Dr. David Mallinson - Associate Professor
Office Graham 301c
Phone 252-328-1344
Marine Geology
Ph.D. University of South Florida (1995)
M.S. East Carolina University (1988)
B.S. East Carolina University (1984)


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Current Professional and Scholarly Interests

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Current Research

Selected Publications

Mallinson, D., Burdette, K., Mahan, S., Brook, G. (2008). Optically Stimulated Luminescence Age Controls on late Pleistocene and Holocene Coastal Lithosomes:  North Carolina, USA.  Quaternary Research 69, 97-109.

Hine, A.C., Jarrett, B., Locker, S., Mallinson, D., Naar, D., Donahue, B., (2008).  Coral Reefs, Present and Past, on the West Florida Shelf and Platform Margin.  In, Coral Reefs of the USA: Special Symposium Volume for the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium.

Culver, S., Grand Pre, C., Mallinson, D., Riggs, S., Corbett, D., Foley, J., Hale, M., Ricardo, J., Rosenberger, J., Smith, C.G., Smith, C.W., Snyder, S., Twamley, D., Farrell, K., Horton, B., (2007).  Late Holocene Barrier Island Collapse:  Outer Banks, North Carolina, U.S.A.  The Sedimentary Record 5, 4-8.

Mallinson, D., Riggs, S., Culver, S., Thieler, R., Foster, D. Corbett, D., Farrell, K., Wehmiller, J., 2005. Late Neogene and Quaternary evolution of the northern Albemarle Embayment (Mid-Atlantic Continental Margin, USA). Marine Geology 217, 97-117.

Culver, S.J., Ames, D.V., Corbett, D.R., Mallinson, D.J., Riggs, S.R., Smith, C.G., and Vance, D.J., 2005. Foraminiferal and Sedimentary Record of Late Holocene Barrier Island Evolution, Pea Island, North Carolina:The role of Storm Overwash, Inlet Processes, and Anthropogenic Modification. Journal of Coastal Research 21:406-416.

Mallinson, D., Flower, B., Hine, A., Brooks, G., Garza, R., 2003, Paleoclimate implications of high latitude precession-scale mineralogic fluctuations during early Oligocene Antarctic glaciation:  The Great Australian Bight record.  Global and Planetary Change, 39:257-269.

Mallinson, D., Hine, A., Hallock, P., Locker, S., and Shinn, E., Naar, D., Donahue, B., Weaver, D., 2003, Development of small carbonate banks on the south Florida Platform margin: response to sea level and climate change.  Marine Geology, 199:45-63.

Compton, J., Mallinson, D., Filippelli, G., Föllmi, K., Glenn, C., Shields, G., Zanin, Y., 2000, Variations in the global phosphorus cycle:  in Marine Authigenesis: From Global to Microbial, SEPM Special Publication.

Mallinson, D.J., and Compton, J.S., 1998, The influence of Fe-sulfide oxidation on the sulfur isotopic analysis of Miocene phosphorites from Florida, USA:  Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 62, p. 3689-3694.

Mallinson, D.J., et al., 1997, A high resolution geological and geophysical investigation of the Dry Tortugas carbonate depositional environment: Geo-Marine Letters, v. 17, no. 4, p. 237-245.

Mallinson, D.J., and Compton, J.S., 1997, Linking phosphogenic episodes on the southeast U.S. margin to marine d13C and d18O records:  Geology, v. 25, no. 2, p. 103-106.

Compton, J.S. and Mallinson, D.J., 1996, Geochemical consequences of increased Late Cenozoic continental weathering rates and the global CO2 balance:  Paleoceanography, v. 11, no. 4, p. 431-446.

Mallinson, D.J., and Compton, J.S., 1995, Mixed carbonate - siliciclastic sequence stratigraphy utilizing Sr-isotopes:  Deciphering the Miocene sea-level history on the Florida Platform:  in B. Haq ed., Sequence Stratigraphy and Depositional Response to Eustatic, Tectonic and Climatic Forcing, Kluwer Academic Press, p. 25-58.