Recent Student Publications

Mareike ADAMS

Adams, M., Twardzik, C., & Ji, C. (2016). Exploring the uncertainty range of coseismic stress drop estimations of large earthquakes using finite fault inversions. Geophysical Journal International 208: 86-100.

Ranalli, G., & Adams, M. (2013). Rheological contrast at the continental Moho: Effects of composition, temperature, deformation mechanism, and tectonic regime. Tectonophysics 609: 480-490.


Alessio, P., 2019. Spatial variability of saturated hydraulic conductivity and measurement-based intensity-duration thresholds for slope stability, Santa Ynez Valley, CA. Geomorphology


Anderson, O. E., Jackson, M. G., Rose‐Koga, E. F., Marske, J. P., Peterson, M. E., Price, A. A., Byerly, B. L., & Reinhard, A. A. (2021). Testing the Recycled Gabbro Hypothesis for the Origin of "Ghost Plagioclase" Melt Signatures Using 87Sr/86Sr of Individual Olivine‐Hosted Melt Inclusions from Hawai'i. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. doi: 10.1029/2020GC009260


Park, Y., Swanson-Hysell, N.L., MacLennan, S.A., Maloof, A.C., Gebreslassie, M., Tremblay, M.M., Schoene, B., Alene, M., Anttila, E.S., Tesema, T. and Haileab, B., 2020. The lead-up to the Sturtian Snowball Earth: Neoproterozoic chemostratigraphy time-calibrated by the Tambien Group of Ethiopia. Bulletin132(5-6), pp.1119-1149.

MacLennan, S., Park, Y., Swanson-Hysell, N., Maloof, A., Schoene, B., Gebreslassie, M., Anttila, E., Tesema, T., Alene, M. and Haileab, B., 2018. The arc of the Snowball: U-Pb dates constrain the Islay anomaly and the initiation of the Sturtian glaciation. Geology46(6), pp.539-542.


Simkins, L. M., DeWitt, R., Simms, A. R., Briggs, S., & Shapiro, R. S. (2016). Investigation of optically stimulated luminescence behavior of quartz from crystalline rock surfaces: A look forward. Quaternary Geochronology 36: 161-173.


Carlson, W.D., Hixon, J.D., Garber, J.M., & Bodnar, R.J. (2015). Controls on metamorphic equilibration: the importance of intergranular solubilities mediated by fluid composition. Journal of Metamorphic Geology 33: 123-146.

Garber, J.M., Roeske, S.M., Warren, J., Mulcahy, S.R., McClelland, W.C., Austin, L.J., Renne, P.R., & Vujovich, G.I. (2014). Crustal shortening, exhumation, and strain localization in a collisional orogen: The Bajo Pequeño Shear Zone, Sierra de Pie de Palo, Argentina. Tectonics 33: 1277-1303.

Rioux, M., Garber, J., Bauer, A., Bowring, S., Searle, M., Kelemen, P., & Hacker, B. (2016). Synchronous formation of the metamorphic sole and igneous crust of the Semail ophiolite: New constraints on the tectonic evolution during ophiolite formation from high-precision U–Pb zircon geochronology. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 451: 185-195.

Searle, M.P., Waters, D.J., Garber, J.M., Rioux, M., Cherry, A.G., & Ambrose, T.K. (2015). Structure and metamorphism beneath the obducting Oman ophiolite: Evidence from the Bani Hamid granulites, northern Oman mountains. Geosphere 11: 1812-1836.


Gerenday, S., Clark, J., Hansen, J., Fischer, I., & Koreny, J. (2020). Sulfur hexafluoride and potassium bromide as Groundwater Tracers for managed aquifer recharge. Groundwater.


Greaney A.T., Rudnick, R.L, Helz, R.T., Gaschnig, R.M., Ash, R.D., & Piccoli, P. (2017). The behavior of chalcophile elements during magmatic differentiation as observed in Kilauea Iki Lava Lake. Geochimica et Cosmochimia Acta 210: 71-96.


Harrichhausen, N, KD Morell, C Regalla, SEK Bennet, LJ Leonard, EM Lynch, E Nissen (2021). Paleoseismic Trenching Reveals Late Quaternary Kinematics of the Leech River Fault: Implications for Forearc Strain Accumulation in Northern Cascadia. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America,1-29 


Broussolle, A., Štípská, P., Lehmann, J., Schulmann, K., Hacker, B.R., Holder, R.M., Kylander-Clark, A.K.C., Hanžl, P., Racek, M., Hasalová, P., Lexa, O., Hrdli?ková, K., & Buriánek, D. (2015). P−T−t−D record of crustal-scale horizontal flow and magma-assisted doming in the SW Mongolian Altai. Journal of Metamorphic Geology 33: 359-383.

Hacker, B.R., Kylander-Clark, A.K.C., Holder, R.M., Andersen, T.B., Peterman, E.M., Walsh, E.O., & Munnikhuis, J. (2015). Monazite response to ultrahigh-pressure subduction from U-Pb dating by laser ablation split stream. Chemical Geology 409: 28-41.

Holder, R.M., Hacker, B.R., Kylander-Clark, A.K.C., & Cottle, J.M. (2015). Monazite trace-element and isotopic signatures of (ultra)high-pressure metamorphism: Examples from the Western Gneiss Region, Norway. Chemical Geology 409: 99-111.

Horton, F., Hacker, B.R., Kylander-Clark, A.K.C., Holder, R.M., & Jöns, N. (2016). Focused radiogenic heating of middle crust caused ultrahigh temperatures in southern Madagascar. Tectonics 35: 293-314.

Perestý, V., Lexa, O., Holder, R.M., Jerabek, P., Racek, M., Stipska, P., Schulmann, K., & Hacker, B. (2016). Metamorphic inheritance of Rheic passive margin evolution and its early Variscan overprint in the Teplá-Barrandian Unit, Bohemian Massif. Journal of Metamorphic Geology 35: 327-355.

Štípská, P., Hacker, B. R., Racek, M., Holder, R.M., Kylander-Clark, A.R.C., Schulmann, K., & Hasalová, P. (2015). Monazite Dating of Prograde and Retrograde P–T–d paths in the Barrovian terrane of the Thaya window, Bohemian Massif. Journal of Petrology 56: 1007-1035.

Štípská, P., Powell, R., Hacker, B. R., Holder, R.M., & Kylander-Clark, A.R.C. (2016). Uncoupled U/Pb and REE response in zircon during the transformation of eclogite to mafic and intermediate granulite (Blanský les, Bohemian Massif). Journal of Metamorphic Geology 34: 551-572.


Soret, M., Larson, K.P., Cottle, J.M., Smit, M., Johnson, A., Shrestha, S., Ali, A., and Faisal, S., 2019, Mesozoic to Cenozoic tectono-metamorphic history of the South Pamir-Hindu Kush (Chitral, NW Pakistan): insights from phase equilibria modelling, and garnet-monazite petrochronology: Journal of Metamorphic Geology, v. 37, p. 633-666.

Johnson, T.A., Vervoort, J.D., Ramsey, M.J., Aleinikoff, J.N., and Southworth, S., 2018, Constraints on the timing and duration of orogenic events by combined Lu-Hf and Sm-Nd geochronology: an example from the Grenville orogeny: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 501, p. 152-164.


Maher, S. P., Matoza, R. S., de Groot-Hedlin, C. D., Gee, K. L., Fee, D., and Yokoo, A. (2020). Investigating Spectral Distortion of Local Volcano Infrasound by Nonlinear Propagation at Sakurajima Volcano, Japan. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 125(3): 1–25. 

Maher, S., and Kendall, J., 2018, Crustal anisotropy and state of stress at Uturuncu Volcano , Bolivia , from shear-wave splitting measurements and magnitude – frequency distributions in seismicity:


McGrath, A. J., Anaya, F., & Croft, D. A. 2020. New proterotheriids from the middle Miocene of Quebrada Honda, Bolivia and body size and diversity trends in proterotheriid and macraucheniid litopterns. Ameghiniana 57(2), 159–188.

McGrath, A. J., Anaya, F., & Croft, D. A. 2018. Two new macraucheniids (Mammalia: Litopterna) from the late middle Miocene (Laventan South American Land Mammal Age) of Quebrada Honda, Bolivia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 38(3), e1461632.

McGrath, A. J., Flynn, J. J., & Wyss, A. R. 2020. Proterotheriids and macraucheniids (Litopterna: Mammalia) from the Pampa Castillo fauna, Chile (early Miocene, Santacrucian SALMA) and a new phylogeny of Proterotheriidae. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 18(9), 717–738.


Moser, A.C., Evans, J.P., Ault, A.K., Janecke, S.U., and Bradbury, K.K., 2017, (U-Th)/He thermochronometry reveals Pleistocene punctuated deformation and synkinematic hematite mineralization in the Mecca Hills, southern California: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 476,  p. 87-99.


Ortiz, H. D., Matoza, R. S., & Tanimoto, T. (2022). Autocorrelation Infrasound Interferometry on Mars. Geophysical Research Letters, 49, e2021GL096225.

Watson L M.., Iezzi A. M., Toney L., Maher S. P., Fee D., McKee K., Ortiz H. D., Matoza R. S., Gestrich J. E., Bishop J. W., Witsil A. J. C., Anderson J. F., and Johnson J. B. (2022). Volcano infrasound: progress and future directions. Bulletin of Volcanology.

Anzieta J., Williams-Jones G., Bernard B., Ortiz H. D., Vallejo S., and Ruiz M. (2021). Reviewing volcano hazard and risk communications in Ecuador: experiences from a fast-format workshop. Volcanica.

Ortiz, H. D., Matoza, R. S., Johnson, J. B., Hernandez, S., Anzieta, J. C., & Ruiz, M. C. (2021). Autocorrelation infrasound interferometry. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 126, e2020JB020513.

Ortiz H. D., Matoza R. S., Garapaty C., Rose K., Ramón P., and Ruiz M., (2020). Multi-year regional infrasound detection of Tungurahua, El Reventador, and Sangay volcanoes in Ecuador from 2006 to 2013. Proceedings of Meetings in Acoustics, 41, 022003.

Anzieta J., Ortiz H., Arias G., and Mario Ruiz. (2019). Finding possible precursors for the 2015 Cotopaxi volcano eruption using unsupervised machine learning techniques. International Journal of Geophysics, Vol. 2019

Ortiz, H. et al. (2018). Caracterización y estadística de señales volcánicas en los Andes, casos de estudio volcanes Reventador y Cotopaxi en Ecuador. Revista Geofísica, 68, 119-123.

Ortiz H., Johnson J., Ramón P., and Ruiz M. (2018). Using infrasound waves to monitor tropospheric weather and crater morphology changes at Tungurahua Volcano, Ecuador. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 349, 205-2016.

Johnson J., Ruiz M., Ortiz H., and Ramón P. (2018) Infrasound tornillos produced by Volcán Cotopaxi’s deep crater. Geophysical Research Letters, 45, 5436-5444.

Bernard B., Kueppers U., and Ortiz H., (2015) Revisiting the statistical analysis of pyroclast density and porosity data, Solid Earth, 6, 869-879.

Kumagai H., Lacson R., Maeda Y., Figueroa M., Yamashina T., Ruiz M., Palacios P., Ortiz H., and Yepes H., (2013) Source amplitudes of volcano-seismic signals determined by an amplitude source location method as a quantitative measure of event sizes. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 257, 57-71.


Reinhard, A.A., Jackson, M.G., Blusztajn, J., Koppers, A.A.P., Simms, A.R., Konter, J.G., (2019).  “Petit Spot” rejuvenated volcanism superimposed on plume-derived Samoan Shield volcanoes: evidence from a 645-m drill core from Tutuila Island, American Samoa.  Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 20: 1485-1507.

Reinhard, A.A., Jackson, M.G., Harvey, J., Brown, C.R., & Koornneef, J.M. (2016). Extreme differences in 87Sr/86Sr between Samoan lavas and the magmatic olivines they host: Evidence for highly heterogeneous 87Sr/86Sr in the magmatic plumbing system sourcing a single lava. Chemical Geology 439: 120-131.

Jackson, M.G., Price, A.A., Blichert-Toft, J., Kurz, M.D., & Reinhard, A.A. (2016). Geochemistry of lavas from the Caroline hotspot, Micronesia: Evidence for primitive and recycled components in the mantle sources of lavas with moderately elevated 3He/4He. Chemical Geology 455: 385-400.


Simms, A. R., Reynolds, L. C., Bentz, J. M., Roman, A., Rockwell, T. K., & Peters, R. B. (2016). Tectonic subsidence of California estuaries increases forecasts of relative sea-level rise. Estuaries and Coasts. SCEC Contribution 6020

Reynolds, L.C., and Simms, A.R. (2015).  Late Quaternary relative sea level in Southern California and Monterey Bay.  Quaternary Science Reviews 126: 57-66.

Holmquist, J., Reynolds, L., Brown, L., Southon, J., Simms, A.R., and MacDonald, G.  (2015).  Marine radiocarbon reservoir values in southern California estuaries: interspecies, latitudinal, and interannual variability.  Radiocarbon 57: 449-458.

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

Johnathan RICE

Rice, J.A, Simms, A.R., Buzas-Stephens, P., Steel, E., Livsey, D., Reynolds, L.C., Yokoyama, Y., and Halihan, T. (2020).  Deltaic response to climate change: The Holocene history of the Nueces Delta. Global and Planetary Change 191: 103213.


Sanderson, R.W., Matoza, R.S., Fee, D., Haney, M.M., & Lyons, J.J. (2023). Infrasound single-channel noise reduction: application to detection and localization of explosive volcanism in Alaska using backprojection and array processing. Geophysical Journal International, 232, 3.

Sanderson, R.W., Matoza, R.S., Haymon, R.M., & Steidl, J.H. (2021). A pilot experiment on infrasonic lahar detection at Mount Adams, Cascades: Ambient infrasound and wind‐noise characterization at a quiescent stratovolcano. Seismological Research Letters, 92, 5.

Mendo-Pérez, G., Arciniega-Ceballos, A., Matoza, R.S., Rosado-Fuentes, A., Sanderson, R.W., & Chouet, B.A. (2021). Ground-coupled airwaves template match detection using broadband seismic records of explosive eruptions at Popocatépetl volcano, Mexico. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 419, 107378.

Fee, D., Toney, L., Kim, K., Sanderson, R.W., Iezzi, A.M., Matoza, R.S., De Angelis, S., Jolly, A.D., Lyons J.J., & Haney, M.M. (2021). Local explosion detection and infrasound localization by reverse time migration using 3-D finite-difference wave propagation, Frontiers in Earth Science, 9.

Sanderson, R.W., Matoza, R.S., Fee, D., Haney, M.M., & Lyons, J.J. (2020). Remote detection and location of explosive volcanism in Alaska with the EarthScope Transportable Array, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 125

Matoza, R.S., Arciniega-Ceballos, A., Sanderson, R.W., Mendo-Pérez, G., Rosado-Fuentes, A., & Chouet, B.A. (2019). High-broadband seismo-acoustic signature of Vulcanian explosions at Popocatépetl volcano, Mexico, Geophysical Research Letters, 46, 148–157.


Spera, F., & Scruggs, M. (2016) Fractional Crystallization and Assimilation. In Encyclopedia of Geochemistry: A Comprehensive Reference Source on the Chemistry of the Earth. W.M. White, ed., Springer International Publishing.

Elisabeth STEEL

Steel, E., Simms, A.R., Steel, R., Olariu, C. (2018).  Hyperpycnal delivery of sand to the continental shelf: insights from the Jurassic Lajas Formation, Neuquen Basin, Argentina.  Sedimentology 65: 2149-2170.

Steel, E., Buttles, J., Simms, A., Mohrig, D., and Meiburg, E., 2017, The role of buoyancy reversal in turbidite deposition and submarine fan geometry: Geology, v. 40, no. 1, p. 35-38.

Steel, E., Simms, A., Warrick, J., and Yokoyama, Y., 2016, Highstand shelf fans: The role of buoyancy reversal in the deposition of a new type of shelf sand body: GSA Bulletin, v. 128, no. 11/12, p. 1717-1724.

Warrick, J.A., Simms, A.R., Ritchie, A., Steel, E., Dartnell, P., Conrad, J.E., and Finlayson, D.P., 2013, Hyperpycnal plume-derived fans in the Santa Barbara Channel, California: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 40, p. 1-6

Kim, W., Connell, S.D., Steel, E., Smith, G.A., and Paola, C., 2011, Mass balance control on the interaction of axial and transverse channel systems: Geology, v. 39, p. 611-614.


Tasistro-Hart, A., Maloof, A., Schoene, B. & Eddy, M.P. (2020) Astronomically forced hydrology of the Late Cretaceous sub-tropical Potosí Basin, Bolivia. GSA Bull., 1–22. doi:10.1130/b35189.1

Jiong WANG

Toshiro Tanimoto, Jiong Wang (2020). Shallow elasticity structure from colocated pressure and seismic stations in the Piñon Flat Observatory and estimation of Vs30, Geophysical Journal International, Volume 222, Issue 1, July 2020, Pages 678–696

Jiong Wang, Toshiro Tanimoto (2020) Estimating Near‐Surface Rigidity from Low‐Frequency Noise Using Collocated Pressure and Horizontal Seismic Data. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America

Tanimoto, T., & Wang, J. ( 2018). Low‐frequency seismic noise characteristics from the analysis of co‐located seismic and pressure data. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 123, 5853– 5885.

Tanimoto, T., & Wang, J. ( 2019). Theory for deriving shallow elasticity structure from colocated seismic and pressure data. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 124, 5811– 5835


Willhite, L.N., Jackson, M.G., Blichert‐Toft, J., Bindeman, I., Kurz, M.D., Halldórsson, S.A., Harðardóttir, S., Gazel, E., Price, A.A., Byerly, B. L. (2019). Hot and heterogenous high‐ 3He/4He components: New constraints from proto‐Iceland plume lavas from Baffin Island. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. doi: 10.1029/2019gc008654


Zurbuchen, J., Simms, A.R., Warrick, J.A., Miller, I.M., Ritchie, A. (2020).  A model for the growth and development of wave-dominated deltas fed by small mountainous rivers: Insights from the Elwha River delta, Washington. Sedimentology

Zurbuchen, J., Simms, A.R. (2019).  Late Holocene ice-mass changes recorded in a relative sea-level record from Joinville Island, Antartica.  Geology 47: 1064-1068.

Simms, A.R., DeWitt, R., Zurbuchen, J., and Vaughn, P., (2017).  Coastal erosion and recovery from a Cascadia subduction zone earthquake and tsunami.  Marine Geology 392: 30-40.