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NSF/UVM Community Cosmogenic Facility (CCF)

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, Natural Resources (University of Vermont, 2014)
Quantifying Human Impacts on Natural Rates of Erosion Along Continental Margins
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MS Thesis, Geology (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
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Undergraduate Degree
Skidmore College, Geology and Art, 1999
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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
Refereed Papers

Reusser, L., Bierman, P. R., Rizzo, D. M. and Rood, D. H. (2017) Characterizing landscape-scale erosion using 10Be in detrital fluvial sediment: slope-based sampling strategy detects the effect of widespread dams. Water Resources Research. v. 53, p. 4476-4486. doi:10.1002/2016WR019774

Reusser, L., Bierman, P. R., and Rood, D. (2015) Quantifying human impacts on rates of erosion and sediment transport at a landscape scale. Geology. v. 43(2), p. 171-174. doi:10.1130/G36272.1

Reusser, L. J., Corbett, L. B. and Bierman, P. R. (2012) Incorporating concept sketching into teaching undergraduate geomorphology. Journal of Geoscience Education. v. 60, p. 3-9. doi:10.5408/10-201.1

Graly, J., Reusser, L. and Bierman, P. R. (2011) Short and long-term delivery rates of meteoric 10Be to terrestrial soils. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. v. 302(3-4), p. 329-336. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2010.12.020

Graly, J., Bierman, P. R., Reusser, L. and Pavich, M., (2010) Meteoric 10Be in soil profiles – a global meta-analysis. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 74(23), p. 6814-6829. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2010.08.036

Reusser, L. and Bierman, P. R. (2010) Using meteoric 10Be to track fluvial sand through the Waipaoa River Basin, New Zealand. Geology. v. 38(1), p. 47–50. doi:10.1130/G30395.1

Reusser, L., Graly, J., Bierman, P. R. and Rood, D. (2010) A new approach for constraining long-term meteoric 10Be deposition rates. Geophysical Research Letters. v. 37(19), p. L19403. doi:10.1029/2010GL044751

Bierman, P. R., 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. Published online: Spring 2008. (download pdf)

Reusser, L., and Bierman, P. R. (2007) Accuracy assessment of LiDAR-derived DEMs of bedrock river channels: Holtwood Gorge, Susquehanna River. Geophysical Research Letters. v. 34(23), p. L23S06. doi:10.1029/2007GL031329

Reusser, L., Bierman, P. R., 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(2), p. 69-102. doi:10.2475/ajs.306.2.69

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(5683), p. 499-502. doi:10.1126/science.1097780

Abstracts

Bierman, P. R., Montgomery, D., Massey, C. and Reusser, L. (2013) A new geomorphology textbook, created in a new way. GSA Abstracts with Programs, NE section meeting, Bretton Woods, NH. v. 45(1), p. 60, Abstract 11-8. (download pdf)

Bierman, P. R., Corbett, A. B., Reusser L., Graly J., Finkel R., Rood D., Hughes, J., Lini, A. and Neumann, T. (2011) Ancient, slowly-eroding soil preserved beneath the summit of the Greenland Ice Sheet. GSA Abstracts with Programs, Annual meeting, Minneapolis, MN. v. 43(5), p. 217, Abstract 82-9. (download pdf)

Bierman, P. R., Reusser, L. and Portenga, E. (2011) Using 10Be to quantify rates of landscape change in 'dead' Orogens – millennial scale rates of bedrock and basin-scale erosion in the southern and central Appalachian Mountains. EOS, AGU Fall meeting, San Francisco, CA. Abstract EP53C-08. (download pdf)

Bierman, P. R., Corbett, A. B., Reusser L., Graly J., Finkel R., Rood D. and Neumann, T. (2011) Erosivity of the Greenland Ice Sheet monitored with in situ and meteoric 10Be in exposed bedrock and boulders and in ice-carried clasts and silt. INQUA Conference, Bern, Switzerland. v. 279-280, p. 51. doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2012.07.224

Corbett, L. B., Bierman, P. R. and Reusser, L. J. (2011) Incorporating concept sketching into teaching undergraduate geomorphology. GSA Abstracts with Programs, NE section meeting, Pittsburgh, PA. v. 43(1), p. 142, Abstract 57-7. (download pdf)

Bierman, P. R., Portenga, E., Reusser L., Graly J., Corbett, A. B. and Borg, J. (2010) Three decades tracing erosion and sediment with cosmogenic nuclides - where do we go next? Landscapes to Rock, Geological Society of London. (download pdf)

Bierman, P. R., Corbett, A. B., Reusser L., Graly J., Finkel R., Rood D. and T. Neumann (2010) River response to Greenland deglaciation monitored with cosmogenic 10Be: a new way of detecting and quantifying post-glacial emergence. International Polar Year Conference, Oslo. (download pdf)

Bierman, P. R., Corbett, A. B., Reusser L., Graly J., Finkel R., Rood D. and T. Neumann (2010) Quantifying post-glacial emergence at Kangerlussuaq, Greenland using 10Be dating of bedrock forms exposed by river incision. Arctic Workshop, Winter Park, CO. (download pdf)

Trodick, C., Bierman, P. R., Pavich, M., Reusser, L., Portenga, E. and Rood, D. (2010) Basin Scale Erosion Rates from the Potomac River Basin using In Situ and Meteoric 10Be. GSA Abstracts with Programs, Annual meeting, Denver, CO. v. 42(5), p. 33, Abstract 4-13. (download pdf)

Graly, J., Corbett, A. B., Bierman, P. R., Neumann, T., Lini, A., Reusser, L, Finkel, R. and Rood, D. (2010) Surface exposure age and erosion rates of sub-ice soils in Western Greenland. Arctic Workshop, Winter Park, CO. (download pdf)

Graly, J., Corbett, A. B., Bierman, P. R., Neumann, T., Lini, A., Reusser, L., Finkel, R. and Rood, D. (2010) High levels of meteoric 10Be indicate that relict soils are preserved in the western Greenland Ice Sheet. International Polar Year Conference, Oslo. (download pdf)

Nichols, K. K., Bierman, P. R., Reusser, L., Portenga, E., Matmon, A. and Rood, D. (2010) Dual 10Be isotope systems constrain the source of sediment and rate of erosion for the tropical Barron River catchment, Queensland, Australia. EOS, AGU Fall meeting, San Francisco, CA. Abstract EP33D-05. (download pdf)

Bierman, P. R., Reusser, L. J., Nichols, K. K., Matmon, A. and Rood, D. (2009) Where is the sediment coming from and where is it going – a 10Be examination of the northern Queensland escarpment, Australia. GSA Abstracts with Programs, Annual meeting, Portland, OR. v. 41(7), p. 625, Abstract 244-39. (download pdf)

Bierman, P. R., Reusser, L. and Pavich, M. (2009) New ways of using an old isotopic system – meteoric 10Be is back and ready to do eomorphology. Geophysical Research Abstracts. v. 11, Abstract EGU2009-0. (download pdf)

Graly, J. A., Bierman, P. R., Neumann, T., Corbett, L. B., Lini, A., Reusser, L. J., Finkel, R. and Rood, D. (2009) Relict soil entrainment in Pleistocene ice through open- system regelation: latitudinal variation in the western Greenland ice sheet. GSA Abstracts with Programs, Annual meeting, Portland, OR. v. 41(7), p. 620, Abstract 244-9. (download pdf)

Reusser, L. J., Bierman, P. R. and Montgomery, D. R. (2009) How we visualize geomorphology – a new approach to textbook figures. GSA Abstracts with Programs, Annual meeting, Portland, OR. v. 41(7), p. 627, Abstract 244-48. (download pdf)

Trodick, C. D. Jr., Bierman, P. R., Pavich, M., Reusser, L. J. and Rood, D. (2009) Meteoric 10Be concentrations in the Potomac River Basin. GSA Abstracts with Programs, Annual meeting, Portland, OR. v. 41, No. 7, p. 625, Abstract 244-38. (download pdf)

Bierman, P. R., Jungers, M., Reusser, L. and Pavich, M. (2008) Look again: meteoric 10Be is a useful tracer of hillslope and basin-scale process. GSA Abstracts with Programs, Annual meeting, Houston, TX. 40(6), p. 195, Abstract 165-6. (download pdf)

Reusser, L., Bierman, P. R. and Finkel, R. (2008) Estimating pre-disturbance rates of sediment generation and erosion with in situ and meteoric 10Be: Waipaoa River Basin, New Zealand. GSA Abstracts with Programs, Annual meeting, Houston, TX. v. 40(6), p. 464, Abstract 299-7. (download pdf)

Bierman, P. R., 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. GSA Abstracts with Programs, Annual meeting, Denver, CO. v. 39(6), p. 512, Abstract 190-3. (download pdf)

Reusser, L. and Bierman, P. R. (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, AGU Fall meeting, San Francisco, CA. v. 88(52), Abstract H53C-1388. (download df)

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. GSA Abstracts with Programs, Annual meeting, Denver, CO. v. 39(6), p. 512, Abstract 190-2. (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. GSA Abstracts with Programs, Annual meeting, Philadelphia, PA. v. 38(7), p. 175, Abstract 65-12. (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. GSA Abstracts with Programs, Annual meeting, Philadelphia, PA. v. 38(7), p. 278, Abstract 112-2. (download pdf)

Pavich, M. J., Reuter, J., Reusser, L. and Bierman, P. R. (2005) Late Cenozoic Response of the Susquehanna River to Climatic and Base Level Forcing. EOS, AGU Spring meeting, New Orleans, LA. v. 86(16), Abstract H24A-02. (download pdf)

Bierman, P. R., 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 Abstracts with Programs, NE section meeting, Washington, D.C. v. 36(2) p. 94, Abstract 35-5. (download pdf)

Reusser, L., Bierman, P. R., 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 Abstracts with Programs, NE section meeting, Washington, D.C. v. 36(2), p. 95, Abstract 35-6. (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. GSA Abstracts with Programs, Annual meeting, Seattle WA. v. 35(6), p. 335, Abstract 154-37. (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. GSA Abstracts with Programs, Annual meeting, Denver, CO. v. 34, Abstract 58-9. (download pdf)

Other Publications

Bierman, P. R., 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. R., 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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