Selected Publications

The publications listed here are meant to reflect the range of research topics that I investigate. For a full list of my publications you can check out my Google Scholar page.


Benton, R., Terry, D.O., Jr., Evanoff, E. E., and McDonald, H. G., 2015, The White River Badlands:  Geology and Paleontology, Indiana University Press, 240p, ISBN: 978-0-253-01606-5

Terry, D. O., Jr., LaGarry, H. E., and Hunt, R. M., 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.

Journal articles:

Terry, D. O., Jr., 2001, Paleopedology of the Chadron Formation of Northwestern Nebraska:  Implications for Paleoclimatic Change in the North American Midcontinent across the Eocene-Oligocene Boundary:  Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 168, p. 1-38.

Grandstaff, D. E., and Terry, D. O., Jr. 2009, Rare earth element composition of Paleogene vertebrate fossils from Toadstool Geologic Park, Nebraska, USA:  Applied Geochemistry, Special volume on the 12th International Symposium on Water-Rock Interactions, v. 24, pp. 733-745.

Zanazzi, A., Kohn, M., and Terry, D. O. Jr., 2009, Biostratigraphy and paleoclimatology of the Eocene-Oligocene boundary section at Toadstool Park, northwestern Nebraska, U.S.A.; in Koeberl, C. and Montanari, A., eds., The Late Eocene Earth-Hot House, Ice House, and Impacts; Geological Society of America Special Paper 452, pp. 197-214.

Woodcock, D., Meyer, H., Prado, Y., Rufasto, E., and Terry, D. O. Jr., 2020, El Bosque Petrificado Piedra Chamana: Un recurso científico de importancia global; Revista Peruana de Biologia, v. 27, p. 517-528,

Sahy, D., Hiess, J., Fischer, A., Condon, D. J., Terry, D. O., Jr., Abels, H. A., Husing, S. K., and Kuiper, K. F., 2019, Accuracy and precision of the late Eocene – early Oligocene geomagnetic polarity time scale; Geological Society of America Bulletin,

Horner, R. J., Wiest, L. A., Buynevich, I. V., Terry, D. O., Jr., and Grandstaff, D. E., 2016, Chemical composition of Thalassinoides boxwork across the marine K–Pg boundary of central New Jersey, U.S.A.; Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 86, p. 1-12.

McClung, W.S., Cuffey, C., Eriksson, K.A., and Terry, D. O., Jr., (2016), An incised-valley fill and lowstand wedges in the Upper Devonian Foreknobs Formation, central Appalachian Basin: implications for Famennian glacioeustasy; Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 446, p. 125-143.

Wiest, L. A., Buynevich, I. V., Grandstaff, D. E., Terry, D. O., Jr., Maza, Z. A., and Lacovara, K, J., 2016, Ichnological evidence for endobenthic dwarfing as a response to the K-Pg event, New Jersey, U.S.A.;Palaios, v. 31, n. 5, p. 231-241.

Sahy, D., Condon, D. J., Terry, D. O., Jr., Fischer, A. U., and Kuiper, K. F., 2015, Synchronizing terrestrial and marine records of environmental change across the Eocene-Oligocene transition; Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 427, p. 171-182.

Wiest, L. A., Buynevich, I. V., Grandstaff, D. E., Terry, D. O., Jr., and Maza, Z. A., 2015, Trace fossil evidence suggests widespread dwarfism in response to the end-Cretaceous mass extinction: Braggs, Alabama and Brazos River, Texas; Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 417, p. 105-111.

Licht, A., van Cappelle, M., Abels, H. A., Ladant, J. B., Trabucho Alexandre, J., France-Lanord, C., Donnadieu, Y., Vandenberghe, J., Rigaudier, T., Lécuyer, C., Terry, Jr., D., Adriaens, R., Boura, A., Guo, Z., Aung Naing Soe, Quade, J., Dupont-Nivet, G., and Jaeger, J.-J., 2014, Asian monsoons in a late Eocene greenhouse world; Nature, v. 513, p. 501-506, doi:10.1038/nature13704.

Zanazzi, A., Kohn, M., MacFadden, B., and Terry, D. 2007, Abrupt temperature drop across the Eocene-Oligocene Transition, central North America; Nature, v. 445, p. 639-642.

Metzger, C. A., Terry, D. O., Jr., and Grandstaff, D. E., 2004, The effect of paleosol formation on rare earth element signatures in fossil bone:  Geology, v. 32, no. 6, p. 497-500.