Stuart D. Ludlam

Emeritus Associate Professor

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B.A., Cornell University, 1960
Ph.D., Cornell University, 1964

Research Interests: 

Limnology and Paleoliminology

Limnology (fresh-water ecology) and paleoliminology (the history of lakes, their watersheds and climate). Although research
interests cover a broad range of subjects, most projects done in this laboratory contribute to the use of lake sediments in
interpreting the past history of lakes and their watersheds or to a better understanding of the role of lake sediments in the
geochemistry of lakes. Currently, emphasis is being placed on the use of annually layered (varved) lake sediments in geochemical
modeling, improved sediment dating techniques, and as precise records of past lake environments and climatic conditions.

Representative Publications: 

Ludlam, S.D., G. Brunskill and T. Peng. 1984. Fayetteville Green Lake, New York, U.S.A. VIII. Mass balance for 137Cs in water, varved and non-varved sediments. Chem Geol. 44: 101-117 (1984, with ).

Ludlam, S.D. 1984. Fayetteville Green Lake, New York, U.S.A. VII. Varve chronology and sediment focusing. Chem. Geol. 44: 85-100.

Ludlam, S.D. 1981. Sedimentation rates in Fayetteville Green Lake, New York, U.S.A. Sedimentology 28: 85-96.

Ludlam, S.D. 1974. Fayetteville Green Lake, New York 6. The role of turbidity currents in lake sedimentation," Limnol. Oceanogr. 19: 656-664.