Donna Shillington

Lamont Assistant Research Professor
Donna Shillington
Lamont Associate Research Professor
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Marine Geology and Geophysics
303C Oceanography
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000


(845) 365-8818


(845) 365-8156

Fields of interest: 

Rifted margins, subduction zones, wide-angle reflection/refraction seismology, multi-channel seismic reflection data
List of Degrees from highest to lowest
Ph.D. (geophysics)
University of Wyoming
BS (geology)
University of Georgia
ABJ (journalism)
University of Georgia

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Selected Publications:
Constraints on the composition of the Aleutian arc lower crust from VP/VS, Shillington, D.J., Van Avendonk, H.J.A.; Behn, M.D., Kelemen, P.B.; Jagoutz, O. Geophysical Research Letters, Volume: 40 p.: 2579–2584 (2013) 10.1002/grl.50375
Evidence for wide-spread creep on the Sea of Marmara transform basin from marine geophysical data, Shillington, D.J., Seeber, L., Sorlien, C.C., Steckler, M.S., Kurt, H., Dondurur, D., Çifci, G., Imren, C., Cormier, M.-H., McHugh, C.M.G, Gurcay, S., Poyraz, D., Okay, S., Athin, O., Diebold, J.B. Geology, Volume: 40 p.: 439-442 (2012)
Abrupt transition from magma-starved to magma rich rifting in the eastern Black Sea, Shillington, D.J.; Scott, C.L.; Minshull, T.A.; Edwards, R.A.; Brown, P.J.; White, N.J. Geology, Volume: 37, Issue: 1 p.: 7-10 (2009) 10.1130/G25302A.1
Wide-angle seismic data reveal extensive overpressures in the Eastern Black Sea Basin, Scott, C. L.; Shillington, D. J.; Minshull, T. A.; Edwards, R. A.; Brown, P. J.; White, N. J. Geophysical Journal International Aug, Volume: 178, Issue: 2 p.: 1145-1163 (2009) DOI 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04215.x
Extension of continental crust at the margin of the eastern Grand Banks, Newfoundland, Van Avendonk, H. J. A.; Lavier, L. L.; Shillington, D. J.; Manatschal, G. Tectonophysics Apr 1, Volume: 468, Issue: 1-4 p.: 131-148 (2009) DOI 10.1016/j.tecto.2008.05.030
Cenozoic evolution of the eastern Black Sea: A test of depth-dependent stretching models, Shillington, D. J.; White, N.; Minshull, T. A.; Edwards, G. R. H.; Jones, S. A.; Edwards, R. A.; Scott, C. L. Earth and Planetary Science Letters Jan 30, Volume: 265, Issue: 3-4 p.: 360-378 (2008) DOI 10.1016/j.epsl.2007.10.033
Seismic signal penetration beneath post-rift sills on the Newfoundland rifted margin, Shillington, D.J.; Hopper, J.R.; Holbrook, W.S. Geophysics, Volume: 73, Issue: 5 p.: B99-B107 (2008) doi:10.1190/1.2972131