Biography and Publications of Dr. Eric T. Karlstrom

 
  DR. ERIC T. KARLSTROM,
PROFESSOR OF GEOGRAPHY


EDUCATION:  Ph.D. (Soils and Geomorphology), Department of Geography, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (1981); M.A. (Soils-Physical Geography), Department of Geography, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming (1977); B.S. (Anthropology), high school teaching certificate, and post-graduate coursework (Geography), 1971, 1974, and 1975.                      Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Ph.D. DISSERTATION:  Late Cenozoic soils of the Glacier and Waterton Parks area, northwestern Montana and southwestern Alberta, and paleoclimatic implications, 1981, Department of Geography, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 358 pp.

AREAS OF RESEARCH SPECIALIZATION:  Geomorphology, soils, Quaternary environments and paleoclimates; paleoenvironmental interpretation of buried and relict paleosols, glacial and periglacial features, and alluvial terrace sequences, geoarchaeology, energy and related contemporary environmental issues.

PUBLICATIONS:  Author or co-author of twenty-two publications in refereed national and international earth science journals, including Physical Geography, Geoarchaeology, Geological Society of America Bulletin, Catena, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research, Boreas, Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, and Geographie Physique et Quaternaire. 
Author of an additional twenty papers published in books, guidebooks, technical reports, and non-refereed journals.

COURSES TAUGHT AT CSUS:  Human Ecology (GEOG 3020), Geomorphology (GEOG 4120), Climatology (GEOG 3100), Introduction to Physical Geography (GEOG 2010), Current Trends in Geography (GEOG 4000), The Yosemite Region (GEOG 3960), Physical Geography of the Southwest (GEOG 4953), Geography of Europe (GEOG 3550), Geology of Soils (GEOL/GEOG 3900), Physical and Environmental Geology (GEOL 3000), Introduction to Liberal Studies (LIBS 1000), Mapping Reality: From Buddhism to the New Physics (MDIS/HON 4950), State of the World: The Environmental Perspective (MDIS/HON 4950).

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Eric Karlstrom came to California State University, Stanislaus in 1990, after five years as an Assistant Professor at Northern Arizona University, one year as a Visiting Professor at The University of Kansas, and one year as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Wyoming.   At CSUS, in addition, to teaching physical and environmental geography courses (Geomorphology, Climatology, Introduction to Physical Geography, Human Ecology), he has also taught courses cross-listed with the Geology department (Geology/Geography of Soils, Physical and Environmental Geology), and an honors course (State of the World: The Environmental Perspective). 

Throughout his career, Dr. Karlstrom has continued his research program in field and laboratory analyses of soils and geomorphology as means of reconstructing Quaternary paleoclimates.  This research has involved field investigations in Montana, northern Arizona, Kansas, Wyoming, Alberta, and British Columbia.  In the 1980’s, Karlstrom served as an officer (Treasurer) of the American Quaternary Association.  He has served on numerous university committees at CSUS and has served as advisor to various student clubs, including the Ecology Club and Students for Social Justice and Peace.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Khmer Buddhist Educational Assistance Project (KEAP). 

Dr. Karlstrom is an avid hiker, photographer, and climber who has traveled and climbed in many parts of the world.  His other main hobby is music; he plays piano, banjo and guitar, and sings and has made some ten CD’s.  In 2005, he made a 90-minute DVD movie entitled “An Awakening Journey: Songs and Voices from the Earth.”  This professionally-edited movie includes over 600 of his best travel photos, 29 of his piano compositions, and many educational and/or inspirational quotes.  Dr. Karlstrom is a founding member of The Bluegrass Conspiracy, a Turlock-based bluegrass band that performs locally and regionally and has produced one CD.

Dr. Karlstrom is also webmaster of another educational websites:

 http://waterwatchalliance.googlepages.com includes Karlstrom’s original research articles relating to the many environmental and cultural issues surrounding the proposed development of oil and natural gas in the San Luis Valley, Colorado on the newly-formed Baca National Wildlife Refuge.


PARTIAL CURRICULUM VITA



Eric T. Karlstrom, Ph.D.                                                                          March 13, 2009

ADDRESS:              Dr. Eric T. Karlstrom, Professor of Geography
                             Department of Anthropology and Geography
                             California State University, Stanislaus    
                             Turlock, CA 95382    
                             phone:  209/667-3127 (Geography Dept.), 667-3479 (office)
                             email: ekarlstrom@csustan.edu, fax: 209-667-3324

BIRTH:  June 22, 1949, East Orange, New Jersey, U.S.A.

EDUCATION:
    
1981    Ph.D. in Soils and Geomorphology, Department of Geography, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
1977     M.A. in Soils-Physical Geography, Department of Geography, The University of              Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.
1974    Secondary Education Teaching Certificate, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona.
1971     B.S. in Anthropology, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona.

Ph.D. DISSERTATION:

    Late Cenozoic soils of the Glacier and Waterton Parks area, northwestern Montana and southwestern Alberta, and paleoclimatic implications, 1981, Department of Geography, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 358 pp.

ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH POSITIONS:

1990- present; Professor of Geography, Department of Anthropology and Geography, California State University, Stanislaus.
1988-90; Research Associate, Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research, The University of Colorado, Boulder.
1987-88; Visiting Professor of Geography, Department of Geography,  The University of Kansas, Lawrence.
1981-86; Assistant Professor of Geography, Department of Geography, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff.

RESEARCH- AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION:

    Quaternary environments and climate change, soils, geomorphology, geoarchaeology, paleoenvironmental interpretation of buried and relict paleosols, glacial history, periglacial features and environments, environmental studies.

PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS:

2008      Karlstrom, E.T., Oviatt, C.G., and Ranson, M.D., Paleoenvironmental interpretation of a  multiple soil-loess sequence at Milford Reservoir, Geary County, northeastern Kansas, v. 72 Catena, 113-128.

2005   Karlstrom, E.T., Late Quaternary landscape history and geoarchaeology of two drainages on Black Mesa, northeastern Arizona, Geoarchaeology, v. 20, no. 1, 1-28.

2001      Karlstrom, E.T. and Barendregt, R.W., Fabric, paleomagnetism and interpretation of pre-Illinoian diamictons and paleosols on Cloudy Ridge and Milk River Ridge, Alberta and Montana, Geographie Physique et Quaternaire, v. 55, no. 2, 141-157.
 
2001      Karlstrom, E.T., 2001, Description and genesis of buried, sand-filled soil wedges near Flagstaff, Arizona. Physical Geography, v. 22, no. 2, 166-186.

2000    ______, Fabric and origin of multiple diamictons within the pre-Illinoian Kennedy Drift east of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, Alberta, Canada, and Montana, USA. Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 112, no. 10, 1496-1506.

2000     ______, Use of soils to identify glacial deposits of various ages east of Glacier National Park, Montana. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research, v. 32, no. 2, p. 179-188.

1999     ______, Evidence for coalescence of Laurentide and Rocky Mountain glaciers east of Glacier National Park, Montana, Physical Geography, 20, 3, 225-239.

1995    Cioppa, M.T., Karlstrom, E.T., Barendregt, R.W., and Irving, E., Paleomagnetism of tills and associated paleosols in southwestern Alberta and northern Montana: evidence for late Pliocene-Early Pleistocene glaciations. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 32, no. 5, p. 555-564.

1994       Karlstrom, E.T. Paleoclimatic interpretation of a highly-weathered paleosol in till at
Topeka, Kansas.  Institute for Tertiary-Quaternary Studies- TER-QUA Symposium Series, v. 2, p. 155-177.

1993     _______, Perspectives on sustainability: The changing environment of Chase County, Kansas. The Land Report, no. 48, Fall, p. 35-38.
 
1993    _______, A pedologist's ruminations on soil: Observations on the soils of Chase County, Kansas. The Land Report, no. 47, Summer, p. 23-27.

1993    _______, Stewardship of the land: Man's proper role in nature. Desert Call, vol. 28, no. 4, p. 4-9.

1992      Karlstrom, E.T., and Osborn, G., Genesis of buried paleosols and soils in Holocene and
late Pleistocene tills, Bugaboo Glacier area, British Columbia. Arctic and Alpine Research, v. 24, no. 2, p. 108-123.

1991    Karlstrom , E.T., Paleoclimatic significance of Late Cenozoic paleosols of Waterton-Glacier Parks, Alberta and Montana. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. v. 85, p. 71-100.

1991    ________,  On the relative importance of natural and human-induced climate changes. ITEST (Institute for Theological Encounter with Science and Technology) Bulletin, v. 22, no. 2, p. 7-8.

1991    Barendregt, R.W., Irving, E., and Karlstrom, E.T., Paleomagnetism of Quaternary and
        late Tertiary sediments on Mokowan Butte, southwestern Alberta. Canadian Journal
        of Earth Sciences
, v. 28, no. 12, p. 1956-1964.

1990    Karlstrom, E.T., Relict periglacial features east of Waterton-Glacier Parks, Alberta and Montana, and paleoclimatic significance. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, v. 1, no. 3, p. 221-234.

1989     Osborn, G., and Karlstrom, E.T., Holocene moraine and soil stratigraphy, Bugaboo glacier, British Columbia. Boreas, vol.  18,  p. 311-322.

1988     Karlstrom, E.T., Multiple paleosols in pre-Wisconsinan drift, northwestern Montana and southwestern Alberta. Catena, v. 15, p. 147-178.

1988      _______, Soil development in late Quaternary deposits, Waterton Park area, southwestern Alberta, Geographie Physique et Quaternaire, v. 42, no. 2, p. 147-162.

1988    ________, Rates of soil formation on Black Mesa, northeastern Arizona: a chronosequence in late Quaternary alluvium, Physical Geography, v. 9, no. 4, p. 307-327.

1988    Osborn, G. and Karlstrom, E.T., Holocene history of the Bugaboo Glacier, British Columbia, Geology, v. 16, p. 1015-1017.

1987     Karlstrom, E.T, Stratigraphy and genesis of five superposed pre-Wisconsinan soils on Mokowan Butte, southwestern Alberta, Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 24, no. 11, p. 2235-2253.

1987      _______, Zone of interaction between Laurentide and Rocky Mountain glaciers east of Waterton-Glacier Park, northwestern Montana and southwestern Alberta. in Beus, S.S., ed., Rocky Mountain Section of the Geological Society of America Centennial Field Guide Volume 2, p. 19-24.

1987       _______, Multiple pre-Wisconsin soils on Mokowan Butte, southwestern Alberta. in: Beus, S.S., ed., Rocky Mountain Section of the Geological Society of America Centennial Field Guide Volume 2, p. 25-28.

1987    Karlstrom, E. T., and Karlstrom, T. N. V., Late Quaternary alluvial history of the American West: Towards a process paradigm:  Summary of a GSA symposium.  Geology, January, p. 88-89.

1987    Reider, R. G. and Karlstrom, E. T., Soils and stratigraphy of the Laddie Creek site (48BH345), an Altithermal-age occupation in the Big Horn Mountains, Wyoming.  Geoarchaeology, v. 2, no. 1, p. 29-47.

1986     Karlstrom, E.T., Stratigraphic and pedologic evidence for a relatively moist early Holocene on Black Mesa, northeastern Arizona. Current Research in the Pleistocene, v. 3, p. 81-83.

1986      _______, Soils and geomorphology of excavated sites: 1983. in Christensen, A.L., and Parry, W.J. , eds., Excavations on Black Mesa, 1983, a descriptive report, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Center for Archaeological Investigations Research Paper No. 46, p. 387-410.

1986       _______, Physiographic context for three archaeological sites in the Grand Canyon. in Jones, A.T., ed., Western Archaeological Conservation Center Publication in Anthropology No. 28, p. 13-33.

1986        _______, Book review of "Arapaho Pass:  Glacial chronolgoy and archaeology at the crest of the Colorado Front Range, 1985" (by James B. Benedict), Geoarchaeology, v. 1, no. 2, p. 208-209.

1986     Karlstrom, E. T., and Karlstrom, T. N. V., Late Quaternary alluvial stratigraphy and soils of the Black Mesa-Little Colorado River areas, northeastern Arizona.  in Nations, J. D., Conway, C. M., and Swann, G. A., eds., Geology of Central and Northern Arizona; Field Trip Guidebook for Geological Society of America Rocky Mountain Section Meeting, April 30-May 2, Flagstaff, Arizona, p. 71-92.

1984      _______, Soils and geomorphology of excavated sites. in Nichols, D.L., and Smiley, F.E., eds., Excavations on Black Mesa, 1982, a descriptive report, Southern Illinois University Investigations Research Paper No. 36, p. 343-348.

1983      ________, Soils and geomorphology of northern Black Mesa. in  Smiley, F. E., Nichols, D. L., and Andrews, P. P., eds., Excavations on Black Mesa, 1981, a descriptive report, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Center for Archaeological Investigations Research Paper No. 36, p. 315-342.

1983     _________, Soils and geomorphology of excavated prehistoric sites. in Smiley, F. E., Nichols, D. L., and Andrews, P. P., eds., Excavations on Black Mesa, 1981, a descriptive report, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Center for Archaeological Investigations Research Paper No. 36, p. 343-348.

1983      _______, Mapping Reality:  From Buddhism to the new physics:  a new honors course at Northern Arizona University.  Forum for Honors, National Collegiate Honors Council, v. XIII, no. 3, p. 9-14, 33-35.

1983     Nichols, D. L., and Karlstrom, E. T., The cultural resources of 1981 mitigation areas, Black Mesa Archaeological Report. in Smiley, F. E., Nichols, D. L., and Andrews, P. P., eds., Excavations on Black Mesa, 1981, a descriptive report, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Center for Archaeological Investigations Research Paper No. 36, p. 1-42.

1981    Karlstrom, E.T., Late Cenozoic soils of the Glacier and Waterton Parks area, northwestern Montana and southwestern Alberta, and paleoclimatic implications.  Ph.D. dissertation, Dept. of Geography, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, 355 pp.

1977     _______, Genesis, morphology, and stratigraphy of soils at the Laddie Creek archaeological site, Big Horn Mountains, Wyoming.  M.A. thesis, Dept. of Geography, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, 130 pp.

1977   ________, A preliminary investigation of soils of the Black Mesa area, northeastern Arizona. Report for Black Mesa Archaeological Project, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, 63 p.

PAPER PRESENTATIONS

2008     Karlstrom, E.T., Late Quaternary landscape evolution and geoarchaeology of two             drainages on Black Mesa, northeastern Arizona, (abs.) Abstracts with Program, 66th Annual Plains Anthropological Conference, Laramie, Wyoming, Oct. 1-4, p. 47.

1999     Karlstrom, E.T,  Pebble fabric and genetic interpretation of multiple diamictons within
Kennedy drift (pre-Illinoian) east of Glacier and Waterton National Parks, Montana and Alberta. (abs.) Abstracts with Programs, Geological Society of America Cordilleran Section Centennial Meeting, Berkeley, California, v. 31, no. 6, A-68.

1998    ______,  How the glaciers had a wreck: Evidence for coalescence of Laurentide and Rocky Mountain glaciers east of Glacier National Park, Montana. (abs.) Abstracts with Programs.  Geological Society of America 1998 Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada . Vol. 30, no. 7, A-165.

1994     Karlstrom, E.T., and Osborn, G., Chronosequence of buried and surface soils (late Pleistocene and Holocene) in Bugaboo Glacier area, British Columbia. (abs.), Abstracts with Programs, Rocky Mountain Section Geological Society of America Meeting, Durango Colorado, May 4-6, p. 22.   

1993     Kar1strom, E.T., Barendregt, R.W., Cioppa, M.T., and Irving, E., Paleomagnetism of
         superposed pre-Wisconsinan tills and associated paleosols (Kennedy Drift) in
         northern Montana and southwestern Alberta, and significance for glacial chronology.
         (abs.), Abstracts, 89th Annual Meeting, American Association of American
         Geographers
, Atlanta, Georgia, April 6-10, p. 119.
    
1993    Karlstrom, E.T., Description, distribution, and paleoclimatic significance of relict periglacial features east of Waterton-Glacier Parks, Alberta and Montana (abs.), Abstracts with Programs, Cordilleran/Rocky Mountain Section, Geological Society of America Meeting, Reno, Nevada, May 19-21, p. 60.

1991    Cioppa, M., Irving, E., Karlstrom, E.T., and Barendregt, R.W., Paleomagnetism of
 three Quaternary sequences, southern Alberta and northern Montana. (abs.).
 Program and Abstracts, Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Geophysical Union, Banff., Alberta, May 8-10.

1988    Karlstrom, E.T.,  Rates of soil development on Black Mesa, northeastern Arizona (abs.).  1988 Annual Association of American Geographers Meeting Program and Abstracts, April 6-10, Phoenix, Arizona, p. 93.

1988    Karlstrom, E.T., and Dort, W., Jr., Paleoclimatic implications of Pre-Wisconsinan paleosols in northwestern Montana and eastern Kansas (abs.).  1988 Annual Association of American Geographers Meeting Program and Abstracts, April 6-10, Phoenix, Arizona,  p. 44.

1988     Karlstrom, E.T., Dahms, D., Mandel, R., and Dort, W., Jr., Properties and paleoclimatic significance of a strongly developed soil in "Kansan" till,  Topeka, Kansas (abs.).  Abstracts with Programs, 22nd Annual Meeting  South-Central Section Geological Society of America, March 14-15, Lawrence, Kansas, p. 25.

1988    Karlstrom, E. T., and Reider, R. G., Buried relict, and modern soils on Pliocene (?) and Quaternary terraces of the high plains near Cheyenne, Wyoming (abs.).  Abstracts with Programs, 22nd Annual Meeting South-Central Section Geological Society of America, March 14-15, Lawrence, Kansas, p. 25.

1988    Karlstrom, E.T., and Osborn, G.D., Stratigraphy of Holocene tills and buried paleosols, Bugaboo glacier area, British Columbia, (abs.) AMQUA Abstracts, Program and Abstracts of the Tenth Biennial Meeting American Quaternary Association, Amherst, Massachusetts, p. 125.

1988     Oviatt, C.G., Karlstrom, E.T., and Ransom, M.D., Pleistocene loess, buried soils, thermoluminescence dates in an exposure near Milford Lake, Geary County, Kansas (abs.). Abstracts with Programs, 22nd Annual Meeting South-Central Section Geological Society of America, March 14-15, Lawrence, Kansas, p. 103.

1986     Karlstrom, E.T., Soils in late Quaternary alluvium, Black Mesa, Arizona. (abs.), Abstracts with Programs, 39th Annual Rocky Mountain Section Geological Society of America Meeting, April 30-May 2, Flagstaff, Arizona, p. 365.

1986     Osborn, G., and Karlstrom, E. T., Holocene fluctuations of the Bugaboo glacier inferred from superposed tills and paleosols.  (abs.) Abstracts with Programs, 99th Annual Meeting Geological Society of America National Meeting, November 10-13, San Antonio, Texas, p. 712.

1986     Anderson, K. A., and Karlstrom, Paleoclimatic implications of geosols in the Bechan Canyon area, southern Utah. (abs.) Abstracts with Programs, 39th Annual Rocky Mountain Section Geological Society of America Meeting, April 30-May 2, Flagstaff, Arizona, p. 337.

1986    Karlstrom, E.T., Probable ice-wedge casts east of Glacier Park, northwestern Montana. (abs.) Program and Abstracts of the Ninth Biennial Meeting American Quaternary Association, June 2-4, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, p. 140.

1985     _______., Quaternary glacial and pedological history of Glacier-Waterton Park area, southwestern Alberta and northwestern Montana. (abs.) CANQUA Symposium on the paleoenvironmental reconstruction of the late Wisconsin deglaciation and the Holocene (Program-with-Abstracts and Field Guide), University of Lethbridge, August 21-24, Lethbridge, Alberta, p. 32-33.

1985     ________, Pre-Wisconsin paleosols on Mokowan Butte. in Barendregt, R.W., ed., CANQUA Symposium on the paleoenvironmental reconstruction of the late Wisconsin deglaciation and the Holocene,  (abs.) Program-with-Abstracts and Field Guide, University of Lethbridge, August 21-24, Lethbridge, Alberta. p. 180-185.

1984       _______, Late Quaternary glacial and pedological history, Glacier-Waterton Parks, International Boundary area.  (abs.) Abstracts with Programs, 37th Annual Meeting Rocky Mountain Section Geological Society of America, May 11-12, Durango, Colorado, p. 226.

1983   _________, Periglacial wedges in Flagstaff, Arizona and their paleoenvironmental significance.  (abs.) 27th Annual Meeting of Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science, v. 18, 1983 Proceedings Supplement, April 16, Flagstaff, Arizona, p. 48.

1983   _________, Periglacial features and paleoenvironment in the Flagstaff region, northern Arizona:  (abs.) Abstracts with Programs, Fourth International Conference on Permafrost, July 18-22, Fairbanks, Alaska, p. 144.

1982    _______, Late Quaternary glacial and pedological history, Glacier and Waterton Park, International Boundary area.  (abs.) American Quaternary Association Program and Abstracts, Seventh Biennial Conference, June 28-30, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, p. 112.

1982    ________, Rates of soil formation during the late Holocene, Black Mesa, northeastern Arizona. (abs.) 26th Annual Meeting, Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science, April 24, Flagstaff, Arizona, v. 17, p. 31.

1982      ________, Stratigraphy and genesis of soils in “Kennedy drift”, Mokowan Butte,
southwestern Alberta, (abs.). Abstracts with Programs, 1982 , 35th Annual Meeting, Rocky Mountain Section, Geological Society of America, vol. 14, no. 6, p. 316.

1977       _______,  Morphological characteristics of Altithermal soils of the Black Mesa area,
northeastern Arizona. (abs.), Great Plains Rocky Mountain Journal, v. 6, no. 2, p. 404-405.