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William Mode 

Professor
Glacial/Quaternary/Environmental Geology
Mode@uwosh.edu
Mailing address
(920) 424-7004


Position: Professor


Specialties: Glacial and Quaternary Geology


Courses Taught:
 

Course Number

Course Name

Next Taught

Geology 110

Honors:  Geology

Spring 2016

51-150

Environmental Geology

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51-302

Seminar in Geology

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51-320

Geomorphology

Fall 2016

51-335/535

Glacial Geology

Fall 2015

51-360-301

Spring Field Trip

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My Class and Office Hour Schedule for Spring Semester, 2015:
 

HOUR

MONDAY 

TUESDAY 

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY 

FRIDAY 

8:00

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335 lecture

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335 lecture

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9:10

Office hour

335 lab

Office hour

335 lab

Office hour

10:20

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Office hour

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Office hour

11:30

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12:40

Meeting

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1:50

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Meeting

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Meeting

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3:00

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4:10

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Geoclub

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5:20

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Education:

Ph.D. 1980, University of Colorado, Boulder, Geology
M.S. 1976, University of Wisconsin Madison, Geology
M.S. 1976, University of Wisconsin Madison, Water Resources Management
A.B. 1973, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL, Geology

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Research Interests:

My research concerns Quaternary environmental change, focusing especially on the Arctic.  I have done field work in Alaska, Baffin Island, and the Kola and Kanin Peninsulas of Arctic Russia as well as Colorado and Wisconsin.  My work entails geomorphic and geologic mapping, facies analysis of measured stratigraphic sections, and pollen and macrofossil analysis of cores and surface samples.

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Selected publications:

Hooyer, T.S., Mode, W.N., Clayton, Lee, and Attig, J.W., 2015, Preliminary Quaternary Geology of Columbia, Green Lake, and Marquette Counties, Wisconsin: Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, Open-File Report WOFR2015-01, 1 plate, 1:100,000 scale map.

Mode, W. N., and Hooyer, T. S., 2014, Preliminary Quaternary geologic map Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin:  Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, Open File Report 2014-01, Scale 1:100,000. 1 plate.

Mickelson, D. M., Clayton, L., Baker, R. W., Mode, W. N., Schneider, A. F., and Syverson, K. M., 2011, Introduction: classification principles and summary of non-loess lithostratigraphic units, in Syverson, K. M., Clayton, L., Attig, J. W., and Mickelson, D. M., eds., Lexicon of Pleistocene stratigraphic units of Wisconsin: Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, Technical Report 1, p. 1-17.

Hooyer, T. S., and Mode, W. N., 2008, Quaternary geology of Winnebago County, Wisconsin:  Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, Bulletin 105, 41 p., with folded geologic map and cross sections (scale 1:100,000).

Hooyer, T. S., and Mode, W. N., 2007, Preliminary Quaternary geologic map of the northern Fox River lowland, Wisconsin:  Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, Open File Report 2007-05, Scale 1:100,000. 1 plate.

Hooyer, T. S., Mode, W. N., Clayton, Lee, and Attig, J. W., 2005, Preliminary Quaternary geologic map of  the southern Fox River lowland, Wisconsin:  Madison, Wisconsin, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, Open File Report 2005-03, Scale 1:100,000, 1 plate.

Snyder, J. A., MacDonald, G. M., Forman, S. L., Tarasov, G. A., and Mode, W. N., 2000, Postglacial climate and vegetation history, north-central Kola Peninsula, Russia:  pollen and diatom records from Lake Yarnyshnoe-3: Boreas, v. 29, p. 261-271.

Miller, G. H., Mode, W. N., Sauer, P. E., Wolfe, A. P., Bennike, O., Forman, S. L., Short, S. K., Stafford, Jr., T. W., and Williams, K. M., 1999, Stratified interglacial lacustrine sediments from Baffin Island, arctic Canada: chronology and paleoenvironmental implications:  Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 18, p. 789-810.

Snyder, J. A., Forman, S. A., Mode, W. N., and Tarasov, G. A., 1997, Postglacial relative sea-level history:  sediment and diatom records of emerged coastal lakes, north-central Kola Peninsula, Russia:  Boreas, v. 26 p. 329-346.

Jacobs, J. D., Headley, A. N., Maus, L. A., Mode, W. N., and Simms, . L., 1997, Climate and vegetation of the interior lowlands of southern Baffin Island:  long-term stability at the Low Arctic limit:  Arctic, v. 50, p. 167-177.

Mode, W. N., 1996, The terrestrial record of postglacial vegetation and climate from the arctic/subarctic of eastern Canada and west Greenland:  Geoscience Canada, v. 23, p. 213-216.

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Recent Abstracts:

Mode, W.N., and Hooyer, T.S., 2015, Pollen from glacial Lake Oshkosh, Wisconsin supports macrofossil evidence for Late Wisconsin vegetation history: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 47, no. 5, p. 50.

Mode, W. N., Sanderfoot, B., and Hooyer, T.S., 2013, Quaternary geologic map of Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 45, no. 4, p. 14.

Sanderfoot, B., Mode, W. N., and Hooyer, T. S., 2011, Chronology of late Wisconsin glacial lakes in Fond du Lac County, east-central Wisconsin: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 43, no. 5, p. 113.

Rosera, J. M., Mode, W. N., and Hooyer, T. S., 2010, Control of the distribution of glacial lake sediments by buried topography in east-central Wisconsin: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 42, no. 2, p. 65.

Mode, W. N.
, Edwards, C. J., Gertz, H. M., Hooyer, T. S., Panyushkina, I. P., Leavitt, S. W., Williams, J. W., Santiago, A., and Gill, J., 2009, Paleoenvironmental record from a late glacial to early Holocene beaver pond in east-central Wisconsin:  Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 41, no. 4, p. 63.

Hooyer, T. S., Mode, W. N., Mickelson, D. M., Attig, J. W., and Forman, S. L., 2009, The deglacial record and chronology of the Green Bay Lobe, Wisconsin:  Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 41, no. 4, p. 22.

Mode, W. N.
, Hooyer, T. S., Clayton, Lee, and Attig, J. W., 2007, Details of glacial Lake Oshkosh stratigraphy and history revealed through geologic mapping:  Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 39, no. 6, p. 162.

Attig, J. W., Clayton, L., Hooyer, T. S., and Mode, W. N., 2007, A bursting ice dam, a big flood, and sub-lake moraines the transition from glacial Lake Wisconsin to glacial Lake Oshkosh:  Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 39, no. 6, p. 81.

 
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