*undergraduate student coauthor   **graduate student coauthor


Ardill, K., S. Paterson, V. MEMETI. 2018. Spatiotemporal magmatic focusing in upper-mid crustal plutons of the Sierra Nevada arc. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 498:88-100.

Attia, S., S.R. Paterson, W. Cao, A.D. Chapman, J. Saleeby, G.C. Duune, C.H. Stevens, V. MEMETI. 2018. Late Paleozoic tectonic assembly of the Sierra Nevada prebatholithic
framework and western Laurentian provenance links based on synthesized detrital zircon geochronology. GSA Special Paper 540:1-30.

BONUSO, N., S. LOYD, N.J. Lorentz. 2018. Pioneer reef communities within a Middle Triassic (Anisian) to Upper Triassic (Carnian) mixed carbonate-siliciclastic ramp system from the Star Peak Group, South Canyon, central Nevada. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 503:1-12.

Brush, J.A., T.L. Pavlis, J.M. Hurtado Jr., K.A. Mason, J.R. KNOTT, K.E. Williams. Evaluation of field methods for 3-D mapping and 3-D visualization of complex metamorphic structure using multiview stereo terrain models from ground-based photography. 2018. Geosphere 15(1):1-34.

Gentry, A.D., J.F. PARHAM, D.J. Ehret, J.A. Ebersole. 2018. A new species of Peritresius Leidy, 1856 (Testudines: Pan-Cheloniidae) from the Late Cretaceous (Campanian) of Alabama, USA, and the occurrence of the genus within the Mississippi Embayment of North America. PLOS ONE 13(4):e0195651.

Hines, R., S.R. Paterson, V. MEMETI, J.A. Chambers. 2018. Nested incremental growth of zoned upper crustal plutons in the Southern Uplands terrane, UK: fractionating, mixing, and contaminated magma fingers. Journal of Petrology 59(3):483-516. doi:10.1093/petrology/egy034.

KNOTT, J.R., Phillips, F.M., Reheis, M.C., Sada, D., Jayko, A., Axen, G. 2018. Geologic and Hydrologic Concerns about Pupfish Divergence during the Last Glacial Maximum: Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 285: 20171648.

KNOTT, J.R., M.N. Machette, E. Wan, R.E. Klinger, J.C. Liddicoat, A.M. Sarna-Wojcicki, R.J. Fleck, A.L. Deino, J.W. Geissman, J.L. Slate, D.B. Wahl, B.P. Wernicke, S.G. Wells, J.C. Tinsley III, J.C. Hathaway, V.M. Weamer. 2018. Late Neogene–Quaternary tephrochronology, stratigraphy, and paleoclimate of Death Valley, California, USA. GSA Bulletin 130(7-8):1231-1255.

Kraus, E.A., Beeler, S.R., Mors, R.A., Floyd, J.G., Geobiology 2016, Piazza, O., Frantz, C.M., LOYD, S.J., Berelson, W., Stevenson, B.S., Marenco, P.J., Spear, J.R., Corsetti, F.A. 2018. Assessing the biological contribution to mineralized cap formation in the Little Hot Creek hot spring system. Frontiers in Microbiology 9, 13 p.

**Leeper, R., RHODES, B., KIRBY, M., Scharer, K., CARLIN, J., Hemphill-Haley, E., Avnaim-Katav, S., MacDonald, G., Starratt, S., **Aranda, A. 2018. Evidence for coseismic subsidence events in a southern California coastal saltmarsh. Scientific Reports 7, 44615.

Li, M., H. Song, T.J. Algeo, P.B. Wignall, X. Dai, A.D. WOODS. 2018. A dolomitization event at the oceanic chemocline during the Permian-Triassic transition. Geology 46(12):1043-1046.

Magallanes*, I., J.F. PARHAM, G.-P. Santos**, J. Velez-Juarbe. 2018. A new tuskless walrus from the Miocene of Orange County, California, with comments on the diversity and taxonomy of odobenids. PeerJ 6:e5708.

Reynolds, L.C., A.R. Simms, A. Ejarque, B. King, R.S. Anderson, J.A. CARLIN, J.M. Bentz, T.K. Rockwell, R. Peters. 2018. Coastal flooding and the 1861-2 California storm season. Marine Geology 400:49-59.

Salisbury, J. B., Arrowsmith, J. R., Brown, N., Rockwell, T., AKZIC, S. O., & Ludwig, L. G. 2018. The Age and Origin of Small Offsets at Van Matre Ranch along the San Andreas Fault in the Carrizo Plain, California. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Vol.108, 639-653. doi:10.1785/0120170162

Shunman, B.N., C. Rouston, N. Mckay, S. Fritz, D. Kaufman, M.E. KIRBY, C. Nolan, G.T. Pederson, J.M. St-Jacques. 2018. Placing the Common Era in a Holocene context: millennial to centennial patterns and trends in the hydroclimate of North America over the past 2000 years. Clim. Past 14:665-686.

Stamps, B.W., Nunn, H.A., Petryshyn, V., LOYD, S.J., Oremland, R.S., Miller, L.G., Rosen, M.R., Johnson, H.A., Stevenson, B.S., Berelson, W.M., GeoBiology 2016, Corsetti, F.A., Spear, J.R. 2018. The Metabolic Capability and Phylogenetic Diversity of Mono Lake During a Bloom of Picocystis strain ML. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 84,

Türkozan, O., F. Kiremit, B.R. Lavin, F. Bardakci, J.F. PARHAM. 2018. A comparison of the morphological and mitochondrial variation of spur-thighed tortoises, Testudo graeca, in Turkey. The Herpetological Journal 28:1-9.


Alasino P.H., M.A. Larrovere, S. Rocher, J.A. Dahlquist, M. Basei, V. MEMETI, S. Paterson, C, Galindo, M. Macchioli Grande, M. da Costa Campos Neto. 2017. Tracking the origin of nested intrusions in the upper crust, Sierra de Velasco, NW Argentina. Lithos 284-285:347-366. doi:10.1016/j.lithos.2017.04.013.

Barboza*, M.M., J.F. PARHAM, G.-P. Santos**, B.N. Kussman*, J. Velez-Juarbe. 2017. The age of the Oso Member, Capistrano Formation, and a review of fossil crocodylians from California. PaleoBios 34:1-16.

Bradley, J.A., Daille, L.K., Trivedi, C.B., Bojanowski, C.L., Stamps, B.W., Bradley, S.S., Nunn, H.S., Johnson, H.A., LOYD, S.J., Berelson, W.M., Corsetti, F.A., Spear, J.R. 2017. Carbonate-rich cones: Insights into a modern analog for insipient microbialite formation, Little Hot Creek, Long Valley Caldera, California. Nature Biofilms and Microbiomes 32, 11 p.

BURSZTYN, N., B. Shelton, A. Walker, J. Pederson. 2017. Increasing undergraduate interest to learn geoscience with GPS-based, augmented reality field trips on students’ own smartphones: GSA Today, 27(5):4-11.

BURSZTYN, N., A. Walker, B. Shelton, B., J. Pederson, J., 2017. Assessment of student learning using  augmented reality Grand Canyon field trips for mobile smart-devices: Geosphere, v. 13, no. 2, p. 1–9, doi:10.1130/GES01404.1.

Deng, B., Y. Wang, A.D. WOODS, S. Li, G. Li, W. Chen. 2017. Evidence for rapid precipitation of calcium carbonate in South China at the beginning of Early Triassic. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 474: 187-197

Hardisty, D.S., Z. Lu, A. Bekker, C.W. Diamond, B.C. Gill, G. Jiang, L. Kah, A.H. Knoll, S.L. LOYD, M.R. Osburn, N.J. Planavsky, C. WanG, X. Zhou, T.W. Lyons. 2017. Perspectives on Proterozoic surface ocean redox from iodine contents in ancient and recent carbonate: Earth and Planetary Science Letters 463:159-170.

Kloess**, P.A., J.F. PARHAM. 2017. A specimen-based approach to reconstructing the late Neogene seabird communities of California. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 468:4730-484.

**Leeper, R., RHODES, B., KIRBY, M., Scharer, K., CARLIN, J., Hemphill-Haley, E., Avnaim-Katav, S., MacDonald, G., Starratt, S., **Aranda, A., 2017. Evidence for coseismic subsidence events in a southern California coastal saltmarsh. Scientific Reports 7, 44615.

LOYD, S.J.Preservation of overmature, ancient, sedimentary organic matter in carbonate concretions during outcrop weathering. Geobiology DOI: 10.1111/gbi.12194.

Paterson, S., B. Clausen, V. MEMETI, and J.J. Schwartz. 2017. Arc magmatism, tectonism, and tempos in Mesozoic arc crustal sections of the Peninsular and Transverse Ranges, southern California, USA, in Kraatz, B., Lackey, J.S., and Fryxell, J.E., eds. Field Excursions in Southern California: Field Guides to the 2016 GSA Cordilleran Section Meeting: Geological Society of America Field Guide 45:81–186. doi:10.1130/2017.0045(04).

Tomek, F., J. Zak, K. Verner, F.V. Holub, J. Slama, S.R. Paterson, V. MEMETI. 2017. Mineral fabrics in high-level intrusions recording crustal strain and volcano-tectonic interactions: the Shellenbarger pluton, Sierra Nevada, California. Journal of the Geological Society 174:193–208.


Barnes, C.G., V. MEMETI , N. Coint. 2016. Deciphering magmatic processes in calc-alkaline plutons using trace element zoning in hornblende. American Mineralogist 101(2):328–342.

CARLIN, J.A., G. Lee, T. Dellapenna, P. Laverty. 2016. Sediment resuspension by wind, waves, and currents during meteorological frontal passages in a micro-tidal lagoon. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 172:24–33. DOI:10.1016/j.ecss.2016.01.029

Calzia, J., T. Ramo, R. Jachens, E. Smith, J. KNOTT. 2016. Geology of the Greenwater Range: The dawn of Death Valley. Death Valley Natural History Conference, November 15-17, 2013, Furnace Creek, CA: 424-457.

KNOTT, J.R., L.A. Owen, M.N. Machette, R. Klinger, K.L. Frankel. 2016, Late Pleistocene Lake Manly. Death Valley Natural History Conference, November 15-17, 2013, Furnace Creek, CA: 424-457

Frankel, K.L., L.A. Owen, J.F. Dolan, J.R. , KNOTT, Z.M. Lifton, R.C. Finkel, T.A. Wasklewicz. 2016. Timing and rates of Holocene normal faulting along the Black Mountains Fault Zone, Death Valley, USA. Lithosphere 8(1):3–22. DOI:10.1130/L464.1

Hiner**, C.A., M.E. KIRBY, N. BONUSO, W.P. Patterson, J. Palermo**, E. Silveira**. In press. Late Holocene hydroclimatic variability linked to Pacific forcing: evidence from Abbott Lake, coastal central California. Journal of Paleolimnology. doi:10.1007/s10933-016-9912-4

KIRBY, M.E. 2016. Water's past revisited to predict its future. Nature 532:44–45. DOI:10.1038/532044a

LOYD, S.J. , J. Sample, R.E. Tripati, W.F. Defliese, K. Brooks, M. Hovland, M. Torres, J. Marlow, L.G. Hancock, R. Martin, T. Lyons, A.K. and Tripati. 2016. Methane seep carbonates yield clumped isotope signatures out of equilibrium with formation temperatures: Nature Communications 7:1–12.

LOYD, S.J., W.M. Berelson. 2016. The modern record of “concretionary” carbonate: Reassessing a discrepancy between modern sediments and the geologic record. Chemical Geology 420:77–87.

Paterson, S.R., V. MEMETI , R. Mundil, J. Žák 2016. Repeated, multiscale, magmatic erosion and recycling in an upper-crustal pluton: Implications for magma chamber dynamics and magma volume estimates. In: Special collection: Perspectives on origins and evolution of crustal magmas. American Mineralogist 101.

Pyenson, N.D., J.F. PARHAM , J. Velez-Juarbe. 2016. The dilemma of trade samples and the importance of museum vouchers: caveats from a study on the extinction of Steller’s sea cow. Biology Letters 12:20150149. DOI:10.1098/rsbl.2015.0149

Santos**, G.-P., J.F. PARHAM, B.L. Beatty. 2016. New data on the ontogeny and senescence of Desmostylus. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 36(2):e1078344. DOI:10.1080/02724634.2016.1078344


Berekian**, B.J., D. CLEMENS-KNOTT, C. Ma. 2015, Possible new Ca-REE-Bi phosphate minerals from a tungsten-rich calcsilicate skarn, Sierra Nevada Mountains, California: American Mineralogist 100:598–601.

BURSZTYN , N., J. Pederson, B. Shelton, A. Walker, T. Campbell. 2015. Utilizing geo-referenced mobile game technology for universally accessible virtual geology field trips. International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology 3(2):93–100.

BURSZTYN , N., J.L. Pederson, C. Tressler, R.D. Mackley, K.J. Mitchell. 2015. Rock strength along a fluvial transect of the Colorado Plateau-quantifying a fundamental control on geomorphology. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 429:90–100.

Crawford, N.G., J.F. PARHAM (co-first author, corresponding author), A.B. Sellas, B.C. Faircloth, T.C. Glenn, T.J. Papenfuss, J.B. Henderson, M.H. Hansen, and W.B. Simison. 2015. A phylogenomic analysis of turtles. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 83:250 257

Cadena, E.A., PARHAM , J.F. 2015. Oldest known marine turtle? An Early Cretaceous protostegid from Colombia. PaleoBios 32:1–32.

Cao, W., S. Paterson, V. MEMETI , R. Mundil, J.L. Anderson, K. Schmidt. 2015. Tracking paleodeformation fields in the Mesozoic central Sierra Nevada arc: Implications for intra-arc cyclic deformation and arc tempos. Lithosphere 7(3):296–320. DOI:10.1130/L389.1

CARLIN, J.A, T.M. Dellapenna. 2015. The evolution of a subaqueous delta in the Anthropocene: A stratigraphic investigation of the Brazos River Delta, TX USA. Continental Shelf Research 111B:139–149. DOI:10.1016/j.csr.2015.08.008i

Corsetti, F.A., K.A. Ritterbush, D.J. Bottjer, S.E. Greene, Y. Ibarra, J.A. Yager, J. West, W.M. Berelson, S. Rosas, T.W. Becker, N.M. Levine, N.M., S.J. LOYD , R.C. Martindale, V.A. Petryshyn, N.R. Carroll, E. Petsios, O. Piazza, C. Pietsch, J.L. Stellmann, J.R. Thompson, K.A. Washington, D.T. Wilmeth. 2015, Investigating the paleoecological consequences of supercontinent breakup: Sponges clean up in the Early Jurassic: The Sedimentary Record 13:4–10.

Deng, B., Y. Wang, A. WOODS, G. Li, W. Liao. 2015. Lower Triassic anachronistic facies capping the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau seamount: Implications for the extension of extraordinary oceanic conditions deep into the interior Tethys Ocean. Global and Planetary Change 132:31–38.

Eagle, R.A., M. Enriquez, G. Grellet-Tinner, A. Perez-Huerta, D. Hu, T. Tutken, S. Montanari, S.J. LOYD , P. Ramirez, A.K. Tripati, M. Kohn, T. Cerling, L. Chiappe, J. Eiler. 2015. Isotopic (13C-18O) ordering in eggshells reflects body temperatures and suggests differing thermophysiology in two Cretaceous dinosaurs. Nature Communications 6:1–11. DOI:10.1038/ncomms9296

Guo, S., A. WOODS, M.Y. Yu. 2015. Two Episodes of Evolution of Trace Fossils during the Early Triassic in the Guiyang Area, Guizhou Province, South China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 426:275–284.

Heusser, L.E., M.E. KIRBY, J.E. Nichols 2015. Pollen-based evidence of extreme drought during the last Glacial (32.6–9.0 ka) in coastal southern California. Quaternary Science Reviews 126:242–253. DOI:10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.08.029

KIRBY, M.E., E.J. Knell, W.T. Anderson, M.S. Lachniet, J. Palermo**, H. Eeg*, R. Lucero*, R. Murrieta*, A. Arevalo*, E. Silveira**, E., C.A. Hiner** 2015. Evidence for insolation and Pacific forcing of late glacial through Holocene climate in the Central Mojave Desert (Silver Lake, CA). Quaternary Research 84(2):174–186. DOI:10.1016/j.yqres.2015.07.003

KNOTT, J.R., HENDERSON , W., BUTCHER , P., WEAVER-BOWMAN , K. 2015. Physical Geology Laboratory Manual. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall-Hunt Publishing

KNOTT, J.R., M.N. Machette, J.C. Liddicoat, E. Wan, A.M. Sarna-Wojcicki. 2016. The ancient Furnace Creek basin at Zabriskie Point. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016-1064:22–30.

Ksepka, D.T., J.F. PARHAM (co-first author), J.F. Allman, M.J. Benton, M.T. Carrano, K.A. Cranston, P.C.J. Donoghue, J.J. Head, E.J. Hermsen, R.B. Irmis, W.G. Joyce, M. Kohli, K.S. Lamm, J.S.L. Patané, M.J. Phillips, N.A. Smith, N.D. Smith, M. van Tuinen, J.L. Ware, R.C.M. Warnock, P.D. Polly. 2015. The Fossil Calibration Database — a new resource for divergence dating. Systematic Biology 64(5):853–859.

LOYD, S.J. , F.A. Corsetti, R.A. Eagle, J.W. Hagadorn, Y. Shen, X. Zhang, M. Bonifacie, A.K. Tripati. 2015, Evolution of Neoproterozoic Wonoka-Shuram anomaly-aged carbonates: evidence from clumped isotope paleothermometry. Precambrian Research 264:179–191.

Martin, M.W., D. CLEMENS-KNOTT . 2015. Detrital zircon record of the early Mesozoic southwestern Sierra Nevada arc preserved in Early Cretaceous intra-arc and forearc deposits. In T.H. Anderson, A.N. Didenko, C.L. Johnson, A.I. Khanchuk, J.H. MacDonald, Jr. (Eds), Special Paper 513 (269–284). Denver, CO: Geological Society of America.

PARHAM , J.F., T.J. Papenfuss, J.R. Buskirk, G. Parra-Olea, J.Y. Chen, W.B. Simison. 2015. Trachemys ornata or not ornata : reassessment of a taxonomic revision for Mexican Trachemys . Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 62(12):359–367.

Polly, P.D., D.T. Ksepka, J.F. PARHAM . 2015. Announcing the Fossil Calibration Series and Database. Palaeontologia Electronica 18.1.1E:1–5.

Rhodin, A.G.J., H. Kaiser, P.P. van Dijk, W. Wüster, M. O’Shea, M. Archer, M. Auliya, L. Boitani, R. Bour, V. Clausnitzer, T. Contreras-MacBeath, B.I. Crother, J.M. Daza, C.A. Driscoll, O. Flores-Villela, J. Frazier, U. Fritz, A. Gardner, C. Gascon, A. Georges, F. Glaw, F.G. Grazziotin, C.P. Groves, G. Haszprunar, P. Havaš, J.M. Hero, M. Hoffmann, M.S. Hoogmoed, B.D. Horne, J.B. Iverson, M. Jäch, C.L. Jenkins, R.K.B. Jenkins, A.R. Kiester, J.S. Keogh, T.E. Lacher Jr., J.E. Lovich, L. Luiselli, D.L. Mahler, D. Mallon, R. Mast, R.W. Mcdiarmid, J. Measey, R.A. Mittermeier, S. Molur, V. Mossbrugger, R. Murphy, D. Naish, M. Niekisch, H. Ota, J.F. PARHAM, M.J. Parr, N.J. Pilcher, R.H. Pine, A.B. Rylands, J.G. Sanderson, J. Savage, W. Schleip, G.J. Scrocchi, H.B. Shaffer, E.N. Smith, R. Sprackland, S.N. Stuart, H. Vetter, L.J. Vitt, T. Waller, G. Webb, E.O. Wilson, H. Zaher, S. Thomson (Corresponding Author). 2015. Comment on Spracklandus Hoser, 2009 (Reptilia, Serpentes, ELAPIDAE): request for confirmation of the availability of the generic name and for the nomenclatural validation of the journal in which it was published. (Case 3601; see BZN 70: 234–237; 71: 30–38, 133–135, 181–182, 252–253). Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 72(1):65–78

Warnock, R.C.M., J.F. PARHAM, W.G. Joyce, T.R. Lyson, P.C.J. Donoghue. 2015. Calibration uncertainty in molecular dating analyses: there is no substitute for the prior evaluation of time priors. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282:20141013.