Steve Norton will discuss the evolution of the bedrock geology that forms the underpinnings of the area, the glacial history that has reshaped our coastal area, and modern processes that influence human activity and vice versa. The event is part of the ongoing lecture series by the Coastal Mountains Land Trust, and co-sponsored by the Camden Conservation Commission.
Steve Norton retired from the University of Maine in 2008, after 40 years of teaching and research. He researched in the field of aquatic geochemistry, with the interaction of water, humans, and geologic materials as his specialty. He continues his research at the University and is currently studying the chemistry of aluminum, iron, and phosphorus – how they interact and control biological productivity in Maine lakes. He leads field trips and delivers talks with different foci, because of his evolution of interest within geology. He initially was trained as a bedrock geologist but after graduate school he morphed in his present form! He resides in Bucksport. During the week he is commonly at the University. Weekends he is in his woodlot, thinning trees, gardening, or on the golf course.