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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 2015

51-150

Environmental Geology

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51-302

Seminar in Geology

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51-320

Geomorphology

Fall 2014

51-335/535

Glacial Geology

Fall 2015

51-360-301

Spring Field Trip

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My Class and Office Hour Schedule for Fall Semester, 2014:
 

HOUR

MONDAY 

TUESDAY 

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY 

FRIDAY 

8:00

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320 lecture

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320 lecture

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9:10

Office hour

320 lab

Office hour

320 lab

Office hour

10:20

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Office hour

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Office hour

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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:

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, Deglaciation and postglacial 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., 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.

Alessi, Timothy, Mode, W. N., Hooyer, T. S., Clayton, Lee, and Attig, J. W., 2005, Sedimentary record of late glacial events in the Fox River lowland, east-central Wisconsin:  Geological Society of America, 2005 Abstracts with Programs, v. 37, no. 5, p. 14.

Attig, J. W., Hooyer, T. S., Mode, W. N., and Clayton, Lee, and  2005, Glacial lakes Wisconsin and Oshkosh -- two very different ice-marginal late-glacial lakes in Wisconsin:  Geological Society of America, 2005 Abstracts with Programs, v. 37, no. 5, p. 22.

Mickelson, D. M., Hooyer, T. S., Socha, B. J., Maher, L. J., Clayton, Lee, Winguth, C., Attig, J. W., and Mode, W. N., 2005, Glacial advance, retreat, and the record of late glacial climate change in northeastern Wisconsin:  Geological Society of America, 2005 Abstracts with Programs, v. 37, no. 5, p. 92.

Fischer-Guex, L. J., Mode, W. N., and Pillsbury, R. W., 2005, A diatom-based paleolimnological study of Rush Lake, Wisconsin:  Geological Society of America, 2005 Abstracts with Programs, v. 37, no. 5, p. 95.

Hooyer, T. S., Schoephoester, P., Mode, W. N., Clayton, Lee, and Attig, J. W., 2004, Glacial outburst floods from proglacial lakes in Wisconsin:  Geological Society of America, 2004 Abstracts with Programs, v. 36, no. 5, p. 281.

Hooyer, T. S., Mode, W. N., Forman, S. L., Attig, J. W., and Clayton, Lee, 2003, Assessing the deglacial chronology of the Green Bay Lobe:  evidence from glacial Lake Oshkosh:  Geological Society of America, 2003 Abstracts with Programs, v. 35, no. 7, p. 109.

Mode, W.  N., Hooyer, T.  S., Attig, J.  W., Clayton, Lee., and Kostka, S.  J.*, 2003, Late Wisconsin stratigraphy of the glacial lake Oshkosh basin, Wisconsin:  Geological Society of America, 2003 Abstracts with Programs, v. 35, no. 2, p. 60. (*undergraduate)

Hooyer, T.  S., Clayton, Lee, Attig, J.  W., and Mode, W.  N., 2003, History of the glacial Lake Oshkosh basin, Wisconsin:  Geological Society of America, 2003 Abstracts with Programs, v. 35, no.  2, p. 60.

Alessi, T.*, Baker, G.  S.  Ham, N., Goetz-Ensminger, S.  L., Trople, D., and Mode, W.  N., 2003, Vegetative succession of forested glacial ice at the Matanuska Glacier, Alaska:  Geological Society of America, 2003 Abstracts with Programs, v. 35, no. 2, p. 46 (*undergraduate).

Snyder, J. A., Forman, S. L., Tarasov, G. A., Khasenkaev, V. B., Mode, W. N., Muzikar, P. F., 2002, Late Pleistocene glaciation of Kanin Peninsula, Russia:  field observations and preliminary surface exposure dating (abstract):  Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 34, no. 6, p. 549..

 
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