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Brenda Hall

Associate Professor of Glacial and Quaternary Studies

Brenda Hall

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207-581-2191

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BrendaH@maine.edu
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303 Bryand
University of Maine 
Orono, ME  04469

Biosketch

My primary research interests are in understanding the causes of ice ages and of rapid, millennial-scale climate changes. I also work on the stability of ice sheets. My areas of expertise include glacial geology, geomorphology, geochronology (particularly radiocarbon and uranium-thorium dating), and paleo-lake reconstruction/geochemistry. I also am involved in a project to reconstruct past marine mammal distributions in Antarctica. At present, I have research projects in the Antarctic, South America, and Greenland.

Publications

  • Bromley, G., Hall, B., Stone, J., Conway, H., and Todd, C., 2010. Late Cenozoic deposits at Reedy Glacier, Transantarctic Mountains: implications for former thickness of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Quaternary Science Reviews, 29, 384-398.
  • Todd, C., Stone, C., Conway, H., Hall, B., and Bromley, G., 2010. Late Quaternary evolution of Reedy Glacier, Antarctica. Quaternary Science Reviews, 29, 1328-1341.
  • Bromley,G., Hall, B., Rademaker, K., Todd, C., and Racoviteanu, A., 2010. Late Pleistocene snowline fluctuations at Nevado Coropuna (15 S), southern Peruvian Andes. Journal of Quaternary Science, in press.
  • Bromley,G., Hall, B., Schaefer, J., Winckler, G., Rademaker, K., and Todd, C., 2010. Glacier fluctuations in the southern Peruvian Andes during the late-glacial period, constrained with cosmogenic 3He. Journal of Quaternary Science, in press.
  • Burgess, S., Henderson, G., and Hall, B., 2010. Reconstructing Holocene conditions under the McMurdo Ice Shelf using Antarctic barnacle shells. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, in press.
  • Hall, B., Baroni, C., and Denton, G., 2010. Relative sea-level changes, Schuchert Dal, East Greenland, with implications for ice extent in late-glacial and Holocene time. Quaternary Science Reviews, v.29, p. 3370-3378.
  • Hall, B., Denton, G., Fountain, A., Hendy, C., and Henderson, G., 2010. Antarctic lakes suggest millennial reorganizations of Southern Hemisphere atmospheric circulation. PNAS, in press.
  • Hall, B., Henderson, G., Baroni, C., and Kellogg, T., 2010. Constant Holocene Southern Ocean 14C reservoir ages and ice-shelf flow rates. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 296, 115-123.
  • Hall, B., Koffman, T., and Denton, G., 2010. Reduced ice extent on the western Antarctic Peninsula at 700-970 cal yr B.P. Geology, 38, 635-638.

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  • Hall, B., 2010. Holocene relative sea-level changes and ice fluctuations in the South Shetland Islands. Global and Planetary Change, in press.
  • Bromley, G., Hall, B., Stone, J., Conway, H., and Todd, C., 2009. Late Cenozoic deposits at Reedy Glacier, Transantarctic Mountains: implications for former thickness of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Quaternary Science Reviews, in press.
  • Todd, C., Stone, C., Conway, H., Hall, B., and Bromley, G., 2009. Late Quaternary evolution of Reedy Glacier, Antarctica. Quaternary Science Reviews, in review.
  • Bromley, G., Schaefer, J., Winckler, G., Hall, B., Todd, C., and Rademaker, K., 2009. Relative timing of last glacial maximum and late glacial events in the tropical Andes. Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 28, p. 2514-2526.
  • Burgess, S., Henderson, G., and Hall, B., 2009. Reconstructing Holocene conditions under the McMurdo Ice Shelf using Antarctic barnacle shells. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, submitted.
  • De Bruyn, M., Hall, B., Chauke, L., Baroni, C., Koch, P., and Hoelzel, A.R., 2009. Rapid response of a marine mammal species to Holocene climate and habitat change: PLoS - Genetics, 5(7), p. 1-11.
  • Hall, B., 2009. Holocene glacial history of Antarctica and the subantarctic islands. Quaternary Science Reviews, 28, 2213-2230
  • Hall, B., 2009. Proglacial lakes. In:Haritashya et al., (eds.). Encyclopedia of Snow, Ice, and Glaciers, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany.
  • Hall, B., Denton, G., Fountain, A., Hendy, C., and Henderson, G., 2009. Antarctic lakes suggest millennial reorganizations of Southern Hemisphere atmospheric circulation. Science, submitted.
  • Esposito, R., Spaulding, S., McKnight, D., Van de Vijver, B., Kopalova, K., Lubinski, D., Hall, B., and Whittaker, T., 2008. Inland diatoms from the McMurdo Dry Valleys and James Ross Island, Antarctica. Botany 86, 1378-1392.
  • Hall, B., Baroni, C., and Denton, G., 2008. The most extensive Holocene advance in East Greenland occurred in the Little Ice Age. Polar Research 27, 128-134.
  • Hall, B., Baroni, C., Denton, G., Kelly, M., and Lowell, T., 2008. Relative sea-level change, Kjove Land, Scoresby Sund, East Greenland: Implications for seasonality in Younger Dryas time. Quaternary Science Reviews 27, 2283-2291.
  • Jakobsson, M., Spiegelhagen, R., Thiede, J., Andreason, C., Hall, B., Ingolfsson, O., Kjaer, K., van Kolfschoten, T., Krinner, G., Long, A., Lunkka, J.P., Subetto, D., and Svendsen, J.I., 2008. Foreword to the special issue: Arctic Palaeoclimate and its Extremes (APEX). Polar Research 27, 97-104.
  • Kelly, M., Lowell, T., Hall, B., Schaefer, J., Finkel, R.C., Goehring, B., Alley, R., and Denton, G., 2008. A 10Be chronology of lateglacial and Holocene mountain glaciation in the Scoresby Sund region, east Greenland: Implications for seasonality during lateglacial time: Quaternary Science Reviews 27, 2273-2282.
  • Whittaker, T., Hall, B., Hendy, C., and Spaulding, S., 2008. Holocene surface-level changes and depositional environments at Lake Fryxell, Antarctica. The Holocene 18, 775-786.
  • Hall, B., 2007. Late Holocene advance of the Collins Ice Cap, King George Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. The Holocene, v. 17, p. 1253-1258.
  • Pelletier, B., and Hall, B., 2006. Evaluating Paleoindian settlement in relation to Pleistocene lake levels at Munsungun Lake, Northern Maine, USA. Cambridge Scholars Press.
  • Gardner, N, Hall, B., and Wehmiller, J., 2006. Pre-Holocene raised beaches at Cape Ross, Antarctica. Marine Geology, v. 229, p. 273-284.
  • Hall, B.L., Hendy, C.H., and Denton, G.H., 2006. Lake-ice conveyor deposits: Their geomorphology, sedimentology, and importance in reconstructing the glacial history of Antarctica: Geomorphology, v. 75, p. 143-156.
  • Hall, B.L., Hoelzel, A.R., Baroni, C., Denton, G.H., Le Boeuf, B.J., Overturf, B., and Topf, A.L., 2006. Holocene elephant seal distribution implies warmer-than-present climate in the Ross Sea. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, v. 103, p. 10213-10217.
  • Henderson, G.M., Hall, B.L., Smith, A., and Robinson, L.F., 2006. Control on (234U/238U) in lake water: A study in the Dry Valleys of Antarctica: Chemical Geology, v. 226, p. 298-308.
  • Hendy, C.H., and Hall, B.L., 2006. The radiocarbon reservoir effect in proglacial lakes: Examples from Antarctica: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 241, p. 413-421.
  • Hall, B.L., and Denton, G.H., 2005. Surficial geology and geomorphology of eastern and central Wright Valley, Antarctica: Geomorphology, v. 64, p. 25-65.
  • Baroni, C., and Hall, B.L., 2004. A new relative sea-level curve for Terra Nova Bay, Victoria Land, Antarctica: Journal of Quaternary Science, v. 19, p. 377-396.
  • Hall, B.L., and Perry, E.R., 2004. Variations in ice-rafted detritus on beaches in the South Shetland Islands: A possible climate proxy: Antarctic Science, v. 16, p. 330-344.
  • Hall, B.L., Baroni, C., and Denton, G.H., 2004. Holocene relative sea-level history of the southern Victoria Land coast, Antarctica: Global and Planetary Change, v. 42, p. 241-263.
  • Staubwasser, M., Henderson, G.M., Berkman, P.A., and Hall, B.L., 2004. Ba, Ra, Th, and U in marine mollusc shells and the potential of 226Ra/Ba dating of Holocene marine carbonate shells: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 68, p. 89-100.
  • Hall, B.L., 2003. An overview of late Pleistocene glaciation in the South Shetland Islands: Antarctic Research Series, v.79, p. 103-113.
  • Hall, B.L., and Denton, G.H., 2002. Holocene history of the Wilson Piedmont Glacier along the southern Scott Coast, Antarctica: The Holocene, v. 12, p. 619-627.
  • Hall, B.L., Denton, G.H., Overturf, B., and Hendy, C.H., 2002. Glacial Lake Victoria, a high-level Antarctic lake inferred from lacustrine deposits in Victoria Valley: Journal of Quaternary Science, v. 17, p. 697-706.
  • Kelly, M.A., Denton, G.H., and Hall, B.L., 2002. Late Cenozoic paleoenvironment in southern Victoria Land, Antarctica, based on a polar glaciolacustrine deposit in western Victoria Valley: GSA Bulletin, v.114, p. 605-618.
  • Hall, B.L., and Henderson, G.M., 2001. Use of TIMS uranium-thorium dating to determine past reservoir effects in lakes: Examples from Antarctica: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 193, p. 565-577.
  • Hall, B.L., Denton, G.H., and Overturf, B., 2001. Glacial Lake Wright, a high-level Antarctic lake during the LGM and early Holocene: Antarctic Science, v.13, p. 53-60.
  • Denton, G.H., and Hall, B.L., editors, 2000. Glacial and Paleoclimatic History of the Ross Ice Drainage System of Antarctica: Geografiska Annaler, v. 82A, p. 139-432.
  • Hall, B.L., and Denton, G.H., 2000. Extent and chronology of the Ross Sea ice sheet and the Wilson Piedmont Glacier along the Scott Coast at and since the last glacial maximum: Geografiska Annaler, v. 82A, p. 337-363.
  • Hall, B.L., and Denton, G.H., 2000. Radiocarbon chronology of Ross Sea drift, eastern Taylor Valley, Antarctica: Evidence for a grounded ice sheet in the Ross Sea at the last glacial maximum: Geografiska Annaler, v. 82A, p. 305-336.
  • Hall, B.L., and Henderson, G.M., 2000. 234U/230Th dates of lacustrine carbonates at Lake Vida: Implications for the past reservoir effect: Antarctic Journal of the United States, v. 33, 371-374.
  • Hall, B.L., Denton, G.H., and Hendy, C.H., 2000. Evidence from Taylor Valley for a grounded ice sheet in the Ross Sea, Antarctica: Geografiska Annaler, v. 82A, 275-303.
  • Hendy, C.H., Sadler, A.J., Denton, G.H., and Hall, B.L., 2000. Proglacial lake-ice conveyors: A new mechanism for deposition of drift in polar environments: Geografiska Annaler, v. 82A, p. 249-270.
  • Conway, H., Hall, B.L., Denton, G.H., Gades, A.M., and Waddington, E.D., 1999. Past and future grounding-line retreat of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet: Science, v. 286, p. 280-283.
  • Domack, E., Hall, B.L., and Hayes, J., 1999. Accurate Antarctic dating techniques sought by Quaternary community: EOS, v. 80(49), p. 591,596.
  • Hall, B.L., and Denton, G.H., 1999. New relative sea-level curves for the southern Scott Coast, Antarctica: Evidence for Holocene deglaciation of the western Ross Sea: Journal of Quaternary Science, v. 14, p. 641-650.
  • Berkman, P.A., Andrews, J.T., Björck, S., Colhoun, E.A., Emslie, S.D., Goodwin, I.D., Hall, B.L., Hart, C.P., Hirakawa, K., Igarashi, A., Ingólfsson, Ó., López-Martínez, J., Lyons, W.B., Mabin, M.C.G., Quilty, P.G., Taviani, M., and Yoshida, Y., 1998. Circum-Antarctic coastal environmental shifts during the late Quaternary reflected by emerged marine deposits: Antarctic Science, v. 10(3), p. 345-362.
  • Ingólfsson, Ó, Hjort, C., Berkman, P.A., Björck, S., Colhoun, E., Goodwin, I.D., Hall, B., Hirakawa, K., Melles, M., Möller, P., and Prentice, M.L., 1998. Antarctic glacial history since the Last Glacial Maximum: an overview of the record on land: Antarctic Science, v. 10(3), p. 326-344.
  • Hall, B.L., Denton, G.H., Lux, D.R., and Schlüchter, C., 1997. Pliocene paleoenvironment and East Antarctic Ice Sheet behavior: Evidence from Wright Valley. Journal of Geology, v. 105, p. 285-294.
  • Hall, B.L., and Denton, G.H., 1996. Deglacial chronology for the western Ross Sea: Antarctic Journal of the United States, v. 31, p. 78-80.
  • Hall, B.L., and Denton, G.H., 1995. Late Quaternary lake levels in the Dry Valleys, Antarctica: Antarctic Journal of the United States, v. 30, p. 52-53.
  • Hall, B.L., and Denton, G.H., 1994. Late Wisconsin/Holocene history of the Wilson
  • Hall, B.L., Denton, G.H. 1994. Late Wisconsin/Holocene history of the Wilson Piedmont Glacier: Antarctic Journal of the United States, v. 29, p. 20-22.
  • Denton, G.H., Sugden, D.E., Marchant, D.R., Hall, B.L., and Wilch, T.I., 1993. East Antarctic Ice Sheet sensitivity to Pliocene climatic change from a Dry Valleys perspective: Geografiska Annaler, v. 75A, p. 155-204.
  • Hall, B.L., Denton, G.H., Lux, D.R., and Bockheim, J.G., 1993. Late Tertiary paleoclimate and ice-sheet dynamics inferred from surficial deposits in Wright Valley, Antarctica: Geografiska Annaler, v. 75A, p. 239-268.
  • Hall, B.L., and Denton, G.H., 1992. Minor expansion of alpine glaciers in Wright Valley, Antarctica: Antarctic Journal of the United States, v. 27, p. 55-57.

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