Curriculum Vita
Miriam Lee Fearn
Associate Professor of Geography
Department of Earth Sciences
University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 36688
phone (251) 460-6381, fax (251) 461-1487
mfearn@usouthal.edu

 

 

Presentations with Published Abstracts:

 

 

Trussel, W. and Fearn, M. 2011. Why are the Levels of Dissolved Oxygen so Low in Eslava Creek? [Abstract]. Abstracts of the University of South Alabama Undergraduate Research Program (UCUR), October 2011.

 

Walker, V. & Fearn, M. 2010. Accumulation of Sediment in Manmade Lakes in Mobile, Alabama. Abstracts of the University of South Alabama Undergraduate Research Program (UCUR), October 2010.

 

Fort, E., Turton, A., Haywick, D. & Fearn, M. 2010. The trees are back! The on again off again exposure of a paleosoil and fossil tree stumps along the surf zone of Fort Morgan Peninsula, Alabama. Geological Society of America NE/SE Section Meeting, Baltimore, MD. March 2010, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 42, N. 1.

 

Turton, A. & Fearn, M. 2009. Pollen Analysis of Peat from the Fort Morgan Peninsula. Abstracts of the University of South Alabama Undergraduate Research Program (UCUR), October 2009.

 

Fearn, M. L. & Sawyer, C. F. 2009. Why Don’t Geography Majors Participate in Field Trips? [Abstract]. Abstracts, Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, on CD-ROM.

 

Phillips, J.H., Fort, E.L., Turton, A., Haywick, D.W. & Fearn, M.L. (2009). Sedimentology of shoreline erosion exposed soil horizons along the Alabama Gulf Coast.  [Abstract]. Bulletin of the Geological Society of America.

 

Fearn, M.L.; & Jordan, K.J. 2006. Dog River Clearwater Revival:  Monitoring Water Quality in an Urban Stream [Poster] Alabama-Mississippi Bays and Bayous Symposium, November 27-29, Mobile, AL, p.37.

 

Dyke, C.A. and Fearn, M.L. 2005. A Comparative Study of United States vs. International Environmental Policy. Poster in University of South Alabama 12th Annual Research Forum, April 2005.
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Dyke, C.A. and Fearn, M.L. 2005. A Comparative Study of United States vs. International Environmental Policy. Poster in Southeastern Coastal and Atmospheric Processes Symposium, University of South Alabama, April 9.
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Thomas, K., McCullough, C. and Fearn, M. 2004. Phytolith analysis of Chocalata Bay. Poster in University of South Alabama UCUR Forum.
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Fearn, M.L. 2004. Paleoecology of Weeks Bay: Pollen and Diatoms. Presentation to the Alabama Geological Society in conjunction with the Southwest Alabama Geological Society, November, 2004.
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Fearn, M.L. 2004. Changes in water conditions and sedimentation rates associated with construction of the Mobile Bay Causeway. Presentation to the Alabama Geological Society in conjunction with the Southwest Alabama Geological Society, November, 2004.
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McCullough, C., Ellison, P. and Fearn, M. 2004. Did Causeway Construction Change Conditions in Chocalata Bay? Poster in University of South Alabama 11th Annual Research Forum, April 2004.
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Fearn, M.L., 2004. Ecological Impacts of Causeway Construction, Southeastern Coastal and Atmospheric Processes Symposium, University of South Alabama, March 27.
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Fearn, M. and McCullough, C. 2004. Ecological impacts of causeway construction. In: 2004 Abstract Volume, The Association of American Geographers 100th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, CD-ROM.
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Haywick, D.W., Fearn, M.L. and Sanders, J.M.. 2003. Sedimentation rates in marginal marine environments in southern Alabama, In: 2003 Abstracts with Programs, Geological Society of America, 2003 Annual Meeting, November 2-5, Seattle, WA. Geological Society of America.
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Haywick, D.W., Sebastian, G.R. and Fearn, M.L. 2003. Cross-discipline approaches to enhance geoscience education on the Gulf Coast of Alabama. GeoSciED IV, Calgary, Canada,August 10-14, 2003

Jordan, K., Pounds, T. and Fearn, M.L. 2003. Alabama’s population through time: a geographic study. Poster in University of South Alabama 10th Annual Research Forum, April 2003.
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Sanders, J.M., Oset, S.J., Gunn, C.D., Haywick, D.W., and Fearn, M.L. 2003. Determination of sedimentation rates in Dog River and Fowl River, Mobile County, AL, using Gamma-ray analysis. Poster, University of South Alabama 10th Annual Research Forum, April 2003.
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Sanders, J.M., Varghese, S., Haywick, D.W., Fearn, M.L. 2003. Undergraduate research projects in atomic collisions and Gamma-ray spectroscopy. Paper presented at 17th Annual International Conference on the Application of Acceleration in Research and Industry, Denton, Texas.
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Stapleton, C.A., Fearn, M.L., Haywick, D.A., Sanders, J.M. 2002. Estuarine Paleoecology: a study of Weeks Bay, Alabama. In 2002 Book of Abstracts, International Society for Diatom Research, 17th International Diatom Symposium, Ottawa, Canada.
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Haywick, D.W., Fearn, M.L., Kempton, J.P., and Yokel, L.S. 2002. Holocene sedimentary fill in Weeks Bay, Alabama: a 6000 year record of human and storm impacted deposition in a United States Gulf Coast estuary. In 2002 Abstract Volume, International Association of Sedimentologists, 16th International Sedimentological Congress, Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Fearn, M.L.; Hathorn, J.H.; Stapleton, C.; Haywick, D.W.; Sanders , J.M. 2002. Estuarine Paleoecology: a Study of Weeks Bay, Alabama. In: 2002 Abstract Volume, The Association of American Geographers 98th Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, CD-ROM.
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Shaw, J.S.; Fearn, M.L.; Weak, M.J. and Mulekar, M.S. 2001 Death rates in Alabama: spatial and statistical analyses. Poster in University of South Alabama 8th Annual Research Forum, April 2001.
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Stapleton C. and Fearn, M.L. 2001. Diatoms in Weeks Bay: clues to the past. Poster in University of South Alabama 8th Annual Research Forum, April 2001.
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Fearn, M. L. and Bachant, J. J. 2000. Watershed education and community partnerships. Poster in Gulf of Mexico Symposium, Mobile, Alabama.
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Fearn, M. L. and Hornbuckle, S. 2000. Pollen analysis and sedimentation rates in Weeks Bay, Alabama. In: 2000 Abstract Volume, The Association of American Geographers 96th Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, CD-ROM.
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Stapleton, C. and Fearn, M. L. 2000. Analysis of diatom assemblages for paleo-reconstruction in Weeks Bay, Alabama. In: 2000 Abstract Volume, The Association of American Geographers 96th Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, CD-ROM.
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Liu, K.B. and Fearn, M.L. 1999. Do hurricane activities vary at timescales of centuries to millennia? In: 1999 Abstract Volume, The Association of American Geographers 95th Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, CD-ROM.
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Fearn, M.L. and Liu, K.B. 1998. 5000 to 3000 BP: The Calm Before the Storms? In: 1998 Abstract Volume, The Association of American Geographers 94th Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, CD-ROM.
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Liu, K.B. and Fearn, M.L. 1998. Landfall Probabilities of Prehistoric Catastrophic Hurricanes Estimated from Gulf Coast Lake-Sediment Records. In: 1998 Abstract Volume, The Association of American Geographers 94th Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, CD-ROM.
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Zhou, X, Liu, K.B., Fearn, M.L., Cahoon, D.R., and Fournet, S.C. 1998. A 1,200-Year History of Intense Hurricane Strikes in the Atchafalaya Marsh of Southern Louisiana. In: 1998 Abstract Volume, The Association of American Geographers 94th Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, CD-ROM.
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Fearn, M.L. and Liu, K.B. 1997. Hurricane Opal's sedimentary signature in west Florida's coastal lakes. In: 1997 Annual Meeting Abstracts, Association of American Geographers, Fort Worth, Texas, pp. 76-77.
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Liu, K.B. and Fearn, M.L. 1997. "Reconstructing late-Holocene activities of catastrophic hurricanes along the U.S. Gulf Coast: new data from Florida and Louisiana." In: 1997 Annual Meeting Abstracts, Association of American Geographers, Fort Worth, Texas, p. 155. 
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Fearn, M.L. 1996. Phytoliths in sediment as indicators of grass pollen source. In: Program and Abstracts, Ninth International Palynological Congress, Houston, Texas, p. 41-42.
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Fearn, M.L, and Liu, K.B. 1995. 3500 B.P. corn pollen from southern Alabama. In: 1995 Annual Meeting Abstracts, Association of American Geographers, Chicago, Illinois, p. 84-85. 
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Liu, K.B., Fearn, M.L., and Gathen, K.L. 1995. Geological fingerprints of catastrophic hurricanes along the northern Gulf of Mexico coast. In: Abstracts of 1st SEPM Congress on Sedimentary Geology, August, 1995, St. Pete Beach, Florida
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Kleiss, B.A., Pizzolato, W.N., and Fearn, M.L. 1994. Sediment accretion methods and rates in prairie potholes. In: Abstracts with Program, Society of Wetland Scientists, Portland, Oregon, June 1994, p. 109. 
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Gathen, K.L., Fearn, M.L., and Liu, K.B. 1994. Recent and prehistoric hurricanes and their impacts on Horn Island, Mississippi. In: 1994 Annual Meeting Abstracts, Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, California, p. 119. 
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Liu, K.B., Fearn, M.L., and Li, X. 1994. Abrupt climatic change along the northern Gulf of Mexico Coast at 3200 yr. B.P. In: 1994 Annual Meeting Abstracts, Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, California, p. 221. 
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Fearn, M.L. 1993. Prairie or saltmarsh? Phytoliths succeed where pollen fails. In: 1993 Annual Meeting Abstracts, Association of American Geographers, Atlanta, Georgia, p. 68. 
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Liu, K.B. and Fearn, M.L.. 1993. Where in the mud is Hurricane Camille? In: 1993 Annual Meeting Abstracts, Association of American Geographers, Atlanta, Georgia, p. 140.
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Fearn, M.L. and Liu, K.B. 1993. Searching for sedimentary records of Gulf coast hurricanes. In: 1993 Abstracts with Programs, Geological Society of America, 25(4), April 1993 Southeastern Section Meeting, Tallahassee, Florida.
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Li, X., Liu, K.B., and Fearn, M.L. 1993. A 6000-year pollen and diatom stratigraphy from the Pearl River marsh, coastal Louisiana. In: Program and Abstracts, American Society of Stratigraphic Palynologists, October 1993, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, p. 52. 
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Gathen, K., Fearn, M.L. and Liu, K.B.. 1993. Reconstruction of past hurricane effects on Horn Island, Mississippi. March 1993, Southwestern Association of American Geographers, New Orleans, Louisiana
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Fearn, M.L. 1991. Cajun Prairie: Holocene history of a southern grassland. In: 1991 Annual Meeting Abstracts, Association of American Geographers, Miami, Florida, p. 59. 
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Liu, K.B., Fearn, M.L. and Li, X. 1991. A 5000-year history of hurricane climate and vegetation change along the Gulf Coast of Alabama. In: 1991 Annual Meeting Abstracts, Association of American Geographers, Miami, Florida, p. 117. 
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Fearn, M.L. and Liu, K.B. 1990. Lake sediment and pollen records of hurricane disturbance along the Gulf Coast of Alabama. In: 1990 Annual Meeting Abstracts, Association of American Geographers, Toronto, Canada, p. 69. 
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Fearn, M.L. and Liu, K.B. 1990. Reconstructing the late- Holocene hurricane climate along the Alabama Gulf Coast from lake sediments. In: 1990 Abstracts with Programs, Geological Society of America, 1990 Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, p.269. 
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