Graduate Student Projects

Among the recent projects by KU Geology students in all disciplines, including sedimentary geology:


  • Zhaoqi Li - Diagenetic Controls on Porosity and Permeability in Miocene Carbonates, La Molata, Spain
  • Tandis Bidgoli - Low-temperature thermochronometric contraints on Cenozoic intraplate deformation in the central Basin and Range
  • Amanda Falk - Foot and hindlimb morphology, soft tissues, and tracemaking behaviors of Early Cretaceous birds from China and the Republic of Korea with a comparison to modern avian morphology and behavior
  • Rubina Firdous - Factors Affecting the Reactivity of Granular Iron in contact with Chlorinated Solvents
  • Ian “Wes” Gapp - Phylogenetic analyses of trilobites from the Cambrian and Ordovician radiations
  • James Lamsdell - Selectivity in the evolution of Palaeozoic arthropod groups, with focus on mass extinctions and radiations: a phylogenetic approach
  • Erin Saupe - Integrating ecology and evolution in deep time: using ecological niche modeling to study species evolutionary responses to climate from the Pliocene to the present-day biodiversity crisis
  • Corinne E. Myers - Paleobiogeography of the North American Late Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway: the impact of abiotic vs. biotic factors on macroevolutionary patterns of marine vertebrates and invertebrates
  • Peter C. Schillig - Hydrogeologic Controls on Bioactive Zone Development in Biostimulated Aquifers
  • Eugene Szymanski - Timing, Kinematics, and Spatial Distribution of Miocene Extension in the Central Arabian Margin of the Red Sea Rift System


  • Bevin Bailey - High-Resolution shear-wave reflection profiling to image offset in unconsolidated near-surface sediments
  • Hunter Harlow - Depositional and Paleoclimatic Evolution of the Cenozoic High Plains Succession from Core: Haskell Co., Kansas
  • Bradley King - Fluid Flow, Thermal History and Diagenesis of the Cambrian-Ordovician Arbuckle Group and Overlying Units in South-Central Kansas”
  • Peter Lippert - Detrital U-Pb Geochronology Provenance Analyses: Case Studies in the Greater Green River Basin, Wyoming, and the Book Cliffs, Utah
  • Huan Liu - Inorganic and Organic Carbon Variations in Surface Water
  • Christopher Perll - Evaluating GPR polarization effects for imaging fracture channeling and estimating fracture properties
  • J. Tyler Schwenk - Constrained Parameterization of the Multichannel Analysis of Surface Waves Approach with Application at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona
  • Dustin Stolz - Reservoir Character of the Avalon Shale (Bone Spring Formation) of the Deleware Basin, West Texas and Southeast New Mexico: Effect of Carbonate-rich Sediment Gravity Flows
  • Hannah Wasserman - Heterogeneity and Depositional Variability of Reef Sands Aprons:  Integrated Field and Modeling of the Dynamics of Holocene Aranuka Atoll, Republic of Kiribati, Equatorial Pacific

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