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Alan R. Carroll

Assistant Professor
Sedimentary Basin Analysis
Ph.D. 1991, Stanford University

phone: (608) 262-2368



How are sedimentary basins created, and how do they evolve? What record do they provide of regional tectonics? How can paleoclimatic signals from be read from their deposits?

Such questions by their nature require a broad, multidisciplinary approach, including (but not limited to) the application of clastic sedimentary facies and paleocurrent analyses, sequence stratigraphy, sandstone petrography, geohistory analysis, and organic geochemistry. Several of my current projects currently involve the application of stable and radiogenic isotopes to deciphering sedimentary provenance, weathering histories, and age relationshiops. My research integrates these techniques to help elucidate processes of basin subsidence and fill as they relate to continental tectonics, regional paleoclimatic evolution, and petroleum exploration.

Recent research projects include the following:

  • The Lower Cretaceous Colville Foreland Basin System: Stratigraphic, Geochemical, and Tectonic Constraints on the Evolution of the Brookian Orogeny, Northern Alaska

I teach courses in Physical Geology (100, 101), field geology (457, 459, 737), Sedimentary Basin Analysis (530), and Physical Sedimentology (630). I also contribute to Earth Materials (203).


In addition to a number of Departmental and University committees, I serve as an Associate Editor for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin.

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