Peter Voice

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Peter Voice
Director of Outreach and Teaching Faculty Specialist
(269) 387-5488 or (269) 387-8696 (MGRRE)
(269) 387-5513
MGRRE, 5272 W Michigan Ave, Mail Stop 5241
Mailing address: 
Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5241 USA
  • Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2010
  • M.S., Western Michigan University, 2005
Research interests: 
  • Quantitative sedimentology
  • Provenance analysis

Dr. Peter Voice is an instructor in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences at Western Michigan University. Voice teaches earth systems, historical geology, invertebrate paleontology, sedimentology, advanced stratigraphy, geomorphology, mineral deposits and ocean systems. Voice works as a research associate for the Michigan Geological Repository for Research and Education directing its K-12 Earth Science Outreach Program.

Voice uses numerical and statistical methods to understand large scale patterns in sedimentation. He has conducted research on carbonates and siliciclastics in Michigan and other states. His past research focused on the Global Detrital Zircon database and the provenance study using detrital zircons in Liassic rocks of southern Virginia. With all published detrital zircon U-Pb age dates prior to 2010, he was able to look at sedimentary records of crustal recycling and growth using this database.

Voice previously studied Burnt Bluff Group, a package of Lower Silurian carbonates ranging from deep shelf to emergent tidal flats. He used facies analysis, paleoecological data and stable isotopes to better interpret paleoclimate during deposition.

Recent Publications

  • Voice, P. J. and Harrison, W. B. III (eds.) 2014, Michigan basin field experience and Devonian carbonate reservoir core workshop, Michigan Petroleum Technology Transfer Institute Satellite Workshop Volume prepared for the March 2014 MI PTTC Meeting, Mt. Pleasant, MI.
  • Voice, P. J. and Harrison, W. B. III 2014, Paleozoic Geology of the Central Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Michigan Basin Geological Society Summer Excursion Guide book, Co-published by the Michigan Basin Geological Society and the Michigan Geological Survey, p. 111

For a more complete list of Dr. Voice's publications, please visit ResearchGate or Google Scholar.