Schoenbohm, Lindsay

Ph.D. | Associate Professor | Earth ScienceEarth and Space Science

Contact Information

Phone: 
905 569 4400
Fax: 
905 828 5425
Room: 
DV4051
Mailing Address: 
3359 Mississauga Road
City: 
Mississauga
Province: 
Ontario
Postal Code: 
L5L 1C6
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Research Areas:

Neotectonics and Landscape Dynamics

Research Profile:

Lindsay Schoenbohm and her research team address questions in the rapidly growing, interdisciplinary field of climate-tectonic interactions such as

(1) is it possible that surficial processes such as glacial and fluvial erosion, can collectively, or even individually, dictate the Schoenbohm Researchrate and spatial pattern of rock deformation?;
(2) how do continental plateaus grow? What is the role of climate in initiating, enlarging and sustaining plateaus?; and
(3) how does the landscape reflect tectonic deformation? Conversely, how do we read the landscape to quantify the rates and patterns of deformation?

The primary tool her group uses for this work is structural and geomorphic field-based mapping. Her team also dates geomorphic surfaces and determines spatially averaged erosion rates using cosmogenic nuclides, and works with digital elevation data and satellite imagery for landscape analysis. Research is focused primarily in Argentina, Turkey and Argentina around the margins of the three largest continental plateaus because of the extreme gradients in both climate and tectonic processes which operate there.

Courses Taught

ERS120, ERS202H5, and ERS399 (Undergraduate); ESS2222 (Graduate)

Publications

Recent:

*Zhou, R., Schoenbohm, L.M., Sobel, E.R., Carrapa, B., and Davis, D.W., 2016, Sedimentary  record of regional deformation and dynamics of the thick-skinned southern Puna Plateau, central Andes (26-27°S): EPSL, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2015.11.012.

*Higgins, M., Schoenbohm, L.M., Brocard, G., Kaymakci, N., Gosse, J., and Cosca, M., 2015, New kinematic and geochronologic evidence for the Quaternary evolution of the Central Anatolian Fault Zone (CAFZ): Tectonics: v. 34, p. 2118-2141, doi: 10.1002/2015TC003864.

*Zhou, R.-J., and Schoenbohm, L.M., 2015, Late Miocene basin formation and deformation on the interior of the southern Puna Plateau, central Andes: Lithosphere, doi:10.1130/L396.1.

Robinson, A.C., Owen, L.A., Chen, J., Schoenbohm, L., Hedrick, K.A., Blisniuk, K., Sharp, W., Imrecke, D.B., Yuan, Z.-D., Li, W.-Q., Caffee, M.W., and Mertz-Kraus, R., 2015, No late Quaternary motion on the northern Karakoram fault: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 209, p. 290-298.

*Murray, K.E., Ducea, M.N., Schoenbohm, L.M., 2015, Mafic lavas on the Puna plateau sample the diverse lithospheric architecture of the long-lived central Andean orogen: in DeCelles, P.G., Ducea, M.N., Carrapa, B., and Kapp, P.A., eds., Geodynamics of a Cordilleran Orogenic System: The Central Andes of Argentina and Northern Chile: Geological Society of America Memoir 212, doi:10.1130/2015.1212(08).

Schoenbohm, L.M., and Carrapa, B., 2015, Miocene-Pliocene shortening, extension and mafic magmatism support small-scale lithospheric foundering in the central Andes, NW Argentina: in DeCelles, P.G., Ducea, M.N., Carrapa, B., and Kapp, P.A., eds., Geodynamics of a Cordilleran Orogenic System: The Central Andes of Argentina and Northern Chile: Geological Society of America Memoir 212, doi:10.1130/2015.1212(09).

Schoenbohm, L.M., Carrapa, B., *McPherson, H., *Pratt, J., Bywater, S., and Mortimer, E., 2015, Climate and Tectonics along the southern margin of the Puna Plateau, NW Argentina: Origin of the Punaschotter Conglomerates: in DeCelles, P.G., Ducea, M.N., Carrapa, B., and Kapp, P.A., eds., Geodynamics of a Cordilleran Orogenic System: The Central Andes of Argentina and Northern Chile: Geological Society of America Memoir 212, doi:10.1130/2015.1212(13).

 DeCelles, P.G., Zandt, G., Beck, S.L., Ducea, M.N., Kapp, P., Gehrels, G.E., Carrapa, B., Quade, J., Schoenbohm, L.M., 2015, Cyclical orogenic processes in the Cenozoic central Andes: in DeCelles, P.G., Ducea, M.N., Carrapa, B., and Kapp, P.A., eds., Geodynamics of a Cordilleran Orogenic System: The Central Andes of Argentina and Northern Chile: Geological Society of America Memoir 212, doi:10.1130/2015.1212(22).

Carrapa, B., Mustapha, F.S., Cosca, M., Gehrels, G., Schoenbohm, L.M., Sobel, E.R.,    DeCelles, P.G., Russell, J., and Goodman, P., 2014, Multisystem dating of modern river detritus from Tajikistan and China: Implications for crustal evolution and exhumation of the Pamir, Lithosphere doi: 10.1130/L360.1.

Schoenbohm, L., Chen J., *Stutz, J., Sobel, E.R., Thiede, R.C., *Kirby, B., and Strecker, M.R., 2014, Glacial morphology in the Chinese Pamir: connections among climate, erosion, topography, lithology and exhumation: Geomorphology, v. 221, p. 1-17, 10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.05.023.

Carrapa, B., Huntington, K.W., Clementz, M., Quade, J., Bywater-Reyes, S., Schoenbohm, L.M., and Canavan, R., 2014, Uplift of the Central Andes of NW Argentina associated with upper crustal shortening revealed by multi-proxy isotopic analyses: Tectonics, v. 33, 10.1002/2013TC003461.

Canavan, R., Carrapa, B., Clementz, M.T., Quade, J., DeCelles, P., and Schoenbohm, L., 2014, Early Cenozoic uplift of the Puna Plateau, Central Andes, based on stable isotope paleoaltimetry of hydrated volcanic glass: Geology, doi:10.1130/G35239.1.

Carrapa, B., Reyes-Bywater, S., Safipour, R. Sobel, E.R., Schoenbohm, L., Reiners, P. and Stockli, D., 2014, The effect of inherited Cretaceous paleotopography on exhumation of the Central Andes of NW Argentina: GSA Bulletin, v. 126(1/2), p. 66-77.