Adviser: Sue Brantley
PhD, Geosciences, The Pennsylvania State University, In Progress
M.Sc. – Adviser: John Kaszuba, Geology, University of Wyoming, 2013
B.Sc., Geology and Environmental Natural Resources , University of Wyoming, 2011
Investigate the effect of lithology on porosity development in weathering rocks
Links between physical and chemical weathering inferred from a 65-m-deep borehole through Earth’s critical zone. Holbrook, W. Steven, Virginia Marcon, Allan R. Bacon, Susan L. Brantley, Bradley J. Carr, Brady A. Flinchum, Daniel D. Richter, & Clifford S. Riebe (2019): Scientific Reports 9: Article number 4495
The Effect of Lithology and Agriculture at the Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory. Li Li, DiBiase Roman A., Del Vecchio Joanmarie, Marcon Virginia, Hoagland Beth, Xiao Dacheng, Wayman Callum, Tang Qicheng, He Yuting, Silverhart Perri, Szink Ismaiel, Forsythe Brandon, Williams Jennifer Z., Shapich Dan, Mount Gregory J., Kaye Jason, Guo Li, Lin Henry, Eissenstat David, Dere Ashlee, Brubaker Kristen, Kaye Margot, Davis Kenneth J., Russo Tess A., Brantley Susan L. (2018): Vadose Zone Journal, 17:180063
Papers and books that explicitly acknowledge a CZO grant are highlighted in PALE ORANGE.
Aerobic microbial lithotrophic oxidation of pyrite at neutral pH. S.A. Napieralski*, V. Macon, S.L. Brantley, and E.E. Roden (2018): Abstract 10d:208 presented at 2018 Goldschmidt Meeting, Boston, MA 12-17 August
Sandstone ridges act as collectors for dust and overlying soil particles over 100 ka timesframes. Virginia Marcon*, Beth Hoagland, Xin Gu, Jason Kaye, and Susan Brantley (2018): Abstract 12f:302 presented at 2018 Goldschmidt Meeting, Boston, MA 12-17 August
Co-precipitation of calcite and sulfur at depth signifies biotic activity at the onset of weathering in crystalline rocks from temperate climates. Virginia Marcon*, Hang Wen, Li Li, Susan Brantley (2018): Abstract B23H-2625 presented at 2018 AGU Fall Meeting, Washington, D.C., 10-14 Dec
Gilbert’s soil production paradigm and a critical zone’s size-dependent fractionation of particles. Richter, D.deB., J. Austin, R. Anderson, A. Bacon, S. Brantley, Z. Brecheisen, A. Cherkinsky, W.S. Holbrook, V. Marcon, J.Pachon, P. Schroeder, A. Thompson, and A. Wade (2017): Critical Zone Science: Current Advances and Future Opportunities, Arlington, VA, 4-6 June, 2017 Cross-CZO
Gilbert's soil production paradigm applied to a critical zone's fractionation of particle sizes. Richter, Daniel deB., Jason Austin, Robert S Anderson, Allan R Bacon, Susan L Brantley, Zachary Brecheisen, Paul A Schroeder, Anna Wade, W. Steven Holbrook, Virginia Marcon, Aaron Thompson (2017): American Geophysical Union 2017 Fall Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, 11-15 December 2017 Cross-CZO
Evaluating the effect of lithology on porosity development in ridgetops in the Appalachian Piedmont. Marcon, V., Gu, X., Fisher, B., and Brantley, S.L. (2016): 2016 Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA, 12-16 Dec.
14 Mar 2019 - Calhoun weathering paper is out in Nature's Scientific Reports.
27 May 2016 - To kick off the CZO summer display in the Lower Classroom at Shaver’s Creek, the Environmental Center hosted a poster session to learn about...
19 May 2016 - The fourth year of the TeenShale Network water quality monitoring project closes this evening with a poster presentation of their research at the...
16 May 2016 - Jorden Hayes (Southern Sierra CZO) was an invited speaker and visitor to the Shale Hills CZO All-Hands meeting in May 2016