- Earth Systems Science Curriculums
-Earth Science Education
Geography & Geology Department
205 Strong Hall
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
Dr. Todd GroteAssistant Professor- Quaternary History, River Systems, Hydroclimatology and Geoarchaeology.
Mark Jefferson 303C
Ph.D. 2006, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
M.S. 2001, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
B.S. 1997 Frostburg State University, Frostburg, Maryland
Research InterestsDr. Todd Grote is a geoscientist with an affinity for the outdoors, both for research and recreation. A native of the Appalachians, Todd earned a Ph.D. in Geology from West Virginia University, specializing in the Quaternary Period (the past 2.6 million years) of Earth history. He currently has three main research threads: (1) river responses to climate variability and change, (2) Impacts of ocean-atmosphere teleconnections impacts on the global hydrological cycle, particularly the runoff-stream flow component, and (3) the geoarchaeology of river valleys and coastlines.
Current research projects include
- Late Quaternary stratigraphy, geomorphology and depositional environments of the Bell Creek floodplain, western New York
- Deglaciation, geoarchaeology and post-glacial river response to climate variability in the Ohio River headwaters, northwestern Pennsylvania.
- Impact of historic climate variability on stream flow and precipitation in the Allegheny River watershed.
- Timing and impact of snowmelt flooding on Great Lakes ice break-up.
CoursesESSC 108: Earth Science for Non-Science Majors
ESSC 110: The Dynamic Earth System
ESSC 325: Geomorphology
ESSC 327: Soil Science
ESSC 370: Glacial and Quaternary Geology
ESSC 379 Special Topic: Geoarcheology
Recent PublicationsGrote, T. and A. Myers (2012). Preliminary alluvial geoarchaeology of 36FO66 (Indian Camp Run 2), Forest County, Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Archaeologist v. 82, p. 32-46.
Fleeger, G., T. Grote, E. Straffin, and J. Szabo (2011). Quaternary geology of Northwestern Pennsylvania, In: R. M. Ruffolo and C. N. Ciampaglio (eds.) From the Shield to the Sea: Geological Field Trips from the 2011 Joint Meeting of the Geological Society of America Northeastern and North-Central Sections, pp. 87-109.
Grote, T. and J.S. Kite (2010). Geomorphology and pedology of a mixed alluvial-colluvial fill deposit in central West Virginia: New insight into Appalachian landscape evolution. Southeastern Geology v. 47:1, p 27-39.