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Snell, Kathryn Assistant Professor


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research overview

  • Dr. Snell's research investigates sedimentary and geochemical records of terrestrial paleoenvironmental change. She is particularly interested in learning how terrestrial environments respond to rapid climate change events and in using paleoclimate records to reconstruct elevation of mountain ranges in the past. Currently, much of her research focuses on the paleoclimate and tectonic development of the western United States during the last 100 million years.


  • sedimentology, paleoclimatology, terrestrial paleoenvironmental change, tectonics, paleoelevation, stable isotope geochemistry


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courses taught

  • GEOL 4700 Special Geological Topics (Spring 2019)
  • GEOL 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2018)
  • GEOL 4675 Stable Isotopes in Paleoclimate and Paleoecology (Spring 2018)
  • GEOL 5675 Stable Isotopes in Paleoclimate and Paleoecology (Spring 2018)


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