Stephen Hasiotis

Natural Sciences and Mathematics - Geology
Supervisor of the KICC website developer<br><br>
Primary office:
Lindley Hall
Room 116
University of Kansas
1475 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045


Dr. Hasiotis's research program focuses on integrating continental and marine ichnology with sedimentology, stratigraphy, and paleontology in siliciclastic, carbonate, and mixed sedimentary systems. 


I study organism-media interactions and their implications for paleontology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, paleoenvironments, paleoecology, paleopedology, paleohydrology, and paleoclimate. My main research focuses on interactions in the continental realm, where organism activity relates to the history of the soil formation and the record of paleobiodiversity not recorded by body fossils in deposits where they are lacking. My interests include the distribution of trace fossils in the continental realm, evolution of organism behavior, evolution of continental ecosystems, the interpretation of past climates from paleosols, and effects of extinctions on soil biota and their recovery.

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Upcoming Colloquium


2/25/21: Dr. Katherine Ryker, Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina

3/25/21: Dr. Jonathan Payne, Professor, Geological Science, Stanford University, Stanford, California.

4/8/21: Dr. Peter Burgess, Professor of Sedimentary Geology and Head of Earth Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

4/29/21: Dr. Hildegard Westphal, Professor, Geoecology & Carbonate Sedimentology and Director of the Center for Marine Environmental Science, Bremen University, Bremen, Germany.

Geology Scholarship

The 2021-2022 Academic-Year Undergraduate Scholarship Award Application is now online.
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