Publications by faculty in the University of Iowa Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

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Submissions from 2009

Mid-Wisconsinan environments on the eastern Great Plains, R. G. Baker, E. Arthur Bettis III, R. D. Mandel, and J. A. Dorale

Way out of Africa: Early Pleistocene paleoenvironments inhabited by Homo erectus in Sangiran, Java, E. Arthur Bettis III, Adrianne R. Milius, Scott J. Carpenter, and Roy Larick

Testing for kinetic fractionation of soil organic carbon within Holocene soils; Geological Society of America, 2009 annual meeting, Jessica L. Bruse and E. Arthur Bettis III

Searching for new morphological characters in the systematics of scleractinian reef corals: comparison of septal teeth and granules between Atlantic and Pacific Mussidae, Ann F. Budd and Jarosław Stolarski

Asian Homo erectus converges in time, Russell A. Ciochon and E. Arthur Bettis III

Landscape response to Holocene bioclimatic change recorded in the alluvial stratigraphy of the Little Osage River valley, southeastern Kansas; Geological Society of America, 2009 annual meeting, Adel A. Haj, Rolfe D. Mandel, and E. Arthur Bettis III

Gas transport model for the magmatic system at Mount Pinatubo, Philippines; insights from ( (super 210) Pb)/( (super 226) Ra), Teresa M. Kayzar, Kari M. Cooper, Mark K. Reagan, and Adam J. Kent

Vertical distribution of total carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus in riparian soils of Walnut Creek, southern Iowa, Keith E. Schilling, Jason A. Palmer, E. Arthur Bettis III, and Peter Jacobson

Mirror-image fossils reveal colony form of extinct Cura double dagger ao Isopora, C. C. Wallace and Ann F. Budd

Submissions from 2008

Isotopic evidence for the diversity of late Quaternary loess in Nebraska; glaciogenic and nonglaciogenic sources, John N. Aleinikoff, Daniel R. Muhs, E. Arthur Bettis III, and William C. Johnson

Landscape evolution, alluvial architecture, environmental history, and the archaeological record of the Upper Mississippi River valley; The 39th annual Binghamton geomorphology symposium; fluvial deposits and environmental history; geoarchaeology, paleohydrology, and adjustment to environmental change, E. Arthur Bettis III, David W. Benn, and Edwin R. Hajic

Landscape and landform-scale vegetation patterns reconstructed from carbon isotope studies of paleosol organic matter; Geological Society of America, 2008 annual meeting, E. Arthur Bettis III and Adel E. Haj

Pre-competitive geoscience for geothermal exploration and development in Australia; Geoscience Australia's Onshore Energy Security Program and the Geothermal Energy Project, Ann F. Budd, F. L. Holgate, E. Gerner, and B. F. Ayling

First Record of the Indo-Pacific Reef Coral Genus Isopora in the Caribbean Region: Two New Species from the Neogene of Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, Ann F. Budd and Carden C. Wallace

Caribbean chronostratigraphy refined with U-Pb dating of a Miocene coral, Rhawn F. Denniston, Yemane Asmerom, Victor Y. Polyalk, and Donald F. McNeill

Mitochondrial and Nuclear Genes Suggest that Stony Corals Are Monophyletic but Most Families of Stony Corals Are Not (Order Scleractinia, Class Anthozoa, Phylum Cnidaria), Hironobu Fukami, Chaolun Allen Chen, Ann F. Budd, and Allen Collins

Deciphering complex soil/site formation in sands, D. L. Johnson, D. N. Johnson, D. W. Benn, and E. Arthur Bettis III

The Impact of Fossils from the Northern Dominican Republic on Origination Estimates for Miocene and Pliocene Caribbean Reef Corals, Kenneth G. Johnson, Ann F. Budd, James S. Klaus, and Donald F. McNeill

Late Neogene planktonic foraminifera of the Cibao Valley (northern Dominican Republic): Biostratigraphy and paleoceanography, B. D. Lutz, S. E. Ishman, D. F. McNeill, and J. Klaus

Erratum; Origin and paleoclimatic significance of late Quaternary loess in Nebraska; glaciogenic and nonglaciogenic sources, Daniel R. Muhs, E. Arthur Bettis III, John N. Aleinikoff, and John McGeehin

Origin and paleoclimatic significance of late Quaternary loess in Nebraska; evidence from stratigraphy, chronology, sedimentology, and geochemistry, Daniel R. Muhs, E. Arthur Bettis III, John N. Aleinikoff, and John McGeehin

New isotopic evidence from zircons and k-feldspars for the sources of upper Mississippi River valley loess during the last glacial period; Geological Society of America, 2008 annual meeting, Daniel R. Muhs, Kathleen R. Simmons, E. Arthur Bettis III, and John N. Aleinikoff

Morphology and ecological zonation of Caribbean reef corals: the Montastraea 'annularis' species complex, John M. Pandolfi and Ann F. Budd

Timing of degassing and plagioclase growth in lavas erupted from Mount St. Helens, 2004-2005, from (super 210) Po- (super 210) Pb- (super 226) Ra disequilibria; A volcano rekindled; the renewed eruption of Mount St. Helens, 2004-2006, Mark K. Reagan, Kari M. Cooper, John S. Pallister, and Carl R. Thornber

Petrogenesis of volcanic rocks from Saipan and Rota, Mariana Islands, and implications for the evolution of nascent island arcs, Mark K. Reagan, Barry B. Hanan, Matthew T. Heizler, and Brian Hartman

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238U-230Th-226Ra-210Pb-210Po, 232Th-228Ra and 235U-231Pa constraints on the ages and petrogenesis of Vailulu’u and Malumalu Lavas, Samoa., Mark K. Reagan, K W. Sims, S R. Hart, J Blusztajn, H Staudigel, R A. Sohn, G D. Layne, L A. Ball, and J Andrews

238U- and 232Th-decay series constraints on the timescales of crystal fractionation to produce the phonolite erupted in 2004 near Tristan da Cunha, South Atlantic Ocean, Mark K. Reagan, Simon Turner, Matthew Legg, and Kenneth W. Sims

Origin of adakitic lavas in the Mariana Forearc, Melinda Woods, O. Ishizuka, Mark K. Reagan, and K. A. Kelley

Submissions from 2007

Paleosols And Wind-Blown Sediments, Weathering Profiles, E. Arthur Bettis III

Environmental conditions during the early Pleistocene peopling of Sunda; Geological Society of America, 2007 annual meeting, E. Arthur Bettis III, Russell L. Ciochon, Yahdi Zaim, and Yan Rizal

Latest glacial and early Holocene megafloods in the Upper Mississippi River valley; Geological Society of America, South-Central Section, 41st annual meeting; Geological Society of America, North-Central Section, 41st annual meeting, E. Arthur Bettis III and Edwin R. Hajic

Age, origin, and provenance of Wisconsin loess in northeastern Nebraska and adjacent Iowa; Geological Society of America, South-Central Section, 41st annual meeting; Geological Society of America, North-Central Section, 41st annual meeting, E. Arthur Bettis III, H. M. Roberts, and J. A. Mason

Facies change vs. climate change; digging through floodplain sediments for a record of bioclimatic change; Geological Society of America, South-Central Section, 41st annual meeting; Geological Society of America, North-Central Section, 41st annual meeting, Adel Haj, E. Arthur Bettis III, and Jeffrey A. Dorale

Age, distribution & lithology of the Sheldon Creek Formation, north central Iowa; Geological Society of America, South-Central Section, 41st annual meeting; Geological Society of America, North-Central Section, 41st annual meeting, Susan J. Kilgore, E. Arthur Bettis III, and Deborah J. Quade

Environmental controls on corallite morphology in the reef coral Montastraea annularis, James S. Klaus, Ann F. Budd, Jeffrey M. Heikoop, and Bruce W. Fouke

A late Miocene low-nutrient window for Caribbean reef formation?, K. L. Maier, J. S. Klaus, D. F. McNeill, and Ann F. Budd

Middle to Late Pleistocene loess record in eastern Nebraska, USA, and implications for the unique nature of Oxygen Isotope Stage 2, J. A. Mason, R. M. Joeckel, and E. Arthur Bettis III

Origin and paleoclimatic significance of late Quaternary loess in Nebraska; Geological Society of America, South-Central Section, 41st annual meeting; Geological Society of America, North-Central Section, 41st annual meeting, D. R. Muhs, E. Arthur Bettis III, John N. Aleinikoff, and John P. McGeehin

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Vapor Transport Prior to the October 2004 Eruption of Mount St. Helens, Washington: Insight from Li and 210Pb Systematics., Mark K. Reagan, Adam JR Kent, Jon Blundy, Katharine V. Cashman, Kari M. Cooper, Carrie Donnelly, John S. Pallister, Michael C. Rowe, and Carl R. Thornber

The timing, source, and flux of last glacial loess accumulation in the North American Midcontinent; XVII International Union for Quaternary Research congress, Helen M. Roberts, E. Arthur Bettis III, and Joseph A. Mason

Loess Records, North America, Helen M. Roberts, D. R. Muhs, and E. Arthur Bettis III

Submissions from 2006

Upper Mississippi River valley sedimentary architecture and the archaeological record; Geological Society of America, 2006 annual meeting, E. Arthur Bettis III

The origin and divergence of modern Caribbean reef coral genera, Ann F. Budd

Tephra deposits for the past 2600 years from Irazu Volcano, Costa Rica; Volcanic hazards in Central America, Scott K. Clark, Mark K. Reagan, and Deborah A. Trimble

Early stages in the evolution of Izu-Bonin Arc volcanism; new age, chemical, and isotopic constraints, Osamu Ishizuka, Jun-Ichi Kimura, Yi B. Li, and Robert J. Stern

A 6000 year stalagmite growth banding record for Cold Water Cave, northeastern Iowa; annual and seasonal precipitation changes, M. C. Jones, L. A. Gonzalez, L. Hanson, and A. J. Allabastro

Missing Links in Bioinformatics Education: Expanding Students' Conceptions of Bioinformatics Using a Biodiversity Database of Living & Fossil Reef Corals, R. H. Nehm and Ann F. Budd

The eruptive history of Turrialba volcano, Costa Rica, and potential hazards from future eruptions, Mark K. Reagan

Timescales of degassing and crystallization implied by (super 210) Po- (super 210) Pb- (super 226) Ra disequilibria for andesitic lavas erupted from Arenal Volcano; Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica; magma genesis and volcanological processes, Mark K. Reagan, F. J. Tepley, J. B. Gill, and M. Wortel

Closed- to open-system differentiation at Arenal Volcano (1968-2003); Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica; magma genesis and volcanological processes, Carrie H. Ryder, J. B. Gill, F. J. Tepley, and F. Ramos

Submissions from 2003

Patterns in Holocene colluvium and alluvial fans across the prairie-forest transition in the Midcontinent USA; Geoarchaeology of alluvial fans and colluvial deposits, E. Arthur Bettis III

Last Glacial loess in the conterminous USA, E. Arthur Bettis III, Daniel R. Muhs, Helen M. Roberts, and Ann G. Wintle

Comparison of Caribbean Coral Reef Communities before and after Plio-Pleistocene Faunal Turnover: Analyses of Two Dominican Republic Reef Sequences, James S. Klaus and Ann F. Budd

The taxonomic status of Porites sverdrupi, an endemic coral of the Gulf of California, R. A. Lopez-Perez, H. Reyes-Bonilla, Ann F. Budd, and F. Correa-Sandoval

Characteristics of the Severance Formation; a new late Quaternary lithostratigraphic unit in the eastern plains of North America; Geological Society of America, North-Central Section, 37th annual meeting, Rolfe D. Mandel and E. Arthur Bettis III

Hornblende stratigraphy surrounding Homo erectus in central Java, Indonesia; Geological Society of America, North-Central Section, 37th annual meeting, Emily M. Miller, Mark Reagan, Russell L. Ciochon, and E. Arthur Bettis III

Stratigraphy and palaeoclimatic significance of late Quaternary loess-Palaeosol sequences of the last interglacial-glacial cycle in central Alaska; Loess, and the Dust Indicators and Records of Terrestrial and Marine Palaeoenvironments (DIRTMAP) database, Daniel R. Muhs, Thomas A. Ager, E. Arthur Bettis III, and John P. McGeehin

Quaternary loess-Paleosol sequences as examples of climate-driven sedimentary extremes; Extreme depositional environments; mega end members in geologic time, Daniel R. Muhs and E. Arthur Bettis III

Unprecedented last-glacial mass accumulation rates determined by luminescence dating of loess from western Nebraska, Helen M. Roberts, Daniel R. Muhs, Ann G. Wintle, and Geoff A.T. Duller

Submissions from 2002

Holocene paleoenvironments in southeastern Minnesota – chasing the prairie-forest ecotone, Richard G. Baker, E. Arthur Bettis III, R. Denniston, and L. A. Gonzalez

Late-glacial loess, paleoenvironment and people in the North American Mid-Continent; Environmental change and human migrations in the North Pacific Basin, E. Arthur Bettis III

Depositional and environmental context for Homo erectus into the Solo Basin, central Java, Indonesia; Geological Society of America, 2002 annual meeting, E. Arthur Bettis III, Russell L. Ciochon, Roy Larick, and Yahdi Ziam

The effects of temporal and spatial patterns of Holocene erosion and alluviation on the archaeological record of the Central and Eastern Great Plains, U.S.A., E. Arthur Bettis III and Rolfe D. Mandel

Incipient speciation across a depth gradient in a scleractinian coral?, D. B. Carlon and Ann F. Budd

Multiple subduction components in the mantle wedge; evidence from eruptive centers in the central Southern volcanic zone, Chile, Rosemary Hickey-Vargas, Murong Sun, Leopoldo Lopez-Escobar, and Hugo Moreno-Roa

The age and paleoclimatic significance of eolian sand within the Green River lowland, northwestern Illinois; Environmental change and human migrations in the North Pacific Basin, Joseph R. Krieg, E. Arthur Bettis III, Steven L. Forman, and Daniel R. Muhs

Character Release Following Extinction in a Caribbean Reef Coral Species Complex, John M. Pandolfi, Catherine E. Lovelock, and Ann F. Budd

Determination of dust flux records in Mid-continental North America using optical dating; Environmental change and human migrations in the North Pacific Basin, Helen M. Roberts, Daniel R. Muhs, Geoff A. Duller, and Ann G. Wintle

Position of the Matuyama-Brunhes paleomagnetic datum within the pre-Illinoian Alburnett Formation, eastern Iowa; Geological Society of America, Southeastern Section, 51st annual meeting; Geological Society of America, North-Central Section, 36th annual meeting, Charles W. Rovey, E. Arthur Bettis III, and William F. Kean

The role of basalt replenishment in the generation of basaltic andesites of the ongoing activity at Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica; evidence from clinopyroxene and spinel, Martin J. Streck, Michael A. Dungan, E. Malavassi, and Mark K. Reagan

(231Pa/235U)-(230Th/238U) of young mafic volcanic rocks from Nicaragua and Costa Rica and the influence of flux melting on U-series systematics of arc lavas, Rebecca B. Thomas, Marc M. Hirschmann, Hai Cheng, and Mark K. Reagan

Submissions from 2001

Plant remains, alluvial chronology, and cave speleothem isotopes indicate abrupt Holocene climatic change at 6 ka in midwestern USA, Richard G. Baker, E. Arthur Bettis III, R. F. Denniston, and l. A. Gonzalez

The nature of the Pleistocene/Holocene transition in the upper Midwest, USA; geoarchaeological implications; Geological Society of America, 2001 annual meeting, E. Arthur Bettis III

Morphology and evolution of the late Cenozoic marine biota of tropical America, Ann F. Budd

The Neogene Marine Biota of Tropical America ("NIMITA") Database: Accounting for Biodiversity in Paleontology, Ann F. Budd, Charles T. Foster, John P. Dawson, and Kenneth G. Johnson

The Origin and Early Evolution of the Montastraea "annularis" Species Complex (Anthozoa: Scleractinia), Ann F. Budd and James S. Klaus

Observation of the geology and geomorphology of the 1999 Marsokhod test site, R. A. De Hon, N. G. Barlow, Mark K. Reagan, and E. Arthur Bettis III

Accelerated Pleistocene coral extinctions in the Caribbean Basin shown by uranium-lead (U-Pb) dating, S. R. Getty, Y. Asmerom, T. M. Quinn, and Ann F. Budd

Geological analysis of the Silver Lake Marsokhod field test from ground-truth sampling and mapping; The Marsokhod Silver Lake field experiment, Edmond A. Grin, Mark K. Reagan, Natalie A. Cabrol, and E. Arthur Bettis III

Late glacial paleowind directions as inferred from sand dunes within the Green River lowland, north-central Illinois; a test case for atmospheric general circulation models (AGCMs); Geological Society of America, 2001 annual meeting, Joseph R. Krieg, E. Arthur Bettis III, and Steven L. Forman

Use and analysis of soils by archaeologists and geoscientists; a North American perspective, Rolfe D. Mandel and E. Arthur Bettis III

Geologic mapping in glaciated areas; using landform sediment assemblages to map the Des Moines Lobe in Iowa; Geological Society of America, North-Central Section, 35th annual meeting, Deborah J. Quade, E. Arthur Bettis III, and James D. Giglierano