Gregory A. Buckley, PhD

Gregory Buckley

Associate Professor, Project Earth Advisor (Sustainability Student Organization)


  • Ph.D. – Rutgers University
  • B.A. – Hartwick College

Areas of Expertise

  • Stratigraphy and Geochronology
  • Paleontology
  • Sustainability
  • Climate History
  • Environmental Systems

Gregory Buckley

Gregory Buckley

Gregory Buckley


  • ES 131 Physical Geology
  • ES 132 Historical Geology
  • ES 133 Earth Systems
  • ES 146 Sustainable Earth
  • ES 200 Climate Change
  • ES 251 Environmental Systems
  • ES 348 Earth Resources
  • ES/BI 455 Paleobiology
  • ES 480 Topics in Earth Science – Geology of the National Parks
  • ES 489 Senior Capstone Research

Selected Publications and Research Contributions

  • Buckley, G. A. and Moore-Driskell, M. M. 2019. Challenges in Teaching Climate Science Literacy in Alabama, Part I: Climate Change and the Southeast U.S. Warming Hole. Journal of Sustainability Studies.
  • Buckley, G. A. and J. H. Hartman. 2017. Constraining Chronostratigraphic Boundaries Within the Cretaceous and Paleocene Formations of the Eastern Crazy Mountains Basin, Montana. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 49, No. 6. doi: 10.1130/abs/2017AM-299944
  • Fox, R. C., C. S. Scott, G. A., Buckley. 2015. A ‘giant’ purgatoriid (Plesiadapiformes) from the Paleocene of Montana, USA: mosaic evolution in the earliest primates. Palaeontology, 58: 277–291. doi: 10.1111/pala.12141
  • Krause, D. W., P. M. O'Connor, A. H. Rasomiaramanana, G. A. Buckley, D. Burney, M. T. Carrano, P. S. Chatrath, J. J. Flynn, C. A. Forster, L. Godfrey, W. L. Jungers, R. R. Rogers, K. E. Samonds, E. Simons, and A. Wyss. 2006. "Preserving Madagascar's natural heritage: the importance of keeping the island's vertebrate fossils in the public domain", Madagascar Conservation & Development, 1:43-47.
  • Buckley, G. A., C. A. Brochu, D. W. Krause, and D. Pol. 2000. A bizarre pug-nosed crocodyliform from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar. Nature 405:941-944.
  • Krause, D.W., R.R. Rogers, C.A. Forster, J.H. Hartman, G.A. Buckley, and S.D. Sampson. 1999. The Late Cretaceous vertebrate fauna of Madagascar: Implications for Gondwanan paleobiogeography. GSA Today 9(8):1-7.
  • Buckley, G. A., and Brochu, C. A. 1999. An enigmatic new crocodile from the Upper Cretaceous of Madagascar. In Unwin, D. (ed.), Cretaceous Fossil Vertebrates: Special Papers in Palaeontology No. 60, The Palaeontological Association (London), p. 149-175.