Student Research

As part of our commitment to providing a hands-on, field-oriented approach to the study of geology and environmental science, our department is committed to undergraduate research. Under the advisement of a faculty mentor, students are encouraged to develop research initiatives, to obtain funding in support of their projects, and to publish their results. Below are the references for recent research papers presented by students from our department at the national meetings of academic organizations including the Geological Society of America and the American Geophysical Union.

†Denotes student coauthor
Bold indicates student coauthor from the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences

 

2016

Jones, A.D., Burmeister, K.C., Giorgis, S.D., 2016, 3D Visualization skills – do students possess the training and confidence needed to succeed at capstone summer field courses?: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 48, No. 7, doi: 10.1130/abs/2016AM-285297

Robinson, J.M., †Jones, A.D., Burmeister, K.C., †Severson, A.R., †Noethe, S.A., Stewart, M.A., 2016, Preliminary outcrop-scale Rf/ϕ petrofabric analysis of conglomerate from the Jurassic Tuttle Lake Formation; Mount Tallac roof pendant, El Dorado County, CA: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 48, No. 7, doi: 10.1130/abs/2016AM-285297 Winner of Sigma Gamma Epsilon National Council Best Undergraduate Poster Award at 2016 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America

Burmeister, K.C., Kuiper, Y.D., †Mainwaring, N.E., Anma, R., Orihashi, Y., and †Shiomi, K., 2016, Petrography and provenance of the northernmost Shawangunk Formation; Hudson Valley, New York: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 48, No. 2, doi: 10.1130/abs/2016NE-272876

2015

Lopez, A.R., Burmeister, K.C., †Avalos, R.M., †Stokes, M.F., Nittrouer, J.A., Carter, M.J., Giorgis, S.D., and Corsetti, F.A., 2015, Petrofabric analysis of samples from the Cyclothem sequences of the western Irish Namurian Basin (WINB) deformed within the Variscan foreland fold-thrust belt: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 47, No. 7, p.532.

2014

†Severson, A.R., †Klemm, B.M., Burmeister, K.C., †Wilson, A.D., †Noethe, S.A., and Stewart, M.A., 2014, Preliminary geologic map of the Grass Lake area in the southernmost Mount Tallac roof pendant; Desolation Wilderness Area, Eldorado County, California: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 46, No. 6, p.563.

2013

Klemm, B.M., Burmeister, K.C., Giorgis, S.D., and Vollmer, F.W., 2013, Post-folding vertical flattening strain fabrics in mechanically rigid rocks deformed under sub-metamorphic conditions in a foreland fold-thrust belt: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 45, No. 7, 592 p. Winner of Sigma Gamma Epsilon Austin A. Sartin Best Undergraduate Best Poster Award at 2013 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America (first place out of 100 entries)

Teauge, K.E., Rademacher, L.K., †Lang, J.M., and Faul, K.L., 2013, Relationship between microbial communities and metal mobility in urban watersheds, eastern San Francisco Bay Area, CA: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 45, No. 7, 592 p.

Wilson, A.D., 2013, Petrography of the Neroly Formation (Miocene), Diablo Range, San Joaquin County, California: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 45, No. 7, 592 p.

2012

Yun, J.E.L., L.K. Rademacher, K.L. Faul, 2012, Sediment core derived history of metal cycling through a small, acid mine drainage impacted reservoir in Oakland, CA: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 44, No. 7, p. X.

Klemm, B.M., Vollmer, F.W., Burmeister, K.C., 2012, Preliminary finite strain and fabric analysis of conglomerate from the Shawangunk Formation; northern Appalachian fold-thrust belt, Hudson Valley, New York: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 44, No. 7, p. 241.

†Gunderson, M., Vollmer, F.W., †Mainwaring, N.E., Burmeister, K.C., Walker, J.R., Kuiper, Y.D., 2012, Kinematic Analysis of the Rosendale Thrust Fault; Northernmost Central Appalachian Fold-Thrust Belt, New York: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 44, No. 7, p. 240. Winner of Sigma Gamma Epsilon Austin A. Sartin Best Undergraduate Best Poster Award at 2012 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America (first place out of 97 entries)

Rademacher, L.K., Burmeister, K.C., McIntosh, P.J., †Brown, C.J., †Hargrave, K.L., 2012, Using Informal Collaborations Between Residential Learning Communities and K-12 Schools to Foster Student Learning and Support Earth Science Curriculum Standards:Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 44, No. 7, p. X.

2011

McDaniel, G.R., Rademacher, L.K., Faul, K.L., Brunell, M., and Burmeister, K.C., 2011,The Impact of Microbial Communities on Water Quality in an Acid Mine Drainage Impacted Watershed: American Geophysical Union Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 43, No. 5, p. 122.

McDaniel, G.R., Rademacher, L.K., Faul, K.L., and Burmeister, K.C., 2011, The fate of the trace metals in an urban watershed impacted by acid mine drainage: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 43, No. 5, p. 122.

Rademacher, L.K., Faul, K.L., †McDaniel, G., 2011, Impact of a small downstream reservoir on metal cycling in acid mine drainage impacted waters: Mineralogical Magazine, 75(3):1686.

2010

Rademacher, L.K., †Rong, Y., Hill, T.M., †C. Hiromoto, †A. Fisher, 2010, Coastal marsh sediments from Bodega Habor: Archives of environmental changes at the terrestrial-marine interface, Eos Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract OS31B-1413.

McDaniel, G.R., Rademacher, L.K., Faul, K.L., Harrington, B., 2010, Characterization of geochemical cycles in Lion Creek watershed, Oakland, CA: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 42:5, p.28778.

Crawford, L.E., Burmeister, K.C., †Penfold, M., Wilkerson, M.S., and Marshak, S., 2010,Compiling a GIS-based geologic map from multiple legacy formatted data sources: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 42, No. 5, p. 274.

2009

†McLaughlin, W.N., †Brown, C.J., Rademacher, L.K., 2009, Sources of water quality impairments in the Lincoln Creek watershed, Lewis County Washington: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 41:7, p.667.

Fisher, A.M., Rademacher, L.K., Hill, T.M., Myhre, S.B., 2009, What coastal marsh sediments reveal about land use change: Bodega Bay, CA: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs.

Rademacher, L.K., Burmeister, K.C., †Colafrancesco, K.C., Brodie, C., and Jacobson, S., 2009, Establishing a residential learning community in the earth and environmental sciences: Abstracts with Programs – Geological Society of America, Vol. 41, No., p. 93.

Colafrancesco, K.C., Rademacher, L.K., Burmeister, K.C., †Giovannoni, S.C., †Kief, J.M., and †Suter, J.B., 2009, Chemical evolution and hydrology of northern Sierra Nevadan mineral springs: Abstracts with Programs – Geological Society of America, Vol. 41, No. 7, p. 666.

2008

McLaughlin, K.N., Rademacher, L.K, Hill, T.M., Faul, K.L., †Myhre, S.B., Spero, H.J., 2008, U/Ca ratios in deep-sea corals: Testing the relationship with carbon dioxide in seawater: Eos Trans. AGU 89(53), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract OS21A-1164.

Giovannoni, S., Rademacher, L.K., 2008, Impact of land use on water quality in the Lower Calaveras River watershed: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 40:1, p.71.

McLaughlin, W.N., †Fisher, A., †Colafrancesco, K., †Womack, K., †Lopez, S., Hogue, T., Rademacher, L.K., 2008, Effects of northern sierra fire management strategies on post-fire soil properties: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 40:1, p.71.

Galon, M.A., †Kerns, S.M., Burmeister, K.C., Paterson, S.R., 2008, STRAIN3D: a new computer program for the graphical and statistical analysis of 2D and 3D strain: Abstracts with Programs – Geological Society of America, Vol. 40, No. 1, p. 65.

2007

Barberis, V.B., Rademacher, L.K., and Burmeister, K.C., 2007, Conducting a campus waste audit: techniques and strategies for designing a successful inventory of materials in a solid waste stream: Abstracts with Programs – Geological Society of America, Vol. 39, No. 4, p.28

Fisher, A.M., †Bean, J.R., †Myrvold, C.M., Hill, T.M., Rademacher, L.K., 2008,Establishing a long-term record of coastal erosion along Sonoma Coast State Beaches, California: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 40:1, p.70.

Rademacher, L.K., Hill, T.M., †Bean, J.R., †Fisher, A.M., †Myrvold, C.M., 2007, Bringing the ocean to the classroom:  Using real scientific data to engage students in environmental stewardship: EOS Trans. AGU, 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract ED51B-0415.