Margaret E Berry

My research interests revolve around using soils as a tool in geologic research. I mostly work on surficial geologic mapping studies in the western United States, mapping deposits left by rivers, streams, glaciers, wind and mass wasting processes, to determine Quaternary stratigraphy, geologic history, geomorphic system response to changes in climate and land use, and Quaternary fault activity.




1990: Ph.D., Geology, University of Colorado Boulder.  Dissertation:  Soil-geomorphic analysis of late Quaternary glaciation and faulting, eastern escarpment of the central Sierra Nevada, California.

1984: M.S., Geology, University of Colorado Boulder.  Thesis:  Morphological and chemical characteristics of soil catenas on Pinedale and Bull Lake moraine slopes, Bear Valley (Salmon River Mountains) Idaho.

1981: B.S., Geology, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California.  Senior Thesis: Geomorphology and relative dating analysis of Quaternary fluvial terraces on the Mad River, near Blue Lake, California.


Professional Experience:

2004‒present:   Research Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey

1996-2004:        Consulting Geologist working as an Independent Contractor

1990-1996:        Assistant Professor, Department of Geology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale