February 28, 2000
Bill Bonnichsen Biography
is an Idaho native son who became an internationally reknowned geologist.
His pioneering work on giant rhyolite lava flows in Idaho's Snake
River Plain volcanic province stimulated research on similar flows
in Great Britian, Australia, Africa, Mexico, South America, and many
other places. He has worked for the Idaho Geological Survey at the
University of Idaho since 1976, and holds the titles of Research Geologist
and Adjunct Professor. His principal research interests are the study
of volcanism and the geology of Idaho. During his career he has prepared
geologic maps and made observations on the origin of the rocks in
many parts of Idaho, especially the Snake River Plain, and elsewhere.