Indiana University Bloomington

John Droste

John Droste

Professor Emeritus

Stratigraphy and Subsurface Geology

Email:   droste@indiana.edu

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., 1956, University of Illinois
  • M.S., 1953, University of Illinois
  • B.S., 1951, University of Illinois

Research Interests

For several decades Droste's research has treated the subsurface geology of the Paleozoic rocks of Indiana and adjacent states. These studies are focused on lithostratigraphy, on interpretation of environments of deposition, and on local and regional tectonic events as they relate to petroleum geology.

Representative Publications

Droste, J.B., and R.H. Shaver, Paleoceanography of Silurian seaways in the midwestern basins and arches region: (1987). Paleoceanography 2, p. 213-227.

Droste, J.B., and S.J. Keller, Development of the Mississippian-Pennsylvanian Unconformity in Indiana: (1989). Indiana Geological Survey Occasional Paper 55, 11p.

Droste, J.B., and A.S. Horowitz, Influences on the position of Chesterian sand belts in Indiana: (1990). Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science 99, p. 3945.

Droste, J.B., and G.L. Carpenter, Subsurface Stratigraphy of the Blue River Group (Mississippian) in Indiana: (1990). Indiana Geological Survey Bulletin 62, 45p.

Droste, J.B. and Keller, S.J., Subsurface stratigraphy and distribution of oil fields of the Buffalo Wallow Group (Mississippian) in Indiana, (1995). Indiana Geological Survey Bulletin 63, 24p.

Droste, J.B. and S.J. Keller, Subsurface stratigraphy and distribution of oil fields of the Stephensport Group (Mississippian) in Indiana: (1995). Indiana Geological Survey Bulletin 64, 21p.