Michael M. McGlue

Research Interests:

Ph.D., The University of Arizona
M.S., Syracuse University
B.S., Washington and Lee University


My group conducts field and laboratory-based studies of muds and mudrocks, in order to answer questions related to natural resources and environmental change. Our toolkit is diverse and integrates techniques in stratigraphy, sedimentology, geochemistry, geophysics, and paleoecology.  Current student-centered projects focus on: (1) late Pennsylvanian stratigraphy, reservoir characterization, geochronology, and paleoceanography of the Midland Basin; (2) provenance, paleoenvironments, and petroleum in the East African rift; (3) benthic habitat mapping at Lake Tanganyika; (4) coal gas basins in China and the USA; (5) climate change and landscape evolution in the Pantanal wetlands of Brazil; (6) modern fluvial megafan sedimentation and geomorphology in Argentina and Brazil; (7) paleolimnology in Tanzania and the USA, with a special emphasis on scientific drilling for long records from tectonic lakes.

If you are interested in joining my group as an undergraduate researcher, PhD student, or post-doctoral scholar, please contact me by e-mail and include a copy of your resume. 

Selected Publications: 

Ivory, S.J., Blome, M.W., King, J., McGlue, M.M., Cole, J., Cohen, A.C., (2016) Paleoecology links climate change and landscape dynamics with adaptive radiation of cichlids at Lake Malawi. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the USA 113(42), p.11895-11900

Cohen, A.S., Gergurich, E.L., Kraemer, B., McGlue, M.M., McIntyre, P., Russell, J.M., Simmons, J., Swarzenski, P., (2016) Climate warming reduces fish production and benthic habitat in Lake Tanganyika, one of the most biodiverse freshwater ecosystems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the USA 113(34), p. 9563-9568 

Palacios-Fest, M.R., Cusminsky, G.C., McGlue, M.M., (2016) Recent lacustrine ostracodes and charophytes from the Puna Plateau, Argentina. Journal of Micropaleontology 35(1), p. 66-78.

McGlue, M.M., Smith, P.H., Zani, H., Silva, A., Carrapa, B., Cohen, A.S., Pepper, M., (2016) An Integrated Sedimentary Systems Analysis of the Rio Bermejo (Argentina): Megafan Character in the Overfilled Southern Chaco Foreland. Journal of Sedimentary Research doi.org/10.2110/jsr.2016.82

McGlue, M.M., Palacios-Fest, M.,  Cusminsky, G.C, Camacho, M., Ivory, S.J., Kowler, A.L., Chakraborty, S., (2017) Ostracode biofacies and shell chemistry reveal aquatic transitions in the Pozuelos Basin (Argentina). Palaios 32(6), p. 413-428.

Lo, E.L.*, Silva, A., Bergier, I., McGlue, M.M., de Paula Silva, B.L., Silva, A.P.S., Pereira, L.E., de Azevedo Macedo, H., Assine, M.L. and da Silva, E.R.D.S., (2017) Papel das macrófitas aquáticas na sucessão ecológica em sistemas fluvio-lacustres do Pantanal: Lago Uberaba. Geografia (in Portuguese) 42/3, p. 159-173.

Ivory, S.J., McGlue, M.M., Ellis, G.S., Boehlke, A., Lézine, A.-M., Vincens, A., Cohen, A.S., (2017, in press) East African weathering controlled by climate-vegetation interactions. Geology. 45 (9), 823-826

McGlue, M.M., Guerreiro, R.L., Bergier, I.,Silva, A., Pupim, F.N., Oberc, V.*, Assine, M.L. (2017) Holocene stratigraphic evolution of saline lakes in Nhecolândia, southern Pantanal wetlands (Brazil). Quaternary ResearchDOI 10.1017/qua.2017.57

Bergier, I., Assine, M.L., McGlue, M.M., Alho, C., Silva, A., Guerreiro, R.L., Carvalho, J., (2018) Amazon rainforest modulation of water security in the Pantanal wetland. Science of the Total Environment 619-620, 1116-1125

Guerreiro, R.L., McGlue, M.M., Stone, J., Bergier, I., Warren, L., Parolin, M., Assine, M.L., (2018) Paleoecology reveals late Holocene chemical changes in lakes of the Nhecolândia (Pantanal, Brazil). Hydrobiologia DOI 10.1007/s10750-017-3429-3

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