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71. Rossi, M.W.*, Quigley, M.C., Fletcher, J., Whipple, K.X., Diaz-Torres, J., Seiler, C., Fifield, C.K., and Heimsath, A.M., 2016. Along-strike variation in catchment morphology and cosmogenic denudation rates reveal the pattern and history of footwall uplift, Main Gulf Escarpment, Baja California. GSA Bulletin.

70. Barton, C.M., Ullah, I., Bergin, S.M., Sarjoughian, H.S., Bernabeu-Auban, J.E., Heimsath, A.M., Acevedo, M.F., and Riel-Salvatore, J.G., 2016. Experimental Socioecology: Integrative science for Anthropocene landscape dynamics. Anthropocene, 13: 34-45. Barton et al Anthropocene 16.pdf

69. Adams, B.A.*, Whipple, K.X., Hodges, K.V., and Heimsath, A.M., 2016. In situ development of high-elevation, low-relief landscapes via duplex deformation in the eastern Himalayan hinterland, Bhutan. J. Geophys. Res. Earth Surface, 121: 294-319. Adams et al JGR 16.pdf

68. Jungers, M.C.* and Heimsath, A.M., 2016. Post-tectonic landscape evolution of a coupled basin and range: Pinaleno Mountains and Safford Basin, southeastern AZ. GSA Bulletin, 128: 469-486. Jungers Heimsath GSAB 16.pdf

67. Oerter, E.*, Amundson, R., Heimsath, A.M., Jungers, M.C.*, Chong, G., and Renne, P., 2016. Early to Middle Miocene climate in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 441: 890-900. Oerter et al PPP 16.pdf


66. Pelletier, J.D. et al. (alphabetical including Heimsath, A.M.), 2015. Forecasting the response of Earth’s surface to future climatic and land-use changes: A review of methods and research needs. Earth’s Future, 3:220-251. Pelletier et al Earths Future 15.pdf

65. Byun, J. *, Heimsath, A.M., Seong, Y.B., and Lee, S.Y., 2015. Erosion of a high-altitude, low-relief area on the Korean peninsula: Implications for its development processes and evolution. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 40: 1730-1745. Byun et al ESPL 15.pdf

64. Barton, C.M., Ullah, I.*, and Heimsath, A.M., 2015. How to make a barranco: modeling erosion and land-use in Mediterranean landscapes. Land, 4: 578-606. Barton et al Land 15.pdf


63. Amundson, R., Heimsath, A.M., Owen, J.*, Yoo, K., and Dietrich, W.E., 2014. Hillslope Soils and Vegetation. Geomorphology, 234: 122-132. Amundson et al Geomorph 14.pdf

62. DiBiase, R.A., Whipple, K.X., Lamb, M.P., and Heimsath, A.M., 2014. The role of waterfalls and knickzones in controlling the style and pace of landscape adjustment in the western San Gabriel Mountains, CA. GSA Bulletin, 127: 539-559. DiBiase et al GSAB 14.pdf

61. Heimsath, A.M., 2014. Limits of Soil Production? Science, 343: 617-618. Heimsath Science 14.pdf

60. Heimsath, A.M., 2014. Luminescence Dating, Soils. In Rick, W.J., Thompson, J.W. (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Scientific Dating Methods, Springer-Verlag, Berlin-Heidelbergp 489-493.


59. Chadwick, O.A., Roering, J.J., Heimsath, A.M., Levick, S.R., Asner, G.P., and Khomo, L.*, 2013. Shaping post-orogenic landscapes by climate and chemical weathering. Geology, 41: 1171-1174. Chadwick et al Geology 13.pdf

58. Jungers, M.C.*, Heimsath, A.M., Amundson, R., Balco, G., Shuster, D.L., and Chong, G., 2013. Active erosion-deposition cycles in the hyperarid Atacama Desert of northern Chile. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 371-372: 125-133. Jungers et al EPSL 13.pdf

57. Heimsath, A.M. and Burke, B*, 2013. The impact of local geochemical variability on quantifying hillslope soil production and chemical weathering. Geomorphology, 200: 75-88. Heimsath Burke Geomorphology 13.pdf

56. Heimsath, A.M. and Jungers, M.C.*, 2013. Mountains and Hillslope Geomorphology: Processes, Transport, Deposition, and Landforms: Quantifying Creep. Pp. 138-151 in Shroder, J., Marston, R., Stoffel, M. (Eds.), Treatise on Geomorphology: Academic Press, San Diego, CA, vol. 7. Heimsath Jungers Treatise 13.pdf

55. Stang, D.M.*, Rhodes, E.J., and Heimsath, A.M., 2012. Assessing soil mixing processes and rates using a portable OSL-IRSL reader: Preliminary determinations. Quaternary Geochronology, 10: 314-319. Stang et al QG 12.pdf

54. Amundson, R., Dietrich, W.E., Bellugi, D., Ewing, S., Nishiizumi, K., Chong, G., Owen, J.*, Finkel, R., Heimsath, A.M., Stewart, B., and Caffee, M., 2012. Geomorphic evidence for the Late Pliocene onset of hyperaridity in the Atacama desert. GSA Bulletin, 124: 1048-1070. Amundson et al GSAB 12.pdf

53. Amundson, R., Barnes, J.D., Ewing, S., Heimsath A.M., and Chong, G, 2012. The stable isotope composition of halite and sulfate of hyperarid soils and its relation to aqueous transport. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 99: 271-286. Amundson et al GCA 12.pdf

52. Heimsath A.M., 2012. Quantifying processes governing soil-mantled hillslope evolution. In Lin, H. (ed.) “Hydropedology: Synergistic Integration of Soil Science and Hydrology”, Academy Press, Elsevier B.V. p. 205-242. Heimsath hydro pedo 12.pdf

51. DiBiase. R.A.*, Heimsath, A.M., and Whipple, K.X., 2012. Hillslope response to tectonic forcing in threshold landscapes. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 37: 855-865. DiBiase et al ESPL 12.pdf

50. Dixon, J.L.*, Hartshorn, A.S.*, Heimsath, A.M., DiBiase, R.A.*, and Whipple, K.X., 2012. Chemical weathering response to tectonic forcing: A soils perspective from the San Gabriel Mountains, California. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 323-324: 40-49. Dixon et al EPSL 12.pdf

49. Heimsath, A.M., DiBiase, R.A.*, and Whipple, K.X., 2012. Soil production limits and the transition to bedrock dominated landscapes. Nature Geoscience, 5: 210-214. Heimsath et al NGS 12.pdf

48. Heimsath, A.M. and Korup, O., 2012. Quantifying rates and processes of landscape evolution. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 37: 249-251.


47. Pratt-Sitaula, B.*, Burbank, D.W., Heimsath, A.M., Humphrey, N.F., Oskin, M., and Putkonen, J., 2011. Topographic control of asynchronous glacial advances: A case study from Annapurna, Nepal. Geophysical Research Letters, 38: L24502, doi:10.1029/2011GL049940. Pratt-Sitaula_et al GRL 11.pdf

46. Kaste, J.M.*, Bostick, B.C., Heimsath, A.M., Steinnes, E., and Friedland, A.J., 2011. Using atmospheric fallout to date organic layers and quantify dynamics during decomposition. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 75: 1642-1661. Kaste et al GCA 11.pdf

45. Brantley, S.L., et al., 2011. Twelve testable hypotheses on the geobiology of weathering. Geobiology, DOI: 10.1111/j.1472-4669.2010.00264.x Brantley et al Geobio 11.pdf


44. DiBiase, R.A., Whipple, K.X., Heimsath, A.M., and Ouimet, W.B., 2010. Landscape form and millennial erosion rates in the San Gabriel Mountains, CA. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 289: 134-144. DiBiase et al EPSL 10.pdf

43. Heimsath, A.M., Chappell, J., and Fifield, K., 2010. Eroding Australia: Rates and processes from Bega Valley to Arnhem Land. Geological Society of London, Special Publication, 346:225-241. Heimsath et al GSL 10.pdf

42. Heimsath, A.M., 2010. Can Our Soils Support Us? Solutions, 1(3): 32-33.


41. Heimsath, A.M., Hancock, G.R., and Fink, D., 2009. The ‘humped’ soil production function: Eroding Arnhem Land, Australia. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 34: 1674-1684. Heimsath et al ESPL 09.pdf

40. Furbish, D.J., Haff, P.K., Dietrich, W.E., and Heimsath, A.M., 2009. Statistical description of slope-dependent soil transport and the diffusion-like coefficient. J. of Geophysical Research, vol. 114, F00A05, doi:10.1029/2009JF001267. Furbish et al JGR 09.pdf

39. O’Farrell, C.R.*, A.M. Heimsath, D.E. Lawson, L.M. Jorgensen*, E.B. Evenson, and G. Larson., 2009. Quantifying periglacial erosion: insights on a glacial sediment budget, Matanuska Glacier, Alaska. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. DOI: 10.1001/esp.1885. O'Farrell et al espl 09.pdf

38. Dixon, J.L.*, Heimsath, A.M., Kaste, J.M.*, and Amundson, R., 2009. Climate driven processes of hillslope weathering. Geology, 37: 975-978. Dixon et al Geology 09.pdf

37. Dixon, J.L.*, Heimsath, A.M., and Amundson, R., 2009. The critical role of climate and saprolite weathering in landscape evolution. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. DOI: 10.1002/esp. Dixon et al ESPL 09.pdf

36. Cook, K.L.*, Whipple, K.X., Heimsath, A.M., and Hanks, T., 2009. Rapid incision of the Colorado River in Glen Canyon – insights from channel profiles, local incision rates, and modeling of lithologic controls. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. DOI: 10.1002/esp. 1790. Cook et al espl 09.pdf

35. Burke, B*, A.M. Heimsath, J. Chappell, and K. Yoo*, 2009. Weathering the escarpment: Chemical and physical rates and processes, southeastern Australia. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. DOI: 10.1002/esp.1764. Burke et al espl 09.pdf


34. Heimsath, A.M. and McGlynn, R.S.*, 2008. Quantifying headwall retreat rates in the Nepal High Himalaya. Geomorphology, 97(1-2): 5-23. DOI:10.1016/j.geomorph.2007.02.046. Heimsath Mcglynn 08.pdf


33. Pratt-Sitaula, B.A.*, Garde, M.*, Burbank, D.W., Oskin, M., Heimsath, A.M., and Gabet, E. 2007. Bedload ratio, regional erosion rate, and rapid bedrock incision from Himalayan landslide-dam lake record. Quaternary Research, 68: 111-120. Pratt-Sitaula et al QR 07.pdf

32. Harkins, N.*, Kirby, E., and Heimsath, A.M., 2007. Transient fluvial incision in the headwaters of the Yellow River, northeastern Tibet, China. J. of Geophysical Research. 112: F03S04. Harkins et al jgr07.pdf

31. Kirby, E., Johnson, C.*, Furlong, K., and Heimsath, A.M., 2007. Transient channel incision along Bolinas Ridge, California: Evidence for differential rock uplift adjacent to the San Andreas Fault. J. of Geophysical Research, 112, F03S07. Kirby et al jgr 07.pdf

30. Yoo, K.*, R. Amundson, A. M. Heimsath, W. E. Dietrich, and G. H. Brimhall, 2007. Integration of geochemical mass balance with sediment transport to calculate rates of soil chemical weathering and transport on hillslopes. J. of Geophysical Research, 112: F02013. Yoo et al jgr 07.pdf

29. Kaste, J.M.*, Heimsath, A.M. and Bostick, B. C., 2007. Short-term soil mixing quantified with fallout radionuclides. Geology, 35(3): 243-246. Kaste et al Geology 07.pdf

28. Salant, N.L.*, Renshaw, C.E., Magilligan, F.J., Kaste, J.M.*, Nislow, K.H., and Heimsath, A.M., 2007. The use of short-lived radionuclides to quantify transitional bed load transport in a regulated river. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 32: 509-524. Salant et al espl 07.pdf

27. Burke, B* and Heimsath, A.M., and White, A.F., 2007. Coupling chemical weathering with soil production across soil mantled landscapes. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 32: 853-873. Burke et al espl 06.pdf

26. O’Farrell, C.R.*, Heimsath, A.M., and Kaste, J.M.*, 2007. Quantifying hillslope erosion rates and processes for a coastal California landscape over varying timescales. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 32: 544-560. O'Farrell et al espl 07.pdf


25. Magilligan F.J., Salant, N.L.*, Renshaw, C.E., Nislow, K.H., Heimsath, A.M., and Kaste, J.*, 2006, Evaluating the impacts of impoundment on sediment transport using short-lived fallout radionuclides, In: Sediment Dynamics and The Hydromorphology of Fluvial Systems (Ed. Rowan, J. and Werrity, A.), The International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) Special Publication 306, IAHS Press, Wallingford, UK, pp. 159-165.

24. Kaste, J.M.*, Bostick, B.C., and Heimsath, A.M. 2006. Determining 234Th and 238U in rocks, soils, and sediments via the doublet gamma at 92.5 keV. Analyst, 131(6): 757-763. Kaste et al Analyst 06.pdf

23. Heimsath, A.M., 2006. Eroding the land: Steady-state and stochastic rates and processes through a cosmogenic lens. In Siame, L.L., Bourles, D.L., and Brown, E.T. (eds.), Application of cosmogenic nuclides to the study of Earth surface processes: the practice and the potential. GSA Special Paper 415, p. 111-129, DOI 10.1130/2006.2415(07). Heimsath gsa 06.pdf

22. Kaste, J.M.*, Heimsath, A.M., and Hohmann, M., 2006. Quantifying sediment transport across an undisturbed prairie landscape using Caesium-137 and high-resolution topography. Geomorphology, 76: 430-440. Kaste et al geomorph 06.pdf

21. Heimsath, A.M., Chappell, J., Finkel, R.C., Fifield, K., and Alimanovic, A., 2006. Escarpment erosion and landscape evolution in southeastern Australia. Geological Society of America Special Paper 398, p. 173-190. doi: 10.1130/2005.2398(10). Heimsath et al gsa 06.pdf


20. Heimsath, A.M., Furbish, D.J., and Dietrich, W.E., 2005. The illusion of diffusion: Field evidence for depth dependent sediment transport. Geology, 33(12): 949-952. Heimsath et al 05.pdf

19. Yoo, K.*, Amundson, R., Heimsath, A.M., and Dietrich, W.E., 2005. A process based model linking pocket gopher (Thomomys Bottae) activity to sediment transport and soil thickness. Geology, 33(11): 917-920. Yoo et al Geology 05.pdf

18. Niemi, N., Oskin, M., Burbank, D., and Heimsath, A.M., 2005. Effects of bedrock landsliding on cosmogenically determined erosion rates. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 237: 480-498. Niemi et al epsl 05.pdf

17. Yoo, K.*, Amundson, R., Heimsath, A.M., and Dietrich, W.E., 2005. Erosion of upland hillslope soil organic carbon: Coupling field measurements with a sediment transport model, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 19, GB3003, doi:10.1029/2004GB002271. Yoo et al gbc 05.pdf

16. Garvin, C.*, Hanks, T.C., Finkel, R.C., and Heimsath, A.M., 2005. Episodic incision of the Colorado River in Glen Canyon, Utah. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 30(8): 973-984. Garvin et al espl 05.pdf

15. Yoo, K.*, Amundson, R., Heimsath, A.M., and Dietrich, W.E., 2005. Spatial patterns of soil organic carbon on hillslopes: Integrating geomorphic processes and the biological C cycle. Geoderma, 130(1-2): 47-65.

14. Wobus, C.*, Heimsath, A.M., Whipple, K.X., Hodges, K., 2005. Active surface thrust faulting in the Central Nepalese Himalaya. Nature, 434: 1008-1011. Wobus et al Nature 05.pdf

13. Heimsath, A.M. and Ehlers, T., 2005. Quantifying rates and timescales of geomorphic processes. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 30(8): 917-922.


12. Pratt-Situala, B.*, Burbank, D.W., Heimsath, A.M., and Ojha, T., 2004. Landscape disequilibrium on 1,000 to 10,000 year scales: Marsyandi River, Nepal, central Himalaya. Geomorphology, 58(1-4): 223-241. Pratt-Sitaula et al 04.pdf


11. Dietrich, W.E., Bellugi, D., Heimsath, A.M., Roering, J.J., Sklar, L., and Stock, J.D., 2003. Geomorphic Transport laws for predicting landscape form and dynamics. In Prediction in Geomorphology, Wilcock, P. and Iverson, R. (eds), American Geophysical Union monograph No. 135, Washington, D.C., p. 103-132. Dietrich et al 03.pdf

10. Heimsath, A.M. and Farid, H., 2003. “Hillslope topography from unconstrained photographs” by A.M. Heimsath and Hany Farid – Reply. Mathematical Geology, 35(3): 351-352. Heimsath and Farid 03.pdf


9. Heimsath, A.M. and Farid, H, 2002. Hillslope topography from unconstrained photographs. Mathematical Geology, 34(8): 929-952. Heimsath and Farid 02.pdf

8. Pratt, B.*, Burbank, D.W., Heimsath, A.M., and Ojha, T., 2002. Alluviation during Early Holocene strengthened monsoons, Central Nepal Himalaya. Geology, 30(10): 911-914. Pratt et al 02.pdf

7. Heimsath, A.M., Chappell, J.C., Spooner, N.A., Questiaux, D.G., 2002. Creeping soil. Geology. 30(2): 111-114. Heimsath et al 02.pdf


6. Heimsath, A.M., Dietrich, W.E., Nishiizumi, K., and Finkel, R.C., 2001. Stochastic processes of soil production and transport: erosion rates, topographic variation and cosmogenic nuclides in the Oregon Coast Range. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 26: 531-552. Heimsath et al 01b.pdf

5. Heimsath, A.M., Chappell, J.C., Dietrich, W.E., Nishiizumi, K., and Finkel, R.C., 2001. Late Quaternary erosion in southeastern Australia. Quaternary International, 83-85: 169-185. Heimsath et al 01a.pdf

4. Braun, J., Heimsath, A.M., Chappell, J.C., 2001. Sediment transport mechanisms on soil mantled landscapes. Geology, 29(8): 683-686. Braun et al 01.pdf

3. Heimsath, A.M., Chappell, J.C., Dietrich, W.E., Nishiizumi, K., and Finkel, R.C., 2000. Soil production on a retreating escarpment in southeastern Australia. Geology, 28(9): 787-790. Heimsath et al 00.pdf

2. Heimsath, A.M., Dietrich, W.E., Nishiizumi, K., and Finkel, R.C., 1999. Cosmogenic nuclides, topography, and the spatial variation of soil depth. Geomorphology, 27(1?2): 151-172. Heimsath et al 99.pdf

1. Heimsath, A.M., Dietrich, W.E., Nishiizumi, K., and Finkel, R.C., 1997. The soil production function and landscape equilibrium. Nature, 388: 358-361. Heimsath et al 97.pdf

Other Publications

Heimsath, A.M., 2004. Swayambu’s Shadow & Walking the Dusty Road (poems), and The Inner Gorge & Manasalu’s Cloud (photos), Woodsmoke, Spring.

Heimsath, A.M., 2001. Courtyard. Seedhouse Literary Journal, Fall Volume. (poem).

Heimsath, A.M., 2000. Himalayan Erosion. Seminar, 486: 19-25. (essay). Heimsath 00 - Himalayan erosion.pdf

Heimsath, A.M., 2000. Human Impacts on Ancient Environments. Book Review. Society for Archaeological Sciences Bulletin, 23(2):16-18.

Heimsath, A.M., 1993. A comparison of stream flow from agricultural and forested watersheds in the Middle Hills, Nepal. Working Paper #63, Tropical Resources Institute, Yale, New Haven. 62 p.