GSA Abstracts

The Geologic Society of America is an annual conference which holds regional meetings where our students present their senior thesis and research.  The abstracts related to the individuals research from GSA are linked below.


Valentino, Benjamin 2012. T23. Seeing through the Haze: Remote Sensing, Geophysical Investigations, Paleoseismology, and Neotectonics in Northeastern North America (Posters)

Seeger, Emily 2012. The Last Gasp: Devonian Pyritized Burrows Preserve Rapid Oxic-Anoxic Transition Before Mass Extiction

Garrand, Kasey 2012. Joint Analysis Across the Trenton-Utica Boundary in the Mohawk River Headwater Region, New York

Valentino, David 2012. Magnetic Anomaly Map of Long Lake, Adirondack Mountains, New York

Valentino, Benjamin 2012. Continuity of Aquifers in Glacial Deposits: A Regional Investigation Using Electrical Resistivity Methods At The Rice Creek Field Station, Oswego,New York 

 Sanderson, Emily, 2011.  Assessing the Integreity of Dams on Rice Creek, Oswego, New York, Using Electrical Resistivity Methods

Valentino, Joshua, 2011.  Joint and Bedding Controls on Waterfall Morphology and Periglacial Mass Wasting, Ricketts Glen, NE PA

Valentino, Joshua, 2011.  Variably Developed Joints in the Ordovician Starta of the Tug Hill Plateau, New York

Thorpe, Margaret, 2011.  Fault Related Fractures in the Potsdam Formation, Altona Flat Rock, Northeast New York

Linguanti, Christine, 2011.  Synorogenic Emplacement of Granite Sheets, Hudson Highlands, New York

Valentino, David, Joshua Valentino, 2011.  Integrated Magnetic and Structural Investigation of Conceled Brittle Faults, Adirondack Mountains, New York

Valentino, Benjamin, 2011.  Tracking the Interaction Between Surface Water - Groundwater in Glacial Deposits Using Electrical Resistivity Methods, Central New York

Tomascak, Paul, 2011.  The Nature and Extent of the eastern Part of the Northern Contact Zone of the Sebago Pluton, SW Maine

Valentino, David, 2011.  Geochemical Analysis and Regional Correlations Between Granitic Gneisses of the Western Hudson Highlands, NY

Alex O'Hara, 2010.  Lithologic COntrol on the Orientation of the Bedrock Joints in the Tug Hill Plateau, New York

Walker, Thomas, 2010.  Central New York Varve Chronology:  A suggestion for Quaternary Geologists

Valentino, David, 2010.  Development of the Piseco Lake Graben in a Sinistral Pull-Apart Structure, Southern Adirondacks, New York

Valentino, Benjamin, 2010.  Magnetic Gradient Anomalies on Onondaga Lake, New York:  Are They Geologic or Anthropogenic?

Fetherston, Daniel, 2010.  Progressive Changes in the Direction of Bulk Shortening and its Effects on Porphyroblast Growth:  An Example from the Kanmantoo of South Australia. 

Cuevas, Regina, 2010.  Trace Fossil Analysis of Frasnian Strata Exposed at Irish Gulf, Boston, NY. 

Tomascak, Paul, 2010.  The eastern Contact Zone of the Sebago Pluton, SW Maine:  Implications for Timing of Emplacement

Pierce, Carl, 2010.  Geophysical Inestigation of a Timbucto Archaeological Site, North Elba, New York

Walker Thomas, 2009.  Varve Stratigraphy from Wetland Cores, Oswego County, New York

Valentino, Joshua, 2009.  Analysis of Bedrock Joints in the Eastern Flank of the Tug Hill Plateau, Oswego and Jefferson Counties, New York

Heenan, Jeffrey, 2009.  Magnetic Anomaly Mapping and Subsurface Modeling of Onondaga Lake, New York

McAdam, Shannon, 2009.  Elemental Geochemistry of Migmatites within the Sebago Migmatite Domain, Southwestern Maine

Williams, Lindsay, 2009.  Quartz Ribbons from the PIseco Lake Shear Zone:  Do They Track the LAst Pulse of Ductile Deformation?

Hewitt, Elise, 2009.  Magnetic Anomoly Mapping and Subsurface Modeling of Hinckley Reservoir, Hinckley, NY

Wagner, Jeanette, 2009.  Kinematic Analysis of the Piseco Antifom along the Sacandaga River Transect, Southeastern Adirondacks, New York

Reitz, Kevin, 2009.  Provenance age Determination for Siliciclastic Rocks of the Pennsylvania Piedmont Using SM-ND Isotope Geochronology

Boyer, Diana, 2009.  Microstratigraphic Interpretations of Relative Oxygen Levels from Devonian Black Shales of New York State

Tomascak, Paul, 2009.  Mineral and Textural Variations in Granites of teh Sebago Pluton at its Eastern Contact Zone, Southern Maine

Soldner, Stephen, 2008.  Three Dimensional Electrical Resistivity Analysis of the Rice Creek Region, Oswego, New York

Hewitt, Elise, 2008.  Three Dimensional Modeling of the Groundwater Distribution Within the Cornish Hill Drumlin using Electrical Resistivity, Oswego, New York

Conte, Elise, 2008.  Mapping Surface and Groundwater Interaction in the Wetland to Upland Transition within Glacial Deposits Using High-Resolution Electrical Resistivity Techniques, Oswego County, New York

Valentino, Joshua, 2008.  Systematc Fracture Analysis Using High-Resolution Imagery:  Examples from the Hudson Highlands and the Lake Ontario Shore, New York

Valentino, David, 2008.  Diachronous Taconian Ductile Deformation and Metamorphism in the Wetsern Piedmont of Pennsylvania

Tomascak, Paul, 2008.  Isotopic Heterogeneity and Potential Variable ources of Granitic Rocks of the Sebago Migmatite Domain, Southern Maine

Peterson, Robert, 2008.  Domains of L-S and L>S Tectonite and Evidence for Sinistral Shear in the Piseco Lake Zone, Southern Adirondacks, New York

Mantaro, Noah, 2007.  Magnetic Modeling of the Snowy Mountain Dome and the Indian Lake Fault Zone.

Valentino, Joshua, 2007.  Mapping the Surface Water-Groundwater Interaction in Glacial Till:  Electrical Resitivity in my Backyard

Tomascak, Paul, 2007.  The Plutonic record of the Late Paleozoic in Maine

Tomascak, Paul, 2007.  Structural, textural and Petrographic Variations in Rocks on Bruce Hill, Eastern Sebago Migmatite Domain, Southern Maine

Valentino, David, 2007.  Late-Grenville dextral Transcurrent Tectonics in the Central Appalachians

Hoover, Kelli, 2006.  Assessing the Architecture of a Drumlin with the use of Electrical Resistivity Techniques, Oswego, New York

Reitz, Kevin, 2006.  Structural Analysis of a Ductile Shear Zone at Wellesley Island, Thousand Islands, New York

Valentino, David, 2006.  Chemical Homogenization During Retrograde Slate Formation.

Eugene, Kush, 2006.  The Indian Lake Fault Zone and Snowy Mountain Dome, Central Adirondack Mountains, New York.

Tomascak, Paul, 2006.  Petrogenesis of the Lincoln Syenite, Maine:  Evidence for Late Silurian-Early Devonian Melting of a Source Region Modified by Subduction Driven Metasomatism

Summerhays, Kate, 2006.  Stratigraphic and Petrologic Examination of Metasedimentary Rocks at Chimney Mountain, New York.

Valentino, David, 2005.  Post-to Late-Ottawan Retrogression Associated with East-West Extension in the Southern Adirondacks, New York

Vanczel, Rob, 2005.  Monitoring Shoreline Response to Level Variations:  Eastern Lake Ontario Shoreline

Piaschyk, Damian, 2005.  Variations in L-and S- Tectonites Within the Piseco Lake Ductile Shear Zone, Adirondacks Mountains, New York

Valentino, David, 2005.  Detailed Three-Dimensional Mapping of Variations in Mineral COntent and Texture in Metagabbro, Hooper Garnet Mine, Southeastern Adirondacks, New York

Stilwell, Sabrina, 2004.  Fracture Analysis Along the Southern Shore of Lake Ontario in the Oswego Formation, Oswego County, New York

Meighan, Hallie, 2004.  Slumping and Errosion of the LAake Ontario Shore Line at Sterling Nature Canter, Cayuga County, New York

Piaschyk, Damian, 2004.  Meso- and Mega- Scale Variation in L-S fabrics int eh Piseco Lake Shear Zone, Western Adirondack Mountains, New York

Bauer, Mark, 2004.  Metamorphic Petrology and Unit Distribution in the Oliver Hill Dome, Eastern Adirondack  Mountains, New York

Freyer, Paul, 2004.  Structural Analysis of a Normal Ductile Shear Zone at Speculator Mountain, Central Adirondacks, New York

Smith, Nathan, 2004.  Distribution of L- and L-S Tectonite in the Oliver Hill Dome, Eastern Adirondack Mountains, New York

Andrews, Joseph, 2004.  Geologic Map of Middle Ordovician Carbonate Formations in Northwest Lewid and Parts of Southeast Jefferson Counties, New York

Price, Rachel, 2003.  Greenschist Facies Metamorphism Associated with the Piseco Lake Shear Zone, Central Adirondacks, New York

Valentino, David, 2003.  Formation of the Peach bottom Slate by Dynamic Retrograde Metamorphism, Pennsylvania

Valentino, David, 2003.  The Southern Adirondack Shear Zone System:  Proterozoic (Grenville) Progressive Strain Partitioning

Freyer, Paul, 2003.  Deformation Spanning High- to Low-Grade in the Piseco Lake Shear Zone, Speculator, New York