Associate Professor of Geology
- Ph. D., Geology, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2006.
- M.A., Geology, State University of New York at Binghamton, 2001.
- B.S., Geology, St. Lawrence University, 1998.
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Phone: (970) 351-2830
- Fax: (970) 351-4197
- Office: Ross Hall 3235H
- GEOL 100 General Geology
- GEOL 201 Physical Geology
- GEOL 320 Mineralogy
- GEOL 421/521 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
- GEOL 470/570 Structural Geology
- GEOL 481/581 Geologic Field Techniques
- GEOL 535 Tectonics
- GEOL 422/622 Directed Study (various topics)
- SCI 291 Scientific Writing
- ESCI 599 Seminar in Earth Sciences
Structural Geology and Tectonics
My research interests are broad but focus on the structural geology of high-grade metamorphic terranes and the tectonics which led to their deformation and metamorphism. Field work is an important part of my research and I augment it with detailed structural analysis, strain modeling, metamorphic petrology, and geochronology. Recently I have been reconstructing the deformation history of the northwest Adirondack Lowlands near the St. Lawrence River in northwestern New York. This work is in collaboration with Cathy Shrady at St. Lawrence University. Other similar research projects are being conducted in the Tarfala Valley of northern Sweden and in the Colorado Front Range.Selected Publications
Baird, G. B., Selleck, B. W., and Shrady, C. H., in press. Introduction: New developments in Grenville geology: In honor of James McLelland, Geosphere.
Chiarenzelli, J., Regan, S., Peck, W. H., Selleck B. W., Cousens, B., Baird, G. B., and Shrady, C. H., 2010. Shawinigan Magmatism in the Adirondack Lowlands as a Consequence of Closure of the Trans-Adirondack Back-Arc Basin. Geosphere, 6 (6): 1-17. [link]
Baird, G. B., and Hudleston, P. J., 2007. Modeling the influence of tectonic extrusion and volume loss on the geometry, displacement, vorticity, and strain compatibility of ductile shear zones. Journal of Structural Geology, 29 (10): 1665-1678. [link]
Baird, G. B., and MacDonald, W. D., 2004. Deformation of the Diana Syenite and Carthage-Colton Mylonite Zone: implications for timing of the Adirondack Lowlands deformation. in Tollo, R. P., Corriveau, L., McLelland, J., and Bartholomew, M. J., eds., Proterozoic Tectonic Evolution of the Grenville Orogen in North America: Geological Society of America Memoir, 197: 285-297. [link]Selected Recent Presentations
Baird, G. B., and Shrady, C., 2010. Constraining the Style and Timing of Shawinigan Deformation in the Northwest Adirondack Lowlands. Geol. Soc. Am., Abst. with Prog., 42 (5): 370. (Denver, CO) [link]
Baird, G. B., and Shrady, C., 2009. Nature of Shawinigan Deformation in the Northwest Adirondack Lowlands. Geol. Soc. Am., Abst. with Prog., 41 (7): 692. (Portland, OR) [link]
Baird, G. B., 2008. Tectonic Significance of Mylonite Kinematic Indicators within the Carthage-Colton Mylonite Zone, Northwest Adirondacks, New York. Geol. Soc. Am., Abst. with Prog., 40 (6): 235. (Houston, TX) [link]
Baird, G. B., and Hudleston, P. J., 2006. Strain, volume loss, and strain compatibility in meso-scale ductile shear zones. Geol. Soc. Am., Abst. with Prog., 38 (7): 18. (Philidelphia, PA) [link]Personal Website