• 2021

PDF     Turner, Elijah. Prograde Metamorphism and Upper-Crustal Cooling in the Northern Panamint Range, California: New Insights Into The Jurassic And Mid-Cretaceous Evolution of the Southern Sevier Fold-Thrust Belt. February 2021. (Dr. Wells).

  • 2020

PDF     Three-Dimensional (3D) Characterization of the Middle Ordovician (Darriwilian) Strata in the Southern Great Basin, Western United States, Uday Mohamed Baheej Kara Ali. August 2020 (Advisor: Dr. Jiang)

PDF     Experimental Polycrystal Stress Mapping Using Raman Spectroscopy, Genevieve C. Kidman. August 2020 (Advisor: Dr. Burnley)

PDF     Paleoecology of Columbian and Pygmy Mammoths in Southern Nevada and California: How Terminal Pleistocene Ecosystems Shaped Mammoths at the Individual, Population, and Community Level, Lauren Elizabeth Parry. May 2020 (Advisor: Dr. Rowland)

PDF     Infiltration into Water-Repellent Sand: The Role of Sorptivity, Rose Marie Shillito. May 2020 (Advisor: Dr. Berli)

  • 2019

PDF     Petrogenesis of Unusual Occurrence of Amphibole Asbestos in Mohave County, Arizona and Clark County, Nevada, Tomoyo Austin. May 2019 (Advisor: Dr. Metcalf)

PDF     Early Contractional History of the Funeral Mountains and its Influence on the Formation of the Funeral Mountains Metamorphic Core Complex, Death Valley, CA, Taylor Douglas Craig. May 2019 (Advisor: Dr. Wells)

PDF     Petrogenesis of the El Rechuelos Rhyolite, Jemez Mountains Volcanic Field, New Mexico, USA, Kelsy Jo Konkright. May 20219 (Advisor: Dr. Spell)

PDF     Moisture Dynamics of a Near-Surface Desert Soil, Yuan Luo. December 2019 (Advisor: Dr. Berli)

PDF     Potential Fossil Yield Classification (PFYC) Survey of Nevada Surficial Geology, and a Multi-Sensor, Remote Sensing, Change-Detection Study of Land-Use/Land-Cover Urbanization Impacting the Las Vegas Formation Located in Northwestern Las Vegas Valley, John Jayson Medema. May 2019 (Advisor: Dr. Rowland)

PDF     Utility of Bench Scale Sand Tank Experiments at Assessing Permeable Reactive Barrier Design, Brandon Meier. December 2019 (Advisor: Dr. Nicholl)

PDF     Examination of Maskelynite through Static Recompression and Dynamic Compression, Justin James Reppart. December 2019 (Advisor: Dr. Tschauner)

PDF     Assessing Simulated Transmissivity in Numerical Flow Models of Complex Hydrogeology, Afan Tarar. May 2019 (Advisor: Dr. Kreamer)

  • 2018

Baker, Jonathan. Carbon isotopic fractionation across a late Cambrian carbonate platform: A regional response to the spice event as recorded in the Great Basin, United States. May 2018. (Dr. Lachniet)

Combs, Logan. Petrology and geochemistry of the enriched poikilitic shergottite Northwest Africa 10169: Insight into the Martian interior. May 2018. (Advisor: Dr. Udry)

Gedo, Sarah. Testing a method for estimating the unsaturated hydraulic conductivity of moderately dry soils. May 2018.  (Advisor: Dr. Nicholl)

Evans, Michael. Structural evolution and regional implications of the arrowhead Mine fault within the Pahranagat shear zone, Nevada, USA. May 2018. (Advisor: Dr. Taylor)

Peck, Alexander. Miocene-Quarternary Deformation along the Central Maynard Lake Fault, Pahranagat Shear Zone, Nevada. May 2018.  (Advisor: Dr. Taylor)

Regis, Nolan. A Novel Approach to Analyzing Strain Heterogeneity in Polycrystalline Quartz Specimens Deformed at High Pressure and Temperature. (Advisor: Dr. Burnley)

Ralston, Stephanie J. Dissolution of allophane, Fe-allophane, and hisingerite with implications for Gale Crater, Mars. (Advisor: Dr. Hausrath)

  • 2017

Price, Thomas. Miocene-Pliocene (?) Folds, Normal Faults and the Left-Lateral Buckhorn Fault with Regional Implications, Pahranagat Shear Zone, Nevada. December 2017. (Advisor: Dr. Taylor)

Rowland, Richard L., II.  Phase Equilibria, Compressibility, and Thermal Analysis of Bastnaesite-(La). December 2017. (Advisor: Dr. Burnley)

Jensen, Zachary. Behavioral Paleoecology of Lower Cambrian Deposit Foragers: Reinterpreting Looping and Meandering Traces using Optimal Foraging Theory and Quantitative Analysis. April 2017. (Advisor: Dr. Rowland)

Hess, Lee T. Late Cretaceous Extensional Collapse of the Southern Cordillera: Evidence From the Bristol and Granite Mountains, SE California. 2017. (Advisor: Dr. Wells)

Maharjan, Dev. Environmental Change Across the Early Mississippian Positive Carbon Isotope Excursion. 2017. (Advisor: Dr. Jiang)

Valentine, Alexander. Investigation of a high nickel anomaly in olivine from the island of Niihau, Hawaii. April 2017. (Advisor: Dr. Huang)

  • 2016

Bartlett, Courtney. Phosphate release: The effect of prebiotic organic compounds on dissolution rates of merrillite, whitlockite, chlorapatite, and fluorapatite. December 2016. (Advisor: Dr. Hausrath)

Beshears, Matthew. Characterizing the Earliest Stages of Partial Melting: A Study of the Pyrometamorphic Aureole of Miocene Mt. Perkins Pluton, Northwest Arizona. 2016. (Advisor: Dr. Metcalf)

Feng, Yuzhen. Estimation and Comparison of Thermoelectric and PV Solar Water Usage In The Colorado River Basin States. November 2016. (Advisor: Dr. Acharya)

Evans, Sarah. (U-Th)/He Studies of the Southern Snake Range Metamorphic Core Complex, NV and Gypsum Valley Salt Wall, Paradox Basin, CO, USA. May 2016. (Advisor: Dr. Hanson)

Gentry, Amanda. Patterns of Synorogenic Sedimentation Associated with the Unroofing of the Willard-Paris-Meade Thrust Sheets, Sevier Fold-Thrust Belt. 2016. (Advisor: Dr. Wells)

Jayakody, Jeevan. Effects of Hydraulic Connections on Unsaturated Flow in Dual-Permeability Media. 2016. (Advisor: Dr. Nicholl)

Joseph, William. Characterizing Crystal Populations for the Petrogenesis of the Post-Collapse Rhyolites in the Long Valley Caldera, CA. November 2016. (Advisor: Dr. Spell)

Koonce, Jeremy. Water Balance and Moisture Dynamics of an Arid and Semi-Arid Soil: A Weighing Lysimeter and Field Study. January 2016. (Advisor: Dr. Yu)

Muhammad, Mahmud. Structural Evolution of the Maynard Lake Fault within the Left-Lateral Pahranagat Shear Zone, Nevada, USA. August 2016. (Advisor: Dr. Taylor)

Ness, Richard. Assessing a Potential Paleothermal Anomaly near a Salt Wall using (U-Th)/He Thermochronology and a Silica Cementation Analysis Onion Creek, Utah. November 2016. (Advisor: Dr. Hanson)

Padmore, Penelope. Canovas Canyon Rhyolites, Jemez Volcanic Field, New Mexico: Discrete source magmas, or potential caldera forming magma system? November 2016. (Advisor: Dr. Spell)

Jensen, Zachary. Behavioral Paleoecology of Lower Cambrian Deposit Foragers: Reinterpreting Looping and Meandering Traces using Optimal Foraging Theory and Quantitative Analysis. April 2017. (Advisor: Dr. Rowland)

Valentine, Alexander. Investigation of a high nickel anomaly in olivine from the island of Niihau, Hawaii. April 2017. (Advisor: Dr. Huang)

  • 2015

Abdelhaleem, Shaimaa. August 2015. Kinematics and timing of the miocene-quaternary deformation in Nellis Dunes Recreational Area. (Advisor: Dr. Taylor).

Ball, Taylor A. Rewetting of artificially desiccated soils: Effect of gravity on vapor-phase diffusion. December 2015. (Advisor: Dr. Nicholl)

Bain, Wyatt M. Testing established models of hydrothermal fluid distribution around porphyry deposits: The application of fluid inclusion research to porphyry deposit exploration. December 2015. (Advisor: Dr. Cline)

Ciravolo, Amber. Glass shards in Pinnacle Point Rock Shelter 5-6, South Africa: Are they from the last super-eruption of Toba? December 2015. (Advisor: Dr. Smith)

Ego, Hilary. Farmer response to drought: A review of global arid and semi-arid case studies. (Advisor: Dr. Piechota)

Francis, Nichole. Bringing safe drinking water to Africa: A comparative study of water treatment technologies for communities within the Sahel. (Advisor: Dr. Ahmad)

Hardy, Fabian C. Stable Isotope Analysis of Bison latifrons and Paleoecological Inferences. August 2015. (Advisor: Dr. Rowland)

Marsac, Kara. Modeling background radiation using geochemical data. May 2015. (Advisor: Dr. Burnley)

Newton, Melanie N. Characterization of gold and related mineralization at the North Bullion Carlin system, Railroad Project, a Nevada Carlin-type gold prospect. December 2015. (Advisor: Dr. Cline)

Gainey, Seth R. An investigation into transitions in clay mineral chemistry on mars. (Advisor: Dr. Hausrath)

Steiner, Michael H. Dissolution of nontronite in low water activity brines and implications for the aqueous history of Mars. December 2015. (Advisor: Dr. Hausrath)

Williams, Patricia S. Carbon isotope variations associated with a middle ordovician karstic unconformity. May 2015. (Advisor: Dr. Jiang)

  • 2014

Adcock, Christopher T. Mars-Relevant Phosphate Minerals and Implications for Martian Habitability August 2014. (Advisor: Dr. Hausrath)

Cline, Christopher J. II. The effect of single crystal elastic and plastic anisotropy on stress and strain heterogeneity: comparison of olivine to other common minerals. May 2014. (Advisor: Dr. Burnley)

Eleogram, Bryan R. The application of zircon (U-Th)/he thermochronology to determine the timing and slip rate on the Willard thrust, Sevier fold and thrust belt, northern Utah. May 2014. (Advisor: Dr. Wells)

Fischer, William T. Ore classification and breccia formation in the 144 Zone gold deposit: A chemical replacement model, Bare Mountain range, Nevada. December 2014. (Advisor: Dr. Cline)

Flagg, Ember M. Ore characterization of the Estelle Property in the South-Central Alaska Range. May 2014. (Advisor: Dr. Cline)

Freudenberger, Frederick. Geomorphic controls on fibrous amphiboles, Clark County, Nevada, USA. August 2014. (Advisor: Dr. Buck)

Johnsen, Racheal L. Subalkaline volcanism in the eastern Basin and Range Province: Examples from the miocene Mccullough Range volcanic field and the Pliocene to Holocene Black Rock Desert volcanic field. December 2014. (Advisor: Dr. Smith)

Kryder, Levi. Using seismic reflection to locate a tracer testing complex south of Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada. (Advisor: Dr. Luke)

Lacy, Alison C. Upper Narrows, Raft River Mountains, northwestern Utah: Tectonic implications of pressure-temperature-time-deformation paths. May 2014. (Advisor: Dr. Wells)

Meazell, Patrick K. II. Porphyry copper exploration of the Hualapai Mountains, Mohave County, Arizona, USA: A multi-faceted approach. August 2014. (Advisor: Dr. Cline)

Perry, Brett. Thermal impacts of salt on sandstones and mudstones in the Lusitanian Basin, Portugal. December 2014. (Advisor: Dr. Hanson)

Reynoso, Dawn E. New early Miocene 40Ar/39Ar ages for Nakwai, northwest Kenya, Africa, and paleontological analysis of Meroëhyrax kyongoi dentition. December 2014. (Advisor: Dr. Spell)

Ruhmann, Emma. Survivorship, growth, and settlement of Dreissena Rostriformis Bugensis veligers in low and high calcium waters. (Advisors: Dr. Acharya, Dr. Nicholl)

Sahoo, Swapan K. Ediacaran ocean redox evolution. December 2014. (Advisor: Jiang)

Taranik, Nikolas. Estimating Aquifer Characteristics and Identification of a Sub-basin for Artificial Storage and Recovery, Northeastern Ivanpah Valley, Nevada. December 2014. (Advisor: Dr. Kreamer)

Wei, Xialou. Understanding selenium distribution in Lake Mead using a three-dimensional hydrodynamic based water quality model. (Advisors: Dr. Acharya, Dr. Yu)

  • 2013

Giallorenzo, Michael A. Application of (U-Th)/He and 40Ar/39 Ar thermochronology to the age of thrust faulting in the Sevier orogenic belt. December 2013. (Advisor: Dr. Wells)

Russo, Angela G. Pennsylvanian to cretaceous folds and thrusts in south-central nevada: evidence from the timpahute range. December 2013. (Advisor: Dr. Taylor)

Stoller, Heather M. Ichnology and paleoecology of the jurassic aztec sandstone. December 2013 . (Advisor: Dr. Rowland)

Thaw, Melissa. Understanding basin specific life history characteristics of Lake Mead quagga mussels (Dreissena Bugensis) and a potential treatment using UV radiation laboratory studies. (Advisors: Dr. Acharya, Dr. Nicholl)

Tu, Valerie M. Dissolution rates of amorphous Al- and Fe-phosphates and their relevance to phosphate mobility on Mars. May 2013. (Advisor: Dr. Hausrath)

  • 2012

Adhikari, Achyut. Natural and constructed wetlands for ecosystem and engineering services in the arid and semi-arid regions. May 2012. (Advisor: Dr. Yu)

Aguila, Yuki Yunika. Burial and exhumation history of Mississippia strata in east-central Nevada. May 2012. (Advosor: Dr. Hanson)

Armstrong, T. Jordan. Deciphering the evolution of ore fluids at the Batu Hijau copper-gold porphyry deposit, Sumbawa, Indonesia. May 2012. (Advisor: Dr. Cline)

Asante, Joseph. Evaluating recharge and dynamics of flow in the Lower Virgin River Basin, USA: Interpretation of hydrochemical and stable isotopic data. (Advisor: Dr. Kreamer)

Baumeister, L. Julie. Chemical weathering of the mafic minerals serpentine and olivine in natural environments. (Advisor: Dr. Hausrath)

Bonde, Joshua W. From the foreland to the hinterland: Taphonomy across the Cretaceous to Paleogene Sevier retroarc region of Nevada. May 2012. (Adviosor: Dr. Rowland)

Bunk, Daniel. Changing demands from riparian ET and free water evaporation in the lower Colorado River Basin under different climate scenarios. (Advisor: Dr. Piechota)

Carter, A. Jonathan. Paleoseismic study of the Stewart valley and northern Pahrump segments of the Stateline fault system, Nevada. August 2012. (Advisor: Dr. Taylor)

Clark, Lindsey R. Ore and gangue mineral paragenesis of the Cortez Hills Carlin-type gold deposit, Nevada: Evidence for coincident high-grade gold deposition and collapse brecciation. December 2012. (Adviosor: Dr. Cline)

Downs, M. Nicholas. The effects of salt diaprs on the thermal maturity of surrounding sediments in the western Pyrenees, Spain. (Advisor: Dr. Hanson)

Eaton, M. Laura. Determining the significance and sense of offset of the Frenchman Mountain Fault Las Vegas, Nevada: a paired basin analysis and structural analysis. August 2012. (Advisor: Dr. Hanson)

Eichler, M. Carla. Petrogenesis of the East Fork Member rhyolites, Valles Caldera, New Mexico USA. December 2012. (Advisor: Dr. Spell)

Emery, A. Christina. Volcanic evolution of the southern Quinn Canyon Range: Implications for regional correlation of volcanic units. December 2012. (Advisor: Dr. Smith)

Honn, K. Denise. Petrogenesis of the linked River Mountains volcanic section and Wilson Ridge pluton. August 2012. (Adviosor: Dr. Smith)

Krautstrunk, L. Melanie. An estimate of groundwater recharge in the Nabogo River Basin, Ghana using water table fluctuation method and chloride mass balance. December 2012. (Advisor: Dr. Kreamer)

Muntean, Williams T. Muddy Creek Formation: A record of Late Neogene tectonics and sedimentation in Southern Nevada. May 2012. (Advisor: Dr. Hanson)

Myers, Brittany R. The impact of creosote bush (Larrea tridentate) and biological soil crust on calcium distribution in arid soils of the Mojave Desert. December 2012. (Advisor: Dr. Hausrath)

Pakzadeh, Behrooz. Evaluation of artificial neural network and ARIMA modeling in forecasting inflow to Lake Powell. (Advisor: Dr. Abella)

Pribyl, E. Paul. 2000 year moisture source record from a central Nevada speleothem. December 2012. (Advisor: Dr. Lachniet)

Schwaebe, Lynn. Spawning, veliger growth, and desiccation of Dreissena Bugensis. (Advisors: Dr. Acharya, Dr. Nicholl)

Stropky, R. Michelle. The behavior of zircon during partial melting in anatectic migmatites: Insights to metamorphism, deformation and tectonism in the central Santa Fe Range, northern New Mexico. May 2012. (Advisor: Dr. Metcalf)

Swenberg, Carl T. The fluvial Muddy Creek Formation near Overton, Nevada. May 2012. (Advisor: Dr. Hanson)

Taufani, Leon. Detrital carbonates in a sequence stratigraphic framework: An example from the Furongian Slope environtment in the hot creek range of central Nevada. December 2012. (Advisor: Dr. Jiang)

Yurchenko, Inessa. Evaluation of possible source rocks in northern Nye County, Nevada: Implications for hydrocarbon exploration. August 2012. (Advisor: Dr. Hanson)

  • 2011

Acharya, Anil. Impacts of climate change and weather modification on hydrologic characteristics of watersheds in the western United States. May 2011. (Advisor: Dr. Piechota)

Ahdyar, LaOde. Molecular organic geochemistry of the oil and source rocks in Railroad Valley, eastern Great Basin, Nevada, United States. May 2011. (Advisor: Dr. Hanson)

Beyene, Mengesha A. Mesozoic burial, Mesozoic and Cenozoic exhumation of the Funeral Mountains core complex, Death Valley, Southeastern California. May 2011. (Advisor: Dr. Wells)

Drue, Gregory D. Microstructural characterization of kinked germanate olivine grains. December 2011. (Advisor: Dr. Burnley)

Griffing, Corinne Y. Pleistocene climate in Alaska from stable isotopes in an ice wedge. May 2011. (Advisor: Dr. Lachniet)

Henry, Robert A. Paired positive carbonate carbon isotope, organic carbon isotope, and oxygen isotope composition study across the Lower Mississippian positive carbon isotope excursion, southeastern Nevada, USA. December 2011. (Advisor: Dr. Jiang)

Meyers, Vicki L. Vertebrate taxonomic composition, species diversity, and paleoecology of two Pliocene mid-latitude, inland-basin fossil assemblages: Panaca local fauna (Lincoln County, Nevada) and Hagerman local fauna (Twin Falls County, Idaho). May 2011. (Advisor: Dr. Rowland)

Robertson, Kelly L. Magma chamber processes at Mutnovsky Volcano, Russia. December 2011. (Advisor: Dr. Simon)

Widiarti, Ratna. Lateral variability of facies and cycles in the Furongian (late Cambrian) carbonate platform: an example from the Big Horse Member of the Orr Formation in western Utah, U.S.A. May 2011. (Advisor: Dr. Jiang)

Widiarti, Ratna. Lateral variability of facies and cycles in the Furongian (late Cambrian) carbonate platform: an example from the Big Horse Member of the Orr Formation in western Utah, U.S.A. May 2011. (Advisor: Dr. Jiang)

Williams, Amanda J. Co-development of biological soil crusts, soil-geomorphology, and landscape biogeochemistry in the Mojave Desert, Nevada, U.S.A. – Implications for ecological management. May 2011. (Advisor: Dr. Buck)

  • 2010

Aillaud, Brian J. Using fluid inclusions to trace formative fluid evolution at the Verde and Pancho porphyry gold deposits of the Refugio District, Chile. May 2010. (Advisor: Dr. Simon)

Baker, Jonathan L. Carbon isotopic fractionation across a late Cambrian carbonate platform: A regional response to the spice event as recorded in the Great Basin, United States. December 2010. (Dr. Jiang)

Bell, Aaron S. An experimental investigation of chemical mass transfer processes in crystallizing, hydrous silicate magmas: The genesis of ore deposits and metasomatic fluids. May 2010. (Advisor: Dr. Simon)

Bird, Brian. Temporal and spatial assessment of evaporation, transpiration, and soil moisture redistribution. (Advisor: Dr. Devitt)

Dano, Eric L. Identification of geochemical facies through major ion data and additional parameters from shallow groundwater utilizing a comparison of geomathematics and traditional methods in Las Vegas Valley, Nevada. August 2010. (Advisor: Dr. Kreamer)

Eck, Nathan C. The effects of contact metamorphism on the host rocks for Carlin-type mineralization at the Getchell deposit, Nevada, USA. August 2010. (Advisor: Dr. Simon)

Howley, Robyn A. Sequence and chemostratigraphy of the middle Cambrian succession in Nevada and Utah. December 2010. (Advisor: Dr. Jiang)

Kasimtseva, Nataliya. Removal of arsenic and strontium from aqueous solution using iron oxide coated zeolitized Tuff. (Advisor: Dr. Papelis)

Link, Carolyn. Filtration and growth rate of Lake Mead quagga mussels (Dreissena bugensis) in laboratory studies and analyses of bioconcentration. (Advisors: Dr. Acharya, Dr. Papelis)

Lodhi, Amina R. Detention basins for phosphorus and sediment control in Clark County, Nevada. December 2010. (Dr. Yu)

Rager, Audrey H. The interaction of rock and water during shock decompression: A hybrid model for fluidized ejecta formation. December 2010. (Advisor: Dr. Smith)

Rathmalsinghe Rajakaruna Jayakodilage, Jeevan. Characterization of unsaturated flow in dual-porosity granular media. December 2010. (Advisor: Dr. Nicholl)

Robins, Colin R. Phyllosilicate mineralogy, argon-40/argon-39 geochronology, and genesis of petrocalcic soils in the southwest U.S.A. May 2010. (Advisor: Dr. Buck)

Siebenaler, Samuel A. Late Paleozoic deformation in the Osgood Mountains and Dry Hills, northern Nevada. December 2010. (Advisor: Dr. Taylor)

Tibbetts, Ashley K. Petrogenesis of the Greenwater Range: Comparison to the crater flat volcanic field and implications for hazard assessment. May 2010. (Advisor: Dr. Smith)

Wooton, Kathleen M. Age and petrogenesis of the Roaring Mountain rhyolites, Yellowstone Volcanic Field, Wyoming. December 2010. (Advisor: Dr. Spell)

Zeiza, Adam D. Tectonically controlled autocyclicity in the Furongian (late Cambrian) carbonate platform, central Nevada and western Utah, USA. December 2010. (Advisor: Dr. Jiang)

Zhang, Ligiong. Rare earth element transport in the Yucca Mountain Region. December 2010. (Advisor: Dr. Yu)

  • 2009

Druschke, Peter A. The sheep pass formation, a record of late cretaceous and paleogene extension within the Sevier hinterland, East-Central Nevada. May 2009. (Advisor: Dr. Hanson)

Forrester, Steven W. Provenance of the Miocene-Pliocene Muddy Creek Formation near Mesquite, Nevada. December 2009. (Advisor: Dr. Simon)

Giovine, Luke. A comparative analysis on the cultural demise of Native American Indians and the Spanish colonial government due to the lack of water management in the arid southwest. (Advisor: Dr. Papelis)

Goreham, John. Bending of woody riparian vegetation as a function of hydraulic flow conditions. (Advisors: Dr. Stone, Dr. Yu)

Kosmidis, Apostolos P. Sequence and chemostratigraphic study across the basal Eureka Quartzite unconformity in the Great Basin, Nevada: Implications for the origin of the Late Ordovician carbon isotope excursion. August 2009. (Advisor: Dr. Jiang)

Magill, Meghan T. Geoelectrical response of surfactant solutions in a quartzitic sand analog aquifer. December 2009. (Advisor: Dr. Kreamer)

Maglio, Steven J. In situ element quantification in the hydrothermal diamond anvil cell using synchrotron X-ray fluorescence with applications toward subduction zone processes. December 2009. (Advisor: Dr. Simon)

Miller, Aaron. Water quality changes in a constructed wetland at the Springs Preserve in Las Vegas, NV. (Advisor: Dr. Gerstenberger)

Nie, Wenming. Effects of plant uptake and micro-topography on chloride transport in arid soils. December 2009. (Advisor: Dr. Yu)

Pan, Feng. Uncertainty, sensitivity and geostatistical studies of flow and contaminant transport in heterogeneous unsaturated zone. May 2009. (Advisor: Dr. Yu)

Zimmerman, John. Improving sample collection methodology for soil vapor and soil contaminated with volatile organic compounds. (Advisor: Dr. Kreamer)

  • 2008

Brandt, Amanda. Modeling the unsaturated zone at the Area 5 Radioactive Waste Management Site: Effects of climate change and vegetation on flow conditions. (Advisors: Dr. Young, Dr. Kreamer)

Franky, Charlotte. An evaluation of model robustness: The system dynamics-based Gila/San Francisco River Basin decision support. (Advisor: Dr. Papelis)

Lockett, Anne. Quantifying the impact of reuse water on the soil and turf grass quality of golf courses. (Advisor: Dr. Devitt)

Pompeo, Jeffrie. Surface water interaction with the flood plain in the lower Virgin River Clark County, Nevada. (Advisor: Dr. Yu)

Shibeshi, Tesfaye. Preparation of iron oxide coated zeolitized tuffs for anion and cation sorption. (Advisor: Dr. Papelis)

Turkett, Warren. Evaluation of multi-probe environmental monitoring equipment with interagency cooperative sampling events in Lake Mead. (Advisor: Dr. Papelis)

Williams, Alan. The effect of erosion control structures on the distribution of selected nutrients and metals in the sediments of the Salt River, Arizona. (Advisor: Dr. Papelis)

  • 2007

Baron, Alexander. Interaction of surface and subsurface hydrological processes in the Lower Virgin Valley. (Advisors: Dr. Yu, Dr. Zhu)

Boettcher, Tracy. The effect of erosion control structures on the distribution of selected nutrients and metals in the sediments of the Las Vegas Wash. (Advisor: Dr. Papelis)

Dodds, Jeremy. Evapotranspiration monitoring methods within an irrigated mixed vegetation environment. (Advisors: Dr. Stone, Dr. Papelis)

Miller, Anthony. Dendrochronology and streamflow reconstructions in the Colorado River Basin. (Advisor: Dr. Papelis)

  • 2006

Benneman, Bud. Horizontal unsaturated flow across a single fracture. (Advisor: Dr. Nicholl)

Habte, Aron. On evaluating density driven groundwater flow in the closed basin. (Advisor: Dr. Yu)

Ryan, Roslyn. An analysis of the acoustic doppler velocimeter in low flow environments along the Las Vegas wash. (Advisors: Dr. Kreamer)

Shanahan, Seth. Phytoremediation of perchlorate by native and exotic riparian phreatophytes of the Las Vegas Wash, Nevada. (Advisor: Dr. Papelis)

Tighi, Shana. Uncertainty analysis: mid-term operational model for the lower Colorado River. (Advisor: Dr. Papelis)

  • 2005

Pan, Feng. Uncertainty analysis of radionuclide transport in the unsaturated zone at Yucca Mountain. (Advisors: Dr. Yu and Dr. Ye)

  • 2004

Koonce, Jeremy. Geochemical interpretation on groundwater flow in the Southern Great Basin. (Advisor: Dr. Yu)

Tanko, Daron. Kytoon observation of the Lake Mead boundary layer. (Advisor: Dr. Kreamer)

  • 2001

Brown, Christopher. The effects of irrigation and nitrogen management on water use of Tall Fescue. (Advisor: Dr. Devitt)

Cloud, Sarah. Testing the potential of system dynamics models for improving public participation in resource management. (Advisor: Dr. Stave)

Schaan, Christopher. Cyclic irrigation of turfgrass using a shallow saline aquifer. (Advisor: Dr. Devitt)

  • 2000

Brown, Nicole. Modeling the diffusion of reactive and nonreactive solutes in cores from the Cannikin Test Site, Amchitka Island, Alaska. (Advisor: Dr. Papelis)

Downing, Reina. Imaging the mantle in southwestern, Utah using geochemistry, and geographic information systems. 2000. (Advisor: Dr. Smith)

Noto, Robert. Structure and stratigraphy of the Antelope Mountain Quartzite, Klamath Mountains, northern California. 2000.

Potts, Deborah. Sodium metasomatism and magnesio-riebecktite mineralization in the Wilson Ridge Pluton. 2000.

Van Hoesen, John. Pedogenic gypsum in southern New Mexico: Genesis, Morphology, and Stable Isotopic Signature. 2000.

Williams, Nathan. A transverse fault in an extended terrane, the Currant Summit Fault, Nevada. 2000.

  • 1999

Algridas, Leskeys. Response of Tall Fescue to saline water as influenced by leaching fractions and irrigation uniformity distribution. 1999.

Bernot, Patricia A. Modeling the rates of lead and strontium uptake by zeolitized tuff from Rainier Mesa, Nevada Test Site, Nevada.  1999.

Blatchford, Douglas B. Hydrogeology of the Penoyer Valley region, central Nevada. 1999.

Cail, Tracy. Alteration associated with gold deposition at the Getchell, Carlin-Type gold deposit, North-Central Nevada. 1999.

Justet, Leigh. The geochronology and geochemistry of the Bearhead Rhyolite, Jemez volcanic field, New Mexico. 1999.

Knupp, Rhonda L. The origin of brucite in hydrothermally altered limestone near Devil Peak, Nevada.  1999.

Willse, Keith R. Geochemistry and petrogenesis of the Bonanza King mafic intrusive complex, Trinity Terrane Ophiolite, California. 1999.

Shigehiro, Michiko. Mineral paragenesis and ore fluids at the Turquoise Ridge gold deposit, Nevada. 1999.

  • 1998

Desotell, Lloyd. Radionuclide dose assessment of groundwater migrating from the Bentham Event, NTS: A solute flux approach. (Advisor: Dr. Andricevic)

Danielson, Lisa R. Petrogeneis of the phase 1 gabbro-diorite of the Miocene Mt. Perkins pluton, northwest Arizona: Implications for the role of mantle derived mafic magmas in calc-alkaline magma evolution. 1998.

Feig, Anthony D. Quaternary geology and paleoclimatology of Coal Valley, Lincoln County, Nevada. 1998.

Sloop, Derek. Equilibrium studies of ion sorption on zeolitized tuff from Rainier Mesa, Nye County, Nevada. (Advisor: Dr. Papelis)

  • 1997

Buchanan, Timothy. The potential for use of storm water detention basins in the Las Vegas Valley for groundwater recharge. (Advisor: Dr. French)

Dickson, Loretta D. Volcanology and geochemistry of Pliocene and Quaternary basalts on Citadel Mountain, Lunar Crater volcanic field, Pancake Range, Nevada. 1997.

Korolev, V. Sedimentology and correlation of undifferentiated Cambrian dolomites of the Grand Canyon and Lake Mead regions. 1997.

Lawson, Stephen. Sublimation from snow packs in Toiyabe National Forest, Nevada and Dixie National Forest, Utah. (Advisor: Dr. Kreamer)

Sims, Douglas. The migration of arsenic and lead in surface sediments at Three Kids Mine, Henderson, Nevada. (Advisor: Dr. Hodge)

Zikmund, Kimberly. Potential use of high-salinity shallow ground or wash water for large-scale turf irrigation in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Advisor: Dr. Devitt)

  • 1996

Boland, Kelly Ann. The petrogenesis of andesites produced during regional extension: examples from the northern McCullough Range, NV and Xitle Volcano. 1996.

Cox, Sara. Relationships between the groundwaters of Ash Meadows, Death Valley, Pahranagat Valley and the Nevada Test Site based on statistical analysis and modeling of trace element data. (Advisor: Dr. Hodge)

Donovan, David J. Hydrostratigraphy and allostratigraphy of the Cenozoic alluvium in the northwestern part of Las Vegas Valley, Clark County, Nevada. 1996.

Earman, Samuel. The impact of nonpoint source pollution from mining wastes on water quality, Elko County, Nevada. (Advisor: Dr. Mizell)

Farmer, Dennis. Investigation of regional flow patterns in the Ash Meadows ground-water basin of southern Nevada using uranium isotope ratio. (Advisor: Dr. Hodge)

Fitzgerald, Jim. Residence time of groundwater issuing from the South Rim Aquifer in the eastern Grand Canyon. 1996.

Miller, Julianne. Comparison of models to mitigate flood hazard to transportation alignments on alluvial fans. (Advisor: Dr. French)

Parsons, Shannon M. Sequence stratigraphy and biostratigraphy of the lower member of the Deep Spring Formation: implications for the Neoproterozoic-Cambrian boundary in the Basin and Range Province, western United States. 1996.

Squire, Joseph J. Effect of unsaturated zone soil moisture content on vapor phase pollutant propagation in controlled laboratory experiments. 1996.

Switzer, Douglas D. The geology and structures in the northern Hiko Range, Lincoln County, Nevada. 1996.

Yelken, Mary. Trace element analysis of selected springs in the Virgin River Basin. (Advisor: Dr. Kreamer)

  • 1995

Gin, Gary M. Sedimentology, petrology, and structure of the Moffett Creek Formation, eastern Klamath Mountains, northern California. 1995.

Lamb, Jan B. A petrographic and fluid inclusion study of the purple vein and post/betze orebodies, Carlin, Nevada. 1995.

Langrock, Holly. Tectonic denudation of mesozoic contractile structures by a low-angle normal fault and associated faults, southern White Pine Range, Nevada. 1995.

McDaniel, Scott Michael. Geochemical evolution of a mid-Miocene synextensional volcanic complex: the Dolan Springs volcanic field, northwestern Arizona. 1995.

Metcalf, Lynn. Ground water – surface water interaction in the lower Virgin River area Arizona and Nevada. (Advisor: Dr. Ingraham)

Rajagopalan, Vasanthakumar. Influence of grain size of a porous medium on the movement of diesel fuel due to water table fluctuations. (Advisor: Dr. Kreamer)

Rash, Kelly Brian. Geology and geochemistry of Tertiary volcanic rock in the northern Reveille and southern Pancake Ranges, Nye County, Nevada. 1995.

Sánchez, Alexander. Mafic volcanism in the Colorado Plateau/Basin-and-Range transition zone, Hurricane, Utah. 1995.

Shirley, Craig. Hydrostratigraphic units within the alluvium and tertiary volcanics of east central Yucca Flat, Nevada Test Site. (Advisor: Dr. Seaber)

Vallikat, Vinod. Transport of solutes in complex hydrogeological media. (Advisor: Dr. Andricevic)

Zukosky, Kim. An assessment of the potential to use water chemistry parameters to define ground water flow pathways at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. (Advisor: Dr. Kreamer)

  • 1994

Bashor, Arthur N. Groundwater contamination by selenium, nitrate, coliform bacteria, and volatile organic compounds in the Las Vegas Valley, Nevada, shallow aquifer zone. 1994.

Caldwell, Eric Alan. An understanding of factors controlling isotopic ratios of wine as a potential surrogate of past precipitation. 1994.

Christensen, Clinton H. Origin and geological significance of mylonitic shear zones, northern Lucy Gray Range, Clark County, Nevada. 1994.

Dale, Deborah A. Comparison and correlation of lithostratigraphic and hydrostratigraphic units of southwest area 20, Pahute Mesa, Nevada Test Site. 1994.

Haldeman, Dana L. Recovery and characterization of microbiota from Rainer Mesa, Nevada Test Site. 1994.

Schramm, Meg E. Structural analysis of the Hurricane fault in the transition zone between the Basin and Range Province and the Colorado Plateau, Washington County, Utah. 1994.

Story, Sandra P. Microbial transport in volcanic tuff Ranier Mesa, Nevada Test. 1994.

Zhou, Xiaoping. Lower Cambrian bioherms in central Nevada and eastern California. 1994.

  • 1993

Bernholtz, Alan Joseph. Estimation of leakage between the shallow and principal aquifers in the Las Vegas Valley Water District’s main well field, Las Vegas, Nevada. 1993.

Icopini, Gary Allen. Evaluation of a filter pack dewatering on VOC concentrations in a simulated low-yield monitoring well. 1993.

Morikawa, Shirley Ann. The geology of the Tuff of Bridge Spring: southern Nevada and northwestern Arizona. 1993.

Sabapathi, Jaishankar. Effect of water table fluctuations on petroleum contamination distribution. 1993.

Schmeltzer, John S. Effects of soil moisture, soil carbonate and organic matter contents on vapor phase sorption of volatile organic compounds using inverse gas chromatography. 1993.

Slattery, Michael Willem. Exchange of oxygen and hydrogen isotopes between water and water vapor: experimental results. 1993.

Urzendowski, Linda. Spectral analysis of the flow behavior of Big Spring, Kings Canyon National Park, California. 1993.

  • 1992

Acheampong, Stephen Yaw. Isotope hydrology of Lehman and Baker Creeks drainages, Great Basin National Park, Nevada. 1992.

Alduino, Amy Josephine. Sampling for volatile organic compounds from an aquitard: a field evaluation of screen length, purging methods, and sampling time. 1992.

Donovan, Jeffrey K. Depositional environments and paleoecology of the Lower Ordovician Pogonit Group, Opd Unit, Arrow Canyon Range, Clark County, Nevada. 1992.

Fairley, Jerry Paul, Jr. Desorption hysteresis in five ion exchanged montmorillonites. 1992.

Trabert, David W. Stratigraphy, sedimentology, and paleotectonic setting of the Gazelle Formation, eastern Klamath Mountains, northern California. 1992.

Wilson, Readin Isaac. Storm-dominated Lower Cambrian depositional environments in the Ravenswood area, Lander County, Nevada. 1992.

  • 1991

Bridwell, Hayden L. The Sloan Sag: a mid-Miocene volcanotectonic depression, north-central McCullough Mountains, southern Nevada. 1991.

Cascadden, Tracy Elaine. Style of volcanism and extensional tectonics in the eastern Basin and Range Province, northern Mohave County, Arizona. 1991.

Cram-Barry, Christine A. Stratigraphy and sedimentology of the northern part of the upper Gazelle Formation, eastern Klamath Mountains, northern California. 1991.

  • 1990

Dixon, Earle Campbell. Hydrogeology and ground-water quality in the Sanders area, western Puerco River Basin, Arizona. 1990.

Halligan, William Lowry. Evaluation of purging methods when sampling for volatile organic compounds from low-yield monitoring wells. 1990.

Haws, Sandra Jean. The distribution of vertical groundwater flow in the saturated zone of the Yucca Mountain area: a cross-sectional finite element method. 1990.

Oliver, Lynn. Stromatolites of the Lower Cambrian Deep Spring Formation: Mount Dunfee, Esmeralda County, Nevada. 1990.

Wild, Harry Stephen, Jr. Hydrogeology and hydrogeochemistry of the shallow alluvial aquifer zone, Las Vegas Valley, Nevada. 1990.

  • 1989

Cole, Erin D. Petrogenesis of late Cenozoic alkalic basalt near the eastern boundary of the Basin-and-Range, upper Grand Wash Trough, Arizona and Gold Butte, Nevada. 1989.

Deibert, Jack Edward. Sedimentological constraints on middle Miocene extensional tectonism of the southern Las Vegas Range, southern Nevada. 1989.

Eschner, Edward. The geology and structural significance of the Arch Mountain area, northern Black Mountains, Mohave County, Arizona. 1989.

Gahr, David A. A comparison of three seismic methods in the arid environment. 1989.

Goebel, Kurt A. Late-Holocene earthflows of the Willard playa/dune complex, Estancia Valley, New Mexico: a geomorphic response to climatic change. 1989.

Hershey, Ronald Lee. Hydrogeology and hydrogeochemistry of the Spring Mountains, Clark County, Nevada. 1989.

Hill, Robin E. Analysis of deformation bands in the Aztec sandstone, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada. 1989.

Jones, David Allen. Braided stream deposition and provenance of the late Cretaceous-Paleocene(?) Canaan Peak Formation, Table Cliff and Kaiparowits Plateaus, southwestern Utah. 1989.

Larsen, Lance L. The origin of the Wilson Ridge pluton and its enclaves, northwestern Arizona: implications for the generation of a calc-alkaline intermediate pluton in an extensional environment. 1989.

Matuska, Nancy Ann. The relationship of the Yucca Mountain repository block to the regional ground-water system: a geochemical model. 1989.

McDonnell-Canan, Cheryl. Morphology and development of the Red Rock Canyon alluvial fan, Clark County, Nevada. 1989.

Reese, Julie Ann. Initial deposition in the Sevier foreland basin of southern Nevada:    conglomerates of the Cretaceous Willow Tank Formation, Clark County, Nevada. 1989.

Space, Michael Louis. Hydrology of Bishop Creek, Inyo County, California: an isotopic Analysis. 1989.

  • 1988

Blegen, Ronald Paul. Field comparison of ground-water sampling methods [MS thesis]: University of Nevada, Las Vegas. 1988.

Hayworth, Joel Stacey. Laboratory investigation of a method for determining in situ saturated hydraulic conductivity. 1988.

Hurst, Thomas L. The potential for groundwater recharge via arid zone ephemeral wash Channels. 1988.

Noack, Richard Eric. Sources of ground water recharging the principal alluvial aquifers in Las Vegas Valley, Nevada. 1988.

Panttaga, Susan Kay. Provenance and tectonic significance of the lower Paleozoic Douglas Conglomerate, northern Churchill Mountains, Antarctica. 1988.

Scott, Allan J. The Muddy Creek Formation: depositional environment, provenance, and tectonic significance in the western Lake Mead area, Nevada and Arizona. 1988.

Sewall, Angela Jean. Structure and geochemistry of the upper plate of the Saddle Island detachment, Lake Mead, Nevada. 1988.

  • 1987

Naumann, Terry Richard. Geology of the central Boulder Canyon quadrangle, Clark County, Nevada. 1987.

Rice, Jonathan Aaron. Sedimentology, provenance, and tectonic significance of the basal conglomerate of the Rainbow Gardens Member of the Miocene Horse Spring Formation, Lake Mead area, southeastern Nevada. 1987.

Russell, Charles Eugene. Hydrogeologic investigations of flow in fractured tuffs, Rainer Mesa, Nevada Test Site. 1987.

Schmidt, Casey Susan. A mid-Miocene caldera in the central McCullough Mountains, Clark County, Nevada. 1987.

Thomas, Edward F. Characteristics of shelf deposition controlled by carbonate platform margin configuration : Devonian Tor Limestone, central Nevada. 1987.

  • 1986

Feuerbach, Daniel Lee. Geology of the Wilson Ridge pluton: a mid-Miocene quartz monzonite  intrusion in the northern Black Mountains, Mohave County, Arizona and Clark County, Nevada.  1986.

Hardy, Joseph Kirk. Stratigraphy and depositional environments of Lower and Middle Cambrian strata in the Lake Mead region, southern Nevada and northwestern Arizona. 1986.

Parolini, Joseph R. Debris flows within a Miocene alluvial fan, Lake Mead region, Clark County, Nevada. 1986.

  • 1985

Goings, David Bruce. Spring flow in a portion of Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. 1985.

Mills, James Gordon, Jr. The geology and geochemistry of volcanic and plutonic rocks in the Hoover Dam 7 1/2 minute quadrangle, Clark County, Nevada and Mohave County, Arizona. 1985.

Timm, John Jay. Age and significance of Paleozoic sedimentary rocks in the southern River Mountains, Clark County, Nevada. 1985.

  • 1984

Crow, Henry Clay, III. Geochemistry of shonkinites, syenites, and granites associated  with the Sulfide Queen carbonatite body, Mountain Pass, California. 1984.

Myers, Ingrid A. Geology and mineralization at the Cyclopic Mine, Mohave County,  Arizona. 1984.