Dr. Franseen's research primarily involves sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy, and diagenesis of carbonate and siliciclastic strata. His research approach is integrative and projects to date have utilized Ioutcrop and subsurface data, high-resolution and conventional seismic methods, ground- penetrating radar, paleomagnetic methods, biostratigraphy, petrography, geochemical techniques, and computer modeling to better discern variables such as global, regional and local sea-level fluctuations, paleoceanographic conditions, climate, paleotopography, and autogenic processes that control carbonate depositional systems.
Dr. Franseen is a Principal Investigator for the Kansas Interdisciplinary Carbonates Consortium (KICC), which is sponsored by petroleum industry companies. The KICC homepage is here: KICC Homepage. The research overview button on the upper panel at this site illustrates some of the types of current and proposed research projects on carbonate systems.