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Professor Luis A. González

Saudi Aramco Chair Professor, Geosciences Department

Dr. Luis Gonzalez was born in Villalba, Puerto Rico, USA in 1956. He received his B.S. degree in Geology from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, in 1978; and both MSc. and Ph.D. degrees in Geology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan USA, in 1983 and 1989, respectively.

Dr. Gonzalez served as a councilor for Geochemistry for the American Quaternary Associations (2008-2011), a board member of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in the Sciences (SACNAS; from 2013-2015), member of the SACNAS National Conference Program Committee 2013-2016 (chair in 2016); has served in numerous committees of the Geological Society of America including the Diversity in Geoscience Committee (2009-2012; Chair 2010-2012), Bromery Award Selection Committee (2010, 2012), and various others.  He was a panelist for the National Academies of Sciences Ford Foundation Scholarship program from 2013 to 2016.  Since July 2009 through December 2016 he served as the Chair of the Department of Geology at the University of Kansas.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D. – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.1989.
  • M.S. – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.1983.
  • M.S. – University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida. (1/1980-4/1980).  Courses in education.
  • M.S. – University of Texas, Austin, Texas.  (9/1979-12/1979).  Courses in sedimentary geology.
  • B.S. – University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.  (June, 1978-Cum Laude).

Research Interests

Dr. Gonzalez’ research utilizes field, microscopic, and geochemical techniques to understand the controls on carbonate precipitation in a variety of environments and during diagenetic transformations.  His early research focused on paleoenvironmental reconstructions, with emphasis on the reconstruction of paleohydrology and quantification of the hydrologic cycle.  His interest and diverse and his most recent research has focused on three major areas/aspect: 1) the controls on carbonate cementation in modern systems using empirical and experimental approaches, 2) with colleagues he has focused on dolomite precipitation and dolomitization processes, 3) the use of carbon isotope chemostratigraphy as a tool for high-resolution correlations and the quantification of duration of non-deposition event and exposure surfaces. His H-Index score is 32, and i10 index is 62 and has authored or co-authored over 100 papers and over 200 abstracts of presentations.

Selected Publications

  • Suarez, M. B., Ludvigson, G. L., Gonzalez, L. A., and You, H-L., 2017, Continental paleotemperatures from an Early Cretaceous dolomitic lake, Gansu Province, China: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 87, p. 486 – 499doi  10.2110/jsr.2017.19.
  • Ross, J.B., Ludvigson, G.A., Möller, A., González, L.A., and Walker, J.D., 2017, Stable isotope paleohydrology and chemostratigraphy of the Albian Wayan Formation from the wedge-top depozone, North American Western Interior Basin: Science China: Earth Sciences, v. 60, p. 44-57. doi 10.1007/s11430-016-0087-5
  • Suarez, C. A., Flaig, P.P., Ludvigson, G. A., González, L.A., Tian, R., Zhou, H., McCarthy, P. J., Van der Kolk, D. A., and Fiorillo, A. R., 2016, Reconstructing the paleohydrology of a Cretaceous Alaskan paleopolar coastal plain from stable isotopes of bivalves: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 441, p.  339-351. .doi10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.07.025
  • Heidari, A., Shokri, N., Ghasemi-Nejad, E., Gonzales, L., and Ludvigson, G., 2015, Application of petrography, major and trace elements, carbon and oxygen isotope geochemistry to reconstruction of diagenesis of carbonate rocks of the Sanganeh Formation (Lower Cretaceous), East Kopet-Dagh Basin, NE Iran: Arabian Journal of Geosciences v. 8, p. 4949-4967. doi 10.1007/s12517-014-1548-y
  • Ludvigson, G.A., Joeckel, R.M., Murphy, L.R., Stockli, D.F., González, L.A., Suarez, C.A., Kirkland, J.I., and Al-Suwaidi, A., 2015, The emerging terrestrial record of Aptian-Albian global change: Cretaceous Research, v. 56, p. 1-24. doi 10.1016/j.cretres.2014.11.008
  • Heidari, A., Gonzalez, L., Ludvigson G., Moussavi-Harami, R., and Mahboubi, A., 2014, Diagenetic Model of Carbonate Rocks of Guri Member of Mishan Formation (Lower to Middle Miocene) SE Zagros Basin-Iran: Journal of the Geological Society of India, v. 84, p. 87-104.
  • Suarez, C.A., Gonzalez, L. A., Ludvigson, G.A., Kirkland, J. I., Cifelli, R.L., and Kohn M. J., 2014, Multi-taxa investigation of paleohydrology in the Early Cretaceous Cedar Mountain Formation, eastern Utah: Deciphering effects of the Nevadaplano Plateau on regional Climate: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 84, p.975-987. dx.doi.org/10.2110/jsr.2014.76
  • Bonilla-Rodriguéz, A. J., González, L. A., Walker, D. J., and Santos, H., 2014, Strontium isotope (87Sr/86Sr) stratigraphy from the Coalcomanae – Caprinuloidea rudist assemblage in the Greater Antilles (Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Jamaica); Cretaceous Research v. 50, p. 97-109.  doi.10.1016/j.cretres.2014.04.008
  • Heidari, A., Mahboubi, Moussavi-Harami,  R., Gonzalez, L., and  Ali Moalemi, S., 2014, Biostratigraphy, sequence stratigraphy, and paleoecology of the Lower–Middle Miocene of Northern Bandar Abbas, Southeast Zagros basin in south of Iran, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, v. 7, p.1829-1855, doi: 10.1007/s12517-012-0803-3
  • Kenward, P. A., Fowle, D. A., Goldstein, R. H., Ueshima, M., González, L. A., and Roberts, J. A., 2013, Ordered low-temperature dolomite mediated by carboxyl-group density of microbial cell walls; AAPG Bulletin, v. 97, no. 11, p. 2113–2125.  doi: 10.1306/05171312168
  • Roberts, J. A., Kenward, P. A., Fowle, D. A., Goldstein, R. H., González, L. A., and Moore, D. S., 2013, Surface chemistry allows for abiotic laboratory precipitation of dolomite at low temperature: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, v. 110, no. 36, p. 14540-145-45. doi/10.1073/pnas.1305403110.
  • Suarez, C.A., Ludvigson, G.A., Gonzalez, L. A., Fiorillo, A. R., Flaig, P. P. and Mcarthy, P. J., 2013, Use of multiple oxygen isotope proxies for elucidating Arctic Cretaceous Palaeohydrology: in Bojar, A.-V., Melinte-Dobrinescu, M. C. & Smit, J., eds., Isotopic Studies in Cretaceous Research, Geological Society of London, Special Publications, 382, 18p. doi:10.1144/SP382.3
  • Suarez, M. B., Ludvigson, G. A., González, L. A., Al-Suwaidii, A., and You, H-L., 2013, Stable isotope chemostratigraphy in lacustrine strata of the Xiagou Formation, Gansu Province, NW China: in Bojar, A.-V., Melinte-Dobrinescu, M. C. & Smit, J., eds., Isotopic Studies in Cretaceous Research, Geological Society of London, Special Publications, 382, 14 p. doi: 10.1144/SP382.1
  • Ludvigson, G. A., González, L. A., Fowle, D. A., Roberts, J. A., Driese, S. G., Villareal, M. A., Smith, J. J., and Suarez, M. B., 2013, Paleoclimatic Applications and Modern Process Studies of Pedogenic Siderite: in Driese S. G., and Nordt, L. C. eds., New Frontiers in Paleopedology and Terrestrial Paleoclimatology: Paleosols and Soil Surface Analog Systems, SEPM Special Publication 104, p. 79-87. doi: 10.2110/sepmsp.104.01
  • Kenward, P. A., Goldstein, R. H., Brookfield, A. E., González, L. A., and Roberts, J. A., 2012, Model for how microbial methane generation can preserve early porosity in dolomite and limestone reservoirs: AAPG Bulletin, v. 96, p. 399-413. doi:10.1306/06021111020
  • Suarez, C.A., Gonzalez, L.A., Ludvigson, G.A., Cifelli, R.L., Tremain, E., 2012, Water utilization of the Cretaceous Mussentuchit local fauna, Cedar Mountain Formation, UT, USA: using oxygen isotopic composition of phosphate: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 313-314, p. 78-92.  doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2011.10.011
  • Suarez, M. B., Gonzalez, L.A., and Ludvigson G.A., 2011, Quantification of a greenhouse hydrologic cycle from equatorial to polar latitudes: the mid-Cretaceous water bearer revisited: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 307, p. 301-312.
  • Crowe, S.A., Katsev, S., Leslie, K., Sturm, A., Magen, C., Nomosatryo, S., Reeburgh, W., Roberts, J.A., Gonzalez, L., Mucci, A., Sundby, B., and Fowle, D., 2011, The methane cycle in tropical Lake Matano: Methanogenesis, methane accumulation, and anaerobic methane oxidation. Geobiology, v. 9, p. 61-78, doi: 10.1111/j.1472-4669.2010.00257.x.
  • Ludvigson, G. A., Joeckel, R. M., Gonzalez, L. A., Gulbranson, E. L., Rasbury, E. T., Hunt, G. J., Kirkland, J. I., and Madsen, S., 2010, Correlation of Aptian-Albian carbon isotope excursions in continental strata of the Cretaceous foreland basin of eastern Utah: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v.80, p.955-974. doi: 10.2110/jsr.2010.086
  • Driese, S. G., Ludvigson, G. A., Roberts, J. A., Fowle, D. A., González, L. A., Smith, J. J., Vulava, V. M., and McKay, L. D., 2010, Micromorphology and Stable Isotope Geochemistry of Historical Pedogenic Siderite Formed in PAH-Contaminated Alluvial Clay Soils, Tennessee, USA: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v.80, p.943-954. doi: 10.2110/jsr.2010.087.
  • Suarez, M. B., González, L. A., and Ludvigson, G. A., 2010, Estimating the oxygen isotopic composition of equatorial precipitation during the mid-Cretaceous: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v.80, p.480-491. doi: 10.2110/jsr.2010.048
  • Suarez, C.A., Macpherson, G. L., González, L.A., Grandstaff, D.E., 2010, Heterogeneous rare earth element (REE) patterns and concentrations in a fossil bone: implications for the use of REE in vertebrate taphonomy and fossilization history: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 74, p. 2970-2988.  doi:10.1016/j.gca.2010.02.023.
  • Ludvigson, G. A., Witzke, B. J., Joeckel, R. M., Ravn, R. L., Phillips Jr., P. L., González, L. A., and Brenner, R. L., 2010, New insights on the sequence stratigraphic architecture of the Dakota Formation in Kansas-Nebraska-Iowa from a decade of sponsored research activity: Kansas Geological Survey, Current Research in Earth Sciences, Bulletin v. 258, 41p. (http://www.kgs.ku.edu/Current/2010/Ludvigson/index.html)
  • Kenward, P. A., Goldstein, R. H., González, L. A., and Roberts, J. A., 2009, Precipitation of low-temperature dolomite from an anaerobic microbial consortium: the role of methanogenic Archaea: Geobiology, v. 7, p. 1-10. doi: 10.1111/j.1472-4669.2009.00210.x
  • DeChoudens-Sánchez, V. and Gonzalez, L. A., 2009, Calcite and aragonite precipitation under controlled instantaneous supersaturation: elucidating the role of CaCO3 saturation state and Mg/Ca ratio on calcium carbonate polymorphism: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 79, p.363-376.  doi: 10.2110/jsr.2009.043
  • Suarez, M. B., González, L. A., Ludvigson, G. A., Vega, F. J. and Alvarado-Ortega, J., 2009, Isotopic composition of low-latitude paleo-precipitation during the early Cretaceous: GSA Bulletin, v. 121, p. 1584-1596.
  • Ufnar, D.F., Ludvigson, G.A., González, L.A., and Gröcke, D., 2008, Precipitation rates and atmospheric heat transport during the Cenomanian greenhouse warming in North America: Estimates from a stable isotope mass balance model:  Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 266 p. 28-38.
  • Suarez, M. B., Suarez, C. A., Kirkland, J. A., Gonzalez, L. A., Grandstaff, D. E., Terry, D. O., 2007, Sedimentology, Stratigraphy and Depositional Environment of the Crystal Geyser Dinosaur Quarry, East-Central Utah: Palaios v. 22, p. 513-527.
  • Denniston, R. F., Asmerom, Y., Polyak, V., Dorale, J. A., Carpenter, S. J., Trodick, C., Hoye, B., and González, L. A., 2007, Synchronous millennial-scale climatic changes in the Great Basin and the North Atlantic during the last interglacial: Geology, v. 35, p. 619-622.
  • Phillips Jr., P. L., Ludvigson, G. A., Joeckel, R. M., González, L. A., Brenner, R. L., and Witzke, B. J., 2007, Sequence stratigraphic controls on synsedimentary cementation and preservation of dinosaur tracks: example from the Late Albian Cretaceous Dakota Formation, southeastern Nebraska, U.S.A.: Palaeogeography, Palaeoecology, Palaeoclimatology, v. 246, p.367-389,  doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2006.10.013
  • Frappier, A. B., Sahagian, D., Carpenter, S. J., González, L. A., Frappier, B. R., 2007, A stalagmite stable isotope record of recent tropical cyclone events: Geology, v.35, p. 111-114.
  • Ufnar, D. F., González, L. A., Ludvigson, G. A., Brenner, R. L., Witzke, B. J., and Leckie, D., 2005, Reconstructing a mid-Cretaceous landscape from paleosols in western Canada: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 75, no. 6, p. 984-996.
  • Mahboubi1, A., Moussavi-Harami1, R., Yahya-Sheibani1 V., Najafi1, M., and González, L. A., 2004, Petrographic and geochemical evidence for paragenetic sequence interpretation of the Lower Cretaceous limestones in the eastern Binalood Mountain Range, NE Iran: Iranian Int. J. Sci. 5(2), 2004, p.181-201.
  • Ufnar, D. F., González, L. A., Ludvigson, G. A., Brenner, R. L., and Witzke, B. J., 2004, Evidence for increased latent heat transport during the Cretaceous (Albian) greenhouse warming: Geology, v. 32, p. 1049-1052.
  • Faulds, J. E., Wallace, M. A., González, L. A., Heizler, M., 2004, Depositional environment and paleogeographic implications of the late Miocene Hualapai Limestone, Northwest Arizona and Southern Nevada: in Young R. A., and Spamer E. E., eds., Colorado River: Origin and Evolution: Grand Canyon Association Monograph.12, p. 81-87.
  • Ludvigson, G. A., Witzke, B. J., González, L. A., Carpenter, S. J., Schneider, C. L., and Hasiuk, F. H., 2004, Late Ordovician (Turinian-Chatfieldian) carbon isotope excursions and their paleoceanographic significance: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 210, p. 187-214. doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2004.02.043
  • Roberts, J., Bennett, P. C., González, L. A., Macpherson, G. L., and Milliken, K. L., 2004, Microbial precipitation of dolomite in methanogenic groundwater: Geology, v. 32 p. 277-280. doi: 10.1130/G20246.1
  • Ufnar, D. F, Ludvigson, G. A., González, L. A., Brenner, R. L, and Witzke, B. J., 2004, High latitude meteoric d18O compositions: paleosols siderite in the mid-Cretaceous Nanushuk Formation, North Slope, Alaska: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 116, p. 463-473
  • Ufnar, D. F, González, L. A., Ludvigson, G. A., Brenner, R. L, and Witzke, B. J., 2004, Diagenetic overprinting of the sphaerosiderite paleoclimate proxy: are records of pedogenic groundwater d18O values preserved?  Sedimentology, v.51, p. 127-144.  doi: 10.1046/j.1365-3091.2003.00615.x.
  • Brenner, R. L., Ludvigson, G. A., Witzke, B. J., Phillips, P. L., White, T. S. Ufnar, D. F., González, L. A., Joeckel, R. M., Goettemoeller, A., and Shirk, B. J., 2003, Aggradation of gravels in tidally influenced fluvial systems, upper Albian (Lower Cretaceous) on the cratonic margin of the North American Western Interior foreland basin: Cretaceous Research, v. 24, p. 439-448.
  • Ufnar D. F., González, L. A., Ludvigson, G. A., Brenner, R. L., and Witzke, B. J., 2002, The mid-Cretaceous water bearer: isotope mass balance quantification of the Albian hydrologic cycle: Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, v. 188, p. 51-71.
  • González, L. A., and Gomez, R., 2002, High-resolution speleothem paleoclimatology of northern Venezuela: a progress report: Boletín Sociedad Venezolana de Espeleología, v. 36 p. 27-29.
  • Frappier, A., Sahagian, D., González, L. A., and Carpenter, S. J., 2002, El Niño events recorded by stalagmite carbon isotopes: Science, v. 298, p. 565.
  • Mahboubil, A., Moussavi-Harami1, R., Brenner, R. L. and González, L. A., 2002, Diagenetic history of late Palaeocene potential carbonate reservoir rocks, Kopet-Dagh Basin, NE Iran: Journal of Petroleum Geology, v. 25, no. 4, p. 465-484.
  • Baker, R. G., Bettis III, E. A., Denniston, R. F., González, L. A., Strickland, L. E., and Krieg, J. R., 2002, Holocene paleoenvironments in southeastern Minnesota – chasing the prairie-forest ecotone: Palaeogeography, Palaeoecology, Palaeoclimatology v. 177, p. 103-122.
  • Denniston, R. F., González, L. A., Asmerom, Y., Polyak, V., Reagan, M. K., Saltzman, M. R., 2001, A high- resolution speleothem record of climatic variability at the Allerød-Younger Dryas transition in Missouri, central United States: Palaeogeography, Palaeoecology, Palaeoclimatology, v. 176, p. 147-155.
  • Ufnar D. F., González, L. A., Ludvigson, G. A., Brenner, R. L., and Witzke, B. J, 2001, Stratigraphic implications of meteoric sphaerosiderite d18O compositions in paleosols of the Cretaceous (Albian) Boulder Creek Formation, NE British Columbia foothills, Canada: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 71, No. 6, p. 119-130.
  • Baker, R. G., Bettis, E. A. III, Denniston, R. F., and González, L. A., 2001, Plant remains, alluvial chronology, and cave speleothem isotopes indicate abrupt Holocene climatic change at 6ka in Midwestern USA: Global and Planetary Change, v. 28, p.285-291.
  • White, T. S., González, L. A., Ludvigson, G. A., and Poulsen, C. J., 2001, Middle Cretaceous Greenhouse Hydrologic Cycle of North America: Geology, v. 29, no. 4, p. 363-366.
  • Denniston, R. F., González, L. A., Asmerom, Y., Reagan, M. K., and Recelli-Snyder, H., 2000, Speleothem carbon isotopic records of early Holocene environments in the Ozark Highlands, U.S.A. Quaternary International, v. 67, p. 21-27.
  • Denniston, R. F., González, L. A., Asmerom, Y., Sharma, R. H., and Reagan, M. K, 2000, Speleothem evidence for changes in Indian summer monsoon precipitation over the last 2300 years: Quaternary Research, v. 53, no. 2, p. 196-202.
  • Saltzman, M. R., González, L. A., and Lohmann, K. C, 2000, An earliest Carboniferous cooling step triggered by the Antler Orogeny?: Geology, v. 28;, no. 4; p. 347–350.
  • White, T. S., Witzke, B. J., Ludvigson, G. A., Brenner, R. L., González, L. A., and Ravn, R. L., 2000, The paleoclimatological significance of Albian (mid–Cretaceous) sphaerosiderites from eastern Saskatchewan and western Manitoba: in Summary of Investigations 2000, Volume 1, Saskatchewan Geological Survey, Saskatchewan Energy and Mines, Misc. Rep. 2000-4.1, p. 63-75.
  • Ludvigson, G. A., Witzke, B. J., Schneider, C. L., Smith, E. A., Emerson, N. R., Carpenter, S. J., and González, L. A., 2000, A profile of the mid-Caradoc (Ordovician) carbon isotope excursion at the McGregor Quarry, Clayton County, Iowa: in Anderson, R.R., Ed., The Natural History of Pikes Peak State Park, Clayton County, Iowa, Geological Society of Iowa, Guidebook 70, p. 25-31.
  • Denniston, R. F., González, L. A., Semken, H. A., Asmerom, Y., Baker, R. G., Recelli-Snyder, H., Reagan, M. K., and Bettis, E. A. III, 1999, Integrating stalagmite, vertebrate, and pollen sequences to investigate Holocene vegetation and climate change in the Southern Midwestern United States: Quaternary Research, v. 52, no. 3, p. 381-387.
  • Denniston, R. F., González, L. A., Baker, R. G., Asmerom, Y, Reagan, M. K., Edwards, R. L., and Alexander, C., 1999, Speleothem evidence for Holocene fluctuations of the prairie-forest ecotone, north-central USA: Holocene, v. 9, no. 6, p. 671-676.
  • Denniston, R. F., González, L. A., Asmerom, Y., Baker, R. G., Reagan, M. K. Bettis, E. A. III, 1999, Evidence for increased cool season moisture during the middle Holocene: Geology, v. 27, no. 9, p. 815-818.
  • Dorale, J. A., Edwards, R. L., Ito, E., and González, L. A., 1998, Climate and vegetation history of the Midcontinent from 75 to 25 ka: A speleothem record from Crevice Cave, Missouri, USA: Science, v. 282 (5395), p. 1871-1874.
  • Baker, R. G., González, L. A., Raymo, M., Bettis III, E. A., Reagan, M. K., and Dorale, J. A., 1998, Comparison of multiple proxy records of Holocene environments in Midwestern USA: Geology, v. 26, no.12, p. 1131-1134.
  • Ludvigson, G. A., González, L. A., Metzger, R. A., Witzke, B. J., Brenner, R. L., Murillo, A. P., and White, T. S., 1998, Meteoric sphaerosiderite lines and their use for paleohydrology and paleoclimatology: Geology, v 26, no.11, p. 1039-1042.
  • González, L. A., Ruiz, H. M, Taggart, B. E., Budd, A. F., and Monell, V., 1997, Geology of Isla de Mona Puerto Rico: in Vacher, H. L., and Quinn, T. M., eds., Geology and Hydrogeology of Carbonate Islands, Developments in Sedimentology, vol. 54, Elsevier, p. 327-358.
  • Faulds, J. E., Schreiber B. C., Reynolds, S. J., González, L. A., and Okaya, D., 1997, Origin and paleogeography of an immense, nonmarine Miocene salt deposit in the Basin and Ranges (Western USA): Journal of Geology, v. 105, no. 1, p. 19-36.
  • Baker, R. G., Bettis III, E. A., Schwert, D. P., Horton, D. G., Chumbley, C. A., González, L. A., and Reagan, M. K., 1996, Holocene paleoenvironments of northeast Iowa: Ecological Monographs, v. 66, no. 2, p. 203-234.
  • González, L. A., and Ririe, G. T 1996, Analysis of approaches to evaluate risk related to determining metal clean up levels in reserve pits: API and NGWA Proceedings of the 1996 Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water Prevention, Detection and Remediation Conference, Houston, Texas, p. 851-862.
  • González, L. A., 1996, Use of stalagmites in High Resolution Paleoclimatic Studies: in Mikami, T, Matsumoto, E., Ohta, S., and Sweda, T., eds., Paleoclimate and Environmental Variability in Austral-Asian Transect during the Past 2000 Years, PROCEEDINGS of the 1995 Nagoya IGBP-PAGES/PEP-II Symposium, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, p. 144-151.
  • Ciochon, R., The Long, V., Larick, R., González, L., Grün, R., de Vos, J., Yonge, C., Taylor, L., Yoshida, H., Reagan, M., 1996, Dated co-occurrence of Homo erectus and Gigantopithecus, from Tham Khuyen Cave, Vietnam: Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, v. 93, p. 3016-3020
  • Ludvigson, G. A., Jacobson, S. R., Witzke, B. J., and González, L. A., 1996, Carbonate component chemostratigraphy and depositional history of the Ordovician Decorah Formation, Upper Mississippi Valley: in Witzke, B. J., Ludvigson, G. A., and Day, J. E., eds., Paleozoic Sequence Stratigraphy: Views from the North American Craton, Geological Society of America Special Paper 306, p. 67-86.
  • Ludvigson, G. A., González, L. A., Witzke, B. J., Brenner, R. L., and Metzger, R. A., 1996, Diagenesis of iron minerals in the Dakota Formation: in Witzke, B. J., and Ludvigson, G. A., Mid-Cretaceous fluvial deposits of the eastern margin, Western Interior Basin: Nishnabotna Member, Dakota, Formation: Iowa Department of Natural Resources Geological Survey Bureau Guidebook Series No. 17, p. 31-38.
  • Ludvigson, G. A., Witzke, B. J., González, L. A., Hammond, R. H., Plocher, O. W., 1994, Sedimentology and carbonate geochemistry of concretions from shales in the Greenhorn Marine Cycle (Cenomanian – Turonian), eastern margin of the Western Interior Seaway: in Shurr, G. W., Ludvigson, G. A., and Hammond, R. H., eds., Perspectives on the Eastern Margin of the Cretaceous Western Interior Basin, Geological Society of America Special Paper 287. p. 145-173.
  • Dorale, J. A., González, L. A., Reagan, M. K., Pickett, D. A., Murrell, M. T., and Baker, R. G., 1992, A high resolution record of Holocene climate change in speleothem calcite from Cold Water Cave, northeast Iowa: Science, v. 258 (5088), p. 1626-1630.
  • González, L. A., Carpenter, S. J., and Lohmann, K. C, 1992, Inorganic calcite morphology: roles of fluid chemistry and fluid flow: Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, v.62, p. 382-399.
  • Plocher, O. W., Ludvigson, G. A., Witzke, B. J., González, L. A., and Day, J., 1992, Stable isotopic systematics of the Coralville T-R cycle: in Day, J., and Bunker, B. J., The stratigraphy, paleontology, depositional and diagenetic history of the middle-upper Devonian Cedar Valley Group of central and eastern Iowa, Iowa Department of Natural Resources Geological Survey Bureau Guidebook Series no. 16, p. 27-34.
  • Ludvigson, G. A., Witzke, B. J., and González, L. A., 1992, Observations on the diagenesis and stable isotopic compositions of Silurian carbonates in Iowa: in Witzke, B. J., Silurian stratigraphy and carbonate mound facies of eastern Iowa, Iowa Department of Natural Resources Geological Survey Bureau Guidebook Series no. 11, p. 73-83.
  • González, L. A., and Ruiz, H. M., 1991, Diagenesis of Middle Tertiary carbonates in the Toa Baja Well, Puerto Rico: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 18, no. 3, p. 513-516.
  • González, L. A., 1991, Carbon and oxygen stable isotopes in the Toa Baja Well, Puerto Rico: implications for burial diagenesis and hydrocarbon generation: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 18, no. 3, p. 533-536.
  • Larue, D. K., Montgomery, H., Anderson, R. N., Robinson, E. T., Saunders, J., Harrison, T. M., Moos, D., Morin, R., Paillet, F., Cho, M., González, L. A., Kiester, D., Button, J., and Torrini, R., 1990, Drilling at Toa Baja, Puerto Rico: preliminary results of drilling into a non-volcanic island arc massif: Scientific Drilling, v. 1, no.6, p. 283-295.
  • Ludvigson, G. A., González, L. A., and Bettis III, E. A., 1990, Carbon and oxygen isotopic geochemistry of pedogenic carbonate nodules in Neogene deposits in Western Iowa: in Bettis III, E. A., ed., Midwest Friends of the Pleistocene 37th Field Conference, Iowa Department of Natural Resources Geological Survey Bureau Guidebook Series #9, p. 145-163.
  • González, L. A., and Lohmann, K. C, 1988, Controls on mineralogy and composition of spelean carbonates: Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico: in James, N. P. and Choquette, P. W., editors, Paleokarst, Springer-Verlag, p. 81-101.
  • González, L. A., and Lohmann, K. C, 1985, Carbon and oxygen isotopic composition of Holocene reefal carbonates: Geology, v. 13, no.11, p 811-814.

Awards & Honors

  • Dr. Gonzalez is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America elected in 2013. He is a Friend of the Society for SACNAS since 2011. He was awarded the 2015 AWG President’s Award for his dedication and support of the Association for Women in Geosciences.
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