Brenhin Keller

  • Program Years: 2012-2016
  • Academic Institution: Princeton University
  • Field of Study: Geochemistry and Geochronology
  • Academic Advisor: Blair Schoene
  • Practicum(s):
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2014)
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University, 2010
    M.A. Geosciences, Princeton University, 2012

Current Status

  • Research Area: Geochemistry and Geochronology
  • Publications

    Deering, C., Keller, C.B., Schoene, B., Bachmann, O., Beane, R., & Ovtcharova, M. (2016) Zircon Record of the Plutonic-Volcanic Connection and Protracted Rhyolite Melt Extraction. Geology 44 (4), 267-270.

    Keller, C.B., Schoene, B., & Johnston, D.T. (2015). A Global Record of Surface Earth Oxygenation from Sedimentary V/Sc. AGU Fall Meeting

    Samperton, K.M., Schoene, B., Cottle, J.M., Keller, C.B., Crowley, J.L., & Schmitz, M.D. (2015). Magma emplacement, differentiation and cooling in the middle crust: integrated zircon geochronological–geochemical constraints from the Bergell Intrusion, Central Alps. Chemical Geology 417, 322-340.

    Keller, C.B., McCulloch, C. & Schoene, B. (2015). New Constraints from Field Mapping and U-Pb TIMS Geochronology on the Magmatic History of the Needle Mountains Proterozoic Complex, Southwestern Colorado. GSA Annual Meeting. Abstract in GSA Abstracts with Programs 47(7).

    Keller, C.B., Schoene, B. & Boehnke, P. (2015).Temporal variation in average zircon saturation temperature over last 4 Gyr. V.M. Goldschmidt Conference. Abstract in Goldschmidt Abstracts 2015, 1545.

    C. Brenhin Keller, Blair Schoene, Melanie Barboni, Kyle M. Samperton, and Jon M. Husson (2015). Volcanic–plutonic parity and the differentiation of the continental crust. Nature 523: 301–307, doi:10.1038/nature14584

    Chad Deering, Blair Schoene, C. Brenhin Keller, Olivier Bachmann, Rachel Beane, and Maria Ovtcharova (2014). Zircon Record of the Plutonic-Volcanic Connection and Protracted Rhyolite Melt Extraction at Turkey Creek Caldera, Arizona. American Geophysical Union 2014 Fall Meeting

    Keller, B., and Schoene, B. (2014). Insights into the Formation of Archean Crust from Statistical Geochemistry of the Archean-Proterozoic Transition. 2014 V.M. Goldschmidt Conference

    C. Brenhin Keller, Blair Schoene, Kyle M. Samperton, Melanie Barboni, and Jonathan M. Husson (2013). A statistical approach to the volcanic-plutonic connection. American Geophysical Union 2013 Fall Meeting

    Schoene, Blair, Samperton, Kyle M., Barboni, Mélanie, And Keller, C. Brenhin (2013). Advances in Understanding the Timescales of Magmatic Processes from High-precision U-Pb Geochronology. Geological Society of America 125th Annual Meeting

    Keller, B., Schoene, B., Samperton, K., Barboni, M., Gronewold, J., and Husson, J. (2013). A Statistical Approach to the Volcanic – Plutonic Connection. 2013 V.M. Goldschmidt Conference

    Schoene, B. and Keller, C.B. (2012). Keynote: Multi-Scale Geochemical Time Series Constraints on Archean Lithosphere Formation. 2012 V.M. Goldschmidt Conference

    Keller, C.B. and Schoene, B. (2012). Secular Geochemical Evolution Linked to Atmospheric Oxidation.2012 V.M. Goldschmidt Conference

    Keller, C. Brenhin and Schoene, Blair (2012). Statistical geochemistry reveals disruption in secular lithospheric evolution 2.5 Gyr ago. Nature 485: 490–493, doi:10.1038/nature11024

    Keller, C. Brenhin and Schoene, Blair. (2011). Statistical geochemistry links mantle cooling, lithospheric evolution, and the rise of atmospheric oxygen ca. 2.5 billion years ago. Princeton Graduate Geosciences Symposium.

    Samperton, Kyle, Schoene, Blair, and Keller, C. Brenhin. Probing the spatiotemporal assembly of lower crustal plutons: an integrated approach from the Bergell Intrusion, Central Alps. Princeton Graduate Geosciences Symposium.

    Keller, C. Brenhin. (2010). Chemical Constraints on the Origin of the Frailes Volcanic Complex in the Central Andean Altiplano Plateau, Bolivia. Bachelor's Thesis. Suzanne Mahlburg Kay, Advisor.

    Suzanne Mahlburg Kay, Christopher Brenhin Keller, Beatriz Coira, Néstor Jiménez, and Pablo J. Caffe. (2010). Chemistry of Post 12 Ma Los Frailes Volcanic Complex Ignimbrites in Bolivia and the Role of Magmatism in the Uplift of the Central Andean Altiplano Plateau. AGU Fall Meeting.

    Keller, C. Brenhin. (2010). Chemical Constraints on the Origin of the Frailes Giant Volcanic Complex in the Central Andean Altiplano Plateau, Bolivia. Cornell Undergraduate Research Board 25th Annual Spring Research Forum.

    Keller, C. Brenhin. (2010). Chemical Constraints on the Origin of the Frailes Volcanic Complex in the Central Andean Altiplano Plateau, Bolivia. Cornell University Andes-Himalaya Seminar.

    Heather M. Edvenson, Qin Zhou, C. Brenhin Keller, Rumi R. Sologuren and Francis J. DiSalvo. (2009). “Synthesis and Characterization of Transition Metal Doped Ti(1-x)WxO2” New York State Future Energy Symposium.

    Hunting, Janet L., Szymanski, Marta M., Johnson, Philip E., Keller, C. Brenhin, and DiSalvo, Francis J. (2006). The synthesis and structural characterization of the new ternary nitrides: Ca4TiN4 and Ca5NbN5. Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 180, 31-40.

    Awards

    Arnold Guyot Teaching Award
    Princeton University Centennial Fellowship
    Bachelor of Science summa cum laude with Distinction in Research, Cornell University
    Frank H.T. Rhodes Award
    Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Academic Excellence Award
    Ann S. and Robert R. Morley Student Research Grant