Daniel R. Conrad

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Daniel R. Conrad

Quaternary Geologist, Minnesota Geological Survey


Minnesota Geological Survey
2609 West Territorial Road
St. Paul, MN 55114


  • M.S. in Geology, 2018, Northern Arizona University
  • B.S. in Geology, 2016, University of St. Thomas

Scientific & Professional Societies

  • Geological Society of America
  • Minnesota Ground Water Association
Research Interests
  • Till geochemistry
  • Till provenance
  • Till stratigraphy
  • Paleogeography
  • Basin analysis
  • Detrital zircon provenance

Selected Publications

Thorleifson, L.H., Conrad, D.R., and Staley, A.E., 2019, Geochemical Analysis of Till from Minnesota Drill Cores, Minnesota Geological Survey Open File Report OFR-19-2, 15 p., 9 digital files.

Conrad, D.R., Umhoefer, P.J., Beard, L.S., Beard, and Lamb, M.A., 2018, Evidence for Changes in Drainage Patterns and Tectonic Activity at ~19 Ma in the Oligocene-Miocene Rainbow Gardens Formation Immediately North of the Gold Butte Fault, Southern Nevada, Geological Society of America, Cordilleran Section Meeting.

Conrad, D.R., Arnhold, C., and McDermott, J.A, 2016, A Comparison of Slope-Area Analysis and Chi Plot Methods in a Geomorphic Analysis of the Norwegian ‘Passive’ Margin, Geological Society of America, Cordilleran Section Meeting.

Arnhold, C., Conrad, D.R., and McDermott, J.A, 2015, Geomorphic Analysis of the Møre-Trøndelag Fault Complex in Southern Norway, Geological Society of America, North-Central Section Meeting.

McDermott, J.A., Redfield, T.F., Arnhold, C., and Conrad, D.R., 2015, A Geomorphological Analysis of the Cenozoic Rejuvenation of the Southwestern Norwegian ‘Passive’ Margin, European Geological Union Annual Meeting.