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Courses Taught

Quarter/Year
Dept
Course #
Credits
Enrollment
% Responsible
G
autumn 2008ESS21156050%Darrel Cowan
spring 2009ESS5903750%Gerard Roe
autumn 2009ESS21155950%John Stone
winter 2010ESS490/59038100%
spring 2010ESS59034100%
autumn 2010ESS599A169100%
winter 2011ESS41847100%
autumn 2011ESS21155750%Darrel Cowan
autumn 2011ESS59514100%
winter 2012ESS418322100%
winter 2012ESS59512100%
spring 2012ESS490B23100%
spring 2012ESS590B23100%
autumn 2012ESS59512100%
winter 2013ESS48031100%
winter 2013ESS58035100%
winter 2013ESS59512100%
spring 2013ESS418417100%
fall 2013ESS21158850%Darrel Cowan
fall 2013ESS59519100%
winter 2014ESS59517100%
winter 2014ESS490/590312100%
spring 2014ESS59517100%
spring 2014ESS490/590111100%
fall 2014ESS21155850%Darrel Cowan
fall 2014ESS59515100%
winter 2015ESS418430100%
winter 2015ESS59516100%
Spring 2015maternity leave
2015-2016sabbatical

UW Class Seminars and Lectures

Date(s)
Dept/Other
Course #
Location
Type of Instruction / Title of Talk
10-21-2008ESS594JHN-022guest-lecture / "Research in tectonics and landscape evolution"
12-04-2009GEN197ODGguest lecture / "Uplift, erosion, climate, and tectonics"
10-27-2009ESS594JHN-022guest-lecture / "What you (should) get out of grad school"
10-15-2009ESS504JHNguest-lecture / "Geochronology & Thermochronology in orogenic systems"
11-07-2010GEN391ODGResearch Exposed!
11-12-2010UWExploring Environmental Majors at the UW seminarKaneguest-lecture / "Uplift, Erosion, Climate and Tectonics".

Awards and Honors

Award Name
Date Bestowed
Awarding Body
Brief Description
Bassett Distinguished Teaching Award5-2013ESS DepartmentFirst Assistant professor to be awarded departmental teaching award.
GSA Fellow4-2013Geological Society of AmericaGSA members are elected to Fellowship in recognition of distinguished contributions to the geosciences.
Donath Medal (Young Scientist Award)11-2012Geological Society of AmericaThe Young Scientist Award was established in 1988 to be awarded to a young scientist (35 or younger throughout the year in which the award is to be presented) for outstanding achievement in contributing to geologic knowledge through original research that marks a major advance in the earth sciences.
Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium invitee4-2012U.S National Academy of Sciences
NSF Early Career PI invitee to White House9-2011NSF
NSF Geosciences Directorate Distinguished Lecturer4-2011NSF
NSF CAREER Award5-2010NSF
Geological Society of America Keynote Lecturer in Structural Geology and Tectonics11-2010Geological Society of AmericaThis is a new honorary lectureship for the Structural Geology and Tectonics Division, and following this inaugural lecture it will be a yearly event.
GSA Bulletin Exceptional Reviewer9-2009The Geological Society of AmericaSelected for special recognition in 2009 by GSA's journal science editors for consistent timely, insightful, thorough, meticulous, even-handed, and tactful reviews. http://www.geosociety.org/pubs/reviewers.htm
Geosphere Exceptional Reviewer9-2009The Geological Society of AmericaSelected for special recognition in 2009 by GSA's journal science editors for consistent timely, insightful, thorough, meticulous, even-handed, and tactful reviews. http://www.geosociety.org/pubs/reviewers.htm

Professional Talks and Presentations

Date(s)
Organization
Event
Invited/Contributed
Type
Title
08-2008GoldschmidtGoldschmidt-2008CTalk"Temperature and timing of diagenesis from carbonate clumped isotope thermometry and thermochronology"
12-2008AGUAGU-Fall-2008CTalk"The influence of climate change and uplift on Colorado Plateau paleotemperatures from clumped isotope (D47) carbonate thermometry"
09-2008U of MontanaDept. SeminarITalk"Influence of climate change and uplift on Colorado Plateau paleotemperatures from clumped isotope thermometry"
10-2008U of OregonDept. SeminarITalk"Influence of climate change and uplift on Colorado Plateau paleotemperatures from clumped isotope thermometry"
01-2009U of ChicagoDept. SeminarITalk"Influence of climate change and uplift on Colorado Plateau paleotemperatures from clumped isotope thermometry"
02-2009U of WyomingDistinguished LectureITalk"Influence of climate change and uplift on Colorado Plateau paleotemperatures from clumped isotope thermometry"
05-2009AGUAGU Spring MeetingITalkConstraints on Late Tertiary elevation of the Colorado Plateau from carbonate clumped-isotope thermometry
05-2009AGUAGU Spring MeetingCTalkSubmarine currents and subaerial intuition: Flow characteristics inferred from deposit morphology vs. constraints from inverted grain-size data
09-2009U of Colorado BoulderDept. SeminarITalkLate Tertiary climate and elevation of the Colorado Plateau from Clumped isotope thermometry
10-2009NSFNSF Earthscope science planning meetingITalkOpportunities and challenges for early career scientist in the context of Earthscope
11-2009Yale UDept. SeminarITalkLate Tertiary climate and elevation of the Colorado Plateau from Clumped isotope thermometry
11-2009Yale USeminarITalkDetrital mineral thermochronology in active fluvial systems and the evolution of orogenic landscapes
12-2009AGUAGU Fall MeetingITalkTerrestrial climate reconstructions from carbonate clumped-isotope thermometry
02-2010Washington State UniversityDept. SeminarITalkLate Tertiary climate and elevation of the Colorado Plateau from Clumped isotope thermometry
10-2010Central Washington UniversityDept. SeminarITalk“Plateaus to paleosols: Clumped isotopes in terrestrial carbonate”
11-2010Geological Society of AmericaNational Fall MeetingIKeynote“Plateaus to paleosols: Clumped isotopes in terrestrial carbonate”
12-2010AGUAGU Fall MeetingITalk“Impact of surface processes and climate variability on clumped isotope thermometry of soil carbonates, southern Central Andes, Argentina”
04-2011NSFNSF Geosciences Directorate Distinguished LectureITalk“Plateaus to paleosols: Clumped isotopes in terrestrial carbonate”
04-2011Dickinson CollegeDept. SeminarITalk"Signals in sand: Detrital mineral thermochronology and the evolution of orogenic landscapes"
04-2011Dickinson CollegePublic LectureITalk"Plateaus to paleoclimate: 'Clumped' isotopes in Earth science"
05-2011UC Santa BarbaraDept. SeminarItalk“Plateaus to paleosols: Clumped isotopes in terrestrial carbonate”
09-2011Penn State UniversityDept. SeminarItalk"From plateaus to paleoclimate: clumped isotopes in terrestrial carbonate"
12-2011AGUFall MeetingItalk"Topographic evolution of the Colorado Plateau: mechanisms, timing, and open questions"
12-2011AGUFall MeetingCPoster"Rapid erosion in the rain shadow of the Shillong Plateau, NE Indian Himalaya"
01-2012Western Washington UniversityDept. SeminarITalk"Signals in sand: detrital mineral thermochronology and the evolution of orogenic landscapes"
02-2012Brigham Young UniversityDept SeminarITalk"From plateaus to paleoclimate: clumped isotopes in terrestrial carbonate"
03-2012University of Arizona40th Annual GeoDaze Keynote LectureIkeynote"From plateaus to paleoclimate: clumped isotopes in terrestrial carbonate"
04-2012University of Southern CaliforniaDept. SeminarITalk"From plateaus to paleoclimate: clumped isotopes in terrestrial carbonate"
04-2012University of North Carolina-CHDept. SeminarITalk"Interactions of tectonics, climate, and erosion in the central and eastern Himalaya"
06-2012GoldschmidtAnnual MeetingCTalk"Impact of seasonally variable soil carbonate formation on paleotemperature records from clumped isotopes"
08-2012MYRESMYRES-2012CPoster"Erosion of the Tsangpo Gorge by megafloods, Eastern Himalaya"
09-2012Lehigh UniversityDept. SeminarITalk"The present is the key to the past: reconstructing paleoenvironments and paleoelevation using clumped isotopes"
09-2012Lehigh UniversitySurface Processes SeminarITalk"Erosion of the Tsangpo Gorge by megafloods, Eastern Himalaya"
11-2012GSAFall Meeting, Gold Medal LectureIMedal LectureOrogens, isotopes, and the evolution of Earth's surface
11-2012GSAFall MeetingCTalk"Use of carbonate clumped isotope thermometry to study interactions of structures and fluid flow, Moab Fault, Paradox Basin, Utah"
03-2013UW TacomaEnvironmental SeminarITalk"The present is the key to the past: reconstructing paleoenvironments & paleoelevation using clumped isotopes"
04-2013U of Texas at AustinBureau of Economic Geology SeminarITalkTBA
05-2013NW Geological SocietyNWGS Annual Research SymposiumITalk"Reconstructing paleotemperature using clumped isotopes in soil carbonate from the Andes and Pacific Northwest"
10-2013GSA Fall MeetingPardee Keynote LectureIkeynotePaleotopography from isotopes
12-2013AGU Fall MeetingInvited talkIinvitedNew constraints on Tibetan plateau uplift from carbonate clumped isotope thermometry
04-2014GSA Penrose ConferenceKeynoteIkeynoteThe persistence of focused rock uplift, erosion and exhumation in the eastern Himalaya
02-2014UC San DiegoDepartment seminar, Scripps Inst OceanITalkInsights into plateau uplift & paleoclimate from clumped isotope thermometry
03-2014UCLADepartment seminarITalkInsights into plateau uplift & paleoclimate from clumped isotope thermometry
05-2014U of IllinoisDepartment seminarITalkInsights into plateau uplift & paleoclimate from clumped isotope thermometry
06-2014Goldschmidt ConferenceInvited talkITalkReconstructing paleotemperature using clumped isotopes in soil carbonate
08-20144th International clumped isotopes workshop, ETH ZurichKeynoteIkeynoteCarbonate clumped isotope thermometry in continental tectonics
09-2014U of IdahoDepartment seminarITalkCarbonate clumped isotope thermometry in continental tectonics
10-2014Geological Society of AmericaFall meetingCTalkThe persistence of rapid, focused exhumation in the eastern Himalayan syntaxis
10-2014Geological Society of America Fall MeetingKeynoteIkeynoteImpact of carbonate depositional setting and seasonality on clumped isotope records of topography and climate
01-2015Syracuse UDepartment seminarITalkThe persistence of rapid, focused exhumation in the eastern Himalayan syntaxis
01-2015U Wisconsin - MadisonWeeks LectureITalkCarbonate clumped isotope thermometry in continental tectonics
02-2015U of OregonDepartment seminarITalkCarbonate clumped isotope thermometry in continental tectonics
02-2015U of OregonSurface processes & tectonics lunch seminarITalkThe persistence of rapid, focused exhumation in the eastern Himalayan syntaxis
9-2015Portland State UniversityDepartment seminarITalkCarbonate clumped isotope thermometry in continental tectonics
10-2015Oregon State UniversityDepartment seminarITalkCarbonate clumped isotope thermometry in continental tectonics
10-2015UC BerkeleyDepartment seminarITalkCarbonate clumped isotope thermometry in continental tectonics
10-2015UC BerkeleyGeomorphology brown bagITalkThe persistence of rapid, focused exhumation in the eastern Himalayan syntaxis
11-2015U of WashingtonESS ColloquiumCTalkCarbonate clumped isotope thermometry in continental tectonics
1-2016U of Wollongong, AustraliaEarth and Environmental Sciences seminarITalkCarbonate clumped isotope thermometry in continental tectonics

Public and Community Service

Date(s)
Organization/Event
Type of Service
2014-02Served on UW panel: New Assistant Professors Discussion panel
2014-03Ran field trips for 100 Mercer Island High School students to ESS and IsoLab
2014-04Ran field trips for 75 Global Connections High School students to IsoLab
2013-06Hosted two high school teachers for fieldwork and lab Externships
2010-presentHigh school teacher development, NSF CAREER project
11-2012Job Shadow Host, Tahoma High School
06-2012Judge, outstanding student presentation awards, Goldschmidt Conference
10-2011Panelist, Conversations on Defining Diversity, UW College of the Environment
12-2011Judge, outstanding student presentation awards, Fall AGU
07-2011Session co-convener, Fall AGU
03-2011Field trip host, the Nature School, Seattle WA
02-2011Interview, 2nd grade project on careers (geologist), Gainesville, FL
12-2010Activity leader, UW ESS Bring a Child to Work Day
10-2010Session co-convener, GSA Fall Meeting
04-2010Co-organizer, QRC International Clumped Isotope Geochemistry Workshop
02-2010Science field trip host, University Prep Middle School, Seattle, WA
07-2009Interview contributor, Article for Science Careers http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/career_magazine/previous_issues/articles/2009_07_17/caredit.a0900088
02-2009Invited panelist, 18th Annual WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering) Conference, Seattle, WA
2-2015ESS Geoclub communications workshop
3-2013ESS Geoclub communications workshop
4-2015Organized field trips for 75 Global Connections High School students to IsoLab
12-2015Outstanding student presentation awards liaison, AGU
12-2015Co-organizer, AGU session

Recent Publications and Manuscripts in the Press

Citation information:
http://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=WxWbKjsAAAAJ

"Ruhl, K."   =   "Huntington, K. W."
* = advisee / student; **corresponding author

Peer Reviewed:

*Lang KA, Huntington KW, Burmister R, Housen B. Rapid exhumation of the eastern Himalayan syntaxis since the Late Miocene. In press GSA Bulletin.

*Burgener L, Huntington KW, Hoke GD, Schauer A, Ringham M, Latorre C, Diaz F (2016). Variations in soil carbonate formation and seasonal bias over >4 km of relief in the western Andes (30 °S) revealed by clumped isotope thermometry. In press, Earth and Planetary Science Letters. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2016.02.033.

*Ringham MC, Hoke GD, Huntington KW, Aranibar JN. (2016). Influence of vegetation type and site-to-site variability on soil carbonate clumped isotope records, Andean piedmont of Central Argentina (32-34 °S). Earth and Planetary Science Letters 40, 1-11. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2016.02.003.

Huntington, K.W., *Lechler, A.R., (2015). Carbonate clumped isotope thermometry in continental tectonics. Invited Review, Tectonophysics, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2015.02.019.

Quade J, Dettinger MP, Carrapa B, DeCelles P, Murray KE, Huntington KW, Cartwright A, Canavan RR, Gherels G, Clementz M. (2015). The Growth of the Central Andes, 22-26°S. In: DeCelles PG, Ducea MN, Carrapa B, and Kapp PA, eds., Geodynamics of a Cordilleran Orogenic System: The Central Andes of Argentina and Northern Chile. Geological Society of America Memoir 212, doi:10.1130/2015.1212(15).

Huntington, K.W., Saylor, J., Quade, J., and Hudson, A.M. (2014). High Late Miocene-Pliocene elevation of the Zhada basin, SW Tibetan plateau, from clumped isotope thermometry. Geological Society of America Bulletin. doi: 10.1130/B31000.1.

Carrapa, B., Huntington, K.W., Clementz, M., Quade, J., Bywater-Reyes, S., Schoenbohm, L.M., Canavan, R.R. (2014). Uplift of the Central Andes of NW Argentina associated with upper crustal shortening, revealed by multi-proxy isotopic analyses. Tectonics, 33, doi: 10.1002/2013TC003461.
20. Lang, K.A., Huntington, K.W. (2014). Antecedence of the Yarlung-Siang-Brahmaputra River, eastern Himalaya. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v 397, 145-158. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2014.04.026.

*Lang, K.A., Huntington, K.W., Montgomery, D.R. (2013). Erosion of the Tsangpo Gorge by megafloods, Eastern Himalaya. Geology, v. 41, 1003-1006, doi:10.1130/G34693.1.

*Bergman, S.C., **Huntington, K.W., Crider, J.G. (2013). Clumped isotopes reveal multiple fluid sources for diagenetic cements along the Moab Fault, Utah. American Journal of Science, v. 313, 490-515, doi: 10.2475/05.2013.03.

Budd, D.A., Frost III, E.L., Huntington, K.W., Allwardt, P.F. (2013). Syndepositional deformation features in high-relief carbonate platforms: Long-lived conduits for diagenetic fluids, J of Sed Research, v. 82, 12-36, doi: 10.2110/jsr.2013.3.

*Peters, N.A., **Huntington, K.W., Hoke, G.D. (2013). Hot or not? Impact of seasonally variable soil carbonate formation on paleotemperature and O-isotope records from clumped isotope thermometry. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, p. 208-218. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2012.10.024.

*Adlakha, V.A., *Lang, K.A., Patel, R.C., Lal., N., **Huntington, K.W. (2012). Rapid long-term erosion in the rain shadow of the Shillong Plateau, Eastern Himalaya, Tectonophysics, v. 582, 76-83. doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2012.09.022.

Huntington, K.W., D.A. Budd, B.P. Wernicke, and J.M. Eiler (2011). Use of clumped-isotope thermometry to constrain the crystallization temperature of diagenetic calcite, Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 81, 656-669, doi: 10.2110/jsr.2011.51.

*Schmidt, A., D.R. Montgomery, K.W. Huntington, C. Liang (2011). The question of communist land degradation: new evidence from local erosion and basin-wide sediment yield in SW China and SE Tibet, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, v. 101(3), 1-20; doi: 10.1080/00045608.2011.560059.

*Henck, A., K.W. Huntington, J.O. Stone, D.R. Montgomery, B. Hallet (2011). Spatial controls on erosion in the Three Rivers Region, southeastern Tibet and southwestern China, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 303, 71-83.

*Henck, A., D.R. Montgomery, K.W. Huntington, C. Liang (2010). Monsoon control of effective discharge, Yunnan and Tibet, Geology, v. 38, no. 11, 975-978, doi: 10.1130/G31444.1.

Huntington, K.W., B.P. Wernicke, J.M. Eiler (2010). Influence of climate change and uplift on Colorado Plateau paleotemperatures from carbonate ‘clumped isotope’ thermometry, Tectonics, v 29, TC3005, doi:10.1029/2009TC002449.


Current Research Interests

Geology and Geochemistry. Tectonics, erosion, paleoaltimetry, paleoclimate, geochemistry. Interactions of deformational, thermal, and surfacial processes that shape mountain systems and landscapes. Thermochronology, clumped isotope thermometry.

Current C.V. URL

http://www.ess.washington.edu/ess/people/cv/Huntington_Katharine_CV.pdf

In the News

Huntington et al. 2014 paper
-Highlighted in 8 science news media articles.

Lang et al. 2013 paper
-Highlighted in the 23 August issue of Science, "Editor's Choice" section
-Subject of 7/23/13 ScienceShot story for AAAS Science Now by Sid Perkins
-Also featured in Arstechnica story by Scott Johnson and in UW Today.


GSA Young Scientist Award: http://www.geosociety.org/awards/index.htm#donath

Research featured by American Chemical Society: http://acswebcontent.acs.org/prfar/2011/media/huntington.html

UW Today published an article highlighting my White House trip to attend a NSF event hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama 9/2011.

Featured in the GSA Sedimentary Geology and Tectonics Newsletter 2010 for being a Keynote speaker at the GSA fall meeting.

Geological Society of America 2009 Exceptional Reviewer citations for the
journal Geosphere and for the journal GSA Bulletin
http://www.geosociety.org/pubs/reviewers.htm

Featured in Science Careers article "Business Sense: Starting an Academic Lab"
http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/career_magazine/previous_issues/articles/2009_07_17/caredit.a0900088