Publications & Awards

Recent Faculty Publications


Stewart, R. M., *Koch, J. W., Carr, K., Beck, D., Stinchcomb, G. E., Driese, S. G., Vento, F., 2018, The Paleoindian Occupation at Nesquehoning Creek (36CR142), Carbon County, Pennsylvania. In, Gingerich, J. A. M. (Ed.), In the Eastern Fluted Point Tradition, Volume II: University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, 68-92.


Beverly, E.J., Peppe, D.J., Driese, S.G., Blegen, N., Faith, J.T., Tryon, C.A., Stinchcomb, G.E., 2017. Reconstruction of Late Pleistocene Paleoenvironments Using Bulk Geochemistry of Paleosols from the Lake Victoria Region. Frontiers in Earth Science 5, 93.

Brantley, S. L., Lebedeva, M., Balashov, V., Singha, K., Sullivan, P. L., Stinchcomb, G., 2017, Relating chemical reaction fronts to hillslope drainage: Geomorphology 277, 100-117. 10.1016/j.geomorph. 2016.09.027.

Budar, Lourdes, Marcie L. Venter, and Sara Ladrón de Guevara. 2017. Arqueología de la Costa del Golfo. Dinámicas de la interacción política, económica e ideológica. Universidad Veracruzana, Xalapa, Veracruz, México.

Hasenmueller, E. A., Gu, X., Weitzman, J. N., Adams, T. S., Stinchcomb, G. E., Eissenstat, D. M., Drohan, P. J., Brantley, S. L., Kaye, J. P., 2017, Weathering of rock to regolith: The activity of deep roots in bedrock fractures: Geoderma 300, 11-31.

Kim, H., Stinchcomb, G., Brantley, S. L. 2017, Feedbacks among O2 and CO2 in deep soil gas, oxidation of ferrous minerals, and fractures: A hypothesis for steady-state regolith thickness Earth and Planetary Science Letters 460, 29-40. 1016/j.epsl.2016.12.003

Medaris, Jr., L. G., Driese, S. G., Stinchcomb, G. E., 2017, The Paleoproterozoic Baraboo paleosol revisited: Quantifying mass fluxes of weathering and metasomatism, chemical climofunctions, and atmospheric pCO2 in a chemically heterogeneous protolith: ​Precambrian Research 301, 179-194.

Morshed, N., Yorke, C., and Zhang, Q., 2017. Urban Expansion Pattern and Land Use Dynamics in Dhaka, 1989–2014. The Professional Geographer, DOI: 10.1080/00330124.2016.1268058.

Venter, Marcie L., and Jennifer A. Rideout. 2017. A System for Classification of Historic Artifacts. MAS Quarterly (April-June):12-20. Missouri Archaeological Society, Missouri State University, Springfield.

Venter, Marcie L., Neal H. Lopinot, Jeffrey R. Ferguson, and Michael D. Glascock. 2017. Ceramic Production and Interaction in the Northern Range of Trinidad. The Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology 0:1-21. http:// 10.1080/15564894.2017.1287140

Yue, H., He, C., Zhao, Y., Ma, Q. and Zhang, Q., 2017. The brightness temperature adjusted dust index: an improved approach to detect dust storms using MODIS imagery. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 57, 166-176.

Recent Faculty Accomplishments



Dr. Haluk Cetin
Served as project manager since 2015
The International Charter on Space and Major Disasters Team received "The 2017 USGS-NASA William T. Pecora Team Award"
Dr. Gary Stinchcomb 2017 Chair-elect, Soils and Soil Processes Interdisciplinary Interest Group, Geological Society of America
Dr. Marcie Venter Named as the Program Editor for the Archaeology Division of the American Anthropological Association. Visit to learn more about this organization.
Dr. Haluk Cetin Awarded the NASA Kentucky Space Undergraduate Fellowship Grant--Integrated Study Using LiDAR, satellite Imagery and GIS to Map Invasive Plant Species in Kentucky
Dr. Bassil El Masri Awarded the NASA Kentucky EPSCoR Program Research Infrastructure Development Grant--Long-term monitoring network in Kentucky: Linking Climate Change to Carbon and Water Use Efficiency with Soil Properties
Dr. Gary Stinchcomb Awarded the Electric Power Research Institute Grant--Collaborative Research: Phase I Paleoflood Investigations along the Middle Tennessee River
Dr. Gary Stinchcomb Awarded the Outstanding Researcher of the Year for the Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology
Dr. Haluk Cetin Awarded the Bring Learning to Life Grant
Dr. Bassil El Masri Awarded Bring Learning to Life Grant
Dr. Gary Stinchcomb
Served as contributor
Awarded the GSIS Mary b. Ansari Best Reference Word Award, 2016 for Encyclopedia of Scientific Dating Methods (Rink, W. J., and Thompson, J. W., Eds.).

Recent Student Awards



Faculty Advisor

Molly Karnes First Place Poster Presentation - Geology, 2017 Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences Dr. Michelle Casey
Mallory Gerzan Second Place Poster Presentation - Geology, 2017 Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences Dr. Gary Stinchcomb
Garner Hancock First Place Poster Presentation - Geography, 2017 Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences Dr. Robin Zhang
Phil Roberson First Place Graduate Oral Presentation - Geology, 2017 Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences Dr. Michelle Casey
Steven Collett ORCA Fellowship for research on water quality Dr. Haluk Cetin
Travis West Second place Poster Presentation at the 2017 Memphis Area Geographic Information Council (MAGIC) & American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Mid-South Conference Dr. Haluk Cetin & Dr. Kate He
Jacob Pease Second place Poster Presentation (Ecology and Environmental Science) the 103rd meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences Dr. Haluk
Travis West NASA Kentucky Space Grant Consortium Fellowship for "An integrated study using LiDAR, satellite imagery & GIS to map invasive plant species in Kentucky” (UF-17-015) Dr. Haluk Cetin
Ashley Casselberry First place Undergraduate Poster Presentation (Geology) at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Science Dr. Haluk Cetin
Abby Glass ORCA Fellowship for research on the inner ear structures of whales Dr. Michelle Casey
Rachel Hendricks Received funding for equipment from ORCA for the forensic analysis of human remains Dr. Anthony Ortmann
Caitlyn Housley Winner of an ORCA grant from the Murray State Office of Research and Creative Activity Dr. Marcie Venter
Hongli Yang Third place Graduate Oral Presentation (Geography) at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Science Dr. Robin Zhang