Dr. Charles Ver Straeten
Curator of Sedimentary Rocks
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.
Leptaenella Ventricosa (Hall, 1857) from the Middle Early Devonian (Pragian) of New York and Eastern North America and a Redescription of the Brachiopod Genus Leptaenella Frederiks, 1918, in: , Fossil Record 8. New Mexico Museum of Natural History, Albuqueque, pp. 85-99., 2022.
Arc-to-craton: Devonian air-fall tephras in the eastern United States, in: , 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), 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, 2020.
Mid-Devonian Archaeopteris Roots Signal Revolutionary Change in Earliest Fossil Forests. Current Biology 30, 421-431.e2. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2019.11.067, 2020.
Shallow-water onlap model for the deposition of Devonian black shales in New York, USA: COMMENT. Geology 47, e495. doi:10.1130/G46928C.1, 2019.
Iron-rich Sedimentary Deposits of NewYork: An Overview, in: , Iron In New York. The University of the State of New York, Albany, New York, pp. 59-78., 2018.
Evaluation of John Boyd Thacher Park, Albany County, New York, For its Merit in Meeting National Criteria as a National Natural Landmark, Final Report. Submitted to the National Park Service. Massachusetts Geological Survey., 2018.
The Marcellus Subgroup in the Type Area, Central New York State . Stratigraphy 13, 155-162., 2017.
Palynology, dacryoconarids and the lower Eifelian (Middle Devonian) Basal Chotec Event: case studies from the Prague and Appalachian basins, in: , 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, 2016.
On a Winter's Night, All the Ice Came Down (1916). Friends of Thatcher State Park 19, 1., 2015.
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