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DARREN J.

LARSEN
Department of Geology, Occidental College
1600 Campus Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90041
dlarsen@oxy.edu
web: darrenlarsen.weebly.com; instaar.colorado.edu/people/darren-larsen

EDUCATION
Ph.D., Geological Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO & University of Iceland,
Reykjavik, Iceland (Dec. 2013)
Dissertation: Holocene Climate Evolution and Glacier Fluctuations Inferred from
Proglacial Lake Sediments at Hvítárvatn, Central Iceland, (Dual Ph.D. program with
written and oral defense at both institutions), Advisors: Dr. G.H. Miller (Colorado),
Dr. Á. Geirsdóttir (Iceland)

M.S., Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder,
CO (Dec. 2011)
Degree Program: Hydrology, Water Resource Engineering, and Environmental Fluid
Mechanics, Advisor: Dr. J.P. Crimaldi

Graduate Certificate, Hydrologic Sciences Graduate Program, University of Colorado,
Boulder, CO (May 2010)
Degree Program: Interdisciplinary academic curriculum focusing on quantitative
studies of water in the environment, Advisors: Dr. J. Pitlick, Dr. D.M. McKnight

B.A. Geological/Biological Sciences, Colby College, Waterville, ME (cum laude, May 2005)
Senior Project: An analysis of megaflora assemblages in a late Paleocene bog deposit,
central North Dakota, Advisor: Dr. R.E. Nelson

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS
Assistant Professor, Department of Geology, Occidental College (2016-present)
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Geology and Environmental Science,
University of Pittsburgh (2014-2016)
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Geology, The Colorado College (Fall 2013)
RANNIS Graduate Student Research Fellow, Icelandic Centre for Research (2009-2013)
Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research and
Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado (2007-2009)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Quaternary geology and paleoclimatology, sedimentary systems, global change,
hydroclimate, surface processes, glacier geology, human-landscape interactions
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PUBLICATIONS

Larsen, D.J., Finkenbinder, M.S., Abbott, M.B., Ofstun, A., 2016. Deglaciation and postglacial
environmental changes in the Teton Mountain Range recorded at Jenny Lake, Grand
Teton National Park, WY. Quaternary Science Reviews 138, 62-75.
Geirsdóttir, Á., Miller, G.H., Larsen, D.J., 2016. Landforms in Hvítárvatn, central Iceland,
produced by recent advances of surging and non-surging glaciers. In: Dowdeswell,
J.A., Canals, M., Jakobsson, M., Todd, B.J., Dowdeswell, E.K., Hogan, K.A., (Eds.), Atlas
of Submarine Glacial Landforms: Modern, Quaternary and Ancient. The Geological
Society of London, 46, 1-4.
Larsen, D.J., Geirsdóttir, Á., Miller, G.H., 2015. Precise chronology of Little Ice Age
expansion and repetitive surges of Langjökull, central Iceland. Geology 43, 167-170.
Larsen, D.J., Miller, G.H., Geirsdóttir, Á., 2013. Asynchronous Little Ice Age glacier
fluctuations in Iceland and European Alps linked to shifts in subpolar North Atlantic
circulation. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 380, 52-59.
Miller, G.H., Briner, J.P., Refsnider, K.A., Lehman, S.J., Geirsdóttir, Á., Larsen, D.J., Southon,
J.R., 2013. Substantial agreement on the timing and magnitude of Late Holocene ice
cap expansion between East Greenland and the Eastern Canadian Arctic: A
commentary on Lowell et al., 2013. Quaternary Science Reviews 77, 239-245.
Geirsdóttir, Á., Miller, G.H., Larsen, D.J., Ólafsdóttir, S., 2013. Abrupt Holocene climate
transitions in the northern North Atlantic region recorded by synchronized
lacustrine records in Iceland. Quaternary Science Reviews 70, 48-62.
Ólafsdóttir, K.B., Geirsdóttir, Á., Miller, G.H., Larsen, D.J., 2013. Evolution of NAO and AMO
strength and cyclicity derived from a 3 ka varve-thickness record from Iceland.
Quaternary Science Reviews 69, 142-154.
Larsen, D.J., Miller, G.H., Geirsdóttir, Á., Ólafsdóttir, S., 2012. Non-linear Holocene climate
evolution in the North Atlantic: a high-resolution, multi-proxy record of glacier
activity and environmental change from Hvítárvatn, central Iceland. Quaternary
Science Reviews 39, 14-25.
Miller, G.H., Geirsdóttir, Á., Zhong, Y., Larsen, D.J., Otto-Bliesner, B.L., Holland, M., Bailey,
D.A., Refsnider, K.A., Lehman, S.J., Southon, J.R., Anderson, C., Bjornsson, H.,
Thordarson, T., 2012. Abrupt onset of the Little Ice Age triggered by volcanism and
sustained by sea-ice/ocean feedbacks. Geophysical Research Letters 39, L02708,
doi:10.1029/2011GL050168.
Larsen, D.J., Miller, G.H., Geirsdóttir, Á., Thordarson, T., 2011. A 3000-year varved record of
glacier activity and climate change from the proglacial lake Hvítárvatn, Iceland.
Quaternary Science Reviews 30, 2715-2731.


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MANUSCRIPTS SUBMITTED, IN REVIEW, OR IN PREPARATION
Larsen, D.J., Abbott, M.B., Polissar, P.J., In Prep. A Northern Hemisphere perspective on
Holocene hydroclimate rends in the tropical Andes. Proceedings of the National
Academy of Sciences. (Fall 2016)
Larsen, D.J., Abbott, M.B., Harbert, W., In Prep. Dynamic glacial and tectonic history of the
Teton Range revealed through lake sediments at Grand Teton National Park, WY.
Geophysical Research Letters. (Fall 2016)
Larsen, D.J., Miller, G.H., Geirsdóttir, Á., Flowers, G., In Prep. Sediment yield and Holocene
erosion rates at Langjökull ice cap, Iceland. Geomorphology. (Fall 2016)


NON-REFEREED PUBLICATIONS (* Denotes undergraduate student author)
*Ofstun, A.R., 2015. A 14,500-year reconstruction of forest fires from Jenny Lake, Grand
Teton National Park, Wyoming. Undergraduate honors thesis. University of
Pittsburgh.
Larsen, D.J., 2014. Holocene climate evolution and glacier fluctuations inferred from
proglacial lake sediments at Hvítárvatn, central Iceland. PhD thesis, University of
Colorado, Boulder.
Larsen, D.J., 2013. Holocene climate evolution and glacier fluctuations inferred from
proglacial lake sediments at Hvítárvatn, central Iceland. PhD thesis, University of
Iceland.

GRANTS, AWARDS, & FELLOWSHIPS (> $5,000)

National Science Foundation Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics (NSF-GLD) EAGER
Program “Reconstructing the paleoseismic history of the Teton Fault using lake sediments at
Grand Teton National Park, WY”; (authored grant, co-PI: M. Abbott); $42,225 (2015present)
Univ. of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Grant “A high-resolution
geophysical survey of Jenny Lake: using lake sediments to construct a continuous record of
tectonic activity and earthquake-triggered disturbances at Grand Teton National Park”;
$5,000; (2015-present)
The Explorers Club Eddie Bauer Youth Research Grant “Reconstructing Holocene glacier
activity and environmental conditions at Grand Teton National Park using lake sediments”;
$12,500 (2013-2015)

The Boyd Evison Graduate Fellowship “Glaciers and Climate in the Alpine Zone: A
continuous, multi-proxy record of Holocene glacier activity and environmental change at
Grand Teton National Park”; $9,925 (2012-2015)
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University of Colorado Graduate Student Dissertation Fellowship “Support to pursue
dissertation research and writing”; $6,000 (June-August 2012)

Univ. of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Grant “Climate Change in the
Alpine Zone: A continuous, multi-proxy record of Holocene glacier activity and environmental
change at Grand Teton National Park”; $5,000 (2012-2013)

Icelandic Centre for Research (RANNIS) Graduate Student Research Fellowship “3000 years
of annually resolved climate from glacial lake Hvítárvatn”; R09031/5264, ~$61,000
(7,950,000 ISK); (2009-2013)

GRANTS, AWARDS, & FELLOWSHIPS (< $5,000)

University of Colorado, Department of Geological Sciences, Graduate Student travel grant
“Support to attend 2013 fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU)”; $750
(December 2013)

United Government of Graduate Students (UGGS) travel grant; “Support to attend 2012 AGU
meeting”; $300 (September 2012)

W.O. Thompson Award, University of Colorado, Department of Geological Sciences
Graduate Student Award “Support for lake coring excursion to central Iceland highlands”;
$1,000 (April 2012)

Switzerland State Secretariat for Education and Research ThinkSwiss Graduate Student
Travel Fellowship; “Support to attend 11th annual NCCR Climate Summer School, Ticino,
Switzerland”; $1,400 (March 2012)

USNC/INQUA Early Career Scientist Travel Fellowship Award; “financial support to attend
XVIII INQUA Congress in Bern, Switzerland”; $650 (May 2011)

Best Oral Presentation Award: University of Colorado Hydrologic Sciences Annual Research
Symposium (2009)

IMF Marsden Award for excellence in Geology Research: Colby College (2005)

Colby College Geology Department Sophomore Class Award (2003)

Colby College Mineralogy Student of the Year (2003)

RESEARCH & FIELD EXPERIENCE
2014-2016, Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Pittsburgh
• Participated in Lake Junin Drilling Project, a joint NSF and ICDP sponsored project to
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recover multiple overlapping 100 meter-long cores from Lake Junin, Peru.
Conducted additional fieldwork coring lakes in the Lake Titicaca watershed,
southern Peru to investigate linkages between ancient human occupation and
hydroclimate
Performed compound specific hydrogen isotope and other biomarker-based
analyses of lake sediment from tropical Andes (VE) and western U.S. (MT, WA, UT,
WY) to develop quantitative records of paleohydrology and climate
Developed new research campaigns in the Patagonian Andes and Teton Mountains,
WY and co-authored two research proposals submitted (but declined) to the U.S.
NSF Hydrologic Sciences and Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics Programs,
respectively
Generated multi-proxy records of climate, glacier fluctuations, and paleoseismology
from alpine lakes in Grand Teton National Park (GRTE), WY
Organized and led 5 winter and summer lake coring expeditions to high and low
elevation alpine lakes in GRTE and performed initial core processing and multiproxy analyses
Participated in collaborative winter lake coring excursion to Fish Lake, UT and
performed core processing and proxy analyses

2007-2013, University of Colorado & University of Iceland
• Co-organized and Co-led 6 research expeditions (summer and winter) to Iceland
(central highlands, south coast, and Vestfirdir regions) as part of dissertation
research. Field objectives included, lake coring using multiple types of coring
systems, glacier mapping, soil profiling, and vegetation sampling
• Assisted in planning and execution of field season in Cumberland Peninsula, Baffin
Island, Nunavut, Canada. Expedition objectives included retrieving sediment cores
from a large glacier lake, sampling moraines for cosmogenic radionuclide (CRN)
dating, and collecting entombed vegetation emerging from receding ice cap margins
• Designed and led field research and lake coring excursions to Teton Mountains, WY
• Generated composite varve chronology and multi-proxy records of Holocene glacier
and environmental changes from Hvítárvatn, central Iceland
• Assisted in lake coring and research efforts in western U.S. (CO, NE)
2003-2005, Colby College
• Participated in High Arctic Field Course, Thule, Greenland. (NSF sponsored intensive
field course aimed at quantifying the coupling of carbon and water cycles in
peripheral environments of the Greenland Ice Sheet, and for determining net carbon
flux at high latitudes.) Field methods included measurements of GPP on micro and
macro scales, meltwater stream chemistry analysis/monitoring, soil pit analysis,
and installation of high precision GPS units
• Developed, organized, and led undergraduate research expedition to the Southern
Alps, New Zealand as part of independent study to investigate recent fluctuations of
the Tasman glacier. Fieldwork included glacier dimension and landform
measurements and repeat photography
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Field assistant for paleoecological and stratigraphic mapping field season in U.S.
western interior (Williston, Powder River, and Bighorn Basins of MT, WY, and ND).
Measured large stratigraphic sections, sampled sections for pollen and
paleomagnetic analyses, and collected megaflora fossils.
Paleoecological analysis of a K/T boundary site, southwestern North Dakota
Structural and stratigraphic analysis of the Waterville Formation, ME.

ANALYTICAL SKILLS
Sediment and geochemical Analyses: Sediment core processing (splitting, imaging and
logging with Geotek instruments), freeze drying, geochronologic techniques (radiocarbon
prep, 210Pb dating, tephra glass prep for EPMA, and varve chronology), Loss on Ignition,
Bulk Density, Biogenic Silica, Grain size (Laser Particle Size Analyzers and dry sieving
techniques), organic matter isotope prep, organic matter elemental abundance (C,H,N,O
Analyzer), charcoal abundance, pollen and macrofossil extraction/slide preparation,
petrographic thin section creation, varve analyses, organic solvent extraction (ASE) of lake
sediments and investigation of sedimentary biomarkers using GC-MS and GC-IRMS
Math/Physics/Programming: GIS, MATLAB, ‘R’ -software. I am highly proficient working
with ArcGIS and have taught introductory GIS courses to undergraduate students. I am
comfortable using mathematics to describe geophysical systems and have experience
building models in MATLAB to compute and plot numerical solutions. I am also
comfortable building models using ‘R’ and ArcGIS software.
Microscopy: Compound light and stereoscopic microscope analyses, Scanning Electron
Microscopy (familiar with Hitachi S-2700 model with EDAX Genesis X-ray florescence
software) and X-ray Diffraction Techniques (Rigaku DMAX IIB model with Jade 7 software).
Chemistry: Knowledge and proficiency of general chemistry laboratory techniques and
safety standards.

RELEVANT GRADUATE LEVEL COURSEWORK
Paleoclimatology & Paleoceanography; Sediment Transport Mechanics; Advanced
Geomorphology; Differential Equations with Linear Algebra (undergraduate); Groundwater
Hydrology; Quaternary Dating Methods; Limnology; Snow Hydrology; Geomechanics;
Glaciology; Environmental Fluid Mechanics; Numerical Methods in Civil Engineering;
Quantitative Methods in Engineering; Multiscale Hydrology; GIS Modeling Applications

TEACHING AND WORK EXPERIENCE
2016: The Atmosphere, Oceans, and Climate, Department of Geology and Environmental
Science, University of Pittsburgh (GEOL1030)

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2013: Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Geology, The Colorado College, Colorado
Springs, CO. Course taught: Physical Geology with field lab (GY140)

2009-2013: Academic Tutor, Department of Geological Sciences and Student Athlete Tutor,
CU Herbst Academic Center, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

2009-2012: Guest and Substitute Lecturer, Department of Geological Sciences, University of
Colorado, Boulder, CO

2008-2009: Graduate Research Assistant, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research
(INSTAAR), Boulder CO

2007-2013: Teaching Assistant, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado,
Boulder, CO. Courses taught: Intro to Field Geology (GEOL2700; Maymester course),
Intro to Oceanography (GEOL3070), GIS for Geologists (GEOL3050; Upper level
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) course), Intro to Field Geology lab
(GEOL1030; instructor on record)

2007-2011: Grader and course assistant, Department of Geological Sciences, University of
Colorado, Boulder, CO. Introduction to Geology (GEOL1010)

2006-2007: Field Instructor, Teton Science Schools, Jackson, WY.

Environmental educator and Instructor of natural sciences to Junior High and High
School students in Grand Teton and Yellowstone NP. Subjects taught: glacial
geology, fire ecology, community ecology, and natural history


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (* Denotes student author/presenter)
Larsen, D.J., Crump, S.E., Harbert, W.P., Abbott, M.B., Wattrus, N.J., 2016. The sedimentary
record of deglaciation and postglacial tectonic activity in the Teton Range from lakes
in Grand Teton National Park, WY. GSA Annual Meeting. Abstract #287954.
Crump, S.E., Larsen, D.J., Pendleton, S.L., 2016. Exposure dating of major landslides along
the Teton fault, WY: Preliminary results and implications for paleoseismicity. GSA
Annual Meeting. Abstract # 284616.
Weidhaas, N., Woods, A., Abbott, M.B., Rodbell, D.T., Hatfield, R., Larsen, D.J., Brady, K.,
Delgado, G., Hillman, A., 2015. Controls on the Composition and Distribution of
Holocene Sediment in Lake Junín, Peru. AGU Fall meeting. Abstract #PP13B-2282.
Marchetti, D., Abbott, M.B., Bailey, C., Wenrich, E., Stoner, J., Larsen, D.J., Finkenbinder, M.,
Anderson, L., Brunelle, A., Carter, V., Power, M., Hatfield, R., Reilly, B., Harris, M.,
Grimm, E., Donovan, J., 2015. Fish Lake, Utah – a promising long core site straddling
the Great Basin to Colorado Plateau transition zone. AGU Fall Meeting. Abstract #
PP12A-08.
Harris, M., Oliviera-Manna, M., Bailey, C., Marchetti, D., Brunelle, A., Abbott, M.B., Larsen,
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D.J., Stoner, J., Grimm, E., Donovan, J., Anderson, L., Power, M., Chavez, V., Carter, V.,
Hart, I., 2015. Fish Lake, Utah – shallow seismic investigation of a lake-filled highaltitude graben. AGU Fall Meeting. Abstract #PP12A-07.
Geirsdóttir, A., Axford, Y., Florian, C., Miller, G.H., Crump, S., Larsen, D.J., Olafsdottir, S.,
Thordarson, T., Blair, C., 2015. Holocene Climate and Catchment-Specific Responses
to Climate Change, Recorded in a Transect of Icelandic Lakes. AGU Fall Meeting.
Abstract #PP12A-01.
*Ofstun, A., Larsen, D.J., Abbott, M.B., Finkenbinder, M.S., Pompeani, D.P., 2015. A
Reconstruction of Forest Fires from Jenny Lake, Grand Teton National Park,
Wyoming. GSA Annual Meeting. Abstract #298-7.
Geirsdóttir, A., Miller, G.H., Briner, J., Lehman, S., Landvik, J., Larsen, D.J., Pendleton, S.,
Schweinsberg, A., 2015. Nonlinear climate response to Holocene insolation forcing
across the North Atlantic Arctic. The XIX INQUA Congress, Nagoya, Japan.
Geirsdóttir, A., Miller, G.H., Larsen, D.J., Pendleton, S., Florian, C., 2015. Abrupt transitions
to a cold North Atlantic in the late Holocene. European Geosciences Union, GA 2015
Meeting. Abstract# EGU2015-7493.
*Ofstun, A., Larsen, D.J., Abbott, M.B., Finkenbinder, M.S., Pompeani, D.P., 2015. A
Reconstruction of Forest Fires from Jenny Lake, Grand Teton National Park,
Wyoming. Northeastern Sectional GSA Meeting. Abstract #253008.
Larsen, D.J., Polissar, P.J., Abbott, M.B., 2014. Late Pleistocene and Holocene Hydroclimate
Variability in the Tropical Andes from Alpine Lake Sediments, Cordillera de Mérida,
Venezuela. AGU Fall Meeting. Abstract #PP43A-1456.
Reilly, B.T., Stoner, J.S., Hatfield, R.G., Ziegler, L.B., Abbott, M.B., Larsen, D.J., Hillman, A.L.,
2014. A 33 kyr Paleomagnetic Secular Variation Record from Fish Lake, Utah. AGU
Fall Meeting, Abstract #GP53A-3761.
Larsen, D.J., 2014. Latest Pleistocene and Holocene climate and environmental change
from alpine lake sediments at Grand Teton National Park, WY. GSA Rocky Mountain
Sectional Meeting, Abstract# 238277.
Larsen, D.J., Miller, G.H., Geirsdóttir, Á., 2014. Dynamic terminus fluctuations of Langjökull
during the Little Ice Age. 44th Arctic Workshop, Boulder, CO.
Larsen, D.J., Miller, G.H., Geirsdóttir, Á., 2013. Asynchronous Little Ice Age glacier
fluctuations in Iceland and European Alps linked to shifts in subpolar North Atlantic
circulation. AGU Fall Meeting. Abstract# PP13E-08.
Larsen, D.J., Miller, G.H., Geirsdóttir, Á., 2013. An annually resolved Little Ice Age record of
surge periodicity, iceberg calving, and dynamic terminus fluctuations of Langjokull,
central Iceland. GSA Annual Meeting, Abstract# 101-11.
Larsen, D.J., Miller, G.H., Geirsdóttir, Á., Flowers, G.E., Bjornsson, H., 2012. Climate, Ice, and
Mud: investigating the relationship between glacier activity and sediment flux using
varved lake sediments, Iceland. AGU Fall Meeting. Abstract# C53A-0827.
Geirsdóttir, Á., Miller, G.H., Larsen, D.J., Ólafsdóttir, S., 2012. North Atlantic Holocene
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climate inferences derived from PSV-synchronized marine and lacustrine records
from Iceland. AGU Fall Meeting.
Larsen, D.J., Miller, G.H., Geirsdóttir, Á., 2012. Little Ice Age fluctuations of Langjökull ice
cap from varved lake sediment. 11th International NCCR Climate Summer School,
Ticino, Switzerland.
Geirsdóttir, Á., Miller, G.H., Ólafsdóttir, S., Larsen, D.J., 2012. Paleomagnetic
synchronization and land-sea paleoclimatic correlations from Iceland. 42nd Arctic
Workshop, Winter Park, CO.
Larsen, D.J., Miller, G.H., Geirsdóttir, Á., Ólafsdóttir, S., 2012. Non-linear Holocene climate
evolution in the North Atlantic: A high-resolution, multi-proxy record of glacier
activity and environmental change from Hvítárvatn, central Iceland. 42nd Arctic
Workshop, Winter Park, CO.
Geirsdóttir, Á., Thordarson, T., Miller, G.H., Larsen, D.J., Ólafsdóttir, S., 2011. Non-linear
Holocene climate behavior reconstructed from Icelandic lake sediment linked to
both explosive and diffusive volcanism. AGU Fall Meeting, Abstract #V11F-2570.
Larsen, D.J., Miller, G.H., Geirsdóttir, Á., Ólafsdóttir, S., Thordarson, T., 2011. A highresolution, multi-proxy record of Holocene glacier activity and environmental
change from the central highlands of Iceland. The XVIII INQUA Congress, Bern,
Switzerland.
Miller, G.H., Geirsdóttir, Á., Zhong, Y., Bliesner, B.O., Larsen, D.J., Holland, M., Bailey, D.,
Thordarson, T., Refsnider, K.A., Lehman, S.J., Southon, J.R., 2011. Abrupt onset and
intensification of the Little Ice Age linked to explosive volcanism and sea-ice/ocean
feedbacks. 41st Arctic Workshop, Montreal, Canada.
Geirsdóttir, Á., Miller, G.H., Larsen, D.J., Thordarson, T., Ólafsdóttir, S., Stoner, J.S., 2010.
Synchronized high-resolution lacustrine records in Iceland show Non-Linear
Response to Holocene Insolation. AGU Fall Meeting, Abstract #PP41A-1614.
Larsen, D.J., Miller, G.H., Geirsdóttir, Á., Thordarson, T., 2010. A 3000-year annually
resolved glacier and climate record from the proglacial lake Hvítárvatn, Iceland.
APEX (Arctic Paleoclimate and its Extremes) 4th International Meeting, Hofn, Iceland.
Larsen, D.J., Miller, G.H., Geirsdóttir, Á., Ólafsdóttir, S., 2010. A multi-proxy record of
Holocene climate and glacier activity from proglacial lake Hvítárvatn, central
Iceland. AGU Fall Meeting, Abstract #PP21B-1685.
Miller, G.H., Geirsdóttir, Á., Larsen, D.J., Thordarson, T., Refsnider, K.A., Lehman, S.J.,
Southon, J.R., 2010. Refining the timing and magnitude of Medieval warmth in the
NW North Atlantic. AGU Fall Meeting, Abstract #PP43B-1684.
Larsen, D.J., Miller, G.H., Geirsdóttir, Á., 2009. An Annually Resolved 3ka Record of
Landscape Alteration, Climate, and Ice Sheet Activity from Glacial Lake Hvítárvatn,
Iceland. GSA Annual Meeting, Abstract #5-11.
Larsen, D.J., Miller, G.H., Geirsdóttir, Á., 2009. A 3 ka Record of annually resolved climate
and ice sheet activity from Glacial Lake Hvítárvatn, Iceland. 39th Arctic Workshop,
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Lewiston, ME.
Miller, G.H., Larsen, D.J., Geirsdóttir, Á., Refsnider, K.A., Anderson, C., 2009. Rapid onset of
the Little Ice Age summer cold in the North Atlantic derived from precisely dated ice
cap records. AGU Fall Meeting, Abstract #PP52A-10.
Olafsdóttir, K.B., Geirsdóttir, Á., Miller, G.H., Larsen, D.J., Axford, Y., Thordarson, T., 2009.
Spectral Analysis of variations in laminae thickness in a 3000-year varved record
from glacial lake Hvítárvatn, central Iceland. AGU Fall Meeting, Abstract #PP41B1501.
Geirsdóttir, Á., Miller, G.H., Larsen, D.J., Axford, Y., Thordarson, T., 2008. Differential
response times of climate proxies during the last 2000 years reconstructed from
Icelandic lake systems. AGU Fall Meeting, Abstract #C54A-03.
Schupack, B., Miller, G.H., Larsen, D.J., 2008. Detecting the unseen: a new analytical
approach towards the identification of cryptotephras in distal lacustrine archives.
38th Arctic Workshop, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.
Larsen, D.J., Miller, G.H., Geirsdóttir, Á., Black, J.B., 2007. Laminated sediments from
proglacial Lake Hvítárvatn in west central Iceland provide an opportunity for high
resolution Holocene climate proxy. 37th Arctic Workshop, Skaftafell, Iceland.
Larsen, D.J., Goss, J.M., Humphreys, A.E., Russoniello, C.J., Weeks, S.S., and Gastaldo, R.A.,
2005. The paleoecology and depositional environment of a Silurian mixed
siliciclastic system: Ripogenus Dam, Maine. Northeast GSA meeting. Abstract #6-15.
Larsen, D.J., Peppe, D.J., 2005. A re-evaluation of Taxodiaceous taxa present in a Late
Paleocence deposit in central North Dakota: A scanning electron analysis of
morphology and anatomy. Northeast GSA meeting. Abstract #33-6.

SYNERGISTIC ACTIVITIES
Professional reviewer for Earth and Planetary Science Letters; Quaternary Science
Reviews; Journal of Paleolimnology; Journal of Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research
(AAAR); and U.S. NSF
Participant in annual Arctic Workshop (2008-2014)
Participant in INSTAAR annual Open House leading lab tours for Boulder, CO middle school
students
Volunteer organizing committee member and participant of CU Hydrologic Sciences
Graduate Research Symposium (2009-2013)
Mentor for CU/INSTAAR and U.Pitt graduate and undergraduate students
Glacier Travel/Mountaineering: A passionate mountaineer, I have skied and climbed in
mountainous/glaciated regions around the world, including the Swiss Alps, Italian
Dolomites, Alaska Range, Cascades, Tetons, Rockies, Sierra Nevada, and Southern Alps (NZ).
Notable ascents/descents: Denali West Buttress Expedition, AK; Big Wall ascents in
Yosemite and Zion NP; Haute Route ski traverse, Swiss Alps; ski descents in Tetons,
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Rockies, and Cascades. I am a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) and trained in avalanche
awareness, snow science, crevasse rescue, glacier travel, and first aid.
Foreign Language: French (conversational); Spanish (basic communication)

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