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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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“THE TALE OF 3,000 ZIRCONS”: AN INVESTIGATION OF GRENVILLE SEDIMENTATION IN AMAZONIA USING U/PB DETRITAL ZIRCON GEOCHRONOLOGY, Felicia R. Harris

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A MULTI-METHOD INVESTIGATION OF THE MODERN SEDIMENTATION AND LATE HOLOCENE PALEOLIMNOLOGY OF JUNE LAKE (MONO COUNTY, CA), AND A SURVEY-BASED ANALYSIS OF NINTH GRADERS’ ATTITUDES TOWARDS GEOLOGY, Eva Lyon

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TRACING SOURCE CONTRIBUTIONS TO ASSESS SPATIAL PATTERNS OF EROSION IN A MIXED LAND USE ENVIRONMENT: OTTER CREEK CATCHMENT, FORT KNOX, KENTUCKY, Cara Peterman

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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VARIABILITY IN GROUNDWATER FLOW AND CHEMISTRY IN THE HOUZHAI KARST BASIN, GUIZHOU PROVINCE, CHINA, Joshua M. Barna

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HOLOCENE HYDROCLIMATIC AND VEGETATION RECONSTRUCTION IN THE SIERRA NEVADA USING POLLEN AND STABLE ISOTOPES FROM CONVICT LAKE, Morgan Black

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THE FORESTRY RECLAMATION APPROACH: MEASURING SEDIMENT MASS ACCUMULATION RATES IN RECLAIMED MINE LANDS AND NATURALLY REGENERATED LOGGED FORESTS OF EASTERN KENTUCKY, William E. Bond

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INTEGRATED SEISMIC-REFLECTION AND MICROGRAVITY IMAGING ACROSS THE SOUTHERN BOUNDARY OF THE CHARLESTON UPLIFT, NEW MADRID SEISMIC ZONE, USA, Drew D. Burford Jr.

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CHARACTERIZATIONS OF LINEAR GROUND MOTION SITE RESPONSE IN THE NEW MADRID AND WABASH VALLEY SEISMIC ZONES AND SEISMICITY IN THE NORTHERN EASTERN TENNESSEE SEISMIC ZONE AND ROME TROUGH, EASTERN KENTUCKY, Nicholas von Seth Carpenter

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FAULT EVOLUTION IN THE NORTHWEST LITTLE SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAINS, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: A REFLECTION OF TECTONIC LINKAGE BETWEEN THE SAN ANDREAS FAULT AND THE EASTERN CALIFORNIA SHEAR ZONE, Ann Hislop

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REFINING THE ONSET TIMING AND SLIP HISTORY ALONG THE NORTHERN PART OF THE TETON FAULT, Rachel Montague Hoar

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MINERAL EXPLORATION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: A CASE STUDY IN THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN, Cosmas Pitia Kujjo

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EFFECTS OF DEPOSITIONAL PROCESSES ON STRENGTH AND COMPRESSIBILITY OF SEDIMENTS USING ELASTIC SHEAR WAVE VELOCITY, Wisam Razzaq Muttashar

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RETHINKING KARST HAZARD ASSESSMENT IN KENTUCKY, William P. Pierskalla Jr.

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Extension of a Quaternary-Active Shear Zone across the Reelfoot Fault Stepover Arm: Evidence from P- and SH-wave Seismic Reflection Imaging, Brooks Rosandich

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THE LINKS BETWEEN GULF OF MEXICO SEAFLOOR CHARACTERISTICS AND PETROLEUM HYDROCARBONS FOLLOWING THE DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL, Kimberly J. Schindler

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TEMPORAL AND SPATIAL VARIABILITY IN GROUNDWATER FLOW AND CHEMISTRY ALONG THE CUMBERLAND RIVER, ARTEMUS, KENTUCKY, Amanda Rachelle Sherman

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A DIATOM PROXY FOR SEASONALITY OVER THE LAST THREE MILLENNIA AT JUNE LAKE, EASTERN SIERRA NEVADA (CA), Laura Caitlin Streib

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DETERMINING RATES OF LANDSCAPE RESPONSE TO TECTONIC FORCING ACROSS A RANGE OF TEMPORAL SCALES AND EROSIONAL MECHANISMS: TETON RANGE, WY, Meredith Swallom

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A JOINT XRF-δ13Ccarb CHEMOSTRATIGRAPHIC APPROACH FOR CHARACTERIZING PALEO-ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESSES IN THE MUDSTONE-DOMINATED WOLFCAMP FORMATION OF WEST TEXAS, Frank Tamakloe

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TESTING FOR SEDIMENTARY RECYCLING USING DETRITAL MONAZITE GEOCHRONOLOGY, ZIRCON “DOUBLE DATING”, AND TEXTURES IN PENNSYLVANIAN ARENITES OF THE CENTRAL APPALACHIAN BASIN, EASTERN KENTUCKY: IMPLICATIONS FOR SINGLE MINERAL SEDIMENTARY PROVENANCE ANALYSIS, Steve C. Zotto

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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HYDROLOGIC MONITORING AND 2-D ELECTRICAL RESISTIVITY IMAGING FOR JOINT GEOPHYSICAL AND GEOTECHNICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF SHALLOW COLLUVIAL LANDSLIDES, Matthew M. Crawford

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OCCURRENCE AND ATTRIBUTES OF TWO ECHINODERM-BEARING FAUNAS FROM THE UPPER MISSISSIPPIAN (CHESTERIAN; LOWER SERPUKHOVIAN) RAMEY CREEK MEMBER, SLADE FORMATION, EASTERN KENTUCKY, U.S.A., Ann Well Harris

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STRATIGRAPHY AND ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY REVEAL PATTERNS OF LATE QUATERNARY PALEO-PRODUCTIVITY AT MONO LAKE, CALIFORNIA, Bailee Nicole Hodelka

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CONSERVATION LIMNOGEOLOGY AND BENTHIC HABITAT MAPPING IN CENTRAL LAKE TANGANYIKA (TANZANIA), Joseph S. Lucas

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A MULTI-INDICATOR APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING THE DIAGENESIS OF CARBONATES IN PENNSYLVANIAN MUDROCKS OF THE MIDLAND BASIN, Alex J. Reis