Recent Student Theses
Humberto Carvajal-Ortiz (Ph.D. Geological Sciences – in progress) "Stable isotopes of carbon, hydrogen, and sulfur in clathrates containing methane and hydrogen sulfide as potential biosignatures on icy planetary bodies"
Adam Johnson (Ph.D. Biochemistry – in progress) "Amino acid preservation in simulated and natural sulfate mineral assemblages as analogs for surficial processes on the surface of Mars"
Melanie, Everett (Ph.D. 2009), "Chain length distribution, isotopic signatures, and taphonomy of plant n-alkane biomarkers for varying plant developmental stages and environmental conditions". [Science article]
Hoffman, Katrina, M.S. 2008. Contrasting sulfur isotopic characteristics for sulfate and sulfide in a lacustrine sediment profile from Lake Fryxell, Antarctica.
Solano-Acosta, Wilfrido, Ph.D., 2007. Coal-bed methane content and CO2 sequestration potential of Illinois Basin coals.
Strąpoć, Dariusz, Ph.D. 2007. Coalbed gas origin and distribution in the southeastern Illinois Basin.
Villinski, Jennifer, Ph.D., 2007.
Arango, Irene, Ph.D., 2006. Sulfur isotopic characterization of bedrock, alkaline lakes, and evaporitic sediment from a closed-drainage basin on the Oregon basalt plateau. [AAT 3232579] [Proquest 1208133441] [oclc 154330395] [iucat 0542850001]
Lis, Grzegorz, Ph.D., 2006. Effects of thermal maturation on organic hydrogen-2/hydrogen-1 ratios and hydrogen isotopic exchangeability in Paleozoic marine kerogens (type-II). [AAT 3223056] [Proquest 1172102631] [oclc 146487640] [iucat 0542733218]
Mariga, Jeffrey, Ph.D., 2005. Petrogenetic evolution and oxygen isotopic studies of xenoliths from the Voisey's Bay Intrusion, Labrador, Canada. [AAT 3202898] [Proquest 1172079771] [oclc 82451190] [iucat 0542509709]
Harvey, Mark, M.Sc., 2005. Combustion of fossil organic matter at the K/T boundary. [oclc 72439229]
Anglen, Brandy, Ph.D., 2005. Contrasting sulfur isotopic characteristics for sulfate and sulfide in water and sediment profiles from three lakes in Taylor Valley, Antarctica. [AAT 3183912] [Proquest 954063151] [oclc 71844697] [iucat 0542253712]
Gupta, Nabanita, M.Sc., 2005. Sedimentary and diagenetic cycling of carbon and sulfur in fine-grained sediments from a saline-alkaline lake in Warner Valley, Oregon. [oclc 61246838]
Boice, Anand Erik, Ph.D., 2004. Sulfur isotopic evidence of microbial activity during deposition of a Neoarchean shale and in modern deep groundwater, Witwatersrand Basin, South Africa. [AAT 3162226] [Proquest 862921891] [oclc 58397461]
Henning, Mark, M.Sc., 2003. Development and application of a multi-valve GC-IRMS gas inlet system. [oclc 52966295]
Struck, Scott, Ph.D., 2003. Soil organic matter in created and natural estuarine wetlands: importance to benthic macrofaunal communities and elemental cycling (C, N, P, S, Fe). [AAT 3111941] [Proquest 765143581] [oclc 54490670]
Graham, Sean, M.Sc., 2003. Wetland peat accretion and phosphorus accumulation: implications for Upper Klamath Lake (Oregon) water quality management.
Overberg, Kristi, M.Sc., 2003. Metal accumulation and partitioning in Margaritifera falcata (Goul, 1985) in Bear valley Creek, Idaho.
Elliott, William S., Jr., Ph.D., 2002. Climatic and tectonic significance of the sedimentology, provenance, and stable carbon isotope geochemistry of continental mudrocks of the Cloverly Formation (Lower Cretaceous) in Wyoming. [AAT 3075941] [Proquest 765174711] [oclc 51685463]
Kulp, Tom, Ph.D., 2002. The stratigraphic distribution and geochemical speciation of selenium in the Upper Cretaceous Pierre Shale and Niobara Formation in South Dakota. [AAT 3076011] [Proquest 765176511] [oclc 51765449]
Johnson, Tim, Ph.D., 2001. Oxygen isotopic fractionation in CO2 laser microprobes: Testing the metal-oxide-metal fluoride chemical and isotopic exchange hypothesis. [AAT 3038507] [Proquest 726318371] [oclc 48893652]
Eigenbrode, Jennifer, M.Sc. 1999. Sedimentological, carbon-isotopic and molecular records of Late Holocene climate in the sediments of Soda Lake, Carrizo Plain, California. [oclc 42322638]
Warner, Matt, Ph.D., 1998. Geochemical characterization of sedimentary organic matter and hydrothermal petroleum in the black shale-hosted Zn-Pb deposit at Red Dog Mine, Western Brooks Range, Alaska. [AAT 9919492] [Proquest 734376131] [oclc 51734176]
Davis, Cara, Ph.D., 1998. Paleoceanographic influences on accumulation of organic matter and trace metals in Cretaceous black shale and carbonate, Western Maracaibo Basin, Venezuela. [AAT 9907332] [Proquest 732974231] [oclc 40922189]
Park, Young-Rok, Ph.D., 1998. Stable isotopic studies of hydrothermal systems located above and below the Duluth Complex, Midcontinent Rift System, Minnesota. [AAT 9907314] [Proquest 732877781] [oclc 41085514]
Coats, Jennifer Ayers, M.Sc. 1998. Carbon isotopic variation in terrestrial organic matter across the Jurassic-Cretaceous boundary in the Wind River and Big Horn basins, Wyoming. [oclc 40842662]
Carmo, Ana Maria dos Santos, Ph.D., 1997. An isotopic and geochemical study of climatic and oceanographic factors influencing organic-matter preservation during the Late Cretaceous in Sergipe Basin, Brazil. [AAT 9518540] [Proquest 739838071] [oclc 38465407]
McCoy, Megan E., M.Sc., 1997. Oxide stockpile assessment, Golden Sunlight Mine, Whitehall, MT. [Montana] [oclc 37826237]
Mora, German, M.Sc. 1997. Geochemical and isotopic record of climate fluctuations during the Middle and Late Pleistocene in lacustrine deposits from the Sabana de Bogota Basin, Colombia. [oclc 37856729]
Santos Neto, Eugenio Vaz dos, Ph.D., 1996. Isotopic characterization of the Cretaceous lacustrine and marine-evaporitic sequences and related oils from the Potiguar Basin, northeastern Brazil. [AAT 9727968] [Proquest 739827191] [oclc 38736401]
Wang, Ruiliang, Ph.D., 1996. Molecular and isotropic signals of environmental/climatic changes in modern and ancient hypersaline sedimentary records. [AAT 9627053] [Proquest 742633541] [oclc 36781825]
Dzvonik, Joseph, M.Sc., 1996. Alkenones as records of oceanic paleotemperatures: Studies of Eocene and Oligocene sediments from the north, south, and equatorial Atlantic. [oclc 36419086]
Suits, Neil, M.Sc., 1996. Paleoceanographic interpretation of a sulfur isotopic excursion in pyrite and acid-volatile sulfides from the Hartland Shale and Bridge Creek Limestone members of the Greenhorn Formation near Pueblo, Colorado. [oclc 36724061]
Monk, Stephen Mark, M.Sc., 1995. Distribution and characterization of organic matter in sediments of the Santa Monica basin, offshore California. [oclc 34930037]
Guthrie, John Marshall, Ph.D., 1994. Organic geochemistry and carbon isotopic compositions of strata in the Upper Ordovician Maquoketa Group and oils in Ordovician reservoirs from the Illinois Basin. [AAT 9518540] [Proquest 741953821] [oclc 32852653]
Lee, Insung, Ph.D., 1994. Petrologic and geochemical studies of the Spruce Road copper-nickel deposit, Duluth Complex, Minnesota. [AAT 9500401] [Proquest 741105821] (PDF not available) [oclc 31597933]
Bian, Lianggiao, M.Sc., 1994. Isotopic biogeochemistry of individual compounds in a modern coastal marine sediment (Kattegat, Denmark and Sweden). [oclc 31195477]
Fluegge, Arnim, M.Sc., 1994. Molecular-isotopic derivation of maps of sea-surface temperature and oceanic pCO2 in the eastern equatorial Pacific. [oclc 31210347]
Wendorf, Scott, M.Sc., 1992. Speciation and isotopic fractionation of sulfur in sediments of the Santa Monica Basin, offshore California. [oclc 26919466]
Hieshima, Glenn, Ph.D., 1992. Organic and isotopic geochemical study of the middle Proterozoic Nonesuch Formation, North American Midcontinent Rift. [AAT 9231552] [Proquest 747640511] (PDF not available) [oclc 27043843]
Zaback, Doreen, Ph.D., 1992. Geochemical and stable isotopic study of the carbon-sulfur-iron-manganese-phosphorus system in the Miocene Monterey Formation, Santa Maria Basin, California. [AAT 9235314] [Proquest 744438581] (PDF not available) [oclc 27180414]
Freeman, Katherine, Ph.D., 1991. The carbon isotopic compositions of individual compounds from ancient and modern depositional environments. [AAT 9203435] [Proquest 744648001] (PDF not available) [oclc 26023105]