Michael D. Blum

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Geology
Ritchie Distinguished Professor
Primary office:
785-864-8868
Lindley Hall
Room 325
University of Kansas
1475 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045


Research Interests

  • Earth-surface processes and the stratigraphic record
  • Fluvial and coastal sedimentology
  • Geologic responses to global climate and sea-level change
  • Source-to-sink sediment dispersal in the stratigraphic record

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