Research & Scholarship

The intellectual power and creative vitality of the College of Arts and Sciences reside in our faculty. While students lie at the center of the College’s attention, the work of the College’s faculty makes possible the distinctive education in the liberal arts and sciences that our graduates attain. All of the College’s achievements and aspirations spring in some way from faculty members’ creativity, talent, and dedication in scholarship, teaching, and professional service. Recent faculty research and scholarship projects are listed below.

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Contracts

Haritashya, U. (Co-Principal), K, J. (Principal), Leonard, G. (Co-Principal). "Detailed Bathymetric and Hydrological/ Glaciological Assessment required for Structural Design of Imja Lake Lowering." Sponsored by United Nations Development Programme, $36,000. (October 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014).

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, 2016).

Haritashya, U. (Principal). "Modeling Wetland Evolution and its Geo-Hydrological Processes at the Silver Lake Wetlands, Miami County, Ohio." Sponsored by Dean's Funds for Excellence, $6,462. (May 15, 2014 - August 15, 2014).

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. (August 7, 2012 - August 6, 2016).

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

McGrew, A. J. (Co-Principal), Rahl, J. M. (Co-Principal). "Exhumation and Tectonic Significance of the Wood Hills ‐ East Humboldt Range Metamorphic Core Complex, Nevada." Sponsored by National Science Foundation and Keck Geology Consortium, $40,000. (March 1, 2014 - Present).

Sandy, M. R. (Co-Principal). "Teaching Children the Way Things Work: Curiosity in the Classroom: continued funding for Geology ILLC component." Sponsored by College of Arts and Sciences, University of Dayton. ..$ (2013 - 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).

Sponsored Research

Bedaso, Z. (Other). "African Climate Initiatives." Sponsored by Johns Hopkins University and National Meteorology Of Ethiopia, $40,000. (June 1, 2012 - January 11, 2014).

Presentations

Invited Lectures or Addresses

Bedaso, Z., Levin, N. E., Passey, B. H., Quade, J. "Records of East African Paleosol Carbonates as a Proxy for the Last 4.5 Ma, Implications for Human Evolution." Goldschmidts 2014, Sacramento, Ca. (June 13, 2014).

Wu, S.-Y. "Weather & Climate: the basic science." Centerville Liberal Take on Global Issues Series. Centerville, OH. (March 11, 2014).

Panels or Other

McGrew, A. J., Schwartz, J. J., Camilleri, P. A., Sullivan, W. A., Kalakay, T., Barnes, C. G. "Theme Session 1: The eclectic tectonic legacy of Arthur W. Snoke— Metamorphic core complexes at age 35." Geological Society of America Rocky Mountain-Cordilleran Joint Meeting, Geological Society of America, Bozeman, MT. (May 19, 2014).

McGrew, A. J., Schwartz, J. J., Camilleri, P. A., Sullivan, W. A., Kalakay, T., Barnes, C. G. "Theme Session 2: The eclectic tectonic legacy of Arthur W. Snoke— Comparative anatomy and tectonic evolution of continental margins from the Precambrian to the Recent." Geological Society of America Rocky Mountain-Cordilleran Joint Meeting, Geological Society of America, Bozeman, MT. (May 19, 2014).

Papers

Boyle, J., Wu, S.-Y., Goldman, D., Melchin, M. J., Sheets, H. D., Mitchell, C. E. "Distinguishing sampling and ecologic effects on geographic range and duration in graptolites." The Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, The Geological Society of America, Vancouver, Canada. (October 21, 2014).

Leslie, S. A., Goldman, D. "Insights into Amorphognathus paleobiology and taxonomy from bedding plane occurrences of A. tvaerensis." The Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, The Geological Society of America, Vancouver, Canada. (October 22, 2014).

Wu, Y., Wu, S.-Y. "Changing characteristics of precipitation in China." Annual Meeting of Association of American Geographers. (April 9, 2014).

Posters

Koziol, A. M. "Flipping the Upper Level Classroom: An Anecdotal Report." 2014 Annual National Meeting, Geological Society of America, Vancouver BC, Canada. (October 22, 2014).

Sales, R., Goldman, D., Paris, F., Sheets, H. D. "Chitinozoan biodiversity in the ordovician of gondwana: an interval-free approach using the quantitative stratigraphic correlation program CONOP9." The Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, The Geological Society of America, Vancouver, Canada. (October 22, 2014).

Workshops

Wu, S.-Y. "Analytical functions in Geobiodiversity database." Annual Meeting of Geological Society of America, GSA, Vancouver, Canada. (October 18, 2014).

Published Intellectual Contributions

Abstracts

Gregory, L., Kargel, J., Regmi, D., Haritashya, U., Bishop, M., Roberto, F. (2014, Compounding hazards facing Nepalese villages due to glacial lake Thulagi, extreme monsoons, and landslides. Vienna: European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU).

Haritashya, U., Armstrong, R., Bishop, M., Hess, T., Kargel, J., Raup, B. (2014), The Global Land Ice Measurement from Space Project (GLIMS): Current Status of the Database; and SERVIR Himalaya: Update on Growth of Glacial Lakes and Unstable Landscape. Kathmandu: International Conference on Cryosphere of the Hindu Kush Himalaya: State of the Knowledge and Hindu Kush Himalayan Cryosphere Data Sharing Policy.

Haritashya, U., Hess, T. (2014), Hazards associated with high altitude rain-fed lakes. San Francisco: American Geophysical Union (AGU).

Hess, T., Haritashya, U. (2014), Identifying and evaluating possible trigger mechanisms for Glacial Lake Outburst Floods in the Hindu Kush Himalayas using remote sensing satellite data. San Francisco: American Geophysical Union (AGU).

Hryniewicz, K., Little, C. T. S., Nakrem, H. A., Hammer, O., Kaim, A., Sandy, M. R., Vinn, O. (2014), Shallow water seeps from Jurassic–Cretaceous Boreal Sea (Svalbard, Norwegian Barents Sea) (6th ed., vol. 46, pp. 619). Denver, CO: Geological Society of America. https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2014AM/webprogram/Paper244666.html

Kargel, J., Gregory, L., Haritashya, U. (2014), ASTER image based assessment of glacier mass balance of Nanga Parbat massif, Pakistan. Vienna: European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU).

Koziol, A. M. (2014), Flipping the Upper Level Petrology Classroom: An Anecdotal Report (vol. 46, pp. 733). Denver CO: GSA Abstracts with Program. gsa.confex.com/gsa/2014AM/webprogram/Paper246916.html

Book Chapters

Bishop, M., Bush, A., Furfaro, R., Gillespie, A., Hall, D., Haritashya, U., Shroder, J. (2014). Theoretical foundations of remote sensing for glacier assessment and mapping. In Kargel, J., Bishop, M., Raup, B., Kaab, A., Leonard, G. (Eds.), Global Land Ice Measurements from Space (GLIMS) (pp. 23-52). Dordrecht: Springer Praxis.

Bishop, M., Shroder, J., Ali, G., Bush, A., Haritashya, U., Roohi, R., Sarikaya, M. A., Weihs, B. (2014). Remote sensing of glaciers in Afghanistan and Pakistan. In Kargel, J., Leonard, G., Bishop, M., Kääb, A., Raup, B. (Eds.), Global Land Ice Measurements from Space (GLIMS) (pp. 509-548). Dordrecht: Springer Praxis.

Chinn, T., Kargel, J., Leonard, G., Haritashya, U., Pleasants, M. (2014). New Zealand’s Glaciers. In Kargel, J., Leonard, G., Bishop, M., Kääb, A., Raup, B. (Eds.), Global Land Ice Measurements from Space (GLIMS) (pp. 675-715). Dordrecht: Springer Praxis.

Kargel, J., Arendt, A., Beedle, M., Bush, A., Carreño, F., Castellanos, E., Haritashya, U., Leonard, G., Lillo, J., Lopez, I., Pleasants, M., Wolfe, D. (2014). Multispectral Image Analysis of Glaciers and Glacier Lakes in the Chugach Mountains, Alaska. In Kargel, J., Leonard, G., Bishop, M., Kääb, A., Raup, B. (Eds.), Global Land Ice Measurements from Space (GLIMS) (pp. 297-332). Dordrecht: Springer Praxis.

Quincey, D., Bishop, M., Kääb, A., Berthier, E., Flach, B., Bolch, T., Buchroithner, M., Kamp, U., Khalsa, S. J. S., Toutin, T., Haritashya, U., Racoviteanu, A., Shroder, J., Raup, B. (2014). Digital terrain modeling and glacier topographic characterization. In Kargel, J., Leonard, G., Bishop, M., Kääb, A., Raup, B. (Eds.), Global Land Ice Measurements from Space (GLIMS) (pp. 113-144). Dordrecht: Springer Praxis.

Journal Articles

Chen, Y., Lu, H., Zhang, E., Zhang, H., Xua, Z., Yi, S., Wu, S.-Y. (2014). Test stable carbon isotopic composition of soil organic matters as a proxy indicator of past precipitation: study of the sand fields in northern China. Quaternary International.

Hryniewicz, K., Nakrem, H. A., Hammer, O., Little, C. T. S., Kaim, A., Sandy, M. R., Hurum, J. H. (2014). The palaeoecology of the latest Jurassic-earliest Cretaceous hydrocarbon seep carbonates from Spitsbergen, Svalbard. Lethaia, 22 pages.

Kiel, S., Glodny, J., Birgel, D., Bulot, L. G., Campbell, K. C., Gaillard, C., Graziano, R., Kaim, A., Lazar, I., Sandy, M. R., Peckmann, J. (2014). The paleoecology, habitats, and stratigraphic range of the enigmatic Cretaceous brachiopod Peregrinella. PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science), 9(10), 1-18.

Pfeffer, W. T., 7. o. i. H., Haritashya, U. (2014). The Randolph Glacier Inventory: a globally complete inventory of glaciers. Journal of Glaciology. NOTE: Multi-authored article. Haritashya is part of the Randolph consortium and contributed glacier time series outline for HKH region. Journal of Glaciology, 60(221), 537-552.

Sandy, M. R., Hryniewicz, K., Hammer, Ø, Nakrem, H. A., Little, C. T. (2014). Brachiopods from Late Jurassic – Early Cretaceous hydrocarbon seep deposits, central Spitsbergen, Svalbard. Zootaxa, 3884(6), 501-532. www.mapress.com/zootaxa/

Wu, S.-Y., Miller, A. I. (2014). The shortest distance between two points isn’t always a great circle: getting around land masses in the calibration of marine geodisparity. Paleobiology, 40(3), 428–439.

Zhang, L., Fan, J., Chen, Q., Wu, S.-Y. (2014). Reconstruction of the Hirnantian (Late Ordovician) palaeotopography in the Upper Yangtze region, South China. Estonian Journal of Earth Sciences, 63(4), 329-334.

Maps

McGrew, A. J., Snoke, A. W. (2014), Geological Map of the Welcome Quadrangle and Adjacent Part of the Wells Quadrangles, Elko County, Nevada. Reno, Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology.

Papers Published in Conference Proceedings

McGrew, A. J., Rahl, J. M. (2014). Pure and simple: SEM-EBSD analysis of quartzite CPOS from the Ruby-East Humboldt extensional shear zone, Elko County, Nevada, Geological Society of America Rocky Mountain-Cordilleran Joint Meeting, Abstracts with Programs (5th ed., vol. 46, pp. 6). Bozeman, Montana: gsa.confex.com/gsa/2014RM/webprogram/Paper238552.html

Song, Y., Zhang, Y., Goldman, D., Z, W., X, F., Xuan, M. (2014). Latest Darriwilian to Early Sandbian Graptolite Biostratigraphy in Chengkou, northern Chongqing, South China. In Zhang, Y. (Ed.), Field Excursion Guidebook, International Geoscience Programme Project 591, Field Workshop, Kunming, China. Beijing: Science Press.

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