Graduate/honor student research assistants of Dr. Passchier


Melissa Hansen (B.S. Earth Science: Geology, Kean University)
M.S. Geoscience Completed 2011, Ph.D. Environmental Management (in progress)
Thesis topic: An assessment of Antarctic Ice Sheet dynamics from a polar paleoclimate archive
Publications and presentations:
Hansen, M., Passchier, S., Rosenberg, J., 2014. A Pliocene record of ice-rafted debris from ice-proximal site U1359 (IODP Exp. 318), Wilkes Land continental rise, Antarctica, GSA NE, Abstract No: 236521, Lancaster PA (Oral).
Hansen, M., Passchier, S., Prins, M.A., Song, B., Khim, B.-K., Katsuki, K., Williams, T.J., 2012. AGU PP23A-2033 (Poster).
Hansen, M., Passchier, S., 2011. Abstract PS1.9, International Symposium for Antarctic Earth Sciences, Edinburgh, U.K. (Oral).
Hansen, M., Passchier, S., 2010. GSA NE-SE meeting, Baltimore MD, 73-2 (Oral). Abstract

Dan Ciarletta (B.S. Oceanography, Florida Institute of Technology)
M.S. Geoscience Completed 2014, Ph.D. Environmental Management (in progress)
M.S. thesis: Characterization of Eocene-Oligocene Depocenters in Prydz Bay, East Antarctica: A Lithostratigraphic Correlation of ODP Sites 739, 742, and 1166
Publications and presentations:
Ciarletta, Daniel, J., 2014. The onset of the Icehouse: A glimpse of the Eocene-Oligocene transition in Prydz Bay, Antarctica, GSA NE, Abstract, Lancaster PA (Oral).

Jessica Rosenberg (B.A. Geology/Earth Science, Binghamton University)
M.S. Geoscience Completed 2014 - now Geologist at GEI Consultants, Inc.
Thesis topic: Late-Pliocene ice-rafting, IODP Site U1359, Antarctica
Publications and presentations:
Rosenberg, J., Passchier, S., 2014. Late Pliocene ice-rafted debris mass accumulation rates from IODP Site U1359, Wilkes Land continental rise, Antarctica, GSA NE, Abstract No: 236523, Lancaster PA (Poster).

Nadine Orejola
B.S. Geoscience Completed 2012 - now on to Iceland through the graduate program at Plymouth State University NH
Honors research topic: Pliocene ice dynamics IODP Site U1358, Wilkes Land margin, Antarctica
Publications and presentations:
Orejola, N., Passchier, S., and IODP Expedition 318 Scientists, 2014. Sedimentology of lower Pliocene to Upper Pleistocene diamictons from IODP Site U1358, Wilkes Land margin, and implications for East Antarctic Ice Sheet dynamics. Antarctic Science, doi:10.1017/S0954102013000527.
Orejola, N., Passchier, S., 2012. GSA Northeastern Section - 47th Annual Meeting (18-20 March 2012), Paper # 200296 (Oral).
Orejola, N., Passchier, S., and IODP Expedition 318 Scientists, 2011. Poster Abstract PO13.7, International Symposium for Antarctic Earth Sciences, Edinburgh, U.K.

Dan Hauptvogel
B.S. Geoscience Completed 2008, M.S. Geoscience Completed 2010 - now in Ph.D. program at CUNY Queens College
M.S. thesis topic: Ice dynamics in the past 17 Myr in Southern McMurdo Sound: a heavy mineral analysis.
Publications and presentations:
Hauptvogel, D.W. and Passchier, S., 2012. Early-middle Miocene (17-14 Ma) Antarctic ice dynamics reconstructed from the heavy mineral provenance in AND-2A, Ross Sea, Antarctica. Global and Planetary Change, vol. 82-83, 38-50.
Hauptvogel, D., Passchier, S., 2011. Poster Abstract PO3.3, International Symposium for Antarctic Earth Sciences, Edinburgh, U.K.
Hauptvogel, D., Passchier, S., 2010. Poster presentation. ANDRILL-SMS Workshop, Erice, Italy.
Hauptvogel, D., 2010. GSA NE-SE meeting, Baltimore MD, 73-2 (Oral). Abstract
Hauptvogel, D., Darley, J., Passchier, S., 2008. Abstract, 43rd GSA Northeastern section meeting, Buffalo NY (Poster). Abstract

Candice Falk (B.A. Geology, Hofstra University)
M.S. Geoscience Completed 2009 - now teaching in New Jersey School System
M.S. Thesis topic: Paleoenvironment and paleoclimate of coastal East Antarctica during the middle Miocene: Particle size results of the ANDRILL Southern McMurdo Sound Project.
Publications and presentations:
Passchier, S., Falk., C.J., and Florindo, F., 2013. Orbitally-paced shifts in the particle size of the Antarctic continental shelf in response to ice dynamics during the Miocene Climatic Optimum. Geosphere, doi:10.1130/GES00840.1, Abstract
Falk, C. and Passchier, S., 2009. Paleoenvironment and paleoclimate of coastal East Antarctica during the Middle Miocene: particle size results of the ANDRILL Southern McMurdo Sound project. Abstract, First Antarctic Climate Evolution Symposium, Granada Spain, 2009.

Efe Erukanure (B.S. Geoscience, Montclair State University)
M.S. Geoscience Completed 2009 - now at Federal Bureau of Land Management, CA
M.S. Thesis topic: Stratigraphy and inorganic geochemistry of the Squantum Tillite, Boston Bay Group.
Publications and presentations:
Passchier, S., and Erukanure, E., 2010. Paleoenvironments and weathering regime of the Neoproterozoic Squantum Tillite, Boston Basin: no evidence of a snowball Earth. Sedimentology. Abstract
Erukanure, E.J., Passchier, S., Brachfeld, S., Gorring, M., 2008. Stratigraphy and geochemistry of Squantum Tillite, Boston Bay Group:Using field log and ICP analysis. Abstract, 43rd GSA Northeastern section meeting, Buffalo NY (Oral). Abstract