David L. Kimbrough

Professor
    Department Chair (2010-2016)
    Undergraduate Advisor
    Assessment Coordinator

Department of Geological Sciences
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Dr.
San Diego, CA 92182-1020

Office: GMCS-229A
Phone: 619.594.1385
Fax: 619.594.4372
email: dkimbrough@mail.sdsu.edu

EDUCATION
  • Ph.D.  1982   University of California, Santa Barbara
  • B.Sc.  1976   University of California, Santa Cruz
RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Petrology and tectonics of circum-Pacific orogenic belts
  • Sedimentation and tectonics; detrital zircon provenance studies
  • Science education
RESEARCH PROJECTS
  • NSF-IUSE-1701250 $499,776 “GeoSTRIVE Developing Pathways for Recruitment, Retention and Graduation for Veterans in the Geosciences”, D. Kimbrough co-PI with Gontz (PI) Pending
  • EAR-1250434“Collaborative Research: Orogenic Exhumation and Neogene Foreland Basin Evolution, Central Andes” Tectonics Program March 1, 2013-Feb 28-2016. Kimbrough co-PI with Mahoney (PI) at Univ of Wisconsin Eau Claire.
  • GEO-1201824 OEDG “Planning Grant- Enhancing Recruitment and Retention of Veterans Through Cross-Disciplinary Support Systems, Incentives, and Culturally-Relevant Curricula” Kimbrough PI.
  • OCE-1145382 “Collaborative Research: Dating Submerged Continental Crust Beneath the Southern Gulf of California, and a Synthesis of the Magmatic and Tectonic History of This MARGINS Focus Site” Kimbrough co-PI with Lonsdale (PI) at SIO and Grove (co-PI) at Stanford
  • DBI-0959908 MRI-R2: $709,200 “Acquisition of a Field Emission SEM for a Multi-User EM Facility” Kimbrough co-PI w/ PI Steve Barlow
RECENT PUBLICATIONS
  • Buelow, Ellen*, Suriano, Julieta, Mahoney, J. Brian, Kimbrough, David, Mescua, José F. and Giambiagi, Laura B., 2016, Sedimentologic and Stratigraphic Evolution of the Cacheuta Basin: Constraints on the Development of the Miocene Retroarc Foreland Basin, South-Central Andes; Lithosphere (submitted).
  • Surianoa, J., Mardonez, D., Mahoney, J.B., Mescua, J.F., Giambiagi, L.B., Kimbrough, D., Lossada, A., 2016, Uplift sequence of the Andes at 30°S: insights from sedimentology and U/Pb dating of synorogenic deposits; Journal of South American Earth Sciences (submitted)
  • Kimbrough, David L., Grove, Marty, Gehrels, George E., Dorsey, Rebecca J., Howard, Keith A. Lovera, Oscar, Aslan, Andres, House, P. Kyle, Pearthree, Philip A., 2015, Detrital zircon U-Pb provenance of the Colorado River: A 5 m.y. record of incision into cover strata overlying the Colorado Plateau and adjacent regions. Geosphere, Themed Issue: CRevolution 2: Origin and Evolution of the Colorado River System II
  • Dickinson, W.R, Karlstrom, K.E., Hanson, A.D., Gehrels, G.E., Pecha, M., Cather, S.M., Kimbrough, D.L., 2014 Detrital zircon U-Pb evidence precludes paleo-Colorado River sediment in the exposed Muddy Creek Formation of the Virgin River depression. Geosphere GS1097.
  • Sharman, G.R., Graham, S.A, Grove, M., Kimbrough, D.L. and Wright, J.E., 2014, Detrital Zircon Provenance of the Late Cretaceous-Eocene California Forearc: Influence of Laramide Low-Angle Subduction on Sediment Dispersal and Paleogeography, Geological Society of American Bulletin, doi:10.1130/B31065.1
  • Kimbrough, D.L., Marty Grove, M., and Morton, D.M., 2014,Timing and Significance of Gabbro Emplacement within two Distinct Plutonic Domains of the Peninsular Ranges Batholith, Southern and Baja California, Geological Society of America Bulletin, doi:10.1130/B30914.1
  • Burton, M.M., Muniz, A.A., Abbott, P.L., Kimbrough, D.L., Haproff, P.J., Gehrels, G.E., Pecha, M., 2014, Sourcing sandstone cobble grinding tools in southern California using petrography, U-Pb geochronology, and Hf isotope geochemistry, Journal of Archaeological Science, v. 50, p. 273-287.
  • Gastil, R.G., Kimbrough, D.L., Kimbrough, J.M., Grove, M., and Shimizu, M., 2014, The Sierra San Pedro Mártir zoned pluton, Baja California, Mexico, in Morton, D.M., and Miller, F.K., eds., Peninsular Ranges Batholith, Baja California and Southern California: Geological Society of America Memoir 211, p. 739–759.
  • Herzig, C.T., and Kimbrough, D.L., 2014, Santiago Peak volcanics: Early Cretaceous arc volcanism of the western Peninsular Ranges batholith, southern California, in Morton, D.M., and Miller, F.K., eds., Peninsular Ranges Batholith, Baja California and Southern California: Geological Society of America Memoir 211, p. 345-364.
  • Kimbrough, D.L., Abbott, P.L., Balch, D.C., Bartling, S.H., Grove, M., Mahoney, J.B., and Donohue, R.F., 2014, Upper Jurassic Peñasquitos Formation—Forearc basin western wall rock of the Peninsular Ranges batholith, in Morton, D.M., and Miller, F.K., eds., Peninsular Ranges Batholith, Baja California and Southern California: Geological Society of America Memoir 211, p. 625–644.
  • Shaw, S.E., Todd, V.R.,  Kimbrough, D.L., and Pearson, N.J., 2014, A west-to-east geologic transect across the Peninsular Ranges batholith, San Diego County, California: Zircon 176Hf/177Hf evidence for the mixing of crustal- and mantle-derived  magmas, and comparisons with the Sierra Nevada batholith, in Morton, D.M., and Miller, F.K., eds., Peninsular Ranges Batholith, Baja California and Southern California: Geological Society of America Memoir 211, p. 499–536.
  • Ingersoll, R.V., Grove, M, Jacobson, C.E., Kimbrough, D.L., and Hoyt, J.F., 2013, Mesozoic-Cenozoic drainage divides for southern California rivers, as determined by detrital zircons: implications for evolution of Grand Canyon, the Colorado River and their precursors: Geology, v. 41, p. 311-314.
  • Kimbrough, D.L., Grove, M., Gehrels, G.E., Mahoney, J.B., Dorsey, R.J., Howard, K.A., House, P.K., Pearthree, P.A., and Flessa, K., 2011, Detrital zircon record of Colorado River integration into the Salton Trough, in Beard, L.S., Karlstrom, K.E., Young, R.A., and Billingsley, G.H., eds., CRevolution 2—Origin and evolution of the Colorado River system, workshop abstracts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011–1210, p. 168-174, available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2011/1210/.
  • Tulloch, A.J.; Ireland, T.R.; Kimbrough, D.L.; Griffin, W.L.; Ramezani, J. 2011 Autochthonous inheritance of zircon through Cretaceous partial melting of carboniferous plutons : the Arthur River Complex, Fiordland, New Zealand. Contributions to mineralogy and petrology, 161(3): 401-421; doi: 10.1007/s00410-010-0539-6
RECENT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
  • Kimbrough, David L., Mahoney, J. Brian, Mescua, José, Giambiagi, Laura B., and Grove, Marty, 2016, The Choiyoi Silicic Large Igneous Province of Argentina and Chile and its possible influence on Permian environmental degradation and mass extinction. Geological Society of America Abstract #287712 GSA Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, USA
  • Kimbrough, David L., Mahoney, J. Brian, Mescua, José, Giambiagi, Laura B., and Grove, Marty, 2016, The Choiyoi silicic large igneous province of Argentina and Chile and its possible linkage to middle Permian climate change and mass extinction 35th International Geological Congress. 
  • D’Errico, Megan, E.. Kimbrough, David L., 2016, Gauging how novice geologists process and learn in first field experiences. 35th International Geological Congress.
  • Luscombe, J.E., Kimbrough, D.L., Young, R.A., Tillquist, B.P., 2016, Provenance of Paleogene Rim Gravels volcanic clasts indicate an extraregional source: implications for paleogeographic reconstruction of southwestern Arizona. Geological Society of America Abstract #286045 GSA Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, USA
  • Fenton, Nicole, C., Kimbrough, D.L., Behl, R.J., 2016, Zircon U-Pb dating of Monterey Formation tuff in the Palos Verde Peninsula of Los Angeles. Geological Society of America Abstract #283264 GSA Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, USA
  • Balgord, Elizabeth, Mahoney, J. Brian, Kimbrough, David L., Mazzitelli, Manuela Amelia and Giambiagi, Laura, 2016, Evolution of The South-Central Andean Arc Determined by detrital zircon U-Pb and Hf Analysis of retroarc basin strata, central Argentina (32°S-40°S). Geological Society of America Abstract #287093
  • Kimbrough, D.L. and Grove, M., 2016, Along-strike analysis of the Sierra Nevada-Peninsular Ranges Late Cretaceous cordilleran batholith flare-up. Geological Society of America Abstract #274717 Cordilleran Section – 112th Annual Meeting 
  • Kimbrough, David L., Mahoney, J. Brian, Mescua, José, Giambiagi, Laura B., and Buelow, Ellen K., 2015, New Zircon U-Pb Ages Define a Strongly Episodic History of Magmatism for the Permo-Triassic Choiyoi Silicic Large Igneous Province of Chile and Argentina. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 47, No. 7, p.497.
  • Buelow, Ellen, Suriano, Julieta, Mahoney, J. Brian, Kimbrough, David L., Giambiagi, Laura B., and Mescua, José F., 2015, Evolution of the Neogene Cacheuta Basin: a Record of Orogenic Exhumation and Basin Inversion in the South Central Andes. GSA Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland (1-4 November 2015).
  • Decker, Meghann F.I., Schwartz, Joshua J., Stowell, Harold H., Klepeis, Keith, Kitajima, Kouki, Valley, John, Kylander-Clark, Andrew, Tulloch, Andrew and Kimbrough, David L., 2015, Triggering Mechanisms for a Magmatic Flare-Up in the Lower Crust of a Continental Arc, Fiordland, New Zealand. GSA Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland (1-4 November 2015).
  • Mazzitelli, Manuela Amelia, Mahoney, Brian J., Balgord, Elizabeth, Giambiagi, Laura B., Kimbrough, Dave, Lossada, Ana Clara and Mccann, Chaz, 2015, Evolution of the Manantiales Basin, San Juan, Argentina:  Constraining Miocene Orogenic Patterns in the South-Central Andes. GSA Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland (1-4 November 2015).
  • Buelow, E.K., Mahoney, J.B., Mescua, J., Conicet, R., Giambiagi, L and Kimbrough, D.L, 2014, Stratigraphic Analysis of the Neogene Cacheuta Basin: A Record of Orogenic Exhumation and Basin Inversion in the South Central Andes. GSA Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia (19–22 October 2014).
  • Mahoney, J.B, Haggart, J.W., Link, P.K. and Kimbrough, D.L, 2014, Late Cretaceous basin evolution along the western margin of the Insular Superterrane:  The Nanaimo Group, British Columbia. GSA Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia (19–22 October 2014).
  • Buelow, E.K., Mahoney, J.B., Kimbrough, D.L, Taylor, S.S., Nehring, B., Hutter, A., and Leidel, A., 2014, Linking undergraduate research with community outreach in Argentina: the International Fellows Program at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. 2014 GSA Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia (19–22 October 2014).
  • Kimbrough, D.L., Camp, V.E., 2014, Middle Miocene high-magnesium andesite and high-silica adakite in the Jacumba Volcanics and Alverson Formation of San Diego and Imperial Counties, California. GSA Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • Kimbrough, D.L. and Grove, M., 2014, Insight into continental growth from along-strike analysis of the Sierra Nevada-Peninsular Ranges Late Cretaceous Cordilleran batholith flare-up. California Goldschmidt, Sacramento.