Earth & Environmental Science
CSN Foundation Grant Program; Faculty Competition (GR05392 - 2018/19): $7,000. Student hands-on-training using trace element scavenging at the sediment-poor water interface in surficial sediments of an arid region of southern Nevada, USA.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Space Grant College and Fellowship Training Program Cooperative Agreement (# NNX15A- I02H - 2018-2019): $44,948. Faculty Competition-RI. Trace element scavenging at the sediment-poor water interface in surficial sediments of an arid region of southern Nevada, USA.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA ) Space Grant Consortium Higher Education, Hands - on – Training grant, 2018/19 (#NNX15AI02H): $50,000. Subsurface Evidence for Postglacial Holocene and Pluvial Lakes at Eldorado Dry Lake: Central Mojave Desert, Nevada, USA.
NASA Research Infrastructure Project Grant (NNX15AI02H - 2016-2017): $28,000. Identification of Air Pollution in Meteoric Waters and its Distribution across the Las Vegas Valley, Nevada (USA).
Conference Presentation: Collumb, CJ, D Ferrari, L Guerrissi, AC Hudson, J. LaFranco, A Lopez-Santiago, C Schroeder, DB Sims, J Stordock, R Taggart, 2018. Identification of air pollution in meteoric waters and their distribution across the Las Vegas Valley, Nevada (USA). April 21, 2018, Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science annual conference. [Poster] p. 16
NASA-CoP Grant (NNX14Q94A): $350,000 (Spr. 2014 – Spr. 2017). Provided funding for students at the College of Southern Nevada for hands-on-training during experiential learning. Mentoring students in groups on field and laboratory research, and conference presentations and academic publications.
Sims, DB, AC Hudson, CJ Collumb, DJ Walton, 2019. Uptake of Trace Elements in Leaves of the Larrea tridentata in desert washes in an Arid Environment. Environments 6(6): 1-15
Sims, DB, H Porter, JH Park, WG Spaulding, V Hodge, AC Hudson, 2017. Buellia dispersa (Lichens) Used as Bio-Indicators for Air Pollution Transport: A Case Study within the Las Vegas Valley, Nevada (USA). Environments 4(4):1-19.
Sims, DB, WG Spaulding, 2017. Shallow Subsurface Evidence for Postglacial Holocene Lakes at Ivanpah Dry Lake: An Alternative Energy Development Site in the Central Mojave Desert, California, USA. Journal of Geography and Geology 9(1): 1-24.
Sims, DB, A Hudson, J Keller, KI Vatalis, K Modis, 2017. Trace Element Scavenging in Dry Wash Surficial Sediments in an Arid Region of Southern Nevada, USA. Mine, Water and the Environment. 36(1): 124-132.
Sims, DB, C Collumb, VF. Hodge, KI Vatalis, V George, 2015. Larrea Tridentata Uptake of Trace Metals in Mine Tailings of an Arid Region. International Journal of Plant & Soil Science, 9(5).
Sims, DB, and J Keller, 2014. Risk associated with redevelopment of abandoned mining sites in hyperarid climates: A Laboratory Experiment and Discussion. Mine, Water and the Environment, 33(4).
Spaulding, WG, DB Sims, 2018. A glance to the east: Lake Ivanpah —an isolated southern Great Basin paleolake. April 21, 2018: The 32th Annual Desert Symposium. [Oral] p. 121
Sims, DB, Spaulding, WG, 2018. Evidence of Post-Glacial and Pluvial Lakes in Ivanpah Valley. Spring 2018 Seminar Series. April 11, 2018. Invited by Dr. Stephen Rowland, UNLV Professor of Geoscience. [Oral]
Sims, DB, WG Spaulding. Evidence for Post-Glacial Lakes in the Ivanpah Basin, NV and CA. April 15, 2016, The 30th Annual Desert Symposium. [Oral] p. 135
Sims, DB, WG Spaulding. Post-Glacial Lakes in the Ivanpah Valley, Nevada and California. April 16, 2016, Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science annual conference. [Oral]
Fauber, M, J Garcia, V Hodge, CM Linares, JH Park, H Porter, DB Sims, (2016) Preliminary data on tracking air pollution in the Las Vegas Valley using Lichen as ground markers. April 16, 2016, Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science annual conference. [Poster]
Dhalai, A, M Garner, R Gullickson, Sims DB, D Trujillo, (2016) Evaluation of metals in underarm cosmetics and tooth paste as it relates to human exposure. Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science annual conference, April 16, 2016. [Poster]
Curiel, N, M Fauber, J Garcia, C Linares, Y Martinez, C Santos, S Savoia, DB Sims, N Williams. Preliminary Data on the Paleoclimatic Changes of Ivanpah Dry Lake California using Chemical Evidence of Obliterated Shorelines. Nevada NASA EPSCoR and Space Grant Consortium Annual Meeting; Las Vegas, NV. April 30 – May 1, 2015. [Poster]
Sims, DB and GK Gillmore, (2015). Preliminary Investigation into Paleoclimatic Changes at Ivanpah Dry Lake California using Chemical Evidence of Obliterated Shorelines. April, The 29th Annual Desert Symposium, p 333. [Poster]
Sims, DB, AC Hudson, JE. Keller, KI Vatalis, K Modis and PS Hooda, (2015). Trace Elements Transport and associated Desert Varnish in a Dry Ephemeral Wash Containing Former Metal Mining. April, Desert Symposium, p 333. [Oral]