Mark Nicholas Demitroff

Board Member, South Jersey Culture & History Center (Stockton)

Board Member, United States Permafrost Association

Phone: 609.626.6030
Office: Kramer Hall
Website/CV: Old Frozen Dirt



Ph.D. Land-Surface Processes: University of Delaware, in progress
M.S. Geography: University of Delaware, 2007
B.S. Agricultural Sciences: Rutgers, Cook College, 1982

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Pinelands Geography, Periglacial Geomorphology – Past Permafrost


Pinelands Phys/Cultural Geog GIS 4672, The Pine Barrens, GNM 2234


Past permafrost aggradation & degradation, eolian dynamics, paleohydrology, cryogenesis, geodiversity, Younger Dryas, Pine Barrens cultural history, folklore.


Demitroff M. 2016. Pleistocene ventifacts and ice-marginal conditions, New Jersey, USA. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes. Palaeoenvironmental Special Issue 27: 123–137 DOI: 10.1002/ppp.1860

Wu Y, Sharma M, LeCompte MA, Demitroff M, Landis JD. 2013. Origin and provenance of spherules and magnetic grains at the Younger Dryas Boundary. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 110, 38: E3557–E3566. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1304059110

French HM, Demitroff M. 2012. Late-Pleistocene paleohydrology, eolian activity and frozen ground, New Jersey Pine Barrens, eastern USA. Netherlands Journal of Geosciences. 91, 1/2: 25–35. DOI: 10.1017/S0016774600000548

LeCompte MA, Goodyear AC, Demitroff M, Batchelor D, Vogel EK, Mooney C, Rock BN, Seidel AW. 2012. An independent evaluation of conflicting microspherules results from different investigations of the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 109, 44: E2960–2969. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1208603109

French HM, Demitroff M, Streletskiy D, Forman SL, Gozdzik J, Konishchev VN, Rogov VV, Lebedeva-Verba MP. 2009. Evidence for Late-Pleistocene permafrost in the Pine Barrens, southern New Jersey. Kriosfera Zemli//Earth’s Cryosphere. 13, 3: 17–28 (in Russian).

French HM, Demitroff M, Newell WL. 2009. Past permafrost on the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain, eastern United States. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes. 20, 3: 285–294. DOI: 10.1002/ppp.659

Gordon T, Demitroff M. 2009. 13 August: spungs, cripples, blue holes, and savannahs (savannas) in the Pine Barrens of Atlantic and Cumberland Counties, NJ. Bartonia: Journal of the Philadelphia Botanical Club.64: 59–62.

Demitroff M, Doolittle JA, Nelson FE. 2008. Use of ground-penetrating radar to characterize cryogenic macrostructures in southern New Jersey, USA. In Kane DL, Hinkel, KM (eds.). Proceedings, Ninth International Conference on Permafrost. Institute of Northern Engineering. University of Alaska, Fairbanks. pp. 355–360

French HM, Demitroff M, Forman SL, Newell WL. 2007. A Chronology of Late-Pleistocene permafrost events in southern New Jersey, eastern USA. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes. 18: 49–59. DOI: 10.1002/ppp.572

French HM, Demitroff M, Forman SL. 2005. Evidence for Late–Pleistocene thermokarst in the New Jersey Pine Barrens (latitude 39ºN), eastern USA. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes16: 173–186. DOI: 10.1002/ppp.520

French HM, Demitroff M, Forman SL. 2003. Evidence for Late–Pleistocene permafrost in the New Jersey Pine Barrens (latitude 39ºN). Eastern USA. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes14: 259–274. DOI: 10.1002/ppp.456

French HM, Demitroff M. 2001. On the cold–climate origin of the enclosed depressions and wetlands [‘spungs’] of the Pine Barrens, southern New Jersey, USA. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes.12: 337–350. DOI: 10.1002/ppp.401