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Elisa Bergslien, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Earth Sciences and Science Education
Office: 353 Science Building
Mail Room: 271 Science Building
SUNY Buffalo State
1300 Elmwood Avenue
271 Science Building
Office 353 Science Building
Buffalo, New York 14222
(716) 878-3793

Curriculum Vitae

The Public Forum I moderated on Forensic Geoscience is now viewable on-line
at http://www.geosociety.org/media/07forensicGeol/SupportingFiles/ViewerWM64Lite.html



Bergslien, E. (2012) An Introduction to Forensic Geoscience. Wiley-Blackwell. John-Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Bergslien, E.T. (2013) X-Ray diffraction (XRD) and field portable x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis and screening of soils, project design: In Dawson, L. and Pirrie, D. (eds) Environmental and Criminal Geoforensics, Geological Society, London, Special Publications (in press)

Engelbrecht, W., Bergslien, E.T., Miller, R. and Bush, P. (2009) A Lead object from the Eaton Site, The Bulletin: Journal of the New York State Archaeological Association, 124, 69-77.

Bergslien, E.T., Bush M. A. and Bush, P.J. (2008) Identification of cremains using x-ray diffraction spectroscopy and a comparison to trace element analysis, Forensic Science International, 175(2), 218-226. doi:10.1016/j.forsciint.2007.07.004.

Bergslien, E.T. and J.C. Fountain (2007) Examining the utility of epoxy replicas of single, natural fractures in dolostone for visualization experiments, Hydrogeology Journal, 16(1), 43-53.

Bush, P.J., Bergslien, E.T. and Bush, M.J. (2007) Commentary on: Elemental Analysis of Human Cremains Using ICP-OES to Classify Legitimate and Contaminated Cremains. J Forensic Sci 2006; 51(5):967-73. Journal of Forensic Science, 52(3), 742, doi:10.1111/j.1556-4029.2007.00447.

Bergslien, E.T. and J.C. Fountain (2006) The effect of changes in wettability on two-phase saturated flow in horizontal replicas of single natural fractures, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 88(3-4), 153-180.

Bergslien, E.T. (2006) Teaching to avoid the CSI effect: Keeping the science in forensic science, Journal of Chemical Education, 83(5), 690-691.

Bergslien, E.T., Fountain, J.C. and Giese, Jr. R. (2004) Characterization of the surface properties of epoxy-type models used for multiphase flow studies in fractured media and creation of a new model, Water Resources Research. Vol. 40 (5), W05112.



Bergslien, E.T. (2012) Geochemical analysis of cremated human remains. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 44, No.7, p.192.

Bergslien, E.T. (2012) X-ray diffraction (XRD) and x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis of cremated human remains. 2012 Geological Association of Canada (GAC) and Mineralogical Association of Canada (MAC) Joint Annual Meeting, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Abstracts, Vol. 35, p. 10.

Bergslien, E.T. (2010) An examination of x-ray fluorescence (XRF) and x-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis of soils and the transfer issue. 3rd International Workshop on Criminal & Environmental Soil Forensics, 2-4 November 2010, Long Beach, California, USA.

Bergslien, E.T. (2008) Field Portable X-ray Fluorescence (FPXRF) spectrometry of soils and the transfer issue, FGG 2008 Geoscientific Equipment & Techniques at Crime Scenes. The Geological Society (London), Forensic Geoscience Group. (Invited)

Bergslien, E.T. and A. Hovey (2007) Differentiating soils in western New York using XRF and XRD to build a database, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 39, No. 6, p. 458.

Gerovac, C.M. and E.T. Bergslien (2007) Forensic and environmental analysis of lead distribution in Erie and Niagara County soils, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 39, No. 6, p. 458.

Engelbrecht, W. and E.T. Bergslien (2007) Enigma of a lead tooth: composition of lead items from the historic phase of the Eaton Site, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 39, No. 6, p. 29.

Klinshaw II, R.J., G.D. Smith and E.T. Bergslien (2007) Spectroscopic geo-sourcing of lapis lazuli used in artists’ pigment production, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 39, No. 6, p. 30.

Application of Field Portable X-ray Fluorescence (FPXRF) Spectrometry in Forensic and Environmental Geology. December 20th, 2006, Geoscientists at Crime Scenes, Geological Society of London. INVITED

Bergslien, E.T. (2006) XRD and cremated human remains: what is in this urn anyhow?, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 38(7).

Bergslien, E.T. (2006) X-ray diffraction identification of geologic trace evidence: in the classroom and for the courtroom, GSA Abstracts with Programs - Northeastern Section, 38 (invited speaker)

Rocks, Soil and Bones: Characterization of Geologic Trace Evidence. November 2nd, 2006, Edinboro University, guest of Sigma Gamma Epsilon and the EUP Geosciences Department.

Forensic use of x-ray diffraction for the identification of geologic trace evidence. November 29th, 2005, Western New York American Chemical Society Section.

Bergslien, E.T. (2005) Forensic geology: an uncommon approach to rocks, minerals and maps, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 37 (7).
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Bergslien, E.T. (2005) Farmersville Landfill Saga: Geoscience and the Law, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 37 (7).
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