Daren McGregor


Department of Earth Sciences

204 Heroy GL

Email: damcgreg@syr.edu

Daren's CV




Masters Student Earth Sciences
Advisor: Linda Ivany

Research Interests

Image of Daren in Svalbard


I am broadly interested in just about all aspects of geology, ranging from academic to applied disciplines. Folds, faults, fossils, I like all of it!


Currently, I am in the process of formulating my M.S. research project, which will ideally combine paleobiologic and paleoecologic analysis on a specific invertebrate taxon.  I am most enthralled by sclerochronology and sclerochemistry, or the application of geochemical techniques and morphology analysis of accretionary bivalves to study past environments, based on known proxy relationships. Potential M.S. projects included sclerochemical analyses of (1) Bathymodiolus, a deep-sea mussel genus, (2) Cretaceous oysters, or (3) some local Devonian brachiopods.

Image of the detailed areas of studey on a hand sample


Past research projects of mine have included a 2011 NSF REU with UMass-Amherst that traveled to Svalbard, Norway to study sedimentological responses to climate change in an Arctic setting, and a 2010 REU with UNC Wilmington that studied the fossil record of the Plio-Pleistocene molluscan extinctions.

Image of individual boxed fossil samples


 

Abstracts

FJORD-FLOOR SEDIMENTOLOGY AND GEOCHEMISTRY AT THE KRONEBREEN GLACIER, SVALBARD, NORWAY: APPLYING PALEOCLIMATIC TECHNIQUES IN A GLACIMARINE SETTING (2012)

http://instaar.colorado.edu/AW/abstract_details.php?abstract_id=10


STRONTIUM ISOTOPIC DATING OF THE WACCAMAW FORMATION AT ACME, NC, AND THE DUPLIN FORMATION AT TAR HEEL, NC: A PLIO-PLEISTOCENE RESEARCH PROGRESS REPORT (2011)

http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2011SE/finalprogram/abstract_184320.htm


LACK OF EVIDENCE FOR MOLLUSCAN GENUS-LEVEL DIVERSITY DECLINE ACROSS THE REPUTED MULTI-PHASED PLIO-PLEISTOCENE MASS EXTINCTION IN SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA? (2011)

http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2011SE/finalprogram/abstract_184312.htm


PALEONTOLOGIC ANALYSIS OF THE WACCAMAW FORMATION AT NEILS EDDY LANDING, ACME, NORTH CAROLINA (2010)

http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2010AM/finalprogram/abstract_180066.htm




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