david l. barbeau, jr.



Department of Earth & Ocean Sciences

University of South Carolina

701 Sumter St. EWS 617

Columbia, SC 29208



803.777.6610 FAX

dbarbeau (at) geol.sc.edu


Ph.D. University of Arizona, 2003

M.S. University of Arizona, 2000

B.A. Carleton College, 1997

Diploma, Marshfield High School, 1993


Graduate Director, School of the Earth, Ocean & Environment, Univ. S. Carolina, 2010-

Associate Professor, University of South Carolina, 2010-

Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina, 2004-2009

Research Geologist, ExxonMobil, summers 2000-2002

Scientist, Antarctic research cruises LMG 09-11, 2009; LMG 11-02, 2011

Visiting Geologist, Rothera Research Station, austral summer 2008-2009

Consultant, forensic sediment provenance, 2007-

Co-Chief Scientist, Antarctic research cruise LMG 07-17, 2007

selected publications

Anderson, J.B., Warny, S., Askin, R.A., Wellner, J.S., Bohaty, S.M, Kirshner, A.E., Livsey, D.N., Simms, A.R., Smith, T.R., Ehrmann, W., Lawver, L., Barbeau, D., Wise, S.W., Kulhenek, D.K., Weaver, F.M., Majewski, W., 2011, Progressive Cenozoic cooling and the demise of Antarctica’s last refugium. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi: www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1014885108.

Guenthner, W.R., Barbeau, D.L., Reiners, P.W., and Thomson, S., 2010, Slab window migration and terrane accretion preserved by low-temperature thermochronology of a magmatic arc, northern Antarctic Peninsula, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 10. doi:10.1029/2009GC002765.

Barbeau, D.L., Gombosi, D.J., Zahid, K., Bizimis, M., Swanson-Hysell, N.L., Valencia, K.E. and Gehrels, G.E., 2009, U-Pb zircon constraints on the age and provenance of the Rocas Verdes basin-fill, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 10, doi:10.1029/2009GC002749.

Park, H., Barbeau, D.L., Rickenbaker, A., Bachmann-Krug, D., Gehrels, G., 2010, Application of Foreland Basin Detrital‐Zircon Geochronology to the Reconstruction of the Southern and Central Appalachian Orogen, Journal of Geology 18, 23-44, doi:10.1086/648400.

Barbeau, D.L., Davis, J.D., Murray, K.E., Valencia, V., Gehrels, G.E., Zahid, K.M., and Gombosi, D.J., 2010, Detrital-zircon geochronology of metasedimentary rocks of northwestern Graham Land, Antarctic Science 22, 65-78, doi:10.1017/S095410200999054X

Gombosi, D.J., Barbeau, D.L., and Garver, J., 2009, New thermochronometric constraints on the rapid Paleogene uplift of the Cordillera Darwin complex and related thrust sheets in the Fuegian Andes, Terra Nova 21, 507-515, doi:10.1111/j.1365-3121.2009.00908.x

Barbeau, D.L., Olivero, E.B., Swanson-Hysell, N.L., Zahid, K., Murray, K.E., and Gehrels, G.E., 2009, Detrital-zircon geochronology of the eastern Magallanes foreland basin: Implications for Eocene kinematics of the northern Scotia Arc and Drake Passage, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 284, 489-503. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2009.05.014

Swanson-Hysell, N.L. and Barbeau, D.L., 2007, The diachroneity of alluvial-fan lithostratigraphy? A test case from southeastern Ebro basin magnetostratigraphy, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 262, 343-362. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2007.07.003

Barbeau, D.L., Ducea, M.N., Gehrels, G.G., Kidder, S., Wetmore, P.H., and Saleeby, J.B., 2005, U-Pb detrital- zircon geochronology of northern Salinian basement and cover rocks, Geological Society of America Bulletin 117, 466-481.

Barbeau, D.L., 2003, A flexural model for the Paradox Basin: Implications for the tectonics of the Ancestral Rocky Mountains, Basin Research 15, 97-115.


Austral Portals Workshop: Tectonics, Palegeography and Biogeography, National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs, Antarctic Earth Sciences program, 2009-2010.

IPY: Testing the Gateway Hypothesis: An Integrated Record of Drake Passage Opening and Antarctic Glaciation, National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs, Antarctic Earth Sciences program, 2007-2010.

Upgrade of Electron Microprobe for Earth Science and Materials Research at the University of South Carolina, National Science Foundation, Earth Sciences Instrumentation and Facilities, 2009-2010.

MRI: Acquisition of ICPMS Instrumentation for Interdisciplinary Research, National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation, 2008-2010.

iCoach-Teacher Teams Professional Development Program for Middle Schools, South Carolina Department of Education and United States Department of Education, 2007-2010.

U-Pb detrital-zircon geochronology of the Appalachian basin, USA: Testing models for the onset of the Alleghanian orogeny, University of South Carolina Office of Undergraduate Research Magellan Scholar Program, 2007-2008.

Applications of Stable-Isotope and ICP-AES Geochemistry to Provenance of Calcareous Sediments, University of South Carolina Office of Undergraduate Research Magellan Scholar Program, 2006-2007.

Mountain-Building and Sedimentary Basins in the Southernmost Andes, University of South Carolina Research and Productive Scholarship Programs, 2005-2006.

Leveraged Research on growth strata, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, Siliciclastic Reservoir Section, 2002-2003.