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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Reservoir Characteristics and Lateral Variability of the Marcellus Formation at the Allegheny Mountain Front, Bruno J. Abersold

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Variations in Produced Water Chemistry and Relation to Regional Geology and Production in the Marcellus Shale, Northcentral West Virginia, Jonathan M. Brady

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The Impact of Unsaturated Zone Thickness on the Severity of Saltwater Intrusion in Coastal Aquifers from Overtopping, Dennis Jesse Carpinello

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Effect of oxidative breakers on organic matter degradation, contaminant mobility and critical mineral release during shale-fracturing fluid interactions in the Marcellus Shale, Shaun Donmoyer

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A Systematic Method for Measuring Gentrification Using Building Permits Data: A Washington D.C Case Study, Andey Fomil

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Can stable isotopes from tree rings improve our understanding of past variability in the southern annular mode?, Zachary Grzywacz

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Evaluation of a Low-Cost UAS and Phenocams for Measuring Grapevine Greenness, Timothy J. Hoheneder

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Regional Correlation and Depositional History using Well Log and Core Data of the Middle Devonian Marcellus Poseidon 8M Well, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA, Emily R. Jackson

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Putting Policy in Its Place: Policy Enactment and Engagement through a Multiscalar Policy-shed Framework, barbara L. MacLennan

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Advancing the Spatial Turn in History through Deep Mapping: Ghost Maps, Neogeography, and Frederick Jackson Turner, Jessica L. Mathai

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Refining the sedimentology and geochemistry of the mid-Permian Blaine Formation of the Rebecca K. Bounds core from Greeley County, Kansas, Brigitte Petras

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Independent, Semi-Automated Classification of Petrographic Features in Volcanic Rocks Using FiJi and Weka, Holly Danielle Pettus

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Assessing Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)-Derived Temporal Patterns and Digital Terrain Data for Palustrine Wetland Mapping, Jaimee L. Pyron

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Sexual and Place-Based Identity: A Life Course Analysis of LGBTQ+ Undergraduate Understandings of Climate Change in Appalachia, Brandon Anthony Rothrock

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A Snapshot of Ancient Microbial Life: Microorganisms and Organic Compounds in Primary Fluid Inclusions in Bedded Halite, Neoproterozoic Browne Formation of Central Australia, Sara I. Schreder-Gomes

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Petrographic and Core Analysis of the Jurassic Norphlet Formation: A Case Study in the Lithofacies Control of Diagenesis and Porosity in the Flomaton Field, AL, Jarrett Thomas Smith

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Women, Water, and Well-being: Gendered Experiences of Household Water Contamination in Parkersburg, West Virginia, Emily Brooke Tingler

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Application of 3D Seismic Signal and Geomechanical Attributes for Subsurface Fracture Characterization: A Case Study in Clearfield County, Central Pennsylvania, Iman F. Zulkapeli

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Process Based Analysis Of Fluvial Stratigraphic Record: Middle Pennsylvanian Allegheny Formation, North-Central WV, Oluwasegun O. Abatan

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Evolution of extreme continental saline environments: a sedimentological investigation of Permo-Triassic redbeds and evaporites in Northern Ireland and Kansas, Anna Sofia S. Andeskie

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'Making it' through migration: success (im)mobility and 'development' in The Gambia, Martin J. Aucoin

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Relating recharge mechanisms to chemical changes in an updip Appalachian coal mine discharge: A case study from Lambert Run, West Virginia, Matthew Lewis Bell

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Leaf angle and leaf stomata responses to experimental drought in Quercus velutina and Acer saccharum, Brittany Nichole Casey

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Mapping Surficial Geology in the New River Gorge National River and Bluestone National Scenic River, West Virginia, using LiDAR-derived Digital Elevation Data, Marla K. Denicola

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"We have ground to cover for each other": A case study of mentoring across Black sorority alumni in north central West Virginia, Elizabeth C. Dever

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Physical and chemical properties of clastic sediments from two caves in the northern karst region of Puerto Rico, Autum R. Downey

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Paleoecological Successions from Shallow-marine Depositional Environments in Upper Silurian Carbonate Rocks of Blair County, Pennsylvania, Shadya El-Ashkar

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Relating Sonic Velocities, Minimum Horizontal Stress, and Natural Fracture Distribution to Stimulation Efficiency during Completion of the Marcellus Shale MIP-3H Unconventional Well, West Virginia, USA, Kaitlin Gayle Evans

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Investigating Effects Of Carbonate Minerals On Shale- Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid Interactions In The Marcellus Shale, Brennan Matthew Ferguson

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Resilience in the Mountains: Exploring the Labor and Motives of Food-Caregiver Women Repairing Broken Food Systems in West Virginia Communities, Heidi Lynn Gum

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Alluvial Fans, Loess Plains, Lakes, and Distributive Fluvial Systems: Depositional Systems of the Permian-Triassic Red Beds and Evaporites of Wyoming (USA), Jonathan Knapp

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Bullets, Breeding, and Biodiversity: An analysis of trophy hunting in South Africa's green wildlife economy, Dave E. Knieter

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Gendered Access to Wetland Gardens (Dimba) in Northern Malawi, Rhoda Nyirenda

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A Machine Learning and Data-Driven Prediction and Inversion of Reservoir Brittleness from Geophysical Logs and Seismic Signals: A Case Study in Southwest Pennsylvania, Central Appalachian Basin, Tobi Micheal Ore

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The Spatial Historian: Creating a Spatially Aware Historical Research System, JAMES P. SCHINDLING

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Reservoir Characterization and Static Earth Modeling for Potential CO2 Storage in Upper Pennsylvanian Cyclothems of Midcontinent, USA, Valerie Lynn Smith

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Innovative Approaches to 3D GIS Modeling for Volumetric and Geoprocessing Applications in Subsurface Infrastructures in a Virtual Immersive Environment, Pragya Srivastava

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Knickzones in Southwest Pennsylvania Streams Indicate Accelerated Pleistocene Landscape Evolution, Mark D. Swift

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Estimating Evolutionary Volatility in a Maximum-Likelihood Framework, Samuel Warren Tybout

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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UTILIZING LIPID BIOMARKERS TO UNDERSTAND THE MICROBIAL COMMUNITY STRUCTURE OF DEEP SUBSURFACE BLACK SHALE FORMATIONS, Rawlings Akondi

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Using lidar to approximate keystone structure and evaluate management practices in potential habitats of the endangered Karner blue butterfly (Lycaeides melissa samuelis), Brandyn Balch

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Boundaries and Policing: Space, Jurisdictions, and Roles in the Collection of Official Crime Data, Cynthia Suzanne Barnett-Ryan

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Death-defying Morphologies: Mass Extinction and Disparity in the Order Harpetida, James Desmond Beech

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Reconciling the dissonance between Historic Preservation and Virtual Reality through a Place-based Virtual Heritage system., Danny J. Bonenberger

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Super-Localizing Food as Tourism Development™: Producing the 30 Mile Meal™ in Athens, Ohio, Jed DeBruin

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Historic Log Buildings as Archives of Past Forest Ecology, Kristen K. de Graauw

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Crown-level mapping of tree species and health from remote sensing of rural and urban forests, Fang Fang

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Sediment Provenance Study of the Lower Hamilton Group: An Analysis of the Organic-Rich Facies and its Depositional History, Luke Patrick Fritz

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Application of Lidar to 3D Structural Mapping, Bertrand Gaschot

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Discerning the Diets of Sweep-Feeding Eurypterids Through Analyses of Mesh-Modified Appendage Armature, Emily Samantha Hughes

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Beneath the Gypsum Dunes: Cenozoic History of Wind and Water from a Core Drilled at White Sands, New Mexico, Jackson Bentley Jakeway

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STRUCTURAL STYLE AND STRATIGRAPHIC ARCHITECTURE OF THE NORTHEASTERN BROOKS RANGE, ALASKA, Benjamin G. Johnson

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Detecting Balsam Woolly Adelgid Infestations Using Tree Rings, Morgan Lane Leef

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The Food Bank Fix: Hunger, Capitalism and Humanitarian Reason, Joshua David Lohnes

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X-Ray Fluorescence Applications in Mudrock Characterization: Investigations into Middle Devonian Stratigraphy, Appalachian Basin, USA, Keithan Garrett Martin

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A Machine-Aided Seismic Signal Analysis Workflow for Subsurface Faults and Facies Visualization and Interpretation, South Central Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma, Wade Martin

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Ground Ingredients: Analysis of Lead Exposure in the California Condor’s (Gymnogyps Californianus) Ground Foraging Habitat, Evan Michael McWreath

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Multidimensional Analysis of Vulnerability: Methodological Advances and a Case Study from Malawi., PARK MCMILLAN MUHONDA

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Object-Based Supervised Machine Learning Regional-Scale Land-Cover Classification Using High Resolution Remotely Sensed Data, Christopher A. Ramezan

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Peatlands and Histosols in Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, West Virginia, Mitzy Leigh Schaney

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West Virginia waterscapes: Surface and mineral owners’ perspectives on groundwater contamination due to natural gas extraction, Bethani Turley

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Richwood, West Virginia after the 2016 Flood: Place, Devastation, and Hope in an Appalachian Community, Christine Elizabeth Witt

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Petrophysical and Geomechanical Characterization of the Marcellus Shale in the Appalachian Basin, Yixuan Zhu

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Molecular Evolution of Sedimentary Organic Matter in Marcellus Shale., Vikas Agrawal

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Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Carbonate Waters in the Peters Mountain Region of Monroe County, WV, Emily A. Bausher

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Economic Diversity and Regional Development: Geographical Scale, Structural Measurement, and Modeling Method, Jing Chen

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(DE)HOMOGENIZING DIASPORA: AN ANALYSIS OF INDIAN TAMIL IDENTITIES IN THE US, Christabel Devadoss

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Annual Aboveground Biomass Growth in Temperate Forests of Eastern North America, Alex W. Dye

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Exploring the Geosensory in Geography: Examining Olfaction and Geo-virtual Immersion as Contributors to a Sense of Place and Embodiment, Aaron Michael Ferrari

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"Squeezed Between The Gunshots And The Gentrifiers”: Urban Agriculture In Philadelphia's Kensington Neighborhood, Arianna Hall-Reinhard

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Structural Origins of the Doonerak Anticline, Central Brooks Range, Alaska, Gregory James Hammond

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Impacts of land use and land cover change on regional climate in China, Yaqian He

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Creating Space for Belonging within the West Virginia Progressive Movement, Roger A. Jennette

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Democratizing University Foodscapes? Student Food Cooperatives and the Neoliberal University, Amanda Marple

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Hydrogeology and water management in the Arkwright underground coal mine, Pittsburgh seam, northern West Virginia, Bryant D. Mountjoy

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Meso- and Macro-Scale Facies and Chemostratigraphic Analysis of Middle Devonian Marcellus Shale in Northern West Virginia, USA, Thomas J Paronish

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EFFECT OF MATURITY AND MINERALOGY ON FLUID-ROCK REACTIONS IN THE MARCELLUS SHALE, John Pilewski

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TOWARDS A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF PALEOINDIAN NATIVE AMERICAN SETTLEMENT IN SOUTHERN OHIO: A MULTI-SCALAR APPROACH, Matthew P Purtill

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How Will Anthropogenic Valley Fills in Appalachian Headwaters Erode?, Miles Reed

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Phenomenology and Geographic Information Science: experiencing landscape through geospatial technologies and Higuchi-style indices, L. Jesse Rouse

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Characterizing the Pore Structure of the Marcellus Shale, Liaosha Song

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Climate Science Literacy: A Study of Climate Programs' Usability, Amber Rochelle Williams

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Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Surface Water Quality in Relation to Marcellus Shale Gas Development in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, Rachel Yesenchak

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Fluid inclusion analyses of Bedded Halite from the Neoproterozoic Browne Formation of Central Australia to Determine Parent Water Origin and pH, Jeremiah A. Bernau

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Visualizing the Impacts of Extreme Weather Events Using 3D Visualization to Aid Pre-Event Risk Communication, Thomas L. Brown

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Effects of Volcanic Ash Deposition and the Manson Impact on Marine Paleoredox and Paleoproductivity: Geochemical Evidence from the Cretaceous Pierre Shale, Isabella Cross-Najafi

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Insights into the Assembly of Arctic Alaska: Provenance and Geochemical Data from the Doonerak Fenster and Endicott Mountains Allochthon, William Patrick Frier

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Seismic Texture Applied to Well Calibration and Reservoir Property Prediction in the North Central Appalachian Basin, Connor Gieger

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Using Carbon and Oxygen Isotopes to Monitor Water-Rock Interaction Under Simulated Geothermal Conditions, Stephen J. Henry

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Hydraulic and Thermal Response to Intermittent Pumping in Unconfined Alluvial Aquifers along a Regulated Stream, Madan Maharjan

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Growing Community Gardens in the Mountain State, Mary Ryan

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North-East Indian Monsoon Rainfall Variability over Southeastern Peninsular India, Jothiganesh Shanmugasundaram

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Radial Growth Patterns in Trees Surviving Canopy Gap Disturbances, Ruth A. Stetler

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Provenance of Syn-rift Clastics in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico: Insight from U-Pb Detrital Zircon Geochronology and Thin Sections, Kory Stuart Wiley

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Storage Capacity Estimation of Commercial Scale Injection and Storage of CO2 in the Jacksonburg-Stringtown Oil Field, West Virginia, Zhi Zhong

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Depositional and Diagenetic History of the Triassic Redbeds and Evaporites from the Mercia Mudstone Group in the Carnduff 02 Core of County Antrim, Northern Ireland, Anna Sofia Andeskie

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Shale lithofacies modeling of the Bakken Formation in the Williston basin, North Dakota, Shuvajit Bhattacharya

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Dominant controls on organic-rich shale deposition: Geochemical evidences from the Marcellus Shale in the Appalachian basin, Ruiqian Chen

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Immersive GeoDesign: Exploring the Built Environment through the Coupling of GeoDesign, 3D Modeling, and Immersive Geography, Marvin Davis

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Analysis of Paleofluids in the Sant Corneli Anticline, South-Central Spanish Pyrenees, Amanda DeLisle