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Theses from 2018

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Reconstruction of Antarctic Cenozoic Paleoenvironments Through Palynological Analysis of Subglacial Lake and Ice Stream Sediments, Patrick Baudoin

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SH-Wave Seismic Reflection Imaging and Inversion: An Analysis of Architectural and Physical Properties of a Near-Surface Point-Bar, Nathan William Benton

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Vertical Sediment Accretion in Jamaica Bay Wetlands, New York, Ryan Christopher Clarke

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Topographic Control on Post-LGM Groundings of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet in the Whales Deep Basin, Eastern Ross Sea, Matthew Danielson

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Joint Geodetic and Seismic Analysis of Englacial and Subglacial Hydraulic Effects on Surface Crevassing near a Seasonal, Glacier-Dammed Lake on Gornergletscher, Switzerland, Louis Stephen Garcia

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Stratigraphic Reconstruction of a Late Pleistocene Bald Cypress Forest Discovered on the Northern Gulf of Mexico Continental Shelf, Suyapa Michell Gonzalez Rodriguez

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Signal Propagation, Provenance, and Climate Records in the Indus Submarine Canyon since the Last Deglacial, Yuting Li

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Groundwater and Thermal Legacy of a Large Paleolake in Taylor Valley, East Antarctica as Evidenced by Airborne Electromagnetic and Sedimentological Techniques, Krista Falcon Myers

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Spatial Trends and Variability of Marsh Accretion Rates in Barataria Basin, Louisiana, USA Using 210Pb and 137Cs Radiochemistry, Samuel Bryant Shrull

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Investigating Trace Metal Sequestration of Reducing Environments in Modern and Ancient Settings, Adam Charles Turner

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Investigating Uranium incorporation in modern carbonates by sequential extraction: Applied to the Permian - Triassic boundary in Lung Cam, Vietnam, Christopher Michael Wray

Theses from 2017

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Boulder Distribution Analysis of Impact Craters in the Tharsis Region and Elysium Planitia, Mars, Nicole Button

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When, How, and Why Did the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Retreat in the Ross Sea Since the Last Glacial Maximum Using Foraminiferal And Porewater Geochemistry, Matthew DeCesare

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A Palynostratigraphic Investigation of Holocene Coastal Texas Bays: Implications for Future Coastal Change, Shannon Marie Ferguson

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Palynostratigraphy and Environmental Implication of Organic-walled Microfossils Recovered from IODP Site U1435, Mitchell Clifford Gregory

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Spatial Variability of the Depth to the Magma Reservoir Beneath the Yellowstone Caldera Inferred from Observations of Seiche Loading Induced Strain, Kevin James Gryger

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Quaternary River Erosion, Provenance, and Climate Variability in the NW Himalaya and Vietnam, Tara Nicole Jonell

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The Relationship between the Timing of Hydrocarbon Generation Between the Bristol Bay Depositional Basin and the Port Moller Area and Southern Portion of the Bristol Bay Basin of the Alaska Peninsula, Claire Rochelle Jones

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Evidence of Subglacial Brine Inflow and Wind-Induced Mixing from High Resolution Temperature Measurements in Lake Bonney, Antarctica, Jade Lawrence

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Paleoenvironmental Variation and Provenance Records from Neogene Deep Sea Sediment of the South China Sea, Chang Liu

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Overbank Deposition of Sand and Mud within Two Point Bars Bound by the Mississippi River Levee System: Implications for Coastal Restoration Sediment Budgets, Christopher Magliolo

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Investigating Core Shale Depositional Environments of Late Pennsylvanian Cyclothems Utilizing Geochemical Proxies to Test the Superestuarine Model, Bryce A. Mathis

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Microseismic Event Characteristics Associated With The Spatial And Temporal Stages of Hydraulic Fracture Growth in Laboratory Experiments, Abigail Arielle Maxwell

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Post-LGM grounding line and calving front translations of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet in the Whales Deep paleo-ice-stream trough, eastern Ross Sea, Antarctica, Austin James McGlannan

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Shallow Shear-Wave Seismic Analysis of Point Bar Deposits of False River, Louisiana, Martial James Morrison

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Sediment Infilling of Louisiana Continental-Shelf Dredge Pits: A Record of Sedimentary Processes in the Northern Gulf of Mexico, Meg Cathlin O'Connor

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In Search of Antarctica's Last Vegetation Refugium Within the McMurdo Dry Valleys, David Rau

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Modelling and Observational Evidence for the Igneous Evolution of the Elysium Volcanic Province on Mars, David Andrew Susko

Dissertations from 2016

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First-Principles Simulations of Structure, Density, and Diffusivity of Silicate and Oxide Melts: Implications for Deep Mantle Magma, Suraj K. Bajgain

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Examining the Holocene Paleoenvironment of Okak Bay, Labrador, Canada using Microfossils and Sedimentary Indicators, Jillian Bambrick Banks

Sedimentation Dynamics and Stratigraphy of Middle Breton Sound Estuary, Southeast Louisiana: Spatiotemporal Evidence for Subdeltaic Evolution, Edwin Jefferson Bomer

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In Situ Geochemistry of Middle Ordovician Dolomites of the Upper Mississippi Valley: Evaluation of the Dorag Model and New Implications for Dolomitizing Fluids, John Michael Callen

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Intracontinental Neotectonics: Case Studies from the Tian Shan Orogen and Kuqa Fold-Thrust Belt, Cindy M. Colón

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Geologic Extremes of the NW Himalaya: Investigations of the Himalayan Ultra-high Pressure and Low Temperature Deformation Histories, Dennis Girard Donaldson

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High-Resolution Correlation Using Geophysical and Geochemical Methods on Three Cambrian Drumian Marine Sedimentary Successions in The House Range Embayment, Western Laurentia, Emad I. Elfar

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Study of Resistivity and Shear Wave Velocity as a Predictive Tool of Sediment Type in Levee Foundation Soils, Louisiana Gulf Coast Levee System, Derek Stephen Goff

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Spatiotemporal Distribution of the Himalayan Leucogranite: Implications for Mountain-building as a Function of Indian Slab Dynamics, Hongcheng Guo

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Theory and Utility of the Three Isotope Fractionation Relationship, Justin Alan Hayles

Plagioclase Corona Around Garnets: Implications of Pressure-Temperature Paths in Aluminous Gneisses, Anna Atasha Hoffmann

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A Geochronological and Stratigraphic Reconstruction of the Middle Barataria Bay Receiving Basin, Joseph Ethan Thomas Hughes

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An Empirical Estimate of Post-LGM Grounding-Event Duration in Eastern Ross Sea: Implications from a Comparison with Constraints from New Radiocarbon Dates, Benjamin Krogmeier

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Using Wavelet Transforms to Detect Small-Scale Features within the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale, Louisiana & Mississippi, Samiha Naseem

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Particulate inorganic carbon flux and sediment transport dynamics in karst: Significance to landscape evolution and the carbon cycle., Randall Lee Paylor

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Metamorphic Conditions of Aluminous Gneisses in the Sawtooth Metamorphic Complex, Idaho, USA: Implications for the Middle-Lower Crust, Eleanor Wesley-Anne Smith

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Using Tourmaline As An Indicator Of Provenance: Development And Application Of A Statistical Approach Using Random Forests, Erin Lael Walden

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Source Mechanism Analysis of Single-Well Microseismic Data Using Full-Wavefield Moment Tensor Inversion, Trudy Watkins

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Archean Geodynamic Conditions Using P-T Constraints of the East Pilbara Craton TTGs, Andrew Kody Webb

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Oxygen Isotope Geochemistry of Phosphate from Igneous Rock Weathering Profiles, Ziran Wei

Comparing the Geology of the Pilbara and Isua Archean Terranes: Viability of Vertical Tectonics in the Eoarchean, Jiawei Zuo

Theses from 2015

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Tracing Sediment in the Subsurface Using Beryllium-7: Green River Basin, KY, Caroline Adams Broderick

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Chlorine Enrichment of Hydrous Minerals in Archean Granulite Facies Ironstone from the Beartooth Mountains, Montana, USA: Implications for High-Grade Metamorphic Fluids, Nicholas Michael Daigle

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Developing Recognition Criteria for Current-Wave-Enhanced Sediment Gravity Flows, Kathryn Christine Denommee

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Using Trace Fossils to Determine the Role of Oceanic Anoxic Event II on the Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway Paleoenvironment, Jacob Frederick Grosskopf

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Potential for Geothermal Energy in Northern Louisiana: Analysis of the Subsurface Environment in Union and Morehouse Parishes, Tessa Shizuko Hermes

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Sub-Marine Sediment Instability near Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River: Evidence of Mass Movements from Raciochemistry and Other Proxies, Gregory Paul Keller

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A Palynological Analysis of Seymour Island and King George Island off the Antarctic Peninsula: A Dating and Climatic Reconstruction, Caven Madison Kymes

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The Stratal Architecture of the False River Point Bar (Lower Mississippi River, LA), Alexandra Lechnowskyj

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Distribution of Uranium in a Black Shale across the Shelf of the Late Pennsylvanian Midcontinent Sea, Maxwell A. Lindaman

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Interpretation of Geochemical Signatures from Modern Carbonate Springs to the Rock Record, Benjamin Maas

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Augite in Komatiitic Basalts: A Study of the Mobility of Trace Elements During Rock Alteration, Alesha C. Morabito

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The Influence of Marine Topography on the Antarctic Ice Sheet, Daniel Michael Mullally Jr

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Using Fault Kinematics to Evaluate the Relationship Between Cenozoic Fault Activity, Sedimentation Rates and Salt Movement in the Gulf of Mexico - A Comparison Between Southwest Louisiana and Southeast Louisiana, Abah Philip Omale

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Magnetic Susceptibility of North American Ordovician Epicontinental Seas: Spatial Variability and Sandbian-Katian Boundary Correlation, Thomas J. Schramm

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Rare Earth Element Patterns in Conodont Apatite from the Upper Ordovician: Testing Enrichment Sources and Possible Oceanographic Changes, Cody Christian Schulte

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Seismic Velocity Characteristics of Partially Saturated Unconsolidated Sediments, Jie Shen

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Holocene Palynology of the Gulf of Papua, Papua New Guinea: Using Modern Palynomorph Distribution to Better Constrain Paleoenvironmental Changes, Marie Louise Thomas

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Neodymium Isotope Ratios and a Positive δ13C Excursion: Connecting Oceanographic and Climate Changes Near the M4-M5 Sequence Boundary of the Late Ordovician, Zachary Wright

Low Peak Metamorphic Temperatures Across the NW Indian Himalaya from the Indus Suture to the Range Front; Implications for Tectonic Models., Kexin Zhang

Theses from 2014

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Palynology of the Upper Cretaceous Ferron-Notom Sandstone, Utah, Isil Akyuz

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Fault Kinematics Along the Coastal Plain of South Louisiana: Implications for Tectono-Climatic-Induced Deformation Along a Passive Continental Margin, Ali A. Al Dhamen

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Channel-levee complexes and sediment flux of the upper Indus Fan, Taylor Landry Berlin

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Preliminary Investigation of the Geometry and Kinematics of the Bangong-Nujiang Suture at the Basu Metamorphic Massif, SE Tibet, Chase Michael Billeaudeau

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Oxygen Isotope Composition of Phosphate Along Vertical Weathering Profiles that Developed on Igneous Rocks: Testing Modern Analogues for Identifying Terrestrial Life in Ancient Paleosols, Dustin Warn Boyd

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Changes in Climate and Moisture Availability in the Antarctic Eocene, Oligocene, and Miocene: Evidence from Palynological and Stable Isotope Geochemical Analyses of the SHALDRIL and ANDRILL Cores, Kathryn Whitney Griener

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Untangling Earth System Responses Recorded in Sulfate's Sulfur and Oxygen Isotopes at the Dawn of Multicellular Life and Today, Bryan Alan Killingsworth

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Variations in Salinity and Temperature on the Flank of an Offshore Louisiana Salt Structure, Candice M. McCollum

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Evaluation of Stromatolites from the 3.4 Ga Kromberg Formation, Barberton Greenstone Belt, South Africa, Corey E. Shircliff

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Paleoclimatology and Paleotempestology Study of Blue Hole, Lighthouse Reef, Belize through Geochemical Proxies, Laura Carolyn Sorey

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Modeling Near Surface, Gas-Induced Seafloor Deformation Using Thin Plate Mechanics in the Thunder Horse Oil Field, Gulf of Mexico and Ninilchik Field, Cook Inlet Basin, Alaska, Michael I. Thoma

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Contractional Tectonics: Investigations of Ongoing Construction of the Himalaya Fold-thrust Belt and the Trishear Model of Fault-propagation Folding, Hongjiao Yu

Theses from 2013

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Controls on the composition of saline formation waters from coastal and offshore Louisiana, Marielle Elaine Ausburn

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Subsurface stratigraphic architecture of Pleistocene sediments in the greater New Orleans area, James Ayrer

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Predicting Potential Unconventional Production in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale Play Using Thermal Modeling and Log Overlay Analysis, Hunter Berch

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On the long duration of Till sheet construction : a reassessment of how quaternary grounding line translations relate to near-surface seismic-stratigraphy of eastern Ross Sea, Antarctica, Sydney Grace Bowles

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Effects of stress and water saturation on seismic velocity and attenuation in near surface sediments, James Michael Crane

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High Resolution Tephra and U/Pb Chronology of the 3.33 – 3.26 Ga Mendon Formation, Barberton, Greenstone Belt, South Africa, Nicholas Burns Decker

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Analysis of the cyclostratigraphy at the Devonian-Carboniferous boundary in south-central Oklahoma, Ryan Michael Todd Ellis

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Evaluation of thermal insulation by coal beds in the western Arkoma Basin, OK and implications for large scale geothermal resources, Matthew Freeman

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Metamorphic and geochemical signatures of calc-silicate gneisses from the Sawtooth Metamorphic Complex, Idaho, USA : implications for crustal evolution in western North America, Isis Fukai

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The reduction and reoxidation of ceria : a natural abundance oxygen isotope approach, Justin Alan Hayles

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Contractional tectonics : the Himalayan orogen and Perdido fold-thrust belt, Dian He

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A clay mineral provenance study of the northern Pandora Trough continental margin, Gulf of Papua, Ashley Len Howell

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Evaluating quaternary glacial till sheet volume and duration of grounding events using sediment flux calculations in the Eastern basin paleotroughs, Ross Sea, Anarctica, Logan Gregory Kirst

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Natural Fracture Characterization in the Haynesville Shale, East Texas: A Core Study, Frank Leslie Morgan

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Spatial variations in salinity and temperature around the Bay Marchand salt dome, offshore Louisiana, Laurie Richards

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Temporal and spatial variations in the subsurface salinity of Lake Charles, Louisiana : an investigation of saline sources, Alexandria Suding

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Temperature and pressure conditions of Archean amphibolite-granulite facies metamorphic xenoliths from the eastern Beartooth Mountains, Montana and Wyoming, USA, Celina N. Will

Theses from 2012

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Sources of salinization of the Baton Rouge aquifer system: southeastern Louisiana, Callie Elizabeth Anderson

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U-Pb geochronology of detrital zircon in quartzites of the Sawtooth Metamorphic Complex, Sawtooth Range, Idaho, USA, Philip Gerard Bergeron

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Mapping of the oil window in the Eagle Ford shale play of southwest Texas using thermal modeling and log overlay analysis, Austin Pourciau Cardneaux