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Research & Scholarship

The research and scholarly efforts of our faculty ensure that our students are educated in a vibrant and engaged environment. Recent research and scholarship projects are listed below.

Abstracts

Koziol, A. M. (2012). Contact Relationships between Goshen Dome rocks and surrounding schists, West-Central Massachusetts, USA (5th ed., vol. 44, pp. 59). Dayton OH: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs.

Koziol, A. M., McGrew, A. J. A framework for learning-centered curricular innovation in the Department of Geology at The University of Dayton. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs (5th ed., vol. 43, pp. 300). Boulder, CO: Geological Society of America.

Koziol, A. M., McGrew, A. J. A framework for learning-centered curricular innovation in the Department of Geology at The University of Dayton. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs (5th ed., vol. 43, pp. 300). Boulder, CO: Geological Society of America.

Sandy, M. R. (2012). “Dayton’s own” – the Dayton limestone – a Silurian building stone from southwestern Ohio. North Central Section, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Dayton, Ohio: Geological Society of America.

Sandy, M. R., Peckmann, J. (2012). New records of Mesozoic brachiopods (Dimerelloid rhynchonellids) from hydrocarbon-seep deposits; Anarhynchia from the Jurassic of Oregon and California, USA; Peregrinella from the Cretaceous of Tibet. Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Charlotte, North Carolina: Geological Society of America.

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Book

Sandy, M. R., Goldman, D. (2012). On and around the Cincinnati Arch and Niagara Escarpment: Geological Field Trips in Ohio and Kentucky for the GSA North-Central Section Meeting, Dayton, Ohio, 2012. In Sandy, M. R., Goldman, D. (Ed.), On and around the Cincinnati Arch and Niagara Escarpment: Geological Field Trips in Ohio and Kentucky for the GSA North-Central Section Meeting, Dayton, Ohio, 2012 (vol. 27, pp. 130 p.). Boulder, Colorado: Geological Society of America.

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Book Chapters

Panday, P. K., Bulley, H., Haritashya, U., Ghimire, B. (2012). "Supraglacial lake classification in the Everest region Nepal Himalaya." In Thakur, J. K., Singh, S. K., Ramanathan, A., Prasad, M. B.K, Gossel, W. (Ed.), Geospatial Techniques for Managing Environmental Resources (pp. 86-99). Dordrecht: Springer.

Sandy, M. R. (2012). "Downtown Dayton: Building stones, geology, and the Great Dayton Flood of 1913." In Sandy, M. R., Goldman, D. (Ed.), On and around the Cincinnati Arch and Niagara Escarpment: Geological Field Trips in Ohio and Kentucky for the GSA North-Central Section Meeting, Dayton, Ohio, 2012 (vol. 27, pp. 87-120). Boulder, Colorado: Geological Society of America.

Sandy, M. R. (2012). "Golden olden days of the Ordovician, Silurian Seas, and Pleistocene Ice: An introduction to the geology of the Dayton area, Ohio." In Sandy, M. R., Goldman, D. (Ed.), On and around the Cincinnati Arch and Niagara Escarpment: Geological Field Trips in Ohio and Kentucky for the GSA North-Central Section Meeting, Dayton, Ohio, 2012 (vol. 27, pp. 55-86). Boulder, Colorado: Geological Society of America.

Sandy, M. R. (2012). "Preface." In Sandy, M. R., Goldman, D. (Ed.), On and around the Cincinnati Arch and Niagara Escarpment: Geological Field Trips in Ohio and Kentucky for the GSA North-Central Section Meeting, Dayton, Ohio, 2012 (vol. 27, pp. v - vii.). Boulder, Colorado: Geological Society of America.

Sandy, M. R., Mielke, D., Fabian, A. (2012). "Fossil collecting from the Middle Devonian Silica Formation, Paulding, North-West Ohio." In Sandy, M. R., Goldman, D. (Ed.), On and around the Cincinnati Arch and Niagara Escarpment: Geological Field Trips in Ohio and Kentucky for the GSA North-Central Section Meeting, Dayton, Ohio, 2012 (vol. 27, pp. 121-130). Boulder, Colorado: Geological Society of America.

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Contract

Kavanaugh, J. L. (Co-Principal), Geiger, D. R. (Co-Principal), Goldman, D. (Co-Principal), Wu, S.-Y. (Co-Principal). “Monitoring the Ecological Restoration of a Mitigation Wetland.” Sponsored by Miami Valley Hospital, $76,560. (August 8, 2007 - December 31, 2013).

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Grants

Goldman, D. (Principal), Wu, S.-Y. (Co-Principal), Mitchell, C. E. (Co-Principal), Melchin, M. J. (Co-Principal), Sheets, H. D. (Co-Principal). “Collaborative Research: Graptolite Biogeography, Paleo-GIS, and Evolutionary Dynamics of Early Paleozoic Zooplankton.” Sponsored by National Science Foundation, $465,584. (June 1, 2010 - May 31, 2014).

Haritashya, U. (Other), Kargel, J. (Principal), Bishop, M. (Co-Principal), Furfaro, R. (Co-Principal), Leonard, G. (Co-Principal), Bush, A. (Other). “Quantitative Characterization of Glacier State and Dynamics in South Asia and Validation in Alaska using Repeat ASTER Multispectral and Terrain Information..” Sponsored by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), $682,808. (December 1, 2010 - November 30, 2013).

Haritashya, U. (Co-Principal), Kargel, J. (Principal), Leonard, G. (Co-Principal), Bishop, M. (Other). “Interdisciplinary science applications to glacier and alpine hazards in relation to development and habitation in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya: SERVIR Science Team project..” Sponsored by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), $999,886. (July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2016).

McGrew, A. J. (Principal). “Geological Mapping of the Humboldt Peak Quadrangle, Nevada.” Sponsored by Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology. (1998 - Present).

Sandy, M. R. “Brachiopod shell beds as indicators and predictors of ancient hydrocarbon seeps: assessing their geological, paleoecological, evolutionary and biostratigraphic significance..” Sponsored by American Chemical Society - Petroleum Research Fund, $65,000. (June 2011 - August 2014).

Sandy, M. R. (Co-Principal). “Climate literacy through Challenger Learning Centers: Using the national network of Challenger Learning Centers for large-scale teacher professional development in climate literacy, with a special focus on integrating NASA data into classroom activities. Award to Dayton Public Schools.” Sponsored by NASA Global Climate Change Education Grant: Research Experiences, Teaching and Learning, $564,000. (December 2009 - June 2013).

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Invited Lectures & Addresses

Goldman, D., Podhala´nska, T., Sheets, H. D., Bergström, S. M., Nõlvak, J., Reinhart, K. “High Resolution Stratigraphic Correlation and Biodiversity Dynamics of Middle and Late Ordovician Marine Fossils from Poland and Baltoscandia.” GeoShale, Polish Geological Institute, Warsaw, Poland. (May 10, 2012).

Sandy, M. R. “Familiar faces, unusual faces (Mesozoic brachiopods from chemosynthesis-based communities).” Colloquium, Department of Geology, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. (May 11, 2012).

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Journal Article

Sandy, M. R., Lazar, I., Peckmann, J., Birgel, D., Stoica, M., Roban, R. D. (2012). "Methane-seep brachiopod fauna within turbidites of the Sinaia Formation, Eastern Carpathian Mountains, Romania." Palaeogeography, Palaeoecology, Palaeoclimatology, 323-325, 42-59.

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Papers

Goldman, D., Wu, S.-Y., Mitchell, C. E., Melchin, M. J., Fan, J., Sheets, H. D. “Biogeography and Mass Extinction: Extirpation and re-invasion of Normalograptus species (Graptolithina) in the Late Ordovician Palaeotropics..” Geological Society of America North Central Section, Geological Society of America, Dayton, OH. (April 23, 2012).

Haritashya, U. “Debris cover impact on Himalayan glaciers within specific climatic conditions.” American Geophysical Union (AGU), San Francisco, USA. (December 5, 2012).

Haritashya, U. “Glacier retreat and downwasting in the Himalaya.” Association of American Geographers (AAG), Seattle, USA.. (February 25, 2012).

Haritashya, U., Bishop, M., Kargel, J., Neely, T. “International Symposium on Cryosphere and Climate Change.” American Geophysical Union (AGU), San Francisco, USA. (April 2, 2012).

Haritashya, U., Pleasants, M. “comparison of ice velocity and melting pattern in the eastern Himalaya and New Zealand alps using aster satellite data.” Geological Society of America, Charlotte, NC. (November 7, 2012).

Haritashya, U., Pleasants, M. “Application of image differencing and DEM differencing in glaciological studies.” Geological Society of America North-Central section Annual Meeting, Dayton, OH. (April 24, 2012).

Koziol, A. M. “Contact Relationships Between Goshen Dome Rocks and Surrounding Schists, West-Central Massachusetts, USA.” Geological Society of America North-Central Meeting, Geological Society of America, Dayton, OH USA. (April 24, 2012).

McGrew, A. J. “60 Million Years Of Magmatism and Deep-Crustal Flow: Does the Ruby-East Humboldt Core Complex Preserve the ‘Roof-Zone’ of a Deep-Crustal Channel Beneath the Nevadaplano?” Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America, Charlotte, NC. (November 4, 2012).

McGrew, A. J. “Glimpsing Mountains from the Midcontinent: An Integrated Pedagogical Model Exploring Earth’s Internal Processes through the lens of the Global Tectonic Paradigm.” Geological Society of America North-Central Section Meeting, Geological Society of America, Dayton. (April 24, 2012).

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Paper Published in Conference Proceedings

Haritashya, U. (2012). "Effectiveness of four water-bearing zones of the glacierized basin in meltwater runoff modeling." UK: Proceedings of a symposium held at Jackson Hole, WY, USA September 2010, to be published by IAHS (International Association of Hydrological Society) Red Books.

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Posters

Mazur, E., Haritashya, U. “Climate-glacier relationship of retreating Alaskan glaciers.” American Geophysical Union (AGU), San Francisco, USA. (December 4, 2012).

Oxman, M., Goldman, D., Jaak, N., Wu, S.-Y. “Ordovician chitinozoan biogeography and paleoecology: examining the effect of habitat on species longevity.” The Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, The Geological Society of America, Charlotte, North Carolina. (November 6, 2012).

Pleasants, M., Haritashya, U. “Ice velocity correlation in different mountain ranges using ASTER images.” American Geophysical Union (AGU), San Francisco, USA. (December 4, 2012).

Sheets, D., Goldman, D., Wu, S.-Y., Mitchell, C. “One hundred years of range charts: extracting and managing taxonomic presence-absence data.” The Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, The Geological Society of America, Charlotte, North Carolina. (November 4, 2012).

Wu, S.-Y. “Historical trends in the extreme precipitation in the USA.” American Geophysical Union annual meeting, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA. (December 4, 2012).

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