Research | Sedimentology & Stratigraphy

Base camp in TibetResearch in tectonics and sedimentation is ongoing in many areas, including central and southern Asia (Tibet and Nepal), the central Andes (Bolivia), western North America, eastern Africa, and the central Mediterranean. Research focuses on various types of sedimentary basins and their tectonic mechanisms of formation.


Faculty

Barbara Carrapa - Sedimentary geology, low-T thermochronology
Andrew Cohen - Stratigraphy, paleobiology
Peter DeCelles - Sedimentology, tectonics
Paul Kapp - Structure, tectonics

Faculty with related interests
George Gehrels - tectonics, geochronology
William Dickinson (emeritus) - Sedimentary tectonics
Jon Pelletier - Geomorphology
Jay Quade - Soil geochemistry

 


Facilities, Equipment, and Resources

  • Petrographic microscopes
  • Complete “dirty” lab, with facilities for analyzing and separating sedimentary rocks and sediments.
  • X-Ray diffractometry
  • SEM
  • Stable Isotopes
  • Radiogenic Isotopes
  • Particle size analysis