I am broadly interested in
glacier-hydrologic dynamics over different time scales, particularly in the
My research group entitled Glacier Environmental Change has a website under development at BPRC: http://bprc.osu.edu/glacierchange/
My work is based on field work in the American
Cordillera, especially the Central Andes of
2011 Reinemann, S. †, N. Patrick†, G. Baker, D. Porinchu, B.G. Mark and J. Box. Climate change in Great Basin National Park: Lake sediment and sensor-based studies. Park Science 28(2), 31-35.
2011 Fortner, S., B.G. Mark, J.M. McKenzie, J. Bury, A. Trierweiler†, M. Baraer†, P. Burns† and L. Munk. Elevated stream trace and minor element concentrations in a tropical proglacial stream. Applied Geochemistry, (published online) forthcoming.
2011 Bury, J., B.G. Mark, J. McKenzie, A. French†, M. Baraer†, K.I. Huh†, M. Zapata and J. Gomez. Glacier recession and human vulnerability in the Yanamarey watershed of the Cordillera Blanca, Peru. Climatic Change, 105(1-2): 179-206.
2010 Thompson, L.G., E. Mosley-Thompson, H.H. Brecher, D.R. Hardy and B.G. Mark. Glacier loss on Kilimanjaro is consistent with widespread ice loss in low latitudes. Response to Letter to PNAS entitled “Glacier loss on Kilimanjaro is an exceptional case” by Mölg, Kaser and Cullen. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), forthcoming.
2010 Mark, B.G., J. Bury, J.M. McKenzie, A. French† and M. Baraer†. Climate Change and Tropical Andean Glacier Recession: Evaluating Hydrologic Changes and Livelihood Vulnerability in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru. Abstract accepted for Special Edition, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Special Edition on Climate Change, forthcoming.
2010 McKenzie, J.M, B.G. Mark, L.G. Thompson, U. Schotterer, and P-N. Lin. A geochemical survey of Kilimanjaro springs: implications for water sources and ages. Hydrogeology Journal. Published online: 5 January 2010. DOI 10.1007/s10040-009-0558-4
2009 Thompson, L.G., E. Mosley-Thompson, H.H. Brecher, D.R. Hardy and B.G. Mark. Glacier loss on Kilimanjaro Continues Unabated. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) 106(47), 19770-19775.
2009 Baraer, M. †, J.M. McKenzie, B.G. Mark and S. Knox†. Characterizing contributions of glacier melt and ground water during the dry season in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru. Advances in Geosciences 22, 41-49.
2009 Porinchu, D.F., S.A. Reinemann†, B.G. Mark, J. Box and N. Rolland. Application of a midge-based inference model for air temperature reveals evidence of late-20th century warming in sub-alpine lakes in the central Great Basin, United States. Quaternary International, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 30 July 2009.
2009 Reinemann, S.A. †, D.F. Porinchu, A.M. Bloom, B.G. Mark and J.E. Box. A Multi-proxy Paleolimnological Reconstruction of Holocene Climate Conditions in the Great Basin, United States. Quaternary Research 72(3), 347-358.
2009 Rodbell, D.T., J.A. Smith and B.G. Mark. Glaciation in the Andes during the Late Glacial and Holocene. Quaternary Science Reviews 28, 2165–2212.
2009 Hall, S.R., D.L. Farber, J.M. Ramage, D.T. Rodbell, R.C. Finkel, J.A. Smith, B.G. Mark and C. Kassel. Geochronology of Quaternary glaciations from the tropical Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru. Quaternary Science Reviews 28, 2991–3009.
2008 Rodbell, D.T., G.O. Seltzer, B.G. Mark, J.A. Smith and M.B. Abbott. Clastic sediment flux to tropical Andean lakes: Records of glaciation and soil erosion. Quaternary Science Reviews 27, 1612-1626.
2008 Mark, B.G. and H.A. Osmaston. Quaternary glaciation in Africa: key chronologies and climatic implications. Journal of Quaternary Science 23(6-7), 589-608.
2008 Smith, J.A., B.G. Mark and D.T. Rodbell. The timing and magnitude of mountain glaciation in the tropical Andes. Journal of Quaternary Science 23(6-7), 609-634.
2008 Vuille, M., B. Francou, P. Wagnon,
2008 Mark, B.G. Tracing Andean glaciers over space and time: some lessons and transdisciplinary implications. Global and Planetary Change 60 (1-2), 101-114.
2007 Mark, B.G. and J.M. McKenzie. Tracing increasing tropical Andean glacier melt with stable isotopes in water. Environmental Science and Technology. ES&T NEWS feature 12 September 2007.
2005 Mark, B. G. and K. F. Helmens. Reconstruction of glacier equilibrium-line altitudes for the Last Glacial Maximum on the High Plain of Bogotá, Eastern Cordillera, Colombia: climatic and topographic implications. Journal of Quaternary Science 20 (7-8), 789-800.
2005 Mark, B. G., J. M. McKenzie, and J. Gomez. Hydrochemical evaluation of changing glacier meltwater contribution to stream discharge: Callejon de Huaylas, Peru. Hydrological Sciences Journal 50 (6), 975-987.
2005 Mark, B.G., S. P. Harrison, Spessa, A., M. New, D. J. A. Evans, and K.F. Helmens. Tropical snowline changes at the LGM: a global assessment. Quaternary International 138-139, 168-201.
2005 Benn, D.I., L.A. Owen, H. A. Osmaston, G. O. Seltzer, S. C. Porter and B. G. Mark. Reconstruction of equilibrium line altitudes for tropical and subtropical glaciers. Quaternary International 138-139, 8-21.
2005 Mark, B. G and G. O. Seltzer. Evaluation of recent glacier recession in the Cordillera Blanca, Perú (AD 1962-1999): spatial distribution of mass loss and climatic forcing. Quaternary Science Reviews 24, 2265-2280.
2003 Mark, B. G. and G. O. Seltzer. Tropical glacial meltwater contribution to stream discharge: a case study in the Cordillera Blanca, Perú. Journal of Glaciology 49 (165), 271-281.
2003 Abbott, M. B., B. B. Wolfe, A. P. Wolfe, G. O. Seltzer, R. Aravena, B. G. Mark, P. J. Polissar, D. T. Rodbell, H. D. Rowe and M. Vuille. Holocene Paleohydrology and glacial history of the Central Andes using multiproxy lake sediment studies. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 194, 123-138.
2002 Mark, B. G. Observations
of modern deglaciation and hydrology in the
Cordillera Blanca. Acta
2002 Mark, B. G., G. O. Seltzer, D. T. Rodbell, and A. Y. Goodman. Rates of deglaciation during the last glaciation and Holocene in the Cordillera Vilcanota-Quelccaya Ice Cap Region, SE Peru. Quaternary Research, 57 (3), 287-298.
2001 Goodman, A. Y., G. O. Seltzer, D. T. Rodbell, and B. G. Mark. Subdivision of glacial deposits in Southeastern Peru based on pedogenic development and radiometric ages. Quaternary Research, 56 (1), 31-50.
1999 Van der Veen, C. J., E. Mosley-Thompson, A. J. Gow, and B. G. Mark. Accumulation at South Pole: comparison of two 900-year records. Journal of Geophysical Research, 104 (D24), 31,067-31,076.
2011 LaFrenierre, J.D., Jeff La Frenierre, K. I. Huh and B. G. Mark. Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. In J. Ehlers, P.L. Gibbard and P.D. Hughes, (eds) ‘Quaternary Glaciations - Extent and Chronology – A Closer Look.’ Developments in Quaternary Science, Vol. 15, pp. 773-802, Elsevier.
2011 Mark, B.G. Glaciations and Ice Ages (Chapter 37). In: Agnew, J. and Livingstone, D. (eds) ‘The SAGE Handbook of Geographical Knowledge’, Sage Publications, forthcoming. [Awarded "Outstanding Reference Source" by the American Library Association.]
2006 Mark, B.G. Quantifying the significance of recent glacier recession in the Cordillera Blanca, Perú: a case study of hydrological impact and climatic control. In: Knight, P. (ed) ‘Glacier Science and Environmental Change’, Blackwell Publishing, ISBN 9781405100182.
2006 Mark, B.G. Tracing Andean glaciers over space and time: some lessons and transdisciplinary implications. In: Price, M.F. (ed) ‘Global Change in Mountain Regions’, Sapiens Publishing, pp. 76-78.
2006 Mark, B.G., J.M. McKenzie, and J. Gomez. Changes to water resources in a tropical mountain watershed: a hydrochemical assessment of glacier meltwater impact to streamflow. In: Price, M.F. (ed) ‘Global Change in Mountain Regions’, Sapiens Publishing, pp. 107-109.
2005 Mark, B. G. and G. O. Seltzer. Glacier recession in the Peruvian Andes: Climatic forcing, hydrologic impact and comparative rates over time. Invited contribution to: Huber, U.M., Bugmann, H.K.M., and Reasoner, M.A. (eds) ‘Global Change and Mountain Regions: An Overview of Current Knowledge,’ pp. 205-214, Springer.
2004 Mark, B. G., G. O. Seltzer, and D. T. Rodbell. Late Quaternary Glaciations of Ecuador, Peru
and Bolivia. In: Ehlers, J. & Gibbard, P.L. (eds)
‘Quaternary Glaciations - Extent and Chronology, Part III: South America, Asia,
2008 Bury, J., A. French†, J. McKenzie, B. Mark. Adapting to Uncertain Futures: A Report on New Glacier Recession and Livelihood Vulnerability Research in the Peruvian Andes. Mountain Research and Development, 28(3/4): 332-333.
2007 Vuille, M. with contributions from (alphabetically): R. S. Bradley, B. Francou, G. Kaser, and B. G. Mark). Climate Change in the tropical Andes—Impacts and consequences for glaciation and water resources. Part I: The scientific basis. A report for CONAM (Consejo Nacional del Ambiente, Peru) and the World Bank.
2010 Mark, B.G. Review of Mark Carey’s, “In the Shadow of Melting Glaciers: Climate Change and Andean Society.” The Holocene, forthcoming.
2002 Mark, B. G. Hot Ice: Glaciers in the tropics are making the press. Hydrological Processes 16, 3297-3302.
2010 Mark, B.G. “Coriolis Force.” SAGE Reference project, Encyclopedia of Geography, W. Barney (ed.), forthcoming.
2008 Bury, J., A. French†, J. McKenzie, and B. Mark. Adapting to Uncertain Futures: A Report on New Glacier Recession and Livelihood Vulnerability Research in the Peruvian Andes. Mountain Research and Development, 28(3/4): 332-333.
2008 Mark, B.G. A tribute to Henry Arthur Osmaston (1922-2006). Journal of Quaternary Science 23(6-7), 509-511.
2005 Mark, B.G., D.T. Rodbell, J.A. Smith and D.I. Siegel. In Memory of Dr. Geoffrey Owen Seltzer. PAGES News 13 (1), 5.
2005 Mark, B.G., D.T. Rodbell, J. Brigham-Grette and J.A. Smith. Dr. Geoffrey Owen Seltzer: In Memorium. Quaternary International 138-139, 1-4.
2001 Mark, B.G., 2001: Glacial Clues to Global Warming: Terrain Modeling and Geomorphology. GPS World, July 2001, 20-26.