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Cosmogenic Nuclide Laboratory and Geomorphology Research Group

Luke Reusser



Luke came to UVM in 2001 and earned his MS degree in 2004. His interests include determining erosion rates cosmogenically and evaluating human impact on the landscape.
PhD dissertation (in progress)
PhD dissertation (not yet available)
MS Thesis (University of Vermont, 2004)
Late Pleistocene Bedrock Channel Incision Along The U.S. Atlantic Passive Margin Measured with 10-Be: Holtwood Gorge, Susquehanna River, Pennsylvania
MS thesis proposal (download pdf)
MS thesis progress report (download pdf)
MS thesis defense slides (download ppt)
MS thesis (download pdf)
Undergraduate Degree
Skidmore College, Geology and Art, 1999
Projects
River Incision, Eastern North America
Blue Ridge Fan Dating
Eroding the Susquehanna Basin
Erosion of the Blue Ridge Escarpment
Erosion of Shenandoah National Park
Fort Carson Pediment Dynamics
West Coast Transect
Australian Escarpments
Sediment Dynamics, Waipaoa Basin
Governor's Institutes of Vermont
Other Related Links
Luke's UVM home page
Luke's UVM IRWE page
UVM Rubenstein School of Natural Resources and the Environment home page
Email Address
lreusser@uvm.edu
Current Position and Contact Information (7/2008)
Doctoral Candidate
UVM Rubenstein School of the Environment and Natural Resources
George D. Aiken Center
81 Carrigan Drive
Burlington,VT 05405
802-656-3396
First-Authored, Refereed Publications Based on UVM Research

Reusser, L., and Bierman, P., 2007, Accuracy assessment of LiDAR-derived DEMs of bedrock river channels: Holtwood Gorge, Susquehanna River: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 34. (download pdf)

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)

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)
First-Authored, 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)

Reusser, L., Bierman, P., and Finkel, R., 2008, Estimating pre-disturbance rates of sediment generation and erosion with in situ and meteoric 10Be: Waipaoa River Basin, New Zealand: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, p. 299-7. (download pdf)

Reusser, L., and Bierman, P., 2007, Quantifying environmental change associated with deforestation, Waipaoa Basin, NZ: Quaternary International, v. 167-168, p. 340. (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)

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)

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 Northeastern Section (39th Annual) and Southeastern Section (53rd Annual) Joint Meeting: Tyson's 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)
Junior-Authored, Refereed Publications Based on UVM Research

Bierman, P., Gould, P., Lamb, J., Massey, C., Norton, S., Olson, J., Reusser, L., and Ungerleider, J., 2008, Global climate change - motivated high school students gain their voice: Teaching for High Potential, National Association for Gifted Children v. Spring 2008. (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)

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)

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)

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 10Be analysis, GSA Northeastern Section (39th Annual) and Southeastern Section (53rd Annual) Joint Meeting: Tyson's Corner, Virginia. (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)
Other Publications Based on UVM Research

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)

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)

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