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Todd Grote Ph.D.

Life Sciences 151
Phone: (812) 941-2077

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Academic Background

  • Doctorate

    • West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
    • Doctor of Philosophy, Major in Geology - Quaternary and Sedimentary Geology foci
  • Masters

    • Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, United States
    • Masters of Science, Major in Applied Meteorology (Geosciences)
  • Masters

    • Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, United States
    • Masters of Science, Major in Geoenvironmental Studies
  • Bachelors

    • Frostburg State University, Frostburg, Maryland, United States
    • Bachelors of Science, Major in Environmental Analysis and Planning (Geography), Minor in Biology

Professional Interests




Hydrology and Ecohydrology


Sedimentology and Stratigraphy


Wetland Ecosystems


Hello and welcome to my page.  I am a geoscientist with diverse research interests grounded in some combination of meteorology/climatology, hydrology, geomorphology, sedimentary geology, soil science, ecology/biogeography and archaeology. The path I have taken to where I am today is rather meandering (no pun intended).  I completed my Ph.D. in Geology, with a focus in Quaternary and sedimentary geology, at West Virginia University in 2006. 

I have primary research interests in modern and ancient climate, fluvial, glacial, lacustrine and periglacial systems. Geoarchaeology, biogeography and paleoecology are additional interests. My current research themes include: (1) Terrestrial sedimentary records of glaciation, paleoclimate, fluvial processes and responses, and landscape ecology; (2) Historic climate coupling with the Hydrosphere and Cryosphere; and (3) the use of paleoenvironmental reconstructions to better inform wetland, river and ecological restoration efforts. 




Journal Articles

  • Grote, T.. (2021). A synoptic climatology of rain-on-snow flooding in Mid-Atlantic Region using NCEP/NCAR Re-Analysis compositing. Physical Geography, 42 (5), 452-471.
  • Grote, T.. (2019). Floodplain stratigraphy and geomorphology in formerly glaciated Northwestern Pennsylvania. Middle States Geographer, 52 (n/a), 1-13.
  • Grote, T. and E. Straffin. (2019). Analysis of Late Wisconsinan ice-marginal environments in Northwestern Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Geographer, v.17 (1), p. 17-33.
  • Grote, T.. (2019). Evolution of mantled karst along the Blue Ridge-Great Valley margin, USA: An example of subsidence-related sediment accumulation and possible preservation. Acta Carsologica, 48 (3), 283-294.
  • Griggs, C., D. Peteet, B. Kromer, T. Grote, and J. Southon. (2017). A tree-ring chronology and paleoclimate record for the Younger Dryas-Early Holocene transition from northeastern North America. Journal of Quaternary Science, v. 32 (3), p. 341-346.
  • Grote, T.. (2017). Hydroclimatological identification of flood seasonality and generating mechanisms in the upper Allegheny River Basin. Middle States Geographer, v.50 (1), p. 74-81.
  • Grote, T.. (2017). Surficial processes and stratigraphy of alluvial fans along the Blue Ridge-Great Valley border, Central Appalachians. Southeastern Geology, 52 (3), 157-177.
  • Grote, T. and A. Myers. (2012). Preliminary alluvial geoarchaeology of 36FO66 (Indian Camp Run II), Forest County, Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Archaeologist, 82 (n/a), 32-46.

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