Indiana University Bloomington

Donald Hattin

Donald Hattin

Professor Emeritus

Stratigraphy, Sedimentology, Paleocology, and Paleontology

Office:   GY519
Phone:   812-855-8232

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., 1954, University of Kansas
  • M.S., 1952, University of Kansas
  • B.S., 1950, University of Massachusetts

Research Interests

Hattin's work is in paleoecological studies of Upper Cretaceous benthic organisms, especially including oysters, cirripeds, and rudists. He also does taxonomic studies of Upper Cretaceous benthic organisms, including oysters, anomiids, and cirripeds.

In addition he studies Cretaceous stratigraphy of the Western Interior Basin, with emphasis on depositional environments, cyclicity, basinwide correlation of carbonate-rock intervals, and stratigraphic manifestations of contemporaneous tectonic uplift.

Hattin also collaborates with Katrina Gobetz (James Madison University) on the causes of recent rodent gnawings on rocks of Mississippian and Cretaceous age.

Representative Publications

Merriam, D.F., compiler, with contributions from P.Berendsen, L.L. Brady, D.R. Collins, J.H. Doveton, E. Franseen, E.D. Goebel. D.E. Hattin, P.H. Heckel, W.C. Johnson, K.D. Newell, H.G. O'Connor, and W.L. Watney, 2003, The Stratigraphic Record in Kansas: Kansas Geological Survey, chart, one sheet.

Gobetz, K. E., and Hattin, D.E., 2002, Rodent-gnawed carbonate rocks from Indiana: Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science, No. 1, p-1.8.

Hattin, D.E., and Cuffey, R. J., 1998, Arnheim through Upper Whitewater strata at the Madison- Indiana Route 56 road cuts (Upper Ordovicican, southeastern Indiana), p. 100-105 m in Davis,R.A., and Cuffey, R.J., eds.. Sampling the layer cake that isn't: the stratigraphy and paleontology of the type Cincinnatian: Ohio Division of Geological Survey, Guidebook No. 13, 194p.

Hattin, D.E., Fossilized regurgitate from Smoky Hill Member of Niobrara Chalk (Upper Cretaceous) of Kansas, U.S.A.: (1996). Cretaceous Research, v. 17, p. 443-450.

Hattin, D.E., Exogyra in Upper Cretaceous chalky strata of western Kansas, U.S.A.: A biogeographic enigma: (1995). J. Paleontology, 69, p. 187-191.

Hattin, D.E., Shelf-sea chalk deposits - a global perspective. EAPG/AAPG Special Conference on Chalk Exploration and Production from Chalk Reservoirs Worldwide: (1994). Copenhagen, Denmark, Extended Abstract Book, p. 2-5.

Hattin, D.E. and J.R. Dodd, Mississippian paleosols, paleokarst and eolian carbonates in Indiana: (1992). Ohio Division of Geological Survey, miscellaneous report No. 3, 35p.
(Field trip No. 13, Anual Meeting of Geological Society of America, Cincinnati, Ohio).

Hattin, D.E., and D.S. Hirt, Paleoecology of scalpellomorph cirripeds in the Fairport Member, Carlile Shale (Middle Turonian), of central Kansas: (1991). PALAIOS 6, p. 553-563.

Hattin, D.E., Lithodemes, suites, supersuites, and complexes: intrusive, metamorphic, and genetically mixed assemblages of rocks now embraced by North American Code of stratigraphic nomenclature: (1991). Precamb. Res. 50, p. 355-357.

Hassenmueller, W.A., and D.E. Hattin, New species of the bivalve Anomia from Lower and Middle Turonian parts of the Greenhorn Limestone, central Kansas: (1990). J. Paleontol., 64, p. 104-110.

Hattin, D.E., Puebloites greenhornensis Cobban and Scott from Turonian part of Greenhorn Limestone, north-central Kansas and northeastern Wyoming: (1990). Cretaceous Research, 11, p. 351-358.