Grossman, Ethan individual record
Professor, Michel T. Halbouty Chair

My research focuses on global change and paleoclimates, stable isotope geochemistry, coastal environments past and present, hypoxia, isotope hydrology, past and present, biogeochemistry and geomicrobiology of aquifer systems.

selected publications
Academic Articles50
  • Figuerola, B., Grossman, E. L., Lucey, N., Leonard, N. D., & O'Dea, A (2021). Millennial‐scale change on a Caribbean reef system that experiences hypoxia. Ecography. 44(9), 1270-1282.
  • Naylor, H. N., Defliese, W. F., Grossman, E. L., & Maupin, C. R (2020). Investigation of the thermal history of the Delaware Basin (West Texas, USA) using carbonate clumped isotope thermometry. Basin Research. 32(5), 1140-1155.
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  • Legett, S. A., Rasbury, E. T., Grossman, E. L., Hemming, N. G., & Penman, D. E (2020). The Brachiopod δ 11 B Record Across the Carboniferous‐Permian Climate Transition. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology. 35(10),
  • Johnson, D. L., Grossman, E. L., Webb, S. M., & Adkins, J. F (2020). Brachiopod δ34SCAS microanalyses indicate a dynamic, climate-influenced Permo-Carboniferous sulfur cycle. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 546, 116428-116428.
  • Grossman, E. L., Robbins, J. A., Rachello-Dolmen, P. G., Tao, K., Saxena, D., & O’Dea, A. (2019). Freshwater input, upwelling, and the evolution of Caribbean coastal ecosystems during formation of the Isthmus of Panama. Geology. 47(9), 857-861.
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  • Grossman, E. L (2012). Oxygen Isotope Stratigraphy. The Geologic Time Scale. 181-206. Elsevier.
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  • Grossman, E. L., Bruckschen, P., Mii, H. S., Chuvashov, B. I., Yancey, T. E., & Veizer, J (2002). Carboniferous paleoclimate and global change: isotopic evidence from the Russian Platform. Carboniferous Stratigraphy and Paleogeography in Eurasia. Institute of Geology and Geochemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Urals Branch, Ekaterinburg. 61-71.
  • Grossman, E. L. (2002). Stable carbon isotopes as indicators of microbial activity in aquifers. Hurst, C. J., Crawford, R. L., Knudsen, G. R., McInerney, M. J., & Stetzenbach, L. D. (Eds.), Manual of Environmental Microbiology, 2nd Edition. 728-742. ASM Press.
  • Grossman, E. L., & Desrocher, S. (2001). Microbial Sulfur Cycling in Terrestrial Subsurface. Fredrickson, J. K., & Fletcher, M. (Eds.), Subsurface Microbiology and Biogeochemistry. 219-248. Wiley-Liss.
  • Harrison, T. M. (1999). 40Ar/39Ar dating method. Marshall, C. P., & Fairbridge, R. W. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Earth Science. 19-21. Kluwer Academic Publishers.
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Conference Papers4
  • Woodard, S. C., Thomas, D. J., Grossman, E., Olszewski, T., Yancey, T., Raymond, A., & Miller, B. V. (2010). Nd isotopes as indicator of glacio-eustasy, mid-Carboniferous boundary Arrow Canyon, NV. GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA. 74(12), A1140-A1140.
  • Grossman, E. L (2010). The oxygen isotope record for the Phanerozoic. GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA. 74(12), A357-A357.
  • Cervato, C., Goldstein, S. L., Grossman, E. L., Lehnert, K., & McArthur, J. M (2004). Joint discussion of sedimentary geochemistry data management systems that cross the waterline. Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union. 85(44), 450-450.
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  • Grossman, E. L. (1994). The carbon and oxygen isotope record during the evolution of Pangea: Carboniferous to Triassic. PANGEA: PALEOCLIMATE, TECTONICS, AND SEDIMENTATION DURING ACCRETION, ZENITH AND BREAKUP OF A SUPERCONTINENT. 288(288), 207-228.
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chaired theses and dissertations
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Texas A&M University; Geology; 3115 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3115