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Lewis A. Owen

Title: Professor, Department Head, Quaternary geology, geomorphology and geochronology
Office: 500B Geology-Physics Building
Tel: 513-556-4203
Email: lewis.owen@uc.edu
Web: http://lewisaowen.wixsite.com/main

My research and teaching focuses on understanding the nature and dynamics of Quaternary paleoenvironmental change and landscape evolution, environmental geology, natural hazards, and geochronology.

Education

  • B.Sc., Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London, London, England, 1985 (Geology).
  • Ph.D., University of Leicester, United Kingdom, 1988 (Geomorphology).

Research Information

Research Interests

My research and teaching focuses on understanding the nature and dynamics of Quaternary paleoenvironmental change and landscape evolution, environmental geology and natural hazards along active plate margins. I have concentrated my efforts on two major geologic-geographic regions: 1) the Himalayan-Tibetan orogen; and 2) the western Cordilleras of North and South America. This is because these regions provide some of the best natural laboratories for understanding the dynamics of geomorphic, tectonic and climatic processes, and ultimately they provide analogs for understanding the evolution of many ancient plate boundaries. I have also undertaken research in other regions, including the American Midwest, Egypt, Venezuela, Morocco, Trinidad, Thailand, Yemen, Azerbaijan and the United Kingdom.
 
Throughout my career, I have been particularly concerned with defining the timing and quantifying the relationship between tectonics, geomorphic processes and Quaternary climatic change to understand the evolution of landscapes. Consequently, my efforts have concentrated on mapping and numerically dating landforms and sediments to help determine the timing of geomorphic events, and rates of geomorphic and tectonic processes. To undertake the numerical dating, I direct geochronology laboratories at the University of Cincinnati (UC) to utilize the newly evolving methods of terrestrial cosmogenic nuclide surface exposure and optically stimulated luminescence dating (for more details please see http://lewisaowen.wixsite.com/main).

Please download my curriculum vitae from the link at the bottom of this website for more details of my research, teaching and service.

(Below are lists of my publications. You may download pdf files of these articles, but please note that the copyrights for these articles are with their respective publishers. By downloading an article, you agree to limit the use of the pdf file to printing of single copies for personal research and study. You may not modify the files in any way, or to use them for commercial purposes.)

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Owen, L.A. (2017). Earth surface processes and landscape evolution in the Himalaya: a framework for sustainable development and geohazard mitigation. Geological Society Special Publication, 462, doi.org/10.1144/SP462.9. [Link]
  • Burgette, R.J., Weldon, R.J., Abdrakhmatov, K.Y., Ormukov, C., Owen, L.A. and Thompson, S.C. (2017). Timing and process of river and lake terrace formation in the Kyrgyz Tien Shan. Quaternary Science Reviews, 159,15-34.[Link]
  • Tankersley, K.B., Owen, L.A., Dunning, N.P., Fladd, S.G., Bishop, K.J., Lentz, D.L. and Slotten, V. (2017).  Micro-flotation removal of coal contaminants from archaeological radiocarbon samples from Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 12, 66-73.[Link]
  • Bergen, K.J.*, Shaw, J.H., Leon, L.A., Dolan, J.F, Pratt, T.L., Ponti, D.J., Morrow, E., Barrera, W., Rhodes, E.J., Murari, M.K. and Owen, L.A. (2017). Accelerating slip rates on the Puente  Hills blind thrust fault system beneath metropolitan Los Angeles, California, USA. Geology, 45, 227-230.[Link]
  • Hedrick, K.*, Owen, L.A., Chen, J., Robinson, A., Yuan, Z., Yang, X., Imrecke, D.B., Li W., Caffee, M.W. and Schoenbohm, L.M., and Zhang, B. (2017). Quaternary history and landscape evolution of a high-altitude intermountain basin, Waqia Valley, Chinese Pamir. Geomorphology, 284, 156-174.[Link]
  • Orr, E.N.*, Owen, L.A., Murari, M.K., Saha, S.* and Caffee, M.W. (2017). The timing and extent of Quaternary glaciation of Stok, northern Zanskar Range, Transhimalaya of northern India. Geomorphology, 284, 142–155.[Link]
  • Struth, L.*, Teixell, A., Owen, L.A. and Babault, J. (2017). Plateau reduction by drainage divide migration in the Eastern Cordillera of Columbia defined by morphometry and 10Be terrestrial cosmogenic nuclides. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 42, 1155-1170.[Link]
  • Arkle, J.C.*, Owen, L.A., Weber, J., Caffee, M.W., Hammer, S. (2017). Transient Quaternary erosion and tectonic inversion of the Northern Range, Trinidad. Geomorphology, 295, 337-353.[Link]
  • Pierce, I.K.D., Wesnousky, S.G., and Owen, L.A. (2017) Terrestrial cosmogenic surface exposure dating of moraines at Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada of California, and slip rate estimate for the West Tahoe Fault. Geomorphology, 298, 63-71.[Link]
  • Valentino, J., Spotila, J., Owen, L.A., Buscher, J. (2016) Rock uplift at the transition from flat-slab to normal subduction: the Kenai Range, southeast Alaska. Tectonophysics, 5671, 63-75.[Link]
  • Saha, S.*, Sharma, M., Murari, M.K., Owen, L.A., Caffee, M.C. (2016) Geomorphology, sedimentology and age of drumlins/streamlined subglacial landforms in the NW Himalaya of Northern India. Boreas, 45, 284-303.[Link]
  • Wesnousky, S.G., Briggs, R.W., Caffee, M., Ryerson, R., Finkel, R., Owen, L.A. (2016) Terrestrial cosmogenic surface exposure dating of glacial and associated landforms in the Ruby Mountains of Central Nevada and along the northeastern flank of the Sierra Nevada. Geomorphology, 268, 72-81.[Link]
  • Tankersley, K.B., Dunning, N.P, Thress, J., Owen, L.A., Huff, W.D., Fladd, S.G., Bishop, K.J., Plog, S., Watson, A.S., Carr, C. and Scarborough, V.L. 2016.  Evaluating soil salinity and water management in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. Journal of Archaeological Sciences: Reports, 9, 94-104.[Link]
  • Solomina, O., Bradley, R., Jomelli, V., Geirsdottir, A., Kaufman, D., Koch, J., McKay, N.P., Masiokas, M., Miller, G., Nesje, A., Nicolussi, K., Owen, L.A., Putnam, A.E., Wanner, H., Wiles, G., and Yan, B., 2015. Glacier fluctuations during the past 2000 years. Quaternary Science Reviews, 149, 61-90.[Link]
  • Frankel, K.L., Owen, L.A., Dolan, J.F., Knott, J.R., Lifton, Z.M., Finkel. R.C., and Wasklewicz, T. (2016) Timing and rates of Holocene normal faulting along the Black Mountains fault zone, Death Valley, USA. Lithosphere, 8, 3-22.[Link]
  • Tankersley, K.B., Murari, M., Crowley, B.E., Owen, L.A., Mortensen, L., Storrs, G. (2015) Quaternary Chronostratigraphy and Paleoecology of Big Bone Lick, Kentucky. Quaternary Research, 83, 479-487.[Link]
  • Dietsch, C., Dortch, J.M.*, Reynhout, S.A.*, Owen, L.A., and Caffee, M.W. (2015) Very slow erosion rates and landscape preservation across southernwestern Ladakh Range, India. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 40, 389-402.[Link]
  • Robinson, A.C., Owen, L.A., Chen, J., Schoenbohm, L.M., Hedrick, K.A., Blisniuk, K., Sharp, W.D., Imrecke, D.B., Li. W., Yuan, Z., Caffee, M.W., Mertz-Kraus, R., (2015). No late Quaternary strike-slip motion on the northern Karakoram fault. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 409, 290-298.[Link]
  • Fuchs, M., Reverman, R. Owen, L.A., and Frankel, K.L. (2015) Reconstructing the timing of flash-floods using 10Be surface exposure dating at Leidy Creek alluvial fan and valley, White Mountains, California-Nevada, USA. Quaternary Research, 83, 178-186.[Link]
  • Counts, R.*, Murari, M.K., Owen, L.A., Mahan, S.A. and Greenan, M. (2015) Late Quaternary chronostratigraphic framework of terraces and alluvium along the lower Ohio River, southwestern Indiana and western Kentucky, USA. Quaternary Science Reviews, 110, 72-91.[Link]
  • Solomina, O., Bradley, R.S., Hodgson, D.A., Ivy-Ochs, S., Jomelli, V., Mackintosh, A.N., Nesje, A., Owen, L.A., Wanner, H., Wiles, G.C. and Young, N.E. (2015) Holocene glacier fluctuations. Invited review. Quaternary Science Reviews, 111, 9-34.[Link]
  • Pastor, A., Babault, J., Owen, L.A., Teixell, A., and Arboleya, M.-L. (2015) Extracting dynamic topography using river longitudinal profiles in the Middle Atlas and the High Plateaus of Morocco. Tectonophysics, 663, 95-109.[Link]
  • Gray, H.J., Owen, L.A., Dietsch, C., Beck, R.A., Caffee, M.A., Finkel. R.C. and Mahan, S.A. (2014) Quaternary landscape development, alluvial fan chronology and erosion of the Mecca Hills at the southern end of the San Andreas fault zone. Quaternary Science Reviews, 105, 66-85.[Link]
  • Longbottom, T.L., Townsend-Small, A., Owen, L.A., Murari, M.K., 2014, Climatic and topographic controls on soil organic matter storage and dynamics in the Indian Himalaya: Potential carbon cycle - climate change feedbacks. CATENA, 119, 125-135.[Link]
  • Murari, M.K., Owen, L.A., Dortch, J.M., Caffee, M.W., Dietsch, C., Fuchs, M., Haneberg, W.C., Sharma, M.C., Townsend-Small, A., 2014, Timing and climatic drivers for glaciation across monsoon-influenced regions of the Himalayan-Tibetan orogen. Quaternary Science Reviews, 88C, 159-182.[Link]
  • Owen, L.A., Clemmens, S.J., Finkel, R.C., Gray, H., 2014, Late Quaternary alluvial fans at the eastern end of the San Bernardino Mountains, Southern California. Quaternary Science Reviews, 87, 114-134.[Link]
  • Rockwell, T.K., Ragona, D.E., Meigs, A.J., Owen, L.A., Costa, C., Ahumada, E., 2014, Inferring a thrust-related earthquake history from secondary faulting: A Long rupture record of La Laja Fault, San Juan, Argentina. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 104, 269-284.[Link]
  • Owen, L.A. and Dortch, J.M., 2014, Quaternary glaciation of the Himalayan-Tibetan orogen. Quaternary Science Reviews, 88, 14-54.[Link]
  • Gurrola, L.D., Keller, E.A., Chen, J., Owen, L.A. and Spencer, J.Q., 2014, Tectonic geomorphology of marine terraces: Santa Barbara fold belt, California. Geological Society of America, Bulletin, 126, 219-233.[Link]
  • Lee, S.Y., Seong, Y.B., Owen, L.A., Murari, M.K., Lim, H.S., Yoon, H.I. and Yoo, K.-C., 2014, Late Quaternary glaciation in the Nun-Kun massif, northwestern India. Boreas, 43, 67-89.[Link]
  • Dietsch, C., Dortch, J.M., Reynhout, S.A., Owen, L.A., Caffee, M.W. (2014) Very slow erosion rates and landscape preservation across southernwestern Ladakh Range, India. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. in press.[Link]
  • Fuchs, M., Reverman, R. Owen, L.A., Frankel, K. (2014). Reconstructing the timing of flash-floods using 10Be surface exposure dating at Leidy Creek alluvial fan and valley, White Mountains, California-Nevada, USA. Quaternary Research, in press.[Link]
  • McGill, S.F., Owen, L.A., Weldon, R.J., Kendrick, K.J., 2013, Latest Pleistocene and Holocene slip rate for the San Bernardino strand of the San Andreas Fault, Plunge Creek, Southern California: implications for strain partitioning within the southern San Andreas Fault Zone for the last 32 ka. Geological Society of America, Bulletin, 125, 48-72, doi:10.1130/B30647.1[Link]
  • Yuan, Z., Chen, J., Owen, L.A., Hedrick, K.A.*, Caffee, M.W., Li, W., Schoenbohm, L.M., Robinson, A.C., 2013, Nature and timing of large landslides within an active orogen, eastern Pamir, China. Geomorphology, 182, 49-65, doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2012.10.028.[Link]
  • Ul-Hadi, S.*, Khan, S.D., Owen, L.A., and Khan, A.S., 2013, Geomorphic response to an active transpressive regime: a case study along the Chaman strike-slip fault, Western Pakistan. Geomorphology. Earth Surface Processes and Landform, 38, 250-264.[Link]
  • Baker, A.M., Allmendinger, R.W., Owen, L.A., Rech, J.A., 2013, How much of “elastic rebound is permanent. Nature Geoscience. 6, 492-496.[Link]
  • Khan, S.F., Kamp, U. and Owen, L.A., 2013, Documenting five years of landsliding after the 2005 Kashmir earthquake, using repeat photography. Geomorphology, 197, 45-55[Link]
  • Dortch, J.M., Owen, L.A., Caffee, M.W., 2013, Timing and climatic drivers for glaciation across semi-arid western Himalayan-Tibetan orogen. Quaternary Science Reviews, 78, 188-208.[Link]
  • Ul-Hadi, S., Khan, S.D., Owen, L.A., Khan, A.S., Hedrick, K.A.* and Caffee, M.W., 2013, Slip-rates along the Chaman fault: implication for transient strain along the western Indian plate margin. Geology. Tectonophysics. 608, 389-400.[Link]
  • Hedrick, K., Owen, L.A., Rockwell, T.K., Meigs, A., Costa, C., Caffee, M.W. Masana, E. and Ahumada, E., 2013, Timing and nature of alluvial fan and strath terrace formation in the Eastern Precordillera of Argentina. Quaternary Science Reviews, 80, 143-168.[Link]
  • Wesnousky, S.G., Aranguren, R., Rengifo, M., Owen, L.A., Caffee, M.W., Murari, M.K., and Perez, O.J., 2012. Towards quantifying geomorphic rates of crustal displacement, landscape development, and the age of glaciation in the Venezuelan Andes. Geomorphology,141-142, 99-113.[Link]
  • DeVecchio, D.E., Keller, E.A., Fuchs, M., Owen, L.A., 2012, Late Pleistocene structural evolution of the Camarillo fold belt: Implications for fold growth and seismic hazard in Southern California. Lithosphere, 4, 91-109.[Link]
  • DeVecchio, D.E., Heermance, R.V., Fuchs, M., Owen, L.A., 2012, Climate-controlled landscape evolution in the Western Transverse Ranges, California: Insights from Quaternary geochronology of the Saugus Formation and strath terrace flights. Lithosphere, 4, 110-130.[Link]
  • Yuan, Z., Chen, J., Li, W., Owen, L.A., Schoenbohm, L.M., 2012, 10Be dating of Taheman large scale landslide in Eastern Pamir and paleoseimic implications. Quaternary Sciences, 32, 409-416. doi:10.3969/j.issn. 1001-7410. 2012.03.06 (In Chinese)[Link]
  • Owen, L.A., Chen, J., Hedrick, K.A.*, Caffee, M.W., Robinson, A., Schoenbohm, L.M., Zhaode, Y., Li, W., Imrecke, D., and Liu, J., 2012, Quaternary glaciation of the Tashkurgan Valley, Southeast Pamir. Quaternary Science Reviews, 47, 56-72. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2012.04.027[Link]
  • Copland, L., Sylvestre, T., Bishop, M.P., Shroder, J.F., Seong, Y.B., Owen, L.A., Bush, A. and Kamp, U., 2011, Expanded and recently increased glacier surging the Karakoram. Arctic, Alpine and Antarctic Research, 43, 503-516.[Link]
  • Dortch, J.M, Owen, L.A., Schoenbohm, L.M. and Caffee, M.W., 2011, Asymmetrical erosion and morphological development of the Ladakh Range, northern India. Geomorphology, 135, 167-180.[Link]
  • Palin, M., Earle, S., Livingstone, D., Elden, S., Lowe, J. and Owen, L.A., 2011, Honouring geographers and contemporary exploration: from the archive to the ocean at the RGS-IBG Medals and Awards Ceremony 2011. The Geographical Journal, 177, 279-287.[Link]
  • Shroder, J., Owen, L.A., Seong, Y.B.*, Bishop, M.P., Finkel, R.C., Caffee, M.W. and Kamp, U., 2011. Mass-movement denudation in the Shigar, Braldu, Baltoro, and K2 Karakoram: Quaternary International, 236, 34-47.[Link]
  • Smith, C.A.*, Lowell, T.V., Owen, L.A. and Caffee, M.C., 2011, Glacial chronology of late Pleistocene and Holocene glacial activity Nevado Illimani, Cordillera Real, Bolivia: Quaternary Research, 75, 1-10.[Link]
  • Hedrick, K.A., Seong, Y.B., Owen, L.A., Caffee, M.C. and Dietsch, C., 2011. Towards defining the transition in style and timing of Quaternary glaciation between the monsoon-influenced Greater Himalaya and the semi-arid Transhimalaya of Northern India: Quaternary International, 236, 21-33.[Link]
  • Dortch, J.M.*, Owen, L.A., Caffee, M.W. and Kamp, U., 2011, Catastrophic partial drainage of Pangong Tso, northern India and Tibet: Geomorphology, 125, 109-121.[Link]
  • Owen, L.A., Davis, T.*, Caffee, M.W., Budinger, F. and Nash, D., 2011, Surface ages and rates of erosion at the Calico Archaeological Site in the Mojave Desert, Southern California: Geomorphology, 125, 40-50. [Link]
  • Owen, L.A., Frankel, K.L., Knott, J.R., Reynhout, S.*, Finkel, R.C., Dolan, J.F. and Lee, J.  2011. Beryllium-10 terrestrial cosmogenic nuclide surface exposure dating of Quaternary landforms in Death Valley. Geomorphology, 125, 541-557. [Link]
  • Dortch, J.M.*, Dietsch, C., Owen, L.A., Caffee, M.W. and Ruppert, K.* (2011) Episodic fluvial incision of rivers and rock uplift in the Himalaya and Transhimalaya. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 168, 783-804.
  • Frankel, K.L., Dolan, J.F., Owen, L.A., Ganev, P. and Finkel, R.C., 2011, Spatial and temporal constancy of seismic strain release along an evolving segment of the Pacific-North America plate boundary. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 304, 565-576.
  • Armstrong, P., Perez, R., Owen, L.A., and Finkel, R.C., 2010, Terraces of the eastern Sierra el Mayor, northern Baja California, Mexico: relations to climate change, Colorado River response, and tectonics: Geomorphology, v. 114, p. 415-430.[Link]
  • Dortch, J.*, Owen, L.A., Caffee, M.C. and Brease, P., 2010, Late Quaternary glaciation and ELA variations of the McKinley River region, central Alaska Range: Boreas, v. 39, p. 233-246.[Link]
  • Owen, L.A., 2010, Landscape development of the Himalayan-Tibetan orogen: a review: Special Publication of the Geological Society of London, v. 338, p. 389-407.[Link]
  • Khattak, G.A.*, Owen, L.A., Kamp, U. and Harp, E.L., 2010, Evolution of earthquake-triggered landslides in the Kashmir Himalaya, northern Pakistan: Geomorphology, v. 115, p. 102-108.[Link]
  • Miller, D., Schmidt, K.M., Mahan, S.A., McGeehin, J.P., Owen, L.A., Barron, J.A., Lehmkuhl, F. and Löhrer, R., 2010, Holocene landscape response to seasonality of storms in the Mojave Desert.: Quaternary International, v. 215, p. 45-61.[Link]
  • Blisniuk, K.*, Rockwell, T., Owen, L.A., Oskin, M., Lipponett, C.*, Caffee, M.C., Dortch, J.*, 2010, Late Quaternary slip rates gradient defined using high-resolution topography and 10Be dating of offset landforms on the southern San Jacinto Fault zone, California.: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 115, B08401.[Link]
  • Owen, L.A., Yi, C., Finkel, R.C., and Davis, N., 2010, Quaternary glaciation of Gurla Mandata (Naimon’anyi): Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 29, p. 1817-1830.[Link]
  • Bishop, M.P., Bush, A., Copland, L., Kamp. U, Owen, L.A.,Seong, Y.B. and Shroder, J.F., 2010, Climate change and mountain topographic evolution in the Central Karakoram, Pakistan. Annals of Geography, v. 100, p. 1-22[Link]
  • Dortch, J.M.*, Owen, L.A. and Caffee, M.W., 2010, Quaternary glaciation in the Nubra and Shyok valley confluence, northernmost Ladakh, India: Quaternary Research, v. 74, p. 132-144.
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  • Ganev, P.N., Dolan, J.F., Blisniuk, K., Oskin, M. and Owen, L.A., 2010, Paleoseismologic evidencefor multiple Holocene earthquakes on the Calico fault: Implications forearthquake clustering in the Eastern California Shear Zone: Lithosphere, v. 4, p. 287-298. [Link]
  •  Dortch, J.M.*, Owen, L.A., Caffee, M.C., Dewen, L. and Lowell, T., 2010, Beryllium-10 surface exposure dating of glacial successions in the Central Alaska Range: Journal of Quaternary Science, 25, 1259-1269. [Link]
  • Kamp, U., Owen, L.A., Growley, B.J.* and Khattak, G.*, 2010, Back analysis of landslide susceptibility zonation mapping for the 2005 Kashmir earthquake: an assessment of the reliability of susceptibility zoning maps: Natural Hazards, v. 54, p. 1-25.[Link]
  • Rockwell, T., Gath, E., Gonzalez, T., Madden, C., Verdugo, D., Lippincott, C., Dawson, T., Owen, L.A., Fuchs, M., Cadena, A., Williams, P., Weldon, E. and Franceschi P., 2010, Neotectonics and paleoseismology of the Pedro Miguel fault zone in Panama: Earthquake hazard to the Panama Canal. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, v. 100, p. 3097-3129.
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  • Owen, L.A., Robinson, R., Benn, D.I., Finkel, R.C., Davis, N.K., Yi, C., Putkonen, J., Li, D., and Murray, A., 2009, Quaternary glaciation of Mount Everest: Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 28, p. 1412-1433.[Link]
  • Rockwell, T., Fonseca, J., Madden, C., Dawson, T., Owen, L.A., Vilanova, S. and Figueiredo, P., 2009, Palaeoseismology of the Vilarica Segment of the Manteigas-Braganca Fault in northeastern Portugal: Geological Society, London, Special Publications, v. 316, p. 237-258.[Link]
  • Seong Y.B., Owen, L.A., Yi, C., Finkel. R.C. and Schoenbohm, L., 2009, Geomorphology of anomalously high glaciated mountains at the northwestern end of Tibet: Muztag Ata and Kongur Shan: Geomorphology, v. 103, p. 227-250.[Link]
  • Adams, B.*, Dietsch, C., Owen, L.A., Caffee, M., Spotila, J. and Haneberg, B., 2009, Exhumation and incision history of the Lahul Himalaya, northern India, based on (U-Th)/He thermochronometry and terrestrial cosmogenic nuclide methods: Geomorphology, v. 107, p. 285-299.[Link]
  • Dortch, J.*, Owen, L.A., Haneberg, W.C., Caffee, M.W., Dietsch, C. and Kamp, U., 2009, Nature and timing of mega-landslides in northern India: Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 28, p. 1037-1056.[Link]
  • Seong Y.B.*, Owen, L.A., Yi, C. and Finkel, R.C., 2009, Quaternary glaciation of Muztag Ata and Kongur Shan: evidence for glacier response to rapid climate changes throughout the Late-glacial and Holocene in westernmost Tibet: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 121, p. 348-365.[Link]
  • Owen, L.A., 2009, Latest Pleistocene and Holocene glacier fluctuations in the Himalaya and Tibet: Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 28, p. 2150-2164.[Link]
  • Seong, Y.B.*, Owen, L.A., Lim, H.S., Yoon, H.I., Kim, Y., Lee, Y.I. and Caffee, M.W., 2009, Rate of Late Quaternary ice cap thinning on King George Island, South Shetland Islands, West Antarctica defined by cosmogenic 36Cl surface exposure dating: Boreas, v. 38, p. 207-213.[Link]
  • Seong, Y.B.*, Owen, L.A., Caffee, M.W., Kamp, U., Bishop, M.P., Bush, A., Copland, L. and Shroder, J.F., 2009, Rates of basin-wide rockwall retreat in the K2 region of the Central Karakoram defined by terrestrial cosmogenic nuclide 10Be: Geomorphology, v. 107, p. 254-262.[Link]
  • Copland, L., Pope, S.*, Bishop, M.P., Shroder, J.F., Clendon, P., Bush, A., Kamp, U., Seong, Y.B.* and Owen, L.A., 2009, Glacier velocities across the central Karakoram: Annals of Glaciology, v. 50(52), p. 41-49.[Link]
  • Lee, J., Stockli, D.F., Owen, L.A., Finkel, R.C. and Kislitsyn, R., 2009, Exhumation of the Inyo Mountains, California: Implications for the timing of extension along the western boundary of the Basin Range Province and distribution of dextral fault slip rates across the Eastern California Shear Zone : Tectonics, v. 28, no. TC1001.[Link]
  • Owen, L.A., Thackray, G., Anderson, R.S., Briner, J., Kaufman, D., Roe, G., Pfeffer, W. and Yi, C., 2009, Integrated research on mountain glaciers: current status, priorities and future prospects: Geomorphology, v. 103, p. 158-171.[Link]
  • Seong Y.B., Bishop, M.P., Bush, A., Clendon, P., Copland, P., Finkel. R., Kamp, U., Owen, L.A., and Shroder, J.F., 2009, Landforms and landscape evolution in the Skardu, Shigar and Braldu Valleys, Central Karakoram: Geomorphology, v. 103, p. 251-267.[Link]
  • Owen, L.A., Kamp, U., Khattak, G.A.*, Harp, E.L., Keefer, D.K. and Bauer, M.A., 2008, Landslides triggered by the October 8, 2005, Kashmir Earthquake: Geomorphology, no. 94, p. 1-9.[Link]
  • Seong Y.B.*, Owen, L.A., Bishop, M.P., Bush, A., Clendon, P., Copland, P., Finkel. R., Kamp, U. and Shroder, J.F., 2008, Rates of fluvial bedrock incision within an actively uplifting orogen: Central Karakoram Mountains, northern Pakistan: Geomorphology, no. 97, p. 274-286.[Link]
  • Kamp, U., Growley, B.J., Khattak, G.A. and Owen, L.A., 2008, GIS-based landslide susceptibility mapping for the 2005 Kashmir Earthquake Region.: Geomorphology, v. 101, p. 631-642.[Link]
  • Fuchs, M. and Owen, L.A., 2008, Luminescence dating of glacial and associated sediments: review, recommendations and future directions: Boreas, v. 37, p. 636-659.[Link]
  • Thackray, G.D., Owen, L.A., and Yi, C., 2008, Timing and nature of late Quaternary mountain glaciation: Journal of Quaternary Science, v. 23, p. 503-508.[Link]
  • Spelz, R.M., Fletcher, J.M., Owen, L.A. and Caffee, M.W., 2008, Quaternary alluvial-fan development, climate and morphologic dating of faults scarps in Laguna Salada, Baja California, Mexico: Geomorphology, v. 102, p. 578-594.[Link]
  • Owen, L.A., Caffee, M.W., Finkel, R.C. and Seong, B.Y, 2008, Quaternary glaciations of the Himalayan-Tibetan orogen: Journal of Quaternary Science, v. 23, p. 513-532.[Link]
  • Arboleya, M.-L., Babault, J., Owen, L.A., Teixell, A. and Finkel, R.C., 2008, Timing and nature of fluvial incision in the Ouarzazate foreland basin, Morocco: Journal of the Geological Society, London, no. 165, p. 1059-1073.[Link]
  • Le, K.*, Lee, J., Owen, L.A. and Finkel, R.C., 2007, Late Quaternary slip rates along the Sierra Nevada frontal fault zone, California: slip partitioning across the western margin of the Eastern California Shear Zone/Basin and Range Province: GSA Bulletin, no. 119, p. 240-256.[Link]
  • Owen, L.A., Bright, J., Finkel, R.C., Jaiswal, M.K., Kaufman, D., Mahan, S., Schneider, J.S., Sharp, W., Singhvi, A.K. and Warren, C.N., 2007, Numerical dating of a Late Quaternary spit-shoreline complex at the northern end of Silver Lake, Mojave Desert, California: Quaternary International, no. 166, p. 87-100.[Link]
  • Frankel, K.L., Brantley, K.S., Dolan, J.F., Finkel, R.C., Klinger, R.E., Knott, J.R., Machette, M.N., Owen, L.A., Phillips, F.M., Slate, J.L., Wenicke, B.P., 2007, Cosmogenic 10Be and 36Cl geochronology of offset alluvial fans along the northern Death Valley fault zone: Implications for transient strain in the eastern California shear zone: Journal of Geophysical Research – Solid Earth, no. 112, p. B06407, doi:10.1029/2006JB004350.[Link]
  • Seong, Y.B., Lim, H.S., Yoon, H.I., Lee, Y.I., Kim, Y. and Owen, L.A., 2007, A preliminary geomorphic overview of Late Quaternary glacier fluctuations in the South Shetland Islands, West Antartica: Journal of the Korean Geographical Society, no. 41, p. 513-526.[Link]
  • Gupta, A., Kale, V.S., Owen, L.A., and Singhvi, A.K., 2007, Late Quaternary bedrock incision in the Narmada river at Dardi Falls: Current Science, no. 93, p. 564-567.[Link]
  • Frankel, K.L., Dolan, J.F., Finkel, R.C., Owen, L.A., Hoeft, J.S., 2007, Spatial variations in slip rate along the Death Valley-Fish Lake Valley fault system determined from LiDAR topographic data and cosmogenic 10Be geochronology: Geophysical Research Letters, no. 34, p. LI8303, doi:10.1029/2007GL030549.[Link]
  • Seong Y.B.*, Owen, L.A., Bishop, M.P., Bush, A., Clendon, P., Copland, P., Finkel. R., Kamp, U. and Shroder, J.F., 2007, Quaternary Glacial History of the Central Karakoram: Quaternary Science Reviews, no. 26, p. 3384-3405.[Link]
  • Barnard, P.L.*, Owen, L.A. and Finkel, R.C., 2006, Quaternary fans and terraces in the Khumbu Himalaya, south of Mt. Everest: their characteristics, age and formation: Journal of the Geological Society, London, no. 163, p. 383-400.[Link]
  • Owen, L.A., Caffee, M., Bovard, K.*, Finkel, R.C. and Sharma, M., 2006, Terrestrial cosmogenic surface exposure dating of the oldest glacial successions in the Himalayan orogen: Geological Society of America Bulletin, no. 118, p. 383-392.[Link]
  • Barnard, P.L.*, Owen, L.A., Finkel, R.C. and Asahi, K., 2006, Landscape response to deglaciation in a high relief, monsoon-influenced alpine environment, Langtang Himal, Nepal: Quaternary Science Reviews, no. 25, p. 2162-2176.[Link]
  • Yi, C., Zhu, L., Seong, Y.B.*, Owen, L.A. and Finkel, R.C., 2006, A lateglacial rock avalanche event in the Tianchi Lake, Tien Shan, Xinjiang: Quaternary International, no. 154-155, p. 26-31.[Link]
  • Owen, L.A. Finkel, R. C., Ma Haizhou and Barnard, P.L.*, 2006, Late Quaternary landscape evolution in the Kunlun Mountains and Qaidam Basin, Northern Tibet: a framework for examining the links between glaciation, lake level changes and alluvial fan formation: Quaternary International, no. 154-155, p. 73-86.[Link]
  • Meltzner, A.J., Rockwell, T.K. and Owen, L.A., 2006, Recent and long-term behavior of the Brawley fault Zone, Imperial Valley, California: An escalation in slip rate: Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, no. 96, p. 2304-2328.[Link]
  • Benn, D.I., Owen, L.A., Finkel, R.C. and Clemmens, S., 2006, Pleistocene Lake Outburst Floods and Fan Formation along the Eastern Sierra Nevada: Implications for the Interpretation of Intermontane Lacustrine Records: Quaternary Science Reviews, no. 25, p. 2729-2748.[Link]
  • Kent, G.M., Babcock, J.M., Driscoll, N.W., Harding, A.J., Dingler, J.A., Seitz, G.G., Gardner, J.V., Mayer, L.A., Goldman, C.R., Heyvaert, A.C., Richards, R.C., Karlin, R., Morgan, C.W., Gayes, P.T. and Owen, L.A., 2005, 60 k.y. record of extension across the western boundary of the Basin and Range province: Estimate of slip rates from offset shoreline terraces and a catastrophic slide beneath Lake Tahoe: Geology, no. 33, p. 365–368.[Link]
  • Owen, L.A., Finkel, R.C., Barnard, P.L.*, Ma, H., Asahi, K., Caffee, M.W. and Derbyshire, E., 2005, Climatic and topographic controls on the style and timing of Late Quaternary glaciation throughout Tibet and the Himalaya defined by 10Be cosmogenic radionuclide surface exposure dating: Quaternary Science Reviews, no. 24, p. 1391-1411.[Link]
  • Lehmkuhl, F and Owen, L.A., 2005, Late Quaternary glaciation of Tibet and the bordering mountains: a review: Boreas, no. 34, p. 87-100.[Link]
  • Owen, L.A. and Benn, D.I., 2005, Equilibrium-line altitudes of the Last Glacial Maximum for the Himalaya and Tibet: an assessment and evaluation of results: Quaternary International, no. 138/139, p. 55-78.[Link]
  • Benn, D.I., Owen, L.A., Osmaston, H.A., Seltzer, G.O., Porter, S.C. and Mark, B., 2005, Reconstruction of equilibrium-line altitudes for tropical and sub-tropical glaciers: Quaternary International, no. 138/139, p. 8-21.[Link]
  • Wesnousky S. G., Barron, A. D., Briggs, R. W., Caskey, S. J., Kumar, S. and Owen, L., 2005, Paleoseismic transect across the northern Great Basin: Journal of Geophysical Research, no. 110, p. B05408, doi:10.1029/2004JB003283.[Link]
  • Spencer, J.Q. and Owen, L.A., 2004, Optically stimulated luminescence dating of Late Quaternary glaciogenic sediments in the upper Hunza valley: validating the timing of glaciation and assessing dating methods: Quaternary Sciences Reviews, no. 23, p. 175-191.[Link]
  • Van der Woerd, J., Owen, L.A., Tapponnier, P., Xiwei X., Kervyn, F., Finkel, R.C. Barnard, P.L., 2004, Giant, M~8 earthquake-triggered, ice avalanches in the eastern Kunlun Shan (Northern Tibet): characteristics, nature and dynamics: Geological Society of America Bulletin, no. 116, p. 394-406.[Link]
  • Barnard, P.L.*, Owen, L.A. and Finkel, R.C., 2004, Style and timing of glacial and paraglacial sedimentation in a monsoonal influenced high Himalayan environment, the upper Bhagirathi Valley, Garhwal Himalaya: Sedimentary Geology, no. 165, p. 199-221.[Link]
  • Barnard, P.L.*, Owen, L.A., Sharma, M.C. and Finkel, R.C., 2004, Late Quaternary (Holocene) landscape evolution of a monsoon-influenced high Himalayan valley, Gori Ganga, Nanda Devi, NE Garhwal: Geomorphology, no. 61, p. 91-110.[Link]
  • Finkel, R.C., Owen, L.A., Barnard, P.L.* and Caffee, M.W., 2003, Beryllium-10 dating of Mount Everest moraines indicates a strong monsoonal influence and glacial synchroneity throughout the Himalaya: Geology, no. 31, p. 561-564.[Link]
  • Cunningham, D., Owen, L.A., Snee, L.W. and Li Jiliang, 2003, Structural framework of a major intracontinental orogenic termination zone: the extreme easternmost Tien Shan, China: Journal of the Geological Society, London, no. 160, p. 575-590.[Link]
  • Owen, L.A., Spencer, J.Q. , Ma Haizhou, Barnard, P.L.*, Derbyshire, E., Finkel, R.C., Caffee, M.W. and Zeng Yong Nian, 2003, Timing of Late Quaternary glaciation along the southwestern slopes of the Qilian Shan: Boreas, no. 32, p. 281-291.[Link]
  • Owen, L.A., Finkel, R.C., Minnich, R. and Perez, A.*, 2003, Extreme southern margin of Late Quaternary glaciation in North America: timing and controls: Geology, no. 31, p. 729-732.[Link]
  • Owen, L.A., Finkel, R.C., Ma, H., Spencer, J.Q. , Derbyshire, E., Barnard, P.L.* and Caffee, M.W., 2003, Timing and style of Late Quaternary glaciations in NE Tibet. Geological Society of America: Bulletin, no. 11, p. 1356-1364.[Link]
  • Owen, L.A., Ma Haizhou, Derbyshire, E., Spencer, J.Q., Barnard, P.L.*, Zeng Yong Nian, Finkel, R.C. and Caffee, M.W., 2003, The timing and style of Late Quaternary glaciation in the La Ji Mountains, NE Tibet: evidence for restricted glaciation during the latter part of the Last Glacial: Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, no. 130, p. 263-276.[Link]
  • Owen, L.A., Derbyshire, E. and Scott, C.H., 2002, Contemporary sediment production and transfer in high-altitude glaciers: Sedimentary Geology, v. 155, p. 13-36.[Link]
  • Benn, D.I. and Owen, L.A., 2002, Himalayan glacial sedimentary environments: a framework for reconstructing and dating former glacial extents in high mountain regions: Quaternary International, v. 97-98, p. 3-26.[Link]
  • Yang, X., Zhu, Z., Jaekel, D., Owen, L.A. and Han, J., 2002, Late Quaternary palaeoenvironmental change and landscape evolution along the Keriya River, Xingjiang, China: the relationship between high mountain glaciation and landscape evolution in foreland desert regions: Quaternary International, v. 97-98, p. 155-166.[Link]
  • Owen, L.A., Kamp, U., Spencer, J.Q. and Haserodt, K., 2002, Timing and style of Late Quaternary glaciation in the eastern Hindu Kush, Chitral, northern Pakistan: a review and revision of the glacial chronology based on new optically stimulated luminescence dating: Quaternary International, v. 97-98, p. 41-56.[Link]
  • Owen, L.A., Finkel, R.C., Caffee, M.W., Gualtieri, L, 2002, Timing of multiple glaciations during the Late Quaternary in the Hunza Valley, Karakoram Mountains, Northern Pakistan: defined by cosmogenic radionuclide dating of moraines: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 114, p. 593-604.[Link]
  • Owen, L.A., Finkel, R.C. and Caffee, M.W., 2002, A note on the extent of glaciation throughout the Himalaya during the global Last Glacial Maximum: Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 21, p. 147-157.[Link]
  • Owen, L.A. Gualtieri, L., Finkel, R.C., Caffee, M.W., Benn, D.I., Sharma, M.C., 2001, Cosmogenic radionuclide dating of glacial landforms in the Lahul Himalaya, Northern India: defining the timing of Late Quaternary glaciation: Journal of Quaternary Science, v. 16, p. 555-563.[Link]
  • Lee, J., Spencer, J.Q. and Owen, L.A., 2001, Holocene slip rates along the Owens Valley fault, California: implications for the recent evolution of the Eastern California Shear Zone: Geology, v. 29, p. 819–822.[Link]
  • Barnard, P.L.*, Owen, L.A., Sharma, M.C.* and Finkel, R.C., 2001, Natural and human-induced landsliding in the Garhwal Himalaya of Northern India: Geomorphology, v. 40, p. 21-35.[Link]
  • Derbyshire, E., Fort, M. and Owen, L.A., 2001, Geomorphological hazards along the Karakoram Highway: Khunjerab Pass to the Gilgit River, Northern Pakistan: Erdkunde, v. 55, p. 49-71 and Appendix.[Link]
  • Richards. B.W.M.*, Benn, D. I., Owen, L.A., Rhodes, E.J. and Spencer, J.Q., 2000, Timing of Late Quaternary glaciations south of Mount Everest in the Khumbu Himal, Nepal: Geological Society of American Bulletin, v. 112, p. 1621-1632.[Link]
  • Richards, B.W.M.*, Owen, L.A. and Rhodes, E.J., 2000, Timing of Late Quaternary glaciations in the Himalayas of northern Pakistan: Journal of Quaternary Science, v. 15, p. 283-297.[Link]
  • Owen, L.A., Scott, C.H.*, Derbyshire, E, 2000, The Quaternary glacial history of Nanga Parbat: Quaternary International, v. 65/66, p. 63-79.[Link]
  • Owen, L.A., Cunningham, D., Windley, B.F., Badamgarov, J and Dorjnamjaa, D., 1999, The landscape evolution of Nemegt Uul: a late Cenozoic transpressional uplift in the Gobi Altai, southern Mongolia: Geological Society, London, Special Publications, v. 162, p. 1-18.[Link]
  • Owen, L.A., Cunningham, W.D., Richards, B.*, Rhodes, E.J., Windley, B.F., Dornjamjaa, D., Badamgarav, J., 1999, Timing of formation of forebergs in the northeastern Gobi Altai, Mongolia: implications for estimating mountain uplift rates and earthquake recurrence intervals: Journal of the Geological Society, London, v. 156, p. 457-464.[Link]
  • Owen, L.A., 1998, Timing and style of glaciation in the Himalaya: Journal of Himalayan Geology, v. 18, p. 37-45.[Link]
  • Owen, L.A., Richards, B.*, Rhodes, E.J., Cunningham, W.D., Windley, B.F., Badamgarav, J., Dorjnamjaa, D., 1998, Relic permafrost structures in the Gobi of Mongolia: age and significance: Journal of Quaternary Science, v. 13, p. 539-548.[Link]
  • Owen, L.A. and Sharma, M.C.*, 1998, Rates and magnitudes of paraglacial fan formation in the Garhwal Himalaya: implications for landscape evolution: Geomorphology, v. 26, p. 171-184.[Link]
  • Owen, L.A. and England, J., 1998, Observations on rock glaciers in the Himalayas and Karakoram Mountains of northern Pakistan and India: Geomorphology, v. 26, p. 199-213.[Link]
  • Owen, L.A., Derbyshire, E. and Fort, M., 1998, The Quaternary glacial history of the Himalaya: Quaternary Proceedings, no. 6, p. 91-120.[Link]
  • Lehmkuhl, F., Owen, L.A. and Derbyshire, E., 1998, Late Quaternary glacial history of northeastern Tibet: Quaternary Proceedings, v. 6, p. 121-142.[Link]
  • Benn, D. and Owen, L.A., 1998, The role of the Indian summer monsoon and the mid-latitude westerlies in Himalayan glaciation: review and speculative discussion: Journal of the Geological Society, London, v. 155, p. 353-363.[Link]
  • Owen, L.A., Mitchell, W., Bailey, R.M.*, Coxon, P. and Rhodes, E., 1997, Style and timing of Glaciation in the Lahul Himalaya, northern India: a framework for reconstructing late Quaternary palaeoclimatic change in the western Himalayas: Journal of Quaternary Science, v. 12, p. 83-109.[Link]
  • Owen, L.A., Windley, B.F., Cunningham, W.D., Badamgarov, G. and Dorjnamjaa, D., 1997, Quaternary alluvial fans in the Gobi Desert, southern Mongolia: evidence for neotectonics and climate change: Journal of Quaternary Science, v. 12, p. 239-252.[Link]
  • Derbyshire, E. and Owen, L.A., 1997, Quaternary glacial history of the Karakoram Mountains and Northwest Himalayas: a review: Quaternary International, v. 38/39, p. 85-102.[Link]
  • Cunningham, W.D., Windley, B.F., Owen, L.A., Barry, T., Dorjnamjaa, and Badamgarav, 1997, Geometry and style of partitioned deformation within a Late Cenozoic transpressional zone in the eastern Gobi Altai Mountains, Mongolia: Tectonophysics, v. 277, p. 285-306.[Link]
  • Sharma, M.C.* and Owen, L.A., 1996, Quaternary glacial history of NW Garhwal Himalayas: Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 15, p. 335-365.[Link]
  • Owen, L.A., Sharma, M.* and Bigwood, R.*, 1996, Landscape modification and geomorphological consequences of the 20 October 1991 earthquake and the July – August 1992 monsoon in the Garhwal Himalaya: Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, v. 103, p. 359-372.[Link]
  • Owen, L.A., Derbyshire, E., Richardson, S.*, Benn, D.I., Evans, D.J.A. and Mitchell, W.A., 1996, The Quaternary glacial history of the Lahul Himalaya, Northern India: Journal of Quaternary Science, v. 11, p. 25-42.[Link]
  • Owen, L.A., 1996, Quaternary lacustrine deposits in a high-energy semi-arid mountain environment, Karakoram Mountains, northern Pakistan: Journal of Quaternary Science, v. 11, p. 461-483.[Link]
  • Coxon, P., Owen, L.A. and Mitchell, W.A., 1996, A late Quaternary catastrophic flood in the Lahul Himalayas: Journal of Quaternary Science, v. 11, p. 495-510.[Link]
  • Owen, L.A., Benn, D.I., Derbyshire, E., Evans, D.J.A., Mitchell, W.A., Thompson, D., Richardson, S.*, Lloyd, M.* and Holden, C.*, 1995, The geomorphology and landscape evolution of the Lahul Himalaya, Northern India: Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, v. 39, p. 145-174.[Link]
  • Evans, D.J.A., Owen, L.A. and Roberts, D.*, 1995, Stratigraphy and sedimentology of Devansian (Dimlington Stadial) glacial deposits, east Yorkshire, England: Journal of Quaternary Science, v. 10, p. 241-265.[Link]
  • Davison, I, Al-Kadasi, M., Al-Khirbash, S., Al-Subbary, A.K., Baker, J., Blakey, S., Bosence, D., Dart, C., Owen, L.A., Menzie, M., McClay, K., Nichols, G. and Yelland, A, 1994, Geological evolution of the southern Red Sea rift-margin: Republic of Yemen: Geological Society of American Bulletin, v. 106, p. 1474-1493.[Link]
  • Owen, L.A., White, B., Rendell, H. and Derbyshire, E., 1992, Loessic silts in the western Himalayas: their sedimentology, genesis and age: Catena, v. 19, p. 493-509.[Link]
  • Derbyshire, E., Wang, J., Jin Z., Billard, A., Egels, Y., Kasser, M., Jones, D.K.C., Muxart, T and Owen, L.A., 1991, Landslides in the Gansu Loess of China: Catena, v. 20, p. 119-145.[Link]
  • Owen, L.A., 1991, Mass movement deposits in the Karakoram Mountains: their sedimentary characteristics, recognition and role in Karakoram landform evolution: Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, v. 35, p. 401-424.[Link]
  • Owen, L.A., 1989, Terraces, uplift and climate in the Karakoram Mountains, Northern Pakistan: Karakoram intermontane basin evolution: Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, no. 76, p. 117-146.[Link]
  • Owen, L. A. and Derbyshire, E., 1989, The Karakoram glacial depositional system: Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, v. 76, p. 33-74.[Link]
  • Owen, L.A., 1988, The palaeontology and geochemistry of the Gastrioceras cancellatum Marine Band, on the Glyn Neath Bank, North Crop of the South Wales Coal Field: Mercian Geologist, v. 11, p. 161-170.[Link]
  • Owen, L.A., 1988, Neotectonics and glacial deformation in the Karakoram Mountains and Nanga Parbat Himalaya: Tectonophysics, v. 163, p. 227-265.[Link]

Books

  • Pickering, K.T. and Owen, L.A., 1997, An Introduction to Global Environmental Issues (2nd Edition): London: Routledge.
  • Pickering, K.T. and Owen, L.A., 1997, Instructor's manual for an Introduction to Global Environmental Issues: London: Routledge.
  • Pickering, K.T. and Owen, L.A., 1994, An Introduction to Global Environmental Issues: London: Routledge.

Book Chapter

  • Owen, L.A. (2017). Late Quaternary glacier fluctuations in the Himalaya and adjacent mountains. In: Prins, H.T. and Namgail, T. (eds.) Bird Migration Across the Himalayas: wetland functioning amidst mountains and glaciers. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 155–176.
  • Arkle, J., Owen, L.A., Webber, J. (2017). Trinidad and Tobago.  In: Allen, C.D. (2017; ed.), Landscapes and Landforms of the Lesser Antilles. Springer, New York, 267-291.
  • Benn, D.I., Bradwell, T. and Owen, L.A. (2016). Glacial landforms and deposits. In: Ballantyne, C. and Lowe, J.J. (ed.) The Quaternary of the Isle of Skye: Field Guide. Quaternary Research Association, London, p. 41-56.
  • Owen, L.A. (2014) Himalayan landscapes of India. In: V. S. Kale (ed.), Landscapes and Landforms of India, World Geomorphological Landscapes. Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht, 41-52.
  • Owen, L.A. (2013) Tectonic geomorphology: a perspective. In: Owen, L.A. (Ed. 2013) Tectonic Geomorphology. Treatise in Geomorphology, vol. 5, Academic Press, San Diego, p 3-12.
  • Frankel, K.L. and Owen, L.A. (2013) Transform plate margins and strike-slip fault systems. In: Owen, L.A. (Ed. 2013) Tectonic Geomorphology. Treatise in Geomorphology, vol. 5, Academic Press, San Diego, p. 37-70.
  • Kamp, U. and Owen, L.A. (2013) Polygenetic landscapes. In: Owen, L.A. (Ed. 2013) Tectonic Geomorphology. Treatise in Geomorphology, vol. 5, Academic Press, San Diego, p. 370-393.
  • Kondo, H. and Owen, L.A. (2013). Paleoseismology. In: Owen, L.A. (Ed. 2013) Tectonic Geomorphology. Treatise in Geomorphology, vol. 5, Academic Press, San Diego, p. 267-299. 
  • Owen, L.A. (2011) Quaternary glaciation of Northern India. In: Elhers, J., Gibbard, P. and Hughes, P.D. (eds), Quaternary Glaciations - Extent and Chronology: a closer look. Developments in Quaternary Science, volume 15, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2nd Edition, 929-942.
  • Kamp, U. and Owen, L.A. (2011) Late Quaternary Glaciation of Northern Pakistan. . In: Elhers, J., Gibbard, P. and Hughes, P.D. (eds), Quaternary Glaciations - Extent and Chronology: a closer look. Developments in Quaternary Science, volume 15, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 909-927.
  • Owen, L.A., 2006, Quaternary Glaciation. in eds. Kreutzmann, H., Karakoram in Transition – Culture, development, and ecology in the Hunza Valley: Karachi: Oxford University Press, p. 12-23.
  • Owen, L.A., 2004, The Late Quaternary glaciation of Northern India. in eds. Elhers, J. and Gibbard, P., Extent and Chronology of Glaciations Volume 3: Amsterdam: Elsevier, p. 201-210.
  • Owen, L.A. and Derbyshire, E., 2004, Glacial Environments. in eds. Fookes, P.G., Lee, E. M. and Milligan, G., Handbook of Engineering Geomorphology: Caithness: Whittles Publishing, p. 345-375.
  • Owen, L.A., 2004, Cenozoic evolution of global mountain systems. in eds. Owens, P.N. and Slaymaker, O., Mountain Geomorphology: London: Edward Arnold, p. 33-58.[Link]
  • Benn, D.I., Kirkbride, M.P., Owen, L.A. and Brazier, V., 2003, Glaciated valley landsystems. in eds. Evans, D.J., Glacial Landsystems: London: Edward Arnold, p. 372-406.[Link]
  • Searle, M.P. and Owen, L.A., 1999, The evolution of the Indus River in relation to topographic uplift, erosion, climate and geology of western Tibet, the Transhimalayan and High Himalayan Ranges. in eds. Meadows, A. and Meadows, P., The Indus River: Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 210-230.
  • Davison, I., Tatnell, M.*, Owen, L.A., Jenkins, G.* and Baker, J.A., 1998, Tectonic geomorphology and rates of crustal processes along the Red Sea margin, NW Yemen. in eds. Purser, B.H. and Bosence, D.W.J., Sedimentation and Tectonics in Rift Basins: Red Sea and Gulf of Aden: London: Chapman Hall, p. 595-612.
  • Derbyshire, E. and Owen, L.A., 1996, Glacioaeolian processes, sediments and landforms. in eds. Menzies, J., Past Glacial Environments: sediments, forms and techniques: Chichester: Wiley, p. 213-237.
  • Owen, L.A., Sharma, M.C.* and Bigwood, R.*, 1995, Mass movement hazard in the Garhwal Himalaya: the effects of the 20 October 1991 Garhwal earthquake and the July-August 1992 monsoon season. in eds. McGregor, D.F.M. and Thompson, D.A., Geomorphology and Land Management in a Changing Environment: Chichester: Wiley, p. 69-88.
  • Owen, L.A., 1994, Global geology and world development. in eds. Unwin, T., Atlas of World Development: Chichester: Wiley, p. 40-41.
  • Owen, L.A., 1994, Glacial and non-glacial diamictons in the Karakoram Mountains. in eds. Croots, D. and Warren, W., The formation and deformation of glacial deposits: Rotterdam: A.A. Balkema, p. 9-29.
  • Shroder, J.F., Owen, L.A. and Derbyshire, E., 1993, Quaternary Glacial history of the Karakoram and Nanga Parbat Himalaya. in eds. Shroder, J.F., Himalaya to the Sea: Geology, Geomorphology and the Quaternary: London: Routledge, p. 132-158.
  • Owen L.A. and Derbyshire, E., 1993, Quaternary and Holocene intermontane basin sedimentation in the Karakoram Mountains. in eds. Shroder, J.F., Himalaya to the Sea: Geology, Geomorphology and the Quaternary: London: Routledge, p. 108-131.
  • Derbyshire, E. and Owen, L.A., 1990, Quaternary Alluvial Fans in the Karakoram Mountains. in eds. A.H. Rachocki and Church, M., Alluvial Fans: A field approach: Chichester: John Wiley & Sons Ltd, p. 27-53.
  • Owen, L.A. and Derbyshire, E., 1988, Glacially deformed diamictons in the Karakoram Mountains, Northern Pakistan. in eds. Croots, D., Glaciotectonics: Rotterdam: A. A. Balkema, p. 149-176.
  • Owen, L.A., 1988, Wet-sediment deformation of Quaternary and Recent sediments in the Skardu Basin, Karakoram Mountains, Pakistan. in eds. Croots, D., Glaciotectonics: Rotterdam: A. A. Balkema, p. 123-147.

Encyclopedia Article

  • Owen, L.A. (2013) Late Quaternary glaciations in Highland Asia. In: Scott E.A (ed.) Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science, Vol. 2, pp. 236-244. Elsevier, Amsterdam.
  • Owen, L.A. (2013) Tectonic uplift and continental configurations. In: Scott E.A (ed.) Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science, Vol. 2, pp.127-135. Elsevier, Amsterdam.
  • Owen, L.A., 2006, Tectonic uplift and continental configurations. in Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science. 2(v.), pp. 1011-1016. Oxford: Elsevier.
  • Owen, L.A., 2006, Late Quaternary glaciation in Highland Asia. in Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science. 2(v.), pp. 1109-1115. Oxford: Elsevier.
  • Owen, L.A., 2001, Himalayan-Tibetan uplift and global climate change. in Oxford Companion to the Earth, pp. 507-510. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Owen, L.A., 2001, Loess deposition and palaeoclimate. in Oxford Companion to the Earth, pp. 618-622. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Owen, L.A., 2001, Mountain Geomorphology. in Oxford Companion to the Earth, pp. 708-713. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Invited Publication

  • Owen, L.A., 2008, How Tibet might keep its edge.: Nature, v. 455, p. 748, 749.[Link]

Popular Magazine Article

  • Owen, L.A. 1996. High roads high risks. Geographical Magazine, pp. 12-15.
  • Owen, L.A. 1996. Earth Shattering News. Geographical Magazine, pp. 12-14.
  • Owen, L.A. 1995. Shaping the Himalayas. Geographical Magazine, pp. 23-25.
  • Owen, L.A. 1993. Radon: a new environmental health hazard. Journal of Geography, pp. 194-198.
  • Butler, R.W.H., Owen, L.A. and Prior, D.J. 1988. Flashfloods, earthquakes and uplift in the Pakistan Himalayas. Geology Today, pp. 197-202.

Review

  • Owen, L.A. 1999. "Tectonic uplift and climate change." Quaternary Science Reviews 18, 881-882.

Honors & Awards

  • Elected Fellow of the Geological Society of America, 2011.
  • Awarded the Busk Medal of the Royal Geographic Society, 2011.
  • Elected Fellow of the Graduate School (University of Cincinnati), 2009.
  • Elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, 1995.
  • President's Award of the Geological Society of London, 1992.
  • Fellow of the Geological Society of London, 1986.

Experience & Service

Work Experience

  • 2008 to Present, Professor and Head of Department, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati.
  • 2007 to 2008, Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
  • 2004 to 2007, Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
  • 2001 to 2004, Associate Professor, University of California, Riverside, CA.
  • 1997 to 2001, Assistant Professor, University of California, Riverside, CA.
  • 1991 to 1997, Lecturer, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK.
  • 1989 to 1991, Lecturer, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong.
  • 1989 to 1989, Geomorphologist, Geomorphological Services, Ltd., UK.

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

  • Geological Society of America,
  • American Geophysical Union,
  • Geological Society of London,
  • Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division of GSA,

Courses Taught

  • -GEOL-1009 NATURAL HAZARDS

  • -GEOL-3080 TRINIDAD LANDSCAPES

  • -GEOL-1002 FRESHMAN SEMINAR II: EARTH SURFACE PROCESSES AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

  • -GEOL-6041 HIMALAYAN LANDSCAPES
    [Link]
  • -GEOL-6021 HIMALAYAN LANDSCAPES FIELDTRIP
    [Link]
  • -GEOL-6011 QUATERNARY GEOLOGY

Additional Information

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