Recent M.S. Theses and Ph.D. Dissertations
Thesis and dissertation titles from 1967-1994 are available upon request from the Department of Geology. Please see our Alumni page for news and updates on the careers and activities of our alumni.
More than 30 theses and dissertations of the Department of Geology are currently available to the public through the OhioLink ETD Center. Access the complete Department of Geology list here, or by title in the list below.
|Balogun, A.||High Resolution Paleoclimatic Reconstruction of the Rose Run Formation of Eastern Ohio Using Diffuse Spectral Reflectance
|Crawford, R. S.
||Paleoecological Analysis of Faunal Disparity Within a Constrained Horizon of the Monet Leon Formation, Early Miocene, Southern Argentina||Feldmann|
|Nandi, A., Ph.D.||Factors Affecting the Frequency and Distribution of Landslides in Selected Counties of Northeast Ohio||Shakoor|
|Rhenberg, E. C.
||Biotic Interactions of Bivalves from the Late Cretaceous Coon Creek Type Section of McNairy County, Tennessee||Feldmann|
|Wijekoon, N., Ph.D.||Spatial and Temporal Variability of Surface Cover in an Estuarine Ecosystem from Satellite Imagery and Field Observations||Ortiz|
|Wilsbacher, M. C.||Reconstructing Past Climate of the Soledad Basin from Planktonic Foraminiferal Faunal Assemblages||Ortiz|
|Gross, A. L.||Dating of Fine-Grained Monazite in Paleoproterozoic Shear Zones in Wisconsin and Northern Minnesota
|Hajdarwish, A., Ph.D.||Geologic Controls of Shear Strength Behavior of Mudrocks||Shakoor|
|Jovanelly, T. J., Ph.D.||Tsunami Origin for an ~1100 year old enigmatic sand sheet in Lynch Voer, Puget Sound, Washington||Moore|
|Ruffolo, R. M.
||Variability of Unconfined Compressive Strength Measurements of Rock in Relation to the Number of Core Samples Tested||Shakoor|
|Shirk, A. M.||A Novel Assemblage of Decapod Crustacea, From a Tithonian Coral Reef Olistolith, Purcareni, Romania: Systematical Arrangement and Biogeographical Perspective||Feldmann|
|Stonier, P. J.||EMPA Dating of Monazite from Metaquartzites and Metapelites, Southern Wisconsin||Holm|
|Arnold, B. J.
||Paleomagnetic Study of Miocene Vertical Axis Rotations in the Pine Valley Mountains, Southwestern Utah||Holm|
|Asim, Y. M., Ph.D.||Hydrochemical Characterization and Numerical Modeling of Groundwater Flow in a Part of the Himalayan foreland Basin
||Eckstein & Dahl
|Clement, S. M., Ph.D.||Modeling the Pluvial Lakes of the Great Basin During the Last Glacial Maximum||Craig
|Cornell, D. A.
||Structure, Stratigraphy, and Geologic History of the Southwest Half of the Pinto Quadrangle, Southwest Utah
|Loofboro, J.||Timing and Nature of Proterozoic Poly-Metamorphism in Central Wisconsin
|Andrews, D. C.
||A Geotechnical and Geomorphological Investigation of Cuyahoga River Bank Erosion Within the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Northeastern Ohio
|Barefield, E.||Effect of Varying Degrees of Saturation on Unconfined Compressive Strength of Selected Sandstones||Shakoor|
|Dokter, C. H.
||Development of Rock Fall Hazard Potential Maps of State Route 7 Along the Ohio River, Using a Geographical Information System
|McKenzie, M. A.
||Age Pattern and Nnature of Late Paleoproterozoic Metamorphism of the Penokean Crust, East-Central Minnesota||Holm
|Morris, M. D.
||A Geotechnical Characterization of the Pittsburgh Redbeds
|Shevlin, T. D.||A Geotechnical Evaluation of Lime Kiln Dust (Lime-Pozzolan) as a Stabilizing Agent for Highway Subgrades||Shakoor|
|Tinsley, R. S.
||A Geotechnical Investigation of the New Baltimore Landslide Along I-76 in Somerset County, Pennsylvania
|Woodard, M. J., Ph.D.||Development of a Rockfall Hazard Rating Matrix for the State of Ohio
|Miller, M. R.||An Investigation of Argon Retention Properties of K-Bearing Amphiboles, Southern Grenville Province, USA and Canada||Dahl|
|O'Boyle, C. L.||Age Pattern and Nature of Metamorphism of Subterranes Along the Deformed Penokean Continental Margin, Northwest Wisconsin||Holm|
|Roberts, J. M.||Risk Assessment for the Winkelpeck Burning Grounds within the Ravenna Army Ammunition Plant, Portage County, Ohio||Carlson|
|Davis, J. W.
||An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Catchment Ditches Along Ohio Roadways||Shakoor|
|Snyder, J. L.
||Improved Interpolation of Atmospheric Trajectories from General Circulation Model Windfields
|Cosma, T. N.||Late Tertiary Climate Variations Inferred from Ostracode Data, Anza-Borrego Desert, Southern California, USA||Smith|
|McCombs, J. A.||Geochronology of Precambrian Basement and Adjacent Rocks, Black Hills, South Dakota||Dahl|
||Analytical Cuticle Classification
|Martt, D.||A Geotechnical Investigation of the Sliding Failure of the Austin Dam, Potter County, Pennsylvania||Shakoor|
|Amarasinghe, P. M.||A Geotechnical Investigation of the Anisotropy of Selected "Varve-like" Sediments||Shakoor|
|Nyborg, T. G.||Fossil Decapod Crustaceans From the Early to Middle Miocene Astoria Formation, Washington and Oregon, USA||Feldmann|
|McLean-Jones, C.||Ostracode Distribution and Hydrogeochemical Variability in a Fen Wetland||Smith|
|Brooks, T. D.||Effects of Molding Water Content on the Engineering Properties of Compacted Soils||Shakoor|
|Filkorn, H. F., Ph.D.||Early and Middle Cretaceous Corals from Southwestern Mexico||Feldmann|
|Francisco, B. H.||A Geotechnical Evaluation of the Potential Use of Selected Waste Materials for Line Spoil Stabilization||Shakoor|
|Greene, B. H., Ph.D.||Predicting the Unconfined Compressive Strength of Mudrocks for Design of Structural Foundations||Shakoor|
|Muller, B. J.||Application of Spatial Analysis to Nonmarine Ostracode Distribution in North America||Smith|
|Rauber, C.||A Geotechnical Investigation of the Altered Rock Material Adjacent to Joint Surfaces in Shale Rock at Selected Sites in Ohio, Northern West Virginia, and Western Pennsylvania||Shakoor|
|Schweitzer, D. J.||The Origin, Extent, and Nature of Post-Tectonic Plutonism in the Hinterland Region of the Penokean Orogeny in East-Central Minnesota||Holm|
|Smithmyer, A. J.||Storm-Induced Shallow Landslides in Colluvial Soils Along a Section of I-77, Ohio||Shakoor|
|Drummond, J. M.||Effect of Spatial and Temporal Variability in Natural Organic Matter Chemistry in a Freshwater Wetland in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey||Maurice|
|Aceves, A. B.||The Engineering Geology of Whiskey Island Marina, Cleveland, Ohio, with Special Attention to the Geotechnical Aspects of Dredged Sediment||Shakoor|
|Haj, A. E.||A New Cuticular Micro-structure of Cretacoranina punctata (Decapoda), Texas||Feldmann|
|Jones, D. M.||The Development of Complex Joints and Associated Infillings and Laterations in Two Late Paleozoic Formation in Ohio||Wells|
|Khan, M. A.||An Investigation of Stress Relief Joints with Respect to Slope Stability Problems in Eastern Ohio||Shakoor|
|Mancuso, C.||Thermal History of the Dunbar Dome and Peavy Node Areas of Northeastern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, USA||Holm|
|Manwaring, M. D.||Effect of Calcium-Oxide in the Heave Potential of an Expansive Soil||Shakoor|
|Schweitzer, C. E., Ph.D.||Systematics and Paleobiogeography of Fossil Decapod Crustaceans of the North Pacific Ocean||Feldmann|
|Sundback, S. A.||Paleo-environmental Interpretation of the Eocene Green River Formation in Central Utah||Wells|
|Timofeyeva, M. M., Ph.D.||Analysis and Modeling of the Stochastic Structure of Local Climate as a Downscaling Procedure from a General Circulation Model||Craig|
|Hale, P.||The Effects of Cyclic Heating and Cooling, Wetting and Drying, and Freezing and Thawing on the Unconfined Compressive Strength of Selected Sandstones||Shakoor|
|Bacon, S.||Seasonal Constraints on Chemical Composition and Isotopic Ratios in Ostrocode Shells from Page Pond, Ohio.||Smith|
|Manecki, M., Ph.D.||Reactions of Aqueous Pb(II) with Apatites||Maurice|
|McFarland, B.||Mineralization in the Serpent Mound Disturbance and the Surrounding Region: An Investigation Using Sulfur Isotopes, Fluid Inclusions, and Trace Elements||Carlson|
|Miller, T.||Development of an Automated Data Acquisition and Control Unit for the Pneumatic Oedometer||Shakoor|
|Pomfrey, M||Argon Thermochronology of Metamorphic Biotite and Horneblende from the Adirondack Lowlands New York: Evidence for Post ~900 Ma Westward Tilting of a Slowly Cooled Grenville Terrane||Dahl|
|Romano, D.||Thermochronologic and Microtextural Studies of Precambrian Rocks in Central and Northwestern Wisconsin||Holm|
|Amati, L||A New Family of Decapod Crustaceans from the Western Margin of Pangea: Its Evolutionary and Paleobiogeographic Significance||Feldmann|
|Konowal, M.||Terrestrial and Lacustrine Fluctuations Between the Colton and Green River Formations, Eocene, Central Utah||Wells|
|Lee, Y. J.||Dissolution of Fe(III) (Hydr)oxides by an Aerobic Pseudomonas Bacteria: Effects of Crystal Morphology and Al Substitution||Maurice|
|Lichtinger, J.||Effect of Bluff Toe Composition on Erosion Mechanisms at Selected Sites Along the Pennsylvanian Shores of Lake Erie||Shakoor|
|Namjesnik-Dejanovic, K., Ph.D.||Conformations of Humic Substances and Their Sorption to Mineral Surfaces||Maurice|
|Vierkorn, M.||Dissolution of Two Clay Minerals Society Standard Kaolinites by the aerobic Bacteria Pseudomonas Mendocina Var.||Maurice|
|Zhou, Q., Ph.D.||Molecular Weight Fractionation of Humic Substances upon Sorption||Maurice|
|Forsythe, J||Characterization of Biogeochemical Reactions Between Aerobic Pseudomonas Bacteria and Hydrous Fe(III) Oxides||Maurice|
|Surrena, T||A Geotechnical Investigation of the Failure of the Upper Ivex Dam with Special Emphasis on the Engineering Properties of the Reservoir Sediments||Shakoor|
|Hacker, D., Ph.D.||Catastrophic Gravity Sliding and Volcanism Associated With the Growth of Laccoliths: Examples From Early Miocene Hypabyssal Intrusions of the Iron Axis Magmatic Province, Pine Valley Mountains, Southwest Utah||Holm|
|Chu, C. J., Ph.D.||A geotechnical investigation of the potential use of shredded scrap tires in soil stabilization||Shakoor|
|Highman, T.||A Study of Soil Joints in Relation to Bluff Erosion along the Lake Erie Shoreline, Northeast Ohio||Shakoor|
|Lower, S.||Pb Sorption by Hydroxylapatite; A Microscopic Spectroscopic and Diffraction Study||Maurice|
|Salva, E.||The Systematic Study of Trichopeltarion Greggi and the Reevaluation of the family Atelecyclidae (Decapoda=Brachyura)||Feldmann|
|Miller, L.||Investigation of the Hydrology and Geochemistry of the Brimfield-Tamarack Bog, Portage County, OH||Palmer|
|Angelaki, V.||Evaluation of the Hydrometer and Sedigraph Methods for Size Analysis of Fine-Grained Materials||Shakoor/
|Matyjasik, M., Ph.D.||Surfactant-enhanced Remediation of Aquifers Contaminated by Ethylbenzene||Eckstein|
|Carney, J. S.||The Use of Ostracodes and Environmental Isotopes as Indicators of Surface/Groundwater Interaction in Hays County, Central Texas||Smith|
|Xu, M., Ph.D.||Investigation of the Relationships Between Dispersivity, Hydraulic Conductivity and Other Physical Properties of Porous Media||Eckstein|
|Bonner, C.||Effect of Initial Water Content and Dry Density on the Swelling Potential of a Bentonitic Clay||Shakoor|
|Kasim, M., Ph.D.||Relationship Between Uniaxial Compressive Strength and Degradation for Selected Rock Types||Shakoor|
|Sinha, T. P.||A Field Test of the Muscovite-Biotite Mg-Al Geothermometer Exchange||Dahl|
|Zhou, Qunhui||Surface Characteristics and Dissolution Kinetics of Two Standard Kaolinites||Maurice|
|Kroenke, M. A||A Geotechnical Investigation of Three Landslide Complexes in the Moreland Hills Area, Cuyahoga County, OH||Shakoor|
|Darrah, K. S.||An Exhumation History of the Internal Zone of the Early Proterozoic (1870-1830 MA) Penokean Orogenic Belt, Central MN||Holm|
|McMasters, P.||Applicability of Phyllosilicate Geochemistry in Mesothermal Gold Exploration in the Precambrian Homestake Formation||Dahl|
|Lewis, V||Modeling the Chemical Evolution of Acid Deposition Through the Unsaturated Zone of Urban's Knob at the USDA ARS Near Coshocton, Ohio||Eckstein|
|Schweitzer-Hopkins, C.||Fossil Decapod Crustaceans of the Late Oligocene to the Early Miocene Pysht Formation and Late Eocene Quimper Sandstone, Olympic Peninsula, Washington||Feldmann|
|Bonetti, J. E., Ph.D.||Evaluation of Colloid Facilitated Transport of Chromium Through Saturated Porous Media Using Column Experiments||Eckstein|
|Bhaduri, B. L.||An Empirical Evaluation of the Pollutant Trapping Efficiency of a Stormwater Retention Basin with Respect to Phosphorous and Selected Heavy Metals||Maurice|
|Gutowski, R. T.||Numerical Model of the Fresh Water Lenses on North Andros Island, Bahamas||Eckstein|
|Schneider, D.||Comparison of Early Proterozoic Postcollisional Tectonothermal Histories of the Watersmeet and Republic Districts, Upper Peninsula of Michigan: Implications for the Origin of Gneiss Domes and Metamrophic Nodes||Holm|
|Puller, J.C.||A Study of Fossil Ostracoda from Elkwater Lake, Alberta: Lake Response to Late Holocene Climate Changes||Smith|
|Tucker, A. B., Ph.D.||A Systematic Evaluation of Fossil Raninidae from the Twin River Group, Olympic Peninsula, Washington, and a Re-examination of the Raninidae||Feldmann|