This collection also includes master's and honors theses produced by Geography majors between 1931-1959.


Events from 2022

Modeling Partial Melting of Metamorphic Rocks on Santa Catalina Island, Piper Kramer and F. Zeb Page

Theses/Dissertations from 2021


Petrology of an oxidized blueschist cobble from the San Onofre Breccia, California, USA, Alaina A. Helm

Events from 2020

Spatial and Temporal Impact of Land Use on Erosion and Creek Development in Plum Creek, Oberlin OH, Monica Dix, Lea Milando, Sam Mader, Amelia Lewis, Marcus Hill, Sophia Maffie, Franklin Sussman, and Amanda Schmidt

Petrology of an Exotic blueschist from Santa Catalina Island, Sarah Hampton, F. Zeb Page, and Jade Star Lackey

Theses/Dissertations from 2019


The Molluscan Taphofacies of and Influence of Callianassid Shrimp on a Carbonate Lagoon (St. Croix, US Virgin Islands), Rowan Lee

Events from 2018


An Exploration of Native Alaskan Cultural Heritage through Technology, Ethnography, and Oral History, Val Masters

Theses/Dissertations from 2017


Glaciovolcanic Megapillows of Undirhliðar, Reykjanes Peninsula, Southwestern Iceland, Rachel Heineman


Experimental Biomechanics of Trinucleid Fringe Pits (Trilobita), Kirk Pearson

Experimental Biomechanics on Trinucleid Fringe Pits (trilobita), Kirk Pearson

Events from 2016

Quantifying Land Use and Erosion in Southwest China, Megan Curiel and Zanna Doak

Analyzing Geomorphic Impact of Early Agriculture on the Tibetan Plateau, Dominic Fiallo

Geologic Mapping of Putative Paleolake Deposits in a Coprates Catena, Mars, Joe Martin


Paleoenvironmental analysis of Cretaceous mudstones at Slope Mountain, Alaska using carbon stable isotopes, Ashley Ratigan

Viewing the Underground with Ground Penetrating Radar, Ashley Ratigan

Pliocine Diatom Abundance as Proxy for Temperature in Weddell Sea: ODP Site 697, Elena Robakiewicz

Effects of Grain Size, Mineralogy, and Acid-Extractable Grain Coatings on the Distribution of Fallout Radionuclides in River Sediment, Adrian Singleton


An Investigation of AMS in Oman Ophiolite Gabbros, Sarah D. Trutner

Theses/Dissertations from 2015


Pillars and Buttes: A Petrologic Comparison of Modern and Ancient Hydrocarbon Seep Rock, Erica C. Morelli

Theses/Dissertations from 2014


How Unusual is Tropical Storm Irene? A Case Study of Storm Deposition in Littleville Lake, Huntington, MA, Catherine Dunn


Full of Hot Air: Heat Flow at the Medicine Lake Volcano Hot Spot, Modoc County, California, Katrina D. Gelwick


Low-Temperature Deformation of Mixed Siliciclastic & Carbonate Fault Rocks of the Copper Creek, Hunter Valley, and McConnell Thrusts, Jack R. Hoehn


Eclogites and eclogites: Oxygen isotope evidence of a shared subduction origin for Franciscan eclogites and Moses Rock eclogite xenoliths, William F. Hoover

Response of Herbivorous Fish Communities to a New Resource: Insight into Macroalgal Phase Shifts on Coral Reefs, Christopher Pickens


The Effect of Rainfall and Post-revolutionary Land-use Changes on Sediment Yield in Weixi Basin, Yunnan, China : New insights from multi-temporal land-use classification and radionuclide analyses, Yue Qiu

Events from 2013

An Archaeometric Study of Black Gloss Ceramics from Monte Pallano, Abruzzo, Akemi Berry

Using Short-Lived Radionuclides to Explore the Effects of Agricultural Drainage Tiles on Erosion Depth in the Vermilion Watershed, Ohio, Jennifer Bower


Controlling Factors on Bedrock River Sinuosity in the Eastern Tibetan Plateau, Lydia Curliss

Groundwater Storage in Western China and Eastern Tibet Observed from Precipitation-Discharge Hysteresis, Alden Gilliom

Remote Sensing Gypsum in the Chihuahuan Desert, Arianna Goodman


Thermobarometric Modeling of the Catalina Amphibolite Unit: Implications for Tectonic and Metasomatic Models, Henry W. Towbin

Palynology and Megafaunal Extinction in Southern Westchester County, NY, Alexander L. Yorke

Theses/Dissertations from 2011


Magnetic Properties of the Bishop Ash in the San Andreas Fault Borderlands, Becky Strauss

Theses/Dissertations from 2006


Taphonomic and Sedimentologic Study of the Cretaceous Tepee Buttes Limestone, Hilary G. Close

Petrographic Investigation of the Anomalous Age of a Precambrian Tuff in the Nauga Formation of South Africa, Maxwell Rudolph

Theses/Dissertations from 2004


Epibiont Guilds as Paleoecological Tools in Environmental Analysis: An Example From Modern and Ordovician Shell Substrates, Stacy M. Boore


Microstructures and Deformation in Some Fault Rocks From The McConnell Thrust at Mount Yamnuska (Alberta): Implications for Fluid Flow and Faulting and Cycles of Strain-Hardening and Softening, Lowell Miyagi

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

Strontium Variations in a Speleothem from Crevice Cave, Missouri: Potential for High Resolution Paleoclimate Reconstruction, Jessica Oster

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

Textural Characterization of Microlites in Rhyolitic Obsidian: Implications for Crystallization, Eruptive Time Scales, and Degassing in the Inyo Volcanic Chain, Eastern California, Celestine N. Mercer


Impact Spherules From Western Australia: A Textural Analysis of Really Old Tiny Rocks, Dawn C.S. Ruth

The Role of Biological Processes in Modem Microbialite Morphogenesis: A Field and Experimental Approach to the Stromatolitic/Thrombolitic Subtidal Mounds near Lee Stocking Island, Bahamas, Rebekah N. Shepard

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

Deformational Styles of Transpression: Three Areas Along the Southern San Andreas Fault, Luke Jensen


Disarticulation and Dissolution of Crab Remains Across a Depth Gradient in the Bahamas: A Taphonomic Study, Rebecca A. Lincoln

The Microstratigraphy of the Meadville Member of Lodi, Northeastern Ohio: A Lithofacies Analysis, Andrew S. Madof


Bad-Boy Bryozoan Biomarkers: Cheilostome Distribution Patterns Along a Bahamian Depth Gradient, Christopher J. Nytch

Theses/Dissertations from 1999


Bridger Formation Sandstones Used as an Indication of Tectonics in the Green River Basin and Western Wyoming, Lisa S. Novins

A Comparative Study of Microstructures and Rheology From Two Thrust Fault Settings, Matthew Strine


Olivine Petrofabric Analysis from the Leka Ophiolite Complex, Sarah J. Titus

Theses/Dissertations from 1998


The Petrography of the Buck Creek Dunite Body, Clay County, NC: Implications about its Origin and Emplacement, Trista L. Thornberry

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

Petrography and Sedimentology of the Nauga Tuffs, Campbellrand Subgroup, Griqualand West, South Africa: Implications for Magma Composition, Volcanism, Depositional Mechanisms and Setting, Darian Davies

Paleoenvironmental Interpretation of the Messinian Kalavasos Formation, Kato Moni, Cyprus, Allison L. Dunn

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

Taphonomy of Holocene and Pliocene Molluscan Assemblages in Bahia Concepcion and the Loreto Basin, Baja California Sur, Mexico, Christina Empedocles

Molluscan Assemblages of Bahia Concepcion: Holocene Analogs to Pliocene Marine Rift Basin Faunas of Baja California, Mexico, Chris Gustafson


Modern Marine Sediments of Bahia Concepcion: Patterns, Processes, and Potential Analogues to Neogene Rift Basin Deposits of Baja California, Timothy William Reardon

Theses/Dissertations from 1993


Using Fourier Transform Analysis to Extract Information From the Shapes of Folded Layers, Thomas Billiard

Shell Concentrations and Their Genesis: Case Studies in the Middle Devonian of Ohio and the Lower Pliocene of Baja California Sur, John Warren Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 1991

Cataclasite Formation Along the McConnell Thurst and Its Implications to Deformation, Susan E. Van Gundy

Theses/Dissertations from 1990


Strain and Volume Loss in a Second Order Buckle Fold, Central Appalachian Valley and Ridge, U.S.A., Michelle J. Markley

Theses/Dissertations from 1989


Paleoenvironmental History of the Middle Ordovician Rugosa of Eastern North America, Gretchen Hampt Andreasen

Theses/Dissertations from 1988

The Petrogenesis of the Red Hill Alkaline Igneous Complex, New Hampshire, USA, Seth Charles Moran

Theses/Dissertations from 1987


Petrographic Criteria for the Recognition of 'Magadi-Type' Cherts, Kathryn A. Schubel

Theses/Dissertations from 1985

Bay of Islands Ophiolite Complex Western Newfoundland, Brian McAninch

Theses/Dissertations from 1979


Two Upper Cretaceous Flysch Sequences in the Caribbean Mountains of Venezuela and Their Relationship to Caribbean Tectonics, Stephen A. Meyer

Theses/Dissertations from 1975


The Geochemistry and Origin of Volcanic Features in the Quezaltenango Area, John R. Easter

Geological Reconnaissance of the Lake Atitlan Area, Glen T. Penfield

Theses/Dissertations from 1974

The Origin of Granites, Barbara Eisenstein

Theses/Dissertations from 1968


A Two-Part Research Report: Xray Florescence Methods, David Walker

Theses/Dissertations from 1963


A Paleontological Study of the Gunflint Microfossil Assemblage, J. William Schopf

Theses/Dissertations from 1959


The Shiner, and Its Use as a Source of Income in Worcester, and Southeastern Worcester County, Massachusetts, Robert William Spayne

Theses/Dissertations from 1951


The Origin of Asymmetry of Position of Longitudinal Subsequent Streams in the Folded Appalachians, Andy Joe Broscoe


The Main Trade Ports on the Coasts of the Indian Ocean, Anton Luger

An Analysis of the Effect of the Army Engineer Program on the Economic Geography of the Ohio Valley, Zita Anne Mueller

Theses/Dissertations from 1948


A Phase of the Upper Devonian of Western Highland County, Virginia, Helen Pulver Foreman


Geographic Interpretation of Land Use in Lorain County, Ohio, George M. Howe


A Textural Analysis of the Bedford Shale of Lorain County, Ohio, Troy James Laswell

Theses/Dissertations from 1947


The Artificial Drainage in Lorain County, Ohio, Jessie Rose Turk

Theses/Dissertations from 1946

Achievement of College Students in a Test on States, Lois Elaine Coulson

Theses/Dissertations from 1942

The Industrial Development of the Lake Plain of Ohio for the Nineteenth Century, Marylouise George

Theses/Dissertations from 1938


A Mechanical Analysis of the Oriskany Sandstone in Northwestern Virginia, Selma G. Hirsh


The Paleozoic Stratigraphy of Lorain County, Ohio, Edwin Hugo Wenberg

Theses/Dissertations from 1937


Temperature Influences of Lake Erie, Robert W. Schloemer

Theses/Dissertations from 1936


Amherst Township, A Regional Study, Ruth C. Rockwood

Theses/Dissertations from 1933


The Geography of Egypt, Walter W. Ristow


A Geographic Interpretation of the Agricultural Regions of Ohio, Margaret Elizabeth Stevens

Theses/Dissertations from 1931


Geology and Acid Intrusions of Marlboro Township, Vermont, Stanley Gordon Elder


The Geography of Marlboro Town, Vermont, Ethel A. Frank


The Geology and Petrography of a Portion of Marlboro and Brattleboro Townships, Windham County, Vermont, Elizabeth Putnam Richards

Theses/Dissertations from 1924


The Physiographic History of Five River Valleys in Northern Ohio, Milton M. Champion