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Academic Calendar

Here is the Calendar of events for OLC.

  • October 13th 2014
    • Native American Day Office's closed/No classes
  • November 11th 2014
    • Veteran's Day, Offices closed
  • November 27th, 28th, 2014
    • Thanksgiving Day Holiday, Offices closed
  • December 5th 2014
    • Classes End
  • December 8th, 9th, 10th, 2014
    • Make up Period
  • December 10th 2014
    • Grades Due
  • December 11th 2014
    • Assessment Day
  • December 12th 2014
    • Assessment Day
  • December 24th, 25th, 26th, 2014
    • Christmas Holiday
  • January 5th - January 9th 2015
    • Registration Week

Hannon LaGarry

Dr.
Hannan LaGarry

Position

Conservation Biology Instructor/Researcher

Contact Information

Blog -- Office Phone -- Cell Phone -- hlagarry@olc.edu

Education and Training

B.A. (Geology) 1985 State University of New York, Potsdam, New York
M.S. (Geology) 1988 Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas Link to Thesis
Ph.D. (Geology) 1997 University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska Link to Dissertation
Curriculum Vitae Link to CV

Highlights

Hannan currently teaches classes in geology, biology, statistics, and research methods for the SEM, Natural Resources, Environmental Science, and Nursing (RN) degree programs. Specifically, Hannan is interested in Cenozoic stratigraphy, vertebrate paleontology, and predator-prey relationships in northern Great Plains mammals. Hannan is also interested in the ecological, human, and social impact of declining water supplies, water contamination, and prolonged drought in the northern Great Plains region.

Cenozoic Stratigraphy
Geological mapping and lithostratigraphic revision, redefinition, and redescription of the White River, Arikaree, and Ogallala groups in northwestern Nebrska, southwestern South Dakota, and northeastern Wyoming.

Vertebrate Paleontology
Systematics, evolution, paleoecology, and taphonomy of Cenozoic (particularly Oligocene) mammals and the management of vertebrate fossil resources on Tribal and Federal lands in the northern Great Plains region.

Predator/Prey Relationships
The evolution of prey body-size selection, diet, and taphonomic modification of prey skeletons by Great Plains carnivores, including mountain lions, coyotes, and swift foxes (with Alessandra Higa).

Publications

Thomasson, J. R., R. J. Zakrzewski, H. E. LaGarry, and D. E. Mergen. 1990. A late Miocene (Late Early Hemphillian) biota from northwestern Kansas. National Geographic Research, 6(2):231-244.

LaGarry, H. E. and M. R. Myers. 1993. Mortality profiles of Mammuthus imperator (Leidy), Sheridan County, Nebraska. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science, 96(3-4):196-203.

LaGarry, H. E. 1994. Results and recommendations of the 1991 paleontological resource survey of the Oglala National Grassland, pp. 69-72 in (R. Benton and A. Elder, eds.) Proceedings of the 3rd Conference on Fossil Resources. Natural Resources Report NPS/NRFOBU/NRR-94-14, 98 p.

Terry, D. O., Jr., H. E. LaGarry, and W. B. Wells. 1995. The White River Group revisited: vertebrate trackways, ecosystems, and lithostratigraphic revision, redefinition, and redescription, pp. 43-57 in (C. Flowerday, ed.) Geologic field trips in Nebraska and adjacent parts of Kansas and South Dakota. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Conservation and Survey Division Guidebook 10, 136 p.

LaGarry, H. E. 1997. Paleontological resource inventories of the Oglala National Grassland: a model for generating paleontological and geological research on public lands, pp. 108-113 in (M. Johnson and J. McChristal, eds.) Proceedings of the 4th Conference on Fossil Resources. Natural Resources Report NPS/NRFLFO/NRR-97/01, 239 p.

LaGarry, H. E. and D. O. Terry, Jr. 1997. Regional distribution of lithotopes within the Chadron Formation of northwestern Nebraska, pp. 9-22 in (R. Hunter, ed.) Geology and paleontology of the White River Formation. Tate Geological Museum Guidebook 2, 139 p.

Terry, D. O. Jr., H. E. LaGarry, and R. M. Hunt, Jr. (eds.). 1998. Depositional environments, lithostratigraphy, and biostratigraphy of the White River and Arikaree Groups (Late Eocene to Early Miocene, North America). Geological Society of America Special Paper 325, 216 p.

Terry, D. O., Jr. and H. E. LaGarry. 1998. The Big Cottonwood Creek Member: a new member of the Chadron Formation of northwestern Nebraska, pp. 117-142 in (D. O. Terry, Jr., H. E. LaGarry, and R. M. Hunt, Jr., eds.) Depositional environments, lithostratigraphy, and biostratigraphy of the White River and Arikaree Groups (Late Eocene to Early Miocene, North America). Geological Society of America Special Paper 325, 216 p.

LaGarry, H. E. 1998. Lithostratigraphic revision and redescription of the Brule Formation (White River Group), northwestern Nebraska, pp. 63-92 in (D. O. Terry, Jr., H. E. LaGarry, and R. M. Hunt, Jr., eds.) Depositional environments, lithostratigraphy, and biostratigraphy of the White River and Arikaree Groups (Late Eocene to Early Miocene, North America). Geological Society of America Special Paper 325, 216 p.

LaGarry, H. E., W. B. Wells, D. O. Terry, Jr., and D. A. Nixon. 1998. The Toadstool Park Trackway Site, Oglala National Grassland, Nebraska, pp. 92-107 in (J. Martin and R. Benton, eds.) Proceedings of the 5th Conference on Fossil Resources. Dakoterra 5, 143 p.

Wysocki, D. A., P. J. Schoeneberger, and H. E. LaGarry. 2000. Geomorphology of soil landscapes, pp. E5-E39 in (M. E. Sumner, editor-in-chief) CRC Handbook of Soil Science, Chemical Rubber Company Press.

LaGarry, H. E. 2004. Taphonomic evidence of bone processing from the Oligocene of northwestern Nebraska. University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Natural Resources Professional Paper 2, 35 p.

Wysocki, D. A., P. J. Schoeneberger, and H. E. LaGarry. 2005. Soil surveys: a window to the subsurface. Geoderma 126:167-180.

Fielding, C. R., H. E. LaGarry, L. A. LaGarry, B. E. Bailey, and J. B. Swinehart. 2007. Sedimentology of the Whiteclay gravel beds in northwestern Nebraska, USA: structurally controlled drainage promoted by early Miocene uplift of the Black Hills Dome. Sedimentary Geology 202:58-71.

LaGarry, H. E. 2008. Taphonomic evidence of predation and scavenging from the Minium Quarry Local Biota (late Miocene) of north-central Kansas, USA, pp. 61-76 in (G. H. Farley and J. R. Choate, eds.) Unlocking the Unknown: Papers Honoring Dr. Richard J. Zakrzewski. Fort Hays Studies Special Issue 2, 153 p.

Diffendal, Jr. R. F., M. R. Voorhies, E. J. Voorhies, H. E. LaGarry, C. L. Timperley, and M. E. Perkins. 2008. Geologic Map of the O'Neill 1o x 2o Quadrangle, Nebraska, with Configuration Maps of Surfaces of Formations (1:250,000). University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Natural Resources (Conservation and Survey Division) map GMC-34 (25" x 36" map w/ 29 p. explanation booklet).

 

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