Adjunct Professor, Nahid D GaniNahid D. Gani
Professor of Practice

Phone: 504-862-3201
Fax: 504-865-5199

Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences
Room 200 Blessey Hall
New Orleans, LA 70118


Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas, 2006

Research Interests

Exploring tectonic-incision-climate coupling by integrating GIS-based incision model,low-temperature thermochronology and quantitative river profiles|
Stable-isotope based paleoaltimetry and paleoclimate.


Gani, M. R. & Gani, N. D. River-margin habitat of Ardipithecus ramidus at Aramis, Ethiopia 4.4 million years ago. Nature Communications, 2:602,  doi: 10.1038/ ncomms1610 (2011).

Prabhat, N. C., Gani, N.D., and Gani, M. R., 2011. Analysis of stream longitudinal profiles of the Blue Nile drainage network to understand mantle-driven uplift of the Ethiopian Plateau.Geological Society of America south-central section 45th annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, GSA Abstracts with Programs, vol. 43, no. 3, p.9.

Gani, N. D., Sossamon, L. C. 2010. Uplift of the Ethiopian Plateau: A complex interaction between tectonics and  incision. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, GSA Abstracts with Programs v. 42, No. 5.

Gani, M. R., Gani, N.D., 2010. Mantle-plume controlled stratigraphy and sediment dispersal of the East Coast of India During Mesozoic Rifting. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, GSA Abstracts with Programs v. 42, No. 5.

Gani, N.D.,Sossamon, L. C., and Gani, M.R., 2010. Deciphering evolution of extensional fault systems from transient behavior of bedrock channels: An example from the incision of the Ethiopian Plateau. AAPG Annual Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, Abstract v. 19, p. 84.

Gallin, W., Gani, M.R., Deo, M.D., Gani, N.D.,and Vanden Berg, M.D., 2010. Lake-level Controlled Sedimentological Heterogenity of Oil-shale, Upper Green River Formation, Eastern Uinta Basin, Utah. In Ogunsola, O., Hartstein, A., and Ogunsola, O. (eds.), Oil Shale: A Solution to Liquid Fuels Dilemma, American Chemical Society, Series Book, Oxford University Press, Chapter 3, p. 63–85 .

Gani, N. D., Abdelsalam, M. G., Gera, S., Gani, M. R. 2009.  Stratigraphic and structural evolution of the Blue Nile Basin, Northwestern Ethiopian Plateau, Geological Journal, v. 44, Issue 1, Pages 30–56.

Gani, M.R. and Gani, D. N., 2008. Tectonic Hypotheses of Human Evolution, Geotimes, January 2008 issue, v. 53, no. 1, p. 34-39 (Invited Publication).

Gani, N. D., Gani, M. R., Abdelsalam, M. G. 2007. Blue Nile incision on the Ethiopian Plateau: Pulsed plateau growth, Pliocene uplift, and hominin evolution, GSA Today, v. 17, p. 4-11.

Gani, N. D., Abdelsalam, M. G. 2006. Remote Sensing Analysis of the Gorge of the Nile with emphasis on the Dejen-Gohatsyion region, Journal of African Earth Sciences, v. 44, p. 135-150.

Sultana, D., N., Alam, M., M., 2000. Facies analysis of the Neogene Surma Group succession in the subsurface of the Surma Basin, Bengal Basin, Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Science, v. 6, p. 53-74.

*Sultana, D. N.: maiden name

Courses Taught

EENS 3150 – Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
EENS 3151 – Introduction to GIS Lab
EENS 6150 – Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
EENS 6151 – Laboratory to accompany Introduction to Geographic Information Systems


101 Blessey Hall, New Orleans, LA 70118, 504-865-5198