Joseph M. Licciardi

Professor, Chair, Earth Sciences

Phone: (603) 862-3135
Office: Earth Sciences, James Hall Rm 316, Durham, NH 03824
Joe Licciardi


  • Ph.D., Geology, Oregon State University
  • M.S., Geology, Oregon State University
  • B.A., Geography, State University of New York at Geneseo
  • B.A., Geology, State University of New York at Geneseo

Courses Taught

  • ESCI 402: Earth History
  • ESCI 561: Landscape Evolution
  • ESCI 762: Glacial Geology
  • ESCI 765: Paleoclimatology
  • ESCI 766: Volcanology
  • ESCI 796: Top/Rocky Mountain Field Trip
  • ESCI 997: Seminar in Earth Sciences
  • INCO 590: Rsrch Exp/Earth Sciences
  • INCO 790: Adv Rsrch Exp/Earth Sciences

Selected Publications

Licciardi, J. M., & Pierce, K. L. (2018). History and dynamics of the Greater Yellowstone Glacial System during the last two glaciations. QUATERNARY SCIENCE REVIEWS, 200, 1-33. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2018.08.027

Singer, B. S., Le Mével, H., Licciardi, J. M., Córdova, L., Tikoff, B., Garibaldi, N., . . . Feigl, K. L. (2018). Geomorphic expression of rapid Holocene silicic magma reservoir growth beneath Laguna del Maule, Chile. Science Advances, 4(6), eaat1513. doi:10.1126/sciadv.aat1513

Sinclair, S. N., Licciardi, J. M., Campbell, S. W., & Madore, B. M. (2018). Character and origin of De Geer moraines in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire, USA. Journal of Quaternary Science, 33(2), 225-237. doi:10.1002/jqs.3017

Pierce, K. L., Licciardi, J., Good, J. M., & Jaworowski, C. (2018). Pleistocene glaciation of the Jackson Hole area, Wyoming. U.S. Geological Survey, Professional Paper 1835, 56 pages. doi:10.3133/pp1835

Stansell, N. D., Licciardi, J. M., Rodbell, D. T., & Mark, B. G. (2017). Tropical ocean-atmospheric forcing of Late Glacial and Holocene glacier fluctuations in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru. Geophysical Research Letters, 44(9), 4176-4185. doi:10.1002/2016GL072408

Carlson, A. E., LeGrande, A. N., Oppo, D. W., Came, R. E., Schmidt, G. A., Anslow, F. S., . . . Obbink, E. A. (2008). Rapid early Holocene deglaciation of the Laurentide ice sheet. Nature Geoscience, 1(9), 620-624. doi:10.1038/ngeo285

Clark, P. U. (2001). Freshwater Forcing of Abrupt Climate Change During the Last Glaciation. Science, 293(5528), 283-287. doi:10.1126/science.1062517

Licciardi, J. M., Kurz, M. D., Clark, P. U., & Brook, E. J. (1999). Calibration of cosmogenic 3He production rates from Holocene lava flows in Oregon, USA, and effects of the Earth's magnetic field. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 172(3-4), 261-271. doi:10.1016/S0012-821X(99)00204-6

Licciardi, J. M., Clark, P. U., Jenson, J. W., & Macayeal, D. R. (1998). Deglaciation of a soft-bedded Laurentide Ice Sheet. QUATERNARY SCIENCE REVIEWS, 17(4-5), 427-448. doi:10.1016/S0277-3791(97)00044-9

Clark, P. U., Alley, R. B., Keigwin, L. D., Licciardi, J. M., Johnsen, S. J., & Wang, H. (1996). Origin of the first global meltwater pulse following the Last Glacial Maximum. Paleoceanography, 11(5), 563-577. doi:10.1029/96PA01419

Most Cited Publications