Charles Powell


Chuck’s USGS career started in 1981 working in the Alaska Branch with the famous Alaskan geologist Dave Hopkins.  In 1982 he joined the Branch of Paleontology and Stratigraphy where he stayed until the Branches demise in the reorganization of 1994.  Since that time he has worked for the Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center on various projects, usually related to geologic hazards, age dating, and paleoenvironmental interpretation. Most recently molluscan systematics have played a larger part in Chuck's career.  

Chuck specializes in Northeast Pacific (Alaska to Mexico) Tertiary and Quaternary molluscan faunas, although he also works with brachiopods, arthropods, echinoids, and other larger invertebrate groups.