Researcher Profile

Jackson School of Geosciences

Gary A Kocurek

Gary A Kocurek
Professor Emeritus, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
J. Nalle Gregory Chair in Sedimentary Geology


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

Mackenzie D Day , Ph.D., expected 2017 (Supervisor)
Covering a broad range of topics under the thesis title [italic] Sedimentary Dynamics of Aeolian Systems on Earth and Mars [/italic], Mackenzie Day's research includes inter-planetary comparison of dunes, analysis of aeolian features on the surface of Mars, and the physics of aeolian bedform formation. Currently Mackenzie is in her fourth year of graduate school and plans to leave UT...

Sarah C Brothers , Ph.D., expected 2016 (Supervisor)

Anine Pederson , M.S., expected 2014 (Supervisor)


YearSemesterCourse
2017Spring GEO 391 Aeolian Sys Of Colo Plateau
2016Fall GEO 416M Sedimentary Rocks
2016Fall GEO 380R Dynamics Of Sedimentary Sys I
2016Spring GEO 302E Earth, Wind, And Fire
2015Fall GEO 380R Dynamics Of Sedimentary Sys I
2015Fall GEO 391 Bedform Pattern Analysis
2015Spring GEO 391 Fluvial Trmnl Fans/Aeolian Sys
2015Spring GEO 394 Rsch In Sedimentary Processes
2014Fall GEO 416M Sedimentary Rocks
2014Fall GEO 380R Dynamics Of Sedimentary Sys I
2014Fall GEO 394 Rsch In Sedimentary Processes
2014Spring GEO 302E Earth, Wind, And Fire
2014Spring GEO 391 Fld Strat: Southwest Oregon
2014Spring GEO 394 Rsch In Sedimentary Processes