Jaakko Putkonen

Associate Professor

Office: Leonard Hall 103

Phone: 701-777-3213

E-Mail: jaakko.putkonen*

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Mailing address:

Harold Hamm School of Geology and Geological Engineering

81 Cornell St. - Stop 8358

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND 58202-8358

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Current Graduate Students:

Areas of interest:

Geomorphology, surface processes, Quaternary climate change


Ph.D., Geology, University of Washington, 1997

Current Research:

My research ideally involves a strong field component, on the one hand consisting of the identification of structures and relations, as well as sampling and data gathering, and on the other hand computer modeling which provides a rigorous framework to analyze and organize observations. These two aspects allow effective testing of hypotheses and guide my research to sensitive areas of a particular problem.

Specific research interests:

  • Analysis of current and Quaternary landscape evolution through computer modeling and cosmogenic isotope analysis of field samples.

  • Studies of the periglacial processes and the effects of climate change on Arctic and Antarctic environment.

Robert Chance

pursuing PhD degree

Marie Bergelin

pursuing PhD degree