Publications

Scholarly Journals--Accepted

  • Le, Natasha T., T.J.M Boskovic, Marco M. Allard, Kevin E. Nick, So R. Kwon, Christopher C. Perry, 2022, Gold nanostar characterization by nanoparticle tracking analysis. ACS Omega. (12/2022)
  • Nyborg, Toerrey, Kevin E. Nick, Paul H. Buchheim, 2012, Stratigraphy, age, and formal designation of the Pliocene Copper Canyon Formation, Death Valley National Park, California. Submitted to Geological Journal May, 2012. (2012)

Scholarly Journals--Published

  • Mateo Ospino, Kevin Nick, Ana Martinez, Ben Clausen, Lance Pompe, Orlando Poma, Roberto E. Biaggi, Fabian Figueroa, 2021, Geocronologia, morfología, y procedencia de circones detríticos en sedimentos del Plioceno, Cuenca Pisco, Perú. Boletin de la Sociedad Geológica del Perú. (11/2021)
  • Kelln, Taylor, Kevin Nick, Leroy Leggitt, Gina Roque Torres, 2021, Microestructuras de diatomitas obtenidas por petrografía de sección delgada y micro tomografía computarizada de rayos X-micro CT, Formación Pisco, Mioceno, Perú, Boletin de la Sociedad Geológica del Perú. (11/2021)
  • Boskovic, Danilo S., Uriel. L. Vidal, Bethania C.T. Siviero, Kevin E. Nick, Kenneth Wright, Raul Esperante, Lawrence B. Sandberg, Leonard R. Brand, 2021, Structural and protein preservation in fossil whale bones from the Miocene Pisco Formation, (middle-upper Miocene), Peru, Palaios 36:155-164. http://dx.doi.org/10.2110/palo.2020.032 (04/2021) (link)
  • Chi, Christina, Brittney N. Springer, Elvin Walemba, Kevin E. Nick, Christopher C. Perry, and So Ran Kwon, 2019, Titanium-Oxide Nanoparticles and Nanofibers used alone or with UV-Light Activation, Journal of the California Dental Association, 47(12):777-782. (12/2019)
  • Roth, Ariel A., Kevin E. Nick, Tom Zoutewelle, and Dwight Hornbacher, 2019, Complex siliceous concretions in the Jurassic Morrison Formation, Church Rock, New Mexico, USA: Implications of inorganic factors in ichnological interpretations, Sedimentary Geology, vol. 392, article 105526. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sedgeo.2019.105526 (10/2019) (link)
  • Belia, Emila R., Kevin E. Nick, Erika Bedoya Agudelo, and David K. Watkins, 2019, Earliest Miocene calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy from the low-latitude, Pisco Basin (Peru). Stratigraphy, 16(2), 87-105. (06/2019)
  • Allard, Marco M., Stephanie N. Merlos, Brittney N. Springer, Jamey Cooper, Guangyu Zhang, Danilo Boskovic, So Ran Kwon, Kevin E. Nick, and Christopher C. Perry, 2018, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 122: 29237-29248. https://doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b08641   (12/2018)
  • Cooper, Jamey, N., Allen M. Cooper, Benjamin L. Clausen, Kevin E. Nick, 2018, A multivariate analysis of the bedrock geochemistry associated with podoconiosis, Environmental Geochemistry and Health 41:649-665. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10653-018-0158-0  Podoconiosis is a disease whose etiology remains murky. Currently, the disease is attributed to particles that are believed to move through the skin and into the lymphatic system causing swelling of the lower legs. Identity of these particles or their composition remains unclear, though the presence of silicon and/or aluminum is often noted and frequently cited as causal agents. We applied multivariate analyses to the bedrock compositions of a large set of cases from an online database in an effort to identify underlying patterns or combinations of relative element abundances associated with podoconiosis-endemic regions. Using a combination of principal component analysis, discriminant function analysis, and ANOVA, we analyzed ten oxides from five regions on the African continent known to be associated with podoconiosis. The Hawaiian Islands were included as a control group since they are not known to have cases of podoconiosis despite similarity in geology and agricultural practices. Our analyses suggest that a unique alkaline- and silicon-rich geochemistry underlies regions associated with podoconiosis. Our results also imply that minerals enriched in incompatible elements, such as Ca, K, Mg, and Na, may be stronger predictors of the presence of the disease than either silicon or aluminum. (09/2018) (link)
  • Bryant, Gerald, Robert Cushman, Kevin Nick, and Andrew Miall, 2016, Paleohydrologic controls on soft-sediment deformation in the Navajo Sandstone, Sedimentary Geology. 344: 205-221. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sedgeo.2016.06.005  (01/2016) (link)
  • Ford, Colby, Gerald Bryant, and Kevin E. Nick, 2016, Architectural evidence of dune collapse in the Navajo Sandstone, Zion National Park, Utah. Sedimentary Geology, 344: 222-236. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sedgeo.2016.04.009   (01/2016) (link)
  • Holden, Megan S., Kevin E. Nick, Mia Hall, Jamie Milligan, Qiao Chen, and Chrostopher C. Perry. 2014. Synthesis and catalytic activity of pluronic stabilized silver-gold bimetallic nanoparticles. RSC Advances. Accepted for publication. https://doi:10.1039/C4RA07581A  (10/2014)
  • Sabir, Theodore S., Dong Yang, Jamie R. Milligan, A. Wilson Aruni,  Kevin E. Nick, Ruth H. Ramon, Joseph A. Hughes, R. Steven Kurti, and Christopher C. Perry, 2012.  Kinetics of gold nanoparticle formation facilitated by Triblock Copolymers. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, v. 116, p. 4431-4441. https://doi:10.1021/jp210591h  (12/2012)
  • Santucci, Vincent, L., Torrey Nyborg,  H. Paul Buchheim, and Kevin E. Nick, 2011, Vertebrate paleontological resources of Death Valley National Park, California, in press: Society of Vertebrate Paleontology.  (10/2012)
  • Esperante, R., Muniz Guinea, F., Nick, K. E., 2009, Taphonomy of a Mysticeti whale in the Lower Pliocene Huelva Sands Formation (Southern Spain), Geologica ACTA; vol. 7 (4), 489-504. https://DOI:10.1344/105.000001451  (12/2009) (link)
  • Esperante, Raul, Leonard Brand, Kevin E. Nick, Orlando Poma, and Mario Urbina, 2008, Exceptional occurrence of fossil baleen in shallow marine seduments of the Neogene Pisco Formation, Southern Peru: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 257, p. 344-360. https://DOI:10.1016/j.palaeo.2007.11.001  (07/2007)
  • Nick, Kevin E., Michael W. Conway, and Kathleen S. Fowler, 1995, The relation of diagenetic clays and sulfates to the treatment of coal bed methane reservoirs: paper number SPE 30736, preseented at the 1995 SPE annual meeting, October, 1995, pp. 363-372. Field procedures and laboratory experiments to stimulate production from coalbed methane reservoirs have largely been designed from experience with fractured reservoirs and coal geochemistry. This paper describes experiments to investigate the occurrence of cements in the permeability pathways in coal samples from mines and cores and how these diagenetic materials interact with completion and stimulation fluids based on core flow tests. Core flow testing of coals generally suggests damage by polymers and stimulation by several acids. Examination of cleat surfaces from teh Mary Lee and Black Creek coal seams in the Black Warrior Basin and Fruitland coal from the San Juan Basin by light microscopy, SEM, and XRD analyses show the presence of carbonate, quartz, and iron sulfide cements in impermeable cleats and quartz, illite, kaolinite, barite, gypsum, and iron sulfates in permeable fractures. Fracture morphology is also complex with many branching shapes and surface textures. Illite is typically the most abundant clay and is also interlaminated with or interspersed in the coal. Kaolinite is most likely to migrate and its occurrence in meniscus forms and packed against steps in the cleats document mobility. Coal fines are also present in the cleats, concentrated with clays at steps and bends in the cleats. Injection of fluorescin tagged guar through coal plugs demonstrated the polymer''''s affinity for clay and identified permeability pathways in coal. (10/1995)
  • Nick, Kevin E., R.Douglas Elmore, and K. Xia, 1991, Paleomagnetic and petrographic evidece for early magnetizations in successive terra-rosa paleosols, Lower-Pennsylvanian Black rince Limestone, Arizona: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 96, p. 9873-9886. (01/1991)
  • Nick, Kevin E., and R. Douglas Elmore. "Paleomagnetism of the Cambrian Royer Dolomite and Pennsylvanian Collings Ranch Conglomerate, southern Oklahoma: An early Paleozoic magnetization and non-pervasive remagnetization by weathering." GSA Bulletin, 102. (1990): 1517-1525. (01/1990)
  • Cullen, A., D. Fruit, K. Nick, J. Swartz, T. Hillegeist, D. Kaiser, and R.D. Elmore, 1989, Sandy tempestites in the lower/middle Atoka Formation, southeastern Oklahoma: in Suneson, N.H., J.A. Campbell, and M.J. Tilford (eds.) Geology and resources of the Frontal Belt of the Western Ouachita Mountains, Oklahoma, Field Trip No. 2 AAPG Mid-Continent Section p. 155-168. (09/1989)
  • Cullen, A., D. Fruit, K. Nick, J. Swartz, T. Hillegeist, D. Kaiser, and R.D. Elmore, 1989, Atoka Formation, Brushy Narrows Section, Indian Nations Turnpike: in Suneson, N.H., J.A. Campbell, and M.J. Tilford (eds.) Geology and resources of the Frontal Belt of the Western Ouachita Mountains, Oklahoma, Field Trip No. 2 AAPG Mid-Continent Section p. 63-67. (09/1989)
  • Elmore, R.D., Kevin E. Nick, Karen A. Cochran, and Lisa D. Crawford, 1988, Paleomagnetism of the Cambro-Ordovician Arbuckle Group and associated deposits in the southern Oklahoma aulacogen: Evidence for block rotations, Geophysical Research Letters, v. 15, p. 380-383. (09/1988)
  • Elmore, R.D., M.H. Engel, L. Crawford, K. Nick, S. Imbus, and Z. Sofer, 1987, Evidence for a relationship between hydrocarbons and authigenic magnetite, Nature, v. 325, p. 428-430. (07/1987)

Abstract

  • (PEER REVIEWED) Abdala, Samuel A., Kevin E. Nick, and H. Paul Buchheim, 2018, Stratigraphy and petrography of Hettangian to Sinemurian lacustrine carbonates of the Glen Canyon Group, Washington County (SW Utah), Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 50, No. 6, ISSN 0016-7592 https://doi:0.1130/abs/2018AM-324871 (10/2018)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Ombati, Dominic; Nick, Kevin E. 2017. Transport mechanism of the anthropogenic lead along I40 near Barstow, California. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 49, No. 6. doi: 10.1130/abs/2017AM-307634 (10/2017)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Pompe, Lance R.; Clausen, Benjamin L.; Paterson, Scott R.; Nick, Kevin E.; Martinez, Ana M.; Porras, Orlando P. 2017. Episodic continental arc magmatism in the Peruvian Andes from U-Pb Zircon geochronology. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 49, No. 6. doi: 10.1130/abs/2017AM-304862 (10/2017)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Erbas-White, K., J. Wu, K. E. Nick, and W. K. Hayes. 2017. Habitat differences, niche overlap, and niche partitioning between two sympatric southern California rattlesnakes inferred from geology, vegetation (NDVI), elevation, and climate. Biology of Snakes Symposium, Rodeo, New Mexico. (06/2017)
  • Erbas-White, K., J. Wu, K. E. Nick, and W. K. Hayes. 2017. Habitat differences, niche overlap, and niche partitioning between two sympatric southern California rattlesnakes inferred from geology, vegetation (NDVI), elevation, and climate. Biology of Snakes Symposium, Rodeo, New Mexico. (06/2017)
  • Merlos, Stephanie; Nick, Kevin; Perry, Christopher; Allard, Marco, 2017. Mechanistic insight into remediation and isomerization of methyl-parathion by mixed metal oxide nanocomposites in aqueous solutions. American Chemical Society, Abstract #902, San Francisco. (05/2017) (link)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Merlos, Stephanie; Nick, Kevin; Perry, Christopher; Allard, Marco, 2017. Mechanistic insight into remediation and isomerization of methyl-parathion by mixed metal oxide nanocomposites in aqueous solutions. American Chemical Society, Abstract #902, San Francisco. https://ep70.eventpilot.us/web/page.php?page=IntHtml&project=ACS17SPRING&id=2658788 (03/2017)
  • Belia, R. Emilia; Nick, Kevin E.; Bedoya, Erika; Concheyro, Andrea;  2017. Latest-Oligocene calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy from the low-latitude eastern Pacific, Pisco Basin (Peru). Microfossil IV conference, Houston. (03/2017)
  • Cooper, Jamey N.; Nguyen, Andy; Lee, Nathan H.; Oberg, Kerby C.; and Nick, Kevin E. 2016. Measuring the cellular response of macrophages to soil components by flow cytometry: Determining the toxicity of podoconiosis-associated soils. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 48, No. 7. (10/2016)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Belia, R. Emilia, Nick, Kevin E., 2016 Early-Miocene calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy from low-lattitude, Pisco Basin, Peru. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 48, No. 4.  doi: 10.1130/abs/2016CD-274218 (10/2016)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Ombati, Dominic; Nick, Kevin E. 2016. Sedimentology of the Neoproterozoic Beck Spring – Kingston Peak transition in the Kingston Range, California. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 48, No. 4.  doi: 10.1130/abs/2016CD-274620 (10/2016)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Cooper, Jamey N.; Nguyen, Andy; Lee, Nathan H.; Oberg, Kerby C.; and Nick, Kevin E. 2016. Measuring the cellular response of macrophages to soil components by flow cytometry: Determining the toxicity of podoconiosis-associated soils. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 48, No. 7. doi: 10.1130/abs/2016AM-281181 (10/2016)
  • Belia, R. Emilia, Nick, Kevin E., 2016 Early-Miocene calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy from low-lattitude, Pisco Basin, Peru. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 48, No. 4.  doi: 10.1130/abs/2016CD-274218 (10/2016)
  • Ombati, Dominic; Nick, Kevin E. 2016. Sedimentology of the Neoproterozoic Beck Spring – Kingston Peak transition in the Kingston Range, California. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 48, No. 4.  doi: 10.1130/abs/2016CD-274620 (10/2016)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Fernando, H.S. Ranjan, Nick, Kevin E., and Bryant, Gerald. 2016, Enhanced understanding of Navajo dune morphology through ichnology. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 48, No. 4.  doi: 10.1130/abs/2016CD-274729 (10/2016)
  • Marco Allard, Kristopher Gates, Rowaid Kellow, Benjamin Figueroa, Viiktoria Liu, Jenny Song, Kevin Nick, Christopher Perry. 2016. Remediation of organophosphates by mixed metal oxide nanocomposites. Proceedings of the 21st American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition: COLL: Basic Research in Colloids, Surfactants & Nanomaterials: 2016 Mar 13-17; San Diego, CA. (03/2016)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Marco Allard, Kristopher Gates, Rowaid Kellow, Benjamin Figueroa, Viiktoria Liu, Jenny Song, Kevin Nick, Christopher Perry. 2016. Remediation of organophosphates by mixed metal oxide nanocomposites. Proceedings of the 21st American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition: COLL: Basic Research in Colloids, Surfactants & Nanomaterials: 2016 Mar 13-17; San Diego, CA. (03/2016)
  • Ford, Colby, Nick, Kevin, and Bryant, Gerald. 2015. 3D visualization of liquefaction-induced dune collapse in the Navajo Sandstone, Utah, USA. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 17, EGU2015-8561 (12/2015)
  • Ombati, Dominic, Nick, Kevin E. 2015. Sedimentology of the Neoproterozoic Beck Spring – Kingston Peak transition in the Kingston Range, California. AAPG Datapages/Search and Discovery Article #90215 © 2015 Pacific Section AAPG Convention, Oxnard, California, May 3-6, 2015 (05/2015)
  • Belia, R. Emilia, Kevin Nick, Erika Bedoya Agudelo, and A. Concheyro. 2015. Late Oligocene – early Miocene calcareous nannofossils from basal Pisco Formation, Pisco Basin, Peru (abs). Journal of Nannoplankton Research 35 SPEC. ISS. : 22. (03/2015)
  • Ford, Colby A., Bryant, Gerald, and Nick, Kevin E. 2014. Soft-sediment deformation and dune collapse in the Navajo Sandstone, Utah. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 46 (6): 91. (10/2014)
  • Fernando, H.S. Ranjan, Nick, Kevin E., and Bryant, Gerald. 2014. Controls on the spatial distribution of vertebrate fossil tracks in the Navajo Sandstone at Moccasin Mt, Utah. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 46 (6): 543. (10/2014)
  • Cooper, Jamey, N., Cooper, Allen M., Clausen, Benjamin L., and Nick, Kevin E. 2014. Statistical comparison of the geochemistry of volcanic bedrocks and soils from podoconiosis-associated regions on the African continent. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 46 (6): 304. (10/2014)
  • Fleming, Monte A., Nick, Kevin E., Urbina, M., Poma, O. 2013 Sedimentology of marine vertebrate burial in the Miocene Pisco Formation, Peru. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 45 (6): 61. (10/2013)
  • Datta, Saugata, Finkelman, Robert B., Hasan, Syed E., Nick, Kevin E. 2013. The geology and health division: an IMGA honorary chapter. 2013 Conference of the Internantional Medical Geology Association. (08/2013)
  • Stanton, Caleb W., Coronado, Jankel L., Nick, Kevin E. 2012. High resolution correlation and paleoenvironments of diatomaceous mudstone and sandy intervals, Miocene Pisco Fm, Peru. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 44 (7): 131. (10/2012)
  • O'Hare, Daniel J., Kevin E. Nick, Monte Fleming, Roberto Biaggi, Orlando Poma, Jankel Coronado, and Jon Eilers, 2012, High Resolution Correlation and Paleoenvironmental Transects of Fine-Grained Shallow Marine Bay Deposits of the Miocene Pisco Formation, West-Central Peru. AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90142, AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, April 22-25, 2012, Long Beach, California 04/2012 (04/2012)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) O'Hare, Daniel J., Kevin E. Nick, Monte Fleming, Roberto Biaggi, Orlando Poma, Jankel Coronado, and Jon Eilers, 2012, High Resolution Correlation and Paleoenvironmental Transects of Fine-Grained Shallow Marine Bay Deposits of the Miocene Pisco Formation, West-Central Peru. AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90142, AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, April 22-25, 2012, Long Beach, California (04/2012) (link)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Nick, Kevin E., Clausen, Benjamin L., 2010, Tephrochronology and high resolution correlation in the upper Pisco Formation, Miocene, Peru. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 42, No. 5, p. 432. (10/2010)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Nyborg, Torrey, Buchheim, H. Paul, and Nick, Kevin E., 2010, Age, stratigraphy, depositional environment and vertebrate ichnology of the Miocene-Pliocene Copper Canyon Formation, Death Valley, California. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 42, No. 5, p. 61. (10/2010)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Cooper, Jamey N. Esperante, Raul, Nick, Kevin E., 2009, The quantification of bioerosion in fossil cetaceans of the Pisco Formation, Peru. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 41, No. 7, p. 628. (10/2009)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Nyborg, Torrey and Kevin E. Nick. "Chronostratigraphy of the track-bearing Copper Canyon Unit, Death Valley National Park, California." Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 39.6 (2007): 148-148. (10/2007)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Kevin Nick and Monica Easton. "GSA Geology and Health Division: Promoting research, education, and practice in sister sciences." Open File Reports . (2007): -. (01/2007)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Deborah Nelson, Gabe Filipelli, Brenda Pierce, Kevin Nick, Geoff Plumlee, and Monica Gowan. "Building bridges for collaboration between the geosciences and health sciences: A cross-disciplinary training conference." Open File Report . (2007): -. (01/2007)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Ethan Allen, Benjamin Clausen, Kevin Nick, Douglas Morton, and Ronald Kistler. "Fractionation trends and assimilation in Cretaceous and Triassic intrusives in the Central San Bernardino Mountains, CA." Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 38.7 (2006): 560-560. (10/2006)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Raul Esperante, Kevin Nick, and Leonard Brand. "Exceptional occurrence of fossil baleen in the Miocene/Pliocene Pisco Formation, Peru." Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 38.7 (2006): 64-64. (10/2006)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Nick, Kevin E.. "Crushed stone industries and respirable dust in southern India." Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 36.5 (2004): 126-126. (01/2004)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Jared M. McHenry and Kevin E. Nick. "Timing and origin of reddening in carbonate lenses of the Jurassic Navajo Sandstone." Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 36.5 (2004): 375-375. (01/2004)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Nick, Kevin E. "Crushed stone industries and respirable dust in southern India." Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 36. (2004): 126-126. (01/2004)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Nick, Kevin E.. "Lithologic and stratigraphic evidence for the impact origin of a buried Ordovician age crater and reservoir near Ames, Major County, Oklahoma." American Association of Petroleum Geologists Abstracts with Programs . (1994): 224.-224. (01/1994)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Gale, P.N., B.N. Carpenter, K.E. Nick. "Comparison of borehole image logs, conventional logs and cores in "fractured" sandstone." American Association of Petroleum Geologists Abstracts with Programs . (1994): 152-152. (01/1994)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Nick, Kevin E. and Bob Sandridge. "The Ames Crater: Origin and reservoir characteristics of a buried, Ordovician impact structure, Major County, Oklahoma." American Association of Petroleum Geologists Abstracts with Programs . (1993): 158-158. (01/1993)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Nick, Kevin E., Ben L. Clausen, and H. Paul Buchheim. "Depositional environments and petroleum potential of a Miocene, lacustrine deposit in west-central Nevada." American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin 66. (1982): 613-613. (01/1982)

Non-Scholarly Journals

  • LSA Associates, Inc., Bob Reynolds and Kevin E. Nick,  2000,  Results of paleontological resource monitoring program: Flint Ridge Development, Chino Hills, San Bernardino County, California. Monitoring Report prepared by LSA Associates. (05/2000)
  • Penny, Glenn S., Michael W. Conway, Stephen W. Almond, Ron Himes, and Kevin E. Nick. 1996. The mechanisms and impact of damage resulting from hydraulic fracturing. Monograph for the Gas Research Institute, Chicago, IL. 171 p. (10/1996)