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., Bruegger, A. R., and Conroy, J. L., 2018, Highstands and overflow history of glacial Lake Chicago and downstream impacts on Gulf of Mexico δ18O values, Geology 46: 667-670, https://doi.org/10.1130/G40170.1
Curry, B. B., Lowell, T. V., Wang, H., and Anderson, A.C., 2018, Revised time-distance diagram for the Lake Michigan Lobe, Michigan Subepisode, Wisconsin Episode, Illinois, USA, in Kehew, A.E., and Curry, B. B., eds., Quaternary Glaciation of the Great Lakes Region: Process, Landforms, Sediments, and Chronology: Geological Society of America Special Paper 530, p. 69–101, https://doi:10.1130/2018.2530(04)
Nash, T. A., Conroy, J. L., Grimley, D. A., Guenther, W. R., and Curry, B. B., 2018, Episodic deposition of Illinois Valley Peoria Silt in association with Lake Michigan Lobe fluctuations during the Last Glacial Maximum, Quaternary Research 89: 739-755. https://doi:10.1017/qua.2017.66
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. https://doi:10.1002/9781118786352.wbieg0748
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.
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.
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.
Recent Grant Awards:
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, 01-01-2016 to 05-31-2019. Amount $353,394.
Schaetzl, R., Lowell, T., Yansa, C, Curry, B., and Lepper, K., Active award, Paleoenvironmental Implications of the Oldest MIS-2 Lake in Glaciated North America ─ “Intraglacial” Lake Roscommon, Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics, National Science Foundation. Amount 300,000. June 2018 – May 2020.
Caron, O. J., and Curry, B. B., 2019, Surficial Geology of Palos Park Quadrangle, Cook County, Illinois, Illinois State Geological Survey, USGS-STATEMAP contract report, 2 sheets, 1:24,000.
Caron, O. J., and Curry, B. B., 2018, Surficial Geology of Tinley Park Quadrangle, Cook and Will counties, Illinois, Illinois State Geological Survey, USGS-STATEMAP contract report, 2 sheets, 1:24,000.
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 Dorale, J. A., 2019, The Last Interglaciation and unique stature of MIS 4 in central North America, International Quaternary Association meeting, Dublin, Ireland.
Curry, B. B., Kohl, B., Miller, M., and Wood., G. D., 2019, From source to sink: glacially eroded, meltwater transported Tasmanites delivered from Illinois to the Gulf of Mexico during the last glacial maximum. Part II. Geological Society of America regional meeting, Manhattan, KS.