Currently we are looking for enthusiastic students at the PhD level.
Contact Kyle Straub (kmstraub at tulane dot edu) for funding and topic

Tulane Sediment Dynamics and
Quantitative Stratigraphy Group




 Tulane Sediment
Dynamics Laboratory

 TSDS Data


Matt and Qi with a Freeze Core
Panel of Experimental Stratigraphy

Submarine channels offshore Borneo

Research Interests
Our research focuses on the transport of sediment
from land through the ocean and into the
stratigraphic record. Scales of interest range from
the interaction of turbidity currents with channel
bends over minutes to the construction and
preservation of river deltas over millions of years.
The sedimentary bodies that arise from these
processes act as both home to millions of people
and reservoirs of natural resources. We examine the
morphodynamics of these systems using a
combination of remote sensing of subsurface
sedimentary deposits (visualization and
interpretation of seismic data), carefully designed
laboratory experiments, field studies of modern
and ancient sediment transport systems, and
targeted numerical analysis and modeling.

Recent News

TSDS work featured in Earth Magazine

Congrats to Dr. Esposito who just completed his thesis

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