Recent Publications

Our faculty and students regularly publish important research in the peer-reviewed literature, often with collaborators from around the world. Below are citations for many of the most recent publications from the Department of Geology. They are loosely categorized by field, but note that much of our research is interdisciplinary in nature and so many of these papers could be put in several categories!



Riedman, L. A., Porter, S. M., & Czaja, A. D. (2021). Phosphatic scales in vase‐shaped microfossil assemblages from Death Valley, Grand Canyon, Tasmania, and Svalbard. Geobiology.

Gan, T., Luo, T., Pang, K., Zhou, C., Zhou, G., Wan, B., Czaja, A.D. …& Xiao, S. (2021). Cryptic terrestrial fungus-like fossils of the early Ediacaran Period. Nature communications, 12(1), 1-12.

Thomka, J. R., Bantel, T. E., & Brett, C. E. (2021). Crinoid encrustation of holocystitid diploporitan echinoderms: strongly asymmetrical Silurian dendritic attachment structures with palaeobiological implications. Swiss Journal of Palaeontology, 140(1), 1-6.

Thomka, J. R., Brett, C. E., & Bissett, D. L. (2021). Symbiotic embedment structures in Silurian Caryocrinites (Echinodermata, Rhombifera, Hemicosmitida). Journal of Paleontology, 95(2), 320-326.

Pais de Rezende, J. M., Ponciano, L. C. M. D. O., & Brett, C. E. (2021). Brachiopod fauna from Longá Formation (Upper Devonian), State of Piauí, NE Brazil. Historical Biology, 33(8), 1297-1307.


Burney, D. A., Andriamialison, H., Andrianaivoarivelo, R. A., Bourne, S., Crowley, B. E., De Boer, E. J., ... & Wright, H. T. (2020). Subfossil lemur discoveries from the Beanka Protected Area in western Madagascar. Quaternary Research, 93, 187-203.

Paton, T. R., Freeman, R. L., Dattilo, B. F., Sumrall, C. D., & Brett, C. E. (2020). Edrioasteroids on corals: Taphonomic feedback and sedimentary processes control the ecology of a Late Ordovician (Katian: Cincinnatian, Richmondian) community in central Kentucky, USA. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 537, 109447.

Thomka, J. R., Malgieri, T. J., Popovich-Martin, K. M., & Brett, C. E. (2020). Taphonomic Implications of a Crinoid from Echinoderm-Poor Lithofacies in the Upper Ordovician (Katian: Cincinnatian) of Northern Kentucky. The Ohio Journal of Science, 120(2), 14-21.

Sedimentology and Stratigraphy


Schoepfer, S. D., Shen, J., Sano, H., & Algeo, T. J. (2022). Onset of environmental disturbances in the Panthalassic Ocean over one million years prior to the Triassic-Jurassic boundary mass extinction. Earth-Science Reviews224, 103870.

Zhu, G., Li, T., Zhao, K., Li, C., Cheng, M., Chen, W., ... & Algeo, T. J. (2022). Mo isotope records from Lower Cambrian black shales, northwestern Tarim Basin (China): Implications for the early Cambrian ocean. Bulletin134(1-2), 3-14.

Wei, W., Yu, W., Algeo, T. J., Herrmann, A. D., Zhou, L., Liu, J., ... & Du, Y. (2022). Boron proxies record paleosalinity variation in the North American Midcontinent Sea in response to Carboniferous glacio-eustasy. Geology.

Shen, J., Yin, R., Algeo, T. J., Svensen, H. H., & Schoepfer, S. D. (2022). Mercury evidence for combustion of organic-rich sediments during the end-Triassic crisis. Nature communications13(1), 1-8.

Zhao, H., Shen, J., Algeo, T. J., Racki, G., Chen, J., Huang, C., ... & Gong, Y. (2022). Mercury isotope evidence for regional volcanism during the Frasnian-Famennian transition. Earth and Planetary Science Letters581, 117412.


Jones, A. J., Sturmer, D. M., Bidgoli, T. S., Dietsch, C., & Möller, A. (2021). Sediment routing and provenance of shallow to deep marine sandstones in the late Paleozoic Oquirrh Basin, Utah. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 578, 110582.

Song, Y., Gilleaudeau, G. J., Algeo, T. J., Over, D. J., Lyons, T. W., Anbar, A. D., & Xie, S. (2021). Biomarker evidence of algal-microbial community changes linked to redox and salinity variation, Upper Devonian Chattanooga Shale (Tennessee, USA). Bulletin, 133(1-2), 409-424.

Pas, D., Da Silva, A. C., Over, D. J., Brett, C. E., Brandt, L., Over, J. S., ... & Dekkers, M. J. (2021). Cyclostratigraphic calibration of the Eifelian Stage (Middle Devonian, Appalachian Basin, Western New York, USA). Bulletin, 133(1-2), 277-286.


Koo, W. M., Mohrig, D., Buttles, J., Sturmer, D., Pontén, A., & Hess, T. (2020). Sand–mud couplets deposited by spontaneous remobilization of subaqueous transitional flows. Sedimentology, 67(1), 78-95.

Oborny, S. C., Cramer, B. D., Brett, C. E., & Bancroft, A. M. (2020). Integrated Silurian conodont and carbonate carbon isotope stratigraphy of the east-central Appalachian Basin. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 554, 109815.

Remírez, M. N., & Algeo, T. J. (2020). Paleosalinity determination in ancient epicontinental seas: A case study of the T-OAE in the Cleveland Basin (UK). Earth-Science Reviews, 201, 103072.

Brett, C. E., Zambito IV, J. J., McLaughlin, P. I., & Emsbo, P. (2020). Revised perspectives on Devonian biozonation and environmental volatility in the wake of recent time-scale revisions. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 549, 108843.

Oborny, S. C., Cramer, B. D., & Brett, C. E. (2020). High-resolution event stratigraphy (HiRES) of the Silurian across the Cincinnati Arch (USA) through integrating conodont and carbon isotope biochemostratigraphy, with gamma-ray and sequence stratigraphy. GFF, 142(4), 309-324.

Fluegeman, R. H., Brett, C. E., Brunton, F., Edwards, L. E., & Harper, H. (2020). North American Commission on Stratigraphic Nomenclature Note 70: Records of the Stratigraphic Commission 2014-2017.

Brett, C. E., Aucoin, C. D., Dattilo, B. F., Freeman, R. L., Hartshorn, K. R., McLaughlin, P. I., & Schwalbach, C. E. (2020). Revised sequence stratigraphy of the upper Katian Stage (Cincinnatian) strata in the Cincinnati Arch reference area: geological and paleontological implications. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 540, 109483.

Scott, R. W., Brett, C. E., Fluegeman, R. H., & Pratt, B. R. (2020). NORTH AMERICAN COMMISSION ON STRATIGRAPHIC NOMENCLATURE Note 71–Application for addition of chemostratigraphic units to the North American Stratigraphic Code: A case for formalizing chemostratigraphic units. Stratigraphy, 17(2), 135-139.

Kirchgasser, W. T., Baird, G. C., & Brett, C. E. (2020). Ammonoids from the Tully Formation and Harrell Shale in Pennsylvania: Markers of sea-level highstands in the Middle to Late Devonian transition, Appalachian foreland basin, eastern North America. The Appalachian Geology of John M. Dennison: Rocks, People, and a Few Good Restaurants along the Way, 545, 197.

Paton, T. R., & Brett, C. E. (2020). Revised stratigraphy of the middle Simcoe Group (Ordovician, upper Sandbian–Katian) in its type area: an integrated approach. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 57(1), 184-198.

Hu, C., Zhang, Y., Jiang, Z., Wang, M., Han, C., & Algeo, T. J. (2020). Tectonic and paleogeographic controls on development of the Early–Middle Ordovician Shanganning carbonate platform, Ordos Basin, North China. AAPG Bulletin, 104(3), 565-593.

Glacial and Quaternary Geology


Soteres, R. L., Sagredo, E. A., Moreno, P. I., Lowell, T. V., & Alloway, B. V. (2022). Glacial geomorphology of the central and southern Chilotan Archipelago (42.2° S–43.5° S), northwestern Patagonia. Journal of Maps, 1-17.

Berg, E. E., Kaufman, D. S., Anderson, R. S., Wiles, G. C., Lowell, T. V., Mitchell, E. A., ... & Werner, A. (2022). Late-Glacial and Holocene Lake-Level Fluctuations on the Kenai Lowland, Reconstructed from Satellite-Fen Peat Deposits and Ice-Shoved Ramparts, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. Quaternary5(2), 23.

Zhao, L., Hong, H., Algeo, T. J., Liu, C., & Lu, A. (2022). Fusion of visible near‐infrared and mid‐infrared data for modelling key soil‐forming processes in loess soils. European Journal of Soil Science73(1), e13208.


Sanchez, W., Yanes, Y., Linstädter, J., & Hutterer, R. (2021). Chronology, time averaging, and oxygen isotope composition of harvested marine mollusk assemblages from Ifri Oudadane, northeast Morocco. Quaternary Research, 1-15.

Lowell, T. V., Kelly, M. A., Howley, J. A., Fisher, T. G., Barnett, P. J., Schwartz, R., ... & Malone, A. G. (2021). Near-constant retreat rate of a terrestrial margin of the Laurentide Ice Sheet during the last deglaciation. Geology.

Breckenridge, A., Lowell, T. V., Peteet, D., Wattrus, N., Moretto, M., Norris, N., & Dennison, A. (2021). A new glacial varve chronology along the southern Laurentide Ice Sheet that spans the Younger Dryas–Holocene boundary. Geology, 49(3), 283-288.


Heath, S. L., Lowell, T. V., & Hall, B. L. (2020). Surface exposure dating of the Pierre sublobe of the James lobe, Laurentide ice sheet. Quaternary Research, 97, 88-98.

Bromley, G. R., Hall, B. L., Thompson, W. B., & Lowell, T. V. (2020). Age of the Berlin moraine complex, New Hampshire, USA, and implications for ice sheet dynamics and climate during Termination 1. Quaternary Research, 94, 80-93.

Geomorphology and Tectonics

Zhang, W., Wang, J., Chen, J., Soltanian, R., Dai, Z., & WoldeGabriel, G. (2022). Mass‐wasting‐inferred Dramatic Variability of 130,000‐year Indian Summer Monsoon Intensity from Deposits in the Southeast Tibetan Plateau. Geophysical Research Letters, e2021GL097301.

Ferry, N., & Sturmer, D. M. (2022). Landslide deposits and mechanisms in the eastern Spring Mountains, Nevada, USA. GSA Field Trip Guide.


Sortor, R. N., Goehring, B. M., Bemis, S. P., Ruleman, C. A., Caffee, M. W., & Ward, D. J. (2021). Early Pleistocene climate-induced erosion of the Alaska Range formed the Nenana Gravel. Geology.

Sheehan, C. E., & Ward, D. J. (2021). An Autogenic Cycle of Fluvial Transience in Dipping, Layered Rocks. Geophysical Research Letters, 48(1), e2020GL090246.


Sheehan, C. E., & Ward, D. J. (2020). Migrating Transverse Escarpments in Strike Valleys on the Colorado Plateau. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 125(3), e2019JF005260.

Dietsch, C., Hedrick, K., Owen, L. A., & Caffee, M. W. (2020). Tracking denudation and sediment production and transport with cosmogenic 10Be in arid, high‐altitude Himalayan half‐grabens, Zanskar, northern India. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 45(13), 3103-3119.

Ecology and Paleobiology


Britton, K., Crowley, B. E., Bataille, C. P., Miller, J. H., & Wooller, M. J. (2022). A Golden Age for Strontium Isotope Research? Current Advances in Paleoecological and Archaeological Research. A Golden Age for Strontium Isotope Research? Current Advances in Paleoecological and Archaeological Research, 584325005.


Hamley, K.M., Gill, J.L., Krasinski, K.E., Groff, D.V., Hall, B.L., Sandweiss, D.H., Southon, J.R., Brickle, P. and Lowell, T.V. (2021). Evidence of prehistoric human activity in the Falkland Islands. Science Advances7(44), p.eabh3803.

Lentz, D. L., Slotten, V., Dunning, N. P., Jones, J. G., Scarborough, V. L., McCool, J. P.,  Owen, L.A., Fladd, S.G., Tankersley, K.B., Perfetta, C.J., Carr, C., Crowley, B., & Plog, S. (2021). Ecosystem impacts by the Ancestral Puebloans of Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, USA. PloS one16(10), e0258369.

Crowley, B. E., Bataille, C. P., Haak, B. A., & Sommer, K. M. (2021). Identifying nesting grounds for juvenile migratory birds with dual isotope: an initial test using North American raptors. Ecosphere12(10), e03765.

Crowley, B. E., Godfrey, L. R., Hansford, J. P., & Samonds, K. E. (2021). Seeing the forest for the trees—and the grasses: revisiting the evidence for grazer-maintained grasslands in Madagascar's Central Highlands. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 288(1950), 20201785.

Hixon, S. W., Douglass, K. G., Crowley, B. E., Rakotozafy, L. M. A., Clark, G., Anderson, A., ... & Kennett, D. J. (2021). Late Holocene spread of pastoralism coincides with endemic megafaunal extinction on Madagascar. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 288(1955), 20211204.

Miller, J. H., Crowley, B. E., Bataille, C. P., Wald, E. J., Kelly, A., Gaetano, M., ... & Druckenmiller, P. (2021). Historical landscape use of migratory caribou: new insights from old antlers. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 8, 512.

Diefendorf, A. F., Bickford, C. P., Schlanser, K. M., Freimuth, E. J., Hannon, J. S., Grossiord, C., & McDowell, N. G. (2021). Plant wax and carbon isotope response to heat and drought in the conifer Juniperus monosperma. Organic Geochemistry, 153, 104197.

Pineda‐Munoz, S., Jukar, A. M., Tóth, A. B., Fraser, D., Du, A., Barr, W. A., Miller, J. H. … & Lyons, S. K. (2021). Body mass‐related changes in mammal community assembly patterns during the late Quaternary of North America. Ecography, 44(1), 56-66.

Lehmann, S., Levin, N., Passey, B., Hu, H., Cerling, T., Miller, J., ... & Sealy, J. (2021). Triple oxygen isotope distribution in modern mammal teeth and potential geologic applications.

Kelly, A., Miller, J. H., Wooller, M. J., Seaton, C. T., Druckenmiller, P., & DeSantis, L. (2021). Dietary paleoecology of bison and horses on the mammoth steppe of eastern Beringia based on dental microwear and mesowear analyses. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 572, 110394.

Du, Y., Song, H., Tong, J., Algeo, T. J., Li, Z., Song, H., & Huang, J. (2021). Changes in productivity associated with algal-microbial shifts during the Early Triassic recovery of marine ecosystems. GSA Bulletin, 133(1-2), 362-378.

Hixon, S. W., Douglass, K. G., Godfrey, L. R., Eccles, L., Crowley, B. E., Rakotozafy, L., ... & Kennett, D. J. (2021). Ecological consequences of a millennium of introduced dogs on Madagascar. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 9, 428.

Hu, F., Song, B., Sun, Y., Huang, W., Luo, M., Ji, J., Algeo, T. J. ... & Zhang, K. (2021). Paleodietary and Paleoclimatic Reconstruction of Hipparion Fauna at∼ 9 Ma From the Xunhua Basin on the Northeastern Tibetan Plateau. Frontiers in Earth Science, 673.


Crowley, B. E. (2020). Captive Dwarf and Mouse Lemurs Have Variable Fur Growth. Animals, 10(8), 1288.

Mosher, S. G., Crowley, B. E., Yanes, Y., Diefendorf, A. F., & Barone, R. (2020). Spatial variability in foliar carbon and nitrogen isotope values on Tenerife reflects both climate and soils: Establishing a framework for future work. Acta Oecologica, 109, 103647.

Climate and Paleoclimate


Chang, B., Huang, J., Algeo, T. J., Pancost, R. D., Wan, X., Xue, Y., ... & Xie, S. (2022). Episodic massive release of methane during the mid-Cretaceous greenhouse. GSA Bulletin.

Ludvigson, G. A., Diefendorf, A. F., Suarez, M. B., González, L. A., Corcoran, M. C., Schlanser, K., ... & Sanders, M. (2022). Stable Isotope Tracers of Cretaceous Arctic Paleoprecipitation. Geosciences12(4), 143.

Shen, J., Yin, R., Zhang, S., Algeo, T. J., Bottjer, D. J., Yu, J., ... & Xie, S. (2022). Intensified continental chemical weathering and carbon-cycle perturbations linked to volcanism during the Triassic–Jurassic transition. Nature Communications13(1), 1-10.

Qin, B., Jia, Q., Xiong, Z., Li, T., Algeo, T. J., & Dang, H. (2022). Sustained Deep Pacific Carbon Storage After the Mid‐Pleistocene Transition Linked to Enhanced Southern Ocean Stratification. Geophysical Research Letters49(4), e2021GL097121.


Cui, Y., Diefendorf, A. F., Kump, L. R., Jiang, S., & Freeman, K. H. (2021). Synchronous Marine and Terrestrial Carbon Cycle Perturbation in the High Arctic During the PETM. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 36(4), e2020PA003942.

Freimuth, E. J., Diefendorf, A. F., Lowell, T. V., Schartman, A. K., Landis, J. D., Stewart, A. K., & Bates, B. R. (2021). Centennial-scale age offsets of plant wax n-alkanes in Adirondack lake sediments. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 300, 119-136.

Rech, J. A., Pigati, J. S., Springer, K. B., Bosch, S., Nekola, J. C., & Yanes, Y. (2021). Oxygen isotopes in terrestrial gastropod shells track Quaternary climate change in the American Southwest. Quaternary Research, 1-11.

Gilleaudeau, G. J., Algeo, T. J., Lyons, T. W., Bates, S., & Anbar, A. D. (2021). Novel watermass reconstruction in the Early Mississippian Appalachian Seaway based on integrated proxy records of redox and salinity. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 558, 116746.

Liu, J., Zhou, L., Wang, Q., Feng, L., Shen, J., Herrmann, A. D., & Algeo, T. J. (2021). Copper isotope evidence of particulate shuttle dynamics in the Late Pennsylvanian North American Midcontinent Sea, with implications for glacio-eustatic magnitude. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 297, 1-23.


Schlanser, K. M., Diefendorf, A. F., West, C. K., Greenwood, D. R., Basinger, J. F., Meyer, H. W., ... & Naake, H. H. (2020). Conifers are a major source of sedimentary leaf wax n-alkanes when dominant in the landscape: Case studies from the Paleogene. Organic Geochemistry, 147, 104069.

Hu, C., Zhang, Y., Tian, J., Wang, W., Han, C., Wang, H., ... & Algeo, T. J. (2020). Influence of paleo-Trade Winds on facies patterns of the Cambrian Shanganning carbonate platform, North China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 552, 109556.

Schartman, A. K., Diefendorf, A. F., Lowell, T. V., Freimuth, E. J., Stewart, A. K., Landis, J. D., & Bates, B. R. (2020). Stable source of Holocene spring precipitation recorded in leaf wax hydrogen-isotope ratios from two New York lakes. Quaternary Science Reviews, 240, 106357.

Parker, W. G., Yanes, Y., Mesa Hernández, E., Hernández Marrero, J. C., Pais, J., & Surge, D. (2020). Scale of time-averaging in archaeological shell middens from the Canary Islands. The Holocene, 30(2), 258-271.

Parker, W. G., Yanes, Y., Hernández, E. M., & Surge, D. (2020). Oceanic cooling recorded in shells spanning the Medieval Climate Anomaly in the subtropical eastern North Atlantic Ocean. Quaternary Science Reviews, 249, 106635.

Wu, Y., Tong, J., Algeo, T. J., Chu, D., Cui, Y., Song, H., ... & Du, Y. (2020). Organic carbon isotopes in terrestrial Permian-Triassic boundary sections of North China: Implications for global carbon cycle perturbations. Bulletin, 132(5-6), 1106-1118.

Remírez, M. N., & Algeo, T. J. (2020). Carbon-cycle changes during the Toarcian (Early Jurassic) and implications for regional versus global drivers of the Toarcian oceanic anoxic event. Earth-Science Reviews, 103283.

Environmental and Engineering Geoscience


Kurek, M. R., Frey, K. E., Guillemette, F., Podgorski, D. C., Townsend‐Small, A., Arp, C. D., ... & Spencer, R. G. (2022). Trapped Under Ice: Spatial and seasonal dynamics of dissolved organic matter composition in tundra lakes. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, e2021JG006578.

Carranza, V., Biggs, B., Meyer, D., Townsend‐Small, A., Thiruvenkatachari, R. R., Venkatram, A., ... & Hopkins, F. M. (2022). Isotopic Signatures of Methane Emissions From Dairy Farms in California’s San Joaquin Valley. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences127(1), e2021JG006675.

Yu, Q., Xu, P., Dai, Z., Yin, S., Soltanian, M. R., & Liu, W. (2022). Numerical analysis of rock joints in tunnel construction during blasting. Arabian Journal of Geosciences15(1), 1-9.

Estabragh, A. R., Ghayamara, F., Soltanian, M. R., & Babalar, M. (2022). Effect of ageing on the properties of a clay soil contaminated with glycerol. Geomechanics and Geoengineering17(2), 586-597.


Ershadnia, R., Wallace, C. D., Hosseini, S. A., Dai, Z., & Soltanian, M. R. (2021). Capillary Heterogeneity Linked to Methane Lateral Migration in Shallow Unconfined Aquifers. Geophysical Research Letters, e2021GL095685.

Zhang, G., Guo, J., Xu, B., Xu, L., Dai, Z., Yin, S., & Soltanian, M. R. (2021). Quantitative Analysis and Evaluation of Coal Mine Geological Structures Based on Fractal Theory. Energies, 14(7), 1925.

Townsend-Small, A., & Hoschouer, J. (2021). Direct measurements from shut-in and other abandoned wells in the Permian Basin of Texas indicate some wells are a major source of methane emissions and produced water. Environmental Research Letters, 16(5), 054081.


Deighton, J. A., Townsend-Small, A., Sturmer, S. J., Hoschouer, J., & Heldman, L. (2020). Measurements show that marginal wells are a disproportionate source of methane relative to production. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 70(10), 1030-1042.

Nisbet, E. G., Fisher, R. E., Lowry, D., France, J. L., Allen, G., Bakkaloglu, S., Townsend-Small, A … & Zazzeri, G. (2020). Methane mitigation: Methods to reduce emissions, on the path to the Paris Agreement. Reviews of Geophysics, 58(1), e2019RG000675.

Parker, W., Yanes, Y., Mesa Hernández, E., Hernández Marrero, J. C., Pais, J., Soto Contreras, N., & Surge, D. (2020). Shellfish exploitation in the western Canary Islands over the last two millennia. Environmental Archaeology25(1), 14-36.

Yu, Q., Song, Z., Du, C., Dai, Z., Yin, S., Soltanian, M. R., ... & Liu, W. (2020). Analysis of Asymmetric Stress Ratio in Shallow Buried Tunnels. KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, 24(6), 1924-1931.

Ershadnia, R., Wallace, C. D., & Soltanian, M. R. (2020). CO₂ geological sequestration in heterogeneous binary media: Effects of geological and operational conditions. Advances in Geo-Energy Research, 4(4), 392-405.

Hemmati-Sarapardeh, A., Hajirezaie, S., Soltanian, M. R., Mosavi, A., Nabipour, N., Shamshirband, S., & Chau, K. W. (2020). Modeling natural gas compressibility factor using a hybrid group method of data handling. Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics, 14(1), 27-37.

Estabragh, A. R., Ghayamara, F., Soltanian, M. R., & Babalar, M. (2020). Effect of ageing on the properties of a clay soil contaminated with glycerol. Geomechanics and Geoengineering, 1-12.

Estabragh, A. R., Amini, M., & Soltanian, M. R. (2020). Aging effects on the swelling behavior of compacted bentonite. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, 79(5), 2341-2352.

Zhang, X., Chen, J., Hu, B. X., Yu, Y., So, J., Zhang, J., Soltanian, M.R…. & Ren, W. (2020). Application of risk assessment in determination of soil remediation targets. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 34(10), 1659-1673.

Groundwater and Surface Water Hydrogeology


Zhan, C., Dai, Z., Soltanian, M. R., & Zhang, X. (2022). Stage‐wise stochastic deep learning inversion framework for subsurface sedimentary structure identification. Geophysical Research Letters49(1), e2021GL095823.

Ma, Z., Dai, Z., Zhang, X., Zhan, C., Gong, H., Zhu, L., ... & Soltanian, M. R. (2022). Dispersivity variations of solute transport in heterogeneous sediments: numerical and experimental study. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment36(2), 661-677.


Chen, J., Dai, Z., Yang, Z., Pan, Y., Zhang, X., Wu, J., & Soltanian, M. R (2021). An Improved Tandem Neural Network Architecture for Inverse Modeling of Multicomponent Reactive Transport in Porous Media. Water Resources Research, e2021WR030595.

Wallace, C. D., & Soltanian, M. R. (2021). Surface water‐groundwater exchange dynamics in buried‐valley aquifer systems. Hydrological Processes, 35(3), e14066.

Wallace, C. D., Sawyer, A. H., Soltanian, M. R., & Barnes, R. T. (2020). Nitrate removal within heterogeneous riparian aquifers under tidal influence. Geophysical Research Letters, 47(10), e2019GL085699.

Liu, Y., Wallace, C. D., Zhou, Y., Ershadnia, R., Behzadi, F., Dwivedi, D., ... & Soltanian, M. R. (2020). Influence of streambed heterogeneity on hyporheic flow and sorptive solute transport. Water, 12(6), 1547.

Yekta, A., Salinas, P., Hajirezaie, S., Amooie, M. A., Pain, C. C., Jackson, M. D., ... & Soltanian, M. R. (2021). Reactive transport modeling in heterogeneous porous media with dynamic mesh optimization. Computational Geosciences, 25(1), 357-372.

Ma, Z., Dong, S., Yin, S., Dai, Z., Zhu, L., Jia, W., ... & Soltanian, M. R. (2021). Experimental investigations on scale-dependent dispersivity in three-dimensional heterogeneous porous media. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 28(18), 23336-23348.

McGarr, J. T., Wallace, C. D., Ntarlagiannis, D., Sturmer, D. M., & Soltanian, M. R. Geophysical mapping of hyporheic processes controlled by sedimentary architecture within compound bar deposits. Hydrological Processes, e14358.

Ma, Z., Dai, Z., Zhang, X., Zhan, C., Gong, H., Zhu, L., ... & Soltanian, M. R. (2021). Dispersivity variations of solute transport in heterogeneous sediments: numerical and experimental study. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 1-17.

Behzadi, F., Wallace, C. D., Ward, D., Zhou, H., Versteeg, R., & Soltanian, M. R. (2021). Bed form-induced hyporheic exchange and geochemical hotspots. Advances in Water Resources, 104025.

Wallace, C. D., & Soltanian, M. R. (2021). Underlying riparian lithology controls redox dynamics during stage-driven mixing. Journal of Hydrology, 595, 126035.


Zhang, X., Dong, F., Dai, H., Hu, B. X., Qin, G., Li, D., ... & Soltanian, M. R. (2020). Influence of lunar semidiurnal tides on groundwater dynamics in estuarine aquifers.

Wallace, C. D., Sawyer, A. H., Barnes, R. T., Soltanian, M. R., Gabor, R. S., Wilkins, M. J., & Moore, M. T. (2020). A model analysis of the tidal engine that drives nitrogen cycling in coastal riparian aquifers. Water Resources Research, 56(4), e2019WR025662.

Yu, Q., Wang, C., Dai, Z., Ran, X., Amooie, M. A., Soltanian, M. R., & Soltanian, M. (2020). Effects of surface loading on groundwater flow and skeletal deformation. Water Supply, 20(1), 287-295.

Geochemistry and Mineralogy


Hackley, P. C., Kus, J., Mendonça Filho, J. G., Czaja, A. D., Borrego, A. G., Životić, D., ... & Hatcherian, J. J. (2022). Characterization of bituminite in Kimmeridge Clay by confocal laser scanning and atomic force microscopy. International Journal of Coal Geology, 103927.


Hannon, J. S., Dietsch, C., & Huff, W. D. (2021). Trace-element and Sr and Nd isotopic geochemistry of Cretaceous bentonites in Wyoming and South Dakota tracks magmatic processes during eastward migration of Farallon arc plutons. Bulletin, 133(7-8), 1542-1559.

Hannon, J. S., Dietsch, C., Huff, W. D., & Garway, D. (2021). Tracking 40 Million Years of Migrating Magmatism across the Idaho Batholith Using Zircon U-Pb Ages and Hf Isotopes from Cretaceous Bentonites. Minerals, 11(9), 1011.

Bright, J., Ebert, C., Kosnik, M. A., Southon, J. R., Whitacre, K., Albano, P. G., Yanes, Y., ... & Kaufman, D. S. (2021). Comparing direct carbonate and standard graphite 14C determinations of biogenic carbonates. Radiocarbon, 63(2), 387-403.

Zhu, D. P., Li, H., Algeo, T. J., Jiang, W. C., & Wang, C. (2021). The prograde-to-retrograde evolution of the Huangshaping skarn deposit (Nanling Range, South China). Mineralium Deposita, 1-24.

Lounejeva, E., Steadman, J. A., Rodemann, T., Large, R. R., Danyushevsky, L., Mantle, D., ... & Algeo, T. J. (2021). Marcasite at the Permian‐Triassic Transition: A Potential Indicator of Hydrosphere Acidification. Large Igneous Provinces: A Driver of Global Environmental and Biotic Changes, 377-399.

Liu, L., Liu, Q., Algeo, T., Zhang, H., Yang, Y., Peng, G., ... & Liu, D. (2021). Mineralogy, Geochemistry, and Genesis of Kaolinitic Claystone Deposits in the Datong Coalfield, Northern China. Clays and Clay Minerals, 69(1), 68-93.

Zhu, G., Li, T., Zhao, K., Li, C., Cheng, M., Chen, W., ... & Algeo, T. J. (2021). Mo isotope records from Lower Cambrian black shales, northwestern Tarim Basin (China): Implications for the early Cambrian ocean. GSA Bulletin.

Gangidine, A., Walter, M. R., Havig, J. R., Jones, C., Sturmer, D. M., & Czaja, A. D. (2021). Trace Element Concentrations Associated with Mid-Paleozoic Microfossils as Biosignatures to Aid in the Search for Life. Life, 11(2), 142.

Newby, S. M., Owens, J. D., Schoepfer, S. D., & Algeo, T. J. (2021). Transient ocean oxygenation at end-Permian mass extinction onset shown by thallium isotopes. Nature Geoscience, 14(9), 678-683.

Shen, J., Chen, J., Algeo, T. J., Feng, Q., Yu, J., Xu, Y. G., ... & Xie, S. (2021). Mercury fluxes record regional volcanism in the South China craton prior to the end-Permian mass extinction. Geology, 49(4), 452-456.


Oglesbee, T., McLeod, C. L., Chappell, C., Vest, J., Sturmer, D., & Krekeler, M. P. (2020). A mineralogical and geochemical investigation of modern aeolian sands near Tonopah, Nevada: Sources and environmental implications. Catena, 194, 104640.

Suh, Y. J., & Diefendorf, A. F. (2020). Effects of drying methods on plant lipid compounds and bulk isotopic compositions. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 34(22), e8900.

Corcoran, M. C., Diefendorf, A. F., Lowell, T. V., Freimuth, E. J., Schartman, A. K., Bates, B. R., ... & Bird, B. W. (2020). Hydrogen isotopic composition (δ2H) of diatom-derived C20 highly branched isoprenoids from lake sediments tracks lake water δ2H. Organic Geochemistry, 150, 104122.

Gangidine, A., Havig, J. R., Fike, D. A., Jones, C., Hamilton, T. L., & Czaja, A. D. (2020). Trace element concentrations in hydrothermal silica deposits as a potential biosignature. Astrobiology, 20(4), 525-536.

Hegna, T. A., Czaja, A. D., & Rogers, D. C. (2020). Raman spectroscopic analysis of the composition of the clam-shrimp carapace (Branchiopoda: Laevicaudata, Spinicaudata, Cyclestherida): a dual calcium phosphate-calcium carbonate composition. The Journal of Crustacean Biology, 40(6), 756-760.

Kipp, M. A., Algeo, T. J., Stüeken, E. E., & Buick, R. (2020). Basinal hydrographic and redox controls on selenium enrichment and isotopic composition in Paleozoic black shales. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 287, 229-250.

Hong, H., Jin, X., Wan, M., Ji, K., Liu, C., Algeo, T. J., & Fang, Q. (2020). Occurrence of anatase in reworking altered ash beds (K-bentonites and tonsteins) and discrimination of source magmas: a case study of terrestrial Permian–Triassic boundary successions in China. Clay Minerals, 55(4), 329-341.

Chang, B., Defliese, W. F., Li, C., Huang, J., Tripati, A., & Algeo, T. J. (2020). Effects of different constants and standards on the reproducibility of carbonate clumped isotope (Δ47) measurements: Insights from a long‐term dataset. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 34(8), e8678.

Girei, M. B., Li, H., Vincent, V. I., Algeo, T. J., Elatikpo, S. M., Bute, S. I., ... & Amuda, A. K. (2020). Genesis and timing of Mo mineralization in the Mada Ring Complex, north-central Nigeria: insights from whole-rock geochemistry, Nd-Sr isotopes, zircon U-Pb-Hf isotopes, and molybdenite Re-Os systematics. Mineralium Deposita, 1-20.

Shen, J., Feng, Q., Algeo, T. J., Liu, J., Zhou, C., Wei, W., ... & Chen, J. (2020). Sedimentary host phases of mercury (Hg) and implications for use of Hg as a volcanic proxy. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 543, 116333.

Algeo, T. J., & Liu, J. (2020). A re-assessment of elemental proxies for paleoredox analysis. Chemical Geology, 540, 119549.

Liu, J., & Algeo, T. J. (2020). Beyond redox: control of trace-metal enrichment in anoxic marine facies by watermass chemistry and sedimentation rate. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 287, 296-317.

Smith, A. J., Beukes, N. J., Gutzmer, J., Johnson, C. M., Czaja, A. D., Nhleko, N., ... & Awramik, S. M. (2020). Life on a Mesoarchean marine shelf–insights from the world’s oldest known granular iron formation. Scientific reports, 10(1), 1-8.

Wang, Q., Zhou, L., Feng, L., Liu, J., Liu, J., Algeo, T. J., & Yang, L. (2020). Use of a Cu-selective resin for Cu preconcentration from seawater prior to its isotopic analysis by MC-ICP-MS. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 35(11), 2732-2739.

Planetary Geology and Exobiology


Czaja, A., Corpolongo, A., Gangidine, A., Horgan, B., Kah, L., Osterhout, J., ... & Zaloumis, J. (2021). Mars as a compelling target in the continuing search for signs of ancient extraterrestrial life. Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, 53(4), 211.


Gangidine, A., Havig, J. R., Hannon, J. S., & Czaja, A. D. (2020). Silica Precipitation in a Wet–Dry Cycling Hot Spring Simulation Chamber. Life, 10(1), 3.

Peng, X., Guo, Z., Du, M., Czaja, A. D., Papineau, D., Chen, S., ... & Dasgupta, S. (2020). Past endolithic life in metamorphic ocean crust. Geochemical Perspectives Letters, 14, 14-19.