Ver Straeten (Ph.D.,1996, University
York State Museum
Center for Stratigraphy and Paleontology
New York State Museum
Albany, NY 12230
Present Research Projects:
synthesis of Pragian-Eifelian (upper Lower and lower Middle Devonian)
strata, Appalachian Basin (NY, NJ, PA, MD, VA, WV, OH).
of Devonian terrestrial systems, Catskill Mountains, New York State.
study of geologic and paleontologic events, Lower and Middle Devonian,
York-Appalachian Basin and Central European successions.
geochemical (elemental/isotopic/coulometric), sedimentological, and
paleoecological analysis of ancient marine shales, Western New York;
examines sedimentary processes (e.g., sequence stratigraphic trends),
relationship of paleoenvironmental change and community-level faunal
and carbon burial during late stages of a greenhouse episode.
Conodont biostratigraphy of poorly documented
intervals, Lower and Middle Devonian Appalachian Basin, New York.
K-bentonites and Geochronology, eastern North America.
and documentation of a tropical Middle Devonian brachiopod-dominated
fauna ("Variatrypa arctica fauna").
Graduate students supervised by Dr. Ver
Straeten at the University at Albany
Ver Straeten, C.A., 2001,
Event and sequence stratigraphy and a new
synthesis of the Lower to Middle Devonian, eastern Pennsylvania and
areas: in Inners, J.D., and Fleeger,
G.M., eds., 66th Annual Field Conference of Pennsylvania
Delaware Water Gap, p. 35-53.
Ver Straeten, C.A., 2001. The Schoharie Formation in
Pennsylvania: in Inners, J.D., and
Fleeger, G.M., eds., 66th Annual Field Conference of
Geologists, Delaware Water Gap, p. 54-60.
Ver Straeten, C.A., and Brett,
C.E., 2000, Bulge Migration and
Pinnacle Reef Development, Devonian Appalachian Foreland Basin: J.
Geol., 108, p. 339-352.
Brett, C.E., Ver Straeten,
C.A., and Baird, G.C., 2000, Anatomy of a composite sequence boundary:
Silurian-Devonian contact in Western New York State: New York State
Association, 72nd Annual Meeting, Field Trip Guidebook.
Baird, G.C., Brett, C.E., and
Ver Straeten, C.A., 2000, Facies and fossils of the lower Hamilton
(Middle Devonian) in the Livingston County-Onondaga County Region: New
State Geological Association, 72nd Annual Meeting, Field
Murphy, A.E., Sageman, B.B., Ver
Straeten, C.A., and Hollander, D.J., 2000, Organic carbon burial and
dynamics in the Appalachian basin during the Devonian
greenhouse: An integrated paleoecological/biogeochemical approach: in Huber, B.T., MacLeod, K.G., and Wing,
S.L., eds., Warm Climates in Earth
History, Cambridge University Press, New
York, p. 351-385.
Baird, G.C., Brett, C.E., and Ver
Straeten, C.A., 1999, The first great Devonian flooding episodes in
New York: Reexamination of Union Springs, Oatka Creek, and Skaneateles
Formation successions (upper Eifelian to lower Givetian) in the
Lake region: in Lash, G.G., ed., New
York State Geological Association, 71st Annual Meeting Guidebook, p.
Tucker, R.D., Bradley, D.C., Ver Straeten, C.A.,
Harris, A.G., Ebert, J.R., and McCutcheon, S.R., 1998, New U-Pb ages
duration and division of Devonian time: Earth and Planetary Science Letters,
158, p. 175-186.
Brett, C.E., and Ver
Straeten, C.A., eds., 1997, Devonian cyclicity and sequence
New York State: Subcommission on Devonian Stratigraphy (International
Geological Sciences Commission on Stratigraphy), Field Trip Guidebook
Meeting, Rochester, NY, July 20-29, 1997, 369 p.
Ver Straeten, C.A., and Brett,
C.A., 1995, Lower and Middle Devonian
foreland basin fill in the Catskill Front: Stratigraphic synthesis,
stratigraphy, and the Acadian Orogeny: in
Garver, J.I., and Smith J.A., eds., New York State Geological
Annual Meeting Guidebook, p. 313-356.
Ver Straeten, C.A., 1994, Microstratigraphy and depositional
environments of a Middle Devonian foreland basin: Berne and Otsego
Mount Marion Formation, eastern New York State: in
Landing, E., ed., Studies in Stratigraphy and Paleontology in
Honor of Donald W. Fisher, New York State Museum Bulletin 481, p.
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