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James L. Carew

Professor Emeritus/Adjunct Lecturer

Address: SSMB 218
Phone: 843.953.5592
E-mail: carewj@cofc.edu



Education

University of Texas, Austin
Ph.D. 1978


Research Interests

Carbonate Petrology and Paleoecology


Courses Taught

GEOL 103 Environmental Geology

GEOL 105 / 105L Earth History

GEOL 333/333L Paleobiology

GEOL 430 Sedimentary Petrology

GEOL 416 Paleoecology

GEOL 101 / 101L Dynamic Earth (no longer taught)


Honors and Awards

College of Charleston School of Sciences and Mathematics -  Noreen Noonan Award for Excellence in Service to the School (May 2011)


Publications

Deely, A. E., Blackwell, B. A. B., Mylroie, J. E., Carew, J. L., Blickstein, J. I. B., and Skinner, A. R., 2011 (first published on line), Testing cosmic dose rate models for ESR: Dating corals and molluscs on San Salvador, Bahamas: Radiation Measurements, v.46, p. 853-859.  http://dx.doi:10.1016/j.radmeas.2011.02.008.

Schwabe, S. J., Cathcart, E. M., and Carew, J. L., 2010, Elevated levels of heavy metals detected in modern soils and flooded-cave sediment from the Bahamas, in Martin, J. B., and Siewers, F. D., eds., Proceedings of the 14th Symposium on the Geology of the Bahamas and Other Carbonate Regions (2008): San Salvador, Bahamas, Gerace Research Centre, p. 209-219.

Kindler, P., Mylroie, J. E., Curran, H. A., Carew, J. L., Gamble, D. W., Rothfus, T. A., Savarese, M., and Sealey, N. E., 2010, Geology of Central Eleuthera, Bahamas: A Field Trip Guide, 15th Symposium on the Geology of the Bahamas and Other Carbonate Regions: San Salvador, Bahamas, Gerace Research Centre, 74p.

Schwabe, S. J., and Carew, J. L., 2009, How can buffered vadose and phreatic water dissolve CaCO3, and form caves: the bacterial answer: 15th International Conference on Speleology Proceedings, v. 1, Symposia Part 1, Geomicrobiology Division, p. 413-415.

Mylroie, J. E., Carew, J. L., Curran, H. A., Martin, J. B., Rothfus, T. A., Sealey, N. E., and Siewers, F. D., 2008, Geology of Rum Cay, Bahamas: A Field Trip Guide, 14th Symposium on the Geology of the Bahamas and Other Carbonate Regions: San Salvador, Bahamas, Gerace Research Centre, 58p.

Mylroie, J. E., and Carew, J. L., 2008, Field Guide to the Geology and Karst Geomorphology of San Salvador Island: San Salvador, Bahamas, Gerace Research Centre, 88p.

Schwabe, S. J., Carew, J. L., and Herbert, R. A., 2008, Making caves in the Bahamas: different recipes, same ingredients, in Park, L. E., and Friele, D., eds., Proceedings of the 13th Symposium on the Geology of the Bahamas and Other Carbonate Regions (2006): San Salvador, Bahamas, Gerace Research Centre, p. 153-167.

Schwabe, S. J., Herbert, R. A., and Carew, J. L., 2008, A hypothesis for biogenic cave formation: a study conducted in the Bahamas, in Park, L. E., and Friele, D., eds., Proceedings of the 13th Symposium on the Geology of the Bahamas and Other Carbonate Regions (2006): San Salvador, Bahamas, Gerace Research Centre, p. 141-152.

Mylroie, J. E., and Carew, J. L., 2007, The flank margin model for dissolution cave development in carbonate platforms, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 15, 413-424, In White, W. B., and Culver, D. C., eds., Benchmark Papers In Karst Science, Special Publication 11: Karst Waters Institute, p. 473-486.

Ersek, V., Mylroie, J. E., Kirkland, B. L., and Carew, J. L., 2006, Paleosols of the Bahamas and the Northern Mariana islands: Source areas for the insoluble residue and relation to paleoclimate, in Davis, R. L., and Gamble, D. W., eds., Proceedings of the 12th Symposium on the Geology of the Bahamas and Other Carbonate Regions (2004): Gerace Research Center, San Salvador, Bahamas, p. 24-31.

Roth, M. J., Mylroie, J. E., Mylroie, J. R., Ersek, V., Ersek, C. C., and Carew, J.L., 2006, Flank margin cave inventory of the Bahamas, in Davis, R. L., and Gamble, D. W., eds., Proceedings of the 12th Symposium on the Geology of the Bahamas and Other Carbonate Regions (2004): Gerace Research Center, San Salvador, Bahamas, p. 153-161.

Schwabe, S. J., and Carew, J. L., 2006, Blue holes: an inappropriate moniker for water-filled caves in the Bahamas, in Davis, R. L., and Gamble, D. W., eds., Proceedings of the 12th Symposium on the Geology of the Bahamas and Other Carbonate Regions (2004): Gerace Research Center, San Salvador, Bahamas, p. 179-187.

Reale, T., Carew, J. L., Thomas, C., Dumars, A., and Siegrist, G., 2004, Petrology of limestones from Guam, U.S.A.: a predictable pattern of diagenesis?, in Lewis, R., and Panuska, B., eds., Proceedings of the 11th Symposium on the Geology of the Bahamas and Other Carbonate Regions (2002): San Salvador, Bahamas, Gerace Research Center, p. 157-164.

Hladil, J., Carew, J. L., Mylroie, J. E., Pruner, P., Kohout, T. , Jell, J. S., Lacka, B., and Langrova, A., 2004, Anomalous magnetic susceptibility values and traces of subsurface microbial activity in carbonate banks on San Salvador, Bahamas: Facies, v. 50, p. 161-182 (first published by Springer On Line First June 8, 2004).

Mylroie, J. E., Jenson, J. W., Mylroie, J. R., and Carew, J. L., 2004, Epikarst on eogenetic rocks, in Jones, W. K., Culver, D. C., and Herman, J. S, eds., Epikarst: Proceedings of the Symposium (2003), Special Publication 9: Karst Waters Institute, p. 132-134.

Gamble, D. W., Taborosi, D., Mylroie , J. E, Jenson, J. W., Carew, J. L., Jocson, J. M. U., Mylroie, J. R., and Vann, D. T., 2003, The use of water temperature to characterize goundwater discharge of a coastal fracture on Guam, U.S.A.: Journal of Coastal Research, v. 19, n. 2, p. 462-471

Hladil, J., Bosak, P., Slavik, L., Carew, J. L., Mylroie, J. E., and, Gersl, M., 2003, Early diagenetic origin and persistence of gamma-ray and magnetosusceptibility patterns in platform carbonates: comparison of Devonian and Quaternary sections: Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, v. 28, p. 719-727.

Hladil, J., Bosak, P., Slavik, L., Carew, J. L., Mylroie, J. E., and Gersl, M., 2003, A pragmatic test of the early origin and fixation of gamma-ray spectrometric (U, Th) and magneto-susceptibility (Fe) patterns related to sedimentary cycle boundaries in pure platform limestones: Carbonates and Evaporites, v. 18, no. 2, p. 89-107.

Bosak, P., Mylroie, J. E., Hladil, J., Carew, J. L., and Slavik, L., 2002, Blow Hole Cave: An unroofed cave on San Salvador Island, The Bahamas, and its importance for detection of paleokarst caves on fossil carbonate platforms: Acta Carsologica, Ljubljana, v. 31, no. 3, p. 51-74.

Carew, J. L., and Mylroie, J. E., 2001, Quaternary CarbonateEolianites of the Bahamas: Useful Analogues for the Interpretation of Ancient Rocks?, in Abegg, F. E., Harris, P. M., and Loope, D. B., eds., Modern and Ancient Carbonate Eolianiets: Sedimentology, Sequence Stratigraphy, and Diagenesis: Society for Sedimentary Geology [S.E.P.M.] Special Publication No.71, p. 33-45.

Sparkman-Johnson, S. D., Carew, J. L., and Mylroie, J. E., 2001, The surficial geology of the Hard Bargain area, San Salvador Island, Bahamas, in Greenstein B., and Carney, C., eds., Proceedings of the10th Symposium on the Geology of the Bahamas and Other Carbonate Regions (2000): San Salvador, Bahamas, Gerace Research Center, p. 67-77.

Mylroie, J. E., and Carew J. L., 2000, Speleogenesis in Coastal and Oceanic Settings, Chapter 5.1, in Klimchouk, A. B., Ford, D. C., Palmer, A. N., and Dreybrodt, W. , eds., Speleogenesis: Evolution of Karst Aquifers: Huntsville, Alabama, National Speleological Society, p. 226-233.

Carew, J. L., and Mylroie, J. E., 1997, The Bahamas (Chapter 3A), In Vacher, H. L., and Quinn, T., eds., Geology and Hydrology of Carbonate Islands, Developments in Sedimentology, v. 54: New York, Elsevier Publ. Co., p. 91-13.

Mylroie, J. E. and Carew, J. L., 1997, Land use and carbonate island karst, In Beck, B. F. and Stephenson, J. B., eds., The Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology of Karst Terranes: Brookfield, Illinois, A. A. Balkema Publ., p. 3-12.

Mylroie, J. E., and Carew, J. L., 1995, Geology and karst geomorphology of San Salvador Island, Bahamas: Carbonates and Evaporites, v. 10, n. 2, p. 193-206.

Mylroie, J. E., Carew, J. L., and Vacher, H. L., 1995 Karst development in the Bahamas and Bermuda, In Curran, H. A., and White, B. (eds.),Terrestrial and shallow marine geology of the Bahamas and Bermuda: Geological Society of America Special Paper 300, p. 251-267. - [also BBSR (Bermuda Biological Station for Research) Contribution No. 1398].

Carew, J. L., and Mylroie, J. E., 1995, Depositional model and stratigraphy for the Quaternary geology of the Bahama islands, In Curran, H. A., and White, B. (eds.),Terrestrial and shallow marine geology of the Bahamas and Bermuda: Geological Society of America Special Paper 300, p. 5-31.

Carew, J. L., and Mylroie, J. E., 1995, Quaternary tectonic stability of the Bahamian archipelago: Evidence from fossil coral reefs and flank margin caves: Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 14 (2), p. 145-153.

Mylroie, J. E., and Carew, J. L., 1995, Chapter 3: Karst development on carbonate islands: In Budd, D. A., Saller, A. H., and Harris, P. M., (eds.), Unconformities and Porosity in Carbonate Strata: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Memoir 63, p. 55-76.