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Geology and Geomorphology

Adams, G.I. 1901. Physiography of the Ozark Region. USGS, 22nd Annual Report, pt. 2

Adamski, J.C., Petersen, J.C., Freiwald, D.A., Davis, J.V. 1995. Environmental and hydrologic setting of the Ozark plateaus study unit, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Vol. 94 No. 4022. National Water Quality Assessment Program.

Borengasser, M. J. 1968. The Physical Geology of Washington County, Arkansas. Unpublished Thesis, University of Arkansas. 113 p.

Branner, J.C. 1897. The former Extension of the Appalachians across the Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. The American Journal of Science 23: 357-371.

Bretz, J.H. 1962. Dynamic Equilibrium and the Ozark landforms:  American Journal of Science 260: 427-438.

Bretz, J.H. 1956. Caves of Missouri.  Missouri Geological Survey and Water Resources, Vol. XLI Second Series. Rolla Missouri.

Bretz, J.H. 1965. Geomorphic History of the Ozarks.  Missouri Geological Survey and Water Resources, Vol. XLI Second Series. Rolla Missouri. 147 p. (Out of print).

Brussock, P.P., Brown, A.V., Dixon, J.C. 1985. Channel form and stream ecosystems models, Water Resources Bulletin 21: 859-866.

Clements, J. E. 1958. Pliocene and Aftonian planation surfaces of the Paleozoic region of Arkansas:  University of Arkansas, unpublished M.S. thesis.

Collier, J. E. 1955. Geographic regions of Missouri. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 45: 368-388.

Davis, W.M. 1893. The topographic maps of the United States Geological Survey. Science 21: 225-227.

Davis W.M. 1893. The Osage River and the Ozark Uplift. Science 22: 276-279.

Dutnell, R.C. 2000. Development of Bankfull Discharge and Channel Geometry Relationships for Natural Channel Design in Oklahoma using a Fluvial Geomorphologic Approach. Norman, OK, University of Oklahoma. PhD Thesis.

Fenneman, N.M. 1928. Physiographic divisions of the United States. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 18: 261-353.

Garner, H. F., 1974. The Origin of Landscapes: A Synthesis of Geomorphology, Oxford University Press, London. 734 p. (Out of print).

Guccione, M.J. 1993. Geologic History of Arkansas through time and space. Arkansas and Regional Studies Center, Fayetteville, AR. 63 p.

Hershey, O.H. 1895. River valleys of the Ozark Plateau. American Geologist 16: 338-352.

Hershey, O.H. 1901. Peneplains of the Ozark Highland. American Geologist 27: 25-41.

Hershey, O.H. 1902. Boston Mountain Phsyiography. Journal of Geology 10: 160-165.

Hudson M.R. 2000. Coordinated strike-slip and normal faulting in the southern Ozark dome of northern Arkansas: Deformation in a late Paleozoic foreland. Geology 28: 511-514.

Jacobson, R.B. 1995. Spatial controls on patterns of land-use induced stream disturbance at the drainage-basin scale--an example from gravel-bed streams of the Ozark Plateaus, Missouri: Costa, J.E., Miller, A.J., Potter, K.W., and Wilcock, P.R., eds. AGU Geophysical Monograph 89, The Wolman Volume: 219-239.

Jacobson, R.B., Femmer, S.F., McKenney, R. 2001. Land-Use Changes and the Physical Habitat of Streams: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1175, 63 p.

Jacobson, R.B. and Gran, K.B. 1999. Gravel routing from widespread, low-intensity landscape disturbance, Current River Basin, Missouri. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 24: 897-917.

Jacobson R.B., Primm A.T. 1997. Historical land-use changes and potential effects on stream disturbance in the Ozark Plateaus, Missouri. US Geological Survey water-supply paper 2484:1-85.

Keen-Zebert, A. 2007. Channel Responses to Urbanization: Scull and Mud Creeks in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Physical Geography 28: 249-260.

Keyes, C.R. 1901. Composite Genesis of the Arkansas Valley through the Ozark Highlands. The Journal of Geology 9: 486-490.

Knox, B.R. 1966. Pleistocene and Recent Geology of the Southwest Ozark Plateaus, Unpublished PhD Dissertation, University of Iowa, 188p.

Marbut, C. F. 1896. Physical features of Missouri. Missouri Geological Survey, Vol. 10.

McKenney, R. 1997. Formation and Maintenance of Hydraulic Habitat Units in the Streams of the Ozark Plateaus: unpublished PH.D. Dissertation, Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania, 340 p.

McKenney, R.A. 2001. Channel changes and habitat diversity in a warm-water, gravel-bed stream, in, Dorava, J., Montgomery, D., Palcsak, B., and Fitzpatrick, F., Geomorphic Processes and Riverine Habitat, American Geophysical Union, Water Science and Application Series, v. 4.

McKenney R.A., Jacobson R.B. 1996. Erosion and deposition at the riffle-pool scale in gravel-bed streams, Ozark Plateaus, Missouri and Arkansas, 1990-95. USGS. No. 96-655-A.

McKenney, R.A., Jacobson, R.B., Wertheimer, R.C. 1995. Woody vegetation and channel morphogenesis in low-gradient, gravel-bed streams in the Ozarks Region, Missouri and Arkansas. Geomorphology 13: 175-198.

Panfil, M.S., Jacobson R.B. 1999. Hydraulic modeling of in-channel habitats in the Ozark Highlands of Missouri: Assessment of habitat sensitivity to environmental change.  USGS, Columbia Environmental Research Center, USA.

Panfil, M.S., Jacobson, R.B. 2001. Relations among geology, physiography, land use, and stream habitat conditions in the Buffalo and Current river systems, Missouri and Arkansas: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Sciences Report, BSR-2001-0005, 111 p. 

Pugh, A.L. 1992. Recent geomorphic evolution of the Little Piney Creek, Phelps County, Missouri. Unpublished MS thesis, University of Missouri-Rolla. 84 p.

Purdue, A. H. 1901. Physiography of the Boston Mountains, Arkansas. Journal of Geology 9: 694-701.

Quinn, J.H. 1956. Origin and age of Ozark plateau surfaces in northwest Arkansas (abstract), Geological Society of American Bulletin 67: 1726.

Quinn, J.H., 1958. Plateau Surfaces of the Ozarks. Arkansas Academy of Sciences 11: 36-43.

Quinn, J.H. 1965. Monadnocks, Divides, and Ozark Physiography, Arkansas Academy of Sciences Proceedings 19: 90-104.

Rovey, C.W., Forir, M., Balco, G., Gaunt, D., Geomorphology and paleontolotology of Riverbluff Cave, Springfield, Missouri. The Geological Society of America. Field Guide 17.

Sauer, C.O. 1920. The Geography of the Ozark Highland of Missouri. The Geographic Society of Chicago Bulletin No. 7. University of Chicago Press:  Chicago Illinois. 245 p. (ebook available from Google).

Shelby, P.R. 1986. Depositional History of the St. Joe-Boone Formations in Northern Arkansas.  Unpublished Master’s Thesis, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR.  92 p.

Shepherd, S.L., Dixon, J.C., Davis, R., Feinstein R.K. 2010. The effect of land use on channel geometry and sediment distribution in gravel mantled bedrock streams, Illinois River watershed, Arkansas. River Research and Applications 27: 857-866.

Stanton, G.P. 1993.  Processes and Controls Affecting Anisotropic Flow in the Boone-St. Joe Aquifer in Northwestern Arkansas. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, University of Arkansas. 212 p.

Tarr, W. A. 1924. Entrenched and incised meanders of some streams on the northern slope of the Ozark Plateau in Missouri. Journal of Geology 32: 583-600.

Thomas, H.E. 1958. Late Pleistocene surfaces of planation in the Paleozoic area of Arkansas, University of Arkansas, unpublished M. S. thesis.

Unrein, K.S., 2007. Fluvial to estuarine transition in the middle Bloyd sandstone (Morrowan), Northwest Arkansas. Master's Thesis Kansas State University, Manhattan Kansas.

Ward, J.V., 2007. Changing patterns of land use and basin morphometry: impacts on stream geomorphology in the Illinois River basin northwest Arkansas 1941-2004. Unpublished Dissertation. University of Arkansas.

Winslow A. 1893. The Osage River and Its Meanders. Science 22: 31-32.

Winslow. A. 1894. Meandering Rivers in Missouri, Science 23: 152-153.

Zachry, D.L. 1977. Stratigraphy of middle and upper Bloyd strata (Pennsylvanian, Morrowan), northwestern Arkansas. In Sutherland, P.K., Manger, W.L., eds. Upper Chesterian-Morrowan stratigraphy and the Mississippian-Pennsylvanian boundary in northeastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas: Oklahoma Geological
Survey Guidebook 18, p. 61-66.

Paleoclimate

Denniston, R. F., González, L. A., Asmerom, Y., Baker, R. G., Reagan, M. K., & Bettis, E. A. (1999). Evidence for increased cool season moisture during the middle Holocene. Geology, 27(9), 815-818.

Denniston, R. F., Gonzalez, L. A., Semken, H. A., Asmerom, Y., Baker, R. G., Recelli-Snyder, H., ... & Bettis, E. A. (1999). Integrating stalagmite, vertebrate, and pollen sequences to investigate Holocene vegetation and climate change in the southern Midwestern United States. Quaternary Research, 52(3), 381-387.

Denniston, R. F., González, L. A., Asmerom, Y., Reagan, M. K., & Recelli-Snyder, H. (2000). Speleothem carbon isotopic records of Holocene environments in the Ozark Highlands, USA. Quaternary International, 67(1), 21-27.

Denniston, R. F., Gonzalez, L. A., Asmerom, Y., Polyak, V., Reagan, M. K., & Saltzman, M. R. (2001). A high-resolution speleothem record of climatic variability at the Allerød–Younger Dryas transition in Missouri, central United States. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 176(1), 147-155.

Denniston, R. F., DuPree, M., Dorale, J. A., Asmerom, Y., Polyak, V. J., & Carpenter, S. J. (2007). Episodes of late Holocene aridity recorded by stalagmites from Devil's Icebox Cave, central Missouri, USA. Quaternary Research, 68(1), 45-52.