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Caves, J.K., Bayshashov, B.U., Zhamagara, A.I., Ritch, A.J., Ibarra, D.E., Sjostrom, D.J., Mix, H.T., Winnick, M.J., and Chamberlain, C.P. (2017) Late Miocene Uplift of the Tian Shan and Altai and Reorganization of Central Asia Climate. GSA Today. v. 27 (2). 10.1130/GSATG305A.1


Caves, J.K., Moragne, D.Y., Ibarra, D.E., Bayshashov, B.U., Gao, Y., Jones, M.M., Zhamangara, A., Arzhannikova, A.V., Arzhannikov, S.G., and Chamberlain, C.P. (2016) The Neogene de-greening of Central Asia. Geology, v. 44 (11), p. 887-890.

Caves, J.K., Jost, A.B., Lau, K.V., and Maher, K. (2016) Cenozoic carbon cycle imbalances and a variable weathering feedback. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 450, p. 152-163.

Ibarra, D.E., Caves, J.K., Moon, S., Thomas, D.L., Hartmann, J., Chamberlain, C.P., and Maher, K. (2016) Differential weathering of basaltic and granitic catchments from concentration-discharge relationships. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 190, p. 265-293.

Methner, K., Mulch, A., Fiebig, J., Wacker, U., Gerdes, A., Graham, S.A., and Chamberlain, C.P. (2016) Rapid Middle Eocene temperature change in western North America. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 450, p. 132-139.

Methner, K., Fiebig, J., Wacker, U., Umhoefer, P., Chamberlain, C.P., and Mulch, A. (2016) Eo-Oligocene proto-Cascades topography revealed by clumped (Δ47) and oxygen isotope (δ18O) geochemistry (Chumstick Basin, WA, USA). Tectonics,  v. 35, p. 546-564.

Gao, Y., Ibarra, D.E., Caves, J.K., Wang, C.S., Chamberlain, C.P., Graham, S.A., and Wu, H.C. (2016) Mid-latitude terrestrial climate of East Asia linked to global climate in the Late Cretaceous: REPLY. Geology, v. 44 (2), p. e379.

Mix, H.T., Ibarra, D.E., Mulch, A., Graham, S.A., and Chamberlain, C.P. (2016). A hot and high Eocene Sierra Nevada. Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 128 (3-4), p. 531-542. (GSA Data Repository Supplement)

Tong, Y., Ibarra, D.E., Caves, J.K., Mukerji, T., and Graham, S.A. (2016). Constraining basin thermal history and petroleum generation using paleoclimate data in the Piceance Basin, Colorado. Basin Research.


Winnick, M.J., Caves, J.K., and Chamberlain, C.P. (2015). A Mechanistic Analysis of Early Eocene Latitudinal Gradients of Isotopes in Precipitation, v. 42, p. 8216-8224. Geophysical Research Letters.

Winnick, M.J. and Caves, J.K. (2015). Oxygen isotope mass-balance constraints on Pliocene sea level and East Antarctic Ice Sheet stability. Geology, v. 43 (10), p. 879-882. (see accompanying Research Focus in Geology by G. Balco:

Caves, J.K., Winnick, M.J., Graham, S.A., Sjostrom, D.J., Mulch, A., Chamberlain, C.P. (2015). Role of the westerlies in Central Asia climate over the Cenozoic. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 428, p. 33-43.

Oster, J.L., Ibarra, D.E., Winnick, M.J., Maher, K. (2015) Steering of westerly storms over western North America at the Last Glacial Maximum. Nature Geoscience, v. 8 (3), p. 201-205.

von Blanckenburg, F., Bouchez, J., Ibarra, D.E., Maher, K. (2015) Stable runoff and weathering fluxes into the oceans over Quaternary climate cycles. Nature Geoscience, v. 8 (7), p. 538-542.

Gao, Y., Wang, C.S., Liu, Z.F., Du, X.J., and Ibarra, D.E. (2015). Diagenetic and paleoenvironmental controls on Late Cretaceous clay minerals in the Songliao Basin, northeast China. Clays and Clay Minerals, v. 63 (6), p. 469-484.

Ibarra, D.E., and Chamberlain, C.P. (2015). Quantifying closed-basin lake temperature and hydrology by inversion of oxygen isotope and trace element paleoclimate records. American Journal of Science, v. 315 (9), p. 781-808.

Gao, Y., Ibarra, D.E., Wang, C.S., Caves, J.K., Chamberlain, C.P., Graham, S.A., Wu, H.C. (2015) Mid-latitude terrestrial climate of East Asia linked to global climate in the Late Cretaceous. Geology, v. 43 (4), p. 287-290.

Eronen, J.T., Janis, C.M., Chamberlain, C.P., Mulch, A (2015) Mountain uplift explains differences in Palaeogene patterns of mammalian evolution and extinction between North America and Europe. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, v. 282 (1809), p. 20150136.

Methner, K., Mulch, A., Teyssier, C., Wells, M.L., Cosca, M.A., Gottardi, R., Gebelin, A., Chamberlain, C.P. (2015) Eocene and Miocene extension, meteoric fluid infiltration, and core complex formation in the Great Basin (Raft River Mountains, Utah). Tectonics, v. 34 (4), p. 680-693.

Mulch, A., Chamberlain, C.P., Cosca, M.A., Teyssier, C., Methner, K., Hren, M., Graham, S.A. (2015) Rapid change in high-elevation precipitation patterns of western North America during the Middle Eocene Climatic Optimum (MECO). American Journal of Science, v. 315 (4), p. 317-336.


Caves, J.K., Sjostrom, D.J., Mix, H.T., Winnick, M.J., Chamberlain, C.P., (2014) Aridification of Central Asia and Uplift of the Altai and Hangay Mountains, Mongolia: Stable Isotope Evidence. American Journal of Science, v. 314 (8), p. 1171-1201.

Winnick, M.J., Chamberlain, C.P., Caves, J.K., Welker, J.M., (2014) Quantifying the isotopic 'continental effect'. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 406, p. 123-133. (see also News and Views in Nature by K. Freeman:

Chamberlain, C.P., Winnick, M.J., Mix, H.T., Chamberlain, S.D., Maher, K., (2014) The impact of Neogene grassland expansion and aridification on the isotopic composition of continental precipitation. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, v. 28 (9), p. 992-1004.

Mix, H.T., and Chamberlain, C.P., (2014) Stable isotope records of hydrologic change and paleotemperature from smectite in Cenozoic western North America. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 141, p. 532-546.

Moon, S., Chamberlain, C.P., Hilley, G.E., (2014) New estimates of silicate weathering and their uncertainties in global rivers. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 134, p. 257-274.

Maher, K. and Chamberlain, C.P. (2014) Hydrologic Regulation of Chemical Weathering and the Geologic Carbon Cycle. Science, v. 343 (6178), p. 1502-1504.

Kohrman, H. and Chamberlain, C.P. (2014) Heavy metals in produce from urban farms in the San Francisco Bay area. Food Additives and Contaminants – Part B.


Winnick, M.J., Welker, J.M., Chamberlain, C.P. (2013) Stable isotopic evidence of El Niño-like atmospheric circulation in the Pliocene western United States. Climate of the Past, v. 9 (2), p. 903-912.

Kent-Corson, M.L., Barnosky, A.D., Mulch, A., Carrasco, M.A., Ritts, B.D., Sherman, L.S., and Chamberlain, C.P. (2013) Possible regional tectonic controls on mammalian evolution in western North America. Palaeogeography,
Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 387, p. 17-26.

Feng, R., Poulsen, C.J., Werner, M., Chamberlain, C.P., Mix, Hari T., and Mulch, Andreas, (2013) Evolution of Early Cenozoic topography, climate and stable isotopes of precipitation in the North America Cordillera.  American Journal of Science, v. 313, p. 613-648.

Mix, H.T., Winnick, M.J., Mulch, and Chamberlain, C.P. (2013) Grassland expansion as an instrument of hydrologic change in Neogene Western North America. Earth and Planetary Science Letters,v. 377-378, p. 73-83.

Chamberlain, C.P., Wan, X., Graham, S.A., Carroll, A.R., Doebbert, A.C., Sageman, B., Blisniuk, P., Kent-Corson, M., Wang, Z., and Chengshan, W. (2013) Stable isotopic evidence for climate and basin evolution of the Late Cretaceous Songliao Basin, China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 385, p. 106-124.

Ague, J.J., Eckert, J.O., Xu, C., Baxter, E.F., and Chamberlain, C.P. (2013) Discovery of ultrahigh-temperature metamorphism in the Acadian Orogen, Connecticut, USA. Geology, v. 41, p.271-274. (GSA Data Repository Supplement)

Derkowski, A., Bristow, T.F., Wampler, J.M., Srodon, J., Marynowski, L., Elliott, W.C., and Chamberlain, C.P. (2013) Hydrothermal alteration of the Ediacaran Doushantuo Formation in the Yangtze Gorges area (South China), Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, v. 107, p. 279-298.

Wen, X.Y, Bai, S, Zeng, N, Chamberlain, C.P., Wang, C.S., Huang, C.M., Zhang, Q (2013), Interuptions of the ancient Shu Civilization: triggered by climate change or natural disaster? International Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 102, p. 933-947.


Gebelin, A., Mulch, A., Teyssier, C., and Chamberlain, C.P. (2012) Coupled basin-detachment systems as paleoaltimetry archives of the western North American Cordillera. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 335-336, 36-37.

Cassel, E.J., Graham, S.A., Chamberlain, C.P., and Henry, C. (2012) Early Cenozoic topography, morphology, and tectonics of the Northern Sierra Nevada and western Basin and Range. Geosphere, v. 8, p. 229-249.

Chamberlain, C.P., Mix, H.T., Mulch, A., Hren, H.T., Kent-Corson, M.L., Davis, S.J., Horton, T.W., and Graham, S.A. (2012) Cenozoic climatic and topographic evolution of the Western North American Cordillera. American Journal of Science, v. 312, p. 213-262.


Mix, H.T., Mulch, A., Kent-Corson, M.L. and Chamberlain, C.P. (2011) Cenozoic migration of topography in the North American Cordillera. Geology, v. 39, 87-90. (GSA Data Repository Supplement)

Moon, S., Chamberlain, C.P., Blisniuk, K., Levine, N., Rood, D.H., and Hilley, G. (2011) Climatic control of denudation in the glaciated landscape of the Washington Cascades. Nature Geoscience, v. 4, p. 469-473.


Takeuchi, A., Hren, M.T., Smith, S.V., Chamberlain, C.P., and Larson, P.B., (2010) Pedogenic carbonate carbon isotopic constraints on paleoprecipitation: Evolution of desert in the Pacific Northwest, USA, in response to topographic development of the Cascade Range. Chemical Geology, v. 277, p. 323-335.

Hilley, G.E., Chamberlain, C.P., Moon, S.G., Porder, S. and Willet, S.D. (2010) Competition between erosion and reaction kinetics in controlling silicate weathering rates. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 293, 191-199.

Hren, M.T., Bookhagen, B., Blisniuk, P., Booth, A., and Chamberlain, C.P. (2010) δ18O and δD of streamwaters across the Himalaya and Tibetan Plateau: Implications for moisture sources and paleoelevation reconstructions. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 288, p. 20-32.

Doebbert, A.C., Carroll, A.R., Mulch, A., Chetel, L.M., and Chamberlain, C.P. (2010) Geomorphic controls on lacustrine isotopic compositions: Evidence from the Laney Member, Green River Formation, Wyoming. Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 122, 236-252. (GSA Data Repository Supplement)

Kent-Corson, M.L., Mulch, A., Graham, S.A., Carroll, A.R., Ritts, B.D., Chamberlain, C.P. (2010) Diachronous isotopic and sedimentary responses to topographic change as indicators of mid-Eocene hydrologic reorganization in the western United States. Basin Research. Doi 10.1111/j, p. 1365-2117.

Mulch, A., Uba, C.E., Strecker, M.R., Schoenberg, R., and Chamberlain, C.P. (2010) Late Miocene climate variability and surface elevation in the central Andes. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 290, p. 173-182.


Hren, M.T., Tice, M., and Chamberlain, C.P. (2009) Oxygen and hydrogen isotope evidence for a temperate climate 3.42 billion years ago. Nature, v. 462, p. 205-208.

Horton, T.W., Blum, J.D., Xie, Z., Hren, M., and Chamberlain, C.P. (2009) Stable isotope food-web analysis and mercury biomagnifications in polar bears (Ursus maritmus). Polar Research, v. 28, p. 443-454.

Kent-Corson, M.L., Ritts, B.D., Zhuang, G., Bovet, P.M., Graham, S.A., and Chamberlain, C.P. (2009) Stable isotope constraints on the tectonic, topographic and climatic evolution of the northern margin of the Tibetan Plateau. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 282, p. 158-166.

Davis, S.J., Mix, H.T., Wiegand, B.A., Carroll, A.R., and Chamberlain, C.P. (2009) Synorogenic evolution of large-scale drainage patterns: Isotope paleohydrology of sequential Laramide Basins. American Journal of Science, v. 309, p. 549-602.

Davis, S.J., Mulch, A., Carroll, A. and Chamberlain, C.P. (2009) Paleogene landscape evolution of the Laramide foreland:Stable isotopic evidence of topographic and hydrologic development in the central North American Cordillera. Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 121, p. 100-116. (GSA Data Repository Supplement)

Cassel, E.J., Graham, S.A., and Chamberlain, C.P. (2009) Cenozoic tectonic and topographic evolution of the northern Sierra Nevada, California, through stable isotope paleoaltimetry in volcanic glass. Geology, v. 37, p. 547-550. (GSA Data Repository Supplement)

Booth, A.L., Chamberlain, C.P., Kidd, W.F., and Zeitler, P.K. (2009) Constraints on the metamorphic evolution of the eastern Himalayan syntaxis from geochronologic and petrologic studies of Namche Barwa. Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 121, p. 385-407. (GSA Data Repository Supplement)

Brosi, B.J., Daily, G.C., Chamberlain, C.P., Mills, M. (2009) Detecting changes in habitat-scale bee foraging in a tropical fragmented landscape using stable isotopes. Forest Ecology and Management, v. 258, p. 1846-1855.


Davis, S.J., Wiegland, B.A., Carroll, A.R., and Chamberlain, C.P. (2008) The effect of drainage reorganization on paleoaltimetry studies: An example from the Paleogene Laramide foreland. Earth. Planet. Sci. Lett.. v. 275, p. 258-268.

Carroll, A.R., Doebbert, A., Booth, A.L., Chamberlain, C.P., Rhodes-Carson, M., Smith, M., Johnson, C.M., and Beard, B.L. (2008) Capture of high-altitude precipitation by a low-altitude Eocene lake, western U.S., Wyoming, Geology, v. 36, p. 791-794. (GSA Data Repository Supplement)

Agosta, F., Mulch, A., Chamberlain, C.P., and Aydin, A. (2008) Geochemical traces of CO2-rich fluid flow along normal faults in central Italy. Geophysical Journal International.

Mulch, A., Sarna-Wojcicki, A.M., Perkins, M.E., and Chamberlain, C.P. (2008) A Miocene to Pleistocene climate and elevation record of the Sierra Nevada, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Church, M.E., Gwiazda, R., Smith, D.R., Risebrough, R.W., Sorenson, K., Chamberlain, C.P., Farry, S., Heinrich, W., Rideout, B.A., (2008), Ammunition is the principle source of lead accumulated by California condors re-introduced to wild  - Reply, Environmental Science and Technology, v. 42, p. 1809-1811.