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Lonnie Leithold

Professor and Director of Graduate Programs

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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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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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