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Recent Representative Publications

As an active research group at IUPUI, we regularly publish papers in nationwide science magazines. Below is a current list of our publications.


  • 2018, Graly, J.A., Licht, K.J., Kassab, C.M., Bird, B.W., and Kaplan, M.R., Warm-based basal sediment entrainment and Pleistocene, far-field ice origin evidenced in a central Transantarctic blue ice moraine through stable isotopes and internal ice structures. Journal of Glaciology, doi: 10.1017/jog.2018.4. PDF


  • 2017, Florea, L, Bird, B.W., Lau, J.K., Wang, L., Lei, Y., Yao, T., and Thompson, L.G., Stable isotopes of river water and ground water along altitudinal gradients in the High Himalayas and the Eastern Nyainqentanghla Mountains. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, 14, 37-48, doi: 10.1016/j.ejrh.2017.10.003


  • 2017, Bird, B.W., Rudloff, O., Escobar, J., Gilhooly III, W.P., Correa-Metrio, A., Velez, M., and Polissar, P.J., Paleoclimate support for a persistent dry island effect in the Colombian Andes during the middle and late Holocene. The Holocene, Published on line 8/3/2017, doi: 10.1177/0959683617721324 j. PDF


  • 2017, Bird, B.W., Wilson, J.J., Gilhooly III, W.G., Steinman, B.S., and Stamps, L., Midcontinental Native American population dynamics and late Holocene hydroclimate extremes. Scientific Reports, 7, 41628, doi: 10.1038/srep41628. PDFSupplemental


  • 2017, Bird, B.W., Lei, Y., Perello, M., Polisar, P.J., Thompson, L.G., Yao, T., Finney, B.P., Bain, D., and Pompeani, D., Late Holocene Indian summer monsoon variability revealed from a 3,300-year-long lake sediment record from Nir’pa Co, southeastern Tibet. The Holocene, 27, 541-552, doi: 10.1177/0959683616670220. PDF


  • 2017, Y. Lei, T. Yao, K. Yang, Y. Sheng, M. Kleinherenbrink, S. Yi, B. Bird, X. Zhang, Z. La, and G., Zhang, Heterogeneous inland lake seasonality and the associated cryosphere hydrology on the Tibetan Plateau. Geophysical Research Letters, 44, 892-900, doi: 10.1002/2016GL072062.


  • 2016, Wang, D., Chen, W., Wei, W., Bird, B.W., Zhang, L., Sang, M., and Wang, Q., Research on the relationship between urban development intensity and eco-environmental stress in Bohai Rim Coastal area, China. Sustainability, 8, 406-421, doi: 10.3390/su8040406. PDF


  • 2014, Lei, Y., Yang, K., Wang, B., Sheng, Y., Bird, B.W., Zhang, G., Tian, L., Response of inland lake dynamics over the Tibetan Plateau to climate change. Climatic Change125, 281-290, doi: 10.1007/s10584-014-1175-3.

  • 2014Bird, B.W., Polisar, P.J., Lei, Y., Thompson, L.G., Yao, T., Finney, B.P., Bain, D., Pompeani, D., Steinman, B.A., A Tibetan lake sediment record of Holocene Indian summer monsoon variability. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 399, 92-102, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2014.05.017.  PDF

  • 2014, Steinman, B., Abbott, M.B., Mann, M., Ortiz, J., Feng, S., Pompeani, D., Stansell, N., Anderson, L., Finney, B., Bird, B., Ocean atmosphere forcing of centennial hydroclimate variability in the Pacific Northwest. Geophysical Research Letters, 41, 2553-2560, doi:10.1002/2014GL059499.

  • 2014, Lei, Y., Tian. L., Bird, B.W., Hou, J., Ding, L., Oimahmadov, I., Gadoev,m M., A 2500-year record of moisture variations derived from lacustrine sediment (Sasikul Lake) on the Pamir Plateau. The Holocenedoi: 10.1177/0959683614530443.

  • 2013, Lei, Y., Yao, T., Bird, B.W., Jianqing, Z., Sheng, Y., Tian, L., Wang, W., Xiang, Y., Coherent lake growth on the central Tibetan Plateau since the 1970s: Characterization and attribution. Journal of Hydrology, 483, 61-67,doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.01.003. PDF

  • 2012, Vuille, M., Burns, S.J., Taylor, B.L., Cruz, F.W., Bird, B.W., Abbott, M.A., Kanner, L.C., Cheng, H. and Novello, V.F., A review of the South American monsoon history as recorded in stable isotopic proxies over the past two millennia. Climate of the Past8, 1-13, doi: 10.5194/cp-8-1-2012.

  • 2011, Bird, B.W., Abbott, M.B., Rodbell, D.T., Vuille, M., Holocene tropical South American hydroclimate revealed from a decadally resolved lake sediment 18O record. Earth and Planetary Science Letters310, (3-4), 192-202, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2011.08.040. PDF


  • 2011, Bird, B.W., Abbott, M.B., Vuille, M. Rodbell, D.T., Rosenmeier, M.F., and Stansell, N.D. A 2300-year-long annually-resolved lake sediment record of the South American Summer Monsoon from Laguna Pumacocha, Peru.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences108, 8583-8588, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1003719108. PDF


  • 2011, Montoya, E., Rull, V., Stansell, N.D., Abbott, M.B., Nogué, S., Bird, B.W., and Díaz, W.A., Forest-savanna-morichal dynamics in relation to fire and human occupation in the southern Gran Sabana (SE Venezuela) during the last millennia: biogeographical implications. Journal of Quaternary Science76, 335-344 doi: 10.1016/j.yqres.2011.06.014.

  • 2011, Montoya, E., Rull, V., Stansell, N.D., Bird, B.W., Nogué, S., Vegas-Vilarrúbia, T., Abbott, M.B. and Díaz, W.A., Vegetation changes in the Neotropical Gran Sabana (Venezuela) around the Younger Dryas Chronozone. Quaternary Research, doi: 10.1016/j.yqres.2011.06.014.

  • 2010, Kirby, M.E., Lund, S.P., Patterson, W.P., Anderson, M.A., Bird, B.W., L. Ivaovici, L., Monarrez, P., and Nielsen, S., A Holocene record of Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO)-related hydrologic variability in Southern California (Lake Elsinore, CA). Journal of Paleolimnology, doi: 10.1007/s10933-010-9454-0.


  • 2010, Bird, B.W., Kirby, M.E., Howat, I.M., Tulaczyk, S.Geophysical evidence for Holocene lake-level change in southern California (Dry Lake): Additional support for a regionally wet early Holocene and a mid-Holocene climate shift.  Boreas39, (1), 131-144, doi: 10.1111/j.1502-3885.2009.00114.x. PDF


  • 2009, Bird, B.W., Abbott, M.B., Finney, B.P., and Kutchko, B.G., A 2000 year varve-based climate record from the central Brooks Range, Alaska.  Journal of Paleolimnology (special issue), 41, (1) 25-41, doi: 10.1007/s10933-008-9262-y. PDF


  • 2009, Rothenberg, S.E., Kirby, M.E., Bird, B.W., DeRose, M.B., Lin, C-C., Feng, X.B., Ambrose, R.F., Jay, J.A., The impact of over 100 years of wildfires on mercury levels and accumulation rates in two lakes in southern California, USA, Environmental Earth Sciences, doi: 10.1007/s12665-009-0238-7. PDF


  • 2009, Kaufman, D.S., Schneider, D.P., McKay, N.P., Ammann, C.M., Bradley, R.S., Briffa K.R., Miller, G.H., Otto-Bliesner, B.L., Overpeck, J.T., Vinther, B.M., Arctic Lakes 2k Project Members (Abbott, M., Axford, Y., Bird, B., Birks, H.J.B., Bjune, A.E., Briner, J., Cook, T., Chipman, M., Francus, P., Gajewski, K., Geirsdóttir, Á., Hu, F.S., Kutchko, B., Lamoureux, S., Loso, M., MacDonald, G., Peros, M., Porinchu, D., Schiff, C., Seppä, H., Thomas, E.), Recent warming reverses long-term Arctic cooling. Science, 325, p. 1236-1239. PDF


  • 2007, Kirby, M.E., Lund, S.P., Anderson, M.A., Bird, B.W.Insolation Forcing of Holocene Climate Change in Southern California: A Sediment Study From Lake Elsinore, Journal of Paleolimnology, doi: 10.1007/s10933-006-9085-7. PDF


  • 2006, Kirby, M.E., Lund, S.L., and Bird, B.W.Mid-Wisconsin Sediment Record From Baldwin Lake Reveals Hemispheric Climate Dynamics (Southern CA, USA), Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 241, p. 267-283, doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2006.03.043. PDF


  • 2006Bird, B.W. and Kirby, M.E. An alpine lacustrine record of early Holocene North American Monsoon dynamics from Dry Lake, southern California (USA), Journal of Paleolimnology, 35, 179-192. PDF

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