Dr. Brendan Reilly
Research Associate (Postdoc), CEOAS
Ph.D., Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences: Geological Oceanography, Oregon State University (2018)
Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching, Oregon State University (2016)
M.S., Geoscience, Montclair State University (2013)
B.S., Management, Boston College (2008)
I primarily work on sedimentary records of Earth history, especially how magnetic minerals are used to reconstruct paleoenvironments (environmental magnetism), chronology (magnetostratigraphy), and the Earth’s magnetic field (paleo-geomagnetism). I am also interested in how other non-destructive analyses, particular scanning x-ray florescence (XRF) and computed tomography (CT), can be used to improve our understanding of these magnetic records. Geographically, I am involved in projects around the Antarctic Peninsula, Arctic Ocean, Greenland, Indian Ocean, and North America.
Outside of the lab, you can find me exploring Oregon, baking bread, or playing with my psychedelic western surf rock band.
Regionally consistent Western North America paleomagnetic directions from 15-35 ka: Assessing chronology and uncertainty with paleosecular variation (PSV) stratigraphy
Hemipelagic and turbiditic deposits constrain lower Bengal Fan depositional history through Pleistocene climate, monsoon, and sea level transitions
Ólafsdóttir, S., Reilly, B.T., Bakke, J., Stoner, J.S., Gjerde, M., van der Bilt, W.G.M. (2019) Holocene paleomagnetic secular variation (PSV) near 80° N, Northwest Spitsbergen, Svalbard: Implications for evaluating High Arctic sediment chronologies, Quaternary Science Reviews, vol. 210, pp. 90-102. (link)
Hatfield, R.G., Wheeler, B.H., Reilly, B.T., Stoner, J.S., and Housen, B. (2019) Particle Size Specific Magnetic Properties Across the Norwegian‐Greenland Seas: Insights Into the Influence of Sediment Source and Texture on Bulk Magnetic Records, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 20. (link)
Reilly, B., Stoner, J., Hatfield, R., Abbott, M., Marchetti, D., Larsen, D., Finkenbinder, M., Hillman, A., Kuehn, S., Heil, C., (2018) Regionally consistent Western North America paleomagnetic directions from 15-35 ka: Assessing chronology and uncertainty with paleosecular variation (PSV) stratigraphy, Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 201, pp. 186-205.
Weber, M., Reilly, B., (2018) Hemipelagic and turbiditic deposits constrain lower Bengal Fan depositional history through Pleistocene climate, monsoon, and sea level transitions, Quaternary Science Reviews, vol. 199, pp. 159-173.
Reilly, B., Stoner, J., Selkin, P., Savian, J., Meynadier, L., (2018) Data report: Paleomagnetic directions from IODP Expedition 354, Hole U1451A, Cores 23H and 24H, in Bengal Fan. Proceedings of the International Ocean Discovery Program, 354: College Station, TX.
Keigwin, L.D., Klotsko, S., Zhao, N., Reilly, B., Giosan, L., Driscoll, N.W., (2018) Deglacial floods in the Beaufort Sea preceded Younger Dryas cooling, Nature Geoscience, 11, 599-604.
Jakobsson, M., Mayer, L., Hogan, K., Mix, A., Jennings, A., Stoner, J., Eriksson, B., Jerram, K., Mohammad, R., Pearce, C., Reilly, B., Stranne, C., (2018) The Holocene retreat dynamics and stability of Petermann Glacier in Northwest Greenland, Nature Communications, vol. 9, no. 1.
Weber, M., Lantzsch, H., Dekens, P., Das, S., Reilly, B., Martos, Y., Meyer-Jacob, C., Agrahari, S., Ekblad, A., Titschack, J., (2018) 200,000 years of monsoonal history recorded on the lower Bengal Fan – strong response to insolation forcing, Global and Planetary Change, vol. 166, pp. 107-119.
Balbas, A., Koppers, A., Clark, P., Coe, R., Reilly, B., Stoner, J., Konrad, K., (2018) Millennial-scale instability in the geomagnetic field prior to the Matuyama-Brunhes reversal, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, vol. 19.
Hatfield, R.G., J.S. Stoner, B.T. Reilly, F.J. Tepley III, B.H. Wheeler, B.A. Housen, (2017) Grain size dependent magnetic discrimination of Iceland and South Greenland terrestrial sediments in the northern North Atlantic sediment record, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 474, 474-489.
Reilly, B.T., J.S. Stoner, J. Wiest, (2017) SedCT: MATLABTM tools for standardized and quantitative processing of sediment core computed tomography (CT) data collected using a medical CT scanner, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 18, doi:10.1002/2017GC006884.
Reilly, B.T., C.J. Natter, S.A. Brachfeld (2016): Holocene glacial activity in Barilari Bay, west Antarctic Peninsula, tracked by magnetic mineral assemblages: Linking ice, ocean, and atmosphere. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 17,
France-Lanord, Spiess, V., Schwenk, T., Klaus, A., and the Expedition 354 Scientists, (2016) Bengal Fan, Proceedings of the International Ocean Discovery Program, vol. 354.
Winsor, K., A. Carlson, B. Welke, B.T. Reilly (2015): Early deglacial onset of southwestern Greenland ice-sheet retreat on the continental shelf, Quaternary Science Reviews, vol. 128, pp. 117-126.