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Malinda Ritts

Malinda Ritts

Instructor

Office

Mines 308

Phone

208-885-1179

Mailing Address

Department of Geological Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 3022
Moscow, ID 83844-3022

  • Ph.D., Geological and Environmental Sciences, 2009 – Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • B.S., Geological and Environmental Sciences, 2005 – Stanford University, Stanford, CA

  • Lecturer – Earth Sciences, City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • Lecturer – Geological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • Lecturer and Undergraduate Program Director – Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Assistant Professor – Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA
  • Ph.D., Geological and Environmental Sciences, 2009 – Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • B.S., Geological and Environmental Sciences, 2005 – Stanford University, Stanford, CA

  • Kent-Corson, Malinda L., A.D. Barnosky, A. Mulch, M.A. Carrasco, C.P. Chamberlain, 2013, Possible regional tectonic Controls on Miocene Mammalian Evolution in western North America, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology vol. 387, pg. 17-26.
  • Chamberlain, C. Page, Xiaoqiao Wan, Stephan A. Graham, Alan R. Carroll, Amelia C. Doebbert, Bradley Sageman, Peter Blisniuk, Malinda L. Kent-Corson, Zhou Wang, Wang Chengshan, 2013, Stable isotopic evidence for climate and basin evolution of the Cretaceous Songliao Basin, China, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology vol. 385, pg. 106-124.
  • Charreau, Julien, Malinda L. Kent-Corson, Laurie Barrier, Romain Augier, Bradley D. Ritts, Christian France-Lannord, Caroline Guilmette, 2012, A high-resolution stable isotopic record from the Junggar Basin (NW China): Implications for the paleotopographic evolution of the Tianshan Mountains, Earth and Planetary Science Letters vol. 341-344, pg. 158-169.
  • Chamberlain, C. Page., Hari T. Mix, Andreas Mulch, Michael T. Hren, Malinda L Kent-Corson, Stephen J. Davis, Travis W. Horton, Stephen A. Graham, 2012, Cenozoic climatic and topographic evolution of the Western North American Cordillera, American Journal of Science vol. 312, pg. 213-262.
  • Zhuang, Guangsheng, Jeremy K. Hourigan, Paul L. Koch, Bradley D. Ritts, Malinda L. Kent-Corson, 2011, Isotopic constraints on intensified aridity in Central Asia around 12 Ma, Earth and Planetary Science Letters vol. 213, pg. 152-163.
  • Mix, Hari T., Andreas Mulch, Malinda L. Kent-Corson, C. Page Chamberlain, 2011, Cenozoic migration of topography in the North American Cordillera, Geology vol. 39, pg. 87-90.
  • Zhuang, Guangsheng, Jeremy Hourigan, Bradley D. Ritts, Malinda L. Kent-Corson, 2011, Cenozoic multiple-phase tectonic evolution of the Northern Tibetan Plateau:  Constraints from sedimentary records from Qaidam Basin, Hexi Corridor, and Subei Basin, Northwest China, American Journal of Science vol. 311, pg. 116-152.
  • Kent-Corson, Malinda L., Andreas Mulch, Stephan A. Graham, Alan R. Carroll, Bradley D. Ritts, C. Page Chamberlain, 2010,  Diachronous isotopic and sedimentary responses to topographic change as indicators of mid-Eocene hydrologic reorganization in southwestern Montana, Basin Research vol. 22, pg. 829-845.
  • Kent-Corson, Malinda L., Bradley D. Ritts, Guangsheng Zhuang, Paul M. Bovet, Stephan A. Graham, C. Page Chamberlain, 2009, Stable isotopic constraints on the tectonic, topographic, and climatic evolution of the northern margin of the Tibetan Plateau, Earth and Planetary Science Letters vol. 282, pg. 158-166.
  • Kent-Corson, Malinda L., Laura S. Sherman, Andreas Mulch, C. Page Chamberlain, 2006, Cenozoic topographic and climatic response to changing tectonic boundary conditions in Western North America, Earth and Planetary Science Letters vol. 252, pg. 453-466.

  • Evolution of orogenic plateaus:  exploring tectonic and climatic evolution of the North American Cordillera and Tibetan Plateau using sedimentary and isotopic analysis to examine sedimentary basins associated with these orogenic belts
  • Paleodrainage evolution:  using novel proxies for water and sediment sources combined with traditional field-based and provenance approaches to better define the evolution of fluvial drainage patterns and paleogeography
  • Climatic transitions in the past:  reconstructing past climatic transitions using oxygen, carbon, and hydrogen isotopic analysis of terrestrial basin deposits in the western United States and eastern China

Contact

Department of Geological Sciences

Physical Address:
McClure Hall 203

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 3022
Moscow, ID 83844-3022

Phone: 208-885-6192

Email: geology@uidaho.edu

Web: Geological Sciences