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Dr. Charles Ver Straeten

Curator of Sedimentary Rocks
518-486-2004

My focus is on Devonian Period Sedimentation and Stratigraphy, including sea level history, mountain building and sedimentation, paleoecology, and Devonian volcanic ash layers. In addition, I also study the deposition and preservation of volcanic ash layers in shallow seas and lakes through time.

Publications

2016

Brocke, R., Fatka, O., Lindemann, R.H., Schindler, E., Ver Straeten, C.A., 2016. Palynology, dacryoconarids and the lower Eifelian (Middle Devonian) Basal Chotec Event: case studies from the Prague and Appalachian basins, in: Becker, R.T., Königshof, P., Brett, C. (Eds.), Devonian Climate, Sea Level And Evolutionary Events. Presented at the Feb-09-2016, The Geological Society of London, London, England, pp. 123-169. doi:10.1144/SP423.8

2015

Ver Straeten, C.A., 2015. On a Winter's Night, All the Ice Came Down (1916). Friends of Thatcher State Park 19, 1.

2014

2013

Ver Straeten, C.A., 2013. Beneath It All: Bedrock Geology of the Catskill Mountains and Implications of its Weathering. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1298, 1-29. doi:10.1111/nyas.12221

2012

Ver Straeten, C.A., 2012. The Collapse of 'Chimney Rock'--The Cliffs in Action at Thatcher Park. Friends of Thacher and Thompsons Lake State Parks Newsletter 16, 1.

2011