Undergraduate Research Publications

Publications resulting from research in the Senior Thesis program and from undergraduate research in the Geology Department.

Student's name is in Bold; *denotes student presenter; **denotes peer-review publication.

Chong, J-H, Huang, M-H. (2020) Refining the 2018 Mw 7.5 Papua New Guinea Earthquake Fault-Slip Model Using Subpixel Offset. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. DOI: 10.1785/0120200250

Kaushal, S.S., Wood, K.L., Galella, J.G., Gion, A.M., Haq, S., Goodling, P.J., Haviland, K.A., Reimer, J.E., Morel, C.J., Wessel, B., Nguyen, W., Hollingsworth, J.W., Mei, K., Leal, J., Widmer, J., Sharif, R., Mayer, P.M., Newcomer Johnson, T.A., Delany Newcomb, K., Smith, E., Belt, K.T. (2020) Making 'chemical cocktails' - Evolution of urban geochemical processes across the periodic table of elements. Applied Geochemistry. 119 104632. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2020.104632

Xing, T., Zhu, W., French, M., Belzer, B. (2019) Stabilizing Effect of High Pore Fluid Pressure on Slip Behaviors of Gougeā€bearing Faults. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 124 9526-9545. DOI: 10.1029/2019JB018002

Hantsoo, K. G., Kaufman, A. J., Cui, H., Plummer, R. E., Narbonne, G. M. (2018) Effects of bioturbation on carbon and sulfur cycling across the Ediacaran–Cambrian transition at the GSSP in Newfoundland, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 55(11): 1240-1252. DOI: 10.1139/cjes-2017-0274

Sievers, N.E., Tenore, J., Penniston-Dorland, S.C., and Bebout, G.E., 2016, Fingerprints of forearc element mobility in blueschist-facies metaconglomerates, Catalina Schist, California, International Geology Review, DOI:10.1080/00206814.2016.1253038

Kamyshny, A., Oduro, H., Mansaray, Z. and Farquhar, J. (2012) Hydrogen Cyanide Accumulation and Transformations in Non-polluted Salt Marsh Sediments. Aquatic Geochemistry, 1-17. DOI: 10.1007/s10498-012-9180-5

Chabot, N.L., McDonough, W.F., Jones, J.H., Saslow, S.A., Ash, R.D., Draper, D.S., Agee, C.B. (2011) Partitioning behavior at 9 GPa in the Fe-S system and implications for planetary evolution, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 305: 425-434.

Connolly, B.D., Puchtel, I.S., Walker, R.J., Arévalo, R. Jr., Piccoli, P.M., Byerly, G., Robin-Popieul, C., Arndt, N. (2011) Highly siderophile element systematics of the 3.3 Ga Weltevreden komatiites, South Africa: Implications for early Earth history, Earth and Planetary Science, 311:253-263.

Kamyshny Jr., A., Zerkle, A. L., Mansaray, Z. F., Ciglenecki, I., Bura-Nakic, E., Farquhar, J., & Ferdelman, T. G. (2011) Biogeochemical sulfur cycling in the water column of a shallow stratified sea-water lake: speciation and quadruple sulfur isotope composition. Marine Chemistry, 127, 144-154. DOI: 10.1016/j.marchem.2011.09.001

Masterson A.W., Farquhar J., Wing, B.A. (2011) Sulfur mass-independent fractionation patterns in the broadband UV photolysis of sulfur dioxide: pressure and third body effects, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 306, 253-260 DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2011.04.004

Hier-Majumder, S. and Abbott, M.E., (2010) The relationship between contiguity and dihedral angle in partially molten rocks, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 299, 23-32, DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2010.08.007

Penniston-Dorland, Sarah C., Sorensen, Sorena S., Ash, Richard D., and Khadke, Supriya V., (2010), Lithium isotopes as a tracer of fluids in a subduction zone mélange: Franciscan Complex, CA. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 292, 181-190.

Ackerman L., Walker R.J., Puchtel I.S., Pitcher, L., Jelínek E. and Strnad L. (2009) Effects of melt perolation on highly siderohile elements and Os isotopes in subcontinental lithospheric mantle: a study of the upper mantle profile beneath Central Europe. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 73, 2400-2414.

Chabot, N.L., Saslow, S., McDonough, W.F. and Jones, J. H. (2009) An investigation of the behavior of Cu and Cr during iron meteorite crystallization. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 44: 505-519.

Corrigan, C.M., Chabot, N.L., McCoy, T.J., McDonough, W.F., Ash, R.D., Saslow, S.A. and Watson, H. C. (2009) The iron-nickel-phosphorus system: Effects on the distribution of trace elements during the evolution of iron meteorites. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 73: 2674-2691.

Pitcher, L. Helz, R.T., Walker, R.J. and Piccoli, P.M., 2009, Fractionation of the platinum-group elements and Re during crystallization of basalt in Kilauea Iki Lava Lake, Hawa2. Chemical Geology 260: 196-210.

Schulte, R.F., Schilling, M., Horan, M.F., Anma, R., Komiya, T., Farquhar, J., Piccoli, P.M., Pitcher, L. and Walker R.J. (2009) Chemical and chronologic complexity in the convecting upper mantle: evidence from the Taitao Ophiolite, southern Chile. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 73: 5793-5819

Chabot, N.L., Campbell, A.J., McDonough, W.F., Draper, D.S., Agee, C.B., Humayun, M., Watson, H.C., Cottrell, E. and Saslow, S.A. (2008) Trace Element Partitioning in the Fe-C system at 5 GPa: Implications for Earth's Core. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 72: 4146-4158.

Chabot, N.L., Saslow, S.A., McDonough, W.F. and Jones, J.H. (2008) A study of Cu and Cr during iron meteorite crystallization, Meteoritics and Planetary Science 43: A31.

Johnston D.T., Farquhar J., Summons R., Shen Y., Kaufman A.J., Masterson A.L., Canfield D.E., (2008) Late Paleo-Mesoproterozoic sulfur isotope biogeochemistry: insight from the McArthur Basin. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 72, 4278-4290.

Farquhar J., Kim S.T., Masterson A.L. (2007) Implications from sulfur isotopes of the Nakhla meteorite for the origin of sulfate on Mars, Earth and Planetary Science Letters doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2007.08.006, 264 (1-2): 1-8.

Kaufman A.J., Johnston D.T., Farquhar J., Masterson A.L., Lyons T.W., Bates S., Anbar A., Arnold G.L., Garvin J., Buick R., (2007) Global biospheric oxygenation and atmospheric evolution at the close of the Archean Eon, Science 317: 1900-1903 [DOI: 10.1126/science.1138700].

France, C.A.M., Zelanko, P.M., Kaufman, A.J., and Holtz, T.R., 2007. Carbon and nitrogen isotopic analysis of Pleistocene mammals from the Saltville Quarry (Virginia, USA): implications for trophic relationships. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 249: 271-282.

Kaufman, A. J., Williams, B. P., Johnston, D. T., Farquhar, J., Knoll, A. H., Butterfield, N. J. and Rainbird, R. (2006) Environmental Change in the Prelude to a Neoproterozoic Ice Age: Sulfur Isotope Evidence from the Shaler Supergroup, Northwest Territories, Canada. Eos Trans. AGU, 87(36), Jt. Assem. Suppl., Abstract V42A-01

Pitcher L., Walker R.J. and Helz R. (2006) Behavior of Re and the platinum-group elements during formation and crystallization of the Kilauea Iki lava lake, Hawaii. EOS Trans. 87, Jt. Assem. Suppl., Abstract V41A-14

Campbell A. J., Danielson L., Righter K., Wang Y., and Davidson G. (2006) Oxygen fugacity at high pressures: Equations of state of metal-oxide pairs. LPSC XXXVII, #1977.

*Aeiker, D., *Mansur, A., Rudnick, R., Piccoli, P., and McDonough, W.F. (2006) Deducing the depth of origin of granulite xenoliths from zircon-rutile thermometry: a case study from Tanzania. Eos, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union (Spring Meeting), 87 (36), Jt. Assem. Suppl, Abstract V41-A03

*Gale, A. and Minarik, W.G. (2005) Soldier's Delight and the Baltimore Mafic Complex: Tectonic clues from osmium isotopes. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 36 (26-7)

**Tomascak, P.B., Brown, M., Solar, G.S., Becker, H.J., Centorbi, T.L. and Tian, Jinmei (2005) Source contributions to Devonian granite magmatism near the Laurentian Border, New Hampshire and Western Maine, USA. Lithos, 80, 75-99.

Gelinas, A., Kring, D.A., Zurcher, L., Urrutia-Fucugauchi, J. Morton, O., and Walker, R. J. (2004) Osmium isotope constraints on the proportion of bolide component in Chicxulub impact melt rocks. Meteoritics & Planetary Sciences, v. 39, p. 1003-1008.

Hillebrand, J.T, McDonough, W.F., Walker, R.J. and Piccoli, P.M. (2004) Characterization of the distribution of siderophile and highly siderophile elements in the Milton and Eagle Station pallasites. Lunar and Planetary Sciences Conference Abstracts.

Friedmann, J. and *Long, J. (2004) Fluvial systems of the Passaic Formation, Newark Basin, NJ and PA: The role of anastomosed stream depositional environments. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 35.

*Bowles, G., Piccoli, P.M., Lower, S.K. and Candela, P.A. (2004) Action of a natural bacterial consortia on acid mine drainage; a small component of understanding in a large coal mine in Maryland. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 35.

*Gelinas, A., Walker, R.J., Kring, D.A., and Zurcher, L. (2003) Osmium isotope constraints on the proportion of bolide component in Chicxulub impact melts. Lunar and Planetary Sciences Conference Abstracts

Wing, B.A., Brabson, E.K., Farquhar, J., Kaufman, A.J., Rumble, D., III., and Bekker A. (2002) D33S, d34S, and d13C constraints on the Paleoproterozoic atmosphere during the earliest Huronian glaciation. In: Twelfth Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts with Program

*Watt, E., Lev, S.M., and Burks, R.J. (2002) Paragenesis of tourmalines in early Paleozoic metasediments of the Maryland piedmont. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 34.

Rudnick, R.L., McDonough, W.F., Tomascak, P.B., and Baker, E. (2002) Lithium isotopic composition of xenolithic eclogites: implications for subduction zone processes. Fall AGU meeting

*Centorbi, T.L., Tomascak, P.B., Brown, M., Solar, G.S., and Tian, J. (2002) Nature of the crust near the Grenville border in Northern New England: Constraints from new Pb isotope data from the Mooselookmeguntic Igneous Complex, Maine. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 34.  

*Carter, B.L., and Jiang, D. (2002). Kinematic Anaylsis of the Garth Run Shear Zone in the Blue Ridge Province of Virginia. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 34

*Brabson, E.K., Wing, B.A., Farquhar, J., Kaufman, A.J., Rumble, D., III, and Bekker, A. (2002) Implications of anomalous D33S for evolution of Atmospheric oxygen, continental weathering, and Paleoproterozoic glaciation. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 34.

*Blondes, M.S. and Minarik W.G. (2002) Kinetics of garnet breakdown reaction rims experimental simulations of natural xenoliths. EOS, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, v. 83.  

*Webber, C.E., Candela, P.A., Piccoli, P.M., and Simon, A.C. (2001) Generation of granitic dikes can texture, mineralogy, and geochemistry be used as guides to determine the mechanisms of diking? Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 33. 

*Missell, C.A., Kaufman, A.J., and Holtz, T.R. (2001) An oxygen isotope comparison of hadrosaurid metabolism. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 33, p. A-388.

Minarik, W.G., Marchildon, N., and Blondes, M.S. (2001) Thermal pulse associated with Cretaceous alkaline magmatism in the northwestern Appalachians: Evidence from lower crustal xenoliths. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 33.

*Dill, R.A. and Owens, B.E. (2001) Mineralogical and chemical variability plus a three-amphibole occurrence in an outcrop of the Chopawamsic Formation, central Piedmont Province, Virginia. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 33.

*Kenworthy J., Chapman, R. E., Holtz T. R. Jr., and Sadleir, R. W. (2000) On behavior and the shape of claws in dinosaurs, birds and mammals. 60th annual meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Mexico City, Mexico, 2000. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, v. 20(3), p. 51A.

Walker R.J., Asuquo B., Prichard H.M., and Brandon A.D. (1999) Osmium isotopic constraints on the early evolution of the mantles of the Earth, Moon and Mars. In: Ninth Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, p 315. LPI Contribution No. 971, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston.

*Deng, W.L., Candela, P.A., and Piccoli, P.M. (1999) Crystallization kinetics of quartz in granitic dikes estimated from crystal size distributions. EOS, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, v. 80, p. 373.  

*Coyne C. M., Piccoli, P. M., and Candela, P. A. (1999) A comparison of pressure estimates based on epidote compositions and Al-in-Hornblende: An example from the Ellicott City Granodiorite. Spring AGU meeting, Washington, DC

**Wylie, A. G., Skinner, H.C., Marsh, H.C., Snyder, H., Garzione, C., Hodkinson, D., and Winters, R. (1997) Mineralogical Features Associated with Cytotoxic and Proliferative Effects of Fibrous Talc and Asbestos on Rodent Tracheal Epithelial and Pleural Mesothelial cells. Journal of Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, v. 147: p. 143-150.

Verkouteren, J.R., Wylie, A.G., Steel, E.B., and Lim, Mee S. (1995) Analysis of the Tremolite/Actinolite series using high precision refractive index measurements. In: Proceedings of the 29th Annual Meeting of the MAS, Breckinridge, CO, p. 27-28.

*Tegeler, J.L. (1995) Petrology and geochemistry of mafic enclaves in granitoids of the Robertson River igneous suite, Blue Ridge Province, central Virginia. In: The origin of granites and related rocks. In: Brown, M., Piccoli, P.M. (eds) U. S. Geological Survey Circular C1129, p.143.

*Linder, D.E., and Wylie, A.G. (1988) Zeolites form the Paleozoic Metavolcanic James Run Formation, Piedmont Province, Maryland. Southeast Section Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs

*Broadhurst, C. L., Candela, P.A., Wylie, A.G., and Burke, T.M. (1983) A Geochemical Study of the Host Rocks of the Copper-Iron-Cobalt Ores of Sykesville, Maryland: An ultramafite Associated Deposit. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs