University of Vermont

Cosmogenic Nuclide Laboratory and Geomorphology Research Group

Milan Pavich



Milan is a Geomorphologist and Isotope Geochemist with whom we have collaborated since the start. His broad interests include weather, isostasy and the rate of sediment generation and export.
Doctoral Degree
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 1974
Projects
Blue Ridge Fan Dating
Eroding the Susquehanna Basin
Great Smoky Mountain Erosion Rates
River Incision, Eastern North America
Sediment Generation and Transport Rates
Arroyo Chavez
Rio Puerco Erosion Rates
Other Related Links
USGS River Observations Management Applications (ROMA) project web site
USGS Chesapeake Bay watershed web site
Email Address
mpavich@usgs.gov
Current Position and Contact Information (3/2008)
Project Chief
River Observations Management Applications
U.S. Geological Survey
955 National Center
Reston, VA 20192
First-Authored, Refereed Abstracts Based on UVM Research

Pavich, M.J., Reuter, J.M., and Bierman, P.R., 2005, Persistence of relief and erosion on the eastern passive margin: Earthscope Annual Meeting. (download pdf)

Pavich, M.J., Reuter, J., Reusser, L., and Bierman, P., 2005, Late Cenozoic Response of the Susquehanna River to Climatic and Base Level Forcing: American Geophysical Union, Spring Meeting 2005, abstract# H24A-02. (download pdf)

Pavich, M.J., Bierman, P.R., Gellis, A.C., and Reuter, J.M., 2003, Rates and scales of sediment production in the Rio Puerco Basin, New Mexico, XVI INQUA Congress: Reno, Nevada, p. 19. (download pdf)
Junior-Authored, Refereed Publications Based on UVM Research

Reusser, L., Bierman, P., Pavich, M., Larsen, J., and Finkel, R., 2006, An episode of rapid bedrock channel incision during the last glacial cycle, measured with 10Be: American Journal of Science, v. 306, p. 69-102. (download pdf)

Bierman, P.R., Reuter, J.M., Pavich, M., Gellis, A.C., Caffee, M.W., and Larsen, J., 2005, Using cosmogenic nuclides to contrast rates of erosion and sediment yield in a semi-arid, arroyo-dominated landscape, Rio Puerco Basin, New Mexico: Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, v. 30, p. 935-953. (download pdf)

Gellis, A.C., Pavich, M.J., Bierman, P.R., Clapp, E.M., Ellevein, A., and Aby, S., 2004, Modern sediment yield compared to geologic rates of sediment production in a semi-arid basin, New Mexico: assessing the human impact: Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, v. 29. (download pdf)

Reusser, L.J., Bierman, P.R., Pavich, M.J., Zen, E.-a., Larsen, J., and Finkel, R., 2004, Rapid Late Pleistocene incision of Atlantic passive-margin river gorges: Science, v. 305, p. 499-502. (download pdf)

Matmon, A., Bierman, P.R., Larsen, J., Southworth, S., Pavich, M., and Caffee, M., 2003, Temporally and spatially uniform rates of erosion in the southern Appalachian Great Smoky Mountains: Geology, v. 31, p. 155-158. (download pdf)

Matmon, A.S., Bierman, P., Larsen, J., Southworth, S., Pavich, M., Finkel, R., and Caffee, M., 2003, Erosion of an ancient mountain range, the Great Smoky Mountains, North Carolina and Tennessee: American Journal of Science, v. 303, p. 817-855. (download pdf)

Matmon, A.S., Bierman, P.R., Larsen, J., Southworth, S., Pavich, M., Finkel, R., and Caffee, M., 2003, ERRATA: Erosion of an ancient mountain range, the Great Smoky Mountains-- North Carolina and Tennessee: American Journal of Science, v. 303, p. 972-973. (download pdf)

Clapp, E.M., Bierman, P.R., Nichols, K.K., Pavich, M., and Caffee, M., 2001, Rates of sediment supply to arroyos from upland erosion determined using in situ produced cosmogenic 10Be and 26Al: Quaternary Research (New York), v. 55, p. 235-245. (download pdf)
Other Meeting Abstracts Based on UVM Research

Bierman, P.R., Jungers, M., Reusser, L., and Pavich, M., 2008, Look again: meteoric 10-Be Is a useful tracer of hillslope and basin-scale process: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, p. 165-6. (download pdf)

Bierman, P., Duxbury, J., Jungers, M., Reusser, L., Reuter, J., Sullivan, C., Larsen, J., Pavich, M., and Finkel, R., 2007, A geochronologic glimpse into how ancient mountain ranges erode: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 39, p. 512. (download pdf)

Duxbury, J., Bierman, P.R., Pavich, M., Southworth, S., Matmon, A., Larsen, J., and Finkel, R.C., 2007, Using cosmogenic isotopes to interpret landscape change in National Parks: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 39, p. 378. (download pdf)

Reusser, L.J., Bierman, P.R., Pavich, M., and Finkel, R., 2007, A new approach for estimating background rates of erosion using concentration of meteoric 10Be adhered to river sediment: Application to the rapidly eroding Waipaoa Basin, New Zealand: EOS, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, v. H53C-1388. (download pdf)

Sullivan, C., Bierman, P.R., Reusser, L., Pavich, M., Larsen, J., and Finkel, R.C., 2007, Cosmogenic erosion rates and landscape evolution of the Blue Ridge Escarpment, southern Appalachian Mountains: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 39, p. 512. (download pdf)

Bierman, P.R., Pavich, M., Reusser, L., Matmon, A., Sullivan, C., Duxbury, J., Larsen, J., Finkel, R., and Reuter, J., 2006, Erosion in an old decaying mountain range-the Appalachians: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 38, p. 175. (download pdf)

Duxbury, J., Bierman, P.R., Pavich, M.J., Larsen, J., and Finkel, R.C., 2006, Be monitoring of erosion rates in the Appalachian Mountains, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 38, p. 278. (download pdf)

Jungers, M.C., Bierman, P.R., Matmon, A., Cox, R., Pavich, M., Larsen, J., and Finkel, R.C., 2006, Tracking soil transport downslope using in-situ produced 10Be: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 38, p. 283. (download pdf)

Reusser, L., Bierman, P.R., Pavich, M., Larsen, J., and Finkel, R.C., 2006, Timing, rates, and volumes of bedrock channel incision measured with 10Be, GPS, and LIDAR: Holtwood Gorge, PA: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 38, p. 278. (download pdf)

Reuter, J.M., Bierman, P.R., Pavich, M., Larsen, J., and Finkel, R., 2006, 10Be estimates of erosion rates in the Susquehanna River basin: Implications for models of Appalachian geomorphology and consideration of rates in a global context: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 38, p. 278. (download pdf)

Sullivan, C.L., Bierman, P.R., Pavich, M., Larsen, J., Finkel, R., 2006, Cosmogenically derived erosion rates for the Blue Ridge Escarpment, Southern Appalachian Mountains: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 2006 Philadelphia Annual Meeting, v. 38, p. 279. (download pdf)

Matmon, A., Bierman, P.R., Larsen, J., Southworth, S., Pavich, M., Finkel, R., and Caffee, M., 2005, Grain size dependency of 10Be concentrations in alluvial sediments in the Great Smoky Mountains: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta Supplement Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts v. 69, p. A160. (download pdf)

Reuter, J.M., Bierman, P.R., and Pavich, M., 2005, Using GIS to select drainage basins for sampling: An example from a cosmogenic 10Be study of erosion rates within the Susquehanna River basin: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 37, p. 32. (download pdf)

Bierman, P., Reusser, L., Pavich, M., Zen, E.-a., Larsen, J., and Finkel, R., 2004, Great Falls is 30,000 years old - Episodic incision along the Potomac River revealed using field mapping and 10-Be analysis, GSA Northeastern Section (39th Annual) and Southeastern Section (53rd Annual) Joint Meeting: Tyson's Corner, Virginia. (download pdf)

Gellis, A.C., Pavich, M.J., Landwehr, J.M., Banks, W.S., Bierman, P.R., and Reuter, J.M., 2004, Identifying watershed sediment sources in the Chesapeake Bay: EOS Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, v. 85. (download pdf)

Reusser, L., Bierman, P., Pavich, M., Zen, E.-a., Larsen, J., and Finkel, R., 2004, Climate-driven bedrock channel incision of the Susquehanna River, Holtwood Gorge, Pennsylvania: Regional Similarities, GSA Notheastern Section (39th Annual) and Southeastern Section (53rd Annual) Joint Meeting: Tyson's Corner, Virginia. (download pdf)

Reuter, J., Bierman, P.R., Pavich, M., Larsen, J., and Finkel, R., 2004, Linking 10Be estimates of erosion rates with landscape variables: compilation and consideration of multiple data sets from around the world., International Geological Conference: Florence. (download pdf)

Reuter, J.M., Bierman, P.R., Pavich, M., Gellis, A., and Larsen, J., 2004, Erosion of the Susquehanna River Basin: Assessing relations between 10-Be derived erosion rates and basin characteristics, Northeastern Section (39th Annual) and Southeastern section (53rd Annual) Joint Meeting: Tysons Corner, Virginia. (download pdf)

Reusser, L., Bierman, P.R., Butler, E., Pavich, M., and Finkel, R., 2003, Late Pleistocene bedrock channel incision of the lower Susquehanna River: Holtwood Gorge, Pennsylvania: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. (download pdf)

Bierman, P.R., Pavich, M., Eaton, L.S., Finkel, R., and Larsen, J., 2002, The boulders of Madison County: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. (download pdf)

Bierman, P.R., Pavich, M.J., Reusser, L.J., Zen, E.A., Finkel, R., and Larsen, J., 2002, Major, climate-correlative incision of the Potomac River Gorge at Great Falls about 30,000 years ago: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 34. (download pdf)

Bierman, P.R., Pavich, M., Gellis, A., and Caffee, M., 2001, Erosion of the Rio Puerco Basin, New Mexico - First cosmogenic analysis of sediments from the network of a drainage large basin: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 32, p. A-314. (download pdf)

Gellis, A., Pavich, M., Bierman, P., Ellevein, A., Clapp, E., and Caffee, M., 2001, Modern compared to geologic rates of erosion in Arroyo Chavez, Rio Puerco Basin, New Mexico: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 32, p. A-286. (download pdf)

Matmon, A., Bierman, P.R., Southworth, S., Pavich, M., and Caffee, M., 2001, Temporally and spatially uniform rates of erosion in the Great Smoky Mountains, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Volume 33, p. A-315. (download pdf)

Matmon, A., Bierman, P.R., Southworth, S., Pavich, M., Caffee, M., and Finkel, R., 2001, Rates of erosion determined from 10Be analysis of sediments, Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee and North Carolina.: Eos. Trans. AGU, v. 82. (download pdf)

Other Publications Based on UVM Research

Pazzaglia, F.J., Braun, D.D., Pavich, M., Bierman, P., Potter Jr, N., Merritts, D., Walter, R., and Germanoski, D., 2006, Rivers, glaciers, landscape evolution, and active tectonics of the central Appalachians, Pennsylvania and Maryland, in Pazzaglia, F.J., ed., Excursions in Geology and History: Field Trips in the Middle Atlantic States: Geological Society of America Field Guide 8: Denver, GSA, p. 169-197. (download pdf)

Bierman, P., Zen, E.-a., Pavich, M., and Reusser, L., 2004, The incision history of a passive margin river, the Potomac near Great Falls, Geology of the National Capital Region - Field Trip Guidebook. (download pdf)

Bierman, P.R., Caffee, M.W., Davis, P.T., Marsella, K., Pavich, M., Colgan, P., Mickelson, D., and Larsen, J., 2003, Understanding the rates and timing of Earth surface processes from in-situ produced cosmogenic 10Be, in: Beryllium: Mineralogy, Petrology, and Geochemistry, in Grew, E., ed., Reviews in Mineralogy, Volume 50, p. 147-196. (download pdf)

Reusser, L., Bierman, P., Pavich, M., Butler, E., Larsen, J., and Finkel, R., 2003, Late Pleistocene bedrock channel incision of the lower Susquehanna River: Holtwood Gorge, Pennsylvania, In "Channeling through time: landscape evolution, land use change, and stream restoration in the lower Susquehanna Basin", in Merritts, D., Walter, P., and de Wet, A., eds., Southeastern Friends of the Pleistocene Fall 2003 Guidebook, p. 48-55. (download pdf)

Reuter, J., Bierman, P.R., Pavich, M., Gellis, A., Larsen, J., and Finkel, R., 2003, Long-term sediment generation rates derived from 10Be in river sediment of the Susquehanna River Basin, in "Channeling through time: Landscape evolution, land use change, and stream restoration in the lower Susquehanna Basin", in Merritts, D., Walter, R., and de Wet, A., eds., Southeastern Friends of the Pleistocene Fall 2003 Guidebook, p. 48-55. (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)

Gellis, A., Pavich, M., Bierman, P., Ellwein, A., Aby, S., and Clapp, E., 2001, Comparison of geomorphic and isotopic measurements for erosion in the Rio Puerco, New Mexico, in Cole, J.C., ed., U. S. Geological Survey Middle Rio Grande basin study; proceedings Open-File Report - U. S. Geological Survey (2001), U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, p. 46-47. (download pdf)

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