Devonian Geology

Roughly forty percent of New York State is underlain by Devonian rocks. Project research ranges across a broad spectrum of geologic problems including sequence stratigraphy, tectonics, and sedimentation, sedimentary basins, high-resolution event and cyclic stratigraphy, and both marine and terrestrial systems. A chief research interest is K-bentonites (ancient volcanic ash layers), and the full range of processes involved in their sedimentology and stratinomic (preservational) history.

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Devonian of New York
Published December 11, 2023 | Devonian Geology


The Devonian Period occurred between 419.2 million and 358.9 million years ago. Devonian-age rocks in New York State have been utilized by geologists, paleontologists, and educators to study the development of life, understand geological processes, and teach about the history of the...