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Dr. Stephen R. Meyers
Vilas Distinguished Professor

Department of Geoscience

Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2003

Research Areas:
Paleoclimatology & Paleoceanography, Quantitative Stratigraphy, Sedimentary Geochemistry, Computational Statistics & Data Analysis

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(48) Zeeden, C., Meyers, S.R., Hilgen, F.J., Lourens, L.J., Laskar, J., in press, Time scale evaluation and the quantification of obliquity forcing, Quaternary Science Reviews

(47) Ma, C.*, Meyers, S.R., Sageman, B., in press, Testing Late Cretaceous Astronomical Solutions in a 15 Million Year Astrochronologic Record from North America, Earth and Planetary Science Letters

(46) Levy, R.H., Meyers, S.R., Naish, T.R., Golledge, N.R., McKay, R.M., Crampton, J.S., DeConto, R.M., DeSantis, L., Florindo, F., Gasson, E.G.W., Harwood, D.M., Luyendyk, B.P., Powell, R.D., Clowes, C., Kulhanek, D., 2019, Antarctic ice-sheet sensitivity to obliquity forcing enhanced through ocean connections, Nature Geoscience, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-018-0284-4. (full-text access link)

(45) Meyers, S.R., 2019, Cyclostratigraphy and the problem of astrochronologic testing, Earth-Science Reviews, 190, 190-223. (full-text access link; valid until Feb. 12, 2019)

(44) Meyers, S.R., and Malinverno, A., 2018, Proterozoic Milankovitch cycles and the history of the solar system, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1717689115.

(43) Crampton, J.S.,Meyers, S.R., Cooper, R.A., Sadler, P.M., Foote, M., and Harte, D., 2018, Pacing of Paleozoic macroevolutionary rates by Milankovitch grand cycles, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1714342115.

(42) Jones, M., Sageman, B.B., Meyers, S.R., 2018, Turonian sea level and paleoclimatic events in astronomically-tuned records from the tropical North Atlantic and Western Interior Seaway, Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 10.1029/2017PA003158.

(41) Junium, C.,Meyers, S.R., Arthur, M.A., 2018, Nitrogen cycle dynamics in the mid-Cretaceous Greenhouse, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 481, 404-411.

(40) Sabatino, N.,Meyers, S.R., Voigt, S., Coccioni, R., Sprovieri, M., 2018, A new high-resolution carbon-isotope stratigraphy for the Campanian (Bottaccione section): Its implications for global correlation, ocean circulation, and astrochronology, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 489, p. 29-39.

(39) Geochronology Working Group, 2018, Toward a 4D Digital Earth, EarthRates All Hands Science Priorities Workshop. (PDF)

(38) Meyers, S.R., 2017, Cracking the paleoclimate code, Nature, v. 546, p. 219-220, doi:10.1038/nature22501.

(37) *Baddouh, M., Carroll, A.R., Meyers, S.R., Beard, B.L., and Johnson, C.M., L., 2017, Chronostratigraphic correlation of lacustrine deposits using 87Sr/86Sr Ratios, Eocene Green River Formation, WY., Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 87, p. 406-423.

(36) *Ma, C., Meyers, S.R., Sageman, B.B., 2017, Theory of chaotic orbital variations confirmed by Cretaceous geological evidence, Nature, v. 542, p. 468-470.

(35) *Baddouh, M., Meyers, S.R., Carroll, A.R., Beard, B.L., and Johnson, C.M., L., 2016, Lacustrine 87Sr/86Sr as a tracer to reconstruct Milankovitch forcing of the Eocene hydrologic cycle, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 448, p. 62-68.

(34) Fu, W., Jiang, D., Meyers, S.R., Montani, R., Tintori, A., 2016, Eccentricity paced carbon cycling in the Early Triassic and implications for post-extinction ecosystem recovery, Scientific Reports, 6, 27793; doi: 10.1038/srep27793.

(33) *Ingram, W., Meyers, S.R., Shen, Z., Xu, H., Martens, C.S, 2016, Manganese enrichments near a large gas-hydrate and cold-seep field: a record of past redox and sedimentation events, The Depositional Record, doi: 10.1002/dep2.18.(PDF)

(32) Laurin, J., Meyers, S.R., Galeotti, S., and Lanci, L., 2016, Frequency modulation reveals the phasing of orbital eccentricity during Cretaceous Oceanic Anoxic Event II and the Eocene hyperthermals, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 442, p. 143-156.(PDF) (Supplemental Material)

(31) Meyers, S.R., 2015, The evaluation of eccentricity-related amplitude modulation and bundling in paleoclimate data: An inverse approach for astrochronologic testing and time scale optimization, Paleoceanography, v. 30, doi:10.1002/2015PA002850.(PDF)

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(30) Zeeden, C., Meyers, S.R., Lourens, L.J., and Hilgen, H.J., 2015, Testing astronomically tuned age models, Paleoceanography, v. 30, doi:10.1002/ 2014PA002762.(PDF)

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(29) Laurin, J., Meyers, S.R., Ulicny, D., Jarvis, I., and Sageman, B., 2015, Axial-obliquity control on the greenhouse carbon budget through middle- to high-latitude reservoirs, Paleoceanography, v. 30, doi:10.1002/2014PA002736.(PDF)

(28) Meyers, S.R., Singer, B.B. and Schmitz, M.D., 2015, Exploring Radioisotopic Geochronology and Astrochronology, EOS, v. 96, p. 9.(PDF)

(27) Patterson, M.O., McKay, R., Naish, T., Escutia, C., Jimenez-Espejo, F.J., Raymo, M.E., Meyers, S.R., Tauxe, L., Brinkhuis, H., and IODP Expedition 318 Scientists, 2014, Response of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet to orbital forcing during the Pliocene and Early Pleistocene, Nature Geoscience, v. 7, p. 841-847.(PDF)

(26) *Ma, Chao, Meyers, S.R., Sageman, B.B., and Singer, B.S., Jicha, B.R., 2014, Testing the Astronomical Time Scale for Oceanic Anoxic Event 2, and its Extension into Cenomanian Strata of the Western Interior Basin (U.S.A.), Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 126, p. 974-989.(PDF)

(25) Sageman, B.B., S.E., Singer, B.S., Meyers, S.R., *Siewert, S.E., Condon, D., Jicha, B.R., Obradovich, J.D., and Sawyer, D.A., 2014, Integrating 40Ar/39Ar, U-Pb, and astronomical clocks in the Cretaceous Niobrara Formation, Western Interior Basin, USA, Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 126, p. 956-973.(PDF)

(24) Wendler, J, Meyers, S., Wendler, I, Kuss, J., 2014, A million-year-scale astronomical control on Late Cretaceous Sea Level, Newsletters on Stratigraphy, v. 47, p. 2-19.(PDF)

(23) *Ingram, W., Meyers, S.R., Martens, C., 2013, Chemostratigraphy of deep-sea Quaternary sediments along the northern Gulf of Mexico slope: Quantifying the source and burial of sediments and organic carbon at Mississippi Canyon 118, Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 46, p. 190-200. (PDF)

(22) *Aswasereelert, W., Meyers, S.R., Carroll, A.R., Peters, S.E., Smith, M.E. and Feigl, K.L., 2013, Basin-scale Cyclostratigraphy of the Green River Formation, Wyoming, GSA Bulletin, v. 125, p. 216-228.(PDF)

(21) Meyers, S.R., 2012, Seeing Red in Cyclic Stratigraphy: Spectral Noise Estimation for Astrochronology, Paleoceanography, 27, PA3228, doi:10.1029/2012PA002307.(PDF)

(20) Meyers, S.R., Sageman, B.B. and Arthur, M.A., 2012, Obliquity forcing of organic matter accumulation during Oceanic Anoxic Event 2, Paleoceanography, 27, PA3212, doi:10.1029/2012PA002286.(PDF)(Auxiliary Materials)

(19) Dale, A.W., Meyers, S.R., Aguilera, D.R., Arndt, S., and Wallmann, K., 2012, Controls on organic carbon and molybdenum accumulation in Cretaceous marine sediments from the Cenomanian–Turonian interval including Oceanic Anoxic Event 2, Chemical Geology, 324-325, p. 28-45 (available online Oct 2011).(PDF)

(18) Meyers, S.R., and *Siewert, S.E., Singer, B.S., Sageman, B.B., Condon, D.J., Obradovich, J.D., Jicha, B.R., and Sawyer, D.A., 2012, Intercalibration of radioisotopic and astrochonologic time scales for the Cenomanian-Turonian boundary interval, Western Interior Basin, USA, Geology, v. 40, p. 7-10.(PDF)(GSA Data Repository)

(17) Meyers, S.R. and Peters, S.E., 2011, A 56 million year rhythm in North American sedimentation during the Phanerozoic, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 303, p. 174-180. (PDF)

(16) *Ingram, W., Meyers, S.R., Brunner, C., and Martens, C.S., 2010, Late Pleistocene-Holocene sedimentation surrounding an active seafloor gas-hydrate and cold-seep field on the Northern Gulf of Mexico Slope, Marine Geology, 278, p. 43-53. (PDF)

(15) Tipple, B.J., Meyers, S.R., and Pagani, M., 2010, The carbon isotope ratio of Cenozoic CO2: a comparative evaluation of available geochemical proxies, Paleoceanography, 25 ,PA3202, doi:10.1029/2009PA001851.(PDF)

(14) Meyers, S.R., and Hinnov, L.A., 2010, Northern Hemisphere glaciation and the evolution of Plio-Pleistocene climate noise, Paleoceanography, 25 ,PA3207, doi:10.1029/2009PA001834.(PDF)

(13) Meyers, S.R., Sageman, B.B., and Pagani, M., 2008, Resolving Milankovitch: Consideration of Signal and Noise: American Journal of Science, v. 308, p. 770-786. (PDF)

(12) Meyers, S.R., 2008, Resolving Milankovitchian Controversies: The Triassic Latemar Limestone and Eocene Green River Formation: Geology, v. 36, p. 319-322. (PDF)(GSA Data Repository)

(11) Meyers, S.R., 2007, Production and preservation of organic matter: The significance of iron: Paleoceanography, 22 ,PA4211, doi:10.1029/2006PA001332. (PDF)

(10) Meyers, S.R., and Sageman, B.B., 2007, Quantification of Deep-Time Orbital Forcing by Average Spectral Misfit: American Journal of Science, v. 307, p. 773-792. (PDF)

(9) Meyers, S.R., and Pagani, M., 2006, Quasi-periodic climate teleconnections between northern and southern Europe during the 17th-20th centuries: Global and Planetary Change, v. 54, p. 291-301. (PDF)

(8) Sageman, B.B., Meyers, S.R., and Arthur, M.A., 2006, Orbital time scale and new C-isotope record for Cenomanian-Turonian boundary stratotype: Geology, v. 34, p. 125-128. (PDF)

(7) Meyers, S.R., Sageman, B.B., and Lyons, T., 2005, Organic carbon burial rate and the molybdenum proxy: Theoretical framework and application to Cenomanian-Turonian OAE II: Paleoceanography, PA2002, doi:10.1029/2004PA001068. (PDF)

(6) Willard, D.A., Bernhardt, C.E., Korejwo, D.A., and Meyers, S.R., 2005, Impact of millennial-scale Holocene climate variability on eastern North American terrestrial ecosystems: pollen-based climatic reconstructions: Global and Planetary Change. (PDF)

(5) Laurin, J., Meyers, S.R., Sageman, B.B., and Waltham, D.A., 2005, Phase lag in amplitude modulation of hemipelagic cycles: A new tool for recognition of relative sea level change: Geology, v. 33, 569-572. (PDF)

(4) Meyers, S.R., and Sageman, B.B., 2004, Detection, quantification, and significance of hiatuses in pelagic and hemipelagic strata: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 224, p. 55-72. (PDF)

(3) Meyers, S.R., Sageman, B., and Hinnov, L., 2001, Integrated quantitative stratigraphy of the Cenomanian-Turonian Bridge Creek Limestone Member using Evolutive Harmonic Analysis and stratigraphic modeling: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 71, p. 627-643. (Awards Ceremony Photo- JSR Outstanding Paper of 2001) (PDF)

(2) Speed, R., and Meyers, S.R., 2001, Preliminary geologic map of the Candelaria quadrangle, Nevada, United States Geological Survey Cooperative Agreement 00HQAG0064.

(1) Lessa, G. C., Meyers, S.R., and Marone, E., 1998, Holocene stratigraphy in the Paranaguá Bay estuary, southern Brazil: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 68, p.1060-1076. (PDF)

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