Department of Geology and Geography

Dr. Martin B. Farley
Associate Professor

Office: 213 Old Main Phone: (910) 521-6478
  FAX: (910) 521-6688
  Email: martin.farley@uncp.edu

Research Interests
Palynology
Cretaceous-Recent Terrestrial paleoecology
Sequence Stratigraphy
Global Stratigraphic Frameworks

Courses
GLY 115 Earth Science
GLY 125 Earth History
GLY 226 Oceanography
GLY 325 Paleontology
GLY 425 Sedimentology-Stratigraphy

Publications

PAPERS

Farley, M.B., 2009, Are you smarter than a dinosaur?: On the Cutting Edge: Paleontology Activities, Science Education Research Center. http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/paleo/activities/33172.html

Farley, M.B., 2009, Quaternary Paleoecology and Climate Change, Bladen County, NC: On the Cutting Edge: Paleontology Activities, Science Education Research Center. http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/paleo/activities/33168.html

Farley, M.B., 2008, Building the case for paleontology: Palaeontologica Electronica, v. 11(3), palaeo-electronica.org/2008_3/index.html.

Farley, M.B., Phillips, P.L., and McBroom, R., 2007, Investigating Regional Hydrogeology of the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain: Science Education Resource Center, Starting Points–Teaching Entry Level Geoscience Collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/introgeo/icbl/examples/19297.html

Farley, M.B., 2005, Groundwater hydrology: in Ross, T.E. (ed.), One Land, Three Peoples—An Atlas of Robeson County, 3rd edition: Karo Hollow Press, Southern Pines, NC, p. 31-38.

Ross, T.E. and Farley, M.B., 2005, Soils, topography and surface drainage: in Ross, T.E. (ed.), One Land, Three Peoples—An Atlas of Robeson County, 3rd edition: Karo Hollow Press, Southern Pines, NC, p. 17-29.

Farley, M.B., 2002, Richmond County geology: in Ross, T.E. (ed.), Atlas of Richmond County, North Carolina: Karo Hollow Press, Southern Pines, NC, p. 15-20.

Farley, M.B. and Armentrout, J., 2002, In search of biostratigraphy: Offshore (Feb. issue), p. 94-95, 102.

Farley, M.B., 2002, Geology of Richmond County, North Carolina: in Ross, T.E. (ed.), Atlas of Richmond County: Carolinas Press.

Farley, M.B. and Armentrout, J., 2000, Fossils in the oil patch: Geotimes (October), v. 45, p. 14-17.

Farley, M.B. and Fleisher, R.L., 1999, Paleoenvironmental analysis: Applied Paleontology chapter: in Beaumont, E.A. and Foster, N.H. (eds.), Exploring for Oil and Gas Traps: AAPG Treatise of Petroleum Geology, p. 17-31 - 17-35.

Hardenbol, J., Thierry, J., Farley, M.B., Jacquin, T., Graciansky, P-C. de, and Vail, P.R., 1998, Mesozoic and Cenozoic sequence chronostratigraphic framework of European Basins. in Graciansky, P-C. de, Hardenbol, J., Jacquin, T., and Vail, P.R. (eds.), Mesozoic and Cenozoic sequence stratigraphy of European Basins: SEPM Special Publication 60, p. 3-13.

Hardenbol, J., Thierry, J., Farley, M.B., Jacquin, T., Graciansky, P-C. de, and Vail, P.R., 1998, Cenozoic sequence and biochronostratigraphy. in Graciansky, P-C. de, Hardenbol, J., Jacquin, T., and Vail, P.R. (eds.), Mesozoic and Cenozoic sequence stratigraphy of European Basins: SEPM Special Publication 60, Charts 2-8.

Farley, M.B., 1994, Palynomorph concentration in studies of Paleogene nonmarine depositional environments of Wyoming in Traverse, A. (ed.), Sedimentation of organic particles: Cambridge University Press, p. 431-444.

Farley, M.B., 1994, Modern pollen transport and sedimentation: an annotated bibliography: in Traverse, A. (ed.), Sedimentation of organic particles: Cambridge University Press, New York, p. 503-524.

Farley, M.B., 1990, Vegetation distribution across the early Eocene depositional landscape from palynological analysis: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 79, p. 11-27.

Farley, M.B., 1990, Palynological facies fossils in nonmarine environments in the Paleogene of the Bighorn Basin: Palaios, v. 4, p. 565-573.

Farley, M.B. and Traverse, A., 1990, Usefulness of palynomorph concentrations in distinguishing Paleogene depositional environments, Wyoming (U.S.A.): Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, v. 64, p. 325-329.

Farley, M.B., 1988, Environmental variation, palynofloras, and paleoecological interpretation: in DiMichele, W.A. and Wing, S.L. (eds.), Methods and Applications of Plant Paleoecology: Paleontological Society, Special Publication 3, p. 126-146.

Farley, M.B., 1987, Palynomorphs from surface waters of the eastern and central Caribbean Sea: Micropaleontology, v. 33, p. 254-262.

Farley, M.B. and Dilcher, D.L., 1986, Correlation between miospores and depositional environments of the Dakota Formation of North-central Kansas and adjacent Nebraska, U.S.A.: Palynology, v. 10, p. 117-133.


SELECTED ABSTRACTS

Farley, M.B., Phillips, P. Lee, and McBroom, Rachel, 2008, Student Investigation of Spatial Changes in Mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain Aquifers: Southeastern Division, Association of American Geographers, 63rd Annual Meeting, p. 7.

McBroom, R. and Farley, M.B., 2008, Life of the Aquifer: A Partnership for Engaging Underserved Grades 9–12 Students in Local Geology: National Science Teachers’ Association, Regional Meeting, Charlotte, p. 4.

Farley, M.B., 2008, Farley and Armentrout revisited—the status of paleontology: NAMS Marine Micropaleontology Research Group, AAPG Annual Meeting, San Antonio.

Farley, M.B., Phillips, P. Lee, and McBroom, Rachel, 2008, Investigating Regional Hydrogeology of the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain: a Student Exercise: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 40, p. 58.

McBroom, R., Farley, M.B., and Phillips, P.L., Jr., 2007, Life of the Aquifer: Engaging 9-12 Students in Local Geology: National Science Teachers’ Association, Annual Meeting, Boston.

Farley, M.B., Phillips, P.L., and McBroom, R., 2007, Life of the Aquifer: Improving Earth Science Education for Teachers and Students in High Schools of Under-represented Groups on the North Carolina Coastal Plain: American Geophysical Union, Annual Meeting, Poster ED51A-0119.

McBroom, R., Farley, M.B., and Phillips, P.L., Jr., 2007, Life of the Aquifer: A Partnership for Engaging 9-12 Students in Local Geology: North Carolina Science Teachers’ Association Professional Development Institute, Greensboro, p. 33.

Farley, M.B. and Phillips, P.L., Jr., October 2006, Making geology visible: building the geosciences at a historically minority university: GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 38, no. 7, p. 567.

Grand Pre, C., Corbett, D.R., Culver, S.J., Farley, M.B., Farrell, K., Hillier, A., Horton, T., Riggs, S.R., and Theiler, J.E., 2005, Evaluating Holocene Paleoenvironmental Change in Pamlico Sound, North Carolina via Geochemical and Paleobiological Proxies [abstr.]: Estuarine Research Foundation, Annual Meeting (Norfolk, VA).

Farley, M.B., 2002, Forging a path for biostratigraphy: British Micropaleontological Society-North American Micropaleontology Section-American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists Joint Annual Meeting, London, U.K.

Farley, M.B., 2001, Vegetation response to long-term climate change in the Paleogene of the Bighorn Basin, Wyoming [abstr.]: Climate and Biota of the Early Paleogene, Powell, Wyoming.

Farley, M.B., 2000, Calibration of biostratigraphic data in building a global sequence stratigraphic framework [abstr.]: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, Annual Meeting.

Kroeger, T.J. and Farley, M.B., 2000, Using paleoenvironmental context to sharpen palynological analysis [abstr.]: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, Annual Meeting.

Hardenbol, J., Thierry, J., Farley, M.B., Jacquin, T., Graciansky, P-C de, and Vail, P.R., 1997, Mesozoic-Cenozoic sequence chronostratigraphic framework of European Basins [abstr.]: Canadian Society for Petroleum Geology-SEPM, Joint Meeting, Program with Abstracts, p. 122.

Farley, M.B., Brinkhuis, H., Bujak, J., Damassa, S.P., Foucher, J-C., Hochuli, P.A., Ioannides, N.S., Riding, J.B., Verteuil, L. de, Williams, G.L., Zevenboom, D., 1996, Mesozoic-Cenozoic palynomorph biostratigraphy and sequence stratigraphy of European Basins [abstr.]: 9th International Palynological Congress, Proceedings.

Hardenbol, J. and Farley, M.B., 1994, Mesozoic-Cenozoic chronostratigraphic syntheses [abstr.]: American Association of Petroleum Geologists/SEPM, Annual Meeting (Denver).

Chen, Y.Y, Farley, M.B., and McLaughlin, P.P., 1993, Dinoflagellate cycles in the Oligocene Boom Clay (Rupelian) of Belgium: implications for sequence stratigraphic interpretation in fine-grained sediments [abstr.]: 5th International Conference on modern and fossil dinoflagellates, Zeist, The Netherlands, p. 25.

Farley, M.B., 1992, Ancient palynofacies and their stability in time [abstr.]: 8th International Palynological Conference, Proceedings, p. 167.

Farley, M.B., 1991, Palynology of Early Eocene continental margins and interiors and implications for accuracy of Eocene paleoclimate models [abstr.]: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 23(5), p. A301.

Wing, S.L. and Farley, M.B., 1990, Stability in the composition of Paleogene forests [abstr.]: International Conference on Systematic and Evolutionary Biology, College Park, Maryland, May 1990.

Farley, M.B. and Wing, S.L., 1989, Quantitative comparison of leaf and pollen samples from the same sites [abstr.]: Botanical Society of America/Canadian Botanical Association Annual Meeting Abstracts, p. 164-165.

Dilcher, D.L. and Farley, M.B., 1988, Cenomanian miospores and co-occurring megafossils in the mid-continent of North America [abstr.]: 7th International Palynological Congress, Brisbane, Australia.

Education

Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, Geology, Minor: Botany, 1987.
M.A., Indiana University, Geology, 1982.
B.S., with highest distinction, The Pennsylvania State University, Geosciences, 1980.

Memberships

North American Micropaleontology Section, SEPM
Treasurer (1999-2007), President (2009-2010)
9th International Palynological Conference, Houston (1996)
Field Trips Coordinator
American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists
Director (1992-1994), Short Course Committee Chair (1990-1996), Awards Committe Chair (2007-present)

Geological Society of America
SEPM, Society for Sedimentary Geology
Paleontological Society
Paleobotanical Section, Botanical Society of America

Honors

Distinguished Service Award, North American Micropaleontology Section 2008
Invited Keynote Lecturer, 2002 British Micropaleontological Society (-AASP-NAMS) meeting, London
Smithsonian Institution Postdoctoral Fellowship
National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship

Sigma Xi
Phi Beta Kappa

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