Justin V. Strauss

Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences

I am interested in a variety of geological phenomena, from the evolution of Earth’s biosphere to the tectonic development of modern and ancient mountain belts. My primary interest is reconstructing Earth's history, particularily the co-evolution of Earth and life during key periods of tectonic and climatic change. Most of my projects are framed through the lens of field-based sedimentology, stratigraphy, and structural geology; however, I also integrate a wide array of tools, such as stable and radiogenic isotope geochemistry, geochronology, paleontology, and geological mapping to explore outstanding problems in historical geobiology and global tectonics. Almost all of my projects are multidisciplinary and involve collaboration with colleagues of diverse field and analytical expertise.

Curriculum Vitae Personal Website
603-646-6954
Fairchild 222
HB 6105
Department:
Earth Sciences
Center:
The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding
Education:
B.A. Colorado College
M.S. Harvard University
Ph.D. Harvard University

Selected Publications

Moynihan, D., Strauss, J.V., Padget, C.M., and Nelson, L.L., 2019, Upper part of the Windermere Supergroup in the Nadaleen River area, east-central Yukon: stratigraphy, regional correlations and implications for development of the western Laurentian margin: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 131, no. 9/10, p. 1673–1701.

Ahm, A-S., Maloof, A.C., Macdonald, F.A., Hoffman, P.F., Bjerrum, C.J., Bold, U., Rose, C.V., Strauss, J.V, and Higgins, J.A., 2019, An early diagenetic deglacial origin for basal Ediacaran “cap dolostones”: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 506, p. 292–307.

Busch, J.F., Strauss, J.V., Saylor, M.H., Allen, T.J., Faehnrich, K., and Taylor, J.F., 2019, Preliminary observations of the Bouvette Formation at Nadaleen Mountain, Yukon (NTS 106C/2,3): in MacFarlane , K.E., ed., Yukon Exploration and Geology 2018: Yukon Geological Survey, p. 19-42.

Colpron, M., Strauss, J.V., and McClelland, W.C., 2018, Detrital zircon U-Pb geochronological and Hf isotopic constraints on the geological evolution of North Yukon, in Piepjohn, K., Strauss, J.V., Reinhardt, L. and McClelland, W.C., eds., Circum-Arctic Structural Events: Tectonic Evolution of the Arctic Margins and Trans-Arctic Links with Adjacent Orogens: Geological Society of America Special Paper 541, p. 397–437.

Fraser, T.A., Crawford, I., Gadd, M.G., Henderson, K., Layton-Matthews, D., Melchin, M., Peter, J.M., Sack, P.J., Sperling, E., and Strauss, J.V., 2018, An overview of shale studies in Yukon during the 2017 field season, in MacFarlane, K.E., ed., Yukon Exploration and Geology 2017: Yukon Geological Survey, p. 37–45.

Halverson, G.P., Maloof, A.C., Strauss, J.V., and Kunzmann, M., 2018, The Tonian–Cryogenian transition in northeastern Svalbard: Precambrian Research, v. 319, p. 79–95.

Johnson, B.G., Strauss, J. V., Taylor, J. F., Ward, W. P., Colpron, M., McClelland, W. C., Toro, J., 2018, Geochronology, paleontology, and geochemistry from the Whale Mountain allochthon of the northeastern Brooks Range, Alaska, in Piepjohn, K., Strauss, J.V., Reinhardt, L. and McClelland, W.C., eds., Circum-Arctic Structural Events: Tectonic Evolution of the Arctic Margins and Trans-Arctic Links with Adjacent Orogens: Geological Society of America Special Paper 541, p. 439–472.

Macdonald, F.A., Schmitz, M.D., Strauss, J.V., Halverson, G.P., Gibson, T., Eyster, A., Cox, G., **Mamrol, P., and Crowley, J., 2018, The Cryogenian of Yukon: Precambrian Research, v. 319, p. 114–143.

Nelson, L.L., Strauss, J.V., Crockford, P.W., Cox, G.M., Johnson, B.G., Ward, W., Colpron, M., McClelland, W.C., and Macdonald, F.A., 2018, Neodymium isotopic and geochemical constraints on the provenance of pre-Mississippian sedimentary rocks in the North Slope of Yukon and Alaska, in Piepjohn, K., Strauss, J.V., Reinhardt, L. and McClelland, W.C., eds., Circum-Arctic Structural Events: Tectonic Evolution of the Arctic Margins and Trans-Arctic Links with Adjacent Orogens: Geological Society of America Special Paper 541, p. 573–592.

Strauss, J.V., Macdonald, F.A., and McClelland, W.C., 2018a, Pre-Mississippian stratigraphy and provenance of the North Slope subterrane of Arctic Alaska I: Platformal rocks of the northeastern Brooks Range and their significance in circum-Arctic evolution, in Piepjohn, K., Strauss, J.V., Reinhardt, L. and McClelland, W.C., eds., Circum-Arctic Structural Events: Tectonic Evolution of the Arctic Margins and Trans-Arctic Links with Adjacent Orogens: Geological Society of America Special Paper 541, p. 493–524.

Strauss, J.V., Johnson, B.G., Colpron, M., Nelson, L.L., Perez, J., Benowitz, J.A., Ward, W., and McClelland, W.C., 2018b, Pre-Mississippian stratigraphy and provenance of the North Slope subterrane of Arctic Alaska II: Basinal rocks of the northeastern Brooks Range and their significance in circum-Arctic evolution, in Piepjohn, K., Strauss, J.V., Reinhardt, L. and McClelland, W.C., eds., Circum-Arctic Structural Events: Tectonic Evolution of the Arctic Margins and Trans-Arctic Links with Adjacent Orogens: Geological Society of America Special Paper 541, p. 525–572.

Trower, E.J., Cantine, M., Gomes, M., Grotzinger, H., Grotzinger, J.P., Knoll, A.H., Lamb, M.P., Lingappa, U., O’Reilly, S.S., Present, T.M., Stein, N., Strauss, J.V., and Fischer, W.W., 2018, Active ooid growth driven by sediment transport in a high energy shoal, Little Ambergris Cay, Turks and Caicos, British Overseas Territories, Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 88, p. 1132–1151.

Ward, W.P., Strauss, J.V., Johnson, B.G., McClelland, W.C., Colpron, M., von Gosen, W., Piepjohn, K., Cobble, M., Crockford, P.W., and Landis, J., 2018, Age, geochemistry and significance of Devonian felsic magmatism in the North Slope subterrane, Yukon, in Piepjohn, K., Strauss, J.V., Reinhardt, L. and McClelland, W.C., eds., Circum-Arctic Structural Events: Tectonic Evolution of the Arctic Margins and Trans-Arctic Links with Adjacent Orogens: Geological Society of America Special Paper 541, p. 593–618.