Brian W. Zimmer
Department of Geology, Appalachian State University
114 Rankin South, Boone, NC 28607
Phone: (828) 262-2749, Fax: (828) 262-6503

Carrasco-Núñez, G., Dávila-Harris, P. Riggs, N., Ort, M., Zimmer, B., Willcox, C., and Branney, M., 2012. Recent Volcanism and hazards at the eastern Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt. Field guide for the Geological Society of America Cordilleran Meeting, QRO, Mexico, 55p.

Zimmer, B.W., Riggs, N.R., Carrasco-Nuñez, G., 2010. Evolution of a tuff ring – dome complex; case study of Cerro Pinto, eastern Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt,
Bulletin of Volcanology DOI: 10.1007/s00445-010-0391-6

Abella, S.R. and Zimmer, B.W., 2007. Estimating organic carbon from loss-on-ignition in Northern Arizona Forest Soils, Soil Science Society of America Journal. 71: 545-

Zimmer, B.W. and Miyake, Y., 2007. Pyroclastic sequences of Yakadake Volcano. Japan
Society for the Promotion of Science. Tokyo, Japan. 3; 212-216.


  1. Liutkus, C and Zimmer, B.W., Modern processes on the shores of saline, alkaline Lake Natron explain paleo lake-margine features. GSA National Meeting, talk given, Charlotte, NC, Nov 2012.
  2. Kevin G. Hatala, KG, Richmond, B.G., Harcourt-Smith W.E.H., Liutkus, C., and Zimmer, B.W. A snapshot of the anatomy, locomotion, and social behavior of early modern humans as evidenced by fossil footprints at Engare Sero, Tanzania. SVP Fall Meeting, Raleigh, NC, Oct 2012.
  3. Zimmer, B.W., Liutkus, C., Carmichael S.K., Hewitt, S., and McGinnis, K., A Snapshot in Time: Determining the age, environment, and social structures of early Homo sapiens using trace fossils in volcaniclastic rocks at the Engare Sero footprint site, Lake Natron, Tanzania. GSA Cordilleran Meetin, Qro, Mexico, March 2012.
  4. Hewitt, S., Zimmer, B.W., Liutkus, C., Carmichael S.K., and McGinnis, K., Field-mapping and petrographic analysis of volcanoes surrounding the Lake Natron Homo sapiens footprint site, northern Tanzania. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Dec. 2010.
  5. Zimmer, B.W., and Miyake, Y., Effusion and collapse, pyroclastic-flow forming lava flows. Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Symposium, Tokyo, June, 2006.
  6. Zimmer, B.W., Riggs, N.R., and Carrasco-Nuñez, G. Evolution of Cerro Pinto dome complex, Puebla, Mexico. Cities on Volcanoes 4, Jan. 2006.
  7. Zimmer, B.W., Riggs, N.R., and Carrasco-Nuñez, G. Eruptive variations during the emplacement of Cerro Pinto dome complex, an ambitious rhyolite dome. American Geophysical Union Fall meeting, Dec. 2006.
  8. Riggs, N.R., Duffield, W.A., Zimmer, B.W., and Cashman, C. Conduit changes and eruptive styles at Red Mountain cinder cone, AZ, USA. American Geophysical Union Fall meeting, Dec. 2006.
  9. Riggs, NR, Carrasco-Nuñez, G, and Zimmer, BW, 2006, Life spans of rhyolite domes: short- or long-term hazards?: Cities on Volcanoes Meeting, Quito, Ecuador, 1/2006.


-Thesis: Evolutionary history of Cerro Pinto dome complex, Puebla, Mexico.

- Honors Project: Cation exchange capacity in northern hardwood spodosols.
 Relevant Professional Work Experience:

Classes instructed:
Environmental and Applied Geology Lecture 1103
First Year Seminar: A Walk in the Woods
Physical Geology Lab 1101
Environmental and Applied Geology Lab 1103
Water: Mountains to Sea Lab 1104
Historical Geology Lab 1102

Courses instructed: Introduction to Geology Lab, Historical Geology Lab, Field Camp, Field Geology, Online Intro to Geology Lab

Honors / Awards: