MS Theses completed in the Geological Sciences Program, University at Albany

Listing is by year of completion; each title of the 103 theses listed contains a link to a page containing the thesis abstract and bibliographic information, and (as indicated below) links to:
  [#] the thesis text and illustrations as a scanned image pdf file, or
  [x] the thesis text and illustrations as a digital text pdf file
  [+] folded map and other large illustrations as scanned image pdf files (the items mostly contained in a back pocket of the bound thesis)
  pin image contains link to kmz file - this will show the location of map or sampling area on Google Earth (or Google Moon)

Lang D.   1969  [#]  [+] 
Origin of the Mount Merino Chert and Shale, Middle Ordovician, eastern New York State

Peddada A.   1972  [#]  [+] 
Petrology of the Nemeiben Lake Ultramafic and associated nickel-sulphide deposits

Lee V.J.B.   1974  [#] 
Petrography, metamorphism, and geochemistry of the Bermeja Complex and related rocks in southwestern Puerto Rico
and their significance in the evolution of the eastern Greater Antillian Island Arc

Karson J.A.  1975   [#]  [+] 
Structural studies in the mafic and ultramafic rocks of the Lewis Hills, western Newfoundland

Hoffman M.A.   1975  [#]  [+] 
A study of some petrologic and structural aspects of the East Dover ultramafic bodies, south central Vermont 

Gregg W.J.  1975  [#]  [+] 
Structural studies in the Moretown and Cram Hill Units near Ludlow, Vermont

Hoyt W.H.   1976  [#] 
Long-distance turbidite correlations in the Horseshoe Abyssal Plain
PhD Univ of Delaware

Delano (Jacobi) L.L. 1977  [#]  [+] 
Stratigraphy, depositional environment and structure of the Taconic Allochthon, central Washington County, New York

Grippi J.  1978  [#]  [+] 
Geology of the Lucea Inlier, western Jamaica

White C.A.   1979  [#]  
Petrology and mineral chemistry of some Jan Mayen volcanics 

Sengor A.M.C.  1979  [#] 
Geometry and kinematics of continental deformation in zones of collision: examples from Central Europe and Eastern Mediterranean

Scanlon K.  1979  [#] 
Paleoclimatic implications of oxygen isotope and sedimentological study of Late Miocene and Early Pliocene sediments
from the South Atlantic, Western Indian Ocean, and the Gulf of Aden

Rowley D.B.   1979  [#]  [+] 
Complex structure and stratigraphy of lower slices of the Taconic Allochthon near Middle Granville, New York

O'Connell S.   1979  [#] 
Geology of the mafic/ultramafic transition, Table Mountain, western Newfoundland
PhD Columbia University

Malcolm F.   1979  [#] 
Petrography, mineral chemistry and microstructures of gabbros from the Mid-Cayman Rise Spreading Center 

Young J.R.   1980  [#]  [+] 
Saratoga: the bubbles of reputation and their implications for an embryonic rift system in the upper Hudson River Valley

Livaccari R.F.   1980  [#]  [+] 
Geology of the Lewisporte/Loon Bay Area, Newfoundland, Canada 
PhD Univ. of New Mexico

Washington P.   1981  [#]  [+] 
Structural analysis of an area near Middlebury, Vermont 
PhD Univ of Connecticut, Storrs

Vollmer F.W.   1981   [#]  [+] 
Structural studies of the Ordovician flysch and melange in Albany County, New York 
PhD Univ of Minnesota

Sullivan J.W.   1981  [#] 
Some chemical and mineralogical aspects of plutonic rocks from the North Arm Mountain Massif, Bay of Islands Ophiolite, Newfoundland 

Stroup J.   1981  [#] 
Geologic investigations in the Cayman Trough and the nature of the plutonic foundation of the oceanic crust

Pindell J.   1981  [#] 
Permo-Triassic reconstruction of Western Pangea and the evolution of the Gulf of Mexico-Caribbean region
PhD Univ of Durham, UK

Idleman B.D.   1981  [#]  [+] 
Geology of the plutonic and hypabyssal rocks of the Betts Cove Ophiolite Complex, Newfoundland 

Moody R.H.   1982  [#]  
The geology of the Oceanographer Transform Fault

Blake, R.W.   1982  [#]  [+] 
The structural geology of the tectonized ultramafic suite of the Table Mountain Massif, Bay of Islands Complex, Newfoundland

Ach J.   1982  [#]  [+] 
The Petrochemistry of the Ankara Volcanics, central Turkey

Xia Z.   1983  [#]  [+] 
Geology of the western boundary of the Taconic Allochthon near Troy and the anastomosing cleavage in the Taconic Melange

Steinhardt C.  1983  [#]  [+] 
Structure and stratigraphy of West Haven, Vermont 
PhD Univ of Queensland, Townsville

Savci G.   1983  [#]  [+] 
Structure and tectonics of the Keban metamorphics in the northern margin of the Bitlis suture zone, southeastern Turkey
PhD Univ of Houston

Klimetz M.P.   1983  [#]  [+] 
The pre-Tertiary geology and Mesozoic tectonic evolution of eastern China, Southeast Asia and adjacent regions

Cooper C.    1983  [#]  [+] 
Geology of the Fondo Negro region, Dominican Republic
PhD Rice University

Be K.   1983  [#] 
Geological and thermal aspects of the southern San Joaquin Basin, California:
application of the 40Ar/39Ar stepwise heating technique to detrital microclines

Tanski S.   1984  [#]  [+] 
Provenance study of the Middle Ordovician sandstones of New York and western Vermont 

Mora J.   1984  [#]  [+] 
Chatham Fault Zone, Old Chatham-East Chatham, New York:
mesostructures and microstructures: their spatial and age relationships

Harris J.M.   1984  [#]  [+] 
The geology of ophiolitic and adjoining rocks of Chagnon Mountain, southern Quebec

Hall P.C.   1984  [#]  [+] 
Some aspects of deformation fabrics along the Highland/Lowland boundary, northwest Adirondacks, New York State

Gallo D.G.    1984  [#] 
The influence of oceanic transform boundaries on the generation and evolution of Oceanic Lithosphere
PhD Univ of Rhode Island, Oceanography

Cushing G.W.   1984  [#] 
The tectonic evolution of the eastern Yukon Tanana Upland, Alaska

Bradley L.    1984  [#]  [+] 
Structural analysis of deformed Carboniferous strata, Mispec Beach, southern New Brunswick

Baldwin S.   1984  [#]  [+] 
Fission track dating of detrital zircons from the Scotland Sandstones, Barbados, West Indies

Mahon K.   1985  [#]
A numerical approach for determining the variable ascent velocity of a granitoid diapir 

Kusky T.M.   1985  [#]  [+] 
Geology of the Frozen Ocean Lake - New Bay Pond area, north-central Newfoundland
PhD Johns Hopkins

Kozinski J. 1985  [#]  [+] 
Sedimentology and tectonic significance of the Nutzotin Mountains Sequence, Alaska

Idleman K.  1985  [#] 
The significance of shear zones within the plutonic section of North Arm Mountain, Bay of Islands Ophiolite Complex, Newfoundland

Aparisi M.   1985  [#]  [+] 
Stratigraphy and structure of the Ganson Hill area: northern Taconic Allochthon

Hoffman P.M.   1986  [#]  [+] 
Dolomitization of the Hatch Hill arenites and the Burden Iron Ore
PhD Queens College, CUNY

Wolf D.    1987  [#] 
Identification of endmembers for magma mixing in Little Sitkin Volcano, Alaska

Will T.    1987  [#]
Structural investigations on experimentally and naturally produced slickensides 
PhD Monash University, Melbourne

Stella P.   1987  [#]  [+] 
Geology of the northern Baie Verte Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada

Roma M.   1987  [#] 
The Providence Island Formation in the northern Appalachian region -
a Lower-lower Middle Ordovician analogue to recent arid-semiarid tidal-flat carbonates of the Persian Gulf Trucial Coast

Ohr M.   1987  [#] [+] 
Geology, geochemistry, and geochronology of the Lems Ridge olistostrome, Klamath Mountains, California
PhD Univ of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Mihalich J.   1987  [#] 
Granitic pegmatites in the southeastern Adirondacks:
their use as indicators of temperature, pressure, and fluid conditions during a late stage of the Grenville Orogeny

Hoak T.E.   1987  [#] [+] 
Structural analysis across the northeast boundary of the Taconic Allochthon, west-central Vermont
PhD Univ of Texas, Austin

Dyer J.   1987  [#] 
Petrology of the Kula Volcanic Field, Western Turkey
PhD Minnesota

Jones F.R.   1988  [#] [+] 
Structural geology of the northern Galice Formation, western Klamath Mountains, Oregon and California 

Park-Jones R.E.   1988  [#] [+] 
Sedimentology, structure, and geochemistry of the Galice Formation:
sediment fill of a back-arc basin and island arc in the western Klamath Mountains

Schirnick C.   1990  [#] 
Origin, sedimentary geochemistry, and correlation of middle and late Ordovician K-bentonites:
constraints from melt inclusions and zircon morphology

PhD equivalent, GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany

Grady K.A.   1990  [#]  [+] 
Geology and structure of the rocks associated with the basal (Madstone) thrust of the Josephine Ophiolite in southwestern Oregon:
evidence for a metamorphic sole

Bock B.   1990  [#] 
Geochemistry of garnet xenocrysts and garnet-bearing xenoliths in Ordovician bentonites
PhD SUNY Stony Brook

Bierbrauer K. 1990  [#]  [+] 
The geology of Taconic thrust sheets and surrounding carbonates of the west central Vermont marble belt, north of Rutland, Vermont 
PhD Wurzburg

Eberle U. 1990  [#] 
Application of a trace element fractionation model to cumulate gabbroic xenoliths of Mauna Kea, Hawaii

Gaetani G.A. 1990  [#]  
Petrology and major element geochemistry of basaltic glasses from the Blanco Trough, northeast Pacific

Lee Y-J. 1991  [#]
Slickenside petrography: slip-sense indicators and classification
PhD Texas A&M

Ree B. 1991  [#] 
Mineral paragenesis of the granulite facies in the Lake George area, New York

Schimmrich S. 1991  [x]
Evaluation of computational methods of paleostress analysis using fault-striation data

Greisau N. 1992   [#]  [+] 
A kinematic study of the Summit Valley Plutonic Complex, Klamath Mountains, California

Arz C. 1992  [#]
Thermal-mechanical response to an intruding magma chamber

Brüchert V. 1992  [#]
The origin of metalliferous argillites in the Shoal Arm Formation of north-central Newfoundland
PhD Indiana

Herrman R. 1992  [#]  [+] 
The geology of the Vermont Valley and the western flank of the Green Mountains between Dorset Mountain and Wallingford, Vermont

Tice S.  1993  [#] 
A paleoseismic investigation of the McGregor Fault, east-central New York

Achong C.  1993  [#] 
Identifying key variables associated with the temporal and spatial distribution of prolific marine petroleum source rock (MPSR) units
and its application to the Taconic Foreland Basin, eastern New York

PhD Cornell

Vogel S.  1993  [#]  
Trace-element modelling of melting in spinel peridotites

Waechter J.  1993  [#] 
Correlation of the Tioga Bentonites using rhyolitic melt inclusions found in quartz phenocrysts as geochemical fingerprints

Plesch A.  1994  [#]  [+] 
Structure and tectonic significance of deformed medial Ordovician flysch and melange
between Albany and Saratoga Lake and in the central Hudson Valley, New York

PhD GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam

Haschke M.R.  1994  [#]  [+] 
The Champlain thrust system in northwestern Vermont -
structure and lithology of the Taconic foreland sequence in the Highgate Center quadrangle

PhD Berlin

Granducci J.L.  1995  [#]  [+] 
Stratigraphy and structure at the southern end of Lake Champlain in Benson, Vermont

Dannenmann S.   1997  [#] 
Analysis of glasses present in quartz and apatite phenocrysts from Ordovician K-bentonites in the Mohawk Valley, NY 

Hayman N.W.   1997  [#]  [+] 
Pre-thrust normal faults and post-tectonic micas in the Taconic Range of west-central Vermont
PhD Univ. Washington

Ren L.   1998  [#] 
Identification of past climate variability of the eastern Pacific Ocean using both d13C and d18O records in corals from Clipperton Atoll (1994-1906)

Short H.A.   1999  [x]  [+] 
The geology of the Liberty-Orrington-Passagassawakeag/Fredericton Trough terrane boundary in the Bucksport-Orland area, coastal Maine
PhD Univ. Maine

Fernandes V.A.   1999  [#] 
Major-and minor-element analysis of Apollo 14 volcanic green glasses B, and petrogenic modeling of Apollo 14 green glasses A and B
PhD Manchester

Nadeau J.M.   2000  [x] 
Oxygen isotopes and metolachlor residues in water samples from a portion of the Canajoharie Creek watershed, Central New York

Ambrosino A.M.   2001  [#] 
Sediment characteristics around the Kenyon Island group, Great Sacandaga Lake (NY): economic potential of dredging and land reclamation

Ashcroft T.J.   2002  [x]  [+] 
Field relations, structural geology, and geochemistry of the Jonestown volcanic field, Lebanon County, southeastern Pennsylvania
PhD, Univ. Nevada, Reno

Scott E.    2002  [x]
The use of a synthetic binary solid solution to model igneous textural evolution
Bagnato S.    2003  [x] 
Assessing the paleoclimatic utility of the Indo-Pacific coral genus Diploastrea in a 225-year oxygen isotope record from Fiji

Erickson E.K.   2004  [#] 
Road salt application and its effects on sodium and chloride ion concentrations in an urban stream Patroon Creek, Albany, NY

Renda J.F.    2004  [x]  [+] 
Structural analysis of the Gonic Formation in Berwick, Maine

Benedict L.    2004  [#] 
Complexity of Devonian K-bentonites in the Appalachian foreland basin:
geochemical and physical evidence supporting multi-layered K-bentonite horizons

MacDonald J.    2004  [#] 
Stable isotopic and trace metal analyses of two Porites Lobata colonies -
Oahu, Hawaii: implications for past seasonal variation and sea surface temperatures and anthropogenic effects on the reef environment

Katrib [McClung] J.    2005  [#]  [+] 
Source of meta-igneous blocks and structure of the Colebrooke Schist in the Snowcamp Peak area, Pickett Peak terrane, southwestern Oregon  

Ratigliano A.    2005  [x] 
The effects of land use changes on soil carbon in the Russian steppe

Lantier [Hourigan] G.    2006  [x] 
Evaluating the deep-sea coral Acanella from Hawaii as a paleoceanographic archive

Montario M.    2006  [x] 
Thermochronological evidence for Neogene incision of the Rio Pativilca Canyon, northern Peru
PhD, SUNY Albany

Stolorow A.    2006   [x] 
Assessing the paleoceanographic potential of the coral Montipora venosa at Fanning Atoll, central equatorial Pacific

Perry S.    2006   [#] 
Thermochronology and provenance of the Yakutat terrane, southern Alaska based on fission-track and U/Pb analysis of detrital zircon

Marsellos A.E.    2006
  [x]  [+] 
Mapping of a detachment fault in Kythera Island and study of the related structural shear sense indicators
PhD, SUNY Albany

Slater B.E.    2007
  [x] [+] 
Outcrop analog for Lower Paleozoic hydrothermal dolomite reservoirs, Mohawk Valley, NY

Zhang P.   2007  [x] 
Interdecadal-decadal climate variability from multi-coral oxygen isotope records in the South Pacific Convergence Zone region since 1650AD  

Begeal C.J.   2008
The effect of chloride ion on heavy metal partitioning and transport in an urban watershed: Patroon Creek, Albany, NY

Gillen J.   2009 
The effect of vegetated roofs on acid precipitation runoff

Kricheff J.   2009 
Metal concentrations in native Yupik foodstuffs from St. Lawrence Island, Alaska

Neumann B.G.   2009
Mercury uptake by aquatic Macrophytes in urban and rural watersheds, Albany County, NY

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