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(BZS and students are shown in bold; first authors contributed the greatest effort; relationship of order to contribution for later authors varies. * indicates selected papers.)


In review         Jacob, R. and Saylor, B.Z., Experimental measurements of SO2 and CO2 co-dissolved in DI and NaCl brine at pressures up to 10 MPa, Journal of Greenhous Gas Control

2017                Alene, M., Hart, W.K., Saylor, B.Z., Deino, A., Mertzman, S., Haile-Selassie, Y., and Gibert, L., Geochemistry of Woranso-Mille Pliocene basalts from west-central Afar, Ethiopia: Implications for mantle source characteristics and rift evolution, Lithos, v. 282-283, p. 187-200. doi:10.1016/j.lithos.2017.03.005.

2016                Catena, A.M., Hembree, D.I., Saylor, B.Z., Anaya, F., Croft, D.A.,Paleoenvironmental analysis of the neotropical fossil mammal site of Cerdas, Bolivia (middle Miocene) based on ichnofossils and paleopedology, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 459, p. 423-439, doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2016.07.028.

2016                Haile-Selassie, Y., Melillo, S.M., Ryan, T.M., Levin, N.E., Saylor, B.Z., Deino, A., Mundil, R., Scott, G., Alene, M., Gibert, L., Dentognathic remains of Australopithecus afarensis from Nefuraytu (Woranso-Mille, Ethiopia): Comparative description, geology, and paleoecological context, Journal of Human Evolution, v. 100, p. 35-53, doi:10.1016/j.jhevol.2016.08.003.

2016                Jacob, R. and Saylor, B.Z., CO2 solubility in multi-component brines containing NaCl, KCl, CaCl2 and MgCl2 at 297 K and 1 – 14 MPa. Chemical Geology, v. 424, p. 86-95, doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2016.01.013.

2016                *Saylor, B.Z., Angelini, J., Deino, J., Alene., M., Fournelle, J., Haile-Selassie, Y., Tephrostratigraphy of the Waki-Mille area of the Woranso-Mille Paleoanthropological Research Project Area, Afar, Ethiopia, Journal of Human Evolution, v. 93, p. 25-45, doi:10.1016/j.jhevol.2015.12.007.

2016                Saylor, B.Z., Alene, M., Deino, A., Gibert, L., Haile-Selassie, Y., Melillo, S., Scott, G., The geologic context of Korsi Dora and the KSD-VP1/1, in Haile-Selassie, Y. and Su, D., eds. The Postcranial Anatomy of Australopithecus afarensis, Springer Netherlands, p, 13-23, doi:10.1007/978-94-017-7429-1_2.

2015                Haile-Selassie, Y., Gibert, L., Melillo, S.M., Ryan, T.M., Alene, M., Deino, A., Levin, N.E., Scott, G., and Saylor, B.Z. New species from Ethiopia further expands Middle Pliocene hominin diversity, Nature, v. 521, p. 483-488, doi:10.1038/nature14448.

2015                Levin, N.E., Haile-Selassie, Y., Frost, S.R., and Saylor, B.Z., Dietary change among hominins and cercopithecids in Ethiopia during the early Pliocene, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, v. 112, p. 12304-12309, doi:10.1073/pnas.1424982112

2014                Angus, J.C., Percy, S.W., Saylor, B.Z., eds, Summer Issue of the Bridge on Shale Gas: Promises and Challenges, National Academy of Engineering, v. 22, n. 2.

2014                Angus, J.C., Percy, S.W., Saylor, B.Z., NAE Topical Meeting: Shale Gas: Promises and Challenges, Editor’s Note, in Angus, J.C., Percy, S.W., Saylor, B.Z., eds., Summer issue of the Bridge on Shale Gas: Promises and Challenges, National Academy of Engineering, v. 22, n. 2, p 22-25.

2012                Haile-Selassie, Y., Saylor, B.Z., Deino, A., Levin, N.E., Alene, M., A new hominim foot from Ethiopia shows multiple Pliocene bipedal adaptations, Nature, v. 483, p. 565, doi:10.1038/nature10922.

2010                Deino, A., Scott, G., Saylor, B.Z., Alene, M., Haille-Selassie, Y., Angelini, J., 40Ar/39Ar dating, paleomagnetism, and tephrochemistry of Pliocene strata of the hominid-bearing Woranso-Mille area, west central Afar Rift, Ethiopia, Journal of Human Evolution, v. 58, p. 111-126, doi:10.1016/j.jhevol.2009.11.001.

2010                Haile-Selassie, Y., Latimer, B.M., Alene, M., Deino, A.L., Gibert, L., Melilo, S.M., Saylor, B.Z., Scott, G.R., and Lovejoy, C.O., An early Australopithecus afarensis postcranium from Woranso-Mille, Ethiopia, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, v. 107, p. 12121-12126, doi:10.1073/pnas.1004527107.

2010                Haile-Selassie, Y., Saylor, B.Z., Deino, A., Alene, M., Latimer, B.M., 2010, New Hominid Fossils from Woranso-Mille (Central Afar, Ethiopia) and Taxonomy of Early Australopithecus, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, v. 141, p. 406-417, doi:10.1002/ajpa.21159.

2009                *Zerai, B., Saylor, B.Z., and Allen, D., Quantification of CO2 trapping and storage capacity in the subsurface; uncertainty due to solubility models, in McPherson B. and Sundquist E.T., eds., Carbon Sequestration and Its Role in the Global Carbon Cycle: Geophysical Monograph, v. 183, p. 249-260, doi:10.1029/2005GM000323.

2007                Haile-Selassie, Y., Deino, A., Saylor, B., Umer, M., and Latimer, B., Preliminary geology and paleontology of new hominid-bearing Pliocene localities in the central Afar region of Ethiopia, Anthropological Science, v. 115, p. 215-222, doi:10.1537/ase.070426.

2006                Oliver, M.J., Kadambi, J.R., and Saylor, B.Z., Pore-scale Interfacial Velocity Measurement: An Experimental Investigation of Immiscible Displacement in Porous Media, Journal of Environmental Engineering and Management, v. 16, p. 283-287.

2006                Zerai, B., Saylor, B.Z., and Matisoff, G., Computer Simulation of CO2 trapped through mineral precipitation in the Rose Run Sandstone, Ohio, Applied Geochemistry, v. 21, p. 223-240. doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2005.11.002.

2005               Clotts, R.A., McCambridge, C.E., Barrera, E., Saylor, B.Z., Palmer, D.F., and, Coakley, J.P., Mid-Holocene hydrologic change and hypolimnion formation in Lake Erie, Journal of Great Lakes Research, v. 31, p. 296-308, doi:10.1016/S0380-1330(05)70322-1.

2005               *Saylor, B.Z., Poling, J.M., Huff, W., Stratigraphic and geochemical correlation of ash beds in the terminal Proterozoic Nama Group, Namibia, Geological Magazine, v. 142, p. 519-538, doi:10.1017/S0016756805000932.

2005                Zerai, B., Saylor, B.Z., Kadambi, J.R., Oliver, M., Mazaheri, A.R., Ahmadi, G.,Bromhal, G.S., and Smith, D.H., Flow characterization through a network cell using particle image velocimetry, Transport in Porous Media, v. 60, p. 159-181, doi:10.1007/s11242-004-4796-6.

2005                Mazaheri, A.R., Zerai, B. Ahmadi, G., Kadambi, J.R., Saylor, B.Z., Oliver, M., Bromhal, G.S., and Smith D.H. Computer simulation of flow through a lattice flow-cell model, Advances in Water Resources, v. 28, p. 1267-1279, doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2004.10.016.

2004               Saylor, B. and Zerai, B., Injection and trapping of CO2 in deep saline aquifers, in Gieré R. and Stille P., eds., Energy, Waste, and the Environment: A Geochemical Approach: Geological Society, London, Special Publication 236, p. 285-296.

2003                Saylor, B.Z., Sequence stratigraphy and carbonate-siliciclastic mixing in a terminal Proterozoic foreland basin, Urusis Formation, Nama Group, Namibia, Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 73, p. 262-277, doi:10.1306/082602730264.

2000               Jensen, S., Saylor, B.Z., Gehling, J., Germs, G.J.B., Behavioral evolution and the Cambrian “explosion”: new evidence from the terminal Proterozoic of Namibia, Geology, v. 28, p. 143-146, doi:10.1130/0091-7613(2000)​.

1999                Choi, Y.S., Simo, J.A., Saylor, B.Z., Sedimentologic and sequence stratigraphic interpretation of a mixed carbonate-siliciclastic ramp, mid-continent epeiric sea, Late Ordovician Decorah and Galena formations, Wisconsin, in Harris P.M., Saller, A., and Simo, J.A., eds., Advances in Carbonate Sequence Stratigraphy: SEPM Special Publication 62., p. 275-289.

1998                Saylor, B.Z., Grotzinger, J.P., Kaufman, A.J., Urban, F., A composite reference section for terminal Proterozoic Strata of southern Namibia, Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 68, p. 1223-1235.

1997                Narbonne, G.M., Saylor, B.Z., Grotzinger, J.P., The youngest fossils from southern Africa, Journal of Paleontology, v. 71, p. 953-967, doi:10.1017/S0022336000035940.

1996                Saylor, B.Z. and Grotzinger, J.P., Reconstruction of important Proterozoic-Cambrian boundary exposures through the recognition of thrust deformation in the Nama Group of southern Namibia, Communications of the Geological Society of Namibia, v. 11, p. 1-12.

1995                Saylor, B.Z., Grotzinger, J.P., and Germs, G.J.B., Sequence stratigraphy and sedimentology of Vendian to Cambrian Kuibis and Schwarzrand Subgroups of Namibia, Precambrian Research, v. 73, p. 153-171.

1995                Grotzinger, J.P., Bowring, S.A., Saylor, B.Z., Kaufman, A.J., New constraints on animal evolution, Science, v. 270, p. 598-604, doi:10.1126/science.270.5236.598.

1993                Saylor, B.Z., Progress report on the sedimentology and stratigraphy of the Kuibis and Schwarzrand Subgroups, Witputs area, southwestern Namibia, Communications of the Geological Society of Namibia, v. 8, p. 127-135.

1992                Saylor, B.Z., 1992, Reconnaissance of the stratigraphy and structure of the Basler Lake area, southern Wopmay Orogen, Northwest Territories, Current Research, Part C, Geological Survey of Canada, v. 92-1C, p. 259-268.




2013                National Academy of Engineering Topical Conference on the Promises and Challenges of Shale Gas, Cleveland, Ohio, conference co-organizer.

2005                AGU Chapman Conference on Carbon Sequestration and Its Role in the Global Carbon Cycle, San Diego, California, conference coordinator and co-chair.

2004                “Injection and Trapping of CO2 in Deep Saline Aquifers” 11’th International Symposium on Supercritical Fluid Chromatography, Extraction and Processing, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, invited lecture.


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