Jeff Munroe

Professor of Geology

 Monday, 11-12; Wednesday 1:30-3 and by appointment
 McCardell Bicentennial Hall 414

Jeff Munroe was raised in Massachusetts and received an undergraduate degree in geology from Bowdoin College.  For his M.S. research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison he studied the development of permafrost-affected soils on the north slope of Alaska.  In 1996 he began a research collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service in northern Utah that continues to this day.  Part of this work formed the basis of his Ph.D. dissertation, also at the UW-Madison, studying the glacial and post-glacial history of the Uinta Mountains.  Since coming to Middlebury in 2001 he has continued his work in Utah and has developed additional research studying environmental change in northeastern Nevada, glacier retreat in Glacier National Park, and the evolution of lake environments and mountain soils in northern Vermont.  He teaches courses on geomorphology, Quaternary geology, environmental geology, paleolimnology, and Arctic & Alpine Environments.  When not in the lab or doing fieldwork, he enjoys hiking and nordic skiing.

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Recent Publications

  1. Schide, K.H.*, and Munroe, J.S., 2015: Alpine soil parent materials and pedogenesis in the Presidential Range of New Hampshire, U.S.A. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 47: 481-494.
  2. Munroe, J.S., Attwood, E.C.*, O’Keefe, S.S.*, and Quackenbush, P.J.M.*, 2015: Eolian deposition in the alpine zone of the Uinta Mountains, Utah, USA. Catena, 124: 119-129.
  3. Bockheim, J.G., and Munroe, J.S., 2014: Organic carbon pools and genesis of alpine soils with permafrost: a review. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 46: 987-1006.
  4. Munroe, J.S., 2014: Properties of modern dust accumulating in the Uinta Mountains, Utah, USA, and implications for the regional dust system of the Rocky Mountains. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 39: 1979-1988.

*student co-author

Department of Geology

McCardell Bicentennial Hall
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Middlebury College
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