John B. Anderson

W. Maurice Ewing Professor of Oceanography

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  • B. S. (1968) University of South Alabama
  • M. S. (1970) University of New Mexico
  • Ph. D. (1972) Florida State University
     
  • Stratigraphy/Sedimentology and Antarctic Marine Geology

E-mail: johna@rice.edu
Phone: (713) 348-4884
Office: Geology Building, 208
Web Address:
Dr. Anderson's Research
Shaldril Research Cruise

John Anderson received his B.S degree in 1968 from the University of South Alabama, his M.S. degree in 1970 from the University of New Mexico, and his Ph.D. in 1972 from Florida State University. He began his professional career at Hope College in 1972, where he was an assistant professor. In 1975, John joined the faculty at Rice University, where he is currently the Maurice Ewing Professor of Oceanography. He served as chairman of the department from 1992 through 1998.

John has conducted research on various aspects of Antarctic marine geology since his first visit there as a student in 1970. He has participated in 24 scientific expeditions to Antarctica. The culmination of this research was published in "Antarctic Marine Geology" by Cambridge University Press. Anderson's other research has focused on the evolution of the northern Gulf of Mexico Basin (see Late Quaternary Stratigraphic Evolution of the Northern Gulf of Mexico Margin, Society of Sedimentary Geology Special Publication No. 79), and the response of coastal systems to global change. His most recent book is entitled "The Formation and Future of the Upper Texas Coast" and he recently co-edited a Geological Society of America Special Paper entitled "Response of Upper Gulf Coast Estuaries to Holocene Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise," and the American Geophysical Union Special Publication "Tectonic, Climatic and Cryosphere Evolution of the Antarctic Peninsula."

John received the 1992 GCAGS Outstanding Educator Award, the 1996 Rice University Graduate Teaching Award, 2004 Rice University Presidential Mentoring Award, and was the 2007 recipient of the Society of Sedimentary Research Shepard Medal. He has served as associate editor for Geology, the American Geophysical Union Antarctic Research Series, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, Sedimentology, and Marine Geology. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America and past president of the Society for Sedimentary Research. John has served on the AAS-Polar Research Board, on the 1997 NSF Oversight Panel for Polar Programs, and is currently chairman of the Antarctic Research Vessel Oversight Committee.

Research Interests

Climate Change in the Antarctic Peninsula Region


 
During recent SHALDRIL cruises Drill core obtained from the Ice-breaking research vessel NBP Palmer yielded expanded Holocene sedimentary records of the climate history of the Antarctic Peninsula region
photo of Nathaniel B. Palmer ship

While the Antarctic Peninsula is not considered a major player in terms of future sea-level rise scenarios, it is a global warming hot spot. Historical temperature records indicate that the Antarctic Peninsula region has been warming much more rapidly than the global mean (3.7 to 1.6 vs. 0.6 to 0.2 °c / century, respectively) and sea ice coverage has decreased significantly on both sides of the Peninsula. Meanwhile, seven major ice shelves surrounding the Peninsula have retreated over the last few decades, with the largest collapse occurring in March of 2002 (Larsen B ice shelf). Finally, there has been a measurable increase in glacier flow rates with 87% of 244 glaciers examined throughout the Antarctic Peninsula region having retreated over the last 61 years. This trend has been causally linked to warming temperatures, however, the underlying driving mechanism(s) responsible for this warming trend remains uncertain. This raises many important questions including: is the recent rapid warming in the Antarctic Peninsula unprecedented or a natural part of the Earth's climate variability? One way to put this recent warming into perspective is to examine Late Pleistocene to Holocene proxy climate records contained in sediments and ice cores. Our research aims at examining century and millennial-scale climate variability in the Antarctic Peninsula region using long sediment cores collected from bays and fjords of the region. These cores were collected during three separate cruises to the Peninsula region in 2004 through 2007 and provide regional coverage needed to examine the timing of climate events and their cause(s).

 

The Retreat History of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet


 
Swath bathymetry records like this one are being used to map the distribution of paleo-ice streams on the Antarctic continental shelf during the Last Glacial Maximum and to study the retreat history of the ice sheet from the shelf.
photo of swath bathymetry retreat record

This research utilizes geophysical and geological data from the Antarctic sea floor to increase our understanding of the interaction of ice streams and the substrate on which they rest and the retreat history of the ice sheet from the continental shelf. Current research focuses on geomorphic features that indicate organized meltwater conduits beneath the ice sheet and the role that meltwater may have played in ice stream instability during the most recent retreat of the ice sheet.

 

Mountain Denudation in Patagonia and the Antarctic Peninsula


 
This research is aimed at determining erosion rates in alpine glacial settings. Seismic data, swath bathymetry data and sediment cores are being used to calculate sediment volumes of fjords in southern Chile and the Antarctic Peninsula. These data are being used, in conjunction with information about drainage basin area and climate, to examine rates of mountain denudation. The study area spans a wide laditudinal transect that includes temperate, subpolar and polar glacial settings.
chart of mountain denuadation in Patagonia

 

Response of Coastal Environments to Accelerated Sea-Level Rise and Climate Change


Research on the evolution of Gulf Coast bays and coastal barriers focuses on the response of these systems to past changes in the rate of sea-level rise and sediment supply. This research is intended to improve our ability to predict future response to increasing sea-level rise and both natural and anthropogenic changes in sediment supply to the coast.
photo of Upper Gulf Coast storm destruction

 

Books

book cover of Antarctic Marine Geology
 
 
Anderson, J.B., 1999,
Antarctic Marine Geology, Cambridge University Press.

 

book cover of The Formation and Future of the Upper Gulf Coast
 
 
Anderson, J.B., 2007,
Formation and Future of the Upper Texas Coast, Texas A&M Press.

 

Edited Volumes

Anderson, J.B., and Molnia, B.F. (eds), 1989, Glacial-Marine Sedimentation, American Geophysical Union Short Course in Geology, v. 9.

Anderson, J.B., and Ashley, G.M. (eds), 1991. Glacial Marine Sedimentation: Paleoclimatic Significance, Geological Society of America Special Paper 261.

Roberts, H., N. Rosen, R. Fillon, and J. Anderson. (eds), Shelf Margin Delts and Linked Down Slope Petroleum Systems, Shelf Margin Deltas and Linked Down Slope Petroleum Systems: Global Significance and Future Exploration Potential, 23rd Annual SCSSEPM Foundation Bob F. Perkins Research Conference.


 
 
Anderson, J.B., and Fillon, R.H., (eds), 2004, Later Quaternary Stratigraphic Evolution of the Northern Gulf of Mexico Margin, Society for Sedimentary Research Special Publication 79.
book cover of Later Quaternary Stratigraphic Evolution of the Northern Gulf of Mexico Margin

 


 
 
Anderson, J.B. and Rodriguez, A.B., (eds), 2008, Response of Upper Gulf Coast Estuaries to Holocene Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise, Geological Society of America Special Paper 443.
book cover of Response of Upper Gulf Coast Estuaries to Holocene Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise

 


 
 
Anderson, J.B. and Wellner, J.S., (eds), 2011, Tectonic, Climatic and Cryosphere Evolution of the Antarctic Peninsula, American Geophysical Union Special Publication Volume 63.
book cover of Tectonic, Climatic and Cryosphere Evolution of the Antarctic Peninsula

 

Refereed Papers

Recent Publications

Anderson, J.B., Kirshner, A.E., and Simms, A.R.,2013, Geological Constraints on Antarctica's Contribution to Post-LGM Sea-Level Rise, In: Hambrey, M. J., Barker, P. F., Barrett, P. J., Bowman, V., Davies, B., Smellie, J. L. & Tranter, M. (eds) Antarctic Palaeoenvironments and Earth-Surface Processes. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 381, http://dx.doi.org/10.1144/SP381.13

Anderson, J.B., Wallace, D.J., Simms, A.R., Rodriguez, A.B., and Milliken, K.T., in press, Variable Response of Coastal Environments of the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico to Sea-Level Rise and Climate Change: Implications for Future Change, Marine Geology.

Hillenbrand,C.D., M.J. Bentley, Stolldorf, T.,D., Hein, A.S., G. Kuhn, , Graham, A.G.C. Fogwill, C.J., Kristoffersen, Y., J Smith, J.A., Anderson, J.B., Larter, R.D., Melles, M., Hodgson, D.A., Mulvaney, R.D.E. Sugden, D.E., 2013, Reconstruction of changes in the Weddell Sea sector of the Antarctic Ice Sheet since the Last Glacial Maximum, Quaternary Science Reviews, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2013.07.020

Larter, R.D., J.B. Anderson, M.J. Bentley, J.A. Dowdeswell, A.G.C. Graham, K. Gohl, C.-D. Hillenbrand, M. Jakobsson, J.S. Johnson, A.E. Kirshner., J.P. Klages, G. Kuhn, J. Lindow, F.O. Nitsche., C. Ó Cofaigh, J.A. Smith, C. Speigel, 2013, Reconstruction of changes in the Amundsen Sea and Bellingshausen Sea sector of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet since the Last Glacial Maximum, Quaternary Science Reviews, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2013.10.016

Livsey, D.N., Simms, A., Clary, W.G., Chandler, J.P., Wellner, J.S., and Anderson, J.B., in press, Fourier gain shape analysis of Antarctic marine core: the relative influence of provenance and glacial activity on grain shape, Journal Sedimentary Research.

Majewski, W., Olempska, E., Kaim, A., and Anderson, J.B., 2013, Rare calcareous microfossils from middle Miocene strata, Weddell Sea off Antarctic Peninsula, Polish Polar Research, v.33, doi: 10.2478/v10183-012-0015-2

McBride, R. A., Anderson, J.B., et al., 2013, Morphodynamics of Barrier Systems: A Synthesis, Treatise on Geomorphology, Elsevier, 244 pp.

Nitsche, F.O., Gohl, K., Larter, R., Hillenbrand, C.D., Kuhn, G., Smith, J.A., Jacobs, S., Anderson, J., and Jakobsson, J., 2013, Paleo ice flow and subglacial meltwater dynamics in Pine Island Bay, West Antarctica, Cryosphere, v. 7, 249-262.

O'Cofaigh, C., Davies, B., Livingstone, S., Smith, J., Johnson, J Hocking, E., Hodgson, D., Anderson, J., Bentley, M., Canals, M., Domack, E., Dowdeswell, J., Evans, J., Glasser, N., Hillenbrand, C-D., Larter, R., Roberts, S., Simms, A., in press, Reconstruction of ice-sheet changes in the Antarctic Peninsula since the Last Glacial Maximum, Quaternary Science Reviews.

Simms, A.R., Anderson, J.B., DeWitt, R., Lambeck, K., and Purcell, A., 2013, Calculating rates of coastal subsidence from the last interglacial (LIG) shorelines: A late Pleistocene Gulf of Mexico perspective illustrating the importance of sediment loading, Global and Planetary Change, 111C, pp. 296-308 DOI information: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2013.10.002

Spagnolo, M., Clark, C.D., Ely, J.C., Stokes, C.R., Anderson, J.B., Andreassen, K., Graham, A.G.C., and King, E.C., in press, Size, shape and spatial arrangement of mega-scale glacial lineations from a large and diverse dataset, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms

Wallace, D.J., Woodruff, J., Anderson, J.B., and Donnelly, J., in press, Paleohurricane reconstructions along the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and western Atlantic Ocean Magins, in Sedimentary Coastal Zones from High to Low Latitudes: Similarities and Differences, Geological Society of London, Special Publication.

Wallace, D.J., and Anderson, J.B., 2013, Response of low-gradient coast to global change: a case study of the Galveston Island and San Luis inlet complex, Texas, Geological Society of America Bulletin, doi: 10.1130/B30725

Witus, A.E., Branecky, C.M., Anderson, J.B. Szczuci?ski, W., Schroeder, D.M., Blankenship, D.D., and Jakobsson, M., in press, Meltwater Intensive Glacial Retreat in Polar Environments and Investigation of Associated Sediments: Example from Pine Island Bay, West Antarctica, Quaternary Science Reviews

Anderson, J.B., Conway, H., Bart, P.J., Kirshner, A.E., Greenwood, S.L., McKay, R.M., Hall, B.L., Ackert, R.P., Licht, K., Jakobsson, M., and Stone, J.O., 2013, Ross Sea Paleo-Ice Sheet Drainage and Deglacial History During and Since the LGM, Quaternary Science Reviews, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2013.08.020

Boldt, K.V., Nittrouer, C.A., Hallet, B., Koppes, M.B., Kimball, B., Wellner, J.S., and Anderson, J.B., 2013, Modern rates of glacial sediment accumulation along a 15° S-N transect: the fjords of the Antarctic Peninsula to Southern Chile, Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 118, 1-17, doi:10.1002/jgrf.20145, 2013.

Anderson, J.B., and Wellner, J.S., 2012, SHALDRIL I and II: Drilling from the Research Vessel Icebreaker Nathaniel B. Palmer, Oceanography, v. 25, p. 82-83.

Greenwood, S.L., Gyllencreutz, R., Jakobsson, M., and Anderson, J.B., 2012, Ice flow switching and East/West Antarctic ice sheet roles in glaciation of the western Ross Sea, Geological Society of America Bulletin, doi:10.1130/B30643.1.

Kirshner, A.E., Anderson, J.B., Jakobsson, M., O'Regan, M., Majewski, W., and Nitsche, F.OL, 2012, Post-LGM deglaciation in Pine Island Bay, West Antarctica, Quaternary Science Reviews, doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2012.01.017

Livsey, D.N., Simms, A., Clary, W.G., Chandler, J.P., Wellner, J.S., and Anderson, J.B., in press, Fourier gain shape analysis of Antarctic marine core: the relative influence of provenance and glacial activity on grain shape, Journal Sedimentary Research.

Lu, Z., Rickaby, R.E.M., Kennedy, H., Kennedy, P., Pancost, R.D., Shaw, S., Lennie, A., Wellner, J., and Anderson, J.B., 2012, An ikaite record of late Holocene climate at the Antarctic Peninsula, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 325-326, p. 108-115.

Majewski, W., Olempska, E., Kaim, A., and Anderson, J.B.,in press, Rare calcareous microfossils from middle Miocene strata, Weddell Sea off Antarctic Peninsula, Polish Polar Research, v.33, doi: 10.2478/v10183-012-0015-2

Majewski, W., Wellner, J.S., Szczucinski, W., and Anderson, J.B., 2012,, Holocene oceanographic and glacial changes recorded in Maxwell Bay, West Antarctica, Marine Geology, v. 328, p.67-79.

Nitsche, F.O., Gohl, K., Larter, R., Hillenbrand, C.D., Kuhn, G., Smith, J.A., Jacobs, S., Anderson, J., and Jakobsson, J., in press, Paleo ice flow and subglacial meltwater dynamics in Pine Island Bay, West Antarctica, The Cryosphere Discuss, 6, 4267.

Stolldorf, T., Shenke, H-W., and Anderson, J.B., 2012, LGM ice sheet extent in the Weddell Sea: evidence for diachronous behavior of Antarctic Ice Sheets, Quaternary Science Reviews (2012), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2012.05.017

Wallace, D.J., and Anderson, J.B., Response of low-gradient coast to global change: a case study of the Galveston Island and San Luis inlet complex, Texas, Geological Society of America Bulletin, in press

McBride, R. A., Anderson, J.B., et al., in Press, Morphodynamics of Barrier Systems: A Synthesis, Treatise on Geomorphology.

Anderson, J.B., Warny, S., Askin, R., Wellner, J., Bohaty, S., Smith, T., 2011, Cenozoic Cryosphere Expansion and the Demise of Antarctica's Last Refugium. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, v. 108, p. 11299-11726.

Fernandez, R., Anderson, J., Bertrand, S., and Wellner, J., 2011, Gualas Glacier sedimentary record of climate and environmental change, Golfo Elefantes, Western Patagonia (46.5°S)', The Holocene, p. 1-13, DOI: 10.1177/0959683611425545

Fernandez, R., Anderson, J.B., and Hallet, B., 2011, Timescale dependence of sediment yields and erosion rates, a case study: Marinelli Glacier, Cordillera Darwin, southern Patagonia, Journal Geophysical Research, VOL. 116, F01020, doi:10.1029/2010JF00168

Jakobsson, M., Anderson, J.B., Nitsche, F.O., Gyllencreutz, R., Kirshner, A., Kirchner, N., O'Regan, M., Mohammad, R., Eriksson, B., 2012, Ice Sheet Retreat Dynamics Inferred from Glacial Morphology of the Central Pine Island Bay Trough, West Antarctica, Quaternary Science Reviews, doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.12.017.

Simms, A.R., Milliken, K.T., Anderson, J.B., and Wellner, J.S., The marine record of deglaciation of the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica since the last glacial maximum, Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 30, 1583-1601.

Wellner, J.S., Anderson, J.B., Ehrmann, W., Weaver, F.M., Kirshner, A., Livsey, D., and Simms, A.S. 2011, History of evolving ice sheet as recorded in SHALDRIL cores from the northwestern Weddell Sea, Antarctica, in J.B. Anderson and J..K. Wellner (eds), Tectonic, Climatic and Cryospheric Evolution of the Antarctic Peninsula, American Geophysical Union Special Publication 063, p. 131-152.

Kirshner, A.E. and Anderson, J.B., 2011, "Deciphering Cenozoic glacial history of the Northern Antarctic Peninsula: a micromorphological investigation." in J.B. Anderson and J..K. Wellner (eds), Tectonic, Climatic and Cryospheric Evolution of the Antarctic Peninsula, American Geophysical Union Special Publication 063, p. 153-166.

Fernandez, R., Anderson, J., Bertrand, S., and Wellner, J., 2011, "Gualas Glacier sedimentary record of climate and environmental change, Golfo Elefantes, Western Patagonia (46.5°S)", The Holocene, p. 1-13, DOI: 10.1177/0959683611425545.

Smith, T., and Anderson, J.B., 2011, Seismic stratigraphy of the Joinville Platform: implications for regional climate evolution, in J.B. Anderson and J..K. Wellner (eds), Tectonic, Climatic and Cryospheric Evolution of the Antarctic Peninsula, American Geophysical Union Special Publication 063, p. 51-62.

Anderson, J.B., Warny, S., Askin, R., Wellner, J., Bohaty, S., Smith, T., 2011, Cenozoic Cryosphere Expansion and the Demise of Antarctica's Last Refugium. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, v. 108, p. 11299-11726.

Weight, R., Anderson, J.B., and Fernandez, R., 2011, Rapid mud accumulation on the central Texas shelf linked to climate change and sea-level rise, Journal of Sedimentary Research, v 81, p. 743-764.

Fernandez, R., Anderson, J.B., and Hallet, B., 2011, Timescale dependence of sediment yields and erosion rates, a case study: Marinelli Glacier, Cordillera Darwin, southern Patagonia, Journal Geophysical Research, VOL. 116, F01020, doi:10.1029/2010JF00168.

Jakobsson, M.,. Anderson, J.B., Nitsche, F., Dowdeswell, J.A., , Gyllencreutz, R., Kirchner, N., Mohammad, R., O'Regan, M., Alley, R.B., Anandakrishnan, S., Eriksson, B., Kirshner, A, Fernandez, R., Stolldorf, T.,Minzoni, R., , Majewski, W, 2011, Geological record of ice shelf break-up and grounding line retreat, Pine Island Bay, West Antarctica, Geology, v. 39, p. 691-694.

Anderson, J.B., 2012, "Physical Form and Processes" of the State of the Bay. Chapter 5, "Physical Form and Processes" of the State of the Bay 3rd Edition.

Lu, Z., Rickaby, R.E.M., Wellner, J., Georg, B., Charnley, N., Anderson, J.B. and Hensen C., 2010, Pore fluid modeling approach to identify recent meltwater signals on the west Antarctic Peninsula. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst. 11, Q06017, doi:10.1029/2009GC002949.

Rodriguez, A.B., Simms, A., and Anderson, J., 2011, Bay-head deltas across the northern Gulf of Mexico back step in response to the 8.2 ka cooling event, Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 29, p. 3983-3993.

Wallace, D.J., Anderson, J., and Fernandez, R., 2010, Transgressive ravinement versus depth of closure: a geological perspective from the upper Texas Coast, Journal of Coastal Research, v. 26, p. 1057-1067.

Anderson, J.B., Rodriguez, A.B., Milliken, K.T., Simms, A., and Wallace, D., 2010, Is predicted coastal impact from accelerated sea-level rise underestimated? EOS, v. 91, p. 205-206.

Wallace, D.J., and Anderson, J.B., 2010, Evidence of similar frequency intense hurricane strikes for the Gulf of Mexico over the late Holocene, Geology, v. 38, p. 511-514.

Koppes, M., Hallet, B., and Anderson, J.B., 2009, Synchronous acceleration of ice loss and glacial erosion, Glacier Marinelli, Chilean Terra del Fuego, Journal of Glaciology, v. 55, p. 207-220.

Smith, T.R., and Anderson, J.B., 2010, Ice sheet evolution in James Ross Basin, Weddell Sea margin of the Antarctic Peninsula: the seismic stratigraphic record, Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 122, p. 830-842.

Allen, C.S., Oakes-Fretwell, L., Anderson, J.B., and Hodgson, D.A., 2010, A record of Holocene glacial oceanographic variability in Neny Fjord, Antarctic Peninsula, The Holocene, v. 20, p. 551-564.

Wallace, D.J., Anderson, J.B., and Rodriguez, A.B., 2009, Natural versus anthropogenic mechanisms of erosion along the upper Texas coast, in Kelley, J.T., Pilkey, O.H., and Cooper, J.A.G., eds., America's Most Vulnerable Coastal Communities: Geological Society of America Special Paper 460, p. 137-147, doi: 10.1130/2009.2460(10).

Michalchuk, B., Anderson, J.B., Wellner, J., Manley, P., Majewski, W., and Bohaty, S., 2009, Holocene climate and glacial history of the northeastern Antarctic Peninsula: the marine sedimentary record from a long shaldrill core, Quaternary SciencReviews, v. 28, p. 3049-3065.

Boyd, B., Anderson, J.B., and Wellner, J., 2008, Post LGM Response of Marinelli Glacier, Southern Patagonia, Patagonia: regional correlations and climate ties, Marine Geology, v. 255, p. 165-178.

Rodriguez, A.B., Greene, L.D., Anderson, J.B., and Simms, A.R., 2008, Response of Mobile Bay and eastern Mississippi Sound, Alabama to changes in sediment accommodation and accumulation, in Anderson, J.B. and Rodriguez, A.B., editors, Response of Gulf Coast Estuaries to Sea-Level Rise and Climate Change, Geological Society of America Special Paper 443, p. 13-29.

Milliken, K.T., Anderson, J.B., and Rodriguez, A.B., 2008, Tracking the Holocene evolution of Sabine Lake through the interplay of eustasy, antecedent topography, and sediment supply variations, Texas and Louisiana, USA, in Anderson, J.B. and Rodriguez, A.B., editors, Response of Gulf Coast Estuaries to Sea-Level Rise and Climate Change, Geological Society of America Special Paper 443, p. 65-88.

Anderson, J.B., Rodriguez, A.B., Milliken, K., and Taviani, M., 2008, The Holocene Evolution of the Galveston Bay complex, Texas: Evidence for rapid change in estuarine environments, in Anderson, J.B. and Rodriguez, A.B., editors, Response of Gulf Coast Estuaries to Sea-Level Rise and Climate Change, Geological Society of America Special Paper 443, p. 89-104.

Rodriguez, A.B., Duran, D.N., Mattheus, C.R., and Anderson, J.B, 2008, Sediment accommodation control on estuarine evolution: An example from Weeks Bay, Alabama, USA, in Anderson, J.B. and Rodriguez, A.B., editors, Response of Gulf Coast Estuaries to Sea-Level Rise and Climate Change, Geological Society of America Special Paper 443, p. 31-42.

Milliken, K., Anderson, J.B., and Rodriguez, A.B., 2008, Record of dramatic Holocene environmental changes linked to eustasy and climate change in Calcasieu Lake, Louisiana, USA, , in Anderson, J.B. and Rodriguez, A.B., editors, Response of Gulf Coast Estuaries to Sea-Level Rise and Climate Change, Geological Society of America Special Paper 443, p. 43-63.

O'Cofaigh, C., Dowdeswell, J.A., King, E.C., Anderson, J.B., Clark, C.D., Evans, D.J.A., Evans, J., Hindmarsh, R.C.A., Larter, R.D., and Stokes, C.R., Comment on Shaw, J., Pugin, A. and Young, R. (2008) A meltwater origin for Antarctic shelf bedforms with special attention to megalineations: Geomorphology 102, 364-375.

Simms, A.R., Anderson, J.B., Rodriguez, A.B., and Taviani, M., 2008, Mechanisms controlling environmental change within an estuary: Corpus Christi Bay, Texas, USA, in Anderson, J.B. and Rodriguez, A.B., editors, Response of Gulf Coast Estuaries to Sea-Level Rise and Climate Change, Geological Society of America Special Paper 443, p. 121-146.

Maddox, J., Anderson, J.B., Milliken, K., and Rodriguez, A.B., 2008, The Holocene Evolution of the Matagorda and Lavaca Bay estuary complex, Texas, USA, in Anderson, J.B. and Rodriguez, A.B., editors, Response of Gulf Coast Estuaries to Sea-Level Rise and Climate Change, Geological Society of America Special Paper 443, p. 105-119.

Milliken, K., Anderson, J.B., and Rodriguez, A.B., 2008, A new composite Holocene sea-level curve for the northern Gulf of Mexico, in Anderson, J.B. and Rodriguez, A.B., editors, Response of Gulf Coast Estuaries to Sea-Level Rise and Climate Change, Geological Society of America Special Paper 443, p. 1-11.

Anderson, J.B., and Oakes-Fretwell, L., 2008, Geomorphology of the onset area of a paleo-ice stream, Marguerite Bay, Antarctic Peninsula, Earth Surface Processses and Landforms, v. 33, p. 503-512.

Garcia, M., Ercilla, G., Anderson, J.B., and Alonso, B., 2008, New insights on the post-rift sedimentary evolution of the Antarctic Peninsula margin (Central Bransfield Basin), Marine Geology, v. 251, p. 167-182.

Heroy, D.C., Sjunneskog, C., and Anderson, J.B., 2008, Holocene climate change in the Bransfield Basin, Antarctic Peninsula: evidence from sediment and diatom analysis, Antarctic Science, v. 20, p. 69-87.

Taha, P.Z., and Anderson, J.B., 2008, "The influence of valley aggradation and listric normal faulting on styles of river avulsion: A case study of the Brazos River, Texas, USA." Geomorphology, v. 95, p. 429-448.

Heroy, D.C., and Anderson, J.B., 2007, Radiocarbon constraints on Antarctic Peninsula ice sheet retreat following the Last Glacial Maximum, Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 26, p. 3286-3297.

Allen, C., Oakes, L., and Anderson, J.B., 2007, A record of Holocene paleoclimatic variability from Neny Fjord, Antarctic Peninsula, U.S. Geological Survey and the National Academies, USGS OFR-2007.

Anderson, J.B., Wellner, J., Wise, S., Bohaty, S., Manley, P. Smith, T., Weaver, F., and Kulhanck, D., 2007, Seismic and chronostratigraphic results from SHALDRIL II, northwestern Weddell Sea, U.S. Geological Survey and the National Academies, USGS OFR-2007.

Anderson, J.B., 2007, Ice sheet stability and sea-level rise, Science, v. 315, p. 1803-1804.

Mattheus, C.R., Rodriguez, A.B., Greene, L.D., Simms, A.R., and Anderson, J.B., 2007, Controls of upstream variable on incised-valley dimension, Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 77, No. 3, p. 213-224.

Simms, A.R., Lambeck, K., Purcell, A., Anderson, J., and Rodriguez, A., 2007, Sea-level history for the Gulf of Mexico since the Last Glacial Maximum with implications for the melting of the Laurentide Ice Sheet, Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 26, p. 920-940.

Simms, A.R., Anderson, J.B., Milliken, K.T., Taha, Z.P., and Wellner, J.S., 2007, Geomorphology and age of the oxygen isotope stage 2 (last lowstand) sequence boundary on the northwestern Gulf of Mexico continental shelf, in Davies, R.J., Posamentier, H.W., Wood, L.J., and Cartwright, J.A., eds. Seismic Geomorphology: Applications to Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 277, 29-46.

Simms, A.R., Anderson, J.B., Taha, P.Z., and Rodriguez, A.B., 2007, Over-filled versus under-filled incised valleys: examples from the Quaternary Gulf of Mexico, in Dalrymple, R., Leckie, D., and Tillman, R., (eds), Incised Valleys in Time and Space, Society of Sedimentary Research Special Publication 88, p. 117-139.

Greene, D.L., Jr. Rodriguez, A.B., and Anderson, J.B., 2007, Seaward-branching coastal plain and piedmont incised valley systems through multiple sea level cycles: late Quaternary examples from Mobile Bay and Mississippi Sound, U.S.A., Journal of Sedimentary Research. V. 77, p. 139-158.