Diane Kamola, PhD

Natural Sciences and Mathematics - Geology
Faculty/Associate Scientist
Primary office:
785.864.2724
Lindley Hall, 316B
University of Kansas
1475 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045


Summary

B.S., Allegheny College. Geology Major, Biology Minor. Undergraduate thesis: Depositional environment of an Upper Devonian sandstone in northwestern Pennsylvania.

M.S., University of Georgia. M.S. in Geology. Thesis: Marginal marine/nonmarine depositional environments of the Spring Canyon Member, Upper Cretaceous Blackhawk Formation, Carbon County, Utah.

Ph.D., University of Georgia. Dissertation: Analysis of the Permian-Triassic system boundary in south central Utah: paleotopography, stratal relations, unconformities.

Education

B.S., Geology, Allegheny College
M.S., Geology, University of Georgia
Ph.D., University of Georgia

Teaching

Teaches courses in sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy, basin analysis, field seminars in coastal systems and deep water clastics; field camp

Teaching Interests

  • Sedimentology
  • Sequence Stratigraphy
  • Basin Analysis

Research

Dr. Kamola's work in clastics includes a wide variety of depositional environments, but focuses mainly on facies analysis of shallow marine shorelines and associated marginal marine environments, including tidal and barrier island settings. She has also worked in eolian, lacustrine and volcaniclastic deposits, relating the depositional record of these environments to paleogeographic reconstruction.

Research Interests

  • Sedimentology
  • Sequence stratigraphy
  • Sedimentary Basin Analysis
  • Controls on stratal patterns in sedimentary basins
  • High frequency sequence stratigraphy of shallow marine strata
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