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Geology Professor William Peck

William Peck

Professor of Geology
Geology, 422 Ho Science Center
p 315-228-6798

Nature 2001

Can Min 2010

J Agricultural &
Food Chem 2010

Geology 2009


BS, Beloit College, 1994; MS (1996), PhD (2000), University of Wisconsin

Research Interests

Metamorphic petrology, stable isotope geochemistry, precambrian crustal growth and maturation, anorthosite petrogenesis, cordierite-gedrite rocks


Colgate University Carter-Wallace Fellow (2009-2010), NSF research and equipment grants.

Board Membership

  • Associate editor, Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences (2011-present)
  • Geological Society of America Bulletin (2008-2010)
  • Editorial board, Geology, (2005-2007)

Select Publications

(*indicates student author)
  • Peck, WH, Selleck, BS, Wong, MS, Chiarenzelli, JR, Harpp, KS, Hollocher, K, Lackey, JS, *Catalano, J, *Regan, SP, and *Stocker, A, 2013, Orogenic to post-orogenic (1.20-1.15 Ga) magmatism in the Adirondack Lowlands and Frontenac terrane, southern Grenville Province: Geosphere v. 9, p. 1637-1663.

  • *Agustsson KS, Johnson, SM, Peck, WH, and Kylander-Clark A., 2013, Geochemistry and geochronology of the Central Metasedimentary Belt boundary thrust zone thrust sheets in Southern Ontario, Grenville Province: Geosphere, v. 9, p. 853-863.

  • Peck, WH, 2012, Reconnaissance geochronology and geochemistry of the Mont-Tremblant gneiss of the Morin terrane, Grenville Province, Quebec: Geosphere, v. 8, p. 1356-1365.

  • Peck, WH, McLelland, JM, Bickford, ME, Nagle, AN*, Swarr, GJ*, 2010, Mechanism of zircon overgrowth formation of a granulite-facies quartzite, Adirondack Highlands, Grenville Province, New York: American Mineralogist, v. 95, p. 1796-1806.

  • Peck, WH, Clechenko, CC, Hamilton, MA, and Valley, JW, 2010, Oxygen isotopes in the Grenville and Nain AMCG Suites: Regional aspects of the crustal component in massif anorthosites: Canadian Mineralogist, v. 48, p. 763-786.

  • Peck, WH, and Tubman, SC*, 2010, Changing carbon isotope ratio of atmospheric carbon dioxide: Implications for food authentication, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, v. 58(4), p. 2364–2367

  • Peck, WH, Volkert, RA, Mansur, A*, Doverspike, BA*, 2009, Stable isotope and petrologic evidence for the origin of regional marble-hosted magnetite deposits and the zinc deposits at Franklin and Sterling Hill, New Jersey Highlands: Economic Geology, v. 104, p. 1037-1054.

  • Peck, WH, Valley, JW, Wilde, SA, and Graham, CM, 2001, Oxygen isotope ratios and rare earth elements in 3.3 to 4.4 Ga zircons: Ion microprobe evidence for high δ18 O continental crust and oceans in the Early Archean, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 65, p. 4215-4229.

  • Wilde, S, Valley, JW, Peck, WH, and Graham, CM, 2001, Evidence from detrital zircons for the existence of continental crust and oceans on the Earth 4.4 Gyr ago: Nature, v. 409, p. 175-178.
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Abstracts from the Isotope Lab

(*indicates student author)
  • Peck, WH, and *Dawson, TL, 2015, Carbon isotope investigation of channel carbon dioxide in ring silicates: Cordierite and beryl: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 47(7), p. 762.