Spring 1972

Cooper, David. Stream net development in the Table Rock Quadrangle, Garrett County, Maryland
Advisor:

Grundborg, Robert. Environmental impact of construction on the Henson Creek Watershed, Maryland
Advisor:

Henrickson, John. Field study of exposure near Hancock, Washington County, Maryland
Advisor: Stifel

Myers, Brenda L. Clay mineralogy of the Potomac, Patuxent, Severn, and Magothy Rivers
Advisor:

Fall 1972

Merchant, Joel. Guide to geological localities in Washington County, Maryland
Advisor:

Spring 1973

Ealy, Carl. The Effects of Urbanization on Selected Basins of the Anacostia Watershed
Advisor:

Geraci, Philip. Titanium Bearing Formation of Greene and Madison Counties, Virginia
Advisor: Stifel

Holly, James. Copper Dispersal in Stream Sediment Linganore District, Frederick County Maryland
Advisor: Wylie

James, Johnny. Correlation and Fauna of the Keyser Limestone
Advisor: Stifel

Peterson, Michael. A Study of Cave Development, Surface Drainage and Joint Sets in Germany Valley, West Virginia
Advisor: Weidner

Sherwood, Mark. A Geological Study along the Appalachian Trail
Advisor:

Smigaj, Michael. A Description of the Vertebrate Fauna of the Upper Cretaceous, Monmouth Formation of the State of Maryland
Advisor: Stifel

Stearns, Gary. Paleoecology of the Upper Yorktown Formation at Lee Creek, North Carolina
Advisor:

Spring 1974

Cerniglia, Vincent. An Erosional Study of the Calvert Cliffs from Parker Creek to Scientist Cliffs
Advisor: Segovia

Newcomer, Robin. The Development of Algorithms to Solve Two Crystallographic Problems
Advisor: Siegrist

Ohlmacher, Gregory. A Paragenesis Study of the Bare Hills Copper Deposit Using a Reflected Light Microscope
Advisor: Wylie

Schmidt, W. Sphericity, Roundness, Size, Color and Surface Texture Determination of Quartz Grains from Beach Sand
Advisor:

Smith, Laurel. The Variance Involved in Sampling
Advisor: Siegrist

Trexler, James. Stratigraphy and Paleontology of the Cretaceous and Tertiary Sediments at Barnaby Manor, Maryland
Advisor: Stifel

Fall 1974

Astiz, Frederico. An Analysis of Geologic Factors Responsible for Foundation Failures and its Application to H. J. Patterson Hall UMDCP
Advisor: Segovia

Earle, George. X-Ray Diffraction Study of Chesapeake Bay Sediments Near Calvert Cliffs, Maryland
Advisor: Sommer

Kaplan, Susan. The Geochemistry of Boron and its Use in Determining the Source Fluid for the Salton Sea Geothermal System
Advisor:

Keeliher, Michael. An Exposure of Marlboro Clay and Upland Deposits Located Southwest of Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Advisor: Stifel

Kirk, William. Mineralogy of Two Clay Bodies in Fairfax Co., Virginia
Advisor: Sommer

Long, John. Synthesis of Low Mg Calcite and Salt Through Evaporation of Solutions at Room Temperature and Atmospheric Pressure
Advisor:

Schruben, Paul. Possible Environmental Effects Derived From the Withdrawal of Water From an Aquifer in S. E. Maryland
Advisor: Segovia

Spring 1975

Balone, Carol. The Annotated Geologic Time-Scale
Advisor: Stifel

Jacobsen, Ed. Surface Mining Operations in Tennessee Coal Mines
Advisor: Wylie

Keirstead, Steven. Petrography of a Triassic Diabase Dike Near Frederick, Maryland
Advisor: Wylie, Wiedner

Fall 1975

Davis, Charles. The Effects and the Effectiveness of Channelization on Paint Branch Creek
Advisor:

Fountain, Bryan. Detection of Metallic Minerals in the Gold-Pyrite Belt of Northern Piedmont Virginia, Using Remote Sensing Techniques
Advisor: Siegrist

Hench, Hill. The Potomac Marble Formation Near Point of Rock Maryland
Advisor:

Miller, Jeff. Determining Possible Methods for Investigation of Airborne Asbestos Particles with Possible Application to the Rockville Quarry
Advisor: Wylie

Novak, Steve. Identification of Serpentine Minerals Present in the Rockville Crushed Stone Quarry Using X-Ray Powder Photography
Advisor: Wylie

Smythe, Gai. Apparatus for dispersion Staining and its use in the Identification of the Refractive Indices of Sample Glasses
Advisor: Wylie, Weidner

Thrasher, Lawrence. A Biostratigraphic Analysis of Fossiliferous Chert Found in Local Gravel Deposits
Advisor: Stifel

Watson, Alicia. The Iron-Rich Sedimentary Rocks of the Patuxent Formation
Advisor:

Zimmerman, Rick. The Relationship of Nickel in the Hunting Hill Serpentinite
Advisor: Wylie, Sommer

Spring 1976

Atcheson, John. Impact of Urbanization on Geohydrology of the New Oxford Formation in Poolesville, Maryland
Advisor:

Bell, R. Locating Speciation of Crassatilla in the Aquia Formation of the Maryland Paleocene with the use of Intragroup Variability
Advisor: Stifel

Borgoyn, Mark. Establishing procedures for the preparation of rock materials and the refractive indices of resins
Advisor: Sommer

Chapelle, Frank. An Investigation of Stylolites
Advisor: Weidner

Doak, Clayton. Kensington-Gilmore Mica Mine: A Description with the Emphasis on Interpretational Potential
Advisor: Stifel

Gore, Thomas. A Model Study of Paleocurrent Indicators on Small Alluvial Fans
Advisor: Siegrist

Grimes, Gerald. Site Selection for a Sanitary Landfill on Montgomery County Maryland
Advisor: Segovia

Henrick, Robert. Rockville Crushed Stone Quarry: Background and Operation Data Fine Particle Mineralogy Study
Advisor: Wylie

Kalman, Kenneth. Prospecting for Gold in Great Falls With Aerial Photographs
Advisor: Wylie

Lagow, Lynn. Guidelines and Recommendations for Sanitary Landfill Site Selections Montgomery County, Maryland
Advisor: Wiley, Weidner

Reichlin, Robin L. The Composition and Petrogenesis of Spotted Hornfelses from Leesburg, Virginia
Advisor: Wylie

Schultz, Arthur. Joint Analysis of the Piedmont Crystalline rocks, Great Falls, Maryland
Advisor: Segovia

Steel, Eric. Research on the Identification and Distribution of the Mineral Phases in Bone
Advisor: Sommer

Virta, Robert. A Study of the Diabase Pegmatites of the Leesburg, Va. Area
Advisor: Weidner

Walsh, Deborah. The Effect of Temperature and pH on the Rate of Phosphorite Replacement of Calcium Carbonate
Advisor: Siegrist

Fall 1976

Bond, Kevin. Geologic Lineaments and Their Relationships to Known Mines in the Copper Districts of Maryland
Advisor:

Danahy, Michael. A Study of the Rock Magnetism of the Quartzitic Member of the Setter's Formation Exposed Around the Woodstock Gneiss Dome near Baltimore, Maryland
Advisor: Weidner

Johnson, Lawrence. A Petrologic Study of Siliceous Dikes in the Cockeysville Formation at Campbell Quarry #2 Marriottsville, MD.
Advisor: Widner

McCormick, Robert. The Sources of Lead and its Concentration in Deep Creek Lake and Savage River Reservoir, Garrett County, Maryland
Advisor:

Wilson, John. The Metamorphic Rocks Along Northwest Branch Near Washington D. C.
Advisor: Weidner

Spring 1977

Asch, Stephen. Random Error in the Analysis of a Sand Sample
Advisor:

Barnes, B. The Upper Devonian Venango Second Sandstone of Forest County, Pennsylvania: A Qualitative Analysis of Well Cuttings and Their Correlation to Existing Geophysical Logs
Advisor: Doan

Bauerle, Michael. Geochemical Prospecting in the Maryland Piedmont
Advisor: Wylie

Buckingham, William. Correlation Analysis of Geochemical Variables From Twenty Sediment Sampling Sites in Baltimore Harbor
Advisor: Siegrist

Coghlan T. K. A Field Trip Guide to the Geology of Montgomery County, Maryland for High School Student
Advisor: Ridky

Cohl, Robert. An Investigation of the Subsurface Structural and Petrographic Characteristics of the Big Injun and Weir Petroleum Reservoir Sands of North Central West Virginia
Advisor: Doan

Custer, W. The Petrography of a Mafic Rock Body Near Clear Spring, Maryland
Advisor: Siegrist

Dees, Joseph. Analysis of the Depositional Environment and Optimum Petroleum Reservoir Characteristics of the oil-bearing Upper Devonian Red Valley Formation in Forest County, Pennsylvania
Advisor: Doan

Gabell, George. Stromatoporoids as Evidence for Variation in the Length of the Synodic Month
Advisor: Stifel

Hennessee, Lamere. Size of Bed Load and the Longitudinal Profile of the Little Patuxent River, from its Headwaters to Savage, MD.
Advisor: Ridky

Hemler, Tom. Slope Effect on Serpentinite Soil Depths for Soldiers Delight MD.
Advisor: Ridky

Joy, Richard. A Study of the Zeolites Found at the John Dyer Quarry-Identification and Paragenesis
Advisor: Wylie, Weidner

Kempa, Martha. A Photogeologic Study of Structural and Volcanic Features of the Tibesti Uplift Produced by a Stationary Mantle Plume
Advisor: Weidner

Lee, Michael. Lineament Study of Selected LANDSAT Scenes from Central and Eastern New York State
Advisor:

Lowry, James. Assateague Island Sediment Analysis
Advisor: Siegrist

Mcdermott, Richard. Analysis of Landsat Imagery for Petroleum Exploration in West Virginia
Advisor: Doan

Palmer, Willis. Examination of Well Cuttings, and Correlation With Electric and Nuclear Logs, of Five Wells in a Shaly-Sand in Pennsylvania's Upper Devonian
Advisor: Doan

Ungrady, Timothy. A Comparative Study by Transmission Electron Microscopy of Amounts of Chrysotile in Fine Roadside Particles from Two Roads in Maryland
Advisor: Wylie

Wheeless, Pamela. Paleocurrent Studies in an Ancient Metamorphosed Diamictite
Advisor: Siegrist

Fall 1977

Chaplin, Richard. The Fairhaven-Plum Point Unconformity
Advisor: Stifel

Dotson, Douglas. Petrographic Analysis of Pelitic Schist
Advisor: Wylie

Hnat, John. Determination of Continuity of the Frederick Dike
Advisor: Weidner

Kirk, Howard. Cyclicity on an Ancient Tidal Flat
Advisor: Siegrist

Ossi, John. A Study of the Diagenesis of the Miocene Sediments of St. Marys County, Maryland
Advisor: Stifel

Ross, Robert. Sorted Patterned Ground in the Dolly Sods, Tucker County, West Virginia
Advisor: Ridky

Whelan, Pat. Terraces Along the Western Branch of Southern Maryland
Advisor: Ridky

Spring 1978

Atelsek, Paul. Areal Mapping and Paleocurrent Direction Determination of the basal Conglomerate of the New Oxford Formation in the Lower Fredrick Valley
Advisor:Onasch

Barr, Tori. A Structural Study of Talc From Gouverneur New York
Advisor: Wylie

Burney, John. Relative Surface Charge Phenomenon as Observed in Four Varieties of the Amphibole Actinolite
Advisor: Wylie

Burger, Karen. Evaluation of Selected Sites in Prince Georges County for Future Developments Based on Underlying Ecologic Factors
Advisor: Segovia

Conley, Patrick. An Investigation into the Joint and Fracture Density in the Sedimentary Ridge and Valley Sections of Western Maryland
Advisor: Onasch

Darmoney, James. An Investigation into the Surface Morphology of Sand grains from a Glacial Environment
Advisor: Ridky

Kinhtlinger, D. Petrogenesis of Pegmatite Samples from the Lovozero Alkali Massif Kola Peninsula, U. S. S. R.
Advisor: Siegrist

Lynch, William. A Study of the Longitudinal Profiles of the Tributary Streams Within the Retreated Potomac River Fall Line Zone
Advisor:

Miller, Stephanie. The Paragenesis of the Frost Feldspar Quarry, Howard County, Maryland
Advisor: Siegrist

Rounds, Richard. Calcareous Nannoplankton Biostratigraphy of The Thorney Point Member of the Paleocene Aquia Formation From Outcrops Along the Potomac River in Maryland and Virginia
Advisor: Stifel

Towson, G. D. Gastropod Predation on Miocene Species of Veneridae From Southern Maryland
Advisor:

Truesdell, Karen. Military Geology Interpretation of Mt. Airy Quadrangle, Maryland
Advisor: Doan

Wingenroth, Jeffrey L. The Optical Properties and Structural Characteristics of Selected Asbestiform Actinolite
Advisor: Dr. Ann Wylie

Fall 1978

Arkell, Brian. The Water Resources of the Little Seneca Creek Water Basin
Advisor:

Bergen, Jim. Nannoplankton of the Navesink Formation
Advisor: Smith

Eschbach, Paul. A Study of the Petrology of the Triassic Basal Quartz Conglomerate, New Oxford Formation, of the Frederick Valley in Maryland to Determine Possible Direction of Transport and Environment of Deposition.
Advisor: Stifel

Hemenway, Donald. The Arundel Formation and its Dinosaurs
Advisor: Stifel

Klocke, John. Engineering Analysis of the Arundel Clay
Advisor: Segovia

Muirhead, Bruce. Glacier Annual Snow Lines in the Kenai Mountains of Alaska as Derived From Satellite Imagery: Measurement, Evaluation of influencing Factors, and Some Multiple Regression Prediction Models
Advisor: Ridky

Shaw, M. A. Evidence for Autocyclic Deposition In the Middle Kittanning Coal Measure of the Allegheny Formation in Western Maryland
Advisor: Onasch

Sorensen, Margaret. A Deformation History of the Harpers Formation In Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Advisor: Onasch

Wagner, Robert. Petrographic Study of a Biotite Gneiss Inclusion in the Ellicott City Granite
Advisor: Wylie

Spring 1979

Brickey, David. Morphotectonic Analysis of the Region Surrounding New Madrid, Missouri: A Study of Linear Features and Interpretation of the Morphologic Effects of Earthquakes
Advisor: Segovia

Chang, Katherine. A Strain Analysis of the Setters Quartzite
Advisor: Onasch

Hawthorne, Tim. Analysis of a Jasper Sample
Advisor: Wylie

Helms, Ira. A Remapping and Structural Interpretation of an Area Across the Martic Line East of Buckeystown, Maryland
Advisor: Onasch

Kaplan, Stephen. Stalactite and Stalagmite Formations in the Lincoln Memorial Basement
Advisor: Wylie

Manger, Phil. A comparison of Microscopic and Mesoscopic Structural Features in the Cockeysville Marble
Advisor: Onasch

Mildenberger, John. The Origin of Sites Cave Pendleton County, West Virginia
Advisor: Onasch

Schmidt, James. Depositional Environment of the Patuxent Formation at the Cherry Hill Sand and gravel Pit in Prince Georges County, Maryland
Advisor: Siegrist

Schreiber, Berta. The Diatoms and Inferred Paleoenviroment of the Fairhaven Member of the Calvert Formation (Miocene), Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Advisor: Stifel

Sluga, Frank. Net Profile Readjustment to typhoon Generated Storm Waves on 23 Beaches of Moyako Island
Advisor:

Symborski, Mark. Evolution of the Bivalve Dosiniopsis in the Lower and Middle Aquia Formation of Maryland and Virginia
Advisor: Stifel

Vicini, Thomas. Stress Analysis of a Shear Zone
Advisor:

Waitzenegger, Bernard. Predicting Weight Percentages of Magnetite from Magnetic Sensing
Advisor: Doan

Zyla, Steven. The Evaluation of Soil Morphology on a Fracture Trace, at the Diabase Sill, Boyds, Montgomery County, Maryland
Advisor:

Fall 1979

Accame, Guillermo. Asbestos from Natural Sources in Maryland ground Water
Advisor:Wylie

Najewicz, Robert. The Paleoecology of Epibionts on Cretaceous Oysters
Advisor: Stifel

Sabin, Andrew. Acoustic Analyses of a Deformed Limestone
Advisor: Onasch

Schweitzer, Peter. Morphology of Aurila Floridana Benson and Coleman: Variation With Temperature
Advisor: Stifel

Soileau, Mary. Pottery Clay of the Baltimore-Washington Corridor
Advisor: Wylie

Troxell, Cynthia. A Characterization of Glauconite as it Occurs in the Nanjemoy, Aquia, and Upper Cretaceous Formations of Maryland
Advisor: Siegrist, Weidner

Spring 1980

Anastasi, Frank. A Study of the Effects of Soil Development on Permeability in the Glenelg Silt Loam
Advisor: Onasch

Boylan, John. Sand bar Morphology and Distribution in the Patapsco River, Maryland
Advisor: Siegrist

Feldman, Steven. An Investigation of the Structural Controls on an Intrusive Peridotite Body Near Clear Spring, Maryland
Advisor: Onasch

Hauck, Wayne. The Petrology of the Biotite Lamprophyres of Great Falls, Maryland and Virginia
Advisor: Weidner

Klotz, Robert. Analysis of the Terraces of Rota With Respect to Former Sea Levels
Advisor: Doan

Kramer, Thecla. A Study of the Zeolite Thomsonite from Grand Marais, Minnesota
Advisor: Weidner

Mangan, Margaret. Weathering of Serpentinite as a Possible Source of Asbestos in Streams
Advisor: Wylie

Mathews, Sara. Patterns of Evolution in Ammonities of the Posidonienschiefer
Advisor: Stifel

Radack, Phyllis. Origin of Pebbles in the Ogami Sandstone the Miyako Archipelago, Ryukyu-Retto
Advisor: Doan

Rooney, Locke. Coprolites of the Aquia Formation from a Single Locality in Prince Georges County Maryland with Regard to the Description, Origin, and the Possible Occurrence of Microfossils Within the Coprolites With Respect to Diet
Advisor: Stifel

Simpson, Diane. Investigation of the Magnetic Lineament Between the Woodstock and Chatolanee Domes Near Baltimore, Maryland
Advisor: Onasch

Unger, Stuart. The Correlation of Specific Gravity and Modal Composition in the Upper Freeport Coal, Colymn Sample H2-42P-1, Helen Mine, Homer city Area, Indiana Co., PA.
Advisor: Siegrist

Upton, Valerie. Prediction of the Location of Alluvial gold in an Area of Known Mineralization
Advisor: Siegrist

Weber, Walter. The Size of Desiccation Polygons as a Function of the Rate of Desiccation
Advisor: Siegrist

Fall 1980

Cortesini, Hank. The Mineralogical and Chemical Characterization and Mode of Formation of Clay Partings in Coal-Bearing Drill Cores From Emery, Utah
Advisor: Weidner

Delaney, Martin. A study of Acid-Mine drainage Along George's Creek Involving dissolved Iron Concentrations and pH Levels
Advisor: Segovia

Eckert, Jim. The Chemical Weathering of the Mount Washington Amphilbolite
Advisor: Wylie

Grander, Kirk. Geomorphic Control on the Course of the Juanita River in Pennsylvania
Advisor: Doan

Grogan, David. The Effect of Oxide Content on the Fusion Temperatures and Viscosity of Coal Ash
Advisor: Weidner

Hellman, Roland. The Variation in Cation Exchange Capacity of Suspended Sediments from the Delaware River to the Delaware Bay
Advisor: Gibbs

Laurine, Robert. Botanical Criteria for Distinguishing Surface and Gravel Areas in the Upland Deposits of Charles County
Advisor: Siegrist

Jacobsen, Edwin. Coal Geology of the Lower Youghiogheny Basin, Garrett County, Maryland
Advisor: Wylie

Jarosewich, Martha. An Evaluation of Slope Instability in the Maryland Piedmont by Means of Slope Analysis and Photo-Interpretations: A Preliminary Study
Advisor: Siegrist

Miller, Richard. The Origin of Holland Point
Advisor: Siegrist

Paczkowski, Michael. Investigation into the Change in Shape and Size as a Function of Distance Down a Stream in Patapsco River Valley
Advisor: Seigrist

Wallace, Robert. Incised Meanders of Conococheague Creek
Advisor: Onasch

Spring 1981

Anoskey, Theresa. Possible sources of Sediment of North Atlantic Shelf Sediments Based on Heavy Minerals Analysis
Advisor: Siegrist

Auer, Kathleen. An Estimate of the Volcanic Production Rate for the Galapagos Islands (Archipelago de Colon) Equador 1947 to 1980
Advisor: Weidner

Cochnar, Richard. Analysis of the Relationship Between Channel-Profile Slope and Side Slope for the Principal Mountain-Forming Lithologies in the Valley and Ridge Province
Advisor: Doan

Cummings, Charles. Can Stream Profiles Characterize Geomorphic Effects of Structural Types
Advisor: Doan

Devilbiss, Tom. Hydraulic Geometry of a Portion of the Monocacy River Drainage System
Advisor: Doan

Dimarzio, John. Microgastropods of the St. Mary's Formation (Miocene), St. Mary's County, Maryland
Advisor: Stifel

Ewing, Jack. An Investigation of Accelerated Metal Removal From an Acid Mine Water Pond
Advisor:

Fenichel, Anita. The use of the Markov Processes in Determining Cyclicity in Redbed Sequences
Advisor: Siegrist

Glazier, Robert. The Effect of Grain Size on Detrital Remnant Magnetism
Advisor:

Herlong, Chris. Fracture Trace Analysis of the Woodstock Dome Area
Advisor:

Moore, Danny. Shortening Due to Faulting, Folding and Thickening in the Valley and Ridge Providence of Maryland
Advisor: Onasch

Orrell, Andrew. Dynamic Analysis of Vein Calcite
Advisor: Onasch

Perper, Allen. A Preliminary Model Concerning the Influence of Fracture Zones on Groundwater in the Maryland Piedmont
Advisor: Segovia

Smith, William. Morphologic Distinction of Formations Using Fourier Analysis
Advisor:

Travisono, Jeanne. Otoliths of the Brightseat Formation (Danian) of Maryland
Advisor: Stifel

Woodworth, Marshall. Determination of fracture Zones in the Maryland Piedmont Using Aerial Photographs
Advisor: Segovia

Fall 1981

Cisneros, Rosana. Geomorphoogic History of a Segment of the Floodplain of the Middle Patuxent River in Howard Co., Maryland
Advisor: Segovia

Heermann, Stephen. Resistivity Characteristics of a Fracture Zone in the Ijamsville Phyllite of Montgomery County, Maryland
Advisor: Onasch

Libelo, Laurence. Petrography and Origin of copper-Iron Ores in the Sykesville Mining District of Maryland
Advisor: Siegrist

Moore, Timothy. A Structural And Stratigraphic Origin for the Bard Bed Outlier, Bedford County, Pennsylvania
Advisor: Onasch

Munro, Mary. A Seismic Refraction Study of Crabbs Branch, Maryland
Advisor:

Primrose, James. The Geology of Rocky Gap State Park, Allegheny County, Maryland
Advisor: Stifel

Ridgway, Mark. A Geologic Map of Catoctin National Park with a Brochure Supplementing the Map
Advisor: Weidner

Rudolph, Jeff. Stratigraphic Determination of Sediments at Jackson Street, Bladensburg, Maryland
Advisor:

Smith, Stephen. Electromagnetic Survey of Mineral Hill Mine and the Beasman Prospect
Advisor: Onasch

Spring 1982

Beal, Mark. A Geologic Evaluation of a Placer Gold Deposit in Southern Fauquier County, Virginia
Advisor: Wylie

Clarke, Sherryl. A mineralogical Analysis of the Effect of Weathering on a Diabase Dike Near Frederick, Maryland
Advisor: Weidner

Dougherty, Eric J. A General Description of the Ecologic Formations Within the Patuxent River Basin and an Infiltration Rate Study on the Arundel Clay (Cretaceous)
Advisor: Segovia

Dove, William J. Lunar Stratigraphy of the Sinus Amoris Using Orbital X-Ray Fluorescence Data of Impact Craters
Advisor:

Egar, Charles K. Comparative Petrography of Two Upper Devonian Oil Sands of Warren County, Pennsylvania
Advisor: Weidner

Grandy, Jesselyn. Grain-Size and Texture in the Pleasant Grove Schist
Advisor: Weidner

Griffith, Lyle. Mapping a Mineralized Vein with the Proton Precession Magnetometer in the Monroe and Beasman Prospects of the Sykesville District, Carroll County, Md.
Advisor: Wylie

Gestson, Richard. Effect of a foreign Compound in the Mother Liquor of Two Ionic Solutions of Similar Salts
Advisor: Stifel

Krause, Keith. Examining the Suitability of the Maryland Green Marble for Geologic Storage of Nuclear Waste
Advisor:

O'Donnell, Sharon. The Coal Geology of Eastern McCreary and Western Whitley Counties South-Eastern Kentucky
Advisor: Wylie

Samstag, Frank. The Behavior of Some Common Clays in Response To Various Oilfield Fluids Using Atterberg Limits as an Investigative Tool
Advisor:

Shackelford, Lee. Determining the Geomorphic History of Cove Point
Advisor:

Smith, Wendy. Do Differences in Gradients Distinguish the Dip Slope from the Trans-Strats Slope
Advisor:

Windsor, Eric. Determination of Dimensional Variations in Cleavage Fragments Resulting From Dimensional Variations in Crystal Habit in Amphibole Minerals
Advisor: Wylie, Siegrist

Fall 1982

Anneke, ap Rhys. The Use of Fossil Chysophyte Algae Cysts in Determining Paleoenviroments
Advisor: Stifel

Collins, Timothy. A Revision of the Systematics, and the Paleoecology of the Silicified Gastrepoda of the Tonoloway Formation at Pinto, Maryland
Advisor:

Creamer, Elizabeth A. Surface Expression Mafic Pluton
Advisor:

Eisold, Eric. An Evaluation of Landsat's Ability to Locate Serpentine in Maryland
Advisor: Weidner

Faux, Randolph. Geothermometry of quartz
Advisor:

Filar, Mark. Gravel Resources Cedarville Natural Resources Management Area
Advisor:

Foreman, Lincoln. Stratigraphy and Evolution of Map Area Near Warren Point, Pennsylvania
Advisor: Siergrist

Greenbaum, Susan. Predation as Related to Ornamentation in Pliocene Age Turritella
Advisor: Stifel

Levin, Morris. Characterization of Part of the Sykesville Magnetite District by a Magnetometer
Advisor: Wylie

Manzitti, Robert. Bellerophon gastropod from Hancock Maryland
Advisor:

Margolis, Jacob. Trace Elements in Ore Minerals as Indicators of Ore Genesis at the Mineral Hill Mine, Carroll County, Maryland
Advisor: Weidner, Wylie

Myer, Theodore. Effects of Volume Loss on Bulk Chemistry on Martinsburg Shale
Advisor: Onasch

Pate, Robert. The Relationships of Lineaments Derived From Landsat Imagery to Hydrocarbons in Western Maryland and Nearby States
Advisor: Siegrist

Peck, Timothy. The Importance of Pebble Shape In Determining the Plunge Angle of Imbricated Fluvial Deposits
Advisor: Ridky

Ray, Dennis. A proposal for a Mining Feasibility Study
Advisor: Wylie

Segreti, Joseph. The effects of Size and Shape Vs. Surface Properties on the Cytotoxicity of Chrysotile
Advisor: Wylie

Strauss, Alan. Morphological Variation of the Obstracode Krithe
Advisor:

Stoll, James. A Lithology Column for the Gulf 718-1 OCS Well
Advisor: Stifel

Thomas, Larry. A Geochemical Study of the Ijamsville Phyllite
Advisor: Weidner

Varndell, John. Zoning in Chesapeake Bay Dredge Piles
Advisor: Wylie

Yalom, Marc. The Simulated Effect of Time of Satellite Overpass in Mapping Lineaments
Advisor: Onasch

Spring 1983

Broadhurst, Leigh. Zoned Metamorphic Metasomatism Between Ultramafic and Country Rock Sykesville District, Carroll County Maryland
Advisor: Dr. Philip Candela

Coleman, Jerry. In-Situ Permeability Measurements of Site 23, Montgomery County, Maryland
Advisor: Ridky

Crowell, Mark. Diatoms as indicators of Paleosalinity Changes, Lower Pocmoke River, Maryland
Advisor:

Eisner, Mark. Barrier Island Migration and Related Phenomena Associated with Inlet Stabilization at Ocean City, Maryland
Advisor: Stifel

Flynn, James. Comparison of Flood Peak Magnitude Mountain Streams vs. Piedmont Streams in Maryland
Advisor: Segovia

Fournelle, John. Chemistry and Tectonic Implications of a Suite of Volcanic Rocks from the Seattle Creek Area, Northern Talkeetna Mountains, South-Central, Alaska
Advisor: Nielsen

Frew, Ron. Correlation of Doline Density with the Cambro-Ordovician Carbonate Units of a Portion of the Fredrick Valley, Buckeystown Quadrangle, Maryland
Advisor: Segovia

Hecht, George. Vestibule Change in the Ostracode Krithe by O2 variation With Depth
Advisor: Stifel

Hunter, Barbara. A Petrologic Study of a Diabase Sill Contact Zone in Evergreen Mills, Va.
Advisor: Weidner

Jones, Michael. Chromium in the Soils and Streambeds Above the Hunting Hill Serpentinite Body, Montgomery County, Maryland
Advisor: Stifel

Kramer, Jon. The Source of Sediment at Indian Cave
Advisor:

Landguth, David. Determination of Calcium Carbonate Precipitation in Hot Water Heaters in Adelphi and Darnestown Maryland
Advisor: Wylie, Dr. Philip Candela

Mason, Keith. A Preliminary evaluation of Copper and Cobalt in Conjunction with Iron Mining in the Beasman Prospect of Sykesville, Maryland
Advisor: Wylie

McGann, Chris. A Diagenetic Study of Pleistocene and Holocene Corals From Guam
Advisor: Wylie

Nowalk, Christopher. Application of Nexus Model of Barrier Island Formation to New Jersey's Barrier System
Advisor: Stifel

Oliver, Clifford. Hydrothermal Alteration of Ultramafic Rock and the Mobility of Selected Trace Elements
Advisor: Dr. Philip Candela

Schiel, Kathryn. Determination of a Local Facies Model for the Bald Eagle and Juniata Formations (Late Ordovician) in Southern Pennsylvania
Advisor: Stifel

Schloner, Mitchell. The Petrogenesis of a Mafic Pegmatite Dike and the Associated Diabase
Advisor: Weidner

Smith, Stephen. Electromagnetic Survey of Mineral Hill Mine and the Beasman Prospect Using Geonics EM16 VLF receiver
Advisor: Stifel

Swahn, Fredrick. Otoliths of the St. Marys Formation at Chancellor's Point Maryland
Advisor: Stifel

Taylor-Williams, Diana. Strain Analysis of a Fold in an Unnamed Quartzite Near New London, Frederick County, Maryland
Advisor: Onasch

Vass, Gene. The Development of a Forecast Method for Ice Formation on the Chesapeake Bay
Advisor: Segovia

Fall 1983

Atekwana, Eliot. Leachate Retention Properties of the Saprolite Beneath the Oaks Landfill Near Laytonsville, Maryland
Advisor: Nielsen

Bahnick, Tony. Determination and Evaluation of a Potential Water Well Site Using Geophysical Methods in the Piedmont of Fluvanna County, Virginia
Advisor: Siegrist

Baker, Theresa. Crack Propagation in Quartz: The Effect of Chemical Environments
Advisor: Wiley

Barth, Thomas. The Relationship of Drilled to Undrilled Tests Versus Frequency of Preservation in the Miocene Turritella of the Choptank Formation, Maryland
Advisor: Stifel

Hevey, Mark. Gas Production in the Niobpapa Formation (Upper Cretaceous) of Cheyenne County, Kansas
Advisor: Wylie

Kite, Jean. Occurrence and Origin of Nodules in the Mandata Shale, Helderberg Group (Lower Devonian) of Corriganville, Maryland and Hyndman, Pennsylvania
Advisor: Siegrist

Kosydar, Robert. Moult Stages of the Ostracode Phractocytheridea Ruginosa from the Brightseat Formation (Danian) of Maryland
Advisor: Stifel

Liposchak, Richard. The Extent of the Relationship Between Drainage Pattern Orientation and the Tectonic Fracture Pattern in the Southern Sinai
Advisor: Stifel

Lohmann, Ann. Surface Expression and Fracture Analysis of the Southwestern Grenville Front Through Landsat MSS Imagery
Advisor: Lowman, Weidner

Provine, Karen. Progressive Deformation and Syntectonic Crystal Growth in Veins of the Martinsburg Formation, SE Pennsylvania
Advisor: Onasch

Shields, John. A Study of Arthrophycus at Blair county Pennsylvania
Advisor: Stifel

Taylor, Steven. Petrography of Pelitic Metasediments in the Vicinity of Ultramafics of the Morgan Run Formation
Advisor: Dr. Philip Candela

Spring 1984

Bascom, Alan. A Strain Analysis of the Ridgeley Sandstone in the Cacapon Mountain Anticlinorium
Advisor: Stifel

Dillon, Eugenia. Phase Relations of the Cordierite-Enstatite Binary System and Orientation Results
Advisor: Chang, Wylie, Roth

Elkins, Judith. The Effects of Bipyridylium Herbicides on Smevtite Structure
Advisor: Chang

Elkins, Kurt. Geobotanical Prospecting in the Linganore District of Frederick County, Maryland
Advisor: Dr. Philip Candela

Evans, Carla S. An investigation of periglacial frost action features in the Dolly Sods, West Virginia
Advisor: Ridky

Frew, Richard. The Environmental Significance of a Fossil Mollusk Assemblage in the Mariana Limestone Near Chalan Pago, Guam
Advisor: Stifel

Kraus, Clifford Hugh. Shoreline Changes and Bathymetric Gradients of the Tangier Sound Region
Advisor: Siegrist

O'Carroll, Charles. The Origin or Paleozoic Lineaments in the Western Arabian Peninsula
Advisor: Blodget, Lowman, Weidner

Oliver, Clifford. Hydrothermal alteration of ultramafic rock and the mobility of selected trace elements
Advisor: Dr. Philip Candela

Raffensperger, Jeff. The Threshold of Bed Disturbance as Affected by Particle Shape
Advisor: Siegrist

Rosenthal, Barbara. Historical Loss of Tidal Salt Marsh Area in the Ocean City, Maryland Quadrangle
Advisor: Stifel, Leatherman

Shenk, Robert. A Meso-Sedimentation Study of a Cave in Guam
Advisor: Stifel

Tomassoni, Guy A. Porosity Evolution in a Emergent Holicene Reef Limestone Toguam Bay, Guam
Advisor: Siegrist

Fall 1984

Andreasen, David. Hydrogeologic Study of a High Yield field in Ft. Meade, Md.
Advisor: Segovia

Awadalla, Emad. Sedimentary Petrology of Silurian Age Iron-rich Sandstone Near Cumberland, Maryland
Advisor:

Burch, Kathleen. A Study of the Opaque Oxide Minerals in a Mafic Diabase and it's Associated Pegmatite Near Leesburg, Va.
Advisor: Weidner

Cannon, April. A Study of Cause and Effect of Land Instability in Sherwood Forest, Maryland
Advisor: Ridky

Creamer, Tony. The Consanguineous Nature of a Tonalite-Granodiorite Pluton and its Mafic Inclusion, Boca De Quadra Pluton, Southeastern Alaska
Advisor: McLellan

Edwards, Cheryl. An Analysis of Fore-Reef Sediments: Mariana Islands
Advisor: Siegrist

Eichinger, Steven. Evolution of a Reach of Shoreline in Talbot County, Maryland from Bruffs Island to Fairview Point.
Advisor: Stifel, Leatherman

Ettlinger, Lisa. Phase Equilibrium Relations in the Ternary System BaO-TiO2-Nb2O5
Advisor: Chang

Falatko, David. Petrological Investigation of a Section of the Upper Pennsylvanian in Western Maryland
Advisor: Siegrist

Fleming, John. Devonian Starfish from Washington County, Maryland
Advisor: Stifel

Greenan, David. Investigation on the Possible use of Phytolith for Environmental Reconstructions
Advisor: Segovia

Hanna, Douglas. The Effect of Sea Level Rise on Shoreline Evolution of Ocean City, Maryland
Advisor: Ridky, Leatherman

Hart, Brian. A potential Field Study of the Magnetite Bearing Deposits of the Central Portion of the Sykesville Mining District
Advisor: Wylie

Heller, Katherine P. A Reconnaissance Study of the Origin of Small Talc and Serpentine Bodies in the Wissahickon Formation Within the Maryland Piedmont
Advisor: Wylie

Kyle, Dale. A Microtopographic Examination of Glacial Striations Through the Use of Profilometry
Advisor: Ridky

Lang, James. Strain Analysis of a Fold in Maryland's Valley and Ridge
Advisor:

Lucas, Carol. Petrographic Criteria for Discrimination between Beach Rock and other Detrital Limestones
Advisor: Siegrist

McCollum, Tom. Non-Random Asymmetry in Planform of Meandering Rivers
Advisor: Ridky

McElrath, Dennis. Analysis of a Fractured and Unfractured Zone by Clay Mineral Species in the Hampshire Formation, Western Washington County, Maryland
Advisor: Change

Montgomerie-Neilson, Elizabeth. Development of Stylolites in the Hampshire Formation
Advisor: Siegrist

Mullis, Don. A New Application of Fourier Series Grain Shape Analysis: Discriminating Deposits and Process Histories of Olean Age Glacial Sediment; Pocono Platea, PA.
Advisor: Ridky

Roberts, Eric. Relating Concentrations of Lead, Zinc, and Copper in Soil to Biomass Accumulation in Selected Oak Species--A Ground Truth Experiment
Advisor: Dr. Philip Candela

Skelly, Thomas. An Investigation into the Relationship between the Intensity of Magnetism and Soil Copper Concentration in the Monroe and Beasman Prospects of the Sykesville District, Carroll County, Maryland
Advisor:

Fall 1985

Riley IV, Winston. Fluid Migration Histories Determined Through Changes in Strain Mechanism Across Western Maryland
Advisor: McClellan

Spring 1986

Thomas, Jennifer L. Changing deformation mechanisms in a Mylonite Zone: an example from Glen Mills, PA
Advisor: McLellan

Fall 1986

Cohen, Stephen. Mineralogical Controls of Natural Gamma Radiation Emission from Atlantic Coastal Plain Sediments Prince George's county, Maryland
Advisor: Dr. Philip Candela

Fisk, Alan. The Ontogeny of Dimeropyge from the Middle Ordovician Edinberg Formation of Virginia
Advisor:

Jirgal, Mark. Spacing of Cleavage as an Indicator of Total Strain
Advisor: McLellan

Miller, David. Metrographic Analysis of the Conglomerate in the Upper Devonian Formation at Lavale, Maryland and Scheer, West Virginia
Advisor: Siegrist

Obler, Diana. Lithologic Mapping of the Northern Black Hills of South Dakota Using Landsat Thematic Mapper Data
Advisor: Segovia, Ridky, Masuoka

Parry, Robert. Structural Study of the Musconetcong Nappe at Rattlesnake Hill, Rieglesville, Pa.
Advisor: Nielsen, McLellan

Sauer, George. The Loudoun-Weverton Contact near Thurmont, Maryland
Advisor: Siegrist

Spring 1987

Baker, Bethany. Observations on the Geology of Montgomery County, Maryland Based on Aerogamma, Aeromagnetic and Gravity Surveys
Advisor: Wylie

Basdekas, Leon. A Study to Determine the Structure of the Fort Hill Anticline Between Queens Point and Twenty-First Bridge Near Keyser, West Virginia
Advisor: McLellan

Dwyer, Gary. Propsal Determining the Mechanisms Responsible for a Small Scale Fold on the Wills Mountain Anticline
Advisor: McLellan

Evans, Carla. An Investigation of Frost Action features in the Dolly Sods Wilderness Area, West Virginia
Advisor: Ridky

Gray, Valerie. Reconnaissance Study on the Source of Gamma Radiation Fluctuation in Eastern Montgomery County, Maryland and Analysis of Field Sampling Technique
Advisor: Wylie

Linder, Daniel. Preliminary Comparison of Selected Samples from the Clasts in the Sykesville Formation and Blocks in the Morgan Run Formation With Selected Samples of the Extrusive Volcanics from the James run Formation
Advisor: Wylie

Nemoff, Peggy. A Remote Sensing Exploration for the Continuation of the Honey Hill Fault in Southern Connecticut
Advisor: McLellan, Garvin

Payne, Theresa. Relationshios Between Aero-radioactivity and Radon Concentrations in the Soil Gas
Advisor: Nielsen

Roark, James. Investigation of Suspected Heavy Metal Concentrations Associated With a Remotely Sensed Vegetation Anomaly Near Mineral, Virginia
Advisor: Wylie

Fall 1987

Auld, Guy. A Thickness Reconstruction of the Ontario Lobe of the Laurentide Ice Sheet
Advisor: Ridky

Chauncey, Margaret. Determination of Fractured Zones in a Diabase Sill in Western Montgomery County
Advisor: Segovia

Forsythe, John. Continuity of the River Terrace Near Marshall Hall, Maryland and Implications for Paleochannels
Advisor: Segovia

Oneil, Peggy. A Study to Determine the Identity of the Quartz Arenite Lithology at McCoys Ferry, Maryland
Advisor: Siegrist

Yan, Richard. Effects of the Boyds Sill on Sandstones of the New Oxford Formation, Montgomery County, Maryland
Advisor: Dr. Philip Candela

Spring 1988

Ballard, Wayne. A Study of Water Withdrawal and Land Subsidence in Fredrick, Maryland
Advisor: Segovia

Buxton, Cory. Determination of the Crustal Level of Deformation of the Quetico Fault Zone
Advisor: McLellan

D'Aria, Dana. Spectal Reflectance Features of Shocked Rocks and the Detectability of Impactites from Terrestrial Craters
Advisor: Roth, Garvin

King, Tim. Deposition Environment of the Laminae of the Frederick Limestone
Advisor: Siegrist

Rodtang, Michael. Substitution of Nb5+ for Ti4+ in Titanite
Advisor: Dr. Philip Candela, Roth

Warner, Jason. The Mineralogy of the Waste Material produces by Aggregate Industries and its Bearing on the Suitability for Making Building Brick
Advisor: Wylie

Welzenbach, Linda. The Determination an Unidentified Rock Unit at Fawcetts Gap in Frederick County Virginia
Advisor: Siegist

Yan, Richard. The Effects of the Boyds Sill on Sandstones of the New Oxford Formation in Montgomery County, Maryland
Advisor: Dr. Philip Candela

Fall 1988

Davis, Thomas. Comparative Geothermometry by Using Garnet-Biotite and Fe-Ti Oxides in the Loch Raven Schist
Advisor: Wylie

Eybel, Mike. Strain Analysis Between Two Massive Quartzite Units on Sugarloaf Mountain Fredrick County, Maryland
Advisor: Siegrist, McLellan

Saldivar, Andreas. Formation of Finger Lake Valleys: To What Extent did the Regional Fracture Pattern Control Glaciers?
Advisor: Ridky

Spring 1989

Batra, Persaram. Fractal Shape Analysis of Glacial Deposits on Eastern Pennsylvania
Advisor: Ridky

Brown, Shari. Silica Cement in the Juanity Sandstone: Testing Two Hypotheses of Formation
Advisor: Siegrist, McLellan

Donmoyer, Philip. Effect of Slope on the Drainage Pattern of St. Mary's River, St. Mary's County, MD
Advisor: Ridky

Doudnikoff, Catherine. Evidence of Lunae Planum; A Planet-wide Resurfacing Event on Mars
Advisor: Frey, Stifel

Gott, Carmen. Geometry and Mechanics of Folding at Woodmont Station, Maryland
Advisor: McLellan

Hale, Leslie. The Relationship Between Parent Material and Overlying Soil pH and Eh Within Various Horizons and Drainages For Selected Sites in Maryland
Advisor: Dr. Philip Candela

Krehbiel, Greg. No Relation Between Lineaments and Gas Production in the Tariff Quadrangle, Calhoun and Roane Counties, West Virginia
Advisor: Siegrist

Moldovan, Vicki. Magnetic Mapping of Ultra Units in Northern Montgomery County, Maryland Using a Proton Magnetometer
Advisor: Dr. Philip Candela

Norton, Bruce. Hillslope Response to Gradient in the South River Watershed, MD
Advisor: Segovia

Pennington, Dan. Strain in the Stony Greek Dome Measured by Rf, ø
Advisor: McLellan

Ricker, Andrew. Lead Adsorption by Glacial Till from Andover, New Jersey
Advisor: Stifel, Creamer

Watson, Mark. Cross-bedding Paleocurrents Within the Manassas Sandstone West of Seneca Maryland
Advisor: Siegrist

Fall 1989

Green, Thomas. Fractal Analysis of Sedimentary Grains in Three Dimensions
Advisor: Ridky

Hirtle, Eric R. Jointing Influence on Stream Channel Orientation Within Different Lithologies, Loudoun County, Virginia
Advisor: Ridky

Nay, John. Change in Storm Discharge Due to Urbanization, Prince Georges County Maryland
Advisor: Stifel

Patrick, Sean. P-T Conditions of Granulite-Facies Metamorphism in the Southern Appalachians, Winding Stair Gap, North Carolina.
Advisor: McLellan

Whitler, John. Phase Equilibria in the SrO-CaO Binary System
Advisor: Weidner, Roth, Burton

Spring 1990

Lee, Barbara. Vesicle Size Distribution of Pumice-Obsidian Samples from Panum Crater and Obsidian Dome in Owens Valley, California
Advisor: Dr. Philip Candela, Dr. Philip Piccoli

Spring 1991

Blase, Bradley. The Strafford Dome: A Geophysical Analysis Using Gravity Modeling
Advisor: Brown

Danaceau, Chris. Structural Relationships Between the Augen Gneiss Member of the Baltimore Gneiss and the Gunpowder Granite in the Towson Dome Near Baltimore, Maryland
Advisor: McLellan

Drevo, Chuck. Biocoenoses Vs. Thanatocoenoses in the Corryville Member, McMillian Formation (Upper Ordovician), Cincinnati, Ohio
Advisor: Stifel

Everett, Mark. A Modal Analysis of Mafic Enclaves in the Tuolumne Intrusive: Yosemite, California
Advisor: Dr. Philip Candela

Galasso, Daniel. Geochemical Prospecting of Heavy Minerals to Determine if a Marker Exists for the Sykesville District of Carroll County, Maryland
Advisor: Wylie

Messina, Theresa. A Comparison of the Macroscopic and Microscopic Fracture Patterns Associated with the Quetico Fault Zone
Advisor: McLellan

Saint-Clair, Michael. The Impact Cratering Rate on the Brazilian Shield
Advisor: Stifel

Sandford, Clinton. Evidence for Multi-ring Structure in the South Polar Basin of Mars
Advisor: Stifel

Seiss, Scot. Stream Channel Slope as a Function of Lithology in the Baltimore County Area
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard

Spring 1992

Brace, Gordon. Fracture sets and the Potomac river bends
Advisor: Ridky

Kovacs, A. Laszlo. Structural evidence of Mesozoic rifting in the Weverton Formation, Maryland, Central Appalachians
Advisor: McLellan

Romero
Advisor:

Sigillito, Amanda. Discrimination of six closely spaced Wisconsinan Age glacial border deposits through fractal shape analysis of their constituents
Advisor: Ridky

Vanderveer, Kevin. Dissolved iron transport in a wetland in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard

Fall 1992

Chen, Jeffrey. Analysis of comparing development of stream channels and basins in Maryland
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard

Keane, Christopher. The relative control of lithology and weathering processes on landform development in western Carroll County, Maryland: a fractal analysis approach
Advisor: Ridky

Smith, Alexander E. Constraints on the genesis of sulfide mineral deposits in the Morgan Run Formation from Re-Os isotope analysis
Advisor: Walker

Spring 1993

Bettendorf, David. Local groundwater flow in a Central Piedmont drainage basin: porous media or fracture flow?
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard, McLellan

Colyer, Ronald G. Heavy mineral provenance correlation of the Antietam and Harpers Formation, Washington Co., MD
Advisor: Krogstad

Knight, George. An examination of Ellicott City Granite
Advisor: Walker

Nolan, Patrick. Geophysical testing for a paleochannel, Dorchester County, Maryland
Advisor: Segovia

Fall 1993

Costinett, Matthew J. Stream discharge and suspended sediment fluxes in two tributaries with varying land use and erosion controls
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard

Daly, Alice. Blackened chondrules in enstatite chondrites - a result of shock?
Advisor: Walker, Dr. Philip Piccoli

Davis, Adam. Magma sources for the Port Deposit Gneiss
Advisor: Krogstad

Dolan, Brian J. Linear shoal patterns on the Maryland Shelf
Advisor: Conkwright, Stifel

Lee, Jennifer. Bankfull discharge estimates for reconstructed paleochannels of a Potomac River meander at Great Falls, Virginia
Advisor: Ridky

Shay, Barry. Hydrostratigraphic units in a coastal plain watershed
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard

Spring 1994

Ator, Scott. The importance of land-use to groundwater quality in carbonate areas: a statistical analysis
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard

Berry, Dave. Analysis of trace quantities of amphibole asbestos based on the fractal model for mass distribution
Advisor: Wylie

Bertolo, Steven E. Three phases of the Ellicott City Granodiorite; a study of genetic affinity and trace element variations
Advisor: Walker, Krogstad

Daly, Scott. Milankovitch and Climate of the Sahel region 125 Ka
Advisor: Giese

Garzione, Carmala. An isotopic study of the origins of a lithium-rich pegmatite, North Carolina
Advisor: Walker

Hodkinson, Damian. Nd isotopic evidence for the origin and evolution of the Pajonales Plutonic Complex of Northern Chile
Advisor: Krogstad

Leiker, Sarah. Empirical Test for Europium valence speciation in pegmatite melts
Advisor: Krogstad, Walker

Maloney, Stephen M. Analysis of textural point counting as a method for determining crystallization sequences
Advisor: Dr. Philip Candela, Dr. Philip Piccoli

Fall 1994

Bettendorf, Sheila Darby. Fluorine and chlorine trends in apatite from a zoned granitic pegmatite in Black Hills, South Dakota
Advisor: Walker, Dr. Philip Piccoli

Kulp, Andrew. Influence of pre-existing structure on early Mesozoic rift geometries: Culpeper Basin, Virginia and Maryland
Advisor: McLellan

Lambros, Dina. Apatite as an indicator of aqueous fluid movement through pegmatite country rock
Advisor: Walker, Dr. Philip Piccoli

McGurty, Kathleen. Thornthwaite, Penman, and Lysimeter methods for determining evapotranspiration for Beltsville, Maryland
Advisor: Ridky

Steil, Douglas H. Biostratigraphic correlation of the lower Stonehenge Formation, Washington County, Maryland, with other Appalachian sections
Advisor: Stifel, Repetski

Spring 1995

Dacquel, Romeo S. The effects of military small arms ranges on the concentration of copper in Peumansend Creek, Ft. A. P. Hill, VA
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard

Eicens, Bryan E. Base flow concentrations of nitrate, sulfate and iron in the Nanjemoy and Calvert Formations, Maryland
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard

Frasch, Mark. Study of sedimentation of the Patuxent River and the associated Chesapeake Bay Area
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard

Fellows, Christine S. Characterization of groundwater flow in Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Calvert County, MD
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard

Hightower, Jeffrey R. Characterization of the protoliths of the Wissahickon Schist, Loch Raven Formation, Ocella Formation, and Morgan Run Formation from Rare Earth Element Patterns
Advisor: Walker, Krogstad, Wylie

Jackson-Gewirtz, Allan. A comparison of methods of analysis of powdered samples
Advisor: Wylie

Joyce, Jim. Possible lithologic controls on multiple cleavage in the Martinsburg Shale
Advisor: McLellan

Leach, Jeff. Analysis of the effect of Old River control on the sinuosity of the Atchafalaya River
Advisor: Ridky

Lim, Mee S. Anomalous optical properties of Tremolite-Actinolite series fibers
Advisor: Wylie, Verkouteren

Patronik, Daniel C. Sediment supply changes in the Paint Branch stream
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard

Schultz, Robert. Determination of Asbestos weight percent in a matrix material through the employment of the fractal model for mass distribution
Advisor: Wylie

Simon, Adam. Copper in the Tuolumne Intrusive Suite: is its behavior controlled by ferromagnesian phases?
Advisor: Dr. Philip Candela

Smith, Milisa. Does rock competency control clast shape in the Liberty Complex?
Advisor: McLellan

Tegeler, Judy. Petrography and geochemistry of mafic enclaves in granitoids of the Robertson River Igneous Suite, Blue Ridge Province, central Virginia
Advisor: Zen, Tollo

Tenace, Cathleen. The origin of grain size variations in the Port Deposit Gneiss and its significance in the interpretation of regional deformation
Advisor: McLellan

Yeh, Meng-Wan. Fossil shark distribution: a relationship between tooth form and water depth
Advisor: Kent, Stifel

Fall 1995

Winters, Roberta. Biological Effect of Fiber Size and Mineralogy: The Case of Talc Fibers in Hamster Tracheal Epithelial and Rat Macrophage cells
Advisor: Wylie

Spring 1996

Biolsi, Thomas. Effects of absorption and thickness in measuring the index of refraction in blue glass and riebeckite and its application to Crocidolite
Advisor: Wylie, Verkouteren

Dusterhoff, Scott R. Effects of bed particle size distribution of bed and hydraulic roughness in a natural stream environment
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard

Fowler, Barbara A. Rhenium and osmium partitioning between silicates and metals: an analog for Core Formation
Advisor: Walker

Harrington, Debra J. The effect of hydrologic variations on the mobility of toxic metals during winter and summer conditions in an urban wetland
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard

Heyman, Jeff. Redox zones of iron, manganese, and sulfur and their relation to hydraulic gradients in the Battle Creek wetland of Calvert County, MD
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard

Megless, Brian. Investigation of the diffusion of gasoline in three different soil types when under the influence of a vacuum
Advisor: Segovia

Savage, Janine. Streamflow patterns and related channel morphology of Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Calvert County, Maryland
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard

White, Katherine. X-ray diffraction and optical analysis of Picrolite from the State Line Quarry, Pennsylvania
Advisor: Wylie

Fall 1996

Kral, Katrin M. Origin of K-feldspar megacrysts in Cathedral Peak granodiorite, Tuolumne Intrusive Suite, Sierra Nevada Batholith, California
Advisor: Dr. Philip Piccoli

Ledbetter, Ann. Evaluation of the hydrological processes that support a small wetland in Montgomery County, Maryland
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard

Stuller, Bryan. An experimental study of crystallization textures in rhyolite-melt brine systems
Advisor: Dr. Philip Candela

Rosenfeld, Christina Lee. The identification of Erionite in Zeolite deposits
Advisor: Wylie, Dr. Philip Piccoli

Willett, Jason C. Relationship of Stream Length and Drainage Area: varying physiographic provinces
Advisor: Dr. Philip Candela, Ridky

Spring 1997

Givens, Sharon. Rates of aqueous acid neutralization by reaction with selected rock type
Advisor: Dr. Philip Candela

Schorr, Jerome O. The Chesapeake Bay: Relationship between shoreline variability and underlying lithology
Advisor: Segovia

English, Rebecca (Emma). Photogeomorphic analysis of palaeochannel orientation as indicator for depositional environment: Pilcomayo River, South America
Advisor: Segovia

Rocca, Tracy. Garnet-type Vanadates: Ca3Li(Mg, Zn, Ni)(VO4)3
Advisor: Chang

Ndofor, Norbert. Assessing the role of denitrification of nitrate within a constructed wetland
Advisor: McLellan, Dr. Karen Prestegaard, McCarty

Fall 1997

McMillan, Matthew C. Lattice dimensions vs. chemical composition and optical properties: an x-ray diffraction study of tremolite
Advisor: Wylie

Etter, Greg M. Ground-based magnetometer survey of the Sandy Spring Area of Montgomery County, Maryland
Advisor: Dr. Philip Candela, Wylie

Spring 1998

Grenzer, Andrew Timothy. Variations in biotite chemistry in a dike from the Tuolumne Intrusive Suite, Sierra Nevada Batholith, California
Advisor: Dr. Philip Piccoli

Koval, Anthony Gerard. The potential relationship of high biological productivity to the onset of the Neoproterozoic ice ages
Advisor: Dr. Alan Jay Kaufman

Richardson, William David. Recession of Neoproterozoic Ice Ages
Advisor: Dr. Alan Jay Kaufman

Silverman, Abraham. An isotopic and geochemical study of sources, transport, and fate of nutrients associated with Pfiesteria on Maryland's Eastern Shore
Advisor: Dr. Alan Jay Kaufman, Dr. Karen Prestegaard

Fall 1998

Freda, Adrienne T. Analysis of phenocryst populations within a pumice and obsidian-bearing rock
Advisor: Dr. Philip Piccoli

Grim, Theron C. Phosphorus availability and mobility in a sandy loam soil
Advisor: Gallup

Heber, Matthew W. Evaluation of hydrologic and sediment controls on Riparian zone denitrification along the upper Patuxent
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard, Angier

Jean, Lurick. Determination of evaporation and groundwater seepage at Huntley Meadows wetland and pond, Fairfax County, Virginia
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard

Wright, Kathleen L. Hydrostratigraphy of tidal marsh sediments
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard

Spring 1999

Asuquo, Blessing E. Evolution of the osmium isotopic composition of the upper mantle through time: evidence from ophiolites
Advisor: Walker

Corcoran, Kelly R. Is there a fault whose trace is parallel to Mather Gorge?
Advisor: Solar, Brown

Earnest, Daniel J. A preliminary investigation of crystallization kinetics a granitic dike, Yosemite, California
Advisor: Dr. Philip Candela

Friedberg, Michelle N. Control of the morphology of two ponds on Bear Island near Great Falls, Maryland
Advisor: Zen

Hebert, Craig L. Origin of a neoproterozoic carbonate sequence in the Marshall Quadrangle of Virginia
Advisor: Dr. Alan Jay Kaufman

Resh, Peter D. Organic matter concentrations in modern and fossil Acropora palmata and Porites asteroides corals
Advisor: Gallup

Fall 1999

Coyne, Claire M. A comparison of pressure estimates based on epidote compositions and Al-in-hornblende: an example from the Ellicott City granodiorite
Advisor: Dr. Philip Piccoli

Dillingham, Jeremy L. Fresh Tidal Water and Riparian Water Mixing in the Groundwater of Jug Bay, A Fresh Water Tidal Wetland, Maryland
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard

Meyer, Russell S. The Effects of Chemical Composition on the optical properties and cell parameters in the Riebeckite-Magnesioriebeckite series
Advisor: Wylie

Smith, Grahme B. The origin of the muscovite in the granite bodies at Bear and Sherwin Islands, MD
Advisor: Dr. Philip Piccoli

Spring 2000

Kenworthy, Jason. A study of class morphometrics and functional morphology in modern amniotes and theropod dinosaurs
Advisor: Holtz, Chapman (Smithosonian)

Mandeville, Keli. The Growth Rate of Quartz Crystals from a Granitic Melt as a function of Undercooling
Advisor: Dr. Philip Candela

Tarvin, Timothy P. A comparison of the serrations on the teeth of three genera of white sharks
Advisor: Kent (Biology), Holtz

Fall 2000

Ashley, Russell. Differing rates in march declination with respect to marsh morphology; eastern Neck Island National Wildlife Refuge, MD
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard

Coutts, Rachel. An experimental investigation of solid solution formation among the compounds CaTiO3, Y2Ti2O7, Ca2Nb2O7
Advisor: Vanderah, Roth (NIST), Chang

Spring 2001

Arroyo, Alicia Maria. Cerro El Toro xenoliths -fragments of the central Mexican Lower Crust
Advisor: Dr. Roberta Rudnick

Baker, Laura Joan. Crystal size distribution analysis of quartz grains: A means for interpreting igneous textures
Advisor: Dr. Philip Candela

Fisher, Jeremy Isaac. Mapping Firn Scattering properties in Antarctica with SSM/I and climate re-analysis models
Advisor: Fahnestock

Goodson, Jacqueline Anna. An analysis of the effects of Urbanization on Stream Channel Complexity: a comparison of Urban and Rural stream channels
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard

Kotch, Nicolas Michael. The effect of development on the recurrence interval of selected streams in the State of Maryland
Advisor: Ridky

Missell, Christine Ann. An oxygen isotope comparison of Hadrosaurid metabolism
Advisor: Dr. Alan Jay Kaufman, Holtz

Steely, Colin Carroll. The implications of porphyroblast fabric obliquity on the timing of deformation and metamorphism at Coos Canyon, Maine
Advisor: Brown

Suh, Julia Me. Phase equilibria and crystal chemistry of the SrO-1/2Er2O3-CuOy system
Advisor: Wong-Ng (NIST), Chang

Williams, E. Cliff. Ferromagnesian Silicate Relationships of Granites in Lachlan Fold Belt
Advisor: Dr. Philip Candela

Spring 2002

Baccala, Lisa. A Study of Xenolith Constraints on Northern Appalachian Lithosphere Using Re-Os Isotopic Geochemistry
Advisor: Minarik

Brabson, Elizabeth. Sulfur Isotopic Analyses of Sulfides from the Huronian Glacial Sequence: Implications for the Evolution of the Earth's Atmosphere and Paleoclimate
Advisor: Wing, Dr. Alan Jay Kaufman, Farquhar

Bradley, Alton (Holm). Experimental leaching of transition metals from the Hunting Hill Serpentinite Complex
Advisor: Dr. Philip Piccoli, Dr. Philip Candela, Simon

Carter, Brooke. Kinematics and microstructural analysis of the Garth Run Shear Zone
Advisor: Jiang

Latifov, Alec. Assessment of Ductile Strain Intensity using grain-contact analysis: testing and application to quartzo-feldspathic rocks of the Morgan Run and Sykesville Formations, Carroll County, MD
Advisor: Marchildon, Moraes

Phemister, Karen. The Effects of Urbanization on Groundwater Recharge and Base-Flow Water Chemistry in First-Order Streams, College Park, MD
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard

Smith-Hall, Lori. Channel Network and Morphology in a Tidal Freshwater Wetland in the Patuxent River, MD
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard

Fall 2002

Bowles, Graeme. Geomicrobiology of Acid Mine Drainage from the Kempton Coal Mine Complex, Maryland
Advisor: Dr. Philip Piccoli, Lower
Online: Final Paper

Centorbi, Tracey. The Mooselookmeguntic Igneous Complex, Maine; A Pb isotopic study to clarify basement sources
Advisor: Tomascak
Online: Final Paper

Harp, Jeff. Flow mechanics of rock avalanches
Advisor: Friedmann
Online: Final Paper

Spring 2003

Cassara, Jason. Taphonomic biases on the preservation of within-community seed size distributions
Advisor: Friedmann, Sims
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Gelinas, Amy. Osmium isotope constraints on the proportion of bolide component in the Chicxulub impact melts
Advisor: Walker
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Kearsley, Sarah. The phylogeny of antiarch placoderms
Advisor: Holtz
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Puls, Brendan. Evolution of osmium isotopes in the Earth's mantle via study of Tibetan and Northern Chinese ophiolites
Advisor: Walker
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Thompson , Ruth. Sedimnetological, sequence stratigraphic and stable isotopic study of the Late Cambrian Conococheague Formation, Strasburg, VA
Advisor: Dr. Alan Jay Kaufman
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Fall 2003

Collins, Lisa. Acid mine drainage; flow through experiments examining pyrite dissolution rates
Advisor: Dr. Philip Candela, Lower
Online: Final Paper | Poster NA

Spring 2004

Gilbert, Laura. Testing deep water depositional models for the Trimmers Rock formation
Advisor: Friedmann
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Hillebrand, Jeff. Characterization of the distribution of sideophile and highly siderophile elements in the Milton and Eagle Station pallasites
Advisor: Walker, Dr. William McDonough, Dr. Philip Piccoli
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Long, Josh. Fluvial --> lacustrine transition zones of the Passaic Formation, Newark Basin: The role of anastamosed fluvial depositional systems
Advisor: Friedmann
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Stevens, Juanita. Field and laboratory analysis of controls on groundwater iron concentrations in marsh and forested wetland sediments
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Fall 2004

Lipella, Marc. Refractory element fractionations in the CV3 carbonaceous chondrite Allende: What role do CAIs play?
Advisor: Dr. Roberta Rudnick, Dr. William McDonough, Ash, Dr. Philip Piccoli
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Reynolds, Chalbeth. The behavior of niobium during core formation
Advisor: Dr. William McDonough
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Spring 2005

Harvey, Jennifer. Magnetic survey of ultramafic rocks, Montgomery County, Maryland
Advisor: Dr. Philip Candela
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Zelanko, Paula. An isotopic analysis of Pleistocene mammals of the American Southeast
Advisor: Holtz, Dr. Alan Jay Kaufman, France
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Fall 2005

James, Jonathan. Magmatic liquid crystallization of sulfides in the Ellicott City granodiorite: Implications on ore metals
Advisor: Dr. Roberta Rudnick, Dr. Philip Piccoli
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Spring 2006

Aeiker, Dusty. Deducing the depth of origin of granulite xenoliths from zircon-rutile thermometry: a case study from Tanzania
Advisor: Dr. Roberta Rudnick, Dr. William McDonough, Dr. Philip Piccoli
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Burgy, Kate. The Measurement of Small-Scale Structures to Determine Their Influence on the Orientation of the Mather Gorge of the Potomac River, Maryland and Virginia, USA
Advisor: Martin, Zen
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Limburg, David. An Analysis of Apatite Chemistry in Garnet Porphyroblasts and in the Matrix of Metamorphic Rocks
Advisor: Dr. Philip Piccoli
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Masterson, Andrew. Anomalous Fractionation Patterns of Multiple S-Isotopes in the Broadband UV Photolysis of He-SO2
Advisor: Wing, Farquhar
Online: Final Paper | Poster

McCleaf, Ashley. Hydraulics Affecting Bedrock Erosion at a Stream Knickpoint
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Pitcher, Lynnette. The Behavior of Rhenium and the Platinum Group Elements during Fractional Crystallization of the Kilauea Iki Lava Lake in Hawaii
Advisor: Walker, Helz
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Shansby, Andrew. Comparison of the Petrology of Samples from Two Amphibolite Facies Localities from the Andrelândia Group, Brazil
Advisor: Brown, Dr. Philip Piccoli
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Williams, Brendan. A Sulfur Isotopic Study of Neoproterozoic Evaporites in the Shaler Supergroup, Victoria Island, Northwest Territories, Canada
Advisor: Dr. Alan Jay Kaufman
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Fall 2006

Grabowski, Sandra. Evaluation of Marsh Restoration Progress at Blackwater National Wildlife Reserve
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard, Needelman (ENST)
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Youell, J. Lynn. Experimental Determination of the Partitioning Behavior of Silver Between Various Sulfide Phases and Electrum
Advisor: Dr. Philip Candela, Dr. Philip Piccoli
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Spring 2007

Behrns, Krystle. Evaluation of Channel Adjustments to Urbanization on the Paint Branch Stream System
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Soneira, Casey. Investigation of Fault Control at Mather Gorge and Petrographic Analysis of Lamprophyre Dikes
Advisor: Martin
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Thomas, Robert. Effect of Phase Transition and High Pressure on Trace Element Partitioning Between Metal and Sulfide Melt
Advisor: Campbell, Fei
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Weinstein, David. Taphonomy of the Late Pleistocene Key Largo Limestone: A Comparison of Modern and Ancient Coral Reef Ecosystems
Advisor: Dr. Alan Jay Kaufman, Holtz, Ginsburg (RSMAS - U. of Miami), Garza-Perez (UMDI-Sisal, UNAM)
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Fall 2007

Nguyen, Helen. Melting of Olivine (Mg, Fe)2SiO4 Under High Pressure
Advisor: Campbell
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Streker, Peter. Impact of Geologic Structures on the Orientation of Potomac River Flow Near Great Falls, Maryland and Virginia
Advisor: Martin
Online: Final Paper

Spring 2008

Bilenker, Laura. A Phase Equilibrium Study of Cu-Fe Sulfides Between 700°C and 800°C
Advisor: Dr. Philip Candela, Dr. Philip Piccoli, GS Tattich
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Kosiba, Andrew. Stability of Gravel Bars & Bedload Transport in Paint Branch Creek
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard, GS Blanchet
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Leone, Eugenia. Correlating the "Fulton Site" within the Gettysburg Basin
Advisor: Holtz, Merck, Fulton, Weems
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Raum, Joseph. Measuring U-Pb Zircon Ages in the Bear Island Granodiorite
Advisor: Martin
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Fall 2008

Skold, Peter. Investigation of Keyser Limestone Paleoenvironments at the Cumberland Bone Cave
Advisor: Holtz
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Via, Marco. Topography, Melting, and Viscosity Near the Core-Mantle Boundary
Advisor: Hier-Majumder
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Spring 2009

Dangol, Achyut. Transport and Storage of Coarse and Fine Grained Sediment, Little Paint Branch Creek
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard, GS Blanchet
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Drymala, Susan. Floral Indicators of Late Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum Climate Change in the Bighorn Basin, Wyoming
Advisor: Holtz, Dr. Alan Jay Kaufman, Wing
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Gaeman, Jodi. Thermal Evolution of an Early Magma Ocean
Advisor: Hier-Majumder
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Gribbin, Jill. Insights into deep-sea hydrothermal vent environments from measurements of permeability and porosity
Advisor: Zhu, Tivey
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Hanson, Cory. Vein Related Mass Transport in the Ritter Range Roof Pendant during Late Cretaceous Contact Metamorphism
Advisor: Penniston-Dorland, Dr. Philip Piccoli, Dr. William McDonough
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Kingman, Gus. Constraining depositional ages of Potomac Terrane formations by zircon U/Pb isotope analysis
Advisor: Martin, Dr. Philip Piccoli
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Lillibridge, Jeffrey. Estimating water flux over a tidal cycle in tidal marsh networks based on tidal prism and gauge height
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard, GS Seldomridge
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Mitchell, Garrett. Rift interaction at the Galápagos Triple Junction
Advisor: Montesi
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Occhi, Marcie. Sources of Stream Discharge in the North East and North West Branches of the Anacostia Watershed
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Slobodyanik, Darya. Using Chemical Contaminant Profiles to Determine Sediment Depositional History at Little Paint Branch Creek
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard, Dr. William McDonough, Ash
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Wernecke, Nina. The Color of the Lower Mantle
Advisor: Campbell
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Fall 2009

Little, Jessica. Biomarker Analysis of Carbon Rich Shales in the Neoproterozoic Bambuí Group, Brazil
Advisor: GS Miller, Dr. Alan Jay Kaufman
Online: Final Paper | Poster

2009-2010 Senior Thesis ClassSpring 2010

Baril, Tyler. Assessment of Natural Gas Production Potential in the Devonian Marcellus Shale of Pennsylvania
Advisor: Dr. Alan Jay Kaufman
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Deane, TJ. W-WO2 and W-WO3 Oxygen Fugacity Relationship at High Temperature and Pressure
Advisor: Dr. Andrew Campbell
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Dietderich, Jesse. Modeling Fractional Crystallization of Group IIAB Iron Meteorites
Advisor: Dr. Richard Walker
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Fisher, Steven. Investigation of the age and origin of the Sykesville Formation in Maryland
Advisor: Dr. Aaron Martin, Dr. Philip Piccoli
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Jenner, Brittany. Hydraulic Consequences of Invasive Hydrilla (submerged aquatic vegetation) in Tidal Channels: Implications for Wetland Maintenance
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Khenissi, Heyfa. Sulfur isotopic composition and concentration in throughfall and precipitation samples from a suburban forest
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard and Dr. James Farquhar
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Regen, Sarah. Fluid-Rock Interactions: Lithium Concentrations in Minerals from a block in the Franciscan Complex, California
Advisor: Dr. Sarah Penniston-Dorland, Dr. William McDonough, Dr. Philip Piccoli
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Fall 2010

Ohaka, Stanley. Evolution of Porosity and Permeability during Brittle Faulting
Advisor: Dr. Wenlu Zhu
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Spring 2011

Breeden, Benjamin. A stable isotopic investigation of resource partitioning among neosauropod dinosaurs of the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation
Advisor: Dr. Thomas Holtz, Dr. Alan Jay Kaufman, Dr. Matthew Carrano
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Collins, Jennifer. Locating the Westminster-Potomac Terrane Boundary in the Maryland Piedmont Province
Advisor: Dr. Aaron Martin, Dr. Philip Piccoli
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Connolly, Brian. HSE and Re-Os systematics of the 3.3 Ga Weltevreden komatiites from the Barberton Greenstone Belt, South Africa: Implications for early Earth’s mantle evolution
Advisor: Dr. Igor Puchtel
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Farrell, Adam. Carbon Dioxide Storage in Stable Carbonate Minerals
Advisor: Dr. Michael Evans
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Keane, James. Lithospheric Extension on Icy Satellites
Advisor: Dr. Laurent Montesi
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Michalitsianos, Gerasimos. Time Dependence of Postseismic Creep Following Two Strike-Slip Earthquakes
Advisor: Dr. Laurent Montesi
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Ohly, Rebecca. Geochemistry of apatite from the carbonatite and associated alkaline rocks of the Magnet Cove Igneous Complex, Hot Spring County, Arkansas
Advisor: Dr. Philip Piccoli
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Watter, Katherine. Water Weakening and Temperature Effects on the Deformation and Transport Properties of Indiana Limestone
Advisor: Dr. Wenlu Zhu
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Fall 2011

Bender, Amanda. The Angiosperm Advantage: Evidence from carbon isotopes and the fossil record
Advisor: Nathan Jud, Dr. Alan Jay Kaufman, Dr. Thomas Holtz
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Polley, Greg. A Study of the Δ33S Signature of Xenoliths from the Premier Kimberlite, South Africa
Advisor: Dr. Sarah Penniston-Dorland, Dr. James Farquhar
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Van Orden, Tess. Impact of Stream Channel Urbanization on Dissolved O2 Concentrations
Advisor: Dr. Sujay Kaushal
Online: Final Paper | Poster

2011-2012 Senior Thesis ClassSpring 2012

Banker, Jonathan. Sulfur Isotope Effects Associated with Microbial Metabolism
Advisor: Dr. James Farquhar
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Gorman, Albert. Comparison of Geomorphological Characteristics of Titan Lakes with Potential Earth Analogues
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Mansaray, Zahra. Sulfide Flux as a Function of Temperature in the Severn River
Advisor: Dr. James Farquhar
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Fall 2012

Sievers, Natalie. Altered dioritic clasts in lawsoniteblueschist facies metaconglomerates: Catalina Schist, CA
Advisor: Dr. Sarah Penniston-Dorland, Dr. William McDonough, Dr. Philip Piccoli
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Weller, Chris. Origin of the variation of amplitude of the Hawaiian swell
Advisor: Dr. Laurent Montesi
Online: Final Paper | Poster

2012-2013 Senior Thesis ClassSpring 2013

Domingues, Matthew. Trace Metal Retention on Manganese Oxides in First Order Streams: A Promising Form of Environmental Remediation
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard and Dr. Richard Ash
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Ginley, Stephen. Geochemical history of the convecting upper mantle: A comparison of ophiolites
Advisor: Dr. Richard Walker
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Green, Austin. Thermal Evolution and Overpressurization of Europa’s Subsurface Ocean
Advisor: Dr. Laurent Montesi
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Jiang, Grant.Characterizing carbon sources and quality in four Baltimore streams with uorescence spectroscopy
Advisor: Dr. Sujay Kaushal
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Kadel-Harder, Irene. Determining continental crust sources using zircons from Proterozoic Piedmont rocks of central Virginia
Advisor: Dr. Aaron Martin and Dr. Philip Piccoli
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Kemper, John. The Effect of Sand Content on Sediment Transport, Deposition, and Bar Morphology
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard
Online: Final Paper | Poster

McBride, Hollie. Zirconium in Rutile Thermometry: Temperature Estimates for Metamorphic Rocks of the Catalina Schist
Advisor: Dr. Sarah Penniston-Dorland and Dr. Philip Piccoli
Online: Final Paper | Poster

McMullen, Evan. The Effect of Bedding Laminations on Crack Propagation in the Marcellus Shale
Advisor: Dr. Wen-lu Zhu
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Newton, Tyler. Geochemistry of the Timberville Zn-Pb District, Rockingham County, VA.
Advisor: Dr. Philip Candela, Dr. Philip Piccoli, and Dr. William McDonough
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Sugla, Rishi. Orbital and Structural Evolution of Triton
Advisor: Dr. Saswata Hier-Majumder, Dr. Douglas Hamilton, and Dr. Vedran Lekic
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Fall 2013

Bowman, Noah. Developing an Apparatus to Study the Kinetics of Sulfide Oxidation
Advisor: Dr. James Farquhar and Graduate Student Daniel Eldridge
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Kayser, Sean. Partitioning of Indium Between Pyrrhotite and Silicate Melt
Advisor: Dr. Philip Candela and Dr. Philip Piccoli
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Liu, Christine. Earthquake Magnitudes Before and After the Mineral, Virginia Event
Advisor: Dr. Laurent Montesi
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Nance, John. Thermodynamic Properties of Indium in Hydrothermal Ore Systems
Advisor: Dr. Philip Candela and Dr. Philip Piccoli
Online: Final Paper | Poster

2013-2014 Senior Thesis ClassSpring 2014

Braga, Thomas. Analyzing the Effect of Olivine Mineralization on the Strength of the Oceanic Lithosphere
Advisor: Dr. Wenlu Zhu
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Doody, Tom. Potential Impacts of Anthropogenic Impervious Surfaces on Alkalinization in Urban Watersheds
Advisor: Dr. Sujay Kaushal
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Fowler, Eric. Carbon and Nitrogen Abundance, Isotope Fractionation, and Aquatic vegetation decay rates in Patuxent Freshwater Wetlands
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard and Dr. Alan Jay Kaufman
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Hantsoo, Kalev. Did Bioturbation Shorten the Fuse to the Cambrian Explosion?
Advisor: Dr. Alan Jay Kaufman and Graduate Student Huan Cui

Junkin, Will. Variations in magma supply along ~900 km2 of the Mid- Atlantic Ridge at 16.5oN
Advisor: Dr. Laurent Montesi, Dr. Wenlu Zhu, and Dr. Debbie Smith
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Ream, Michael. An estimation of Titan fluid and sediment properties based on sediment transport theory
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Fall 2014

Krasner, David. Linking volcano morphology and elastic thickness on Mars
Advisor: Dr. Laurent Montesi
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Reitz, Todd. Tectonic interpretation in the Modi Khola valley, central Nepal using zirconium-in-rutile thermometry
Advisor: Dr. Aaron Martin, Dr. Sarah Penniston-Dorland, and Dr. Philip Piccoli
Online: Final Paper | Poster

2014-2015 Senior Thesis ClassSpring 2015

Caviglia, Nicholas. Pore Fluid Reactivation of Normal and Reverse Faults
Advisor: Dr. Wenlu Zhu and Dr. Melodie French
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Knighton, Steve. Indium Distribution among Select Granitic Minerals
Advisor: Dr. Philip Candela, Dr. Philip Piccoli, and Dr. Richard Ash
Online: Final Paper | Poster

McKeeby, Adam. Age and geochemistry of lithospheric mantle underlying Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica
Advisor: Dr. Richard Walker and Dr. Philip Piccoli
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Noll, Steven. Zirconium in Rutile Geothermometry: Peak Temperature Determination in the Catalina Schist
Advisor: Dr. Sarah Penniston-Dorland and Dr. Philip Piccoli
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Olsen, Christopher. The Subglacial Hydrology of the Laurentide Ice Sheet in Northern New Jersey
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Wood, Kelsey. Spatial and temporal variations in sediment accumulation rates in a freshwater tidal marsh channel of the Patuxent River, Maryland
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard and Dr. Alan Jay Kaufman
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Fall 2015

Balogun, Harif. Estimating the temperature of equilibration of quartz in the Tuolumne Intrusive Suite
Advisor: Dr. Philip Piccoli
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Burgess, Robbie. Imaging the Gutenberg Seismic Discontinuity beneath the Oceanic Crust of the North American Plate
Advisor: Dr. Nicholas Schmerr
Online: Final Paper | Poster

McConville, Emma. Evolution of the Karaha-Telaga Bodas Geothermal System based on the Composition of Alteration Minerals
Advisor: Dr. Philip Candela, Dr. Philip Piccoli, and Dr. Joseph Moore (University of Utah)
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Tino, Jonathan. Highly Siderophile Elements in H Chondrites
Advisor: Dr. Richard Walker, Dr. Katherine Bermingham, and GS Gregory Archer
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Whelan, John. Storage Capacity in Step Pool Stormwater Conveyance Systems
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard and Rosemary Fanelli
Online: Final Paper | Poster

2015-2016 Senior Thesis ClassSpring 2016

Baumann, Nicholas. Stratigraphic Reconnaissance of the Helderberg Group near Moorefield, West Virginia
Advisor: Dr. Alan J. Kaufman and Dr. John Merck
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Belzer, Ben. The Effects of Pore Fluid Pressure on the Frictional Behavior of Antigorite Serpentinite: Implications for Slow Slip on Subduction Zone Faults
Advisor: Dr. Melodie French and Dr. Wenlu Zhu
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Chen, Albert. Evolution and Ecological Associations in Herbivorous Theropods
Advisor: Dr. Thomas Holtz
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Chiorini, Sutton. Characterizing Seismic Swarm Morphology
Advisor: Dr. Vedran Lekic
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Duke, Grace. Characterizing the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) variability using Sr/Ca-based SST and δ18O-derived SSS from the Southwest Pacific
Advisor: Dr. Michael Evans and Dr. Andrew Lorrey
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Fishbeck, Deborah. Stable Isotope Tests of Evaporative Marine Environments in the Late Silurian Tonoloway Formation of West Virginia
Advisor: Dr. Alan J. Kaufman
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Kronenwetter, Jessica. The effects of stream channelization on floodplain groundwater levels, Anacostia River, Maryland
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard and Dr. Nicholas Schmerr
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Lee, Elizabeth. The effect of sulfate inputs on sulfide abundance and sulfur isotopic compositions of two constructed wetlands
Advisor: Dr. Alan J. Kaufman, Dr. Karen Prestegaard, Dr. James Farquhar, and Dr. Sujay Kaushal
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Milne, John. Spatial Distribution of Volcanic Features on Mars
Advisor: Dr. Laurent Montesi
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Quidas, Shayna. The role of fluid chemistry, pressure, and temperature on deformation microstructures in limestone
Advisor: Dr. Wenlu Zhu and Harry Lisabeth
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Fall 2016

Bowen, Melody. A phylogenetic comparative analysis of Coelacanthiform environmental distributions through the fossil record
Advisor: Dr. John Merck and Dr. Thomas Holtz
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Gaal, Joshua. Ceres: The evolution of the interior and surface
Advisor: Dr. Nicholas Schmerr
Online: Final Paper | Poster

2016-2017 Senior Thesis ClassSpring 2017

Bailey, Nathan. Effects of Deicing Agents on Stream Water Chemistry
Advisor: Dr. Sujay Kaushal
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Browning, Joseph. Origin of Tourmaline in the Setters Formation, Maryland: Evidence from Major and Trace Element, Boron Isotope, and Rare Earth Element Characteristics
Advisors: Dr. Philip Piccoli and Dr. Richard Ash
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Councell, Luke. Hydrothermal Formation of Unakite in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia: A Geochemical Analysis
Advisors: Dr. Philip Piccoli and Dr. Richard Ash
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Deery, Patrick. The Influence of Gravel Bars on Urban Water Quality, NE Branch of the Anacostia River
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Dimitracopoulos, Foteine. Analysis of Convection Cells on Sputnik Planum on Pluto
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard and Dr. Nicholas Schmerr
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Grabiec, Justine. Insights into the formation of the Cottonwood Canyon fault in the Catalina Schist
Advisor: Dr. Sarah Penniston-Dorland, Dr. Richard Walker, and Dr. Melodie French
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Ludwig, Kyle. Highly siderophile element abundances and 187Re-187Os isotope systematics of Gorgona Island komatiites and Costa Rican picrites
Advisor: Dr. Richard Walker, Dr. Igor Puchtel, and Dr. Katherine Bermingham
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Santoroski, Adam. Limitations of magnesium isotope fractionation geothermometry determined using laser ablation of eclogite from Zermatt-Saas
Advisor: Dr. Richard Ash, Dr. William McDonough, and Dr. Sarah Penniston-Dorland
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Sparks, Dakota. Quantifying Differences in Turbulence Between Alluvial and Bedrock Streams Using Analyses of Seismic Noise
Advisor: Dr. Karen Prestegaard and Dr. Vedran Lekic
Online: Final Paper | Poster

Wong, Mark. Sulfur dioxide oxidation and isotope fractionation as a function of pH
Advisor: Dr. James Farquhar and Dr. Nanping Wu
Online: Final Paper | Poster