. Palaeos, 6, 586-599.
Haywick, D.W., Lowe, D.A., Beu, A.G., Henderson, R.A. and Carter, R.M. 1991: Plio-Pleistocene (Nukumaruan) Lithostratigraphy of the Tangoio block, and origin of sedimentary cyclicity, Central Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. NZ J. Geology, 34, p213-225.
Carter, R.M., Abbott, S.T., Fulthorpe, C.S., Haywick, D.W., and Henderson, R.A. 1991: Application of global sea-level and sequence stratigraphic models in southern hemisphere Neogene strata from New Zealand. Special Publication, International Association of Sedimentologists 12, p41-65.
Ness, S.E., Haywick, D.W. and Cuff, C. 1990: High-resolution transmission electron microscopy of biogenic aragonite. Mineralogical Magazine, 54, p589-592.
Haywick, D.W. and James, N.P., 1984: Dolomites and dolomitization of the Lower Ordovician St. George Group of western Newfoundland. in Current Research, Part A, Geological Survey of Canada, paper 84-1A, p531-536.
Walker, R.G. and Haywick, D.W., 1982: Belly River Formation at Ghost Dam, Bow River, Alberta. in R.G. Walker (ed.) Excursion 21A. Clastic Units of the Front Ranges, Foothills and Plains in the Area Between Field B.C. and Drumheller, Alberta, 11th International Congress on Sedimentation, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.
- ES492 Planetary Geology (Honors)
- ES492 Science in the Movies (Honors)
- GY494 Directed Studies
- GY480 Field Geology
- GY402 Sedimentary Petrology
- GY302 Mineralogy and Crystallography
- GY112 Earth History
- GY112L Earth History Lab
- GY111 Physical Geology
- GY111L Physical Geology Lab
- 1982: Canadian Institute for Mining and Metallurgy Outstanding Undergraduate Geology Thesis Award
- 1989: James Cook University Outstanding Geology Teacher Award
- 2006: University of South Alabama, Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award
- 2008: Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Outstanding Educator Award
- 2010: University of South Alabama, Arts and Sciences Outstanding Service Award