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Prof. Gary Stinchcomb

Gary Stinchcomb

Assistant Professor
Dept. of Geosciences, Watershed Studies Inst.
Murray State University
432 Blackburn Science Building
42071 Murray


Expertise & Interests

PAGES interests        Global Soil and Sediment - GloSS
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



Messner, T. C., and Stinchcomb, G. E., 2014, Peopling the environment: Interdisciplinary Inquiries into Socioecological Systems. In Marston, J. M., d’Alpoim Guedes, J., Warinner, C. (eds), Techniques in Paleoethnobotany: University Press of Colorado, pp. xx –xx.

Stinchcomb, G. E., Driese, S. G., Nordt, L. C., DiPietro, L., and Messner, T.C. 2014, Early Holocene soil cryoturbation in northeastern USA: Implications for archaeological site formation: Quaternary International, DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2014.05.011

Stinchcomb, G. E., Peppe, D. J., 2014, The influence of time on the magnetic properties of late Quaternary periglacial and alluvial surface and buried soils along the Delaware River, USA: Fronters in Earth Science, doi: 10.3389/feart.2014.00017.

Stinchcomb, G. E., Messner, T. C.,Williamson, F. C., Driese, S. G., and Nordt, L. C., 2013, Climatic and human controls on Holocene vegetation changes in eastern Pennsylvania based on the isotopic composition of soil organic carbon: Quaternary Research,79, pp. 377-390.

Ferraro, J. V., Binetti, K. M., Stinchcomb, G. E., Manthi, F. K., 2013, Farre: an early Middle Pleistocene archaeological locality in the Chalbi basin, northern Kenya: Antiquity 87:338.

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., Driese, S. G., Nordt, L. C., and Allen, P. M., 2012, A mid to late Holocene history of floodplain and terrace reworking along the middle Delaware River Valley, USA: Geomorphology, 169-170, pp. 123-141.

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.