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

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.

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. X.

†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. X.

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.