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Publications

* Queens College graduate student author

** Queens College undergraduate student author

 

SUBMITTED

Lesnek, A.J., Licciardi, J.M., Hidy, A.J., Anderson, T.S., Technical note: Optimizing the in situ cosmogenic 36Cl extraction and measurement workflow for geologic applications. Geochronology. [preprint and discussion]

 

PUBLISHED

16. Lesnek, A.J., 2023, Windows of opportunity for the peopling of the Americas. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, v. 120, no. 10, e2300979120. [pdf]

15. Price, B.N., Stansell, N.D., Fernández, A., Licciardi, J.M., Lesnek, A.J., Sorensen, M.K., Castillo, E.J., Muñoz, A., Shutkin, T., Ciocca, I., and Galilea, I., 2022, Chlorine-36 surface exposure dating of Late-Holocene moraines and glacial mass balance modeling, Monte Sierra Nevada, South-Central Chilean Andes (38°S). Frontiers in Earth Science, 1128. [pdf]

14. Darvill, C.M., Menounos, B., Goehring, B.M., and Lesnek, A.J., 2022, Cordilleran Ice Sheet Stability During the Last Deglaciation. Geophysical Research Letters, e2021GL097191. [pdf]

13. Walcott, C.K., Briner, J.P., Baichtal, J.F., Lesnek, A.J., and Licciardi, J.M., 2022, Cosmogenic ages indicate no MIS 2 refugia in the Alexander Archipelago, Alaska. Geochronology, v. 4, no. 1, p. 191–211. [pdf]

12. Baichtal, J.F., Lesnek, A.J., Carlson, R.J., Schmuck, N., Smith, J.L., Landwehr, D.J., and Briner, J.P., 2021, Late Pleistocene and early Holocene sea-level history and glacial retreat interpreted from shell-bearing marine deposits of Southeastern Alaska, Geosphere, v. 17, no. 6, p. 1590–1615. [pdf]

11. Young, N.E., Briner, J.P., Miller, G.H., Lesnek, A.J., Crump, S.E., Pendleton, S.L., Schwartz, R., and Schaefer, J.M., 2021, Pulsebeat of early Holocene glaciation in Baffin Bay from high-resolution beryllium-10 moraine chronologies, Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 270, 107179. [pdf]

10. Young, N.E., Lesnek, A.J., Cuzzone, J.K., Briner, J.P., Badgeley, J.A., Balter-Kennedy, A., Graham, B.L., Cluett, A., Lamp, J.L., Schwartz, R., Tuna, T., Bard, E., Caffee, M.W., Zimmerman, S.R.H., and Schaefer, J.M., 2021,Cosmogenic isotope measurements from recently deglaciated bedrock as a new tool to decipher changes in Greenland Ice Sheet size, Climate of the Past, v. 17, p. 419-450. [pdf]

9. Briner, J.P., Cuzzone, J.K., Badgeley, J.A., Young, N.E., Steig, E.J., Morlighem, M., Schlegel, N.J., Hakim, G.J., Schaefer, J., Johnson, J.V., Lesnek, A.J., Thomas, E.K., Allan, E., Bennike, O., Cluett, A.A., Csatho, B., de Vernal, A., Downs, J., Larour, E., and Nowicki, S., 2020, Greenland Ice Sheet mass loss rate will exceed Holocene values this century, Nature, v. 586, p. 70-74. [pdf]

8. Lesnek, A.J., Briner, J.P., Baichtal, J.F., and Lyles, A.S., 2020, New constraints on the last deglaciation of the Cordilleran Ice Sheet in coastal Southeast Alaska, Quaternary Research, v. 96, p. 140-160. [pdf]

7. Downs, J.Z., Johnson, J.V., Briner, J.P., Young N.E., Lesnek, A.J., and Cuzzone, J.K., 2020, West Greenland Ice Sheet retreat history reveals elevated precipitation during the Holocene thermal maximum, The Cryosphere, v. 14, p. 1121-1137. [pdf]

6. Young, N.E., Briner, J.P., Schaefer, J.M., Miller, G.H., Lesnek, A.J., Crump, S.E., Thomas, E.K., Pendleton, S.L., Cuzzone, J.K., Lamp, J., Zimmerman, S., and Caffee, M., 2020, Reply to Carlson (2020) comment on "Deglaciation of the Greenland and Laurentide ice sheets interrupted by glacier advance during abrupt coolings", Quaternary Science Reviews. [pdf]

5. Lesnek, A.J., Briner, J.P., Young, N.E., and Cuzzone, J.K., 2020, Maximum Southwest Greenland Ice Sheet recession in the early Holocene, Geophysical Research Letters, v. 47, e2019GL08316. [pdf]

4. Young, N.E., Briner, J.P., Miller, G.H., Lesnek, A.J., Crump, S.E., Thomas, E.K., Pendleton, S.L., Cuzzone, J.K., Lamp, J., Zimmerman, S., Caffee, M., and Schaefer, J.M., 2020, Deglaciation of the Greenland and Laurentide ice sheets interrupted by glacier advance during abrupt coolings, Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 229, 106091. [pdf]

3. Lesnek, A.J., Briner, J.P., Lindqvist, C., Baichtal, J.F., and Heaton, T.H., 2018, Deglaciation of the Pacific coastal corridor directly preceded the human colonization of the Americas, Science Advances, v. 4, no. 5, eaar5040. [pdf]

2. Lesnek, A.J. and Briner, J.P., 2018, Response of a land-terminating sector of the western Greenland Ice Sheet to early Holocene climate change: Evidence from 10Be dating in the Søndre Isortoq region, Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 180, p. 145-156. [pdf]

1. Briner, J.P., Tulenko J.P., Kaufman, D.S., Young N.E., Baichtal, J.F., and Lesnek, A., 2017, The Last Deglaciation of Alaska, Cuadernos de Investigación Geográfica, v. 43, p. 429-448. [pdf]

INVITED SEMINARS

Late Pleistocene climate and tectonics in the Teton Range, Wyoming, Paleoglaciers seminar, February 22 2024, Online. [presentation recording]

Reconstructing Late Quaternary climate and tectonics with glacial deposits in the Teton Range, Wyoming. Queens College School of Earth and Environmental Sciences Colloquium, September 13 2023, Flushing, NY.

A geologic perspective on human migration to the Americas. Brooklyn College Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences Colloquium. December 6 2022, Online.

Searching for Ice Age refugia along North America’s Pacific coast. Doctoral Program in Earth and Environmental Sciences Colloquium Series, CUNY Graduate Center, April 28 2022, New York, NY.

Glacial Geology and Geochronology of Southeast Alaska. Southeast Alaska Discovery Center: Friday Night Insight, March 25 2022, Online.

Greenland Ice Sheet mass loss will exceed Holocene values this century. Baruch College Climate Scholars seminar, September 20 2021, Online.

A land of ice and fire: Late Quaternary deglaciation, sea level change, and volcanism on America’s Northwest Pacific coast. University College Dublin (Ireland) seminar series, November 11 2020, Online.

Queens College School of Earth and Environmental Sciences seminar series, February 17 2021, Online.

 

Unraveling the Last Deglaciation: Case Studies from Greenland and Alaska. Queens College School of Earth and Environmental Sciences seminar series, March 12 2020, Flushing, NY.

Deglaciation of the North Pacific Coast and the Peopling of the Americas. University of New Hampshire Department of Earth Sciences, November 30 2018, Durham, NH.

The Last Deglaciation of the Greenland and Cordilleran Ice Sheets: Reconstructions from Southwestern Greenland and Southeast Alaska. University of Maine Climate Change Institute, October 24 2018, Orono, ME.

Deglaciation of the North Pacific coast: Causes, consequences, and remaining questions. International Quaternary Webinar (hosted by UMass Amherst), September 19 2018, Online.

Holocene fluctuations of the western Greenland Ice Sheet. National Lacustrine Core Facility (LacCore), October 10, 2017, Minneapolis, MN.

SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2023

Taib, R.**, Kalika, D.D.**, Lesnek, A.J., Reconstructing Laurentide Ice Sheet retreat in the Hudson Valley, NY with modeling and cosmogenic 10Be dating. Poster presentation at CUNY Celebration of Undergraduate Research. May 31 2023, New York, NY.

2022

Lesnek, A.J., Licciardi, J.M., Taib, R.**, Cosmogenic 10Be dating of late Pleistocene landforms along the eastern Teton Range front: Initial climatic and tectonic interpretations. Oral presentation at 2022 GSA Connects meeting. October 9 2022, Denver, CO.

Lesnek, A.J., Licciardi, J.M., Late Quaternary slip rates of the Teton fault, Wyoming, from cosmogenic 10Be dating. Poster presented at 2022 AMQUA Biennial Meeting. June 8 2022, Madison, WI.

 

Lesnek, A.J., Licciardi, J.M., Briner, J.P., Baichtal, J.F., Walcott, C.K., Reconstructing late Quaternary volcanic activity and surface exposure at the Mount Edgecumbe Volcanic Field, Alaska. Oral presentation at the NSF Southeast Alaska Workshop. May 24 2022, Buffalo, NY.

 

2021

Lesnek, A.J., Licciardi, J.M., Briner, J.P., Baichtal, J.F., Walcott, C.K., Exposing the history of volcanism and sea-level changes at the Mount Edgecumbe Volcanic Field in Southeast Alaska using cosmogenic nuclides. Oral presentation at 50th Annual International Arctic Workshop, April 15 2021, Online.

2020

Lesnek, A.J., Larsen, D.J., Licciardi, J.M., A multi-proxy reconstruction of Pleistocene-Holocene denudation rates in the eastern Teton Range, Wyoming. Poster presented at 2020 AGU Fall Meeting, December 10, Online.

Lesnek, A.J., Licciardi, J.M., Thackray, G.D., Constraining Late Quaternary offset rates along the Teton Fault, Wyoming, using cosmogenic 10Be dating of alluvial landforms. Poster presented at 2020 GSA Annual Meeting, October 28 2020, Online.

2019

Lesnek, A.J., Briner, J.P., Young, N.E., Cuzzone, J.K., Maximum Southwest Greenland Ice Sheet recession in the early Holocene. Poster presented at 2019 AGU Fall Meeting, December 10 2019, San Francisco, CA.

2018

Lesnek, A.J., Briner, J.P., Baichtal, J.F., Rapid Cordilleran Ice Sheet deglaciation during Heinrich Stadial 1. Oral presentation at 2018 AGU Fall Meeting, December 10 2018, Washington, D.C.

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Lesnek, A.J., Briner, J.P., Young N.E., Synthesizing Holocene Greenland Ice Sheet chronology for data-model comparison. Poster presented at Joint CANQUA/AMQUA Biennial Meeting, August 10 2018, Ottawa, ON.

Lesnek, A.J., Briner, J.P., Young, N.E., Cuzzone, J.K., Downs, J.Z., Johnson, J.V., Holocene Greenland Ice Sheet extent for data-model comparison. Oral presentation at 48th Annual International Arctic Workshop, April 5 2018, Boulder, CO.

2017

Lesnek, A.J., Briner, J.P., Baichtal, J.F., Sbarra, C. Latest Pleistocene deglaciation of the Cordilleran Ice Sheet in southeastern Alaska. Poster presented at 2017 GSA Annual Meeting, October 23, 2017, Seattle, WA.

 

Lesnek, A.J., Briner, J.P., Roop, H.A., Cluett, A.A., Thomas, E.K., Young, N.E. Constraints on western Greenland Ice Sheet extent during the middle Holocene from proglacial threshold lakes. Poster presented at 47th Annual International Arctic Workshop, March 23 2017, Buffalo, NY.

2016

Lesnek, A.J., Briner, J.P., It takes two: New constraints on Cordilleran Ice Sheet extent and retreat from 10Be and radiocarbon dating. Oral presentation at 2016 AGU Fall Meeting, December 11 2016, San Francisco, CA.

 

Lesnek, A.J., Briner, J.P., It takes two: Using 10Be and radiocarbon dating to decipher the glacial history of southeastern Alaska. Oral presentation at 46th Annual International Arctic Workshop, April 2 2016, Boulder, CO.

2015

Lesnek, A.J., Briner, J.P., Schweinsberg, A.D., Lifton, N.A., Toward a master chronology for western Greenland’s Fjord Stade Moraines: New 10Be ages from the Søndre Isortoq region. Oral presentation at 2015 AGU Fall Meeting, December 17 2015, San Francisco, CA.

 

Lesnek, A.J., Briner, J.P., Schweinsberg, A.D., Lifton, N.A., A preliminary 10Be chronology of the Fjord Stade Moraines in the Søndre Isortoq region, western Greenland. Poster presented at 2015 Northeastern Section GSA Meeting, March 23 2015, Bretton Woods, NH.

2013

Lesnek, A., Martin, J.B., Deuerling, K. Hydrochemical Evidence for Differential Weathering in Proglacial and Deglaciated Streams in Western Greenland. Poster presented at University of Florida Undergraduate Research Symposium, March 23 2013, Gainesville, FL.

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