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Waters, C. N., Zalasiewicz, J., Summerhayes, C., Barnosky, A. D., Poirier, C., Gałuszka, A., Cearreta, A., Edgeworth, M., Ellis, E. C., Ellis, M., Jeandel, C., Leinfelder, R., J., McNeill, J. R., Richter, D. d., James SyvitskiSteffen, W., Vidas, D., Wagreich, M., Williams, M., Zhisheng, A., Grinevald, J., Odada, E., Oreskes, N., Wolfe, A. P. 2016: The Anthropocene is functionally and stratigraphically distinct from the Holocene. Science, 351(6269). DOI: 10.1126/science.aad2622

Verburg, P. H., Dearing, J. A., Dyke, J. G., van der Leeuw, S., Seitzinger, S., Steffen, W., James Syvitski 2016: Methods and approaches to modelling the Anthropocene. Global Environmental Change: Human and Policy Dimensions, 39: 328-340. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2015.08.007

Warrick, J. A., Milliman, J. D., Walling, D. E., Wasson, R. J., James Syvitski, Aalto, R. E. 2014: Earth is (mostly) flat: Apportionment of the flux of continental sediment over millennial time scales: Comment. Geology, 42(1): E316-E316. DOI: 10.1130/G34846C.1

Vanmaercke, M., Albert J. Kettner, Van Den Eeckhaut, M., Poesen, J., Mamaliga, A., Verstraeten, G., Rãdoane, M., Obreja, F., Upton, P., James Syvitski, Govers, G. 2014: Moderate seismic activity affects contemporary sediment yields. Progress in Physical Geography, 38(2): 145-172. DOI: 10.1177/0309133313516160

Renaud, F. G., James Syvitski, Sebesvari, Z., Werners, S. E., Kremer, H., Kuenzer, C., Ramesh, R., Jeuken, A., Friedrich, J. 2013: Tipping from the Holocene to the Anthropocene: How threatened are major world deltas?. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 5(6): 644-654. DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2013.11.007

Giosan, L., Clift, P. D., Macklin, M. G., Fuller, D. Q., Constantinescu, S., Durcan, J. A., Stevens, T., Duller, G. A. T., Tabrez, A. R., Ga, James Syvitski 2012: Fluvial landscapes of the Harappan civilization. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109(26): E1688-E1694. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1112743109

Chen, Y., Irina OvereemJames Syvitski, Gao, S., Albert J. Kettner 2011: Controls of levee breaches on the Lower Yellow River during the years 1550-1855. 7th IAHR Symposium on River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics: 617-633.

Pyles, D. R., James Syvitski, Slatt, R. M. 2011: Defining the concept of stratigraphic grade and applying it to stratal (reservoir) architecture and evolution of the slope-to-basin profile: An outcrop perspective. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 28(3): 675-697. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2010.07.006

Foufoula-Georgiou, E., James Syvitski, Paola, C., Hoanh, C. T., Tuong, P., Vrsmarty, C., Kremer, H., Brondizio, E., Saito, Y. 2011: International Year of Deltas 2013: A proposal. Eos, 92(40): 340-341. DOI: 10.1029/2011EO400006

Christoffersen, P., Mugford, R., Heywood, K. J., Joughin, I., Dowdeswell, J. A., James Syvitski, Luckman, A., Benham, T. J. 2011: Warming of waters in an East Greenland fjord prior to glacier retreat: Mechanisms and connection to large-scale atmospheric conditions. The Cryosphere, 5: 701 714. DOI: 10.5194/tc-5-701-2011

Irina OvereemJames Syvitski 2010: Shifting discharge peaks in arctic rivers, 1977 2007. Geografiska Annaler Series A Physical Geography, 92A(2): 285 296.

Irina OvereemJames Syvitski 2010: Experimental exploration of the stratigraphy of fjords fed by glaciofluvial systems. In Howe, J. A., Austin, W. E. N., Forwick, M., and Paetzel, M. (eds.), Fjord Systems and Archives. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 344, 125 142, DOI: 10.1144/SP344.11

Kao, S. J., Dai, M., Selvaraj, K., Zhai, W., Cai, P., Chen, S. N., Yang, J. Y. T., Liu, J. T., Liu, C. C., James Syvitski 2010: Cyclone-driven deep sea injection of freshwater and heat by hyperpycnal flow in the subtropics. Geophysical Research Letters, 37: L21702, DOI: 10.1029/2010GL044893

Albert J. Kettner, Restrepo, J. D., James Syvitski 2010: A spatial simulation experiment to replicate fluvial sediment fluxes within the Magdalena River Basin, Colombia. Journal of Geology, 118(4): 363 379, DOI: 10.1086/652659

James Syvitski 2010: Projecting arctic coastal change. In Forbes, D. L. (ed.), State of the Arctic Coast 2010: Scientific Review and Outlook. Potsdam: IASC/IPA/LOICZ, 89 92.

Irina OvereemJames Syvitski 2009: Dynamics and vulnerability of delta systems. LOICZ Reports & Studies 35. Geesthacht, Berlin: GKSS Research Center.

Vörösmarty, C. J., James Syvitski, Day, J., de Sherbinin, A., Giosan, L., Paola, C. 2009: Battling to save the world's river deltas. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 65(2): 31-43. DOI: 10.2968/065002005

Eric HuttonJames SyvitskiScott D. Peckham 2009: Producing CSDMS-compliant morphodynamic code to share with the RCEM community. In Vionnet, C., Garca, M. H., Latrubesse, E. M., and Perillo, G.M.E. (eds.), River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics: RCEM 2009. London: Taylor & Francis Group, 959 962.

James Syvitski, Slingerland, R. L., Burgess, P., Meiburg, E., Murray, A. B., Wiberg, P., Tucker, G., Voinov, A. A. 2009: Morphodynamic models: An overview. In Vionnet, C., Garca, M. H., Latrubesse, E. M., and Perillo, G.M.E. (eds.), River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics: RCEM 2009. London: Taylor & Francis Group, 3 20.

Bern, S., James Syvitski, Trincardi, F. (theme eds.) 2008: Interactions between high-frequency climate changes and deltaic margin architecture. Special theme issue, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 9.

James SyvitskiAlbert J. Kettner 2008: Scaling sediment flux across landscapes. In Schmidt, J., Cochrane, T., Phillips, C., Elliot, S., Davies, T., and Basher, L., (eds.), Sediment Dynamics in Changing Environments. Wallingford : IAHS Publication 325, 149 156.

Irina OvereemJames Syvitski 2008: Changing sediment supply in arctic rivers. In Schmidt, J., Cochrane, T., Phillips, C., Elliot, S., Davies, T., and Basher, L., (eds.), Sediment Dynamics in Changing Environments. Wallingford: IAHS Publication 325, 391 397.

Albert J. Kettner, Gomez, B., James Syvitski 2008: Will human catalysts or climate change have a greater impact on the sediment load of the Waipaoa River in the 21st century?. In Schmidt, J., Cochrane, T., Phillips, C., Elliot, S., Davies, T., and Basher, L., (eds.), Sediment Dynamics in Changing Environments. Wallingford : IAHS Publication 325, 425 431.

Wollheim, W. M., Vrsmarty, C. J., Bouwman, A. F., Green, P., Harrison, J., Linder, E., Peterson, B. J., Seitzinger, S. J., James Syvitski 2008: Global N removal by freshwater aquatic systems: A spatially distributed, within-basin approach. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 22: GB2026. DOI: 10.1029/2007GB002963

Albert J. KettnerJames Syvitski 2008: Predicting discharge and sediment flux of the Po River, Italy since the Last Glacial Maximum. In de Boer, P.L., Postma, G., van der Zwan, C. J., Burgess, P. M., and Kukla, P., editors, Analogue and numerical forward modelling of sedimentary systems; from understanding to prediction. International Association of Sedimentologists Special Publication 40, 171 190.

James Syvitski, Milliman, J. D. 2007: Geology, geography and humans battle for dominance over the delivery of sediment to the coastal ocean. Journal of Geology, 115 (1): 1 19.(

James Syvitski, Saito, Y. 2007: Morphodynamics of deltas under the influence of humans. Global and Planetary Change, 57: 261 282.

Nittrouer, C. A., Austin, J. A., Field, M. E., Steckler, M., James Syvitski, Wiberg, P. L. (eds.), 2007: Continental-Margin Sedimentation: From Sediment Transport to Sequence Stratigraphy. IAS Special Publication 37.

Nittrouer, C. A., Austin, J. A., Field, M. E., Kravitz, J. H., James Syvitski, Wiberg, P. L. 2007: Writing a Rosetta Stone: Insights into continental-margin sedimentary processes and strata. In Nittrouer, C. A., et al. (eds.), Continental-Margin Sedimentation: From Sediment Transport to Sequence Stratigraphy. IAS Special Publication 37: 1 48.

Parsons, J., Friedrichs, C., Garcia, M., Imran, J., Mohrig, D., Parker, G., , Puig, P., James Syvitski, Traykovski, P, 2007: Sediment gravity flows: Initiation, transport and deposition. In Nittrouer, C. A., et al. (eds.), Continental-Margin Sedimentation: From Sediment Transport to Sequence Stratigraphy. IAS Special Publication 37: 275 338.

James Syvitski 2007: Principles, methods and applications of particle size analysis. New York: Cambridge University Press, 3rd edition.

James Syvitski, , Wiberg, P. L., Steckler, M. S., Garcia, M. H., Geyer, W. R., Harris, C. K., Eric Hutton, Imran, J., Lee, H. J., Morehead, M. D., Parker, G. 2007: Prediction of margin stratigraphy. In Nittrouer, C. A., et al. (eds.), Continental-Margin Sedimentation: From Sediment Transport to Sequence Stratigraphy. IAS Special Publication 37: 459 530.

Kuehl, S. A., Alexander, C., Carter, L., Gerald, L., Gerber, T., Harris, C., McNinch, J., Orpin, A., Pratson, L., James Syvitski, Walsh, J. P. 2006: Understanding sediment transfer from land to ocean. Eos, Transactions of the AGU, 87(29): 281-286.

Kubo, Y., James SyvitskiEric HuttonAlbert J. Kettner 2006: Inverse modeling of post Last Glacial Maximum transgressive sedimentation using 2D-SedFlux: Application to the northern Adriatic Sea. Marine Geology, 234: 233 243.

Restrepo, J. D., James Syvitski 2006: Assessing the effect of natural controls and land use change on sediment yield in a major Andean river: The Magdalena drainage basin, Colombia. Ambio, 35: 65 74.

James Syvitski 2006: The morphodynamics of deltas and their distributory channels. In Parker, and Garca (eds.), River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics: RCEM 2005. London: Taylor & Francis, 143 149.

James Syvitski, Saito, Y. 2006: Morphodynamics of deltas and the influence of humans. Inprint: Newsletter of the IGBP/IHDP Land Ocean Interaction in the Coastal Zone, 2006 (3): 3 5.

Eric HuttonJames Syvitski, Kubo, Y. 2005: The numerical modeling of river deltas. In Chen, Z., Saito, Y., and Goodbred, S. (eds.), 2005: Mega-deltas of Asia-Geological Evolution and Human Impact. APN conference proceedings, Beijing: China Ocean Press, 255 261.

Khan, S. M., Imran, Bradford, J. S., James Syvitski 2005: Numerical modeling of hyperpycnal plume. Marine Geology, 222-223: 193 211.

Kubo, Y., James SyvitskiEric Hutton, Paola, C. 2005: Advance and application of the stratigraphic simulation model 2D-SedFlux: From tank experiment to geological scale simulation. Sedimentary Geology, 178: 187 195.

Irina OvereemJames SyvitskiEric Hutton 2005: Three-dimensional numerical modeling of deltas. In Giosan, L., and Bhattacharya, J. P. (eds.), River Deltas Concepts, Models, and Examples. SEPM Special Publication 83: 13 30.

James Syvitski 2005: The morphodynamics of deltas and their distributary channels. In Parker, G., and Garcia, M. (eds.), River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics. London: Taylor & Francis, 143 160.

James Syvitski, Harvey, N., Wollanski, E., Burnett, W. C., Perillo, G. M. E., Gornitz, V. 2005: Dynamics of the coastal zone. In Crossland, C. J., Kremer, H. H., Lindeboom, H. J., Marshall Crossland, J.I., and Le Tissier, M. D. A. (eds.), Global Fluxes in the Anthropocene. Berlin: Springer, 39 94.

James SyvitskiAlbert J. Kettner, Correggiari, A., Nelson, B. W. 2005: Distributary channels and their impact on sediment dispersal. Marine Geology, 222-223: 75 94.

Trincardi, F., James Syvitski 2005: Advances on our understanding of delta/prodelta environments: A focus on southern European margins. Marine Geology, 222-223: 1 5.

Trincardi, F., James Syvitski 2005: Mediterranean prodelta systems. Marine Geology Special Issue, 222-223.

Pratson, L., Swenson, J., Albert J. Kettner, Fedele, J., Postma, G., Niedoroda, A., Friedrichs, C., James Syvitski, Paola, C., Steckler, M., Eric Hutton, Reed, C., van Dijk, M., Das, H. 2004: Modeling continental shelf formation in the Adriatic Sea and elsewhere. Oceanography, 17(4): 118-131.

Curran, K. J., Hill, P. S., Milligan, T. G., Cowan, E. A., James Syvitski, Konings, S. M. 2004: Fine-grained sediment flocculation below the Hubbard Glacier meltwater plume, Disenchantment Bay, Alaska. Marine Geology, 203(1-2): 83-94. DOI: 10.1016/S0025-3227(03)00327-X

James Syvitski 2004: River plume. In Goudie, A. S. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Geomorphology, volume 2. London: Routledge, 866-867.

James SyvitskiEric Hutton 2003: Failure of marine deposits and their redistribution by sediment gravity flows. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 160(10-11): 2053-2069.

James Syvitski 2003: Sediment fluxes and rates of sedimentation. In Middleton, G. V. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 600-606.

James SyvitskiScott D. Peckham, Hilberman, R., Mulder, T. 2003: Predicting the terrestrial flux of sediment to the global ocean: A planetary perspective. Sedimentary Geology, 162 (1-2): 5-24.

Vorosmarty, C. J., Meybeck, M., Fekete, B., Sharma, K., Green, P., James Syvitski 2003: Anthropogenic sediment retention: Major global impact from registered river impoundments. Global and Planetary Change, 39(1-2): 169-190.