Eugene Rankey

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Geology
Associate Professor
Primary office:
785-864-6028
Lindley Hall
Room 2
University of Kansas
1475 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045


Education

Ph.D., Geology, University of Kansas

M.S., Geological Sciences, University of Tennessee

B.S., Geology, Augustana College

Teaching Interests

  • Carbonate Depositional Systems
  • Oceanography
  • Seismic Interpretation
  • Field Geology

Research

Dr. Rankey's research program focuses on understanding and quantifying the nature and controls on variability in surface processes and geomorphic forms in modern tropical marine and nearshore carbonate sedimentary systems. To achieve these goals, research at KU emphasizes field study of modern systems and atolls, where both process (waves, tides, etc.) and product (sediment accumulations) can be observed, and their relations rigorously evaluated and modeled, to develop testable quantitative and conceptual models for the origin of the stratigraphic record of carbonate successions. Recently, the focus has naturally evolved to evaluating the impact of global change on Earth-surface processes in shallow marine and coastal tropical systems, including reefs and tropical coastlines.

Dr. Rankey’s experiences also include integration of geologic data with seismic interpretation, seismic modeling, and seismic attribute analysis, from regions including GOM, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, west Texas, offshore Brazil and Canada. He teaches short courses in seismic interpretation of carbonate successions as well.

Research Interests

  • Sedimentology
  • Stratigraphy
  • Marine Geology
  • Remote sensing
  • GIS
  • Carbonates
  • Seismic Data Interpretation and Analysis

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