Past Student Research

  • Dave Allderdice (2000): Interpretation of Anomalous and Previously Unmapped Fransican Complex in the Gualala Block, northern California Coast
  • Ingrid Backstrom (2000): Field Technician, Shannon & Wilson, Inc.
  • Kira Badyrka (2010): Palenontologic and Sr Isotopic Age Analysis of Waccamaw Formation, Waccamaw River and Intracoastal Waterway, Horry County, South Carolina
  • Emily Baker (2002): Lichenometry of the Juneau Icefield
  • Emily Baker (2010): Development of a Local Meteoric Water line for Areas near the Teton Crest in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
  • Kirsten Bannister (1998): Sedimentation, Stratigraphy, and Paleoenvironments of the Lower Members of the Carmel Formation (Middle Jurassic, southwestern Utah).
  • Theo Barnhart (2010): Glaciomarine Sediment Flux and Transportation Mechanisms, Kronebreen/Kongsvegan, Kongsfjorden, Svalbard
  • Beth Bartel (1998): Maximum Glaciation and Deglaciation History of Clarks Fork Lobe of the Yellowstone Ice Sheet, Wyoming and Montana.
  • Cindy Bartlett (1995): Source and Origin of an Ice-rafted Bergmound, SE Washington.
  • Kirby Bean (1995): Rock Glaciers of the Miller Mountain area, Absaroka Mountains, Montana.
  • Martin Bevis (2005): Glaciation of Ugwi Yamaa Valley, Kharkhiraa Uul
  • Margo Burton (2002): The end of The Little Ice Age, Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, Alaska
    • Concentrations of Cu and Hg within an osyter reef system in Henderson Creek, Southwest Florida.
  • Megan Berney-Roberts (2004): Upper Ordovician Rocks of Tavan Har Regions, Southeastern Mongolia
  • Justin Brooks (2001): Quaternary Geology of the Tumanmyun Hills, Khovsgol, Mongolia
  • Cooper Brossy (2003): Cinder Cone reconstruction at Craters of the Moon National Monument
  • Joel Byersdorfer (2002): The History of the Laurentide Ice Sheet During the Last Glacial Maximum, Southwestern Ohio.
  • Dan Cadol (2003): Paleoclimate of the Albion Range, southern Idaho
  • Tamara Carley (2008): Mineralogical variation in paleoflood deposits in the Walla Walla Valley, Washington: A case study for the development of Portable X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry (PXRF)
  • Deron Carter (1996): The Geology of the Juneau Icefield Research Program's Camp 26 Nunatak, Northeastern Coast Mountains, Northwestern British Columbia.
  • Matt Clausen (2000) and Molly Gerber (2000): Geomorphic evolution of the Grande Ronde and John Day Rivers, northeastern Oregon
  • Brian Coggan (2007): Glaciation of the Davaatin Area in the Hangay Mountains, Central Mongolia
  • Skye Cooley (1996) and Brian Pidduk (1997): Mechanism and Timing of Emplacement of Clastic Dikes in the Touchet Beds of the Walla Walla Valley, South-Central Washington.
  • Kat Compton (2008): Strain Analysis and Integration: Quantifying the Deformation of the Laghettie Area, Maggia Nappe, Switzerland
  • Mary Jane Coombs (2000): Threats to water quality in the deep basalt aquifer, city of Walla Walla, Washington
  • William Davidson (2008): The Effects of Vegetation Removal by Clear Cutting on Temperature at the Saddle Mountain SNOTEL Site, Oregon Coast Range
  • Maya T. Del Margo (1996): Detailed facies mapping of Jurassic carbonates in the area around Monte Pietroso and Monte Scocione in the Apennine mountains of Italy.
  • Ian Delaney (2010): New Chronologic and Geomorphic Anaalyses of Debris Flows on Mount Rainier, Washington
  • Bala Dodoye-Alali (1998): Terrace Correlation from Pedology along the Maury River, Virginia.
  • Alice A Enevoldsen (2005): Change in the Magma Chamber of Olympus Mons on Mars
  • Sarah Evans (2011): Cracking Up: Lithological Controls on Non-Tectonic Rock Cracks, Mojave Desert, California
  • Kate Farrington (2008), Pre-Late Wisconsin Outburst Floods and Their Pathways
  • David Fee (2002): Seismic Study of the Northern South Island, New Zealand.
  • Liz Forbes (2010): Establishing Paleoclimate Variation From Major and Trace Elements and Stable Isotopes in a Tufa Deposit, Wisconsin
  • Karen Gastineau (2011): Sedimentology and Age Constraints of Pleistocene Outburst Flood-Related Deposits in the Palouse Hills, Southeast Washington
  • Alison Gillespie and Devon Macauley (2001): Interpreting Paleoclimate from soils in Northern Mongolia
  • Brandon Gillis (1996): Geology of the Coldigioco-Castellaro Basin in the northern Apennine fold and thrust belt, Italy.
  • Ryan Gold (2003): Remote sensing techniques for landslide detection: a comparative study between lidar imagery and photogrametric approaches.
  • Tara Gregg (2005): How Deep is the Sandbox? Using Gravity Reconnaissance to Measure Sediment Depth in Cyclone Graben, Utah
  • Ronald Griffiths (1996): Raised Holocene Marine Terraces Along the Northern California Coast.
  • Jamie Hinderliter (2006): The Big Sink
  • Isabel Hong (2011): Paleosol Analysis of Columbia River Basalt Soils
  • Chris Iacoboni (2006): Geomorphology of the Saddle Mountain East Fault, Olympic Peninsula, Washington
  • Matt Jenkins (2007): Geologic Setting and Vulnerability of Pacific Northwest Communities to Tsunami-Induced Contamination of Water Resources
  • Adam Johnson (2005: Fluvial Quartz Interbeds in the Columbia River Basalts, Blue Mountains
  • Pat Kailey (2005): Slope Instability in the Eastern Kharkhiraa Uul
  • Chris Kitchen (2002): Southwest Florida Coastal and Estuarine Environment  Response to Sea Level Change Over the Late Holocene.
  • Gwen Leslie (2008), Natural History of Juniper Canyon, Oregon
  • Kate Logan (2008), Quiet Water and Great Floods: A Story of the Steamboat Rock Silt, Grand Coulee, WA
  • Season Martin (2008), Tracing Terroir: Soil Mineralogic Effects on Vitis vinifera, Walla Walla, WA
  • Sara McCune (2010), Improving Forest Road Management: An Anlysis of Factors Influencing Road-to-Stream Connectivity In the Wall Creek Watershed, Umatilla National Forest, Oregon
  • Jennifer McIntosh (1998): Geology, Petrology, and Geochemistry of a Portion of the High Cascades in Southern Oregon-Northern California, South of the Klamath River Gorge.
  • Ashley Meganck (2004): Volcanic Stratigraphy of Langadalsfjall on the Skagi Peninsula, Iceland
  • Emily Mendell (2006): Fossil Forests in the Canadian Arctic
  • Della Mosier (1996): Magmatic Differentiation in a Columbia River Basalt Dike, Northeasern Oregon.
  • Jenn New (2003): The history of climate change recorded in the glacial sediment of Ohio bogs.
  • Jo Nissenbaum (2005): Paleoenvironment of Carboniferous Conglomerate, Kharkhiraa Uul
  • Shannon Othus (2006): Volcaniclastic interbeds and their possible involvement in initiation of mass wasting in the Big Sink, Oregon
  • Elise Otto (2011): Fire’s Influence on Juvenile Chinook Salmon Populations Through Large Woody Debris Input
  • Suzy Oversvee (2000): Earthquake Hazards, Walla Walla county
  • Simon Pendleton (2011): The Glaciofluvial Environment of Linnébreen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard
  • Ryan Porter (2006): Anisotropic Magnetic Susceptibility of Felsic Flows on the North Shore of Lake Superior, Minnesota
  • Courtney Porte (2010), Secondary Mineralization in Flow-Tops of Columbia River Basalts: Implications for the Sequestration of Anthropogenic Carbon
  • Jim Riesterer (1995): Mammalian Fauna in the Touchet Beds, SE Washington.
  • Kate Ritley (2004): Yardangs and Dome Dunes of Mongolia's Gobi
  • Robin Rousu (2000): Watershed Dynamics, southwest Florida
  • Samantha Saalfield (2004): Interpreting the Holocene Paleoclimate of Ireland through Chemical Analysis of Lake Sediments
  • Peter Sak (1995): Structural Geology in the Indus River Syntaxis, NW Pakistan.
  • Ben Schiffer (1995): Geology, Petrology and Geochemistry of a section of the High Cascades south of Mt. McLoughlin, Oregon
  • Ben Schupack 2007: 
    1) Mechanisms and Process of Suspended Sediment Transport and Deposition in High Arctic Proglacial Lake Linnévatnet, Svalbard, Norway. 
    2) Lava or Ice? Field Studies of Terrestrial Volcanic Analogs for Platy Flows on Mars.
  • Emily Seider (2007): The Significance of Sulfates and Sulfides in Silurian Bentonites at Arisaig, Nova Scotia
  • Matt Silver (2002): Wrinkle Ridge Formation North of Orcus Patera, Mars
    • Plan-View Geometry of the Clastic Dikes in the Touchet Beds, Southeastern Washington, and Evaluation of Models for Origin.
  • Andrea Seymour (2009) , Ice Lake Valley Glaciation, HÖH SERH Range, Mongolian Altai
  • Jonah Stinson (2004): Longitudinal Dunes of the Tavan Har Crater, Southeastern Gobi, Mongolia
  • Laurel Stratton (2007): Holocene Vegetation and Climate Changes in the Hangay Mountains, Central Mongolia
  • Clare Tochilin (2010): Paleomagnetic Evidence and Implications for Structural Block Rotation
  • Rob Tonnsen (2000): Tectonometamorphic Evolution of Cycladic Subduction Zone Rocks, Syros, Greece
  • Liz Townsend (2010): Stream Restoration in Northeastern Oregon Through Beaver Reintroduction
  • Chad Trexler (2011): Topographic Lineaments and Expression of Fracture Arrays in the Edelman and North Paint Rock Creek Lineaments, Bighorn Mountains, Wyoming
  • Gabrielle Vance (2011): Late Pleistocene Glaciation of the Vostoch Range, Northern Mongolia
  • Heidi Van Auken (1998): The Changing Walla Walla River: A 200 Year Perspective, with Emphasis on Inundation due to the Construction of McNary Dam on the Columbia River.
  • Jacque Vaughan (2004): Texas Bar Landslide near Ukiah, Oregon
  • Katie Wagner (2004): Life History and Shell Morphological Variation in a Gastropod Species Flock from Lake Tanganyika, East Africa
  • Karl Wegmann (1996): Geology of a Proterozoic Deep Crustal Intrusion, Quetico Provincial Park, Ontario.
  • Juliana Williams (2007): Paleoseismic Analysis of the Egiin Davaa Fault, Hangay Mountains, Mongolia
  • Johannah Withrow-Robinson (2008), Erosion of Reservoir Sediment Following the Removal of the Marmot Dam, Sandy River, Oregon
  • Charlie Woodruff (2001): Hydrothermal Alteration Zones and landscape evolution in the City of Rocks, Idaho
  • Ryuhei Yokokawa (2008), Spectrometry, Minerals, and Mars: Development of a Lab
  • Morgan Zeliff (2006): Evaluating Geologic Hazards Associated with Faulting on the Olympic Peninsula