This page contains honors theses produced by senior Geology majors. For a list of all honors theses since 2011, click here.

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Theses from 2017

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Newly Discovered Albee Formation in the Northern Half of the Jefferson, NH 7.5’ Quadrangle: Detrital Zircons, Structure, and Tectonics, Ian W. Hillenbrand

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Bedrock Geology, Stratigraphy and Geochronology in the Migmatite Terrain of the Southern Gilead 7.5’ Quadrangle, Western Maine, Audrey Wheatcroft

Theses from 2016

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The Influence of pressure and temperature on the metal-silicate partitioning of V, Cr, and Mn: implications for the formation of the Earth’s core, Christopher William Bradbury

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Structure and Geochronology of the Jurassic Pliny Range Caldera Complex: 7.5’ Jefferson Quadrangle, Northern New Hampshire, Jordan Leigh Cargill

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Methane emissions along a salinity gradient of a restored salt marsh in Casco Bay, Maine, Cailene M. Gunn

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Mid-Holocene Marine Paleoclimate Reconstruction Through Schlerochronological Analysis of Arctica islandica from Finnmark, Rolvsøya, Northern Norway, Samuel Zimet Mark

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High Resolution XRF Sediment Analysis of Late Season Precipitation Events in a High Arctic Glaciated Watershed: Svalbard, Norway, Christiane P. McCabe

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Stocks and Sources of Carbon Buried in the Salt Marshes and Seagrass Beds of Patos Lagoon, Southern Brazil, Elizabeth Weis Patterson

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A Late-Holocene Marine Climate Reconstruction Using the Bivalve Arctica islandica from Northern Norway, Julia Margaret Savage

Theses from 2015

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Deformation Post-Doming: New mapping of the Oliverian Jefferson Dome, Mt. Dartmouth 7.5' Quadrangle, New Hampshire, Michelle Devoe

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Petrogenesis and Paleostress Analysis of the Mesozoic Mill Brook Dike Zone in the Mount Dartmouth 7.5' Quadrangle, New Hampshire, Graham Grear Oxman

Theses from 2014

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LiDAR as a Tool for Lineament Mapping and the Reevaluation of Bedrock and Glacial Geology: Examples from the Mount Moosilauke Region of the White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire, Joshua T. Sturtevant

Theses from 2012

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A Study of the Impact of Ditch-plug Alteration on the Hydrogeology of the Sprague River Marsh, Phippsburg, Maine, Colin H. Barry

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Determining P-T Paths of Metamorphism Based on Mineral Textures and Pseudosection Analysis in Small Point, Maine, Heather A. Doolittle

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New Evidence of a Post-Laurentide Local Cirque Glacier on Mount Washington, New Hampshire, Ian T. Dulin, Brian K. Fowler, and Timothy L. Cook

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Using Sedimentary and Geochemical Proxies for Little Ice Age Climate Climate Change Reconstructions, South Mainland Shetland, Jennifer A. Lindelof

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Kinematics of the Phippsburg Shear Zone at Hermit Island and the Wood Islands, Small Point, Maine, Peter Kent Miller

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The Structure and Stratigraphy of Small Point, Maine: D3 Inverted Transtensional Map-Scale Folds of Neoacadian Provenance, Haley Russell Sive

Theses from 2011

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Nitrogen Isotopes in Zostera marina: a Potential Indicator of Anthropogenic Nutrient Loading in Casco Bay, Gulf of Maine, Gregory Edward Flynn

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Stable Isotopic Shifts in Late Holocene Fish Bones from Multiple Archaeological Coastal Middens in Penobscot Bay, Maine, Carrie Maxene Harris

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Paleostress Analysis of Mesozoic Extension in Fractures and Basalt Dikes, Great Gulf, NH, Carter A. Kindley

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A Biogeochemical Study of Ditchplug and Natural Pools in Sprague River Marsh, Phippsburg, ME, Ingrid Knowles

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The Vogar Fissure Swarm, Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland: Aseismic Kinematics of an Oblique Rift Zone, Keegan Timothy Runnals