Academics & Research

Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., Earth and Planetary Sciences, Northwestern University, 2016
M.S. Marine Geology, Minor/Certificate GIS, North Carolina State University, 2009
B.A. Marine Sciences, Cum Laude, North Carolina State University, 2006


Journal Publications
Childress, L.B. and S.D. Jacobsen. 2017. High-pressure high-temperature Raman spectroscopy of kerogen: relevance to subducted organic carbon, American Mineralogist, doi: 10.2138/am-2016-5719

Gulick, S.P.S., Jaeger, J.M., Mix, A.C., Asahi, H., Bahlburg, H., Belanger, C.L., Berbel, G.B.B., Childress, L., Cowan, E., Drab, L., Forwick, M., Fukumura, A., Ge, S., Gupta, S., et al., 2015. Mid-Pleistocene climate transition drives net mass loss from rapidly uplifting St. Elias Mountains, Alaska, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, p. 1–6, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1512549112.

Kuehl, S.A., C.R. Alexander, N.E. Blair, C.K. Harris, K.M. Marsaglia, A.S. Ogston, A.R. Orpin, J.J. Roering, A. Bever, E. L. Bilderback, L. Carter, C. Cerovski-Darriau, L.B. Childress, D.R. Corbett, R. Hale, E.L. Leithold, N. Litchfield, J. Moriarty, M.J. Page, L. E.R. Pierce, P. Upton, and J.P. Walsh. 2015. A Source to Sink Perspective of the Waipaoa River Margin, Earth Science Reviews, doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2015.10.001.

Leithold, E.L., Blair, N.E., Childress, L.B., Brulet, B.R., Marden, M., Orpin, A.R., Kuehl, S.A., and C.R. Alexander. 2013. Deciphering the signals of watershed change from organic carbon buried on the continental margin seaward of the Waipaoa River, New Zealand. Marine Geology, doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2013.10.007

Blair, N.E., Leithold, E.L., Brackley, H., Trustrum, N., Page, M., and L.B. Childress. 2010. Terrestrial sources and export of particulate organic carbon in the Waipaoa sedimentary system: Problems, progress and processes. Marine Geology, 270: 108 – 118.


Technical and Other Publications
Thomas, D.J., Röhl, U., and Childress, L., 2018. Expedition 378 Scientific Prospectus: South Pacific Paleogene Climate. International Ocean Discovery Program. doi: 10.14379/​iodp.sp.378.2018

Jaeger, J.M., Gulick, S.P.S., LeVay, L.J., and the Expedition 341 Scientists, 2014. Proc. IODP, 341: College Station, TX (Integrated Ocean Drilling Program). doi:10.2204/iodp.proc.341.2014

Expedition 341 Scientists, 2014. Southern Alaska Margin: interactions of tectonics, climate, and sedimentation. IODP Prel. Rept., 341. doi:10.2204/

Childress, L. B. and N. E. Blair, 2013. The Active Margin Carbon Cycle. White Paper, GeoPRISMS Planning Workshop for the New Zealand Primary Site.

Shipboard Scientific Party, 2011. UNOLS Early Career Chief Scientist Training Cruise Report, R/V Wecoma, W1109C. NSF Grant OCE-1041068 (PI: Reimers).


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