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Skidmore College
Geosciences Department

Kyle NicholsKyle Nichols

Associate Professor, Geomorphology, Quaternary Geology, Hydrology
Email: knichols@skidmore.edu
Phone: (518) 580-5194
Office Location: Dana 184

WEBSITE: http://hudson2.skidmore.edu/~knichols/ 

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. 2002, Natural Resources, University of Vermont
  • M.S. 2000, Geology, University of Vermont
  • B.S. 1996, Geological Sciences, University of Washington
COURSES TAUGHT AT SKIDMORE
  • GE 309 Field Techniques (fall semester when needed)
  • GE 304 Geomorphology (fall semesters on even years)
  • GE 301 Hydrogeologic Systems (spring semesters on even years)
  • GE 207 Environmental Geology (fall semesters)
  • GE 351 Regional Geology of the Mojave Desert (whenever I have the time)
  • LS2 66 Human Interaction with the Landscape (in holding—maybe taught as a First Year Seminar)
  • ES 105 Field Studies in Environmental Science (spring semesters)
RECENT THESIS STUDENTS
  • Erin Black, GE '06, Turbidity of the Kayaderosseras Creek watershed
  • Megan Chadwick, GE '06, Buffers on the Battenkill: Maping Riparian Zones Using GIS
  • Michael Cleveland, GE '06, Long-term erosion rates of the Grand Canyon using 10Be
  • Davin Lyons, GE '06, Holocene climate change of Keuka Lake, Finger Lakes region, based on sediment cores
  • Derek Eaton, GE '05, Initiation and Growth Processes of the Miller Brook Gully, Stowe, Vermont
  • Daniel Feuer, GE '05, GIS Analysis of Tributary Basin Characteristics in the Upper Colorado River Basin
  • Luca Peppe, GE '05, Bedrock Depth Study of the Kayaderosseras Valley and a Reinterpretation of the Deglacial History
  • Veronica Russell, GE '05, Using 10Be to Discover the History of the Goldstone Piedmont at Fort Irwin, Mojave Desert, California
  • Robin Wiles-Skeels, ES '04, Evaluating the Effect of Land Use on Peak Discharge and Runoff in the Saratoga Lake Watershed
  • Katrina Smith, GE '04, Paired Watershed Study of the East Branch Kayaderosseras and Sturdevant Creek near South Corinth, New York
  • William R. Foniri, GE '04, Using In Situ-Produced Cosmogenic 10Be to Determine Surface History of the Kofa Mountain Piedmont, Yuma, Arizona
  • David O'Connor GE '03, Testing the Energy Budget Snowmelt Equation at Potash Mountain, New York