Jonathan WarnockProfessor


  • BS, Northern Illinois University Geology and Biology
  • MS, University of Illinois Chicago -- Geology (Paleoecology)
  • PhD, Northern Illinois University -- Geology (Micropaleontology/Paleoclimatology)

Courses Taught

GEOS 102 - The Dynamic Earth Lab
GEOS 104 - Oceans and Atmospheres Lab
GEOS 202 - Quantitative Methods in Geoscience
GEOS 204 - Historical Geology
GEOS 352 - Stratigraphy
GEOS 353 - Paleontology
GEOS 355 - Sedimentology
GEOS 490 - Field Studies in Geology

Professional Interests

Paleoclimatologist. Specializing in diatom-based Silica cycle reconstruction and environmental reconstruction in the Southern Ocean and Baltic Sea via novel proxy development.

Selected Publications (Full CV)

  • Warnock, J.P., Peterson, J.E., Clawson, S.R., Matthwes, N.A., Breithaupt, B.H. 2018. Close-range photogrammetry of the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry, Upper Jurassic, Emery County, Utah. Geology of the Intermountain West. Vol. 5, 271-285.
  • Kotthoff, U., Groeneveld, J., Ash, J.L., Fanget, A.-S., Krupinski, N.Q., Peyron, O., Stepanova, A., Warnock, J., Van Helmond, N.A.G.M., Passey, B.H., Clausen, O.R., Bennike, O., Andrn, E., Granoszewski, W., Andrn, T., Filipsson, H.L., Seidenkrantz, M.-S., Slomp, C.P., and Bauersachs, T. 2017. Reconstructing Holocene temperature and salinity variations in the western Baltic Sea region: a multi-proxy comparison from the Little Belt (IODP Expedition 347, Site M0059). Biogeosciences, 14 (23), 5607-5632. doi: 10.5194/bg-14-5607-2017
  • Warnock, J.P., Bauersachs, T., Kotthoff, U., Brandt, H.-T. and Andrn, E. 2017. Holocene environmental history of the ngermanlven Estuary, northern Baltic Sea. Boreas. doi: 10.1111/bor.12281
  • Warnock, J.P. , R.P. Scherer and M.A. Konfirst. (2015) "A record of Pleistocene diatom preservation in the Amundsen Sea, West Antarctica with possible implications on silica leakage." Marine Micropaleontology. 117, 40-45.

Published Abstracts (* indicates student co-author)

  • Warnock, J.,Petricko, J*.,and Peterson, J. New geochemical data supports episodes of hypereutrophy to explain the taphonomic signal of the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry, Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation. 2018 Society for Vertebrate Paleontology
  • Warnock, J. Evaluation and utilization of diatom taphonomic data. 2018 Polar Marine Diatom Workshop
  • Ferguson*, B. andWarnock, J. "Relating Fragilariopsis Kerguelensis Fragments to Original Valve Dimensions" 2018 Northeast Geological Society of America Mtg, Burlington, Vt.
  • Parker*, S. andWarnock, J. "The Effect of a Western Antarctic Ice Sheet Collapse on Nutrient Recycling Rates During Marine Isotope Stage 31: Initial Findings" 2018 Northeast Geological Society of America Mtg, Burlington, Vt.
  • Warnock, J."Holocene Environmental History of the ngermanl Ven Estuary, Northern Baltic Sea"2018 Northeast Geological Society of America Mtg in Burlington, Vt.