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Sharon L. Kanfoush, Ph.D.
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Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Arts Degree • School of Arts and Sciences


Geoscience Major


Student Research


Past Student Geoscience Research Projects

 

In Progress


Sarah Robinson - Assessment of Lake Morphometry Influences on Paleoproductivity in Four Lakes Under Similar Climate Change Conditions in the southern Adirondacks of New York

2013


James Lee - Using Geophysical Methods to Determine the Southern Extent of the Dolgeville Fault in central New York

Dan Plows - Petrography, Field Relations, and Geochemical Analysis of Ordovician Metamorphosed Mafic Igneous Rocks of the Caucomgomoc Lake Inlier, northern Maine

2012


Kimberly Foote – Morphological Variation in Fragillariopsis kerguelensis in South Atlantic Sediments in Response to Deglaciation

Katrina Burnett - Examination of Geographic and Socioeconomic Patterns in Opinions About Hydrofracking for Natural Gas in Central and Southern New York.

2011


Tiffany Bichrest – A Structural Transect in the Devonian Seboomook Formation of Maine

Miriam Bernstein – Potential Impact of Calcium Content of Drinking Water Sources on Osteoporosis Incidence

Dan Plows – Radiometric Dating to Determine Changing Sedimentation Rates in an Adirondack Lake

2010


Tiffany McGivern – Characterization of Surface and Groundwater Chemistry Before and After Gas Drilling and Hydro-Fracturing, Town of Maryland, Otsego County, New York

Spencer Roose – Record of the 1918/1919 El Nino and a Long-Duration Positive Phase of the North Atlantic Oscillation within an Adirondack Lake.

Kristen Hamner - Magnetic Susceptibility and Loss-on-Ignition Analysis of Adirondack Lake Sediments

2009


Keriann Thuener – Dikes of the Adirondack Region: A Mafic Dike at Golden Stair Creek

Yvette Abounader – Estimation of the Annual Carbon Footprint of Utica College

2008


Greg Hurd (a visiting Wesleyen University student intern) – High-Resolution Multiproxy Analysis of Adirondack Lake Sediments to Constrain the Timing and Frequency of Multiannual- to Decadal-Scale Variations and Identify Potential Causes

Tessa Malcarne – Environmental Audit of Utica College

2007

Adriane Spytko – Morphological Variations in Stephanodiscus niagarae in Lake Erie Sediments in Response to Historical Nutrient Loading

2006


Amanda Whittemore – Examination of Sediment Grain Size and Organic Content in Marsh Sediments and Implications for Polychlorinated Biphenyl Affinity and Distribution. 

2005


Michael Washburn – Morphology of Ice-Rafted Debris in the Southeast Atlantic Across Glacial Termination V. 

Jennifer Lounsbury and Elizabeth Hyer – Occurrence of Polychlorinated Biphenyls in the Utica Marsh, New York.


2004


Gillian Chapman – Grain Size Analysis of Fine Sediments at Site 1094 (South Atlantic): Eolian vs. Hemipelagic Origin. 


Resulting Student Research Presentations at Conferences


(Student authors shown in bold.)

Plows, D.R. and A. Schoonmaker, 2013. Petrography, Field Relations, and Geochemical Analysis of Ordovician  Metamorphosed Mafic Igneous Rocks of the Caucomgomoc Lake Inlier, northern Maine. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs vol. 45, no. 1: p. 59. Northeast Regional Meeting, Bretton Woods, NH.

Foote, K. and S.L. Kanfoush, 2012. Preliminary examination of valve size of Fragillariopsis kerguelensis as a potential indicator of nutrient content of the Southern Ocean across the glacial termination. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs vol. 44, no. 2, p. 49.  Northeast Regional Joint Meeting, Hartford, CT.

Bichrest, T. and A. Schoonmaker, 2011. A structural transect of the Seboomook Formation, Caucomogomoc Lake, northwestern Maine. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs vol. 43, no. 1, p. 148.  Northeast and North-Central Regional Joint Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.

McGivern, T. and A. Schoonmaker, 2011. Ongoing testing of groundwater and surface water chemistry in the vicinity of the Ross #1 natural gas well, Maryland, New York. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs vol. 43, no. 1: p. 105. Northeast and North-Central Regional Joint Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.

Roose, S. and S.L. Kanfoush, 2011. Record of the 1918/1919 El Nino and long-duration phase of the North Atlantic Oscillation in an Adirondack Lake. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs vol. 43, no. 1, p. 70.  Northeast and North-Central Regional Joint Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.

Roose, S.
and S.L. Kanfoush, 2010. Potential impacts of interannual to mutidecadal climate oscillations on an Adirondack Lake. Lake, Stream, and Watershed Issues Conference, Sponsored by the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board, Hosted by Hamilton College, Clinton, NY.

McGivern, T. and A. Schoonmaker, 2010. Characterization of surface and groundwater chemistry before and after gas drilling and hydro-fracturing, Town of Maryland, Otsego County, New York. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs vol. 42, no. 1: p. 122. Northeast and Southeast Regional Joint Meeting, Baltimore, MD.

Whittemore, A., Kanfoush, S.L., Provost, T. and C. Pullium, 2006. Examination of polychlorinated biphenyl affinity with sediment grain size and organic matter. American Chemical Society Abstracts with Programs, Northeast Regional Meeting, Binghamton, NY.

Kanfoush, S.L. and M.W. Washburn, 2006. Preliminary study of morphology of ice-rafted debris in the southeast Atlantic across Termination V. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs vol. 38, no. 2: p. 14. Regional Meeting, Harrisburg, PA.

Hyer, E.A., Lounsbury, J.A., Kanfoush, S.L., Provost, T.L. and C.R. Pulliam, 2006. Downcore occurrence of polychlorinated biphenyls in the Utica Marsh, central New York. American Chemical Society Abstracts with Programs, Northeast Regional Meeting, Binghamton, NY.

Lounsbury, J.A., Hyer, E.A., Kanfoush, S.L., Provost, T.L. and C.R. Pulliam, 2006. Downcore occurrence of polychlorinated biphenyls in the Utica Marsh, central New York. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs vol. 38, no. 2: p. 80. Regional Meeting, Harrisburg, PA.

Chapman, G.E., Kanfoush, S.L. and E. Domack, 2004. Fine sediment in ODP Site 1094 (South Atlantic): Eolian versus hemipelagic determination. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 36 (2): 154. Regional Meeting, Washington, D.C.