Boot Canyon view in Texas

Thesis Titles of A.M. Graduates

The following lists the graduate's name, the graduate's thesis advisors in parentheses, and the title of the thesis.

2010

Zahra, Matthew Jameel (Dymek, Robert F.) A tale of two plutons: Contrasting field and geochemical characteristics between mangerites of Charlevoix County, Quebec

2009

Kuebler, Karla (Dymek, Robert F., Jolliff, Bradley L.) A comparison of iddingsite alteration in two terrestrial basalts and the ALHA 77005 martian meteorite using Raman spectroscopy and electron microprobe analyses

2008

Poole, Karen Elaine (Smith, Jennifer R.) A new iguanodontian specimen from the Cedar Mountain Formation, Grand County, Utah

2007

Lippmann, Jennifer L. (Criss, Robert E.) Geochemistry of reworked loess and red clays in Missouri caves

2006

Shechet, Jennifer Leslie (Griffes) (Arvidson, Raymond E.) Geomorphic and spectral mapping of northern Meridiani Planum

2005

Greenhagen, Benjamin (Jolliff, Bradley L., Arvidson, Raymond E.) Infrared and Raman spectroscopy of Mg sulfate and basalt mixtures as martian regolith analogues

Hoffman, Jeff Alan (Dymek, Robert F.) An investigation of anorthosites of the Akulleq terrane, West Greenland with implications for Archaean anorthosite petrogenesis

2003

Larsen, Laurel Griggs (Arvidson, Raymond E.) Development and testing of a coupled heat and moisture transfer model to assess subsurface moisture gradients

2002

Fernandes, Samantha  (Shock, E. L.)  Inorganic geochemistry of the Missouri River: Solute sources and downstream variations

Giesting, Paul (Hofmeister, Anne M.)  Spectroscopy and thermal conductivity of majoritic garnets

Winston, William E. (Criss, Robert E.)  Dynamic geochemical response of an eastern Missouri karst spring to seasonal and storm induced perturbations

2001

Marcus, Lawrence Mandel (Criss, Robert E.)  River mixing in the St. Louis area

1998

Clark, Ian (Arvidson, Raymond E.) A three-dimensional reflectance and volume scattering model for coated rock surfaces

Frederickson, Chris (Criss, Robert E.) Relationship between the stable isotopes of precipitation and springs and rivers in east central Missouri and southwestern Illinois

1997

Miller, Gretchen (Arvidson, Raymond E.) Monitoring interannual changes in the Arrow Rock/Jameson Island/Lisbon Bottoms Missouri River floodplain as a result of the floods of 1993, 1995, 1996, and 1997

1996

Eakins, Jennifer (Phillips, Roger J.)  Creep response of the lithosphere in plate loading models at Hawaii

Israel, Elisa (Arvidson, Raymond E.)  Examination of a desert varnished basalt using electron microprobe analysis and laser Raman spectroscopy

1995

Miner, Gwen (Pasteris, Jill D.) Aspects of the petrogenesis of the Longnose Fe-Ti-oxide-rich ultramafic body, Duluth Complex, Minnesota

Roth, Amy Shanabrook (Arvidson, Raymond E., Morris, Richard V.) Investigation of 10Be behavior in unsaturated surface sediments

1994

Becker, Richard Hardy (Arvidson, Raymond E.) Construction of regional scale digital Landsat thematic mapper mosaics, and applications for regional mapping and plate reconstructions in the Red Sea area

1993

Lundberg, Laura (Crozaz, Ghislaine) Rare earth element and isotopic studies of a variety of extraterrestrial materials using ion microprobe techniques

1992

Alexopoulos, Jim (McKinnon, William B.)  Large ringed impact craters and basins on Venus: Implications for formation and Venus surface properties

Icenhower, Jonathon (Dymek, Robert F.) Petrogenesis of monzodiorite and quartz monzodiorite plutons from Charlevoix County, Quebec

Luo, Wei (Arvidson, Raymond E.) Regional geological mapping of Egyptian Red Sea coast between Quseir and Marsa Alam using remote sensing techniques

Willis, Marc (Shock, E. L., Pasteris, Jill D.) The aqueous geochemistry of titanium in the geologic environment

1990

Kilmer, Douglas Stephen (Duncan, Ian W.) A structural analysis of the Precambrian terrains of SW Madagascar: A Landsat thematic mapper-based investigation

Pool, Gregory Barrington (Luhr, James F.)  Petrology, geochemistry and geochronology of lower-crustal xenoliths, central Mexico

Steele, Alison Mary (Haskin, Larry A.) Geochemistry and petrography of Apollo 15 green glass

1989

Seitz, Jeffery Charles (Pasteris, Jill D.) Characterization of aqueous gas-rich fluid inclusions by microthermometry and laser Raman spectroscopy and aspects of differential partitioning of gases by clathrate hydrates

Smith, Jennifer Ann (Luhr, James F.) Extension-related magmatism of the Durango volcanic field, Durango, Mexico

1988

Meng, Yanxi (Dymek, Robert F.) Tourmaline from the Isua Supracrustal Belt, southwest Greenland

O'Leary, Ellen Frances (Dymek, Robert F.) Petrology of the malene ultramafic rocks, Godthåb region, southwest Greenland

Petroy, David E. (Wiens, Douglas A.) Historical seismicity and plate kinematics of the northeast Indian Ocean

Villeneuve, Michael Edward (Bowring, Sam) Pb isotopes as evidence for an Early Proterozoic source for garnet granites of Wopmay Orogen, N.W.T.

1987

Gardner, James Edward (Haskin, Larry A.) Trace element and Nd isotopic evidence for the origins of the stratifications of the Endion Sill, Duluth, Minnesota

Kramer, Frank Edward (Podosek, Frank A.) The distribution of krypton in an anorthite-diopside-water system at five kilobars pressure

Simon, John Frederic Jr. (Smith, William H.) High resolution spectroscopy of hydrogen quadrupole features on Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune and HD dipole absorption on Uranus

Smith-Ross, Terri Lynn (Batiza, Rodey) Geology and volcanic development of a near-ridge seamount and new evidence for the diversity of origin of seamount hyaloclastites: Results from integrated Alvin/Angus and laboratory study

1986

Dale-Bannister, Mary Ann (Arvidson, Raymond E.) On the types of rocks at the Viking lander sites

Edwards, Margo Helen (Arvidson, Raymond E.) Digital image processing and interpretation of global and local bathymetric data

Eilerts, Toni Lynn (Walter, Lynn) The diagenetic history of the North Vernon limestone (Middle Devonian) - Illinois Basin

Presley, Marsha Ann (Arvidson, Raymond E,) The origin and history of surficial units in the central equatorial region of Mars

1985

Bloch, John D. (Bhattacharyya, Deba P.) Diagenesis of the Upper Cambrian Lamotte Sandstone in the southwest quadrant of the Rolla 1 x 2 quadrangle, Missouri

De Chazal, Suzanne Marie (Crozaz, Ghislaine) Uranium, plutonium and the rare earth elements in ordinary chondrites and the potential of the 244Pu chronometer

Dunn, Lisa G. (Bhattacharyya, Deba P.) Lithology and stratigraphy of the Naqus Formation, Gulf of Suez, Egypt

Lewis, Robert Harry (Haskin, Larry A.) Electrical conductivity measurements of high temperature silicate melts

Mueller, Steven Wayne (McKinnon, William B.) Three-layer models of Ganymede and Callisto: Structure and evolution

Seely, Mark Richard (Bhattacharyya, Deba P.) Depositional environments and dolomitization-silicification diagenesis of Warsaw-Salem-St. Louis sequence (Meramecian), southwest St. Louis County, Missouri1984

Dromgoole, Edward Lee (Pasteris, Jill D.) Petrology and chemistry of sulfides in xenoliths from Kilbourne Hole, N.M.

Eddy, Michele Sharon (Davies, Geoffrey) Gravity survey, computer modeling and tectonic interpretation of the Missouri gravity low interpretation

1982

Becker, Richard C. (Echols, Dorothy J.) Oligocene foraminiferal zonation of a well in the Main Pass Area (Gulf of Mexico)

Roca, Henri Joseph III (Echols, Dorothy J.) The Oligocene foraminiferal biostratigraphy of the South Atlantic, 30° South Latitude

Shoberg, Thomas Gilford (Davies, Geoffrey) Collisional accretion of the terrestrial planets

Strebeck, John William (Arvidson, Raymond E.) Structure of the Precambrian basement in the Ozark Plateau as inferred from gravity and remote sensing data

1981

Decker, Deborah Ann Keck (Goettel, Kenneth A.) Phase relations of the composition KAlSi3O8

Michel, Sandra Jo Hagni (Pasteris, Jill D.) The petrologic relationships between magnetite and hematite in the Pilot Knob iron deposit, southeastern Missouri

Ragan, Gerald Michael (Echols, Dorothy J.) Late Cretaceous to early Eocene foramniferal zonation from a well in the Gulf of Mexico

Rogers, Mark Arleigh (Batiza, Rodey) Petrology, geochemistry and significance of ultramafic inclusions in lavas from Guadalupe Island: An alkali basalt volcano in the eastern Pacific Ocean

Viscio, Paul James (Pasteris, Jill D.)  Petrology of TiO2-polymorph-bearing vein deposits adjacent to the Magnet Cove intrusion

1980

Fetyani, Ahmad Ali (Batiza, Rodey)  Petrographic, chemical and Pb-isotope composition of sphalerite, pyrite, and chalcopyrite from a mineralogically zoned Pb-Zn ore body in the Viburnum Trend of Southeast Missouri