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Dissertations from 2017

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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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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

Theses from 2016

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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

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

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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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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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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

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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

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Depositional environments of Upper Meiocene through Pleistocene siliciclastic sediments, Baton Rouge aquifer system, southeastern Louisiana, Elizabeth Laurel Chamberlain

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Magnetostratigraphy susceptibility correlations for the Guadalupian-Lopingian boundary and the placement of the North American Ochoan Series: Texas (USA) and South China, Matthew Allan Clark

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Spatial variation analysis of salinity to determine fluid flow pathways and reservoir compartmentalization in a deepwater Gulf of Mexico field, William Jacob Daugherty

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Sediment flux & fate for a large-scale diversion: the 2011 Mississippi River Flood, the Bonnet Carré Spillway, and the implications for coastal restoration in south Louisiana, Jeffrey Bryant Fabre

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Evaluation of Pleistocene to Holocene (MIS 5 to 1) climatic changes in southwestern Black Sea: a palynological study of DSDP Site 380, Shannon Ferguson

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Longitudinal Assessment of Shifting Microbial Community Composition in Sandy Beaches Following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Remediation Efforts, Axita Ajaykumar Gupta

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Implications of geothermal history on microbial gas generation and coalbed methane production in the Ninilchik Field, Cook Inlet basin, Alaska, Eric M. Hart

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Evaluation of the depositional environment of the Eagle Ford Formation using well log, seismic, and core data in the Hawkville Trough, LaSalle and McMullen counties, south Texas, Zachary Paul Hendershott

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A high-resolution palynological analysis of the St. Stephens Quarry, Alabama: locating the Eocene-Oligocene boundary and characterizing the environmental changes across the margin, Kevin Jensen

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Variations in pore water salinities above and below allochthonous salt sheets in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico: implications for mechanisms of solute transport, Miles Alexander McCammon

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The Distribution and Diversity of Functional Gene Pathways Controlling Sulfur Speciation in Lower Kane Cave, Wyoming, Audrey Tarlton Paterson

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A seismic attribute study to assess well productivity in the Ninilchik field, Cook Inlet basin, Alaska, Andrew Sampson

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Palynostratigraphy of the Umir Formation, Middle Magdalena Valley Basin (MMVB) Colombia, Carlos Enrique Santos

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A 2-D, variable-density numerical model of subsurface fluid flow through the Edwards Aquifer, New Braunfels, TX: mechanisms inhibiting flow across the freshwater/saline-water interface, Scott Ryan Tipple

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Thermal and pore pressure history of the Haynesville Shale in north Louisiana: a numerical study of hydrocarbon generation, overpressure, and natural hydraulic fractures, William C. Torsch

Theses from 2011

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Provenance and origin of Holocene beach ridge and modern beach sands from the Costa de Nayarit, western Mexico, Ruben Abe Cisneros

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West Antarctic ice sheet retreat chronology of two middle-shelf grounding-zone wedges in Eastern Basin, Ross Sea, Antarctica, Lenora Nicole Copeland

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Geothermal and geopressure assessment with implications for carbon dioxide sequestration, a regional scale study, lower Tuscaloosa formation, Louisiana, Timmon Drumm

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Soft sediment relay zones: a high resolution seismic survey Livingston Parish, Louisiana, Erin T. Elliott

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Antarctic plant and phytoplankton response to the first phase of the Mid Miocene Climatic Optimum at South McMurdo Sound, Lee Foersterling

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A palynological and sequence stratigraphic study of Santonian - Maastrichtan strata from the Upper Magdalena basin, Sandra Garzon

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Investigation into the cause of earthen embankment instability along the "V-line" artificial levee in Marrero, Louisiana, USA, Jason Hicks

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Miscible column studies of unfractured and saturated cores of Topopah Spring Tuff from Yucca Mountain, Nevada using hydrophobic organic pollutants, Kody V. Kramer

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Geomicrobiology of Louisiana Coastal Marshes before and after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Chang Liu

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Evaluating the duration of post-LGM grounding events in the Glomar Challenger Basin paleotrough, Eastern Basin Antarctica, using sediment flux calculations, Boluwatife Owolana

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Stories of the Proterozoic earth: Paleoproterozoic Chuanlinggou arcitarchs and Neoproterozoic ¹⁷O-depleted Barite, Yongbo Peng

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Laboratory scale seismic analysis of a spatially variable hydrological surface in unconfined, unconsolidated sand, David E. Smolkin

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Non-Mass Dependent Isotope Fractionation: An Application in the Hyperarid Environment and a Set of Experiments on Thermal Diffusion, Tao Sun

Dissertations from 2010

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Diatom stratigraphy defining ice sheet grounding chronology, Ross Sea, Antarctica, Juan Manuel Chow

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New age control on a mid-shelf grounding event in Eastern Basin, Ross Sea, Amy Noelle Cone

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Palynological analysis of Tiger and Trinity Shoals, Louisiana continental shelf, Russell Ryan Crouch