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Education:

Ph.D. Candidate (estimated 2020)

UC Berkeley Department of Earth and Planetary Science

Advisor: Paul Renne

Thesis: Eruptive rates and volatile emissions of the Deccan large igneous province and environmental consequences

B.Sc. Honours in Planetary Science (2015)

McGill University, Montreal, QC

Honours Thesis: Determining a timeline of key events near the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction boundary using sulfur isotopic composition

Advisors: Hans Larsson & Boswell Wing

Fellowships & Awards:

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2017-2020)

Geological Society of America Research Grant (2017)

Paleontological Society Stephen Jay Gould Award (2017)

University of California Museum of Paleontology Field Work Grant (2017)

Paleontological Society Kenneth E. and Annie Caster Award (2016)

Sigma Xi Grant in Aid of Research (2016)

Publications:

I. M. Fendley, T. Mittal, C. J. Sprain , M. Marvin-DiPasquale, T. S. Tobin, P. R. Renne , 2019. Constraints on the volume and rate of Deccan Traps flood basalt eruptions using a combination of high-resolution terrestrial mercury records and geochemical box models. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. (524) 115721.

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2019.115721

Soon to be Submitted:

I. M. Fendley, C. J. Sprain, P. R. Renne, T. Mittal S. Self, J. Arz Sola, I. Arenillas, J. Smit, K. Pande, L. Vanderkluysen. No Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary in Rajahmundry Traps: a refined chronology from radioisotopic dates, magnetostratigraphy, and biostratigraphy. In prep for Geophysical Research Letters.

T. Mittal, C. J. Sprain, I. M. Fendley, Flood basalt eruptive tempos: a paleomagnetic perspective. In prep for Nature Geoscience.

I. M. Fendley, T. Mittal, M. Marvin-DiPasquale, P. R. Renne, Residual mercury: An empirical examination of the mercury-total organic carbon relationship in deep-time sedimentary records. In prep for Geochemical Perspectives Letters.

Conference Presentations:

Session convener for AGU 2019 V24A: Environmental Effects and Eruptive Dynamics of Large Igneous Provinces: a Multidisciplinary Perspective

Paleoenvironmental records:

* indicates undergraduate student mentee led presentation.

Cretaceous-Paleogene:

2019 *N. Mizrahi, I. M. Fendley, P. Renne. Sulfur Concentration and Isotopic Composition across the Terrestrial Cretaceous-Paleogene Boundary in Montana, USA. AGU Fall Meeting. Link to abstract.

2019 J. W. Honeck, T. S. Tobin, M. L. Tuite, D. M. Flannery, I. M. Fendley, L. N. Weaver, C. J. Sprain. The Importance of Sampling Depth and Spatial variability on Terrestrial δ13Corg Values Across the K-Pg Boundary. GSA Annual Meeting. Link to abstract.

2018 *N. Mizrahi, I. M. Fendley, L. N. Weaver, P. R. Renne, G. P. Wilson, T. S. Tobin. Gar scale oxygen isotope composition across the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary in the Hell Creek Region, Montana. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting. Link to abstract.

Eocene:

2017 I. M. Fendley, Y. Park, P. Holroyd, Climate Change in the Eocene Wasatch Formation of Southwest Wyoming. SVP Annual Meeting. Link to abstract.

Volcanism within the last few thousand years:

2019 E. Hughes, H. Winslow, K. Rahilly, J. Biasi, T. Schlieder, I. M. Fendley, T. Fischer, and P. Wallace, Sulfur from source to surface. AGU Fall Meeting.

2019 R. Castro, N. Randolph-Flagg, M. King, T. Mittal, I. M. Fendley, M. Manga, Et tu Etna: volcanism, climate, and death of Caesar. AGU Fall Meeting.

2019 I. M. Fendley & T. Mittal, Variable climate response to volcanic eruptions in the Common Era, and implications. Volcanic Impacts on Climate and Society Meeting. Link to abstract. Link to poster.

Deccan Traps volcanism:

2019:

I. M. Fendley, T. Mittal, P. R. Renne, M. Marvin-DiPasquale. Mercury chemostratigraphy and geochemical box model constraints on large igneous province eruption rates: case studies from the Deccan and Siberian Traps. AGU Fall Meeting. Link to abstract.

I. M. Fendley, T. Mittal, C. J. Sprain, M. Marvin-DiPasquale, N. Mizrahi, P. R. Renne, S. Self, T. S. Tobin, L. N. Weaver. Quantitative estimates of Deccan flood basalt eruptive fluxes and climate consequences. GSA Annual Meeting. Link to abstract.

I. M. Fendley, T. Mittal, C. J. Sprain, M. Marvin-DiPasquale, N. Mizrahi, T. S. Tobin, L. N. Weaver, and P. R. Renne. High-resolution terrestrial mercury records and geochemical box models constrain volume and rate of Deccan Traps eruptions. Geochronology Gordon Research Conference Link to abstract. Link to poster.

2018:

I. Fendley, C. J. Sprain, T. Mittal, M. Marvin-DiPasquale, C. B. Keller, and P. R. Renne. Constraints on Deccan Traps eruptive timescales based on high resolution terrestrial mercury chemostratigraphy. AGU Fall Meeting. Link to abstract. Link to poster.

P. R. Renne, B. A. Black, I.M. Fendley, T. Mittal, S. Self, C. J. Sprain. The Role of Geochronology in Linking Flood Basalts to Mass Extinctions. GSA Annual Meeting 2018 Link to abstract.

I. M. Fendley, C. J. Sprain, M. Marvin-DiPasquale, P. R. Renne, T. S. Tobin, L. N. Weaver. Mercury chemostratigraphy as a distal indicator of Deccan volcanism recorded in the Hell Creek Region, Montana. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting. Link to abstract.

I. M. Fendley, C. J. Sprain, M. Marvin-DiPasquale, P. R. Renne, T. S. Tobin, L. N. Weaver. Mercury chemostratigraphy as indicator of Deccan volcanism in Hell Creek, Montana. Goldschmidt Annual Meeting. Link to abstract. Link to poster.

2017:

C. J. Sprain, P. R. Renne, I. M. Fendley, L.Vanderkluysen, K. Pande, S. Self, M. Richards. Timing, Tempo, and Transitions in the Deccan Volcanic Sequence. IAVCEI Scientific Assembly. Link to abstract.

I. M. Fendley, C. J. Sprain, M. MarvinDiPasquale, P. R. Renne, T. S. Tobin, and L. N. Weaver. Mercury chemostratigraphy through the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary in the Hell Creek region of Montana and its relationship to Deccan volcanism. GSA Annual Meeting. Link to abstract.

2016:

I. M. Fendley, C. J. Sprain, M. Marvin-DiPasquale, P. R. RenneMercury concentration as an indicator of Deccan Traps volcanism in late Cretaceous and earliest Paleogene sediments from the Hell Creek region, Montana. GSA Annual Meeting. Link to abstract.