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Staff :: Dr. Charles A. Ver Straeten

Name:
Ver Straeten, Dr. Charles A. Ver Straeten, Dr. Charles A.
Title:
Curator of Sedimentary Geology
Phone:
(518) 486-2004
E-Mail:
cverstra@mail.nysed.gov
Specialties:
Devonian Period Sedimentation and Stratigraphy, including sea level history, mountain building and sedimentation, paleoecology and Devonian volcanic ash layers. And the deposition and preservation of volcanic ash layers in shallow seas and lakes through time.
Departments:
Research & Collections :: Collections :: Geology
Research & Collections :: Research :: Geology
Research & Collections :: Research :: Geology :: NYS Geological Survey


Publications(Click to Expand):
 
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van Iten, H., Tollerton, Jr., V. P., Ver Straeten, C. A., Leme, J. DM, Simos, M. G., and Rodrigues, S. C. 2013. Life Mode of In Situ Conularia in a Middle Devonian Epibole. Palaeontology 56(1):29-48.

Ver Straeten, C. A., Baird, G. C., Karabinos, P., Samson, S., and Brett, C. E. 2012. Silicic Appalachian magmatism during the Ordovician and Devonian: Perspectives from the Foreland Basin, and the Hinterland. New York State Geological Association, Annual Meeting Guidebook 84:A7-1 - A7-59.

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(4):1.

Ver Straeten, C. A., Brett, C. E., and Sageman, B. B. 2011. Mudrock Sequence Stratigraphy: A Multi-proxy (Sedimentological, Paleobiological, Geochemical) Approach, Devonian Appalachian Basin. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 304:54-73.

Brett, C. E., Baird, G. C., Bartholomew, A. J., DeSantis, M. K., and Ver Straeten, C. A. 2011. Sequence Stratigraphy and a Revised Sea-level Curve for the Middle Devonian of Eastern North America. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 304:21-53.

Ver Straeten, C. A. 2009. Berne Earthquakes. Friends of Thacher and Thompsons Lake State Parks Newsletter (November):1.

Ver Straeten, C. A. 2009. Devonian T-R cycle IB: the 'Lumping' of Emsian Sea Level History. Palaeontographica Americana 63:33-48.

Ver Straeten, C. 2007. Rock of Deep Ages. Legacy: The Magazine of the New York State Museum 3(1):10-11.

Ver Straeten, C.A., and Brett, C.E. 2006. Pragian to Eifelian Strata (Mid Lower to Lower Middle Devonian), Northern Appalachian Basin -- A Stratigraphic Revision. Northeastern Geology 28:80-95.

Ver Straeten, C. 2004. Sprout Brook K-bentonites: New Interval of Devonian (Early Emsian?) K-bentonites in Eastern North America. Northeastern Geology and Environmental Science 26:298-305.

Ver Straeten, C. 2004. Volcanism in Eastern North America: A "Deep Time" Perspective. Members Update 15(1):7-8.

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Ver Straeten, C. A., E. Stander, and T. D. Engel. 2013. Bedrock Geology of the Altamont Quadrangle, Albany and Schenectady Counties, New York. New York State Museum Map & Chart 62. The University of the State of New York, Albany, New York.

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Ver Straeten, C. A. 2010. Lessons from the Foreland Basin: Northern Appalachian Basin Perspectives on the Acadian Orogeny. In From Rodinia to Pangea: The Lithotectonic Record of the Appalachian Region. Memoir 206, edited by R. P. Tollo, M. J. Bartholomew, J. P. Hibbard, and P. M. Karabinos, pp. 251-282. Geological Society of America, Boulder, Colorado.

Ver Straeten, C.A. 2007. Basinwide Stratigraphic Synthesis and Sequence Stratigraphy, Upper Pragian, Emsian and Eifelian Stages (Lower to Middle Devonian), Appalachian Basin. In Devonian Events and Correlations. Special Publications 278, edited by R.T. Becker, and W.T. Kirchgasser, pp. 39-81. The Geological Society of London.

DeSantis, M.K., R.T. Brett, and C.A. Ver Straeten. 2007. Persistent Depositional Sequences and Bioevents in the Eifelian (Early Middle Devonian) of Eastern Laurentia: North American Evidence of the Kacak Events?. In Devonian Events and Correlations. Speical Publications 278, edited by R.T. Becker, and W.T. Kirchgasser, pp. 83-104. Geological Society, London, London, England.

Murphy, A. E., B. B. Sageman, C. A. Ver Straeten, and D. J. Hollander. 2000. Organic Carbon Burial and Faunal Dynamics in the Appalachian Basin during the Devonian (Givetian-Famennian) Greenhouse: An Integrated Paleoecological/Biogeochemical Approach. In Warm Climates in Earth History, edited by B.T. Huber, K. G MacLeod, and S. L. Wing, pp. 351-385. Cambridge University Press, New York, New York.

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Ver Straeten, C. A. 2009. The Classic Devonian of the Catskill Front: A Foreland Basin Record of Acadian Orogenesis. In 81st Annual Meeting Guidebook, edited by F. Vollmer, pp. 7-1 to 7-54. Report prepared for New York State Geological Association, Albany, New York.

Bartholomew, A. J., T. J. Schramm, C. A. Ver Straeten, and D. J. Over. 2009. Refining the Timing of Faunal Turnover in the Middle Devonian Appalachian Basin: Paleoecological Analysis of the Earliest Hamilton Fauna and a Revision of the Base of the Givetian Stage in Eastern North America. In New York State Geological Association, 81st Annual Meeting Guidebook, edited by F. W. Vollmer, pp. 200-225. Report prepared for New York State Geological Association, Albany, New York.

Ver Straeten, C.A., J.R. Ebert, L.J. Bartholomew, L.J. Benedict, D.K. Matterson, and G.H. Shaw. 2005. Devonian Stratigraphy and K-bentonites in the Cherry Valley-Schoharie Valley Region. In Fieldtrip Guidebook, edited by D.T. Rodbell, pp. D-1 to D-57. Report prepared for Northeastern Section meeting of the Geological Society of America.

Ver Straeten, C.A. 2001. Event and Sequence Stratigraphy and a New Synthesis of the Lower to Middle Devonian, Eastern Pennsylvania and Adjacent Areas. In Delaware Water Gap, edited by J.D. Inners, and G.M. Fleeger, pp. 35-53. Report prepared for 66th Annual Field Conference of Pennsylvania Geologists.

Inners, J.D., and C.A. Ver Straeten. 2001. Riccobono's 'Quarry in the Schoharie': Stratigraphy, Operations and Mass Movement. In Delaware Water Gap, edited by J.D. Inners, and G.M. Fleeger, pp. 61-67. Report prepared for 66th Annual Field Conference of Pennsylvania Geologists.

Ver Straeten, C.A., J.D. Inners, and J.B. Epstein. 2001. Stop 7. East Stroudsburg Railroad Cut: Schoharie Formation and Onondaga Limestone - Stratigraphy and Structure. In Delaware Water Gap, edited by J.D. Inners, and G.M. Fleeger, pp. 219-230. Report prepared for 66th Annual Field Conference of Pennsylvania Geologists.

Ver Straeten, C.A., D.H. Monteverde, and J.D. Inners. 2001. Stop 8. Fairway and U.S. 209 Shale Pit: Upper Onondaga Limestone, Union Springs Formation, and Basal Union Springs Decollement. In Delaware Water Gap, edited by J.D. Inners, and G.M. Fleeger, pp. 232-243. Report prepared for 66th Annual Field Conference of Pennsylvania Geologists.

Ver Straeten, C.A. 2001. The Schoharie Formation in Eastern Pennsylvania. In Delaware Water Gap, edited by J.D. Inners, and G.M. Fleeger, pp. 54-60. Report prepared for 66th Annual Field Conference of Pennsylvania Geologists.

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Ver Straeten, C. A., G. Baird, C. Brett, G. Lash, J. Over, C. Karaca, T. Jordan, and R. Blood 2011 The Marcellus Subgroup in its Type Area, Finger Lakes Area of New York, and Beyond. Report prepared for New York State Geological Association, Albany, New York.

Brett, C.E., C.A. Ver Straeten, and G.C. Baird 2000 Anatomy of a Composite Sequence Boundary: The Silurian-Devonian Contact in Western New York State. Report prepared for New York State Geological Association, 72nd Annual Meeting, Field Trip Guidebook.

Cadwell, D. H., W. M. Kelly, and C. A. Ver Straeten 2000 Down Below and Long Ago: Geology of Secret Caverns and Fossil Collecting, Schoharie County, New York. Report prepared for New York State Museum, Albany, New York.

Baird, G.C., C.E. Brett, and C.A. Ver Straeten 2000 Facies and Fossils of the Lower Hamilton Group (Middle Devonian) in the Livingston County-Onondaga County Region. Report prepared for New York State Geological Association, 72nd Annual Meeting, Field Trip Guidebook.

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