• Current projects

    Greenhouse-icehouse transition across the Eocene-Oligocene boundary: the weathering-climate feedback and sediment composition in subsurface cores from along the Gulf Coast, U.S.A.

    Late Cenozoic climate swings, tectonics, and sediment delivery to the oceans: revisiting the earliest cores collected by the Deep Sea Drilling Program (DSDP) on Legs 1 and 10 in the Gulf of Mexico

  • Recent publications

    McKay, M. P., Jackson, W. T., and Hessler, A. M., 2018. Tectonic stress regime recorded by zircon Th/U. Gondwana Research, v. 57, 1-9. abstract

    Hessler, A. M., Zhang, J., Covault, J., and Ambrose, W., 2017. Continental weathering coupled to Paleogene climate changes in North America. Geology, v. 45, 911-914. abstract

    Hessler, A. M. and Lowe, D. R., 2017. Initial generation of sand across climate zones of the Mojave, Sierra Nevada, and Klamath Batholiths in California, U.S.A. Sedimentary Geology, v. 348, 37-50. abstract

    Fildani, A., McKay, M.P. , Stockli, D.F., Clark, J.D., Weislogel, A.L., Dykstra, M., Hessler, A.M., 2016. The ancestral Mississippi drainage archived in the late Wisconsin Mississippi deep-sea fan. Geology, v. 44, 479-482. abstract

    McKay, M. P., Coble, M. A., Hessler, A. M., Weislogel, A. L., and Fildani, A., 2016. Petrogenesis and provenance of distal volcanic tuffs from the Permian-Triassic Karoo Basin, South Africa: A window into a dissected, magmatic province. Geosphere, v. 12, 1-14. pdf

    Hessler, A. M. and Fildani, A., 2015. Andean forearc dynamics, as recorded by detrital zircon in the Eocene Talara Basin, NW Peru. Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 85, 646-659. abstract

Research

We identify trends and interactions over Earth's history related to climate, life, and tectonics.