Lindsay Schoenbohm

Lindsay Schoenbohm

Ph.D. | Associate Professor & Chair | Earth Science | Earth and Space Science
Email:
lindsay.schoenbohm@utoronto.ca
Phone:
905 569 4400
Fax:
905 828 5425
Website:
http://www.lindsay-schoenbohm.com/
Office Location:
DV4037
Address:
3359 Mississauga Road
Mississauga , Ontario
L5L 1C6

Research Areas:

Schoenbohm Research

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 rate 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:

ERS202H5, ERS302H5, ERS402H5, ERS425H5, and ERS399Y5 (Undergraduate); ESS2222 (Graduate)

Publications

Recent:

*Rimando, J.M., Schoenbohm, L.M., Ortiz, Gustavo, Alvarado, P., Venerdini, A., Owen, L.A., Seagren, E.G., Figueriedo, P.M., and Hammer, S.J., 2021, Late Quaternary intraplate deformation Defined by the Las Chacras Fault Zone, West-Central Argentina: Tectonics, v. 40, doi.org/10.1029/2020TC006509.  

Schoenbohm, L.M., Kim, D.-E., and *McMillan, M., 2021, Worldbuilding from Tectonic First Principles: Integrating and Challenging Undergraduate Knowledge through a Course Project: Journal of Geoscience Education, doi.org/10.1080/10899995.2021.1908810.  

Lee, C.H., Seong, Y.B., Schoenbohm, L.M., Kim, D.-E., and Yu, B.Y., 2021, Geomorphic constraints on the development of a blind-thrust induced landform, south-central Mongolia: Insights into foreberg growth: Geomorphology, v. 378, doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2021.107613.  

Xu, J.-H., Arrowsmith, R.J., Chen, J., Schoenbohm, L.M., Li, T., and Yuan, Z.-D., 2021, Evaluating young fluvial terrace riser degradation using a nonlinear transport model: with applications to the Kongur Normal Fault in the Pamir, northwest China: Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, v. 46, p. 280-295 doi:10.1002/esp.5002. 

Wang, Y., Wang, Y., Schoenbohm, L.M., Zhang, P., Zhang, B., Sobel, E.R., Zhou, R., Shi X., Zhang, J., Stockli, D.F., and Guo, X., 2020, Cenozoic exhumation of the Ailaoshan-Red River shear zone: New insights from low-temperature thermochronology: Tectonics, doi: 10.1029/2020TC006151. 

*Seagren, E.G., Schoenbohm, L.M., Owen, L.A., Figueredo, P., Hammer, S., *Rimando, J.M., Wang, Y., and *Bohon, W., 2020, Lithology, topography, and spatial variability of vegetation moderate fluvial erosion in the south-central Andes: EPSL, v. 551, 116555, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2020.116555. 

*McMillan, M., and Schoenbohm, L.M., 2020, Extreme wind erosion in the Puna Plateau: the Salina del Fraile depression: JGR – Earth Surface, doi:10.1029/2020JF005682. 

*Krystopowicz, N., Schoenbohm, L.M., *Rimando, J.R., Gilles, B., and Rojay, B., 2020, Tectonic geomorphology and Plio-Quaternary structural evolution of the Tuzgölü fault zone: Implications for deformation in the interior of the Central Anatolian Plateau: Geosphere, v. 16, doi:10.1130/GES02175.1. 

*Buceta, R., Schoenbohm, L.M., DeCelles, P.G., 2020, Glacial and Fluvial Erosion in the Dolpo Basin, Western Nepal: Geomorphology, v. 354, doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2020.107033. 

*Rimando, J.M., and Schoenbohm, L.M., 2020, Regional Relative Tectonic Activity of Structures in the Pampean Flat Slab Segment of Argentina from 30 to 32°S: Geomorphology, v. 350doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2019.106908. 

Li, T., Schoenbohm, L.M., Chen, J., Yuan, Z.-D., Feng. W.-P., Li, W.-Q., Xu, J.-H., Owen, L.A., Sobel, E.R., Zhang, B.-X., Zheng, W.-J., and Zhang, P.-Z., 2019, Cumulative and coseismic (during the 2016 Mw 6.6 Aketao earthquake) deformation of the dextral-slip Muji Fault, northeastern Pamir orogen: Tectonics, v. 38 doi:10.1029/2019TC005680. 

Wang, Y., Wang, Y.-J., Zhang, P.-Z., Schoenbohm, L.M., Zhang, B., Zhang, J.-J., Zhou, R.-J., Stockli, D., *Seagren, E., Wang, F., and Wu, L., 2019, Intracontinental deformation within the India-Eurasia oblique convergence zone: case studies in the Nantinghe and Dayingjiang faults: Geological Society of America Bulletin, doi:10.1130/B35338.1. 

*McCarthy, J.A., Schoenbohm, L.M., Bierman, P, Rood, D. and Hidy, A., 2019, Late Quaternary Tectonics, Incision and Landscape Evolution of the Calchaquí River Catchment, Eastern Cordillera, NW Argentina: JGR Earth Surface, v. 124, doi:10.1029/2019JF005091. 

Costa, C., Schoenbohm, L.M., Brooks, B., Gardini, C., and Richard, A., 2019, Assessing Quaternary shortening rates at an Andean front thrust (32°30m), Argentina: Tectonics, doi:10.1029/2019TC005564. 

Imrecke, D., Robinson, A., Owen, L.A., Chen, J., Schoenbohm. L.M., Hedrick K., Lapen, T., Li, W.-Q., and Yuan, Z.-D., 2019, Mesozoic Evolution of the Eastern Pamir: Lithosphere, doi:10.130/L1017.1.  

*Seagren, E.G., and Schoenbohm, L.M., 2019, Base Level and Lithologic Control of drainage Reorganization in the Sierra de las Planchadas, NW Argentina: Journal of Geophysical Research, Earth Surface, doi: 10.1029/2018JF004885.  

Wang, Y., Wang, P., Ge, W.-P., Zhou, R.-J., Schoenbohm, L.M., Zhang, B., Zhang, J.-Z., Yuan, Z.-D., and Li, X.-F, 2019, Differential crustal deformation across the Cona-Oiga rift, southern Tibetan Plateau: Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, v. 177, p. 177-185, doi: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2019.03.023. 

*Rimando, J., Schoenbohm, L.M., Costa, C.H., Owen, L.A., Cesta, J., Richard, A., and Gardini, C., 2019, Late Quaternary Activity of the La Rinconada Fault Zone, San Juan, Argentina: Tectonics. doi:10.1029/2018TC005321. 

*Wang, Y., Zhang, P.-Z., Schoenbohm, L.M., Zheng, W.-J., Zhang, B., Zhang, J.-J., Zheng, D.-W., Zhou, R.-J., and Tian, Y.- T., 2018, Two-phase exhumation along major shear zones in the SE Tibetan Plateau in the late Cenozoic: Tectonics, v. 37, p. 2675-2694, doi: 10.1029/2018TC004979. 

*Wang, Y., Schoenbohm, L.M., Zhang, B., Granger, D.E., Zhou, R.-J., Zhang, J.-J., Hou, J.-J., 2017, Late Cenozoic landscape evolution along the Ailao Shan Shear Zone, SE Tibetan Plateau: Evidence from longitudinal profiles and cosmogenic erosion rates: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 472, p. 323-333, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.05.030. 

Hedrick, K.A., Owen, L.A., Chen, J., Robinson, A., Yuan, Z.-D., Yang, X.-D., Imrecke, D.B., Li, W.-Q., Caffee, M.W., Schoenbohm, L.M., Zhang, B.-X., 2017, Quaternary history and landscape evolution of a high-altitude intermountain basin at the western end of the Himalayan-Tibetan orogen, Waqia Valley, Chinese Pamir: Geomorphology, v. 284, p. 156-174, doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.09.002. 

*Zhou, R., Schoenbohm, L.M., Sobel, E.R., Davis, D.W., and Glodny, J., 2016, New constraints on orogenic models of the southern Central Andean Plateau: basin evolution and bedrock exhumation: GSA Bulletin, doi: 10.1130/B31384.1. 

*Wang, Y., Zhang, B., Schoenbohm, L.M., Zhang, J.-J., Zhou, R.J., Hou, J.-J., and Ai, S., 2016, Late Cenozoic tectonic evolution of the Ailao Shan-Red River fault (SE Tibet): Implications for kinematic change during plateau growth: Tectonics, v. 35, p. 1969-1988, doi: 10.1002/2016TC004229. 

Carrapa, B., Robert, X., DeCelles, P.G., Orme, D., Thomson, S., and Schoenbohm, L.M., 2016, Asymmetric exhumation of the Mount Everest region: Implications for the tectono-topographic evolution of the Himalaya: Geology, v. 44, p. 611-614, doi: 10.1130/G37756.1. 

Robinson, A.C., Owen, L.A., Chen, J., Schoenbohm, L., Hedrick, K.A., Blisniuk, K., Sharp, W., Imrecke, D.B., Li, W.-Q., Yuan, Z.-D., Caffee, M.W., and Mertz-Kraus, R., 2016, Response to comment on “No late Quaternary motion on the northern Karakoram fault:” Earth and Planetary Science Letters, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2016.03.033. 

*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, v. 443, p. 220-223, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2015.11.012.