as of 5/24/2013...
Matthew E. Kirby, Ph.D.
California State University, Fullerton
Department of Geological Sciences
P.O Box 6850
Fullerton, CA 92834-6850
Office Phone: (657) 278-2158
Lab Phone: (657) 278-3303
Associate Professor: California State University, Fullerton, CA 2008-
Assistant Professor: California State University, Fullerton, CA 2002-2008
Post-Doc/Research Assoc.: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 2001-2002 Advisors: Dr. Christopher Poulsen/Dr. Steve Lund
Projects: Lacustrine sedimentology; Holocene tropical climate variability and forcings; climate modeling.
Ph.D.: Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 2001 Advisor: Dr. Henry T. Mullins
Dissertation: 14,600 Calendar Years of Decadal-to-Centennial Scale Atmospheric Circulation and Precipitation Change, Fayetteville Green Lake, NY.
Thesis: Mid to late Wisconsin Ice Sheet/Ocean Interactions in the Northwest Labrador Sea: Sedimentology, Provenance, Process, and Chronology.
B.A. Hamilton College, Clinton, NY 1993 Advisor: Dr. Eugene W. Domack
Thesis: High Resolution Seismic Stratigraphy and Sedimentological Analysis of Holocene Glacial Marine Sediments in the Palmer Deep Basin, Bellingshausen Sea, Antarctica.
in review, Feakins, S.J., Kirby, M.E., Cheetham, M.I., Ibarra, Y., and Zimmerman, S.R., Leaf wax D/H reconstructions of late Holocene hydroclimate from Zaca Lake, California. Organic Geochemistry, in review. (5/13)
in review, Knell, E.J., Walden-Hurtgen, L.C., Kirby, M.E., Paleoarchaic Spatio-Temporal Pattering Around Pluvial Lake Mojave, Eastern Mojave Desert, California. Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology, in review. (3/13)
in press, Kirby, M.E., Feakins, S.J., Bonuso, N., Fantozzi, J.M., Hiner, C.A., Deglacial hydroclimates across the coastal southwest United States into the interior southwest United States, including northwest Mexico: timing, phasing, and forcings. Quaternary Science Reviews, invited research and review paper.
2012, Kirby, M.E., Zimmerman, S.R.H., Patterson, W.P., *Rivera, J.J., 2012. A 9170-year record of decadal-to-multi-centennial scale pluvial episodes from the coastal Southwest United States: a role for atmospheric rivers? Quaternary Science Reviews, 46, p. 57-65. *student
2012, Andrews, J.T., Barber, D.C., Jennings, A.E., Eberl, D.D., Maclean, B., Kirby, M.E., Stoner, J.S., 2012. Varying sediment sources (Hudson Strait, Cumberland Sound, Baffin Bay) to the NW Labrador Sea slope between and during Heinrich events 0 to 4. Journal of Quaternary Science, 27, p. 475-484.
2011, Rhodes, B.P., Kirby, M.E., Jankaew, K., and Choowong, M., 2011, Evidence for a mid-Holocene tsunami deposit along the Andaman coast of Thailand preserved in a mangrove environment: Marine Geology, v. 282, no. 3-4, p. 255-267.
2010, Kirby, M.E., Lund, S.P., Patterson, W.P., Anderson, M.A., Bird, B.W., Ivanovici*, L., Monarrez*, P., Nielsen*, S., A Holocene record of Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO)-related hydrologic variability in Southern California (Lake Elsinore, CA), Journal of Paleolimnology, 44, p. 819-839, DOI: 10.1007/s10933-010-9454-0. *student
2010, Rothenberg, S.E., Kirby, M.E., Bird*, B.W., DeRose*, M.B., Lin, C-C., Feng, X.B., Ambrose, R.F., Jay, J.A., The impact of over 100 years of wildfires on mercury levels and accumulation rates in two lakes in southern California, USA. Environmental Earth Sciences, 60(5): 993-1005. *student
2010, Bird, B.W.*, Kirby, M.E. #, Howat, I., Tulaczyk, S., Geophysical Evidence for Holocene Lake-Level Change in Southern California (Dry Lake), Boreas, 39, p. 131-144, DOI: 10.1111/j.1502-3885.2009.00114.x. *student; #corresponding author
A. Blazevic*; Matthew E. Kirby; Adam D. Woods; Brandon
2007, Kirby, M.E., Lund, S.P., Anderson, M.A., Bird*, B.W., Insolation Forcing of Holocene Climate Change in Southern California: A Sediment Study From Lake Elsinore, Journal of Paleolimnology, 38, p. 395-417, doi: 10.1007/s10933-006-9085-7.
2006, Kirby, M.E., Lund, S.L., and Bird*, B.W., Mid-Wisconsin Sediment Record From Baldwin Lake Reveals Hemispheric Climate Dynamics (Southern CA, USA), Palaegeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 241, p. 267-283, doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2006.03.043. *student
2006, Bird, B.W.* and Kirby, M.E., An alpine lacustrine record of early Holocene North American Monsoon dynamics from Dry Lake, southern California (USA), Journal of Paleolimnology, 35, p. 179-192. *student
2005, Kirby, M.E., Lund, S.P., Poulsen, C.J., Hydrologic Variability and the Onset of Modern El Niño-Southern Oscillation: A 19,250 Calendar Year Record From Lake Elsinore, southern California, Journal of Quaternary Science, 20, p. 239-254.
2004, Kirby, M.E., Poulsen, C.J., Lund, S.P., Patterson, W.P., Reidy*, L., and Hammond, D. E., Late Holocene lake level dynamics inferred from magnetic susceptibility and stable oxygen isotope data: Lake Elsinore, Southern California (USA), Journal of Paleolimnology, 31, p. 275-293. *student
2003, Mullins, H.T., Burnett, A.W., Hilfinger, M.F., Kirby, M.E., Millennial-Scale Lake-Level Fluctuations at Green Lakes State Park, New York: Implications for Atmospheric Circulation and Paleoprecipitation over the Northeastern United States, Northeast Geology and Environmental Science, 25, p. 197-205.
2003, Burnett, A.W., Kirby, M.E., Mullins, H.T., Patterson, W.P., Increasing Great Lake Effect Snowfall during the Twentieth Century: A Regional Response to Global Warming, Journal of Climate, 16, p. 3535-3542.
2002, Kirby, M.E., Mullins, H.T., Patterson, W.P., Burnett, A.W., Late glacial-Holocene atmospheric circulation and precipitation in the northeast United States inferred from modern calibrated stable oxygen and carbon isotopes, Geological Society of America Bulletin, 114, p. 1326-1340
2002, Kirby, M.E., Patterson, W.P., Mullins, H.T., Burnett, A.W., Post-Younger Dryas climate interval linked to circumpolar vortex variability: isotopic evidence from Fayetteville Green Lake, New York, Climate Dynamics, 19, p. 321-330, DOI 10.1007/s00382-002-0227-y.
2001, Kirby, M.E., Mullins, H.T., Patterson, W.P., Burnett, A.W., Lacustrine isotopic evidence for multi-decadal natural climate variability related to the circumpolar vortex over the NE USA during the past millennium, Fayetteville Green Lake, New York, Geology, 9, p. 807-810.
2001, Hilfinger, M.F., Mullins, H.T., Burnett, A.W., Kirby, M.E., A 2500 Year Sediment Record from Fayetteville Green Lake, New York: Evidence for Anthropogenic Impacts and Historic Climate Shift, Journal of Paleolimnology, 26, p. 293-305.
1999, Kirby, M.E., Andrews, J.T., Mid-Wisconsin Laurentide Ice Sheet Growth and Decay: Implications for Heinrich Events 3 and 4, Paleoceanography, 14, p. 211-223.
1998, Kirby, M.E., Domack, E.W., McClennen, C.E., Magnetic Stratigraphy and Sedimentology of Holocene Glacial Marine Deposits in the Palmer Deep, Bellingshausen Sea, Antarctica: Implications for Climate Change, Marine Geology, 152, p. 247-259.
1998, Rebesco, M., Camerlenghi, A., De Santis, L., Domack, E., Kirby, M.E., Seismic Stratigraphy of Palmer Deep: A Fault-Bounded Late Quaternary Sediment Trap on the Inner Continental Shelf, Antarctic Peninsula Pacific Margin, Marine Geology, 151, p. 89-110.
1998, Kirby, M.E., Heinrich Event-0 (DC-0) in Sediment Cores from the Northwest Labrador Sea: Recording Events in Cumberland Sound?, Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 35, p. 510-519.
1998, Andrews, J.T., Kirby, M.E., Jennings, A.E., Barber, D.C., Late Quaternary Stratigraphy, Chronology, and Depositional Processes on the Slope of S.E. Baffin Island, Detrital Carbonate and Heinrich Events: Implications for Onshore Glacial History, Geographie physique et Quaternaire, 52, p. 91-105.
1998, Andrews, J.T., Kirby, M.E., Aksu, A., Barber, D.C., Meese, D., Late Quaternary Detrital Carbonate (DC-) Layers in Baffin Bay Marine Sediments (67°-74°N): Correlations with Heinrich Events in the North Atlantic?, Quaternary Science Reviews, 17, p. 1125-1137.
1996, Jennings, A.E., Tedesco, K.A., Andrews, J.T., Kirby, M.E., Shelf Erosion and Glacial Ice Proximity in the Labrador Sea During and After Heinrich Events (H-3 or 4 to H-0) as Shown by Foraminifera, Geological Society Special Publication No. 111, p. 29-49.
1995, Andrews, J.T., Jennings, A.E., Kerwin, M., Kirby, M.E., Manley, W., Miller, G.H., Bond, G., MacLean, B., A Heinrich-like Event, H-0 (DC-0): Source(s) for Detrital Carbonate in the North Atlantic During the Younger Dryas Chronozone, Paleoceanography, 10, p. 943-952.
Final Reports (Contracts)
2009, YOUSSEF C. ATALLAH, JOHN A. WHEELER, MATTHEW E. KIRBY, C. EUGENE JONES, DARREN R. SANDQUIST, AND AMYBETH COHEN, TASK 9. SOILS ANALYSIS COMPARISON OF SOIL PARTICLE SIZE ANALYSIS WITHIN THE SANTA ANA WOOLLY STAR HABITAT BETWEEN 1989 AND 2008. In “Atallah Y. C., C. Eugene Jones, Darren R. Sandquist, and Amybeth Cohen. 2009. Implementation of the Santa Ana River Woolly Star Management Plan (2005-2009). For the San Bernardino County Flood Control District through subcontract with Psomas, Costa Mesa, California”
2006, Bryne, R. and Reidy, L. with assistance from Sengupta, D., Watson, B., Schmidt, D., Arthur, A., Kirby, M., Krause, J., Sullivan, J., Borkowski, J., Yiu, A., and Menchaca, A., Recent (1850-2005) and Late Holocene (AD 400 – AD 1850) Sedimentation Rates at Bolinas Lagoon, Marin County, California, Contract Report submitted to the Marin County Open Space District, 37pp. plus figures.
2005, Kirby, M.E., Determination of Sedimentation Rate and Sedimentation Processes at Big Bear Lake: Using a Paleo-Perspective to Understand Modern Sedimentary Systems, Contract Report submitted to Big Bear Municipal Water District, 41pp.
2005, Kirby, M.E., Anderson, M., Lund, S.P., and Poulsen, C.J., Developing a baseline of natural lake-level/hydrologic variability and understanding past versus present lake productivity over the late-Holocene: a paleo-perspective for management of modern Lake Elsinore, Contract Report submitted to Lake Elsinore-San Jacinto Water Authority, 79pp.
2003, Byrne, R., Reidy, L., Kirby, M., Lund, S., and Poulsen, C., Changing Sedimentation rates during the Last Three Centuries at Lake Elsinore, Riverside County, California, Final Report to the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board, 41pp.
Non-Peer Reviewed Papers/Commentaries/Articles.
2013, Kirby, M.E., Looking to the Past to See the Future: Orange County Register (invited article)
2007, Kirby, M.E., Students Look to the Past to See the Future, National Ground Water Association (invited commentary)
Abstracts (n = 78 from 1993 - 5/2013)
Grants and Contracts (funded only)
California State University, Fullerton, CA
2013, How wet was Southern California 125,000 years ago?: (FUNDED at CSUF State Special Fund Mini-Grant: $4,994 plus $2,000 undergraduate stipend). PI: Matthew E. Kirby (CSUF)
2012, Do the Wetlands of California Preserve a Record of Paleotsunami?: (FUNDED at SCEC; $10,000). PI: Brady Rhodes (CSUF); co-PI: Matthew Kirby (CSUF)
2012, Collaborative Research: Evaluating hydrologic and ecologic responses to late Glacial (9-33ka) abrupt climatic transitions in the coastal southwest United States: (FUNDED at NSF-EAR P2C2; $259,406 [$95,557 to CSUF]). PI: Matthew E. Kirby (CSUF); co-PI: Linda Heusser (LDEO); co-PI: Sarah Feakins (USC)
2011, Search for a Paleotsunami Record in the Wetlands of Southern California: (FUNDED at NSF-SED GEO & PALEO; $57,703). PI: Brady Rhodes (CSUF); co-PI: Matthew Kirby (CSUF)
2010, 4,500 years of Hydrological Variability from Zaca Lake, close to the Santa Barbara Basin: (FUNDED at NSF P2C2; $252,952 [$74,923 to CSUF]). PI: Sarah Feakins (USC); co-PI: Matthew Kirby (CSUF)
2009, Precursors to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami: Investigations of a paleotsunami stratigraphic record within Holocene sediments of Pra Thong Island, southern Thailand: (FUNDED at National Geographic Society: $20,000). PI: Brady Rhodes (CSUF); co-PI: Matthew Kirby (CSUF)
2008, Seed Money To Begin an Investigation of Past Climate Using Sediments From Barbara’s Lake, Orange County, CA: (FUNDED at CSUF State Special Fund Mini-Grant: $5,000). PI: Matthew E. Kirby (CSUF)
2008, A Combined Geophysical and Lithostratigraphic Investigation of a Young Pull-Apart Basin: Evaluating the Relationship Between Basin Sedimentation, Late-Quaternary Climate Change, and Tectonics (Lake Elsinore, Southern California): (FUNDED at ACS-PRF; $65,000). PI: Matthew E. Kirby (CSUF)
2007, Using Modern Grain Size Distribution and C:N Ratios to Infer Past Lake Level Change at Lake Elsinore, CA: (FUNDED at CSUF Undergraduate Research and Creativity Award; $500). PI: Matthew E. Kirby (CSUF) and Ms. Luissa Ivanovici (B.Sc. Geology major candidate)
2007, Acquisition of an Elemental Analyzer for Geological and Biological Research: (FUNDED at NSF-IF; $38,000). PI: Matthew E. Kirby; co-PIs: Adam Woods, Darren Sandquist, Mike Horn
2006, SEARCH FOR A INDIAN OCEAN PALEOTSUNAMI RECORD ALONG THE ANDAMAN COAST, THAILAND: (FUNDED at NSF-EAR; ~$20,000). PI: Brady Rhodes; co-PI: Matthew Kirby
2006, COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH/RUI: ASSESSING MULTI-SCALE HOLOCENE CLIMATE VARIABILITY IN WESTERN NORTH AMERICA USING SEDIMENTS FROM LAKE ELSINORE (SOUTHERN CA): (FUNDED at NSF-EAR; ~$152,000). PI: Matthew E. Kirby (CSUF); co-PI: Steve Lund (USC)
2005 Sources and Yields of Methyl Mercury in Mugu Lagoon: (FUNDED at UCLA to CSUF; ~$6,800). PI: Matthew E. Kirby (CSUF)
2005 Supplement for Underrepresented Minority Research Fellowship for DEVELOPING LATE-HOLOCENE RECORDS OF FLOOD-PRODUCING, PRECIPITATION VARIABILITY FROM SMALL LAKES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: (FUNDED at The American Chemical Society/Petroleum Research Fund; $5,000). PI: Matthew E. Kirby (CSUF).
2004, Developing late-holocene records of flood-producing, precipitation variability from small lakes in southern california: (FUNDED at The American Chemical Society/Petroleum Research Fund; $35,000). PI: Matthew E. Kirby (CSUF).
2003, Determination of Sedimentation rate and Sedimentation Processes at Big Bear Lake and Bladwin Lake: Using a Paleo-Perspective to Understand Modern Sedimentary Systems: (FUNDED at Big Bear Municipal Water District ; ~$32,000). PI: Matthew Kirby
2003, Developing a Baseline of Natural Lake-Level Variability Over the Late-Holocene: A Paleo-Perspective for Management of Modern Lake Elsinore: (FUNDED at Lake Elsinore-San Jacinto Water Authority ; ~$45,000 with cost matching: total = ~$50,000). PI: Matthew E. Kirby; co-PI's Steve Lund (USC) and Chris Poulsen (UM) with Dr. Michael Anderson on an attached contract (UCR) ~$6,500.
2003, RUI: Acquisition of a rapid sediment grain size analyzer: (FUNDED at NSF-IF; ~$45,000 with cost sharing: total = ~$65,000). PI: Matthew E. Kirby
2003, PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT OF CRYSTAL LAKE (SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA) AS A PALEOPRECIPITATION ARCHIVE: A MULTI-PROXY APPROACH: (FUNDED at CSUF Undergraduate Research and Creativity Award: $1000). PI: Matthew E. Kirby (CSUF) and Ms. Margie DeRose (B.Sc. Geology major candidate).
2003, Holocene History of Water Cycle Dynamics as Recorded in Sediments From a High Alpine Lake in Southern California (Baldwin Lake): (FUNDED at California State Special Fund for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity: ~$5,000). PI: Matthew E. Kirby (CSUF).