University of California, Riverside

Earth Sciences

Department of Earth Sciences


forest fire imageStratigraphic studies at UCR integrate aspects of classic stratigraphy, paleontology sedimentology, geomorphology and computer science to address a range of research questions at locations around the world.  Current topics of research include:

  • Empirical scaling laws for rates of stratigraphic processes
  • Numerical stratigraphy as a tool to quantify gaps and time averaging in the stratigraphic record
  • Bio and lithostratigraphy of the Cambrian system throughout the Himalaya towards understanding of the recent uplift and erosional history of the Himalayan mountains
  • High resolution biostratigraphic records of graptolites and conodonts of the Ordovician and Silurian
  • Stratigraphic constraint of Neoproterozoic glacial events in Death Valley, Namibia, Australia, and Oman.

Faculty Involved: Bekker, Hughes, Sadler

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