Dr. David A. Franzi
Center for Earth and Environmental Science
Plattsburgh State University
1984 PhD, Geology, Syracuse University
1980 MS, Geology, Miami University
1977 BA, Environmental Earth Science,
Glacial geomorphology and deglacial history of the Adirondack Mountains and Champlain Valley
Sedimentology and stratigraphy of glacial deposits
Hydrogeology of Altona Flat Rock
Photograph: Curt Stager
(left) and Dave Franzi (right) use a Russian peat corer to sample lacustrine
sediment from Long Pond (photo by Pete Knuepfer, March, 2002).
GEL 101 Physical Geology: Geology is the study of our planet Earth. In this course we examine the composition and internal structure of the Earth with an emphasis upon the internal and surficial processes that created and continue to modify it.
GEL 324 Sedimentology: The study of the origin, transportation and deposition of sediment and the formation of sedimentary rocks.
GEL 341 Geomorphology: The study of Earth-surface processes and the origin of landforms and landscapes.
GEL 346 Environmental Geology: Investigates the relationship between people and Earth processes and the application of geological principles to solving environmental problems.
GEL 440 Geology Seminar: A team-taught seminar class that addresses interesting geological problems and current issues and events. The course satisfies the College's advanced writing requirement (AWR)
GEL 446 Applied Environmental Geology: A practical, hands-on application of geomorphological and geotechnical engineering methods to local environmental problems.
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