Isabel Montanez sitting on the ground with Lake Titicaca in the background.

Isabel Montañez in Bolivia; Lake Titicaca is in the background.

Isabel P. Montañez

Chancellor’s Leadership Professor
Herbert A. Young Society Deans' Fellow, 2010-2013, UC Davis
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1990)
GeochemistryPaleoclimate and Paleoenvironmental ChangeNEAT; Earth-Surface Processes

Isabel Montañez is a field geologist and geochemist whose research interests are in the sedimentary record of coupled physical and chemical variation in paleo-oceans, global biogeochemical cycling in marine and terrestrial records, and carbonate fluid-rock interaction in sedimentary basins using stratigraphy, petrography and geochemistry, including stable and radiogenic isotopes and trace elements.
(530) 754-7823
Montañez publications:

Recent Publications

Griffis, NP, R Mundil, IP Montañez, J Isbell, N Fedorchuk, F Vesely, R Iannuzzi and QZ Yin (2018) A New Stratigraphic Framework Built on U-Pb Single Zircon TIMS Ages and Implications for the Timing of the Penultimate Icehouse (Paraná Basin, Brazil). GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA BULLETIN. DOI: 10.1130/B31775.1

Oster, JL, IP Montañez, R Mertz-Kraus, WD Sharp, GM Stock, HJ Spero, J Tinsley and JC Zachos (2014) Millennial-scale variations in western Sierra Nevada precipitation during the last glacial cycle MIS 4/3 transition. QUATERNARY RESEARCH. 82(1):236-248. DOI: 10.1016/j.yqres.2014.04.010

Bishop, JW, DA Osleger, IP Montañez and DY Sumner (2014) Meteoric diagenesis and fluid-rock interaction in the Middle Permian Capitan backreef. Yates Formation, Slaughter Canyon, New Mexico. AAPG BULLETIN. 98(8):1495-1519. DOI: 10.1306/05201311158

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