Peer-reviewed publications

 

Holland, S.M. and Loughney, K.M., 2021. The stratigraphic paleobiology of nonmarine systems: Elements of Paleontology, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 80 p. doi: 10.1017/9781108881869.

Loughney, K.M., and Badgley, C., 2020. The influence of depositional environment and basin history on the taphonomy of mammalian assemblages from the Barstow Formation (Middle Miocene), California: PALAIOS, v. 35, no. 4, p. 175–190.

Loughney, K.M., Hren, M.T., Smith, S.Y., and Pappas, J.L., 2020. Vegetation and habitat change in southern California through the middle Miocene Climatic Optimum: Paleoenvironmental records from the Barstow Formation, Mojave Desert: GSA Bulletin, v. 132, p. 113–129. doi: 10.1130/B35061.1.

Loughney, K.M., and Badgley, C., 2017. Facies, environments, and fossil preservation in the Barstow Formation, Mojave Desert, California: PALAIOS, v. 32, no. 6, p. 396–412.

Loughney, K.M., Fastovsky, D.E., and Parker, W.G., 2011. Vertebrate fossil preservation in blue paleosols from Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, with implications for vertebrate biostratigraphy in the Chinle Formation: PALAIOS, v. 26, p. 700–716.

Conference papers & Field guides

Loughney, K., Reynolds, R.E., Whistler, D., and Takeuchi, G.T., 2020. Changing facies: The road log, in Miller, D.M., ed., Changing Facies: 2020 Desert Symposium Field Guide and Proceedings, p. 7–33.

 

Loughney, K., and Hardy, F., 2020. Fossil-bearing facies of extensional basins: Examples from the Miocene Barstow and Dove Spring formations, Mojave region, California, in Miller, D.M., ed., Changing Facies: 2020 Desert Symposium Field Guide and Proceedings, p. 60–67.

Loughney, K.M., and Smiley, T.M., 2019. The middle Miocene in southern California: Mammals, environments, and tectonics of the Barstow, Crowder, and Cajon Valley formations: Field Trip of the North American Paleontological Convention, June 22, 2019. PaleoBios, v. 36, Suppl. 3, p. 125.

Loughney, K.M., and Badgley, C., eds., 2019. Guide to the western transect: 30 million years +/- 2 kilometers: NARLEE NSF Research Coordination Network Field Trip and Workshop, 177 p.

Loughney, K.M., 2017. Environments of the Barstow Formation in the Mud Hills, southeastern California, in Reynolds, R.E., ed., ECSZ Does It: The 2017 Desert Symposium Field Guide and Proceedings, California State University Desert Studies Consortium, Zzyzx, California, p. 235–238.

Loughney, K.M., and Smith, S.Y., 2015. Phytoliths of the Barstow Formation through the Middle Miocene Climatic Optimum: Preliminary findings, in Reynolds, R.E., ed., Mojave Miocene: 2015 Desert Symposium Field Guide and Proceedings, California State University Desert Studies Consortium, Zzyzx, California, p. 51–58.

Badgley, C., Smiley, T.M., and Loughney, K.M., 2015. Miocene mammal diversity of the Mojave region in the context of Great Basin mammal history, in Reynolds, R.E., ed., Mojave Miocene: 2015 Desert Symposium Field Guide and Proceedings, California State University Desert Studies Consortium, Zzyzx, California, p. 34–43.

Loughney, K.M., and Santucci, V.L., 2014. Management plan for paleontological resources of Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, District of Columbia, Maryland, and West Virginia. Natural Resource Report NPS/CHOH/NRR—2014/759, National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Other Writing

 

Loughney, K.M. Searching for clues to ancient landscape change in central Arizona: University of Michigan Museum of Paleontology Blog Post, April 11, 2019.

Abstracts & Presentations

Loughney, K.M., Badgley, C., Bahadori, A., Holt, W.E., and Rasbury, E.T., 2020. Mammal richness and tectonic history of the Basin and Range since 36 Ma: Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting.

Bahadori, A., Holt, W.E., Rasbury, E.T., Loughney, K.M., and Badgley, C., 2020. A 4-D geodynamic model of the lithosphere: The coupled influence of tectonics and surface processes on crustal deformation, basin development, and drainage evolution in southwestern North America since the Late Eocene: American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, EP028-0002.

Methner, K., Chamberlain, C.P., Badgley, C., Bajnai, D., Fiebig, J., Krsnik, E., Löffler, N., Loughney, K.M., and Mulch, A., 2020. Middle Miocene continental temperature and precipitation changes recorded in paleosol carbonates (a transatlantic approach): American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, PP027-05.

Loughney, K.M., Hren, M.T., Smith, S.Y., Pappas, J.L., and Harkness, A.K., 2019. The environmental context of changing mammal diversity through the middle Miocene Climatic Optimum in the Barstow Formation, Mojave Desert, California: Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona. doi: 10.1130/abs/2019AM-335836. [Invited talk]

Loughney, K.M., Badgley, C., Bahadori, A., and Holt, W., 2019. Regional patterns of mammal diversity through Basin and Range extensional history, 36 Ma to present: North American Paleontological Convention, Riverside, California. [Invited talk]

Holland, S.M., and Loughney, K.M., 2019. Predictions for the stratigraphic paleobiology of continental systems. North American Paleontological Convention, Riverside, California.

Badgley, C., Smiley, T.M., and Loughney, K.M., 2019. Landscape processes and diversity dynamics of North American mammals: Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting, Brisbane, Australia.

Smiley, T., Badgley, C., Bahadori, A., Feng, R., Holt, W.E., Loughney, K.M., and Terry, R.C., 2019. Diversity responses to landscape change in the Basin and Range province: Tectonics influence macroevolutionary dynamics and faunal structure in mammals over the Neogene: American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, EP53A-02.

Loughney, K.M., 2018. Preservation and faunal change of mammals in the Barstow Formation, southern California, and their implications for turnover at the Hemingfordian-Barstovian boundary: Romer Session, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Loughney, K.M., and Badgley, C., 2018. Preservation and faunal change in the Barstow Formation, southern California: Implications for turnover at the Hemingfordian-Barstovian boundary: Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana.

doi: 10.1130/abs/2018AM-323581.

Holland, S.M., and Loughney, K.M., 2018. The stratigraphic paleobiology of continental systems: Initial considerations: Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana. doi: 10.1130/abs/2018AM-318038.

Loughney, K.M., 2017. Taphonomy of mammal fossils in the Barstow Formation (middle Miocene), southern California, in relation to facies and paleoenvironments: Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington. doi: 10.1130/abs/2017AM-303704.

Loughney, K.M., 2017. Taphonomy of mammal fossils in the Barstow Formation, southern California, in relation to facies and environment: Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Loughney, K.M., Hren, M., and Smith, S.Y., 2016. Paleoenvironmental reconstruction of the Barstow Formation, southern California, through the middle Miocene Climatic Optimum: Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado.

doi: 10.1130/abs/2016AM-286252.

Loughney, K.M., and Badgley, C., 2015. Facies control on fossil preservation in the Barstow Formation, Mojave Desert, California: Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland.

Loughney, K.M., and Smith, S.Y., 2015. Phytolith assemblages of the Barstow Formation (middle Miocene), southeastern California, through the middle Miocene Climatic Optimum: Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas.

Loughney, K.M., Jarochowska, E., Keller, A.L., Kimmig, J., Larina, E., Singer, A., McMullen, S.K., Christie, M., Holland, S.M., and Patzkowsky, M.E., 2014. Sequence stratigraphic architecture drives biofacies distribution of the Mississippian Lodgepole Formation in south-central Montana: Geological Society of Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada. [Poster]

Loughney, K.M., Santucci, V.L., and Carter, M., 2012. Managing and monitoring fossil resources: Results of the first paleontologic resource surveys in Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, DC, MD, WV: Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Charlotte, North Carolina.

​​Loughney, K.M., Parker, W.G., and Fastovsky, D.E., 2008. Taphonomy in blue paleosols and its implications for the biostratigraphy of vertebrate taxa in the Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, USA: Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas. [Poster]