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College of Sciences

Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences

Lonnie Leithold

Professor

Co-Director of MEAS Graduate Programs

Jordan Hall 2151

919-515-7282

Bio

I am a sedimentologist interested in using sediments to understand Earth surface processes, including carbon cycling, and to reconstruct past environments and environmental change.  I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Earth History, Sediment Transport, Sedimentology, and Stratigraphy.  Most of my research focuses on Holocene sediments in continental shelf, lake, and fluvial environments, but I am fascinated with sedimentary records of deep time as well.  My students and I have worked in North Carolina, Utah, Colorado, California, Oregon, Washington, and New Zealand.

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Education

Ph.D, Geology, University of Washington (1987)
M.S., Geology, University of Washington (1983)
B.S., Geology and Geophysics, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1980)

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