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Lamont Associate Research Professor
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Marine Geology and Geophysics
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
303C Oceanography
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
(845) 365-8818
(845) 365-8156


Fields of interest: 
Rifted margins, subduction zones, wide-angle reflection/refraction seismology, multi-channel seismic reflection data
List of degrees from highest to lowest:
Ph.D. (geophysics)
University of Wyoming
BS (geology)
University of Georgia
ABJ (journalism)
University of Georgia

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Constraints on the composition of the Aleutian arc lower crust from VP/VS Shillington, D.J., Van Avendonk, H.J.A.; Behn, M.D., Kelemen, P.B.; Jagoutz, O. Geophysical Research Letters Volume: 40 p.: 2579–2584 (2013) 10.1002/grl.50375
Evidence for wide-spread creep on the Sea of Marmara transform basin from marine geophysical data Shillington, D.J., Seeber, L., Sorlien, C.C., Steckler, M.S., Kurt, H., Dondurur, D., Çifci, G., Imren, C., Cormier, M.-H., McHugh, C.M.G, Gurcay, S., Poyraz, D., Okay, S., Athin, O., Diebold, J.B. Geology Volume: 40 p.: 439-442 (2012)
Abrupt transition from magma-starved to magma rich rifting in the eastern Black Sea Shillington, D.J.; Scott, C.L.; Minshull, T.A.; Edwards, R.A.; Brown, P.J.; White, N.J. Geology Volume: 37 Issue: 1 p.: 7-10 (2009) 10.1130/G25302A.1
Wide-angle seismic data reveal extensive overpressures in the Eastern Black Sea Basin Scott, C. L.; Shillington, D. J.; Minshull, T. A.; Edwards, R. A.; Brown, P. J.; White, N. J. Geophysical Journal International Aug Volume: 178 Issue: 2 p.: 1145-1163 (2009) DOI 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04215.x
Extension of continental crust at the margin of the eastern Grand Banks, Newfoundland Van Avendonk, H. J. A.; Lavier, L. L.; Shillington, D. J.; Manatschal, G. Tectonophysics Apr 1 Volume: 468 Issue: 1-4 p.: 131-148 (2009) DOI 10.1016/j.tecto.2008.05.030
Cenozoic evolution of the eastern Black Sea: A test of depth-dependent stretching models Shillington, D. J.; White, N.; Minshull, T. A.; Edwards, G. R. H.; Jones, S. A.; Edwards, R. A.; Scott, C. L. Earth and Planetary Science Letters Jan 30 Volume: 265 Issue: 3-4 p.: 360-378 (2008) DOI 10.1016/j.epsl.2007.10.033
Seismic signal penetration beneath post-rift sills on the Newfoundland rifted margin Shillington, D.J.; Hopper, J.R.; Holbrook, W.S. Geophysics Volume: 73 Issue: 5 p.: B99-B107 (2008) doi:10.1190/1.2972131