Professor Gordon Baird (Ph.D. Univ. of Rochester, 1975) is a paleontologist and stratigrapher / sedimentologist in the Department of Geology and Environmental Sciences at SUNY Fredonia. His research is focused on the sedimentary and tectonic history of the earliest phases of Appalachian mountain building, known as the Taconic orogeny. For many years he has teamed up with Dr. Carlton Brett at the University of Cincinnati to map and interpret ancient sedimentary basins associated with this important event.

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