Office hours for fall 2013 are 1-2 pm on Tuesday and Thursday

 

 

 

 

Benjamin Laabs

Associate Professor and Chair of

Geological Sciences

ISC 235A
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
585-245-5305
laabs@geneseo.edu

Laabs

Benjamin Laabs has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2007.

Faculty Information

Education

  • Ph.D., Geology, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2004)
  • M.S., Geology, Northern Arizona University (2001)
  • B.S., Geology, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1999)

Employment

  • 2011- Associate Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, SUNY Geneseo
  • 2012- Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Geology, University at Buffalo
  • 2007-2011 Assistant Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, SUNY Geneseo

Research Interests

I am the director of the Cosmogenic Nuclide Preparation Lab (est. 2009) at SUNY Geneseo. The lab is currently engaged in a variety of applications of cosmogenic Beryllium-10 to problems in geomorphology, glaciation and climate change, and involves geology students and SUNY Geneseo collaborators from several colleges and universities in the United States. Samples prepared in the Cosmogenic Nuclide Preparation Lab are analyzed for 10Be/9Be at the Purdue Rare Isotope Measurement Laboratory (PRIME Lab). Most of my research focuses on terrestrial records of Pleistocene and Holocene glaciation and climate change, geomorphology and environmental change in alpine landscapes, mountain glaciation and climate change, and applications of geographic information systems in geomorphology.

Publications and Professional Activities

  • See CV at http://www.geneseo.edu/~laabs/CV_2013.pdf

Affiliations

  • Geological Society of America
  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Quaternary Association
  • Buffalo Association of Professional Geologists
My Classes

Gsci 331:
Geomorphology