Dennis V. Kent


Dennis V. Kent
Board of Governors Professor

Rutgers University
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Geological Sciences Labs Building Rm 101
610 Taylor Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8066 U.S.A.

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  • B.Sc., City College of New York
  • Ph.D., Columbia University


  • Undergraduate: Earth and Life through Time
  • Graduate: Seminars in Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism, Special Topics in Earth Sciences

Research Interests

Paleomagnetism, geomagnetism, and rock magnetism, and their application to geologic problems.  Current interests include Cenozoic and Mesozoic magnetostratigraphy and geomagnetic polarity time scales, paleoclimatology, paleogeography and tectonics of the Pangea supercontinent, and the magnetic recording properties of sediments and oceanic basalts.


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  • Kent, D.V. and E. Irving, 2010, Influence of inclination error in sedimentary rocks on the Triassic and Jurassic apparent polar wander path for North America and implications for Cordilleran tectonics, Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, B10103, doi:10.1029/2009JB007205.
  • Kent, D.V., H. Wang and P. Rochette, 2010, Equatorial paleosecular variation of the geomagnetic field from 0-3 Ma lavas from the Galapagos Islands: Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 183, 404-412.
  • Lepre, C. J., H. Roche, D. V. Kent, S. Harmand, R. L. Quinn, J.-P. Brugal, A. Lenoble, P.-J. Texier, and C. S. Feibel, 2011, An earlier origin for the Acheulean: Nature, 477, 82-85.
  • Muttoni, G., G. Scardia, and D. V. Kent, 2010, Human migration into southern Europe during the late Early Pleistocene climate transition: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 296, 79–93.
  • Schaller, M. F., J. D. Wright, and D. V. Kent, 2011, Atmospheric pCO2 perturbations associated with the Central Atlantic Magmatic Province: Science, 331, 1404-1409.
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