Publications and presentations

Abstracts Published

  1. Macgillivray, H.,Economos, R., and Paterson, S.,  2009, Examination of a volcanic-plutonic contact in a tilted magmatic arc crustal section in southwestern Mongolia. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 41, No. 7, p. 113 Paper No. 33-23.
  2. Culbert, K.N., Anderson, J.L., Cao, W., Chang, J., Ehret, P., Enriquez, M., Gross, M.B., Gelbach, L.B., Hardy, J., Paterson, S.R., Ianno, A., Iannone, M., Memeti, V., Morris, M., Lodewyk, J., Davis, J., Stanley, R., Van Guilder, E., Whitesides, A.S., Zhang, T., 2009, USC Undergraduate Team Research, Geological Field Experience and Outdoor Education in the Tuolumne Batholith and Kings Canyon, High Sierra Nevada: Eos Trans. AGU, 90(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract # ED43B-0579
  3. Gelbach, L.B., Stanley, R., Chang, J., Van Guilder, E.,Paterson, S.R., Memeti, V., 2009, Are Displaced Miogeoclinal Rocks present in metamorphic pendants in the central and southern Sierra Nevada: Eos Trans. AGU, 90(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract # V43E-2319
  4. Whitesides, A., Enriquez, M., Hardy, J., Ehret, P., Iannone, M., Culbert, K., Gross, B., Lodewyk, J.,Cao, W., Zhang, T., Memeti, V., Paterson, S.R., Schmidt, K., 2009, A late brittle component of motion within the ductile Eastern Sierra Crest Shear Zone (ESCSZ) along the eastern boundary of the Tuolumne batholith in the Saddlebag Lake, CA area: Eos Trans. AGU, 90(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract # T21D-1862
  5. Paterson, S.R., Memeti, V., Anderson, J.L., Miller, R., Zak, J., Jacobs, R., Seyum, S., Shimono, S., Wenrong, C., 2008, Transpression and downward crustal flow during the Cretaceous high flux magmatic event in the Central Sierra Nevada, California: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 40, No. 1, p. 98
  6. Economos, R., Paterson, S., and Macgillivray, H., 2008, Volcanic-Plutonic Transition in the Carboniferous Gobi-Tienshan Intrusive Complex, Southern Mongolia. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 40, No. 6, p. 529 Paper No. 331-5.
  7. Thompson, J., Memeti, V., Paterson, S.R., Mai, J., 2008, Geologic and geochronologic constraints on the Mojave-Snow Lake fault from metamorphic pendants in the Central Sierra Nevada, California: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 40, No. 1, p. 55
  8. Ikeda, T., Jacobs, R., Mai, J, Seyum, S., Shimono, T., Thompson, J., Wagner, B., Wenrong, C., Yuan, G. (2008) Examining coupled tectonics and pluton emplacement in host rocks along the northeastern margin of the Tuolumne batholith, Sierra Nevada, California: (all student authored) Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs [Las Vegas].
  9. Shimono, S., Mai, J., Ikeda, T., Jacobs, R., Seyum, S., Matloob, J.,Memeti, V., Paterson, S.R., Anderson, J.L., Zhang, T., 2008, Field research and outdoor education in the high Sierra Nevada with Undergraduate Team Research at USC: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 40, No. 1, p. 83
  10. Wagner, R., Anderson, L., Cao, W., Gao, Y., Ikeda, T., Jacobs, R., Johanesen, K., Mai, J., Memeti, V., Padilla, A., Paterson, S.R., Seyum, S., Shimono, S., Thomas, T., Thompson, J., Zhang, T., 2007, “Geologic Wonders of Yosemite at Two Miles High”: an Undergraduate, Learner-Centered, Team Research Program at the University of Southern California: Eos Trans. AGU, 88 (52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract ED21A-0082.
  11. Memeti, V., Gehrels, G., Paterson, S., Thompson, J., 2007, Miogeoclinal strata in high Sierra Nevada pendants: Detrital zircon ages reveal additional evidence for a Cretaceous “Mojave-Snow Lake fault” (MSLF): Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 39, No. 6, p. 279.
  12. Anderson, J.L., Foley, B., Ball, E.N., Paterson, S.R., Memeti, V., Pignotta, G., 2007, Upper crustal overturn during magmatic surges: A potential Sierra-wide process: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 39, No. 6, p. 526.
  13. Foley, B.J., Ball, E.N., Fischer, G.C. Jr., Thompson, J.M.,Memeti, V., Pignotta, G.S., Anderson, J.L., Paterson, S.R., Matzel, J., Mundil, R., 2007, Downward ductile displacement of volcanic crust during pluton emplacement in the central Sierra Nevada: Undergraduate team research at USC: GSA Abstracts, 103rd Cord. Section meeting.
  14. Thompson, J.M., Ball, E.N., Fischer, G.C. Jr., Foley, B.J.,Memeti, V., Pignotta, G.S., Paterson, S.R., Anderson, J.L., Matzel, J., Mundil, R., 2007, Searching for the Mojave-Snow Lake fault: Undergraduate teach research at USC: GSA Abstracts, 103rd Cord. Section meeting.

 

Undergraduate Theses

Unpublished USC Dissertations and Senior Theses  

    • Economos, R. 2009: Architectural, Geochemical and Rheological variations in the vertical dimension in a continental margin arc: Structure and geochemistry of the Gobi-Tienshan Intrusive Complex, Mongolia. Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of Southern California.  Two undergraduates involved in research.
    • Memeti, V. 2009:Construction of the Cretaceous Tuolumne batholith magma chamber and synchronous regional tectonics, Sierra Nevada, CA: A coupled system in a magmatic arc setting. Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of Southern California. Numerous undergraduates involved in research.
    • Gelbach, L. Brittany, (underway at USC)
    • Gross, Ben(underway at Washington University). Single mineral geochemistry: implications for magmatic processes in the Tuolumne Batholith, California.
    • Enriquez, Marcus(underway at Cal State LA)
    • Lodewyk, Jessica(underway at Washington University). Emplacement mechanisms and growth of magmatic lobes around the Tuolumne Batholith

Undergraduate Research Symposium presentations

Undergraduate Research Symposium presentations

  1. Ball, E.N., Fischer, G.C., Foley, B.R., Thompson, J., Memeti, V., Pignotta, G.S., Anderson, J.L., Paterson, S.R., Matzel, J., Mundil, R. (2007) Magmatic and volcanic plumbing systems, crustal evolution, and the search for the mysterious Mojave-Snow Lake fault: 2006-07 Earth Sciences undergraduate team research in the high Sierra.  USC Undergraduate Research Symposium: Received 2nd place award in Physical Sciences.
  2. Ikeda, Tiffany; Jacobs, Rena; Seyum, Solomon; Thompson, Jeffrey; Thomas, Trevor; Mai, Judy; Shimono, Sharla; Wagner, Becky; Matloop, Jasmine; Wenrong, Cao; and Yuan, Gao (2008)Examining the coupled tectonics and pluton emplacement in host rocks along the northeastern margin of the Tuolumne Batholith, Sierra Nevada, California. USC Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  3. Padilla, Abe, 2008. Mapping and Al-in-hornblende thermobarometry of an enclave mega-plume, southern Mongolia. USC Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  4. Thompson, Jeff, 2008. Geochronologic Constraints on the Mojave-Snow Lake Fault, Central Sierra Nevada. USC Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  5. Shimono, Sharla, 2009. U-Pb Zircon Age Constraints on the Tectonic Evolution of the Northern Margin of the North China Craton and Southern Margin of the Central Asian Orogenic Belt. USC Undergraduate Research Symposium. Received honorable mention in Physical Sciences.
  6. Macgillivray, Holly, 2009. Examination of a volcanic-plutonic contact in a magmatic arc crustal section. USC Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  7. Macgillivray, Holly, 2009. UCLA   Earth and Planetary Student Research Symposium, April, 2009. Poster Presentation: Examination of a Volcanic-Plutonic Contact in a Tilted Magmatic Arc Crustal Section in Mongolia.  Won 2nd place poster  award.

Team Research Results


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