Steven Yurkovich

Department of Geosciences and Natural Resources
Emeritus Professor, Geology

Steve Yurkovich

Phone: 828-227-3813
Email: yurkovich@wcu.edu
Office Address: Stillwell 310
Website: http://paws.wcu.edu/yurkovich/

Areas of Interest:

Origin of mafic and ultramafic rocks in the Appalachians; K-12 science education.

Courses:

  • GEOL 140: "Investigations in Environmental Geology"
  • GEOL 150: "Methods in Geology"
  • GEOL 250: "Introduction to Rock Form Minerals"
  • GEOL 355: "Petrology"

Education:

  • Ph.D., Brown University, 1972
  • Sc.M., Brown University, 1968
  • B.S., University of Dayton, 1966

Recent Publications (Selected List):

Peterson, V.,  Ryan,  J., Yurkovich, S., Burr, J., Kruse, S., and the 1997-2001 REU Program Participants,  2006, The Petrogenesis and Tectonic Implications of Blue Ridge Mafic-Ultramafic Rocks:  The Buck Creek and Carroll Knob complexes, and rocks of the Addie-Willets region, Southeastern Geological Society Of America Guidebook, Knoxville, TN.

Miller, J.R., Lord, M., Yurkovich, S., Mackin, G., and Kolenbrander, L., 2005, Historical trends in sedimentation rates and sediment provenance, Fairfield Lake, Western North Carolina, Journal of the American Water Resources Association, pp. 1053-1075.

Ryan, J., Yurkovich, S., Peterson, V., Burr, J., and Kruse, S., 2005, Geology and petrogenesis of mafic and ultramafic rocks of the Willets-Addie area, central Blue Ridge, NC, in Hatcher, R.D. and Merschat, A.J., Blue Ridge geology geotraverse east of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, western North Carolina, Carolina Geological Society, Annual Field Trip,  pp. 91-98.

Swanson, S., Raymond, L., Warner, R., Ryan, J., Yurkovich, S., and Peterson, V., 2005, Petrotectonics of mafic and ultramafic rocks in Blue Ridge terranes of western North Carolina and northern Georgia, in Hatcher, R.D. and Merschat, A.J., Blue Ridge geology geotraverse east of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, western North Carolina, Carolina Geological Society, Annual Field Trip, pp.73-90.

Miller, J., Kolenbrander, L., Lord, M., and Yurkovich, S., Mackin, G., 2003, Assessment of changing land-use practices on basin sediment yields and provenance in Western North Carolina using multivariate fingerprinting techniques, Water Resources Research Institute of the University of North Carolina Report No. 345, 50p.

Peterson, V., Ryan, J., Yurkovich, S., Burr, J., and Kruse, S., 2003, A collaborative field-laboratory summer research experience for undergraduates (REU) program in geosciences, Invited manuscript, CUR Quarterly, V.24, pp. 13-17

Recent Presentations (Selected List):

Yurkovich, S. and Lord, M, 2006, Designing a curriculum around undergraduate research, Geol. Soc. Amer. Abstr. With Programs, March Regional Meeting in Knoxville, TN.

Lord, M., Allmendinger, N., Waters-Tormey, C., Caldwell, E., and Yurkovich, S., 2005, Stream Restoration: A course runs through it, Geol. Soc. Amer. Abstr. With Programs, v. 37, p. 279.

Peterson, V., Ryan, J., Yurkovich, S., Burr, J., and Kruse, S., 2005, A two institution field and laboratory collaborative research experience for undergraduates, Geol. Soc. Amer. Abstr. With Programs, v. 37, p. 492.

 

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