Robert H. Goldstein is the Haas Distinguished Professor in the Department of Geology and Associate Dean for Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Kansas. He co-directs the Kansas Interdisciplinary Carbonates Consortium (KICC). He has been on the faculty of the Department of Geology at the University of Kansas since 1985. He received the BS in 1979 from Juniata College and received the MS in 1981 and Ph.D. in 1986, both from the University of Wisconsin.
Dr. González is interested in stable isotope chemistry and its application to continental paleoclimatology, carbonate geochemistry with emphasis on isotopic and trace elemental chemistry, carbonate geology with emphasis on karst development and carbonate deposition in marine and karst systems, and carbonate diagenetic processes.
Dr. Hasiotis's research program focuses on integrating continental and marine ichnology with sedimentology, stratigraphy, and paleontology in siliciclastic, carbonate, and mixed sedimentary systems to interpret: (1) environments of deposition (EOD); (2) sedimentation and accumulation rates; (3) subaerial exposure and pedogenesis; (4) major shifts in base level and/or sea level; (5) biologic mediation of effective porosity and permeability; and (6) significant surfaces for correlation.
Dr. Kamola works in sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy, and sedimentary basin analysis with current research including controls on stratal patterns in sedimentary basins and high frequency sequence stratigraphy of shallow marine strata.
Gwen Macpherson has studied water-rock interactions, water resources and groundwater CO2 dynamics in shallow limestone aquifers in an unplowed tallgrass prairie (NSF LTER site) for the past two decades. She also studies the modern sustainability of 1000-year old water-supply systems in water-scarce regions in southeast Asia and northern Africa, and non-traditional light stable isotopes as tracers of fluid movement and water-rock reactions in deep sedimentary basins.
Dr. Olcott Marshall's research combines organic geochemical techniques with paleontological and geological techniques, to characterize the evolution and preservation of the biosphere through time, especially in intervals of Earth's history where the traditional fossil record is sparse.
Dr. Rankey focuses on fundamental controls on the nature and variability of carbonate sedimentary, geomorphic, and stratigraphic systems, using Holocene systems to develop predictive understanding of carbonates in the stratigraphic record.
Microbial geochemist who bridges basic and applied science focusing on the role of microorganisms on mineral chemistry and weathering as it applies to carbon sequestration, petroleum reservoir diagenesis, paleoclimate, and water quality from the nano- to landscape scales.