Dr. Benjamin Edwards
Associate Professor of Geology
(Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology / Volcanology)

Department of Geology
Kuafman Building, rm 141
Dickinson College
Carlisle, PA 17013-2896
USA

Phone: 717.254.8934
E-Mail:


REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

* Indicates student auhor

Skilling, I.P., Edwards, B.R., Hungerford, J.D.G. (submitted 5 November 2007) Characteristics of Ice-Contact Subaqueous basaltic lava flows: evidence from Mount Edziza volcanic complex, British Columbia, Canada. Geology. 

Ghent, E., Edwards, B.R., Russell, J.K., & Mortensen, J. (2007; available online at  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00244937 - Articles in press) Granulite facies xenoliths from Prindle volcano, Alaska: Implications for the northern Cordilleran crustal lithosphere. Lithos.

Blondes, M., Reiners, P., Edwards, B.R., *Biscotini, A, 2007. Dating basalt eruptions using U/Th-He on xenolithic zircons. Geology, v. 35, 17-20. DOI: 10.1130/G22956A.1

Blondes, M., Reiners, P., Edwards, B.R., *Biscotini, A, (revisions submitted Aug 2006) Dating basalt eruptions using U/Th-He on xenolithic zircons. Geology. [*Dickson undergraduate]

Edwards, B.R, Teasdale, R., Myers, J. (revisions submitted June 2006) Analog and numerical experiments for teaching about viscosity controls on lava morphology and volcanic hazards. Journal of Geoscience Education.

Edwards, B.R. & Russell, J.K. 2002. Glacial influence on the morphology and eruption products of Hoodoo Mountain volcano, northwestern British Columbia. In Smellie, J and Chapman, M. (eds) Volcano-Ice Interaction on Earth and Mars, Geological Society of London Special Publication 202, 179-194.

Edwards, B.R., Russell, J.K. & Anderson R.G. 2002. Subglacial, phonolitic volcanism at Hoodoo Mountain volcano, northwestern Canadian Cordillera. Bulletin of Volcanology, DOI 10.1007/s00445-002-0202-9

Edwards, B.R. & Russell, J.K. 2000. The distribution, nature and origin of Neogene-Quaternary magmatism in the Northern Cordilleran Volcanic Province, northern Canadian Cordillera. Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 112, no. 8, 1280-1295.

Edwards, B.R. & Frost, C.D. 2000. An overview of the petrology and geochemistry of the Sherman batholith, southeastern Wyoming: Identifying multiple sources of Mesoproterozoic magmatism. Rocky Mountain Geology , v. 35, 113-137.

Edwards, B.R. & Russell, J.K. 1999. Northern Cordilleran volcanic province: a northern Basin and Range? Geology, 27, 243-246.

Frost C.D., Frost, B.R., Chamberlain, K., & Edwards, B.R. 1999. Petrogenesis of the 1.43 Ga Sherman batholith, SE Wyoming, USA: a reduced, rapakivi-type anorogenic granite. Journal of Petrology, v. 40, 1771-1802.

Edwards, B.R. & Russell, J.K. 1998. Time scales of magmatic processes: New insights from dynamic models for magmatic assimilation. Geology, 26, 1103-1106.

Edwards, B.R. & Russell, J.K. 1996. Implications of assimilation for mineral growth and zoning. Canadian Mineralogist, 34, 1149-1162.

Edwards, B.R. & Russell, J.K. 1996. A review and analysis of silicate mineral dissolution experiments in natural silicate melts. Chemical Geology, 130, 233-245.

Russell, J.K., Edwards, B.R., & Snyder, L.D. 1995. Volatile production possibilities during magmatic assimilation: heat and mass balance constraints. In Magmas, Fluids, and Ore Deposits, J.F.H. Thompson (ed.), Mineralogical Association of Canada Short Course Volume 23, 1-24.

SELECTED NON-JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

Edwards, B.R., Russell, J.K. 2005. Introduction to mantle to magma special issue. Lithos 83, doi:10.1016/j.lithos.2005.06.004

Edwards, B.R., Evenchick, C.A., McNicoll, V., *Nogier, M., *Wetherell, K. 2006. Overview of the volcanology of the Bell-Irving volcanic district, northwestern Bowser Basin, British Columbia: new examples of alpine glaciovolcanism from the northern Cordilleran volcanic province. Current Research, Geological Survey of Canada (GSC).

Simpson, K., Edwards, B.R., & *Wetherell, K. 2006. Documentation of a Holocene volcanic cone in the Tuya-Teslin area, northern British Columbia. Current Research, Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) Paper2006-A1, 7 pages.

*Wetherell, K., Edwards. B.R., Simpson, K. 2005. GIS and field mapping of the West Tuya volcanic field, northwestern BC. Current Research, Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) Paper2005-A2.

Edwards, B.R., *Bye, A. 2003. Preliminary results of field mapping, GIS spatial analysis and major element geochemistry, Ruby Mountain volcano, Atlin volcanic district, northwestern British Columbia. In Current Research, Part A; Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) Paper 2003.

Edwards, B.R., Russell, J.K., Anderson, R.G., Harder, M. 2003. An overview of Neogene to Recent volcanism in the Atlin volcanic district of the northern Cordilleran volcanic province, northwestern British Columbia. In Current Research, Part A; Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) Paper 2003.

Harder, M., Russell, J.K., Anderson, R.G., Edwards, B.R. 2003. Preliminary results of field mapping and xenolith collections, Llangorse volcanic field, Atlin volcanic district, northwestern British Columbia. In Current Research, Part A; Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) Paper 2003.

Russell, J.K. & Edwards, B.R. 2002. Constraints on lithospheric processes. Lithoprobe SNORCLE meeting.

Hickson, C.J. & Edwards, B.R. 2001. Volcanoes and volcanic hazards in Canada, Geological Survey of Canada Bulletin 548.

Rubiolo, D., Hickson, C., Busteros, A., Villeneuve, M., & Edwards, B. 2000 Petrologia del Cerro Morocho: volcan del Miocene superior en ambiente glacial? (Valle de Chaschuil, Catamarca, Argentina). Actas, v 2, IX Congreso Geologico Chileno, 31 Julio-4 Augosto, 2000, 329-333.

Bye, A, Edwards, B.R. & Hickson, C.H. 2000. Preliminary field, petrographic and geochemical analysis of volcanism at the Watts Point volcanic centre, southwestern British Columbia: a subglacial, dacite lava dome? In Current Research, Part A; Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) Paper2000-A20.

Edwards, B.R., Anderson, R.G., Russell J.K., Hastings, N.L. & Guo, Y.T. 1999. Geology of the Quaternary Hoodoo Mountain Volcanic Complex and adjacent Paleozoic and Mesozoic basement rocks; parts of Hoodoo Mountain (NTS 104B/14) and Craig River (NTS 104B/11) map areas, northwestern British Columbia. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File Report , scale 1:20 000.

Resnick, J., Anderson, R.G., Russell, J.K., Edwards, B.R., & Grainger, N. 1999. Neogene basaltic flow rocks, xenoliths, and related diabase, northern Nechako River map area, central British Columbia. In Current Research, Part A; GSC Paper 99- 1A.

Edwards, B.R., Kopylova, M.L. & Russell, J.K. 1997. Petrology of the Lithosphere beneath the Northern Cordillera. in Cook, F. and Erdmer, P. (compilers), Slave-northern Cordiller an Lithospheric Evolution (SNORCLE) Transect and Cordilleran Tectonics Workshop Meeting (March 7-9), University of Calgary, Lithoprobe Report No. 56, 129-142.

Edwards, B.R., Hamilton, T.S., Nicholls, J., Stout, M.Z., Russell, J.K., & Simpson, K. 1996. Late Tertiary to Quaternary volcanism in the Atlin area , northwestern British Columbia; In Current Research, Part A; GSC Paper 96-1A, 29-36.

Edwards, B.R., Russell, J.K. 1996. An overview of the nature, distribution and tectonic significance of xenoliths from the Stikine volcanic belt. In Cook, F. and Erdmer, P. (compilers), Slave-Northern Cordillera Lithospheric Evolution (SNORCLE) Transect and Cordilleran Tectonics Workshop Meeting (March 1-3), University of Calgary, Lithoprobe Report No. 50, 96-107.

Edwards, B.R., Edwards, G. & Russell, J.K 1995. Revised stratigraphy for the Hoodoo Mountain volcanic center, northwestern British Columbia; In Current Research, part A; GSC Paper 95-1A, 105-115.

SELECTED ABSTRACTS (1997-present)

Russell, J.K., Edwards, B.R., Simpson, K.A. 2007. The 60th  Anniversary of the Tuya: a BC perspective. Volcano-Ice Interactions  on Earth and Mars II. Vancouver, British Columbia, 19-22 June 2007.

Edwards, B., *Lloyd, A., Russell, J.K., Mathews, A., Renfrew, I.,  Skilling, I. 2007. Convoluted columns and pillow piles: constraints  on lava cooling from field, CSD, and conduction models, Volcano-Ice  Interactions on Earth and Mars II. Vancouver, British Columbia, 19-22  June 2007.

Edwards, B., Osborn, J., Russell, J.K., Spooner, I., Evenchick, C.,  Simpson, K., Skilling, I. 2007. Physiographic Controls on  Glaciovolcanism and the Cordilleran Ice Sheet in the northern  Cordilleran volcanic province, western Canada, Volcano-Ice  Interactions on Earth and Mars II. Vancouver, British Columbia, 19-22  June 2007.

Edwards, B., Smellie, J., Ludt, B., I. 2007. An overview of the  IAVCEI Volcano-Ice Interactions ICON image database, Volcano-Ice  Interactions on Earth and Mars II. Vancouver, British Columbia, 19-22  June 2007.

Skilling, I., LaMoreaux, K., Edwards, B. 2007. Using Cooling- Contraction Joints in a Trachyte Lava Dome to Infer Ice Contact and  Water Ingress: Mount Edziza Volcanic Complex, British Columbia,  Canada, Volcano-Ice Interactions on Earth and Mars II. Vancouver,  British Columbia, 19-22 June 2007.

Skilling, I., Hungerford, J., Edwards, B.R., 2007. Using Coherent  Lava at Glaciovolcanic Centers to Infer Former Ice Conditions,  Volcano-Ice Interactions on Earth and Mars II. Vancouver, British  Columbia, 19-22 June 2007.

Cameron, B.I., Wright, M.D., Skilling, I.P., Hungerford, J.H.,  Edwards, B.R. 2007. Ice thickness estimates based on volatile content  of pillow glasses from the Mount Edziza volcanic complex, northern  British Columbia. Volcano-Ice Interactions on Earth and Mars II.  Vancouver, British Columbia, 19-22 June 2007.

Hungerford, J., Skilling, I., Edwards, B. 2007. Emplacement of  Sinuous Basaltic Pillow Ridges on the Flanks of the Mount Edziza  Volcanic Complex, British Columbia, Canada, Volcano-Ice Interactions  on Earth and Mars II. Vancouver, British Columbia, 19-22 June 2007.

Spooner, IS, Osborn, GD, Clark, I, Zdanowicz, C, Lauriol, B, Edwards,  B, Skilling, IS. 2007. Relict early Holocene or latest Pleistocene  glacier ice in northern British Columbia. CANQUA 2007, Ottawa,  Program with Abstracts, p. 167.

Ghent, E., Russell, J.K., Mortensen, J., Edwards, B.R. 2007.  Mineralogy and petrology of crustal and mantle xenoliths from Prindle  volcano, Alaska: implications for lithospheric stratigraphy in south- central Alaska. Cordilleran Tectonics Workshop.

*Endress, C, Edwards, B, Skilling, IP, *Lloyd, A, LaMoreaux, K and  Hungerford, J., 2006. Preliminary Interpretation of Glacial and  Glaciofluvial Deposits Associated with 1 Ma Glaciovolcanism of the  Ice Peak Formation, Edziza volcanic complex, British Columbia,  Canada, Eos Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract V53C-1753.

Hungerford, JD, Skilling, IP, Edwards, B, *Lloyd, A., 2006.  Preliminary Interpretation on the Role of Sub-Ice Topography on the  Emplacement of Basaltic Pillow Lavas at Tennana Cone, Mount Edziza  Volcanic Complex, British Columbia, Canada, Eos Trans. AGU, 87(52),  Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract V53C-1756.

LaMoreaux, K , Skilling, IP, *Endress, C, Edwards, B, *Lloyd, A, and  Hungerford, J., 2006. Preliminary Studies of the Emplacement of  Trachytic Lava Flows and Domes in an Ice-Contact Environment:  Mount  Edziza, British Columbia, Canada, Eos Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall Meet.  Suppl., Abstract V53C-1757.

*Lloyd, A., Edwards, B.R., *Endress, C., Skilling, I., and LeMoreaux,  K., 2006. Preliminary Interpretation of Processes and Products at two  Basaltic Glaciovolcanic Ridges: Tsekone and Pillow Ridges, Mount  Edziza Volcanic Complex (MEVC), NCVP, British Columbia, Canada. Eos  Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract V53C-1757.

Skilling, I., Edwards, B., Hungerford, J., LaMoreaux, K., *Endress,  C., and *Lloyd, A. 2006. Using Glaciovolcanic Processes and Products  at the Mount Edziza Volcanic Complex (MEVC), British Columbia, Canada  to Constrain Paleo-Ice Conditions: Initial Results. Eos Trans. AGU, 87 (52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract V53C-1755.

Tsang, V. & Edwards, B. 2006. Preliminary petrology and geothermometry of pyroxenite and peridotite xenoliths from Stikinia lithosphere, Craven Lake volcanic center, northern Cordilleran volcanic province, BC. Northeast Section, Geological Society of America.

Edwards, B. 2005. An overview of long-lived, peralkaline glacivolcanism within the northern Cordilleran volcanic province: Level Mountain, Mount Edziza, and Hoodoo Mountain. Fall 2005 AGU Symposium on Glaciovolcanism. V13D-0575.

*Nogier, M., Edwards, B.R., & Wetherell, K. 2005. Integrating laser-range finding, electronic compass measurements and GPS to rapidly map vertical changes in volcanic stratigraphy and constrain unit thicknesses and volumes: two examples from the northern Cordilleran volcanic province. Fall 2005 AGU Symposium on Field Techniques to Quantify Volcanic Processes. V53B-1638.

*Endress, C., Edwards, B., Loughlin, S. 2005. Petrology of plutonic inclusions from Centre Hills volcano, Montserrat. Soufrière Hills Volcano -Ten Years On, 24-30 July 2005.

Edwards, B. *Alexander, A., *Adia, K., *Bailin, E., *Draskovich, C., *Endress, C., *Fox, K., *Freeman, W., *Graham, M., *Haywood, A., *Lloyd, A., *Merel, M., *Pattely, D., *Powroznik, K., *Ruben, E., *Russell, T., *Tate, C., and *Wetherell, K. 2005. Stratigraphy of volcaniclastic and pyroclastic deposits on the northwestern flanks of the Centre Hills volcano, Montserrat. Soufrière Hills Volcano -Ten Years On, 24-30 July 2005.

Ghent, E, Edwards, BR, Russell, JK. 2004. Constraints on P-T conditions and evolution of granulite and ultramafic xenoliths from Prindle Volcano, Alaska EOS Transactions American Geophysical Union (AGU) Dec, 2004.

Wetherell, K, Edwards, BR, Simpson, K. 2004. Subaerial and Glaciovolcanic Volcanism on the Western Edge of the Tuya Volcanic Field, Northern Cordilleran Volcanic Province, British Columbia, Canada. 2004 International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of Earth's Interior (IAVCEI) Meeting, Pucon, Chile, Nov 14-19.

Edwards, BR, Russell, JK, *Nogier, M, *Wetherell, K. 2004. Origin of welded pyroclastic deposits at Hoodoo Mountain volcano, Northern Cordilleran Volcanic Province, British Columbia, Canada. 2004 IAVCEI Meeting, Pucon, Chile, Nov 14-19.

Edwards, BR, Russell, JK, Simpson, K, Skilling, I. 2004. Glaciovolcanism within the Northern Cordilleran Volcanic Province, British Columbia, Canada. 2004 IAVCEI Meeting, Pucon, Chile, Nov 14-19.

Edwards, BR, Teasdale, R, Myers, J. 2003. Viscosity and volcanoes: an experimental introduction to physical controls on magma viscosity and its implications. EOS Transactions American Geophysical Union (AGU) Dec, 2003.

Edwards, B.R. & Russell, JK 2003. The Stikine subprovince of the northern Cordilleran volcanic province: implications of thick lithosphere for Neogene to Recent peralkaline magmatism. Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada (GAC-MAC) 2003 Annual Meeting Program with Abstracts, Vancouver, BC.

*Brown, S., Yogodzinzki, G, Edwards, B., & Bryant, J.A. 2003. Characterization of Holocene tephra deposits at Korovin volcano, Atka Island, central Aleutians, USA. Geological Society of America (GSA) Abstracts with Programs Vol. 35, No. 4, Abstract No: 51904.

Edwards, B.R. & Russell, J.K. 2002. Effects of dynamic assimilation. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

McCarthy, A, Bye, A, Edwards, B.R., Anderson, RG 2002. Field and geochemical studies of Quaternary to Recent volcanic features, Atlin, B.C. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Edwards, B.R. & Russell, J.K. 2002. Magma-ice Interactions at Hoodoo Mountain Volcano, Canada. Chapman Conference on Explosive Subaqueous Volcanism, Dunedin, New Zealand, 21-25 January 2002.

Edwards, B., Cole, K., Mattox, S., Mekik, F., Neal, W., TenBrink, N., Riemersma, P., Videtich, V., Weber, J., Wilson, G., 2001. Curricula revitalization in the Department of Geology, Grand Valley State University. GSA Abstracts with Program, Boston, MA.

Edwards, B.R. 2001 Volcano-Ice interaction as a recorder of terrestrial and extraterrestrial climate change. Sixth Annual Michigan Space Grant Consortium Conference abstract volume, 27 October 2001, p. 12.

Edwards, B.R. & Russell, J.K. 2001 Phonolite-producing AFC processes at Hoodoo Mountain volcano, northern Canadian Cordillera. Eleventh Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Hot Springs, VA, May 20-24, 2001.

Bye, A. & Edwards, B.R. 2001 Preliminary GIS analysis of the geomorphology and extent of surficial deposits of Ruby Mountain Volcano, northwestern British Columbia, Canada, North Central GSA Meeting, Normal, Ill, GSA Abstracts with Programs Vol. 33, No. 4, March 2001.

Russell, J.K. & Edwards, B.R. 2000. Xenoliths from the Northern Canadian Cordillera, Geological Society of America (GSA) Abst. With Programs, A387.

Bye, A. & Edwards, B.R. 2000. Preliminary field mapping and petrographic analysis of Ruby Mountain volcano, northwestern British Columbia, Canada. Fifth Annual Michigan Space Grant Consortium Conference abstract volume, 30 September 2000, p. 17.

McCarthy, A. & Edwards, B.R. 2000. Preliminary field mapping and petrographic analysis of Volcanic Creek cone, northwestern British Columbia, Canada. Fifth Annual Michigan Space Grant Consortium Conference abstract volume, 30 September 2000, p. 24.

Edwards, B.R. & Russell, J.K 2000. Subglacial evolution of Hoodoo Mountain volcano, northwestern British Columbia. Volcano/Ice interaction on Earth and Mars abstract volume, Reykjavik, Iceland, 13-15 August 2000, p. 12.

Edwards, B.R. & Russell, J.K., 2000. The chemical dynamics of assimilation and crystallization reactions in magmatic systems. Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada (GAC-MAC) 2000 Annual Meeting Program with Abstracts, Calgary, AB. Abstract # 931.

Roughley, C., Edwards, B.R., & Russell, J.K. 2000. Crustal-derived Xenoliths from Prindle volcano, Alaska: Implications for the lithospheric stratigraphy of the central Yukon-Tanana terrane GAC-MAC 2000 Annual Meeting Program with Abstracts, Calgary, AB, Poster # 171.

Edwards, B.R., Russell, J.K., Anderson, R.G., Villeneuve, M., & Hastings, N. 1999. Punctuated, peralkaline, subglacial volcanism at Hoodoo Mountain volcano, northwestern British Columbia, Canada. American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. V12A-02.

Bye, A, Edwards, B.R., Hickson, C.H., and Kelmen, M. 1999. Watts Point volcanic center, southwestern British Columbia: field and petrographic evidence for a subglacial origin. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. V12A-03.

Edwards, B.R. & Frost, C.D. 1999, The Sherman batholith, southeastern Wyoming: implications for the evolution of the Mesoproterozoic lithosphere. GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 31 #7, Abst #51682.

Edwards, B.R., Hickson, C.J., & Porto, C. 1998. Education, mitigation, and tourism: raising volcano awareness in Canada. GAC-MAC 1998 Annual Meeting Program with Abstracts, Quebec City, A50.

Hickson, C.J., Edwards, B.R., & Huscroft, C. 1998. Holocene volcanism, Holocene tephras, and future volcanic hazards in western Canada. GAC-MAC 1998 Annual Meeting Program with Abstracts, Quebec City, A78.

Edwards, B.R., & Russell, J.K. 1997. How fast do magmas react? New insights on the time-scale of magmatic assimilation. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. V32B-03.

Edwards, B.R., &Russell, J.K. 1997. Terrestrial subglacial magmatism: glacial influences on volcanic morphology and eruption products at the Hoodoo Mountain volcanic complex, northwestern British Columbia. GSA Program with Abstracts, A137.

Edwards, B.R., & Russell, J.K. 1997. Definition of a New Volcanic Province in Northwestern Canada: The Northern Cordilleran Volcanic Province, GAC-MAC 1997 Annual Meeting Program with Abstracts, Ottawa, A44.