Dr. Dennis O. Terry, Jr.

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General information:  I am an interdisciplinary geologist with emphases on terrestrial depositional environments, soil science and paleosols, paleoclimates, and paleoenvironments.  My primary interest is the study of paleosols and their applications and limitations to interpreting the rock record.  This has manifested itself as a very wide range of interests and research projects, including studies of asteroid impacts, sedimentology/stratigraphy, vertebrate taphonomy, and clastic sediments in karst systems.  The majority of my research to date has focussed on the Paleogene badlands of the White River Group of South Dakota and Nebraska.  These strata record the interaction of changing climate, sediment supply, and tectonics throughout the Paleogene, and thus represent a natural laboratory to investigate the concepts of paleopedology.  Check out (buy!!) my book for detailed information.  In addition to field work, my research incorporates a wide variety of analytical techniques, including petrography/petrology, XRD, ICP-MS, and SEM/EDX.  Please follow the links below to access additional information.  Send me an e-mail message if you have any questions.  Additional contact information is listed below.

Contact Information:

Dr. Dennis O. Terry, Jr.
Department of Geology
303 Beury Hall
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Ph: 215-204-8226
Fax: 215-204-3496
Email: doterry@unix.temple.edu

Disclaimer:  The views and opinions expressed on my pages do not necessarily represent those of the Department of Geology, or any other entity, within the Temple University System.  I claim no responsibility for material on outside web pages accessed via my links.

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