Kyle MKyle M. Straub
Associate  Professor

Phone: 504-862-3273
Fax: 504-865-5199

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Room 203 Blessey Hall
New Orleans, LA 70118

Further Information & Interests
Sediment Dynamics Laboratory


Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007
B.S., Pennsylvania State University, 2002

Research Interests

Experimental Sedimentology
Quantitative Stratigraphy
Submarine Morphodynamics
Seismic Geomorphology

Selected Publications

Straub, K.M. and Foreman, B.Z., in press, Geomorphic stasis and spatiotemporal scales of stratigraphic completeness, Geology, DOI:10.1130/G40045.1.

Paola, C., Ganti, V., Mohrig, D., Runkel, A., Straub, K.M., in press, Time not our time: physical controls on the preservation and measurement of geologic time, Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences.

Li, Q., Beson, W.M., Harlen, M., Robichaux, P., Sha, X., Xu, K., Straub, K.M., 2017, influence of sediment cohesion on deltaic morphodynamics and stratigraphy over basin-filling time scale, Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface, v. 122, DOI: 10.1002/2017/JF004216.

Foreman, B.Z. and Straub, K.M., 2017, Autogenic geomorphic processes control the fidelity of terrestrial paleoclimate records, Science Advances,   v. 3, e1700683, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1700683.

Hajek, E.A. andStraub, K.M.,Autogenic sedimentation in class stratigraphy, Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, v. 45, p. 681-709, DOI: 10.1146/annurev-earth-063016-015935

Yu, L., Li, Q., Straub, K.M., 2017, Scaling the response of deltas to relative sea level cycles by autogenic space and time scales: A laboratory study, Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 87, p. 817-838, DOI: 10.2110/jsr.2017.46

Trampush, S.M., Hajek, E.A., Straub, K.M., Chamberlain, E.P., 2017, Identifying autogenic sedimentation in fluvial-deltaic stratigraphy: evaluating the effect of outcrop-quality on the compensation statistic, Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface, v. 122, DOI: 10.1002/2016JF004067.

Fernandes, A.M., Tornqvist, T.E., Straub, K.M., Mohrig, D., 2016, Connecting the backwater hydraulics of coastal rivers to fluviodeltaic sedimentology and stratigraphy, Geology, v. 44, p. 979-982, DOI: 10.1130/G37965.5.1.

Li, Q., Yu, L., Straub, K.M., 2016, Storage thresholds for relative sea level signals in the stratigraphic record, Geology, v. 44, p. 179-182, DOI: 10.1130/G37484.1.

Courses Taught

EENS 3270 – Sedimentation and Stratigraphy
EENS 4160 – Construction and Interpretation of 3D Stratigraphy
EENS 6080 – Depositional Mechanics
EENS 6160 – Construction and Interpretation of 3D Stratigraphy

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