College of Science and math/Dean's Office

Faculty Publications - Geology



Cotton, J.M., Cerling, T.E., Hoppe, K.A., Mosier, T.M. and Still, C.J., 2016, Climate, CO2 and the history of North American grasses since the Last Glacial Maximum: Science Advancesv. 2, e1501346 doi: 10.1126/sciadv.1501346

Gavillot, Y., A. Meigs, D. Yule, R. Heermance, T. Rittenour, C. Madugo, and M. Malik, 2016, Shortening rate and Holocene surface rupture on the Riasi fault system in the Kashmir Himalaya: Active thrusting within the Northwest Himalayan orogenic wedge, Geological Society of America Bulletin 128, 1070-1094.

Herr, N., Tippens, M., Rivas, M., Vandergon, V., d'Alessio, M., and J. Reveles, 2016, Continuous Formative Assessment (CFA) - A cloud-based pedagogy for evaluating student understanding to optimize STEM teaching and learning, in Chao, L., ed., Handbook of Research on Cloud-Based STEM Education for Improved Learning Outcomes: IGI Global, Hershey, PA, p. 311-342.

Klepeis, K.A., Schwartz, J.J., Stowell, H.H., and Tulloch, A., 2016, Gneiss domes, vertical and horizontal mass transfer, and the initiation of extension in the hot lower crustal root of a continental arc, Fiordland, New Zealand: Lithosphere, doi:10.1130/L490.1

Kuehl, S., Alexander, C., Blair, N., Harris, C., Marsaglia, K., Ogstone, A., Orpin, A., Roering, J., Bever, A., Bilderback, E., Carter, L., Cerovski-Darriau, C., Childress, L, Corbett, D., Hale, R., Leithold, E., Litchfield, N., Moriarty, J., Page, M., Pierce, L, Upton, P., and Walsh, J., in press, A Source to Sink Perspective of the Waipaoa River Margin, Earth Science Reviews, v. 153, p. 301-334(doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2015.10.001; available online at

Lozos, J. C., 2016, A case for historic joint rupture of the San Andreas and San Jacinto Faults, Science Advances 2, DOI: 10.1226/sciadv.1500621.

Marsaglia, K.M., Kramer, K., David, B., and Skelly, R., in press 2016, Initial petrographic analysis of sand temper/inclusions in ceramics of Kikiniu, Kikori River, Papua New Guinea: Archaeology in Oceania, invited contribution to special volume in honor of William R. Dickinson.

Marsaglia, K.M., Barone, M., Critelli, S., and Busby, C., 2016, Petrography of volcaniclastic rocks in intra-arc volcano-bounded to fault-bounded basins of the Lower Cretaceous Alisitos oceanic arc, Baja California, Mexico: Sedimentary Geology, v. 336, p. 138-146.

Marsaglia, K.M.,Nolasco, J.,M., 2016, Composition of Pliocene to Quaternary mixed terrigenous and calcareous sandy beds in contourite drift deposits at ODP Site 1119 off New Zealand: Insights into sandy drift development and drift reservoir characterization: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v 72, p. 98-109.

Morone, C., DeRosa, R., Le Pera, E., and Marsaglia, K.M., 2016, Volcaniclastic sand provenance in magmatic arc setting: an example from Lipari island beaches (Aeolian Archipelago, Tyrrhenian Sea): Geological Magazine. doi:10.1017/S001675681600042X

Pedone, V.A., and Oviatt, C.G., in press 2016. Chapter 16. Water chemistry changes over time and space in Lake Bonneville during the post-Stansbury transgression. In: Oviatt, C.G., Shroder Jr., J.F. (Eds.), Lake Bonneville: A Scientific Update. Elsevier, Amsterdam.

Schwartz, J.J., Stowell, H.H., Klepeis, K.A., Tulloch, A., Kylander-Clark, A., Hacker, B.R., and Coble, M., 2016, Thermochronology of Extensional Orogenic Collapse in the deep Crust, Fiordland, New Zealand: Geosphere (2016), doi:10.1130/GS1232.1.

Riggs, N.R., Oberling, Z.A., Howell, E.R., Parker, W.G., Barth, A.P., Cecil, M.R., and Martz, J.M., 2016, Sources of volcanic detritus in the basal Chinle Formation, southwestern Laurentia, and implications for the Early Mesozoic magmatic arc: Geosphere, v. 12, n.2. 

Smiley, T.M., Cotton, J.M., Cerling, T.E. and Badgley, C.E., 2016, Small mammal isotope ecology tracks climate and vegetation gradients across western North America: Oikos (In press) doi: 10.1111/oik.02722

Vandergon, V., Reveles, J.; Herr, N., Nguyen-Graff, D., Rivas, M., d'Alessio, M., and B. Foley, 2016, Engaging Students in Conducting Data Analysis: The Whole-Class Data Advantage, in Chao, L., ed., Handbook of Research on Cloud-Based STEM Education for Improved Learning Outcomes: IGI Global, Hershey, PA, p. 172-194.



Arculus, R., Ishizuka, O., Bogus, K., Gurnis, M., Hickey-Vargas, R., Aljahdali, M., Bandini-Maeder, A., Barth, A., Brandl, P., Drab, L., do Monte Guerra, R., Hamada, M., Jiang, F., Kanayama, K., Kender, S., Kusano, Y., Li, H., Loudin, L., Maffione, Marsaglia, K., McCarthy, A., Meffre, S., Morris, A., Neuhaus, M., Savov, I., Sena, C., Tepley, F., van der Land, C., Yogodzinski, G., Zhang, Z., 2015, A record of spontaneous subduction initiation in the Izu-Bonin-Mariana arc, Nature Geoscience, doi:10.1038/ngeo2515.

Arculus, R.J., Ishizuka, O., Bogus, K., Aljahdali, M.H., Bandini-Maeder, A.N., Barth, A.P., Brandl, P.A., do Monte Guerra, R., Drab, L., Gurnis, M.C., Hamada, M., Hickey-Vargas, R.L., Jiang, F., Kanayama, K., Kender, S., Kusano, Y., Li, H., Loudin, L.C., Maffione, M., Marsaglia, K.M., McCarthy, A., Meffre, S., Morris, A., Neuhaus, M., Savov, I.P., Sena Da Silva, C.A., Tepley, F.J., III, van der Land, C., Yogodzinski, G.M., and Zhang, Z., 2015, Expedition 351 summary. In Arculus, R.J., Ishizuka, O., Bogus, K., and the Expedition 351 Scientists, Proceedings of the International Ocean Discovery Program, Expedition 351: Izu-Bonin-Mariana Arc Origins: College Station, TX (International Ocean Discovery Program). 10.14379/ iodp.proc.351.101.2015

Carson, D., and Marsaglia, K., 2015, Data report; Preliminary investigation of carbonate-cemented zones in IODP cores from Canterbury Basin, South Island, New Zealand: Proceedings of the International Ocean Discovery Program, v. 317, 10.2204/iodp.proc.317.204.2015

Cotton, J.M., Sheldon, N.D., Hren, M.T. and Gallagher, T.M., 2015,Positive feedback drives carbon release from soils to atmosphere during Paleocene/Eocene warming: American Journal of Science v. 315, p. 337-361. doi: 10.2475/04.2015.03

Expedition 351 Scientists (including K. Marsaglia), 2015, Izu-Bonin-Mariana arc origins: continental crust formation at an intra-oceanic arc: foundation, inception, and early evolution. International Ocean Discovery Program Preliminary Report, 351. 10.14379/

Grant Ludwig, L., Brune, J. N., Anooshehpoor, A., Purvance, M. D., Brune, R. J., and Lozos, J. C., 2015, Reconciling precariously balanced rocks (PBRs) with large earthquakes on the San Andreas fault system, Seismological Research Letters 86, 1345-1353.

Herr, N., Rivas, M.., Chang, T., Tippens, M., Vandergon, V.; d'Alessio, M., and D. Nguyen-Graff, 2015, Continuous Formative Assessment During Blended and Online Instruction Using Cloud-Based Collaborative Documents, in Koç, S, Wachira, P., and X. Liu, eds., Assessment in Online and Blended Learning Environments: Information Age, Charlotte, NC.

Hyland, E.G., Sheldon, N.D. and Cotton J.M., 2015, Terrestrial evidence for a two-stage mid Paleocene biotic event (MPBE): Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecologyv. 417, p. 371-378.  doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2014.09.031

Johnson, K., Schwartz, J.J., Žák, J., Verner, K., Barnes, C.G., Walton, C., Wooden, J.L., Wright, J.E., and Kistler, R.W., 2015, Composite Sunrise Butte pluton: Insights into Jurassic–Cretaceous collisional tectonics and magmatism in the Blue Mountains Province, northeastern Oregon, in Anderson, T.H., Didenko, A.N., Johnson, C.L., Khanchuk, A.I., and MacDonald, J.H., Jr., eds., Late Jurassic Margin of Laurasia—A Record of Faulting Accommodating Plate Rotation: Geological Society of America Special Paper 513, p. 1–22, doi:10.1130/2015.2513(10).

Legg, M. R., M. D. Kohler, N. Shintaku, and D. S. Weeraratne, 2015 , High-resolution mapping of two large-scale transpressional fault zones in the California Continental Borderland:Santa Cruz-Catalina Ridge and Ferrelo faults, J. Geophys. Res, 120, 915-942, doi:10.1002/2014JF003322.

Lin, F-C., M. D. Kohler, P. Lynett, A. Ayca, and D. Weeraratne, 2015, The March 11, 2011 Tohoku tsunami wavefront mapping across offshore southern California, J. Geophys. Res., 120, 3350-3362, doi:10.1002/2014JB011524.

Lozos, J. C., Oglesby, D. D., Brune, J. N., and Olsen, K. B., 2015, Rupture and ground-motion models on the northern San Jacinto Fault, incorporating realistic complexity, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 105, 1931-1946.

Lozos, J. C., Olsen, K. B., Brune, J. N., Takedatsu, R., Brune, R. J., and Oglesby, D. D., 2015, Broadband ground motions from dynamic models of rupture on the northern San Jacinto fault, and comparison with precariously balanced rocks, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 105, 1947-1960.

Lozos, J. C., Harris, R. A., Murray, J. R., and Lienkaemper, J. J., 2015, Dynamic rupture models of earthquake on the Bartlett Springs fault, northern California, Geophysical Research Letters 42, 4343-4349.

Lozos, J. C., Oglesby, D. D., Brune, J. N., and Olsen, K. B., 2015, Rupture propagation and ground motion of strike-slip stepovers with intermediate fault segments, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 105, 378-399.

Marsaglia, K., Milliken, K., Leckie, R.M., Tentori, D., and Doran, L., 2015, IODP smear slide digital reference for sediment analysis of marine mud; Part 2, Methodology and atlas of biogenic components, International Ocean Discovery Program Technical Note, v. 2, 382 p.

Marsaglia, K.,Shapiro, S., Doran, L., and Tentori, D., 2015, ODP Core Photo Atlas, International Ocean Discovery Program Technical Note, v. 3, 364 p.

Reeves, Z., V. Lekic, N. Schmerr, M. D. Kohler, and D. Weeraratne, 2015, Lithospheric structure across the continental borderland from receiver functions, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 16, 246-266, doi:10.1002/2014GC005617.

Squires, R.L., 2015, Northeast Pacific record of the Paleogene genus Pseudoperissolax (Neogastropoda, Muricidae, Muricinae) and its paleobiogeography: Journal of Paleontology, v. 89, p. 576-588.

Villaseñor, T., John M. Jaeger, J., Marsaglia, K., and Browne, G., 2015, Evaluation of the relative roles of global versus local sedimentary controls on Middle to Late Pleistocene formation of continental margin strata, Canterbury Basin, New Zealand: Sedimentology, v. 62, p. 1118-1148.



Booth,C.M., D.W. Forsyth and D. S. Weeraratne,  2014, Upper mantle Q structure beneath old   seafloor in the western Pacific Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth Volume 119,   Issue 4, April 2014, pp. 3448-3461,DOI: 10.1002/2013JB010589.

Cecil, M. R., Saleeby, Z., Saleeby, J., Farley, K.A., 2014, Pliocene-Quaternary subsidence and exhumation of the southeastern San Joaquin Basin, California, in response to mantle lithosphere removal: Geopshere, v.10, n.1, p. 129-147.

Cotton, J.M., Hyland, E.G., and Sheldon, N.D., 2014, Multi-proxy evidence for tectonic control on the expansion of C4 grasses in northwest Argentina: Earth and Planetary Science Lettersv. 395, p. 41-50. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2014.03.014

d'Alessio, M.A., 2014, What kinds of questions do students ask? Results from an online question ranking tool. Electronic Journal of Science Education, v. 18, n. 5,

Lozos, J. C., Dieterich, J. H., and Oglesby, D. D., 2014, The effects of D0 on rupture propagation on fault stepovers, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 104, doi: 10.1785/0120130305.

Marsaglia, K., Mortimer, N., Bender-Whitaker, C., and Marden, M., 2014, Ophioliticlastic Ihungia igneous conglomerate (Early Miocene), North Island, New Zealand: evidence for an island source: New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, v. 57, p. 219-235.

Milliken, K., Ko, L.T., Pommer, M., and Marsaglia, K.M., 2014, SEM Petrography of Mediterranean Sapropels: Analogue Data for Assessing Marine Kerogen in Oil and Gas Shales: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 84, p. 961-974.

Perrone, V., Perotta, S.,Marsaglia, K., Di Staso, A., and Tiberi, V., 2014, Oligocene ophiolite-derived breccias and sandstones of the Val Marecchia Nappe: insights for paleogeography and evolution of Northern Apennines (Italy): Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, and Palaeoecology: v. 394, p. 128-143.

Schwartz, J.J., Johnson, K., Mueller, P., Valley, J., Strickland, A., Wooden, J., 2014, Timescales and Processes of Cordilleran Batholith Construction and High-Sr/Y Magmatic Pulses: Evidence from the Bald Mountain Batholith, NE Oregon, Geosphere, doi:10.1130/GES01033.1

Shintaku, N., D.W. Forsyth, C.J. Hajewski and D.S. Weeraratne, 2014 , Pn anisotropy in Mesozoic western Pacific lithosphere Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, Volume 119, Issue 4, April 2014, pp. 3050-3063, DOI: 10.1002/2013JB010534.

Squires, R.L., Graham, R., 2014, Additions and refinements to Sycodes glabra (Shumard, 1858), a poorly known Late Cretaceous (Campanian) marine gastropod from the northeast Pacific; taxonomic and biostratigraphic implications: Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 51, p. 775-782.

Takeo, A.,D.W. Forsyth, D.S. Weeraratne, and K. Nishida, 2014, Estimation of azimuthal anisotropy in the NW Pacific from seismic ambient noise in seafloor records, Geophys. J.Int., 199 (1): 11-22 doi:10.1093/gji/ggu240.



Squires, R. L., and L. R. Saul.  2004.  The pseudomelaniid gastropod Paosia from the marine Cretaceous of the Pacific Slope of North America, and a review of the age and paleobiogeography of the genus.  Journal of Paleontology, v. 78, no. 3, pp. 484-500, figs. 1-5..

Squires, R. L., and L. R. Saul.  2004.  Uncommon Cretaceous naticiform gastropods from the Pacific slope of North America.  The Veliger, v. 47, no. 1, pp. 21-37, figs. 1-22.

Squires, R. L., and L. R. Saul.  2004.  Cretaceous corbulid bivalves of the Pacific slope of  North America.  The Veliger, v. 47, no. 2, pp. 103-129, figs. 1-62.



Saul, L. R., and R. L., Squires.  2003.  New Late Cretaceous cerithiform gastropods from the Pacific slope of North America.  Journal of Paleontology, v. 77, no. 3, figs. 1-2.

Squires, R. L., and L. R. Saul.  2003.  New Late Cretaceous (Campanian and Maastrichtian) marine gastropods from California.  Journal of Paleontology, v. 77, no. 1, pp. 50-63, figs. 1-4.

Squires, R. L., and L. R. Saul.  2003.  New Late Cretaceous epitoniid and zygopleurid gastropods from the Pacific slope of North America  The Veliger, v. 46, no. 1, figs. 1-71.

Squires, R. L., and L. R. Saul.  2003.  Additions to shallow-marine Late Cretaceous gastropods from California.  The Veliger, v. 46, no. 2, figs. 1-43.