Dr. James C. Walters

Emeritus Professor of Geology
Email Address: 
Phone Number: 
Latham 120
Ph. D. Geology (1975), Rutgers University
M. Phil. Geology (1973), Rutgers University
B. A. Geology (1970), Grand Valley State University
Research Interests: 
  • Examines frozen ground and frost action processes and features produced through intensive freeze-thaw activity, both present day and relict.
  • Investigates permanently frozen ground (permafrost) distribution and characteristics in arctic and subarctic environments and how these environments are changing with global warming.
  • J. C. Walters, 2012, "Long-term field observations of sorted circle dynamics at sites in central Alaska", in Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Permafrost, vol. 4. Extended Abstracts: Tyumen State Oil and gas University, Tyumen, Ekaterinburg Russia, p. 636-637.
  • W. I. Anderson, and J. C. Walters, 2009. "A brief history of the Department of Earth Science at the University of Northern Iowa", The Compass, The Earth Science Journal of Sigma Gamma Epsilon, vol. 82, p. 1-5.
  • J. C. Watlers, 2009, "Sigma Gamma Epsilon 40th Biennial Convention Field Trip to Northeast Iowa", The Compass, the Earth-Science Journal of Sigma Gamma Epsilon, vol. 82, p. 25-31
  • D. J. Weiss, and J. C. Walters. 2004. "Incorporating GPS Technology with a campus geology walking tour", Journal of Geoscience Education, vol. 52, n. 2., p. 186, 190.
  • C. Racine, T. Jorgenson, J. Walters, M. Ferrick. 2004. "Ground temperatures and permafrost degradation on the Tanana Flats, interior Alaska, USA", U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, CRREL Report No. ERDC/CRREL MP-04-6189, Hanover, NH.
  • J. C. Walters. 2002. "The Natural History of an Arctic Oil Field: Development and the Biota (Review)", Quarterly Review of Biology, vol. 77, no. 1, p.92-93.
  • J. C. Walters. 2002. "Advising---Some Advice from a Chapter Advisor", The Compass, Journal of Earth Sciences of Sigma Gamma Epsilon, vol. 76, no. 3, p.57.
  • C.H. Racine, J. C. Walters, and T.E. Jorgenson. 2002. "Thermokarst development in birch and black spruce forests on the Tanana Flats, Interior Alaska", 2nd International Workshop on Northern Peatlands; Roles of Permafrost and Climate Change; Montreal, PQ, Canada.