Brent Goehring

Associate Professor

School of Science & Engineering


Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences
New Orleans, LA 70118

Courses Taught

EENS 1110/1115 – Physical Geology

EENS 3150/6150 – Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

EENS 4350/6350 - Geologic Dating Methods

Education & Affiliations

Ph.D., Columbia University, 2010
M.S., Oregon State University, 2006
B.S., University of Washington, 2004


Dr. Goehring's research interests include cosmogenic nuclides and surface exposure dating, glacial geology and geomorphology, paleoclimatology and neotectonics

Selected Publications

Menounos, B., Clague, J., Osborn, G., Ponce, F., Davis, P.T., Goehring, B.M., Maurer, M., Rabassa, J., Andrea, Maar, R., 2013. Latest Pleistocene and Holocene Glacier Fluctuations in southernmost Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. Quaternary Science Reviews. 77, 70-79.

Mangerud, J., Goehring, B.M., Lohne, Ø.S., Svendsen, J.-I., Gyllencreutz, R., 2013. The chronology and rate of ice-margin retreat in the major fjords of Western Norway during the Early Holocene. Quaternary Science Reviews. 67, 8-16.

Goehring, B.M., Muzikar, P., Lifton, N.A., 2013. An in situ 14C-10Be Isochron Approach to Interpreting Complex Glacial Histories. Quaternary Geochronology. 15, 61-66.

Goehring, B.M., Vacco, D., Alley, R., 2012. Holocene Dynamics of the Rhone Glacier, Switzerland, Deduced from Ice Flow Models and Cosmogenic Nuclides. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 351-352, 27-35. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2012.07.027.

Sasnett, P.J., Goehring, B.M., Christie-Blick, N., Schaefer, J.M., 2012. Do phreatomagmatic eruptions at Ubehebe Crater (Death Valley, California) relate to a wetter than present hydro-climate?. Geophysical Research Letters. 39(2). doi: 10.1029/2011GL050130.

Goehring, B.M., Schaefer, J.M., Schluechter, C., Lifton, N.A., Finkel, R.C., Jull, A.J.T., Ackçar, N., Alley, R., 2011. The Holocene Rhone Glacier was smaller than today for most of the Holocene. Geology. 39, 679-682.

Goehring, B.M., Kurz, M.D., Balco, G., Schaefer, J.M., and Licciardi, J.M. and Lifton, N.A., 2010. A reevaluation of cosmogenic Helium-3 production rates. Quaternary Geochronology. 5, 410-18.