Mark Harris

BS University of Rochester
MS University of Wisconsin-Madison
PhD Johns Hopkins University

My teaching areas largely concern sedimentary geology, paleontology and the history of geology. My courses include:


My research concerns the sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy of carbonate rocks. I am currently working on two projects: (1) the Silurian of eastern Wisconsin, and (2) a comparison of the Upper Ordovician-Lower Silurian stratigraphy and communities of the Great Basin (Utah and Nevada) to those in Estonia with Peter Sheehan (Milwaukee Public Museum). Our work is supported by NSF and our colleagues are Leo Ainsaar (Tartu University), Linda Hints (Institute of Geology, Tallinn), Peep Mannik (Institute of Geoogy, Tallinn), Jaak Nolvak (Institute of Geology, Tallinn), and Madis Rubel (Tartu University). Previous projects were on the Cutoff Formation (Permian) of west Texas, the reef and foreslope of the Latemar Buildup (Triassic) of the Dolomites, northern Italy, and the Upper Ordovician-Lower Silurian of the Great Basin.

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