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Riebe Lab - Projects


Quantifying variations in grain size and erosion rates of sediment in landscapes

    Student: Claire Lukens (PhD Candidate)
    Collaborators: Leonard Sklar (SFSU); David Shuster (UC Berkeley)
    Tools: Apatite (U-Th)/He thermochronometry; cosmogenic Be-10 in quartz

Effects of bedrock nutrient concentrations on vegetation and topography

    Tools: bedrock & soil geochemistry; vegetative cover & biomass; cosmogenic Be-10

Be-10 in magnetite as a new tool in weathering and erosion studies

    Collaborator: Darryl Granger (Purdue U.)
    Tools: cosmogenic Be-10 in magnetite; bulk geochemistry; FESEM

Geophysical constraints on weathering and water storage in the subsurface

    Students: Ryan Armstrong, Jorden Hayes and James St. Clair (PhD candidates with S. Holbrook)
    Collaborators: Steve Holbrook (U. Wyoming); Mike Goulden (UC Irvine)
    Tools: geophysical surveys including airborne geophysics, seismic refraction, GPR & resistivity

Rates of erosion and landscape evolution in the Colorado Front Range

    Student: Jonathan Garber (MS 2013, Colorado State U.)
    Collaborator: Ellen Wohl (Colorado State U.)
    Tools: cosmogenic Be-10 in quartz; geochemical mass balance techniques

Cosmogenic nuclide constraints on sediment mixing in the Bill Williams River, AZ

    Student: Franklin Dekker (MS 2012 at U. Montana)
    Collaborator: Andrew Wilcox (U. Montana)
    Tools: cosmogenic Be-10 in stream sediment

Pleistocene exhumation of the Granite Mountains, WY

    Collaborators: Darryl Granger (Purdue U.)
    Tools: cosmogenic Be-10 from exposed rock surfaces

Geochemical constraints on deep weathering

    Collaborators: T. Dosseto (U. Wollongong); Steve Holbrook (U. Wyoming)
    Tools: seismic refraction & resistivity; cosmogenic Be-10; U-series disequilibrium

Gauging the reproductive potential of salmon spawning substrates

    Student: B. Overstreet (MS, 2011)
    Collaborators: J. Wooster (USFWS); Leonard Sklar (SFSU)

Landscape evolution in the Sierra Nevada

    Collaborators: T. Dosseto (U. Wollongong); S. Miller (U. Wyoming)

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