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Recent Dissertations and Theses

2019

Geophysical and Geochemical Contraints on Submarine Volcanic Processes

Meghan Jones, Ph.D., 2019
S. Adam Soule, Advisor

Storm Signatures in Coastal Ponds and Marshes Over the Late Holocene

Katherine Castagno, Ph.D.,2019
Jeffrey Donnelly, Advisor

2018

Water and Volatile Element Accretion to the Inner Planets

Adam Sarafian, Ph.D., 2018
Sune Nielsen, Co-Advisor
Horst Marschall, Co-Advisor

2017

Influence of Meltwater on Greenland Ice Sheet Dynamics

Laura Stevens, Ph.D., 2017
Sarah Das, Advisor

Geophysical and Petrological Constraints on Ocean Plate Dynamics

Emily Sarafian, Ph.D., 2017
Rob Evans, Co-Advisor
Glenn Gaetanni, Co-Advisor

Trace Element Proxies and Mineral Indicators of Hydrothermal Fluid Composition and Seafloor Massive Sulfide Deposit Formation Processes

Guy Evans, Ph.D., 2017
Margaret Tivey, Advisor

Reconstructing Deglacial Ocean Ventilation Using Radiocarbon: Data and Inverse Modeling

Ning Zhao, Ph.D., 2017
Lloyd Keigwin, Advisor

Geophysical and Geochemical Constraints on the Evolution of Oceanic Lithosphere From Formation to Subduction

Gregory Horning, Ph.D., 2017
Juan Pablo Canales, Co-Advisor
Robert Sohn, Co-Advisor

Coral Biomineralization, Climate Proxies and the Sensitivity of Coral Reefs to CO2-Driven Climate Change

Thomas DeCarlo, Ph.D., 2017
Anne Cohen, Advisor

2016

A Scientific Framework for Evaluating Coral Reef Resilience to Climate Change

Hannah Barkley, Ph.D., 2016
Anne Cohen, Advisor

Little Ice Age Climate in the Western Tropical Atlantic Inferred from Coral Geochemical Proxies

Alice Alpert, Ph.D., 2016
Delia Oppo Co-advisor
Anne Cohen, Co-advisor

Seismic Constraints on the Processes and Consequences of Secondary Igneous Evolution of Pacific Oceanic Lithosphere

Helen Feng, Ph.D., 2016
Dan Lizarralde, Advisor

Plan-View Evolution of Wave-Dominated Deltas

Jaap Nienhuis, Ph.D., 2016
Andrew Ashton, Advisor

Chemical, Isotopic, and Temporal Variations during Crustal Differentiation: Insights from the Dariv Igneous Complex, Western Mongolia

Claire Bucholz, Ph.D., 2016
Oliver Jagoutz

2015

Investigating the Evolution and Formation of Coastlines and the Response to Sea-Level Rise

Alejandra Ortiz, Ph.D., 2015
Andrew Ashton, Advisor

Mechanical and Geological Controls on the Long-Term Evolution of Normal Faults

Jean-Arthur Olive, Ph.D., 2015
Mark Behn, Advisor

Exploring the Climate Change Refugia Potential of Equatorial Pacific Coral Reefs

Elizabeth Joan Drenkard, Ph.D., 2015
Anne Cohen, Co-advisor
Daniel McCorkle, Co-advisor
Kristopher Karnauskas, Co-advisor

Lithospheric Dynamics of Earth's Subduction Zones and Martian Tectonic Provinces

Min Ding, Ph.D., 2015
Jian Lin, Advisor

2014

Quaternary Morphology and Paleoenvironmental Records of Carbonate Islands

Michael Toomey, Ph.D., 2014
Jeffrey Donnelly, Advisor

Amundsen Sea Sea-Ice Variability, Atmospheric Circulation, and Spatial Variations in Snow Isotopic Composition from New West Antarctic Firn Cores

Alison Criscitiello, Ph.D., 2014
Sarah Das, Advisor

2013

Evolution of Oceanic Margins: Rifting in the Gulf of California and Sediment Diapirism and Mantle Hydration During Subduction

Nathaniel Miller, Ph.D., 2013
Daniel Lizarralde, Advisor

Deep Explosive Volcanism on the Gakkel Ridge and Seismological Constraints on Ahallow Recharge at TAG Active Mound

Claire Pontbriand, Ph.D., 2013
Robert Sohn & S. Adam Soule, Advisors

Climate Controls on Coral Growth in the Caribbean

Sara Bosshart, S.M., 2013
Delia Oppo & Anne Cohen, Advisors

The CAFE Experiment: A Joint Seismic and MT Investigation of the Cascadia Subduction System

Shane McGary, Ph.D., 2013
Robert Evans, Advisor

2012

Investigation of the Effect of a Circular Patch of Vegetation on Turbulence Generation and Sediment Deposition Using Four Case Studies

Alejandra Ortiz, S.M., 2012
Heidi Nepf, Advisor

Advanced Geophysical Studies of Accretion of Oceanic Lithosphere in Mid-Ocean Ridges Characterized by Contrasting Tectono-Magmatic Settings

Min Xu, Ph.D., 2012
Juan Pablo Canales, Advisor

Earthquake Behavior and Structure of Oceanic Transform Faults

Emily Roland, Ph.D., 2012
Jeffrey McGuire, Advisor

Aridification of the Indian Subcontinent During the Holocene: Implications for Landscape Evolution, Sedimentation, Carbon Cycle and Human Civilizations

Camilo Ponton, Ph.D., 2012
Timothy Eglinton and Liviu Giosan, Advisors

Determining Timescales of Natural Carbonation of Peridotite in the Samail Ophiolite, Sultanate of Oman

Evelyn Mervine, Ph.D., 2012
Susan Humphris and Kenneth Sims, Advisors

The Centennial and Millennial Variability of the IndoPacific Warm Pool and the Indonesian Throughflow

Fern Gibbons, Ph.D., 2012
Delia Oppo, Advisor

Constraining Circulation Changes Through the Last Deglaciation with Deep-sea Coral Radiocarbon and Sedimentary 231Pa/230Th

Andrea Burke, Ph.D., 2012
Laura Robinson and Olivier Marchal, Advisors

Hydrological and Biogeochemical Cycling Along the Greenland Ice Sheet Margin

Maya Bhatia, Ph.D., 2012
Sarah Das and Elizabeth Kujawinski, Advisors

2011

Quantifying Overwash Flux in Barrier Systems: An Example from Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA

Emily Carruthers, S.M., 2011
Jeffrey Donnelly, Andrew Ashton, and Robert Evans, Advisors

Late Holocene Hurricane Activity and Climate Variability in the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico

D. Philip Lane, Ph.D., 2011
Jeffrey Donnelly and Kerry Emanuel, Advisors

Experimental Studies of Melting and Crystallization Processes in Planetary Interiors

Michael Krawczynski, Ph.D., 2011
Timothy Grove, Advisor

2010

Syn-eruptive Degassing of a Single Submarine Lava Flow: Constraints on MORB CO2 Variability, Vesiculation, and Eruption Dynamics

Dorene Samantha Nakata, S.M.
S. Adam Soule, Advisor

Temporal and Petrogenetic Constraints on Volcanic Accretionary Processes at 9-10 Degrees North East Pacific Rise

Christopher L. Waters, Ph.D., 2010
Kenneth W. Sims, University of Wyoming, and Maurice Tivey, Advisors

Controls on Earthquake Rupture and Triggering Mechanisms in Subduction Zones

Andrea Llenos, Ph.D., 2010,
Jeffrey McGuire, Advisor

Coral Calcifications Insights from Inorganic Experiments and Coral Responses to Environmental Variables

Michael C. Holcomb, Ph.D., 2010
Anne Cohen and Daniel McCorkle, Advisors

2009

Basalt Petrogenesis Beneath Slow and Ultraslow-Spreading Arctic Mid-Ocean Ridges

Lynne Elkins, Ph.D., 2009
Kenneth Sims, Advisor

Uranium-Series Radionuclide Records of Paleoceanographic and Sedimentary Changes in the Arctic Ocean

Sharon Hoffmann, Ph.D., 2009
Jerry McManus, Advisor

Tropical Cyclones Within the Sedimentary Record: Analyzing Overwash Deposition from Event to Millenial Timescales

Jonathan Woodruff, Ph.D., 2009
Jeffrey Donnelly, Advisor

Low-Latitude Western North Atlantic Climate Variability During the Past Millennium: Insights from Proxies and Models

Casey P. Saenger, Ph.D., 2009
Delia Oppo, Co-Advisor; Anne Cohen, Co-Advisor