Ver Straeten (Ph.D.,1996, University
[*Please note that this is not a current
appointment at the University at Albany, since the closure of
the Geological Sciences Program]
Center for Stratigraphy and Paleontology
New York State Museum
Albany, NY 12230
synthesis of Pragian-Eifelian (upper Lower and lower Middle
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
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
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
Selected Publications: see his NYS
Geological Sciences faculty list
Geological Sciences index page