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Dr. Andrew Kozlowski

Curator of Quaternary Landscape Materials
518-486-2012

B.S. Geology, minor in Geography (1995, SUNY Cortland)
M. S. Geoscience Hydrogeology (1998, Western Michigan University)
PhD. Geoscience emphasis: Glacial Geology & Geologic Mapping  (2004, Western Michigan University)

My research focuses on geologic mapping of sediments deposited and landforms created during the Pleistocene epoch (2.6 million - 11,700 years ago), the most recent time that episodes of global cooling, or ice ages, took place. Much of the world's temperate zones were alternately covered by glaciers during cool periods and uncovered during the warmer interglacial periods when the glaciers retreated.

I utilize field mapping, exploratory drilling and coring, geophysical methods and age dating (geochronology) to better understanding of three-dimensional geologic frameworks of glacial deposits and reconstruct former positions and locations of glaciers in New York State. It is my long term research goal to provide better understanding and resolution of glacial stratigraphy and glacial chronology in New York State and the Great Lakes Region.

My work directing the geologic mapping program in the State Museum and Quaternary research helps to address societal and land use issues for example geologic hazards such as landslides, water quality & resources, and aggregate resources, etc. most of which are the direct result of repeated glaciations.

Publications

2010
2009
Kehew, A.E., Lord, M.L., Kozlowski, A.L., Fisher, T.G., 2009. Proglacial Megaflooding Along the Margins of the Laurentide Ice Sheet, in: Burr, M., Carling, P.A., Baker, V.R. (Eds.), Megaflooding On Earth And Mars. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England, pp. 104-127.
2008
Duskin, P., Pullammanappallil, S., Kozlowski, A.L., 2008. Shear Wave Testing for Soil Loss Over Culverts. Journal of National Council on Highway Geophysics.
Miller, N.G., 2008. The Cohoes Mastodon and Younger Dryas in Eastern New York, Glacial Geology of the Northern Hudson Through Southern Champlain lowlands. Guidebook to Field Trips. Glens Falls, New York.
2007
Kehew, A.E., Lord, M.L., Kozlowski, A.L., 2007. Glacifluvial Landforms of Erosion, in: Elias, S.A. (Ed.), Encyclopedia Of Quaternary Science. Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 818-831.
Kehew, A.E., Kozlowski, A.L., 2007. Tunnel Channels of the Saginaw Lobe, Michigan, USA, in: Johansson, P., Sarala, P. (Eds.), Applied Quaternary Research In The Central Part Of Glaciated Terrain. Geological Survey of Finland, pp. 69-78.
Kozlowski, A.L., 2007. Searching Old Ground with New Methods. Legacy: The Magazine of the New York State Museum 3, 7.