30th Keck Symposium Volume

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April 2017 – Wesleyan University, CT

Proceedings of the 30th Annual Keck Research Symposium in Geology (pdf)

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Short Contributions— Iceland Tephrastratigraphy Project

TEPHRASTRATIGRAPHY IN ICELAND 
ANDREW DE WET, Franklin & Marshall College and CHRISTOPHER HAMILTON, University of Arizona

GEOMORPHOLOGIC MAP OF THE FISSURE 3 LAVA CHANNEL OF THE 1783-1784 LAKI ERUPTION, ICELAND
ALEXANDRA HUFF, Northern Arizona University
Research Advisor:  James A. Skinner, Jr. U.S. Geological Survey

AN INVESTIGATION OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ‘a‘ā AND SPINY PᾹHOEHOE AT THE HOLUHRAUN LAVA FIELD IN ICELAND
JONATHAN MAGEE, Franklin & Marshall College
Research Advisor: Andrew deWet

EXAMINING THE EMPLACEMENT HISTORY OF A  ROOTLESS CONE COMPLEX ASSOCIATED WITH THE  LAKI VOLCANIC FIELD
ANNY SAINVIL, Smith College
Research Advisors: Mark Brandriss (Smith College), Robert Newton (Smith College)

RECONSTRUCTING JÖKULHLAUP DISCHARGE USING THE MORPHOLOGY OF ERODED VOLCANIC ROOTLESS CONES
KRYSTINA LINCOLN, Williams College
Research Advisor:  Bud Wobus

USING PAHOEHOE CRUST GROWTH RATES TO CONSTRAIN LAVA CHANNEL FORMATION EVENTS AND TIMING
LUCAS ZELLER, Amherst College
Research Advisors:  Andrew deWet (Franklin and Marshal College and Christopher Hamilton (University of Arizona)

IMPLICATIONS OF PAHOEHOE CRUSTAL THICKNESS DISTRIBUTION THE FISSURE 3 LAVA CHANNEL IN LAKI, ICELAND
WILLIAM SPEISER, Wesleyan University
Research Advisor: Christopher W. Hamilton (University of Arizona)

 

Short Contributions—  Great Lakes Dendrochronology Project

DENDROCHONOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF INSULAR FOREST STANDS IN RELATION TO CLIMATE AND WATER-LEVEL FLUCTUATIONS IN THE GREAT LAKES  
Faculty:  KIM DIVER, Wesleyan University

A DENDROCHRONOLOGICAL RECORD OF TWENTIETH CENTURY WATER LEVELS IN GEORGIAN BAY,  ONTARIO, CANADA
LEAH BOURNIVAL, Mt. Holyoke College
Research Advisor:  Michelle Markley (Mt. Holyoke College)

A GIS APPROACH TO THE EFFECTS OF WATER-LEVEL CHANGE ON SOIL PROPERTIES AND TREE SPECIES RICHNESS
EZRA STEINFELD, Wesleyan University
Research Advisor:  Kim Diver (Wesleyan University)

DENDROCHRONOLOGY AND WATER LEVELS AS INDICATORS OF RECENT CLIMATE CHANGE: GEORGIAN BAY, LAKE HURON (ONTARIO, CANADA)
MATTHEW KELLY, Beloit College
Research Advisor:  Carl Mendelson (Beloit College)

 

Short Contributions—  Mollusk Ecology Project

HISTORICAL ECOLOGY OF MARINE MOLLUSKS IN THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO:  INVESTIGATING ANTHROPOGENIC IMPACTS IN COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS THROUGH LIVE-DEAD ANALYSIS  
Faculty:  PAUL HARNIK, Franklin & Marshall College.

ASSESSING THE EFFECTS OF NUTRIENT RUNOFF ON BIVALVE EGG SIZE IN THE GULF OF MEXICO
MORGAN TORSTENSON, Franklin & Marshall College
Research Advisor:  Paul G. Harnik, Franklin and Marshall College

COMPARATIVE TAPHONOMY OF MOLLUSCAN DEATH ASSEMBLAGES FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO
ANIK REGAN, Macalester College
Research Advisor:  Paul G. Harnik (Franklin and Marshall College)

BIVALVE LIVE-DEAD DIFFERENCES RECORD THE IMPACT OF ANTHROPOGENIC EUTROPHICATION ON COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS IN THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO
LUKE GRIMMELBEIN, Beloit College
Research Advisor:  Paul G. Harnik (Franklin and Marshall College)

 

Short Contributions—Salinian Block Project

TECTONIC EVOLUTION OF A DEEPLY EXHUMED ARC SECTION:  A STUDY OF THE PHYSICAL AND PETROLOGIC EVOLUTION OF THE SALINIAN BLOCK, CENTRAL COASTAL CALIFORNIA
ALAN CHAPMAN, Macalester College and SARAH BROWNLEE, Wayne State University

GEOCHRONOLOGIC AND HAFNIUM ISOTOPIC CONSTRAINTS ON THE EVOLUTION OF THE SALINIAN MAGMATIC ARC
GRADY JOHNSON, Macalester College
Research Advisor:  Alan Chapman (Macalester College)

RIM-CORE U-PB GEOCHRONOLOGY AND HF DATING OF DETRITAL ZIRCONS FROM THE SCHIST OF SIERRA DE SALINAS, CALIFORNIA
ALISON HORST, Union College
Research Advisor:  Alan Chapman (Macalester College) and John Garver (Union College)

THE TECTONIC EVOLUTION OF A DEEPLY EXHUMED ARC SECTION: A PETROLOGICAL STUDY OF THE EMPLACEMENT OF THE SIERRA DE SALINAS SCHIST
VERONICA VRIESMAN, Colgate University
Research Advisor:  Martin Wong (Colgate University)

EXHUMATION OF THE SCHIST OF SIERRA DE SALINAS
MOLLY KOVER, Smith College
Research Advisor:  Jack Loveless (Smith College)

IMPLICATIONS OF PRE-CRETACEOUS MARBLES ALONG THE SUR FAULT ZONE, CALIFORNIA, USA: A STUDY OF CALCITE CRYSTALLOGRAPHIC PREFERRED ORIENTATIONS
ERICA WATTS, Mt. Holyoke College
Resesarch Advisor:  Michelle Markley (Mt. Holyoke College)

PRESERVATION OF A SUBDUCTION-RELATED GEOTHERMAL GRADIENT IN THE SCHIST OF SIERRA DE SALINAS, CENTRAL CALIFORNIA COAST RANGES
EMILY GROSS, Macalester College
Research Advisor:  Alan Chapman (Macalester College)

 

Short Contributions—Wisconsin Lake Ecology Project

SUBFOSSIL ASSEMBLAGES AS INDICATORS OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY IN TEMPERATE LAKES OF WISCONSIN  
JILL LEONARD-PINGEL, Washington & Lee University and ANDREW MICHELSON, University of Pittsburgh

DATING OF LACUSTRINE MOLLUSCAN SUBFOSSIL ASSEMBLAGES USING AAR TECHNIQUES TO CONTEXTUALIZE THE INTRODUCTION OF ZEBRA MUSSELS TO A WISCONSIN LAKE
SEQUOYA BUA-LAM, Washington & Lee University
RESEARCH ADVISOR: Jill Leonard-Pingel (Washington & Lee University)

ISOTOPIC ANALYSIS OF SEDIMENTS AS A PROXY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY IN TEMPERATE LAKES OF WISCONSIN
JOHN DANNEHL, Washington & Lee University
Research Advisor: Jill Leonard-Pingel (Washington & Lee University)

A DIATOM-BASED, PALEOLIMNOLOGICAL STUDY OF SHADOW LAKE, WAUPACA COUNTY, WISCONSIN
TAYLOR MOONEY, Colgate University
Research Advisors: Jill Leonard-Pingel (Washington & Lee University), Andy Michelson (University of Pittsburg), Amy Leventer (Colgate University) and Karen Harpp (Colgate University)

HEAVY METAL CONCENTRATIONS AND ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY IN THREE WISCONSIN LAKES
ALEXANDER WAHEED, Whitman College
Research Advisor: Pat Spencer (Whitman College)

SUBFOSSIL OSTRACOD ASSEMBLAGES AS INDICATORS OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND HUMAN IMPACT IN TEMPERATE LAKES OF WISCONSIN
SLOANE GARELICK, Oberlin College
Research Advisor: Jill Leonard-Pingel (Washington & Lee University) and Andrew Michelson (University of Pittsburg)

MAGNETIC SUSCEPTIBILITY AS AN INDICATOR  OF ANTHROPOGENIC ALTERATION TO THREE  WISCONSIN LAKES
ANDREW CONAWAY, The College of Wooster.
Research Advisor: Jill Leonard-Pingel (Washington & Lee University) and Andrew Michelson (University of Pittsburg)

 

Short Contributions—British Columbia Seismic Hazards Project

EVALUATING THE SLIP HISTORY OF CRUSTAL FAULTS UNDERLYING VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA:  IMPLICATIONS FOR SEISMIC HAZARDS 
Faculty:  KRISTIN MORELL, University of Victoria and TOM GARDNER, Trinity University

LATE PLEISTOCENE GLACIAL HISTORY AND EVALUATION OF THE SAN JUAN FAULT, SOUTHWESTERN VANCOUVER ISLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA
BRENDAN POWERS, Trinity University
Research Advisor: Thomas Gardner (Trinity University)

THE SAN JUAN FAULT: AN EAST-WEST TRENDING LEFT-LATERAL STRIKE SLIP FAULT INFERRED FROM ANALYSIS OF KINEMATIC INDICATORS, VANCOUVER ISLAND, BC
NOLAN LESCALLEET, Union College
Research Advisor: Dr. Matthew Manon (Union College)

OLIGOCENE TO RECENT VERTICAL TECTONISM ON SOUTHWESTERN VANCOUVER ISLAND REVEALED BY ANALYSIS OF THE CARMANAH GROUP SEDIMENTARY UNITS
CARLEE AKAM, University of Victoria
Research Advisor: Dr. Kristin Morell

BRITTLE FAULT KINEMATICS OF THE SAN JUAN FAULT ZONE, SOUTHERN VANCOUVER ISLAND,  BRITISH COLUMBIA
JOHN BORAH, Colorado College
Research Advisor: Meredith Bush (Colorado College)

 

Short Contributions—Beaver and Geomorphology Project

THE ROLE OF BEAVER IN SEDIMENT AND CARBON BUDGETS OF THE ADIRONDACK MOUNTAINS, NY  
Faculty:  MATTHEW JUNGERS, Washington and Lee University

CHARACTERIZING BEAVER-INDUCED DIFFERENCES IN REACH-SCALE FLUVIAL MORPHOLOGY, HUNTINGTON WILDLIFE FOREST (HWF), CENTRAL ADIRONDACKS, NY
SARAH GRANKE, Pomona College
Research Advisor: Robert R. Gaines (Pomona College)

ANALYZING THE GEOMORPHIC PARAMETERS OF  BEAVER-CREATED MEADOWS ALONG PANTHER BROOK, NY
SHYAM DAS-TOKE, Whitman College
Research Advisor: Lyman Persico (Whitman College)

BEAVER OCCUPATION AND SEDIMENT BUDGET: PANTHER BROOK, HUNTINGTON WILDLIFE FOREST, NEWCOMB, NY
SPENCER O’BRYAN, Carleton College
Research Advisor: Dr. Matthew Jungers (Washington and Lee University)

 

Short Contributions—Iceland Magma Project

CONSTRAINTS ON MAGMA TRANSPORT AND ERUPTION DYNAMICS AT A GLACIOVOLCANIC PILLOW RIDGE, SOUTHWEST ICELAND:
Faculty:  MEAGEN POLLOCK, The College of Wooster, and BEN EDWARDS, Dickinson College

FRACTURE MECHANICS AND THERMODYNAMICS IN PILLOW LAVAS
MICHELLE ORDEN, Dickinson College
Research Advisor: Benjamin R. Edwards (Dickinson College)

PALEO-ICE THICKNESS OF A GLACIOVOLCANIC TINDAR RIDGE, REYKJANES PENINSULA, SOUTHWEST ICELAND
CHLOE WALLACE, The College of Wooster
Research Advisor: Meagen Pollock (The College of Wooster)

ERUPTIVE HISTORY OF TEPHRA ON UNDIRHLÍĐAR RIDGE, ICELAND
CARA LEMBO, Amherst College
Research Advisor: Jack Cheney (Amherst College)

VESICLE DISTRIBUTION IN GLACIOVOLCANIC PILLOW LAVA FROM UNDIRHLÍÐAR, SOUTHWEST ICELAND
ANNA THOMPSON, Carleton College
Research Advisor: Cameron Davidson (Carleton College)

GLACIOVOLCANIC MEGAPILLOWS OF UNDIRHLÍĐAR, REYKJANES PENINSULA, SOUTHWESTERN ICELAND
RACHEL HEINEMAN, Oberlin College
Research Advisor: Zeb Page (Oberlin College)

NEW INSIGHTS AND EDUCATIONAL TOOLS THROUGH STORY MAPPING OF A GLACIOVOLCANIC TINDAR
CARl-LARS ENGEN, Beloit College
Research Advisor: Susan Swanson (Beloit College)

Robert J. Varga
Editor and Keck Director
Pomona College

Keck Geology Consortium
Pomona College
185 E 6th St., Claremont, CA  91711

Christina Kelly
Proceedings Layout & Design
Scripps College

Keck Geology Consortium Member Institutions:
Amherst College, Beloit College, Carleton College, Colgate University, The College of Wooster,
The Colorado College, Franklin & Marshall College, Macalester College, Mt Holyoke College,
Oberlin College, Pomona College, Smith College, Trinity University, Union College,
Washington & Lee University, Wesleyan University, Whitman College, Williams College

Funding Provided by:
Keck Geology Consortium Member Institutions
The National Science Foundation Grant NSF-REU 1358987
ExxonMobil Corporation

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