Neil J. Tabor






Ph.D. UC Davis
  • Sedimentology
  • Soils and Paleosols
  • Stable Isotope Geochemistry
  • Paleoclimate

Courses Taught

GEOL 5399 - Soils
GEOL 3472 - Principles of Sedimentology
GEOL 5320 - Dynamic Earth

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Ekart, D.D., Cerling, T.E., Montañez, I.P., and Tabor, N.J., 1999, A 400 million year carbon isotope record of pedogenic carbonate: Implications for paleoatmospheric carbon dioxide: American Journal of Science, v. 299, p. 805-827. [PDF]

Nelson, W.J., Hook, R.W., Tabor, N., 2001, Clear Fork Group (Leonardian, Lower Permian) of North-Central Texas: Oklahoma Geological Survey Circular, v. 104, p. 167-169.

Tabor, N.J., Montañez, I.P., and Southard, R. J., 2002, Mineralogical and stable isotopic analysis of pedogenic proxies in Permo-Pennsylvanian paleosols: Implications for paleoclimate and paleoatmospheric circulation: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 66, p. 3093-3107.

Tabor, N.J., Montañez, I.P., 2002, Shifts in Late Paleozoic Atmospheric Circulation over Western Equatorial Pangea: Insights from Pedogenic Mineral d18O Compositions: Geology v. 30, p. 1127-1130. [PDF]

Royer, D. L., Berner, R.A., Montañez, I.P., Tabor, N.J., and Beerling, D.J., 2004, CO2 as a Primary Driver of Phanerozoic Climate, Geological Society of America Today, v. 14, no. 3.

Tabor, N.J., Yapp, C.J., and Montañez, I.P., 2004, Goethite, Calcite, and Organic Matter from Permian and Triassic Soils: Carbon Isotopes and CO2 Concentrations: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta v 68, p. 1503-1517. [PDF]

Tabor, N.J., Montañez, I.P., and Zierenberg, R.B., 2004, Mineralogical, chemical, and stable isotope analyses of a pedogenically altered basalt: Implications for climate in the Late Triassic Ischigualasto Basin, northwestern Argentina, Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 114, p. 1280-1293 [PDF]

Tabor, N.J., and Montañez, I.P., 2004, Permo-Pennsylvanian alluvial paleosols (north-central Texas): High-resolution proxy records of the evolution of early Pangean paleoclimate,Sedimentology, v. 51, p.851-884 [PDF]

Tabor, N.J. and Yapp, C.J., 2005, Incremental vacuum dehydration-decarbonation experiments on a natural gibbsite (a-Al(OH)3): CO2 abundance and d13C values, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v.69, p.519-527. [PDF]

Currie, B.S., Rowley, D. and Tabor N.J. , 2005, Mid-Miocene paleoaltimetry of Southern Tibet: Implications for the role of mantle thickening and delamination in the Himalayan orogen, Geology, v. 117, No. 3 (March)

Tabor, N.J., and Montañez, I.P., 2005, Oxygen and hydrogen isotope compositions of pedogenic phyllosilicates: Development of modern surface domain arrays and implications for paleotemperature reconstructions, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, V.223, p. 127-146 [PDF]

Currie, B.S., Tabor, N.J., and Shippman, T., in revision, Tectonics, climate and landscape: Controls on fluvio-alluvial architecture within the Late Triassic Ischigualasto Formation, Ischigualasto Basin, NW Argentina, submitted to Geological Society of America Bulletin.

Tabor, N.J. and Yapp, C.J. , 2005, Juxtaposed Permian and Pleistocene Isotopic archives: Surficial environments recorded in calcite and goethite from the Wichita Mountains, Oklahoma. In Mora, G. and Surge, D., eds. Isotopic and Elemental Tracers of Cenozoic Climate Change. Geological Society of America Special Publication No. 395, p. 55-70 [PDF]

DiMichele, W.A., Tabor, N.J. and Chaney, D.S., in press, From wetlands to wetspots: the fate and significance of Carboniferous elements in Early Permian coastal plain floras of north central Texas, invited paper to Geological Society of America Memoir.

Publications in Preparation

Tabor, N.J.,Rasmussen, C., in prep., Chemical indicies of soil weathering on volcanic parent materials: potential for paleoclimate reconstruction from the chemistry of paleosols: to be submitted to Geology

Tabor, N.J., Montanez, I. P. and Rasmussen, C., in prep., Pedogenic mineral d18O proxies of meteoric precipitation oxygen isotope lapse rates in the California Sierra Nevada, USA: to be submitted to Science.

Tabor, N.J., and Montañez, I.P., in prep., A heirarchy of climate change associated with Late Paleozoic aridification over western Pangea: to be submitted to Geology.

Montañez, I.P., Tabor, and Chaney, D. in prep., Evolution of Permian atmospheric pCO2 as derived from latest Carboniferous through Permian paleosol carbonates: to be submitted to Science.

DiMichele, W.A., Tabor, N.J., Paustian, M.E., Chaney, D.S, Nelson, W. J., and Hook, R. W., in prep., Floristic heterogeneity in an Early Permian coastal landscape, the Lueders Formation from North Central Texas, to be submitted to Palaios.

Tabor, N.J., Montañez, I.P., and Currie, B.S., in prep., Fidelity of the Late Triassic (Carnian) terrestrial stratigraphic record of NW Argentina: Insights from pedogenic alteration of overbank deposits: to be submitted to Journal of Geology.

Tabor, N.J., in prep, Oxygen and hydrogen isotope compositions of supergene iron oxides – Examples from Permo-Pennsylvanian and Triassic terrestrial strata of North and South America: to be submitted to Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.


Tabor, N.J., and Montañez, I.P., 1999, Paleosols as indicators of Permo-Pennsylvanian climatic change in equatorial western Pangea and development of megamonsonal circulation, American Association of Petroleum Geologists annual convention, San Antonio, v. 8, p. A137.

Tabor, N.J., and Montañez, I.P., 1999, Early Permian atmospheric pCO2 reconstructed from paleosol carbonate: Implications for Late Paleozoic deglaciation, 11th Bathurst Meeting, Cambridge, UK.

Tabor, N.J., and Montañez, I.P., 1999, The search for quantitative indicators of paleoclimate and paleoenvironment from Late Paleozoic terrestrial paleosols, Geological Society of America annual convention, Denver, v. 31, p. A418.

Scwindt, D.M., Tabor, N.J., Steiner, M.B., and Rampino, M.R., 1999, Isotopic reconstruction of paleoenvironment and magnetic stratigraphy of Permian-Triassic boundary sections in the Karoo, Geological Society of America annual convention, Denver, v. 31, p. A225.

Montañez, I.P., Tabor, N.J., Ekart, D.D., and Collister, J.W., 1999, Evolution of Permian atmospheric pCO2 as derived from latest Carboniferous through Permian paleosol carbonates, Midland and Paradox Basins, U.S.A., and northern Italian Alps, Geological Society of America annual convention, Denver, v. 31, p. A326.

Tabor, N.J., and Montañez, I.P., 2000, Paleoenvironmental reconstruction from Late Pennsylvanian and early Permian paleosols of north Texas: clay mineralogy and stable isotope geochemistry, 37th annual meeting of the Clay Minerals Society, p. 117.

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