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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

2020
Ver Straeten, C.A., Over, D.J., Baird, G.C., 2020. Arc-to-craton: Devonian air-fall tephras in the eastern United States, in: Avary, K.L., Hassen, K.O., Diecchio, R.J. (Eds.), The Appalachian Geology Of John M. Dennison: Rocks, People, And A Few Good Restaurants Along The Way. Geological Society of America, Boulder, Colorado, pp. 35-54. doi:10.1130/2020.2545(03)
He, R., Lu, W., Junium, C.K., Ver Straeten, C.A., Lu, Z., 2020. Paleo-redox context of the Mid-Devonian Appalachian Basin and its relevance to biocrises. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 287, 328-340. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2019.12.019
2019
2018
Ver Straeten, C.A., 2018. Iron-rich Sedimentary Deposits of NewYork: An Overview, in: Pickands, M. (Ed.), Iron In New York. The University of the State of New York, Albany, New York, pp. 59-78.
2017
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.