Publications by BGC Scientists

Below is a comprehensive list of publications by BGC scientists. Included are publications by current BGC Faculty arising from prior affiliations elsewhere.

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Balco, G., DeJong, B., Ridge, J.C., Bierman, P.R., Rood, D., 2021, Atmospherically-produced beryllium- 10 in annually laminated late-glacial sediments of the North American Varve Chronology. GEOCHRONOLOGY 3: 1-33. DOI: 10.5194/gchron-3-1-2021


de Wet, C.B., Erhardt, A.M., Sharp, W.D., Marks, N.E., Bradbury, H.J., Turchyn, A.V., et al., 2021, Semiquantitative estimates of rainfall variability during the 8.2 kyr event in California using speleothem calcium isotope ratios. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS 48, e2020GL089154. DOI: 10.1029/2020GL089154

Fedorchuk, N.D., Griffis, N.P., Isbell, J.L., Goso, C., Rosa, E.L.M., Montañez, I.P., Yin, Q.-Z., Huyskens, M.H., Sanborn, M.E., Mundil, R., Vesely, F.F., and Iannuzzi, R., 2021, Provenance of late Paleozoic glacial/post-glacial deposits in the eastern Chaco-Paraná Basin, Uruguay and southernmost Paraná Basin, Brazil: JOURNAL OF SOUTH AMERICAN EARTH SCIENCES 106, p.102989, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsames.2020.102989.


Griffis, N., Montañez, I., Mundil, R., Le Heron, D., Dietrich, P., Kettler, C., Linol, B., Mottin, T., Vesely, F., Iannuzzi, R., Huyskens, M., and Yin, Q.-Z., 2021, High-latitude ice and climate control on sediment supply across SW Gondwana during the late Carboniferous and early Permian: GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA BULLETIN, DOI: 10.1130/B35852.1.

Hovers, E., Gossa, T., Asrat, A., Niespolo, E.M., Resom, A., Renne, P.R., Ekshtain, R., Herzlinger, G., Ketema, N., and Martínez-Navarro, B., 2021, The expansion of the Acheulian to the Southeastern Ethiopian Highlands: Insights from the new early Pleistocene site-complex of Melka Wakena. QUATERNARY SCIENCE REVIEWS 253, Article 106763. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2020.106763


Spector, P. and Balco, G., 2021, Exposure-age data from across Antarctica reveal mid-Miocene establishment of polar desert climate. GEOLOGY 49: 91-95. DOI: 10.1130/G47783.1


Wilson Mantilla, G.P., Chester, S.G.B., Clemens, W.A., Moore, J.R., Sprain, C.J., Hovatter, B.T., Mitchell, W.S., Mans, W.W., Mundil, R., and Renne, P.R., 2021, Earliest Palaeocene purgatoriids and the initial radiation of stem primates. ROYAL SOCIETY OPEN SCIENCE 8, Article 210050. DOI: 10.1098/rsos.210050


Alemseged, Z., Wynn, J.G., Geraads, D., Reed, D., Barr, W.A., Bobe, R., McPherron, S.P., Deino, A., Alene, M., Sier, M.J., Roman, D., and Mohan, J., 2020, Fossils from Mille-Logya, Afar, Ethiopia, elucidate the link between Pliocene environmental changes and Homo origins. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS 11, Article 2480. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-16060-8


Balco, G., 2020, Technical note: A prototype transparent-middle-layer data management and analysis infrastructure for cosmogenic-nuclide exposure dating. GEOCHRONOLOGY 2:  169-175. DOI: 10.5194/gchron-2-169-2020

Balco, G., 2020, Glacier Change and Paleoclimate Applications of Cosmogenic-Nuclide Exposure Dating. ANNUAL REVIEW OF EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCES 48: 21-48. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-earth-081619-052609


Balter-Kennedy, A., Bromley, G., Balco, G., Thomas, H., and Jackson, M.S., 2020, A 14.5-million-year record of East Antarctic Ice Sheet fluctuations from the central Transantarctic Mountains, constrained with cosmogenic He-3, Be-10, Ne-21, and Al-26. CRYOSPHERE 14: 2647-2672. DOI: 10.5194/tc-14-2647-2020

Ben-Israel, M., Matmon, A., Hidy, A.J., Avni, Y., and Balco, G., 2020, Early-to-mid Miocene erosion rates inferred from pre-Dead Sea rift Hazeva River fluvial chert pebbles using cosmogenic Ne-21. EARTH SURFACE DYNAMICS 8: 289-301. DOI: 10.5194/esurf-8-289-2020


Bordy, E.M., Abrahams, M., Sharman, G.R., Viglietti, P.A., Benson, R.B.J., McPhee, B.W., Barrett, P.M., Sciscio, L., Condon, D., Mundil, R., Rademan, Z., Jinnah, Z., Clark, J.M., Suarez, C.A., Chapelle, K.E.J., and Choiniere, J.N., 2020, A chronostratigraphic framework for the upper Stormberg Group: Implications for the Triassic-Jurassic boundary in southern Africa. EARTH-SCIENCE REVIEWS 203, Article 103120. DOI: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2020.103120


Clinger, A.E., Fox, M., Balco, G., Cuffey, K., and Shuster, D.L., 2020, Detrital Thermochronometry Reveals That the Topography Along the Antarctic Peninsula is Not a Pleistocene Landscape. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-EARTH SURFACE 125, Article e2019JF005447. DOI: 10.1029/2019JF005447


Colgan, J.P., Johnstone, S.A., and Shuster, D.L., 2020, Timing of Cenozoic Extension in the Southern Stillwater Range and Dixie Valley, Nevada. TECTONICS 39, Article e2019TC005757. DOI: 10.1029/2019TC005757


Cournede, C., Gattacceca, J., Rochette, P., and Shuster, D.L., 2020, Paleomagnetism of Rumuruti chondrites suggests a partially differentiated parent body, EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS 533, Article 116042. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2019.116042


Deino, A.L., Heil, C.J., King, J., McHenry, L.J., Stanistreet, I.G., Stolhofen, H., Njau, J.K., Mwankunda, J., Schick, K.D., and Toth, N., 2020. Chronostratigraphy and age modeling of Pleistocene drill cores from the Olduvai Basin, Tanzania (Olduvai Gorge Coring Project). PALAEOGEOGRAPHY, PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY, PALAEOECOLOGY, Article 109990. DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2020.109990 

Domingos, R., Tremblay, M.M., Shuster, D.L., and Militzer, B., 2020, Simulations and Experiments Reveal Effect of Nanopores on Helium Diffusion in Quartz. EARTH AND SPACE CHEMISTRY 4: 1906-1912. DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.0c00187


Fendley, I.M., Sprain, C.J., Renne, P.R., Arenillas, I., Arz, J.A., Gilabert, V., Self, S., Vanderkluysen, L., Pande, K., Smit, J., and Mittal, T., 2020, No Cretaceous-Paleogene Boundary in Exposed Rajahmundry Traps: A Refined Chronology of the Longest Deccan Lava Flows from Ar-40/Ar-39 Dates, Magnetostratigraphy, and Biostratigraphy. GEOCHEMISTRY GEOPHYSICS GEOSYSTEMS 21, Article e2020GC009149. DOI: 10.1029/2020GC009149


Fox, M., and Shuster, D.L., 2020, Lazed and Diffused: Untangling Noble Gas Thermochronometry Data for Exhumation Rates. ELEMENTS 16: 337-342. DOI: 10.2138/gselements.16.5.337


Garrick-Bethell, I., Miljkovic, K., Hiesinger, H., van der Bogert, C.H., 
Laneuville, M., Shuster, D.L., and Korycansky, D.G., 2020, Troctolite 76535: A sample of the Moon's South Pole-Aitken basin? ICARUS 338, Article 113430. DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2019.113430


Gehrels, G., Giesler, D., Olsen, P., Kent, D., Marsh, A., Parker, W., Rasmussen, C., Mundil, R., Irmis, R., Geissman, J., and Lepre, C., 2020, LA-ICPMS U–Pb geochronology of detrital zircon grains from the Coconino, Moenkopi, and Chinle formations in the Petrified Forest National Park (Arizona). GEOCHRONOLOGY 2: 257-282. DOI: 10.5194/gchron-2-257-2020

Gibert, L., Deino, A., Valero, L., Anaya, F., Leria, M., Saylor, B., and Croft, D.A., 2020, Chronology of Miocene terrestrial deposits and fossil vertebrates from Quebrada Honda (Bolivia). PALAEOGEOGRAPHY PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY PALAEOECOLOGY 560, Article 110013. DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2020.110013


Hilgen, F., Lourens, L., Palike, H., Batenburg, S.J., Bohaty, S., Boulila, S., Dinares-Turell, J., Gale, A., Herbert, T., Hinnov, L.A., Kroon, D., Kuiper, K.F., Martinez, M., Renne, P.R., Rohl, U., Sierro, F.J., Silva, A.C., Thibault, N., de Vleeschouwer, D., Westerhold, T., andZeeden, C., 2020, Should Unit-Stratotypes and Astrochronozones be formally defined? A dual proposal (including postscriptum). NEWSLETTERS ON STRATIGRAPHY 53: 19-39. DOI: 10.1127/nos/2019/0514


Karlstrom, K.E., Jacobson, C.E., Sundell, K.E., Eyster, A., Blakey, R., Ingersoll, R.V., Mulder, J.A., Young, R.A., Beard, L.S., Holland, M.E., Shuster, D.L., Winn, C., and Crossey, L., 2020, Evaluating the Shinumo-Sespe drainage connection: Arguments against the "old" [70-17 Ma] Grand Canyon models for Colorado Plateau drainage evolution. GEOSPHERE 16: 1425-1456. DOI: 10.1130/GES02265.1


Mancuso, A.C., Benavente, C.A., Irmis, R.B., and Mundil, R., 2020, Evidence for the Carnian Pluvial Episode in Gondwana: New multiproxy climate records and their bearing on early dinosaur diversification. GONDWANA RESEARCH 86: 104-125. DOI: 10.1016/


Muir, R.A., Bordy, E.M., Mundil, R., and Frei, D., 2020, Recalibrating the breakup history of SW Gondwana: U-Pb radioisotopic age constraints from the southern Cape of South Africa. GONDWANA RESEARCH 84: 177-193. DOI: 10.1016/


Niespolo, E.M., Sharp, W.D., Tryon, C.A., Faith, J.T., Lewis, J., Ranhorn, K., Mambelli, S., Miller, M.J., and Dawson, T.E., 2020, Carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen isotopes of ostrich eggshells provide site-scale Pleistocene-Holocene paleoenvironmental records for eastern African archaeological sites. QUATERNARY SCIENCE REVIEWS 230, Article 106142. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2019.106142


Oster, J.L., Weisman, I.E., and Sharp, W.D., 2020, Multi-proxy stalagmite records from northern California reveal dynamic patterns of regional hydroclimate over the last glacial cycle. QUATERNARY SCIENCE REVIEWS 241, Article 106411. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2020.106411


Potts, R., Dommain, R., Moerman, J.W., Behrensmeyer, A.K., Deino, A.L., Riedl, S., Beverly, E.J., Brown, E.T., Deocampo, D., Kinyanjui, R., Lupien, R., Owen, R.B., Rabideaux, N., Russell, J.M., Stockhecke, M., DeMenocal, P., Faith, J.T., Garcin, Y., Noren, A., Scott, J.J., Western, D., Bright, J., Clark, J.B., Cohen, A.S., Keller, C.B., King, J., Levin, N.E., Shannon, K.B., Muiruri, V., Renaut, R.W., Rucina, S.M., and Uno, K., 2020, Increased ecological resource variability during a critical transition in hominin evolution. SCIENCE ADVANCES 6, Article eabc8975. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abc8975


Rasmussen, C., Mundil, R., Irmis, R.B., Geisler, D., Gehrels, G.E., Olsen, P.E., Kent, D.V., Lepre, C., Kinney, S.T., Geissman, J.W., and Parker, W.G., 2020, U-Pb zircon geochronology and depositional age models for the Upper Triassic Chinle Formation (Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, USA): Implications for Late Triassic paleoecological and paleoenvironmental change. GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA BULLETIN, DOI: 10.1130/b35485.1

Russell, J.M., Vogel, H., Bijaksana, S., Melles, M., Deino, A., Hafidz, A., Haffner, D., Hasberg, A.K.M., Morlock, M., von Rintelen, T., Sheppard, R., Stelbrink, B., and Stevenson, J., 2020, The late quaternary tectonic, biogeochemical, and environmental evolution of ferruginous Lake Towuti, Indonesia. PALAEOGEOGRAPHY PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY PALAEOECOLOGY 556, Article 109905. DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2020.109905


Rutte, D., Garber, J., Kylander-Clark, A., and Renne, P.R., 2020, An Exhumation Pulse from the Nascent Franciscan Subduction Zone (California, USA). TECTONICS 39, Article e2020TC006305. DOI: 10.1029/2020TC006305


Spector, P., Stone, J., Balco, G., Hillebrand, T., Thompson, M., and Black, T., 2020, Miocene to Pleistocene glacial history of west Antarctica inferred from nunatak geomorphology and cosmogenic-nuclide measurements on bedrock surfaces. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SCIENCE 320: 637-676. DOI: 10.2475/10.2020.01


Stanistreet, I.G., Stollhofen, H., Deino, A.L., McHenry, L.J., Toth, N.P., Schick, K.A., Njau, J.K., 2020, New Olduvai Basin stratigraphy and stratigraphic concepts revealed by OGCP cores into the Palaeolake Olduvai depocentre, Tanzania. PALAEOGEOGRAPHY PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY PALAEOECOLOGY 554, Article109751. DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2020.109751


Stanistreet, I.G., Boyle, J.F., Stollhofen, H., Deocampo, D.M., Deino, A., McHenry, L.J., Toth, N., Schick, K., Njau, J.K., 2020, Palaeosalinity and palaeoclimatic geochemical proxies (elements Ti, Mg, Al) vary with Milankovitch cyclicity (1.3 to 2.0 Ma), OGCP cores, Palaeolake Olduvai, Tanzania. PALAEOGEOGRAPHY PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY PALAEOECOLOGY 546, Article109656. DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2020.109656


Villa, I.M., Holden, N.E., Possolo, A., Ickert, R.B., Hibbert, D.B., and Renne, P.R., 2020, IUPAC-IUGS recommendation on the half-lives of Sm-147 and Sm-146. GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA 285: 70-77. DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2020.06.022


Willett, C.D., Ma, K.F., Brandon, M.T., Hourigan, J.K., Christeleit, E.C., and Shuster, D.L., 2020, Transient glacial incision in the Patagonian Andes from similar to 6 Ma to present. SCIENCE ADVANCES 6, Article eaay1641. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aay1641


Williams, R.T., Beard, B.L., Goodwin, L.B.,Sharp, W.D.,Johnson, C.M., and  Mozley, P.S., 2020, Radiogenic isotopes record a 'drop in a bucket'-A fingerprint of multi-kilometer-scale fluid pathways inferred to drive fault-valve behavior (vol 125, pg 262, 2019). JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY 138, Article 103897. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsg.2019.103897


Xu, Q.Q., Ji, J.Q., Zhong, D.L., Hu, Y., Deino, A., Chen, J.J., Tu, J.Y., Liu, H.C., Wang, F.Y., and Sun, D.X., 2020, Post-glacial entrenchment and knickpoint migration of the Yarlung Tsangpo Gorge, southeastern Tibetan Plateau. JOURNAL OF ASIAN EARTH SCIENCES 195, Article 104337, DOI: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2020.104337


Zhao, X.W., Zhou, J., Ma, F., Ji, J.Q. Deino, A., 2020, Using a Gaussian mathematical model to define eruptive stages of young volcanic rocks in Tengchong based on laser Ar-40/Ar-39 dating. SCIENCE CHINA-EARTH SCIENCES 63: 662-673. DOI: 10.1007/s11430-019-9569-9


Zhong, Y.T., Mundil, R., Chen, J., Yuan, D.X., Denyszyn, S.W., Jost, A.B., Payne, J.L., He, B., Shen, S.Z., and Xu, Y.G., 2020, Geochemical, biostratigraphic, and high-resolution geochronological constraints on the waning stage of Emeishan Large Igneous Province. GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA BULLETIN 132: 1969-1986. DOI: 10.1130/B35464.1

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