Bird B.W., Polissar P.J., Lei Y. Thompson L.G. Yao T., Finney B.P., Bain D., Pompeani D., Steinman, B.A. (in press) Holocene Indian Summer Monsoon Variability Revealed from a Decadally Resolved Multi-Proxy Tibetan Lake Sediment Record. Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

Conroy, J.L., Cobb, K. M., Lynch-Stieglitz, J., Polissar, P.J. (2014) Constraints on the salinity-oxygen isotope relationship in the central tropical Pacific ocean. Marine Chemistry , 161, 26-33, doi:10.1016/j.marchem.2014.02.001. (pdf, doi)

Polissar , D’Andrea, W.J. (2014) Uncertainty in Paleohydrologic Reconstructions from Molecular δD. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 129, 146-156, doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2013.12.021. (pdf, doi, excel worksheet, worksheet instructions)

Savage H. M., Polissar P. J., Sheppard R.E., Rowe, C.D. Brodsky E.B. (2014) Organic molecules heat up during earthquakes: new evidence of seismic slip in the rock record. Geology, 42, 99-102, doi: 10.1130/G34901.1. (pdf, doi)


Polissar, P.J., Abbott, M.B., Wolfe, A.P., Vuille, M., Bezada, M. (2013) Synchronous interhemispheric Holocene climate trends in the tropical Andes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 110, 14551-14556, doi:10.1073/pnas.1219681110. (pdf, doi, supplementary material)


Lynch-Stieglitz, J, Polissar, P. and the scientific personnel of cruise MGL12-08 (2012) MGL12-08 Cruise Report. A summary of the objectives, methods, activities and findings from oceanographic research cruise MGL12-08, May 1-26, 2012 aboard the R/V Marcus G. Langseth. (pdf)

Mueller, K.E., Oleksyn, J., Polissar, P.J., Freeman, K.H. (2012) The lipid composition of leaves, roots, and soils from monocultures of eleven temperate tree species. Organic Geochemistry 52, 130-141, doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2012.08.014. (pdf, doi)

Sachse, D., Billault, I., Bowen, G., Chikaraishi, Y., Dawson, T., Feakins, S., Freeman, K., Magill, C., McInerney, F., van der Meer, M., Polissar, P.J., Robins, R., Sachs, J., Schmidt, H., Sessions, A., White, J., West, J., Kahmen, A. (2012) Sources of variability in the hydrogen isotopic composition of organic compounds from photosynthetic organisms. Annual Reviews of Earth and Planetary Sciences 40, 221-249, doi:10.1146/annurev-earth-042711-105535. (pdf, doi)


Polissar P. J., Savage H. M., Brodsky E. E. (2011) Extractable organic material in fault zones as a tool to investigate frictional stress. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 311(3-4), 439-447, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2011.09.004. (pdf, doi)

Nelson D. N., Abbott M. B., Steinman B., Polissar P. J., Stansell N.S., Ortiz, J. S., Rosenmeier M. F., Finney B., Riedel J. (2011) A 6,000-yr Lake Record of Drought from the Pacific Northwest. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1009194108. ( pdf, doi, supplementary material)


Polissar P. J., Freeman K. H. (2010) Effects of Aridity and Vegetation on Plant-wax δD in Modern Lake Sediments. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74, 5785-5797, doi:10.1016/j.gca.2010.06.018. (pdf, doi, supplementary material, data)


Polissar P. J., Fulton J. M., Junium C. K., Turich C. C., and Freeman K. H. (2009) Measurement of 13C and 15N Isotopic Composition on Nanomolar Quantities of C and N. Analytical Chemistry 81(2), 755-763 doi:10.1021/ac801370c. (pdf, doi)

Polissar P. J., Freeman K. H., Rowley D. B., Mcinerney F. A., and Currie B. S. (2009) Paleoaltimetry of the Tibetan Plateau from D/H ratios of lipid biomarkers. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 287, 64-67, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2009.07.037. (pdf, doi, supplementary material, data)


Stansell N., Polissar P. J., and Abbott M. B. (2007) Last Glacial Maximum equilibrium-line altitude and paleo-temperature reconstructions for the Cordillera de Merida, Venezuelan Andes. Quaternary Research 67, 115-127, doi:10.1016/j.yqres.2006.07.005. (pdf, doi)

Stansell N., Abbott M. B., Polissar P. J., Wolfe A. P., Bezada M., and Rull V. (2007) Reply: Late Quaternary deglaciation history of the Merida Andes, Venezuela: response to comment. Journal of Quaternary Science 22(8), 823-825, doi: 10.1002/jqs.1109. (pdf, doi)


Polissar P. J., Abbott M. B., Wolfe A. P., Bezada M., Rull V., and Bradley R. S. (2006) Solar modulation of Little Ice Age climate in the tropical Andes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 103(24), 8937-8942, doi:10.1073/pnas.0603118103. (pdf, doi, data)

Polissar P. J., Abbott M. B., Shemesh A., Wolfe A. P., and Bradley R. S. (2006) Hydrologic balance of tropical South America from oxygen isotopes of lake sediment opal, Venezuelan Andes. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 242, 375-389, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2005.12.024. (pdf, doi, data)


Polissar P. J. (2005) Lake records of Holocene climate change, Cordillera de Merida, Venezuela. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Massachusetts. (pdf)

Stansell N. D., Abbott M. B., Polissar P. J., Wolfe A. P., Bezada M., and Rull V. (2005) Late Quaternary deglacial history of the Merida Andes, Venezuela. Journal of Quaternary Science 20(7-8), 801-812, doi:10.1002/jqs.973. (pdf, doi)

Rull V., Abbott M. B., Polissar P. J., Wolfe A. P., Bezada M., and Bradley R. S. (2005) High altitude vegetation change during the last 15,000 years in the tropical Andes: the pollen record of Laguna Verde Alta, Venezuela. Quaternary Research 64, 308-317, doi:10.1016/j.yqres.2005.08.014. (pdf, doi)


Abbott M. B., Wolfe B. B., Wolfe A. P., Seltzer G. O., Aravena R., Mark B. G., Polissar P. J., Rodbell D. T., Rowe H. D., and Vuille M. (2003) Holocene paleohydrology and glacial history of the central Andes using multiproxy lake sediment studies. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 194, 123-138 doi:10.1016/S0031-0182(03)00274-8. ( pdf, doi)


Steig E. J., Morse D. L., Waddington E. D., and Polissar P. J. (1998) Using the sunspot cycle to date ice cores. Geophysical Research Letters 25(2), 163-166, doi:10.1029/97GL03566. ( pdf, doi)

Reid J. B., Jr., Reynolds J. L., Connolly N. T., Getz S. L., Polissar P. J., Winship L. J., and Hainsworth L. J. (1998) Carbon isotopes in aquatic plants, Long Valley caldera, California as records of past hydrothermal and magmatic activity. Geophysical Research Letters 25(15), 2853-2856, doi:10.1029/98GL01854. ( pdf, doi)


Sharp R. P., Carey D. L., Reid Jr. J. B., Polissar P. J., and Williams M. L. (1996) Sliding rocks at the Racetrack, Death Valley: What makes them move? Discussion and Reply. Geology 24(8), 766-767, doi: 10.1130/0091-7613(1996)024<0766:SRATRD>2.3.CO;2. (pdf, doi)

Steig E. J., Polissar P. J., Stuiver M., Grootes P. M., and Finkel R. C. (1996) Large amplitude solar modulation cycles of 10Be in Antarctica: implications for atmospheric mixing processes and interpretation of the ice core record. Geophysical Research Letters 23(5), 523-526, doi:10.1029/96GL00255. (pdf, doi)


Reid Jr. J. B., Bucklin E. P., Copenagle L., Kidder J., Pack S. M., Polissar P. J., and Williams M. L. (1995) Sliding rocks at the Racetrack, Death Valley: What makes them move? Geology23(9), 819-822, doi: 10.1130/0091-7613(1995)​023<0819:SRATRD>​2.3.CO;2. (pdf, doi)