LARRY L COATS portrait
  • Associate Professor (Lecturer), Sch Of Environ,Society&Sustain


  • Hart, Isaac & Brenner-Coltrain, J., Boomgarden, S., Brunelle, A., Coats, L., Metcalfe, D., and Lewis, M. (2020). Evidence for a winter-snowpack derived water source for the Fremont maize farmers of Range Creek Canyon, Utah. The Holocene. Vol. 31, 446-456. Published, 10/06/2020.
  • Emslie, S. D. & Coats, L., and Oleksy, E. (2014). Packrat middens and Holocene palaeohistory of Colorado piñon (Pinus edulis) in western Colorado. Journal of Biogeography. Vol. 42, 565-574. Published, 12/31/2014. 1 doi:10...
  • Rittenour, T. M. & Coats, L. L., and Metcalfe, D. ( (2014). Investigation of late and post-Fremont alluvial stratigraphy of Range Creek, east-central Utah: Use of OSL when radiocarbon fails. Quaternary International. Vol. 362, 63-76. Published, 12/21/2014.
  • Emslie, S. D. & Coats, L. (2013). Late Holocene climate change and the origin of the “Figurine Complex” in Grand Canyon, Arizona. Journal of Ethnobiology. Vol. 33, 170-179. Published, 10/21/2013.
  • Coats, L., Cole, K. L., and Mead, J. I. (2008) 50,000 years of vegetation and climate history on the Colorado Plateau, Utah and Arizona, USA. Quaternary Research 70, 322‐338. Published, 06/30/2008.
  • Emslie, S., Coats, L., and Licht, K. (2007) A 45,000‐year record of Adélie Penguins in the Ross Sea, Antarctica. Geology 35, 61‐64. Published, 01/01/2007.
  • Kaufman, D., Ager, T., Anderson, N., Anderson, P., Andrews, J., Bartlein, P., Brubaker, L., Coats, L., Cwynar, L., Duvall, M., Dyke, A., Edwards, M., Eisner, W., Gajewski, K., Geirsdóttir, A., Hu, F., Jennings, A., Kaplan, M., Kerwin, M., Lozhkin, A., MacDonald, G., Miller, G., Mock, C., Oswald, W., Otto-Bliesner, B., Porinchu, D., Rühland, K., Smol, J., Steig, E., and Wolfe, B. (2004). Holocene Thermal Maximum in the Western Arctic (0 - 180°W). Quaternary Science Reviews 23, 529-560. Published, 09/01/2004.
  • Mead, J. I., Coats, L. L., and Schubert, B. W. (2003). Late Pleistocene faunas from caves in the eastern Grand Canyon, Arizona. In Ice Age Cave Faunas of North America (B. Schubert, J. Mead, and R. Graham, eds.), Indiana University Press, Bloomington and Indianapolis, 299 pp. Published, 12/01/2003.
  • Emslie, S., Berkman, P., Ainley, D., Coats, L., and Polito, M. (2003). Late Holocene initiation of ice‐free ecosystems in the southern Ross Sea, Antarctica. Marine Ecology Progress Series 262, 19‐25. Published, 01/01/2003.
  • Emslie, S. D., Mead, J. I., and Coats, L. (1995). Split‐Twig Figurines in Grand Canyon, Arizona: New Discoveries and Interpretations. Kiva, Vol. 61, No. 2. Published, 06/01/1995.


  • The Distribution and Variety of High Elevation Sites in Range Creek Canyon, Utah. Society for American Archaeology 76th Annual Meeting, Sacramento, California, USA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/15/2011.
  • Middle Wisconsinan vegetation on the Colorado Plateau, Utah and Arizona, USA: Evidence for Glacial-Age Monsoons? XMI INQUA Congress Programs with Abstracts, Reno, Nevada, USA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/08/2003.
  • Late Pleistocene life on the Colorado Plateau: faunal and floral evidence from the national parks, Arizona and Utah. XMI INQUA Congress Programs with Abstracts, Reno, Nevada, USA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/07/2003.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Antarctica
    especially the Ross Sea region.
  • Northern America
    particularly the desert southwest.