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)

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

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

Benjamin T Cardenas, M.S., expected 2014 (Supervisor)
sedimentary geology, Mars


YearSemesterCourse
2015Spring GEO 391 Fluvial Trmnl Fans Aeolian Sys
2015Spring GEO 394 Rsch In Sedimentary Processes
2014Fall GEO 416M Sedimentary Rocks
2014Fall GEO 394 Rsch In Sedimentary Processes
2014Spring GEO 302E Earth, Wind, And Fire
2014Spring GEO 380R Dynamics Of Sedimentary Sys I
2014Spring GEO 394 Rsch In Sedimentary Processes
2013Fall GEO 416M Sedimentary Rocks
2013Fall GEO 394 Rsch In Sedimentary Processes
2013Spring GEO 380R Dynamics Of Sedimentary Sys I
2013Spring GEO 394 Rsch In Sedimentary Processes
2012Fall GEO 394 Rsch In Sedimentary Processes
2012Spring GEO 394 Rsch In Sedimentary Processes