University of Vermont

Cosmogenic Nuclide Laboratory and Geomorphology Research Group

P. Thompson (Thom) Davis



Thom is a long-standing collaborator with whom we have worked in locations ranging from Baffin Island to New England always with the goal of better understanding glacial chronologies and process.
Doctoral Degree
University of Colorado, Boulder, Ph.D. Geology, 1980
Projects
Ancient Glacial Surfaces, Minnesota and Baffin Island
Baffin Island Glacial Chronology and Process
New England Deglacial History
Paleostorminess, New England Ponds and Lakes
Other Related Links
Thom's Bentley College web page
Natural Sciences Department web page
Thom's Faculty web page from Bentley College page
Email Address
pdavis@bentley.edu
Current Position and Contact Information (3/2008)
Professor of Natural & Applied Sciences
Natural Sciences Department
Bentley College
Jennison Hall, Room 128
175 Forest Street
Waltham, MA 02452-4705
781-891-3479
First-Authored Refereed Publications Based on UVM Research

Davis, P.T., Bierman, P.R., Marsella, K.A., Caffee, M.W., and Southon, J.R., 1999, Cosmogenic analysis of glacial terrains in the eastern Canadian Arctic: a test for inherited nuclides and the effectiveness of glacial erosion: Annals of Glaciology, v. 28, p. 181-188. (download pdf)
First-Authored Meeting Abstracts Based on UVM Research

Davis, P.T., Briner, J.P., Miller, G.H., Coulthard, R.D., Bierman, P.R., and Finkel, R.W., 2002, Huge > 54,000 yr old glaciomarine delta on northern Baffin Island overlain by boulders with <20,000 yr old cosmogenic exposure ages: Implications for non-erosive cold-based ice on Baffin Island during the LGM: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. (download pdf)

Davis, P.T., Marsella, K.A., Bierman, P.R., and Caffee, M.W., 1998, Creation, reshaping, and survival of subglacial bedrock forms in the Canadian Arctic: A contribution from cosmogenic nuclide exposure dating: Abstracts for International Symposium on Glaciers and the Glaciated Landscape, Kiruna, Sweden, 17-20 August 1998, p. 28-29. (download pdf)

Davis, P.T., Marsella, K.A., Bierman, P.R., and Caffee, M.W., 1996, Deglacial dynamics of Baffin Island by cosmogenic exposure dating: Geological Society of America, 28th annual meeting Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, v. 28, p. 434. (download pdf)

Davis, P.T., Marsella, K.A., Bierman, P.R., and Caffee, M.W., 1996, Paired glacial boulder and bedrock cosmogenic analyses: EOS, v. 77, p. 193. (download pdf)

Davis, P.T., Marsella, K.A., Bierman, P.R., Finkel, R.C., Caffee, M.W., Southon, J.R., and Koning, J., 1995, Timing and extent of glaciation of southern Baffin Island, Nunavut Territory, Arctic Canada, using in situ cosmogenic isotopes: Geological Society of America, 1995 annual meeting Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, v. 27, p. 60. (download pdf)
Junior-Authored, Refereed Publications Based on UVM Research

Briner, J.P., Miller, G.H., Davis, P.T., Bierman, P.R., and Caffee, M., 2003, Last Glacial Maximum ice sheet dynamics in Arctic Canada inferred from young erratics perched on ancient tors: Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 22, p. 437 - 444. (download pdf)

Brown, S., Bierman, P., Lini, A., Davis, P.T., and Southon, J., 2002, Reconstructing lake and drainage basin history using terrestrial sediment layers: Analysis of cores from a post-glacial lake in New England, USA: Journal of Paleolimnology, v. 28, p. 219-236. (download pdf)

Bierman, P.R., Brown, S., Bryan, K., Lini, A., Nichols, K.K., Wright, S., Whalen, T., Zehfuss, P., and Davis, P.T., 2001, Post-glacial surface processes of northern New England, GSA Field Trip, Boston 2001. (download pdf)

Bierman, P.R., Marsella, K.A., Davis, P.T., and Caffee, M., 2001, Reply to comment on "Mid-Pleistocene cosmogenic minimum-age limits for pre-Wisconsinan glacial surfaces in southwestern Minnesota and southern Baffin Island -- a multiple nuclide approach": Geomorphology, v. 39, p. 255-261. (download pdf)

Marsella, K.A., Bierman, P.R., Davis, P.T., and Caffee, M.W., 2000, Cosmogenic 10Be and 26Al ages for the last glacial maximum, eastern Baffin Island, Arctic Canada: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 112, p. 1296-1312. (download pdf)

Bierman, P.R., Marsella, K.A., Patterson, C., Davis, P.T., and Caffee, M., 1999, Mid-Pleistocene cosmogenic minimum-age limits for pre-Wisconsinan glacial surfaces in southwestern Minnesota and southern Baffin Island; a multiple nuclide approach: Geomorphology, v. 27, p. 25-39. (download pdf)

Bierman, P., Lini, A., Davis, P.T., Southon, J., Baldwin, L., Church, A., and Zehfuss, P., 1997, Post-glacial ponds and alluvial fans: recorders of Holocene landscape history: GSA Today, v. 7, p. 1-8. (download pdf)
Other Meeting Abstracts Based on UVM Research
Briner, J.P., Miller, G.H., Davis, P.T., Caffee, M., Bierman, P., and Finkel, R., 2002, Last glacial maximum erratics perched on ancient tors in Arctic Canada: Implications for ice-sheet dynamics: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 34, p. 550. (download pdf)

Bierman, P.R., Davis, P.T., and Caffee, M.W., 2000, Old surfaces on New England summits imply thin Laurentide ice: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 31, p. A-330. (download pdf)

Bierman, P.R., Davis, P.T., Marsella, K., Colgan, P.M., Mickelson, D.M., Larsen, P., and Caffee, M., 1998, What do glaciers take away? What do they leave behind?: Geological Society of America, 1998 annual meeting Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, v. 30, p. 299. (download pdf)

Bierman, P.R., Lini, A., Brown, S., Davis, P.T., and Zehfuss, P., 1997, Fans and pond sediments record concurrent episodes of hillslope erosion: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 29, p. A-411. (download pdf)

Marsella, K., Bierman, P.R., Davis, P.T., and Caffee, M., 1997, Cosmogenic Dating of Surficial Features on Baffin Island: 8th Biennial CANQUA Meeting, Montreal, v. 43. (download pdf)

Bierman, P.R., Marsella, K.A., Davis, P.T., and Caffee, M.W., 1996, Old arctic upland bedrock surfaces have complex exposure burial and cosmogenic exposure histories: EOS, v. 77. (download pdf)

Marsella, K.A., Bierman, P.R., Davis, P.T., and Caffee, M., 1996, Stage II big ice on Baffin Island: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 27, p. A-433. (download pdf)

Lini, A., Bierman, P.R., Lin, L., and Davis, P., 1995, Stable carbon isotopes in post-glacial lake sediments: a technique for timing the onset of primary productivity and verifying AMS 14-C dates: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 27, p. A-58. (download pdf)

Marsella, K.A., Davis, P.T., Bierman, P.R., Finkel, R.C., Caffee, M.W., and Southon, J.R., 1995, Geologic test of weathering zone concept and nunatak hypothesis using cosmogenic isotope dating in Pangnirtung Fjord area, Baffin Island, Nunavut Territory, Canada: Geological Society of America, 1995 annual meeting Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, v. 27, p. 59. (download pdf)
Other Publications Based on UVM Research

Davis, P.T., Bierman, P.R., Brigham-Grette, J., Fitzgerald, D.M., Fowler, B.K., Retelle, M.J., Ridge, J.C., Thompson, W.B., and Weddle, T.K., 2003, Quaternary and geomorphic processes and landforms along a traverse across northern New England, in Easterbrook, D.J., ed., Quaternary Geology of the United States: INQUA 1002 Field Guide Volume: Reno, Nevada, Desert Research Institute, p. 365-398. (download pdf)

Bierman, P.R., Caffee, M.W., Davis, P.T., Marsella, K., Pavich, M., Colgan, P., Mickelson, D., and Larsen, J., 2002, Rates and timing of Earth surface processes from in situ-produced cosmogenic Be-10, in Grew, E.S., ed., Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry: Beryllium; mineralogy, petrology, and geochemistry, Volume 50: Washington, DC, United States, Mineralogical Society of America and Geochemical Society, Washington, DC, p. 147-205. (download pdf)

Marsella, K.A., Bierman, P.R., Davis, P.T., and Caffee, M.W., 1998, Revised glacial chronology of the Pangnirtung Fjord Region, Cumberland Peninsula, Baffin Island, based on 10Be and 26Al exposure age dating: 28th International Arctic Workshop, Arctic and Alpine Environments, Past and Present, Program with Abstracts, p. 111-113. (download pdf)

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