L Knauth

Emeritus Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
6004

Publications

  • Knauth, L.P. and M.J. Kennedy. The Late Precambrian Greening of the Earth. Nature (2009).
  • Burt, D.M., Knauth, L.P., Wohletz, K.H., and Sheridan, M.F. Surge deposit misidentification at Spor Mountain, Utah and elsewhere: A cautionary message for Mars. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. 177, 755-759 (2008).
  • Garvie, L., Knauth, L.P., Bungartz, F., Klonowski, S., Nash III, T., . Life in extreme environments: survival strategy of the endolithic desert lichen Verrucaria rubrocincta. Naturwissenshaften (2008).
  • Ohmoto, H., Runnegar, B., Kump, L.R., Fogel, M.L., Kamber B., Anbar, A.D., Knauth, L.P., Lowe, D.R., Sumner, D.Y., Watanabe, Y. Biosignatures in Ancient Rocks: A Summary of Discussions at a Field Workshop on Biosignatures in Ancient Rocks. Astrobiology (2008).
  • D Burt, K Wohletz, L Knauth. Mars and Mine Dumps. EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union (2006).
  • L Knauth. Signature Required. Nature (News and Views) (2006).
  • L Knauth. Temperature and salinity history of the Precambrian ocean: Implications for hte course of microbial evolution. Paleogeography, Paleoclimatology, Paleoecology (2005).
  • L Knauth, Donald Burt, K Wohletz. Impact origin of sediments at the Opportunity landing site on Mars. Nature (2005).
  • Knauth, L Paul. Siliceous Sediments. Encyclopedia of Sediments and sedimentary rocks (2003).
  • D Burt, L Knauth. Electrically conducting, Ca-rich brines, rather than water, expected in the martian subsurface. Journal of Geophysical Research (2003).
  • L Knauth, D Lowe. Archean climatic temperature inferred from oxygen isotope geochemistry of cherts in the 3.5 Ga Swaziland Supergroup, South Africa. Geological Society of America Bulletin (2003).
  • L Knauth, M Brilli, S Klonowski. Isotope geochemistry of caliche on basalt. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (2003).
  • . Siliceous Sediments. Encyclopedia of Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks (2003).
  • L Knauth, Donald Burt. Eutectic brines on Mars: Origin and possible relation to young seepage features. Icarus (2002).
  • R Kenny, L Knauth. Stable isotope variations in the Neoproterozoic Beck Spring and Mesoproterozoic Mescal paleokarst: Implications for life on land in the Precambrian. Bulletin Geologic Society of America (2001).
  • L Knauth, S Klonowski, D Burt. Ideas about the surface runoff features on Mars. Science (2000).

Research Activity

Courses

Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
GLG 592 Research
AST 692 Research
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
GLG 435 Sedimentology
AST 592 Research
GLG 592 Research
GLG 599 Thesis
GLG 692 Research
AST 692 Research
GLG 792 Research
AST 792 Research
GLG 799 Dissertation
AST 799 Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
GLG 592 Research
GLG 599 Thesis
GLG 692 Research
AST 692 Research
GLG 792 Research
AST 792 Research
GLG 799 Dissertation
AST 799 Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
GLG 592 Research
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
GLG 435 Sedimentology
GLG 493 Honors Thesis
AST 592 Research
GLG 592 Research
GLG 599 Thesis
GLG 692 Research
AST 692 Research
GLG 792 Research
AST 792 Research
GLG 799 Dissertation
AST 799 Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
AST 111 Intro/Solar Systems Astronomy
GLG 492 Honors Directed Study
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
GLG 435 Sedimentology
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
AST 111 Intro/Solar Systems Astronomy

Service

  • SESE outreach raft trip through Grand Canyon, Organizer and leader (2009 - Present)
  • Penn State Astrobiology Research Center, Associate Member (2007 - Present)
  • Public Outreach Field Trips, Organizer and leader (2006 - Present)
  • Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, Member, Affiliates Council (2003 - Present)
  • Geology Department Public Field Trips Outreach Program, Leader (1989 - Present)
  • University Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure, Member (2010 - 2012)
  • Two SESE Public Raft trip through Grand Canyon, Organizer and leader (2008 - 2008)
  • Two SESE Public Raft trip through Grand Canyon, Organizer and leader (2007 - 2007)
  • CLAS Dean's Faculty Advisory Council, Chair (2006 - 2007)
  • CLAS Dean's Advisory Council, Elected member (2004 - 2006)
  • Search Committee for Sedimentology Position, Member (2005 - 2005)
  • Faculty mentor program, mentor (2004)
  • Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, Member of Affiliates Council (2004)
  • Canada Foundation for Innovation, Panel member (1 of 5) (2003)
  • Center for Study of Evolution and the Origin of Life; UCLA, Invited Speaker (2003)
  • Co-Curricular Affairs, Field Trip leader (2003)
  • Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics--, Member of Affiliates Council-- (2003)
  • Scottsdale Community College, Invited Speaker (2003)
  • University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana; Department of Geology, Seminar Speaker (2003)
  • Bulletin of Geologic Society of America, Associate Editor (1994 - 2001)