Michael M. McGlue

Research Interests:
Education

Ph.D., The University of Arizona
 

Research

My group conducts field and laboratory-based studies of muds and mudrocks, in order to answer questions related to resources, hazards, and environmental change. Our primary focus is on continental basins - we study lacustrine, wetland and riverine environments. The toolkit we use is diverse and integrates techniques in stratigraphy, sedimentology, geochemistry, geophysics, and paleoecology.  Current student-centered projects focus on: (1) stratigraphy, paleoenvironments, and conservation limnogeology in the East African rift, (2) source-to-sink sedimentology and landscape evolution in the Pantanal wetlands of Brazil, (3) paleolimnology and paleoclimate in the eastern Sierra Nevada (CA), (4) basin analysis and paleoseismology in the Grand Tetons (WY), and (5) glacial geology and geomorphology in Kentucky.

*I am not presently recruiting graduate students - the next anticipated opening will be Fall 2022*

Selected Publications: 

Russell, J.M., Barker, P., Cohen, A., Ivory, S., Kimirei, I., Lane, C.,  Leng, M., Maganza, N., McGlue, M.M., Msaky, E., Noren, A., Park Boush, L., Salzburger, W., Scholz, C., Tiedemann R., and the Lake Tanganyika Scientific Drilling Team (2020), ICDP Workshop on Scientific Drilling in Lake Tanganyika, Africa: A late Neogene record of climate, rifting, and ecosystem evolution from the world’s oldest tropical lake Scientific Drilling 27, 53–60 https://doi.org/10.5194/sd-27-53-2020

 

Lucas, J.*, McGlue, M., Kimirei, I., Soreghan, M., Mbonde, A., Yeager, K., Limbu, P., Apse, C., McIntyre, P., (2020) Geophysical benthic habitat mapping at Lake Tanganyika: Implications for placing small scale coastal protected zones - Journal of Great Lakes Research 46 (2), 243-254

 

Hodelka, B.*, McGlue, M.M., Zimmerman, S., Ali, G., Tunno, I., (2020) Paleoproduction and environmental change at Mono Lake (CA) during the Pleistocene-Holocene transition - Palaeo3 109565

 

Ryan, E.K.*, Soreghan, M.J., McGlue, M.M., Todd, J.A., Michel, E., Kimirei, I., Kaufman, D.S., (2020) Variation in time averaging and taphonomic character of shell beds in Lake Tanganyika, Africa:  Paleoenvironmental and stratigraphic implications of shell beds in rift lakes  - Palaios  35 (2), 49-66

 

Ivory, S.J., McGlue, M.M., Spera, S., Silva, A., Bergier, I., (2019) Vegetation, rainfall, and pulsing hydrology in the Pantanal, the world’s largest tropical wetland - Environmental Research Letters 14 (12), 124017

 

Novello, V., Cruz, F.W., McGlue, M.M., Wong, C., Vuille, M., Ward, B., Santos, R. *, Jaqueto, P.F., Pessenda, L.C., Atorre, T., Ribeiro, L., Karmann, I., Barreto, E., Cheng, H., Lawrence, E.R., Paula, M.S., (2019) Abrupt changes in South America during the transition of the glacial to the Holocene - Earth and Planetary Science Letters 524, 115717

 

Muttashar, W.*, Bryson, L.S., McGlue, M.M., Woolery, E.W., (2019) The integration of grain-size distribution and plasticity parameters for characterizing and classifying unconsolidated fine-grained sediments - Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment 79 (2), 925-939

 

Bertassoli, D.*,  Sawakuchi, A.O., Chiessi, C.M., Schefuß, E., Hartmann, G.A., Haggi, C., Cruz, F., Zabel, M., McGlue, M.M., Santos, R.A., Pupim, F.N., (2019) Variations on the relative discharge of the Amazon and Xingu Rivers during the late Holocene linked to interhemispheric temperature anomalies - Geophysical Research Letters 46 (15), 9013-9022

 

Lo, E.L.*, McGlue, M.M., Silva, A., Yeager, K., Bergier, I., O’Dell, M.*, Macedo, H., Assine, M.,(2019) Fluvial-lacustrine sedimentary processes and landforms on the distal Paraguay fluvial megafan (Brazil) - Geomorphology 342, 163-175

 

Lyon, E.*, McGlue, M.M., Kim, S., Stone, J., Woolery, E., Zimmerman, S., (2019) Sub-lacustrine geomorphology and modern sedimentation at June Lake (CA), a glacial scour basin in the eastern Sierra Nevada - Journal of Sedimentary Research 89 (10), 919-934

 

Reis, A.*, Erhardt, A., McGlue, M.M., Lowell, W., (2019) Evaluating the Effects of Post-Depositional Alteration of Carbonates on δ13Ccarb and δ18Ocarb in a Mud-Rich Depositional Environment: A Case Study from the Midland Basin, USA - Chemical Geology 524, 196-212

 

Rasbold, G.G.*, McGlue, M.M., Stevaux, J., Parolin, M., Silva, A., (2018) Sponge spicule and phytolith evidence for late Quaternary environmental changes in the central Pantanal wetlands - Palaeo3 518, 119-133

 

Guerreiro, R.L., Bergier, I., McGlue, M.M., Warren, L., Abreu, U., Abrahão, J., Assine, M., (2018) Implications of recent findings for the conservation of soda lakes in Nhecolândia (Pantanal) – Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation 17:1, 9-18 

 

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