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Prof. Gary Stinchcomb

Gary Stinchcomb

Associate Professor
Watershed Studies Institute
Murray State University
432 Blackburn Science Building
42071 Murray


Expertise & Interests

Topics        Biogeochemical processes, Carbon cycle, Human impacts & interactions, Statistical analysis, Thresholds and abrupt changes
Timescales        Anthropocene (last 100 years), Holocene, Last millennia, Neogene
Regions        Africa, Asia, North America
Archives        Fluvial deposits, Geomorphology, Lake sediments, Loess, Peat, Soil, Speleothems
Sector        Academia / Education
Discipline        Geochemistry, Geomorphology, Sedimentology



Driese, S.G., Nordt, L.C., and Stinchcomb, G.E., 2021, Chapter 2: Soils, chemical weathering and climate change in Earth history, pp. 23-65, in Hunt, A, Egli, M., and Faybishenko, B. (eds.), Hydrology, Chemical Weathering, and Soil Formation, Geophysical Monograph 257, 1st edition: AGU Book Series.

Semaw, S., Rogers, M.J., Simpson, S.W., Levin, N.E., Quade, J., Dunbar, N., McIntosh, W.C., Cáceres, I., Stinchcomb, G.E., Holloway, R.L., Brown, F.H., Butler, R.F., Stout, D., Everett, M., 2020. Co-occurrence of Acheulian and Oldowan artifacts with Homo erectus cranial fossils from Gona, Afar, Ethiopia. Sci Adv 6, eaaw4694.

Lukens, W. E., Stinchcomb, G. E., Nordt, L. C., Kahle, D. J., Driese, S. G., Tubbs, J. D., 2019, Recursive partitioning improves paleosol proxies for rainfall: American Journal of Science, v. 319, 819-845

Stinchcomb, G. E., 2018, Quantifying past hominin interactions with Earth’s surface using the mass flux of artifacts: Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, v. 62/1, 57-71.

Stinchcomb, G. E., Kim, H., Hasenmueller, E. A., Sullivan, P. L., Sak, P. B., Brantley, S. L., 2018, Relating soil gas to weathering using rock and regolith geochemistry: American Journal of Science, v. 318, 727-763

Stinchcomb, G. E., Stewart, R. M., Messner, T. C., Nordt, L. C., Driese, S. G., Allen, P. M., 2013, Using event stratigraphy to map the Anthropocene - An example from the historic coal mining region in eastern Pennsylvania, USA: Anthropocene, 10.1016/j.ancene.2013.06.001.

Stinchcomb, G. E., Messner, T. C., Driese, S. G., Nordt, L. C., and Stewart, R. M., 2011, Pre-colonial (A.D. 1,100–1,600) sedimentation related to prehistoric maize agriculture and climate change in eastern North America: Geology, v. 39(4), pp. 363 – 366; doi: 10.1130/G31596.1.