Matthew A. Malkowski, Ph.D
Acting Assistant Professor
Dept. of Geological Sciences
450 Serra Mall, Building 320
Stanford, CA 94305
mamalkow at stanford dot edu
Using the sedimentary record, I study how mountain belts and ocean basins evolve in response to external forces such as climate, tectonics, and sea level change.
My research focuses on 3 themes:
1. Relationships between tectonics (mountain building) and sedimentary basin evolution
2. Sedimentology, stratigraphy, and paleoenvironment of deep-water (ocean) depositional environments
3. Siliciclastic sediment routing from 'source-to-sink' (mountains to oceans)
*** I will be starting a new faculty position at the University of Texas - Austin, Jackson School of Geosciences in Fall 2021 ***
Highlights from our lab:
Check out our recent work in the American Journal of Science on how sand and mud from the same rivers reveal different clues about their sources in California.
Sometimes looking into the mud provides more clarity!
PhD candidate Steve Dobbs and co-authors published this recent study in Geology exploring the geomorphic differences between submarine and subaerial drainages.
Submarine canyons look just like terrestrial canyons, but they're underwater... Does that matter?
Learn more about this study and its implications here:
2019 - Summer of Seds:
Congrats to Mariah and Anthony on successfully completing their SURGE projects and wrapping up an exciting summer of research with the Sedimentary Research Group!
Stanford's SURGE (Stanford University Research in Geosciences and Engineering) program is for undergraduates at a U.S. university or college who, by reason of their culture, class, race, ethnicity, background, and life experiences, would add diversity to our Stanford Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences research community. You can learn more here.
See more "Summer of Seds" pictures.
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