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Elizabeth Orr

Title: Graduate Assistant
Email: orreh@mail.uc.edu

My research interests lie in understanding the role of formative and denudational surface processes within the topographic and structural evolution of Earth’s high altitude mountain belts.
 

Education

  • MSc. Quaternary Science, Royal Holloway, University of London, London, 2013.
  • BSc. Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK, 2009.
  • PhDc. Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology of the Himalayan-Tibetan orogen, University of Cincinnati, 2015.

Research Information

Research Support

  • Graduate Student Research Grant, Geological Society of America. 1250. 2015 to 2016. Status: Completed.
  • Young Explorer Grant, National Geographic . 5000. 2015 to 2016. Status: Completed.
  • PRIME Laboratory Seed Grant, PRIME Lab, Purdue University. 10800. Status: Active.
  • GSGA Research Fellowship, GSGA, University of Cincinnati. 2400. 2016 to 2017.
  • Graduate Student Research Grant, Geological Society of America. 1800. 2016 to 2017. Status: Active.
  • GSGA Research Fellowship Grant, GSGA, University of Cincinnati . 2400. 2018 to 2019. Status: Active.

Publications

Peer-reviewed Publications

  • Orr, E.N., Owen, L.A., Murari, M., Saha, S., Caffee, M., (2017). The timing and extent of Quaternary glaciation of Stok, northern Zanskar Range, Transhimalaya, of northern India. Geomorphology, 284 (1), 142.
  • Orr, E.N., Owen, L.A., Saha, S., Caffee, M.W., (2018). Quaternary glaciation of the Lato Massif, Zanskar Range of the NW Himalaya. Quaternary Science Reviews, 183 (1), 140-156.
  • Saha, S., Owen,L.A., Orr,E.N., Caffee,M.W., (2018). Timing and nature of Holocene glacier advances at the northwestern end of the Himalayan-Tibetan orogen. Quaternary Science Reviews, 187 (1), 177-202.
  • Chang, X., Hou, M., Liu, X., Orr, E., Deng, M., Chao, H., Wang,S., Xiao,C (2018). Abundant microspherules from the Upper Ordovician of northern Tarim Basin, Northwest China: Origin and palaeoenvironmental implications. Geological Journal.

Invited Publications

  • Elizabeth Orr (2017). Put safety first. Nature (551), 663-665.

Presentations & Lectures

Invited Presentations

  • Orr, E, N (2016). ‘Strong is the new pretty’- tales of early-career female geologists GSA 2016 Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado.

Paper Presentations

  • Orr, E. N., Owen, L. A., Saha, S., (12-2017). Determining the rates and drivers of headwall erosion in glaciated catchments of the NW Himalaya, New Orleans.

Poster Presentations

  • Orr, E.N., Owen, L.A., Saha, S., (2016). Interaction between climate and erosion in high altitude mountain environments: the effect of precipitation gradients upon headwall erosion in northern India, NW Himalaya GSA 2016 Annual Meeting, Denver and North Central 2016, Illinois, 2016 TPE Conference, Ohio..
  • Orr, E.N., Owen, L.A., Murari, M., Saha, S., Caffee, M., (2016). The timing and extent of Quaternary glaciation of Stok, northern Zanskar Range, Transhimalaya, of northern India, Annual Meeting, Denver and North Central 2016, Illinois, 2016 TPE Conference, Ohio..
  • Saha, S., Orr, E.N., Owen, L.A., (2016). Reconstruction high-resolution Holocene glacial chronostratigraphies in the Himalaya GSA 2016 Annual Meeting, Denver, 2016 TPE Conference, Ohio..
  • Saha, S., Orr, E.N., Owen, L.A., (2016). Reconstructing Late Holocene glacial advances in the NW Himalaya, northern India by resolving the problem of too-old (inherited) surface exposure ages on young moraines GSA 2016 Annual Meeting, Denver.

Honors & Awards

  • Geological Society of America Graduate Student Research Poster Award, Geological Society of America, 2016 to 2016.

Experience & Service

Work Experience

  • 09-2017 to 09-2018, 'Quaternary Research' Editorial Assistant, Quaternary Research, University of Cincinnati .
  • 01-2016 to 12-2016, Editorial assistant for Paleo3, Paleo3, University of Cincinnati.
  • 01-2015Field and Research Assistant , University of Cincinnati.
  • 01-2015Teaching Assistant , University of Cincinnati.
  • 2011 to 2015, Local Marketing Supervisor, Cotswold Outdoor UK, Glasgow and Windsor, UK.

Board Certifications/Licenses

  • American Red Cross, CPR and First Aid 04-2018

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

  • 01-2015, Geological Society of America,
  • 05-2017, American Geophysical Union,
  • 01-2016, American Alpine Club,
  • 04-2018, National Association of Geoscience Teachers,
  • 01-2018, Alpine Cryosphere Group ,
  • 11-2017, US Permafrost Association,