B. Brandon Curry
- Ph.D. Geology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1995
- M.S. Geology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1984
- B.A. Geology, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1980
- Glacial stratigraphy and environmental geology
- Paleohydrology, Paleolimnology, ostracodes
- History and paleoenvironments of the last deglaciation
- Paleohydrology, paleovegetation, and paleoclimate since the last glaciation in northeastern Illinois
- Ice-walled lake deposits; age and environments
Curry, B.B., 2017, Paleosols, in (D. Richardson, N. Castree, M.F. Goodchild, A. Kobayashi, W. Liu, and R.A. Marston, editors) The International Encyclopedia of Geography, John Wiley & Sons. DOI:10.1002/9781118786352.wbieg0748
Smith, A.J., Ito, E., Curry, B.B., and DeDeckker, P., 2017, The contribution of Richard M. Forester to the knowledge of the paleohydrologic and paleoclimatic significance of Cenozoic non-marine Ostracoda, Hydrobiologia 786:1–4. DOI 10.1007/s10750-016-2963-8
Curry, B. B., Henne, P. D., Mezquita-Joanes, F., Marrone, F., Pieri, V., La Mantia, T., Calo, C. and Tinner, W., 2016, Holocene paleoclimate inferred from salinity histories of adjacent lakes in southwestern Sicily (Italy), Quaternary Science Reviews 150: 67–83.
Caron, O. J., and Curry, B. B., 2016, The Quaternary Geology of the Southern Metropolitan Area: The Chicago Outlet, Morainic Systems, Glacial Chronology, and Kankakee Torrent, Illinois State Geological Survey Guidebook 43, pp. 3–27.
Curry, B. B. (editor), 2015, Deglacial History and Paleoenvironments of Northeastern Illinois, 54th Midwest Friends of the Pleistocene Field Conference, May 16-18, 2008, DeKalb, Illinois, Illinois State Geological Survey Guidebook 40, 175 p.
Curry, B., Hajic, E., Befus, K., Clark, J. Carrell, J., and Brown, S., 2014, The Kankakee Torrent and other large meltwater flooding events during the last deglaciation, Illinois, USA, Quaternary Science Reviews 90:22–36.
Calò, C.; Henne, P. D., Curry, B., Magny, M., Vescovi; E., La Mantia, T., Pasta; S., Vannière, B. and Tinner, W., 2012, Spatio-temporal patterns of Holocene vegetation change in southern Sicily, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 323-325:110-122.
Curry, B. B., Delorme, L. D., Smith, A. J., Palmer, D. F. and Stiff, B. J., 2012, The biogeography and physicochemical characteristics of aquatic habitats of freshwater ostracodes in Canada and the United States, In: Horne, D.J., Holmes, J.A., Rodriguez-Lazaro, J. & Viehberg, F. (Eds.), Ostracoda as proxies for Quaternary Climate Change. Developments in Quaternary Science, Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 85-115.
Forester, R.M., A.J. Smith, D.F. Palmer, and B.B. Curry, 2006. North American Non-Marine Ostracode Database "NANODe", Version 1, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA.
Curry, B.B., Grimley, D.A., Miao, X, Stumpf, A., Thomason, J. and Wang, H., 2014-2015, Matching Research Awards Program (ISGS; UIUC), ”Fluctuating glacial margins and periglacial sedimentary environments at the onset of the last deglaciation; a focus on timing, palaeoenvironments, and possible relationship with sea level rise at 19 ka. Amount: $29,900.
Participant: Geoinformatics (NSF): Collaborative Research: Neotoma Paleoecology Database, Pliocene-Quaternary, PIs Eric Grimm, Stephen Jackson, Robert Thompson, Alison Smith, and Donald Charles, August 31, 2010 to June 30, 2014. Amount $661,143.
Geoinformatics (NSF), Collaborative Research: Neotoma Paleoecology Database, Community-led Cyberinfrastructure for Global Change Research: PIs John Williams, Simon Goring, Alan Ashworth, Eric Grimm, Brandon Curry, and 39 others, start date 01-01-2016. Amount $353,394.
Olson, S., Curry, B., Morales-Vélez, A.C., Rutherford, C., in review, Collaborative Research: Calcareous sands subjected to cyclic loads: role of increasing particle damage and link to particle composition. 05/01/2017 - 04/30/2020, NSF- Geotechnical Engineering and Materials, $264,856.00.
Curry, B.B., and Bruegger, A.R., 2015, Surficial Geology of Sag Bridge Quadrangle, Cook, Will, and Du Page counties, Illinois, submitted to USGS, 08-31, 1:24,000. Two sheets.
Curry, B.B., and Bruegger, A.R., 2014, Surficial Geology of Illiana Heights, Kankakee County, Illinois, Illinois Geological Quadrangle Map, IGQ – Illiana Heights-SG, 1:24,000. Two sheets.
Curry, B.B., Grimley, D. A., and Bruegger, A. R., 2013, Surficial Geology of Kane County, Illinois, Illinois State Geological Survey, 1:62,500. Three sheets.
Curry, B.B., 2017, Three-dimensional geology below the Chicago Loop, Association of Engineering Geologists monthly meeting, February 22.
Curry, B. B. and Anderson, A. C., 2016, Full-glacial temperatures based on ostracode analogs (species and assemblages) from two Midwestern sites, American Quaternary Association Biennial Meeting, Santa Fe Visitors Center, Abstracts, p. 24.
Curry, B., Loope, H. M., Lowell, T. V.; Wang, H., Thomason, J., Caron, O., J., 2016, Recent changes to the time-distance diagram of the Lake Michigan lobe (Michigan Subepisode, Wisconsin Episode), Geological Society of America, 50th Annual Meeting of the North-Central Section. Geological Society of America Program 48 (5): p. 16.