Dr. Kocurek's research interests are in the sedimentology, geomorphology and stratigraphy of aeolian and related systems. His interests range from fluid flow and grain transport, to bedform dynamics and pattern evolution of dune fields, to the stratigraphic record of aeolian and related systems at the basinal scale on Earth and Mars.

Areas of Expertise

Sedimentology, geomorphology and stratigraphy of aeolian systems; fluid flow and grain transport; bedform dynamics and pattern evolution of dune fields; the stratigraphic record of aeolian and related systems on Earth and Mars.


Editorial Board, Bulletin of Geosciences

Graduate Students

Anine Pederson, M.S., expected 2014

Benjamin T Cardenas, M.S., expected 2014

Sarah R Christian, Ph.D., expected 2016

Mackenzie D Day, Ph.D., expected 2017


GEO 302E Earth, Wind, and Fire (Undergraduate)

GEO 380R, S Dynamics of Sedimentary Systems 1 & 2 (Graduate)

GEO 401 Physical Geology (Undergraduate)