Personnel: Tessa Hill


Tessa M. Hill
UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Geology
University of California
Davis, CA 95616
(707) 875-1910


2004: Ph.D., Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Marine Science, UCSB.
          Major Professor: Dr. James P. Kennett

1999: Bachelor of Science with Honors (Marine Science), Eckerd College, FL


Hill, T.M., Kennett, J.P., Spero, H.J. (2003). Foraminifera as indicators of methane rich environments: A study of modern methane seeps in Santa Barbara Channel, California. Marine Micropaleontology, v. 49, p. 123-138.

Hill, T.M., Brooks, G.R., Duncan, D.S., Medioli, F.S. (2003). Benthic foraminifera of the Holocene transgressive west-central Florida inner shelf: paleoenvironmental implications. Marine Geology, v. 200, p. 263-272.

Hill, T.M., Kennett, J.P., Spero, H.J. (2004). High-resolution records of methane hydrate dissociation: ODP Site 893, Santa Barbara Basin. Earth & Planetary Science Letters, v.223 (1-2), p. 127-140.

Hill, T.M., Kennett, J.P., Valentine D.L. (2004). Isotopic evidence of methane-derived carbon into living foraminifera from modern methane seeps, Hydrate Ridge, OR. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 68 (22), p. 4619-4627.

Keller, E.A., Duffy, M., Eichhubl, P.E., Kennett, J.P., Hill, T., Kamerling, M.J. (in review). Tectonic geomorphology and hydrocarbon induced topography of the Mid- Channel Anticline, Santa Barbara Basin, CA. GSA Bulletin.

Hill, T.M., Kennett, J.P. (In review). Pre-Bolling warming in Santa Barbara Basin, California: Surface and intermediate water records of early deglacial warmth. Quaternary Science Reviews.

Hill, T.M., Behl, R., Kennett, J.P. (In prep). Records of North Pacific oxygen minimum zone during deglacial warming imply changes in ventilation, primary productivity and methane oxidation.

Hill, T.M., Kennett, J.P, Valentine, D.L. (In prep). Tar deposits in Santa Barbara Basin sediments: Episodic hydrocarbon seepage during deglacial warming on the California margin.

Pak, D.K., Hill, T.M., Lea, D.W., Kennett, J.P. (In prep). Magnitude of warming on the California margin during the abrupt deglacial transition.

Ohkushi, K., Kennett, J., Hill, T.M. (In prep). Intermediate water faunal changes during abrupt warming of the last deglaciation.

Ricketts, E.R., Kennett, J.P., Hill, T.M. (in prep). Effects of CO2 hydrate on California margin benthic foraminiferal assemblages.

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