Dr. John D. Humphrey

Tel: +966 (013) 860-7982
Fax: +966 (013) 860-2595

Location: Bldg. 76, Rm. 2251

Dr. John D. Humphrey

Acting Chairman, Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences

Dr. John D. Humphrey is Associate Professor and Acting Chairman of the Department of Geosciences at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. His appointment is in the College of Petroleum Engineering and Geosciences (CPG). He has a B.S. in Geology from the University of Vermont, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Brown University in Geological Sciences. He served on the faculty of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Dallas from 1986 to 1991. Beginning in 1991, Dr. Humphrey was an Associate Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering at Colorado School of Mines. He served as Department Head from 2006 to 2013. He joined CPG-KFUPM in early 2017. He teaches courses in physical geology, field geology, carbonate sedimentology, and carbonate diagenesis. His areas of specialization include carbonate diagenesis and geochemistry, carbonate sedimentology and stratigraphy, carbonate reservoir characterization, unconventional carbonate reservoirs, stable isotope geochemistry, and paleoclimatology. His current research focuses on all aspects of carbonate mudrocks in unconventional petroleum systems, including Mesozoic source rocks of Saudi Arabia.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., Geology, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 1987.
  • M.Sc., Geology, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 1987.
  • B.S. (cum laude), Geology, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA, 1982.

Research Interests

  • Characterization of carbonate diagenesis, dolomitization, water-rock interaction, and carbonate geochemistry.
  • Unconventional resource petroleum systems.
  • Applications of carbonate diagenesis to petroleum reservoir characterization.
  • Sedimentology and stratigraphy of carbonate sediments and rocks.
  • Applications of stable isotopes to diagenetic, environmental, hydrologic, and paleoclimatic problems.
  • Synergism between Quaternary sea-level history and carbonate diagenesis.
  • Paleoclimatology.

Selected Publications

  • Radwan, O.A., Dogan, A.U., Morsy, M.A., Kaminski, M.A., Humphrey, J.D., and Christiansen, E.H., 2021 (in press), One-step versus two-step dolomite calcitization (dedolomitization): Differences and inferences; Geosciences Journal, v. 25, p.
  • Hussain, M., Amao, A., Al-Ramadan, K., Babalola, L., and Humphrey, J., 2020, Utilization of geochemical signatures for unconventional reservoir characterization, Saudi Arabia; ADIPEC, SPE-203212-MS, p. 1-11 (conference paper).
  • Chan, S.A., Hassan, A.M., Humphrey, J.D., Mahmoud, M.A., Abdulraheem, A., 2020, Evaluation of brittleness index based on mineral composition prediction using artificial neural network; ARMA/DGS/SEG International Geomechanics Symposium 20-64, p. 1-6 (conference paper).
  • Al Ibrahim, M., Sarg, J.F., Hurley, N.F., Cantrell, D., and Humphrey, J.D., 2017, Depositional environments and sequence stratigraphy of carbonate mudrocks using conventional geologic observations, multi-scale electrofacies visualization and geochemical analysis: The case of the Tuwaiq Mountain and Hanifa Formations in a basinal setting, Saudi Arabia; American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 101, p. 683-704: 10.1306/08051615221.
  • Winkelstern, I.Z., Kaczmarek, S.E., Lohmann K.C, and Humphrey, J.D., 2016, Calibration of dolomite clumped isotope thermometry; Chemical Geology: Isotope Geoscience Section.
  • Hendrickson, M., Hitzman, M., Wood, D., Humphrey, J., and Wendlandt, R., 2015, Geology of the Fishtie deposit, Central Province, Zambia: iron oxide and copper mineralization in Nguba Group sedimentary rocks; Mineralium Deposita, v. 50, p. 717-737, doi: 1007/s00126-014-0570-z
  • Price, J.B., Hitzman, M.W., Nelson, E.P., Humphrey, J.D., Johnson, C.A., 2014, Wall-rock alteration, structural control, and stable isotope systematics of the high-grade copper orebodies of the Kennecott district, Alaska; Economic Geology, v. 109, p. 581-620, doi:10.2113/econgeo.109.3.581.
  • Sarg, J.F., Tanavasuu, K., Suriamin, N., and Humphrey, J.D., 2013, Lithofacies, stable isotopic composition, and stratigraphic evolution of microbial and associated carbonates, Green River Formation, Piceance Creek Basin, Colorado; American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 97, p. 1937-1966.

Awards & Honors

  • CSM Alumni Teaching Award, 2014
  • CSM Alumni Teaching Award, 1998
  • Fellow, Geological Society of America, 1997
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 1982-1986
  • Sigma Xi, Brown University, 1984 (full member, 1986)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Brown University, Spring 1984
  • Phi Beta Kappa, University of Vermont, 1982
  • Charles G. Doll Award for Excellence in Geology, University of Vermont, 1982
Tel: +966 (013) 860-7175
Fax: +966 (013) 860-2595

Location: Bldg. 76, Rm. 2139

Dr. Khalid A. H. Al-Ramadan

Associate Professor, Programs Director, Department of Geosciences

Since joining the Department of Geosciences in September 2006, Dr. Khalid has successfully led many interdisciplinary collaborative projects funded by KFUPM, KACST, and Saudi Aramco. These projects have allowed us to network with colleagues from prestigious international universities (Stanford, Tennessee, Leeds, Cardiff, Copenhagen, Milan) and from oil companies.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D. in Geology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, 2002-2006.
  • M.Sc. in Geology,  KFUPM, Dhahran. Saudi Arabia, 1999-2001.
  • B.Sc. (Honors) in Geology, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 1993-1998.

Research Interests

  • Sedimentology and impact of diagenesis on reservoir quality of deep-sea turbidites.
  • Stratigraphy and chronology of dunes in the Rub’Al Khali, Saudi Arabia.
  • Modern depositional shallow marine environments.

Selected Publications

  • Al-Ramadan, K., Morad, S., Jean-Noel, P., and Al-Aasm, I., (2005).  Distribution of Diagenetic Alterations in Siliciclastic Shoreface Deposits Within Sequence Stratigraphic Framework: Evidence From The Upper Jurassic, Boulonnais, NW France. Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 75, p. 943-959.
  • Morad, S., Al-Ramadan, K., Ketzer, J. M., and De Ros, L. F., (2010). “The Impact of Diagenesis on the Heterogeneity of Sandstone Reservoirs: A Review of the Role of Depositional Facies and Sequence Stratigraphy”, AAPG Bulletin, v. 94, no. 8, p. 1267
  • Warren W. Wood, Richard M. Bailey, Brian A. Hampton, Thomas F. Kraemer, Zhong Lu, David W. Clark, Rhodri H.R. James, Al-Ramadan, K., (2012). “Rapid late Pleistocene/Holocene uplift and coastal evolution of the southern Arabian (Persian) Gulf”, Quaternary Research, 77, 215–220.
  • Al-Ramadan, K., Dogan, A. U., and Senalp, M., (2013). Sedimentology and Diagenesis of the Miocene Nutaysh Member of the Burqan Formation in the Midyan Area, Northwestern Saudi Arabia. Geological Quarterly, v. 57 (1), p. 165-174.
  • Al-Ramadan, K., Sadoon, M., and Plink, P., (2013). “Distribution of Diagenetic Alterations in Relationship to Depositional Facies and Sequence Stratigraphy of Wave- and Tide-Dominated Siliciclastic Shoreline Complex: Upper Cretaceous Chimney Rock Sandstones, Wyoming and Utah, USA”, International Association of  Sedimentologists Special Publication 45: Linking Diagenesis to Sequence Stratigraphy, p. 271-296.
  • Al-Ramadan, K., Morad S., Norton A. K., Hulver, M., (2013). “Linking Diagenesis and Porosity Preservation to Sequence Stratigraphy of Gas Condensate Reservoir Sandstones, the Jauf Formation (Lower to Middle Devonian), Eastern Saudi Arabia”, International Association of Sedimentologists Special Publication 45: Linking Diagenesis to Sequence Stratigraphy, p. 297-335.
  • Al-Ramadan, K., (2014). Illitization of Smectite in Sandstones – The Permian Unayzah Reservoir, Saudi Arabia, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, v. 39, p. 407-412.
  • Matysik, M., Al-Ramadan, K., and Riding, R., .(2015). Composition and Morphology of Early Devonian Microbial and Metazoan Patch Reefs: Qasr Member of the Jauf Formation, Northwestern Saudi Arabia, Journal of Sedimentary Research, 85, p. 45-61.
  • Koeshidayatullah, A., Al-Ramadan, K., Collier, R.E.L, and Hughes, G.W. (2016) Variations in Architecture and Cyclicity in Syntectonic Fault-Bounded Carbonate Platforms: Early Miocene Red Sea Rift, NW Saudi Arabia.Marine and Petroleum Geology. 70, p. 77-92.
  • Amao, A. O., Al-Ramadan, K.,& Koeshidayatullah, A. (2016). Automated mineralogical methodology to study carbonate grain microstructure: an example from oncoids. Environmental Earth Sciences, 75(8), 1-11.
  • Koeshidayatullah, A, Chan, SA, Al-Ghamdi, M, Akif, T and Al-Ramadan, K.(2016) Discrimination of inland and coastal dunes in Eastern Saudi Arabia desert system: An approach from particle size and textural parameter variations. Journal of African Earth Sciences. 117, 102-113.
  • Hakami, A., Al-Mubarak, A., Kurison, C., Al-Ramadan, K., and Leyva Poveda, I., (2016), Characterization of Carbonate Mudrocks of the Jurassic Tuwaiq Mountain Formation, Jafurah Sub-Basin, Saudi Arabia: Implications for Unconventional Reservoir Potential Evaluation; Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, vol. 33, p. 1-20.
  • Hakami, A., Ellis, L., Al-Ramadan, K., and Abdelbagi, S., (2016).  Mud gas isotope logging application for sweet spot identification in an unconventional shale gas play; A case study from Jurassic carbonate source rocks in Jafurah Sub-Basin, Saudi Arabia.  Marin and Petroleum Geology 76, 133-174.

Awards & Honors

Dr. Khalid initiated and led the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Student Chapter at Geosciences Department. Dr. Khalid was able to secure an exclusive sponsor to significantly fund extracurricular activities. This generous fund has enabled our students to conduct a wide range of activities, including international field excursions to Turkey, Denmark, and Spain between 2011 and 2017. Also, as a faculty advisor of the KFUPM/AAPG student chapter, Dr. Khalid successfully supervised a team of BS and MS students that won the Imperial Barrel Award in the Middle East in 2010, 2012 and 2015. In 2010 and 2015, the KFUPM team won the third prize in the global contest in New Orleans and Denver, respectively.

In addition, below are some selected awards received:

  • 2006    The best oral presentation in the 7th Middle East Geosciences Conference and Exhibition (GEO2006), 27-29 March, Bahrain.
  • 2007    Junior faculty grant, KFUPM.
  • 2007    British Council summer research grant; postdoctoral summer research at Cardiff University with Prof. Paul Wright.
  • 2010    British Council summer research grant; post-doctoral summer research in University of Leeds.
  • 2012    Best paper award in GEOS 2012 Conference, Singapore.
  • 2013    British Council summer research grant; post-doctoral summer research in University of Leeds.
Tel: +966 (013) 860-2626
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Location: Bldg. 76, Rm. 2143

Professor John J.G. Reijmer

Adjunct Professor, Department of Geosciences

Prof. Reijmer received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Stratigraphy / Sedimentology from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 1984. He then received his Ph.D. from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He completed his Habilitation (DSc) at the Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel, Germany.

Academic Experience and Industry Experience, Boards, Committees

He moved to Germany in 1992, to the GEOMAR Marine Research Institute in Kiel (Northern Germany near Denmark) where his research focused on present-day carbonate systems in the Gulf of Aqaba and the Gulf of Panamá to Carboniferous (Spain), Jurassic (Morocco) and Miocene (Egypt) carbonate platform systems. After several years at GEOMAR, he accepted a Full Professorship in Carbonate Sedimentology in Marseille in 2005 at the Université de Provence, where he worked with Cretaceous calcidebrites and calciturbidites as well as cool-water carbonates. He moved back to the Netherlands in 2007 to accept a Full Professorship in Carbonate Sedimentology and Marine Geology in his hometown of Amsterdam with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He also occupied a part-time professorship at Delft University of Technology for six years. In 2014 he visited the TOTAL Research Laboratory in Pau (France) for an 8-month sabbatical. Between late 2016  to December 31, 2020, John transferred to the College of Petroleum Engineering and Geosciences (CPG) of the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in Dhahran (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) to accept the Saudi Aramco Chair in Geosciences. In January 2021 John transferred to Adjunct Professor with CPG-KFUPM in Dhahran (KSA). He also remains associated with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (The Netherlands).

Educational Qualification

  • DSc (Habilitation) from the Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel, Germany.
  • Ph.D. from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Stratigraphy / Sedimentology from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 1984

Research Interests

  • Carbonate platform development, paleoceanography and sequence stratigraphy,
  • Cycle development within carbonate sedimentary environments,
  • Carbonate platform slopes,
  • Petrophysics of non-marine and marine carbonates and mixed carbonate/siliciclastic systems,
  • Fracture development in carbonates,
  • Application of AI in carbonate sedimentology.

Selected Publications

Reijmer advisee: **** = BSc student;  *** = MSc student; ** = PhD student; * = Post-Doctoral Scholar.

  • Reijmer, J.J.G. (2021). Marine carbonate factories: Review and update. Sedimentology. DOI:10.1111/SED.12878
  • Salih, M.**, Reijmer, J.J.G., El-Husseiny, A., Bashri, M., Eltom, H., Al Mukainah, H. and Kaminski, M. (2021). Controlling factors on petrophysical and acoustic properties of bioturbated carbonates (Upper Jurassic, Central Saudi Arabia). Applied Sciences. 2021, 11, 5019. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11115019
  • Jaballah, J.*, Reijmer, J.J.G., El-Husseiny, A., Le Goff, J.*, Hairabian, A.* and Slootman, A.* (2021). Physical properties of Cretaceous to Eocene platform-to-basin carbonates from Albania. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 128, 105022, DOI: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2021.105022
  • Le Goff, J.*, Recouvreur, A., Reijmer, J.J.G., Mulder, T., Ducassou, E., Perello, M.-C., Hanquiez, V., Gillet, H., Cavailhes, T. and Fabregas, N. (2021). Linking carbonate sediment transfer to seafloor morphology: Insights from Exuma Valley, The Bahamas. Sedimentology, 68(2), 609–638. DOI: 10.1111/SED.12794.
  • de Kruijf, M.***, Slootman, A.*, de Boer, R.A.*** and Reijmer, J.J.G. (2021). On the settling of carbonate grains: Review and challenges. Earth Science Reviews, 217, 103532. DOI: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2021.103532.

Extended Publications (+)


  • Mercedes-Martín, R.*, Rogerson, M., Prior, T.J., Brasier, A.T., Reijmer, J.J.G., Billing, I., Matthews, A., Love, T., Lepley, S. and Pedley, M. (2021). Towards a morphology diagram for terrestrial carbonates: evaluating the impact of carbonate supersaturation and alginic acid in calcite precipitate morphology. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 306, 340-361. DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2021.04.010
  • Matonti, C., Bourget, J., Fournier, F., Håkansson, E., Pellerin, M., Hong, F. and Reijmer, J.J.G. (2021). Petroacoustic signature of Heterozoan vs. Photozoan carbonates: impact of contrasted diagenesis. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 128, 104974. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2021.104974
  • Noorian, Y.**, Moussavi-Harami, R., Reijmer, J.J.G., Mahboubia, A., Kadkhodaie, A. and Omidpour, A. (2021). Paleo-facies distribution and sequence stratigraphic architecture of the Oligo-Miocene Asmari carbonate platform (southeast Dezful Embayment, Zagros Basin, SW Iran). Marine and Petroleum Geology, 128, 105016, DOI: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2021.105016
  • Nooitgedacht, C.W.**, van der Lubbe, H.J.L., de Graaf, S.**, Ziegler, M., Staudigel, P.T. and Reijmer, J.J.G. (2021). Restricted internal oxygen isotope exchange in calcite veins: constraints from fluid inclusion and clumped isotope-derived temperatures. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 297, 24-39. DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2020.12.008.
  • Reijmer, J.J.G. and Kleipool, L.M. (2021). Comparing Acoustic Properties of Clastic, Mixed Clastic-Carbonate, and Non-Marine to Full-Marine Carbonate Sedimentary Systems, 82nd EAGE Annual Conference & Exhibition. European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 1-5. DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.202011291
  • Salih**, M., Reijmer, J.J.G. and El-Husseiny, A. (2021). Diagenetic controls on the elastic velocity of the Early Triassic Upper Khartam Member (Khuff Formation, Central Saudi Arabia). Marine and Petroleum Geology, 124, 104823. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2020.104823.


  • Reijmer, J.J.G., Worms, S.***, De Jong, K.***, Kleipool, L.M.**, Nooitgedacht, C.*** and Arbúes, P. (2020). Synthetic seismic profile of lateral variations in the Sobrarbe Delta Complex (Spanish Pyrenees). In: J. Grötsch and M. Poppelreiter (eds.), Digital Geology – Multi-scale analysis of depositional systems and their subsurface modelling workflows, pp. 113-137. EAGE Special Publication, Houten, The Netherlands.
  • Le Goff, J.*, Slootman, A.*, Mulder, T., Cavailhes, T., Ducassou, E., Hanquiez, V., Jaballah, J.* and Reijmer, J.J.G. (2020). On the architecture of intra-formational Mass-Transport Deposits: Insights from the carbonate slopes of Great Bahama Bank and the Apulian Carbonate Platform. Marine Geology, 427, 106205. DOI: 10.1016/j.margeo.2020.106205
  • Randazzo, V.**, Le Goff, J.*, Di Stefano, P., Reijmer, J.J.G., Todaro, S. and Cacciatore, M.S. (2020). Carbonate slope re-sedimentation in a tectonically-active setting (Western Sicily Cretaceous Escarpment, Italy). Sedimentology, 67(5), 2360-2391. DOI: 10.1111/sed.12705
  • Li, X., Falivene, O., Minzoni, M., Lehrmann, D.J., Reijmer, J.J.G., Morsilli, M., Al-Ramadan, K.A.H., Yu, M. and Payne, J.L. (2020). Interactions between sediment production and transport in the geometry of carbonate platforms: Insights from forward modelling of the Great Bank of Guizhou (Early to Middle Triassic), south China. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 118, 104416. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2020.
  • Jaballah, J.*, Negra, M.H. and Reijmer, J.J.G. (2020). Middle Cenomanian-Turonian sequence stratigraphy of central-southern Tunisia: regional and global control on depositional patterns. Cretaceous Research, 111, 104446. DOI: 10.1016/j.cretres.2020.104446.
  • Pohl, A., Donnadieu, Y., Godderis, Y., Lanteaume, C., Hairabian, A.*, Frau, C., Michel, J., Laugie, M., Reijmer, J.J.G., Scotese, C.R. and Borgomano J. (2020). Carbonate platform production during the Cretaceous. GSA Bulletin, 132(11-12), 2606–2610. DOI: 10.1130/B35680.1
  • de Graaf, S.**, Lüders, V., Banks, D.A., Reijmer, J.J.G. and Vonhof, H.B. (2020) Fluid evolution and ore deposition in the Harz Mountains revisited: Geochemical analyses of fluid inclusion water. Mineralium Deposita, 55(1), 47-62. DOI: 10.1007/s00126-019-00880-w.


  • During, M.A.D.***, Pietersen, J.****, Voeten, D.F.A.E., Sardar Abadi, M., Verdegaal-Warmerdam, S., Schulp, A.S., Smit, J., Reijmer, J.J.G. and van der Lubbe, H.J.L. (2019). Stratigraphy and geochemistry of the Vossenveld Formation. Grondboor & Hamer, 73, 5/6, 167-177 – Editie Staringia 16.
  • Lanci, L., Zanella, E., Jovane, L., Galeotti, S., Alonso-García, M., Alvarez-Zarikian, C., Betzler, C., Bialik, O., Blättler, C., Eberli, G., Guo, J., Haffen, S., Horozal, S., Inoue, M., Kroon, D., Laya, J.L., Ling, A., Lüdmann, T., Nakakuni, M., Nath Bejugam, N., Niino, K., Petruny, L.M., Pratiwi, S.D., Reijmer, J.J.G., Reolid, J., Slagle, A.L., Sloss, C.R., Su, X., Swart, P.K., Wright, J.D., Yao, Z. and Young J.R. (2019). Magnetic properties of early Pliocene sediments from IODP Site U1467 (Maldives platform) reveal changes in the monsoon system. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Available online 23 July 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2019.109283
  • Kunkelova, T., Jung, S., de Leau, E.S., Odling, N., Thomas, A., Betzler, C., Eberli, G.P., Alvarez-Zarikian, C.A., Alonso-García, M., Bialik, O.M., Blättler, C.L., Guo, J.A., Haffen, S., Horozal, S., Ling, A.H.M., Inoue, M., Jovane, L., Lanci, L., Laya, J., Lüdmann, T., Nath, B.N., Nakakuni, M., Niino, K., Petruny, L.M., Pratiwi, S.D., Reijmer, J., Reolid, J., Slagle, A.L., Sloss, C.R., Su, X., Swart, P.K., Wright, J.D., Yao, Z., Young, J., Lindhorst, S., Hayman-Stainbank, S., Rüggeberg, A., Spezzaferi, S., Carrasquiera, I., Yu, S., and Kroon, D. (2018). A two million year record of low latitude aridity linked to continental weathering from the Maldives. Progress in Earth and Planetary Science, 6:21, DOI: 1186/s40645-019-0259-0
  • Swart, P.K., Blättler, C L., Nakakuni, M., Mackenzie, G.J.., Betzler, C., Eberli, G.P., Reolid, J., Alonso-García, M., Slagle, A.L., Wright, J.D., Kroon, D., Reijmer, J.G., Hui Mee, A.L., Young, J.R., Alvarez-Zarikian, C.A., Bialik, O.M., Guo, J.A., Haffen, S., Horozal, S., Inoue, M., Jovane, L., Lanci, L., Laya, J.C., Lüdmann, T., Nath, B.N., Niino, K., Petruny, L.M., Pratiwi, S.D., Su, X., Sloss, C.R., Yao, Z. (2019). Cyclic Anoxia and Organic Rich Carbonate Sediments within a Drowned Carbonate Platform linked to Antarctic Ice Volume Changes: Late Oligocene-Early Miocene Maldives. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 521, 1-13. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2019.05.019
  • van der Voet, E.***, Heijnen, L. and Reijmer, J.J.G. (2018). Geological evolution of the Chalk Group in the northern Dutch North Sea: inversion, sedimentation and redeposition. Geological Magazine, 156, 1265-1284. DOI:10.1017/S0016756818000572.
  • Mulder, T., Ducassou, E., Hanquiez, V., Principaud, M., Fauquembergue, K., Tournadour, E., Chabaud, L., Reijmer, J., Recouvreur, A., Gillet, H., Borgomano, J., Schmitt, A. and Moal, P. (2019). Contour current imprints and contourite drifts in the Bahamian Archipelago. Sedimentology, 66, 1192-1221. DOI: 10.1111/sed.12587
  • Le Goff, J.*, Reijmer, J.J.G., Heba, G., Cavailhes, T., De Graaf, S.**, Cerepi, A., C. Loisy, C. and Swennen, R. (2019). Late Campanian to Early Maastrichtian dismantling of the Apulian carbonate platform. Cretaceous Research, 96, 83-106. DOI: 10.1016/j.cretres.2018.11.013.


Prior 2019

  • Mulder, T., Gillet, H., Hanquiez, V., Reijmer, J.J.G., Recouvreur, A., Fabregas, N., Droxler, A.W., Cavailhes T., Fauquemberge, K., Blank, D.G., Guiastrennec, L., Seibert, C., Bashah, S., Bujan, S., Ducassou, E., Principaud, M., Conesa, G., Le Goff, J.*, Ragusa, J., Busson, J. and Borgomano, J. (2019). Into the deep: A coarse-grained carbonate turbidite thalweg generated by gigantic submarine chutes. Marine Geology, 407, 316-333. DOI: 1016/j.margeo.2018.11.003.
  • Kunkelova, T., Jung, S., de Leau, E.S., Odling, N., Thomas, A., Betzler, C., Eberli, G.P., Alvarez-Zarikian, C.A., Alonso-García, M., Bialik, O.M., Blättler, C.L., Guo, J.A., Haffen, S., Horozal, S., Ling, A.H.M., Inoue, M., Jovane, L., Lanci, L., Laya, J., Lüdmann, T., Nath, B.N., Nakakuni, M., Niino, K., Petruny, L.M., Pratiwi, S.D., Reijmer, J., Reolid, J., Slagle, A.L., Sloss, C.R., Su, X., Swart, P.K., Wright, J.D., Yao, Z., Young, J., Lindhorst, S., Hayman-Stainbank, S., Rüggeberg, A., Spezzaferi, S., Carrasquiera, I., Yu, S., and Kroon, D. (2018). A two million year record of low latitude aridity linked to continental weathering from the Maldives. Progress in Earth and Planetary Science, 5:86, DOI: 10.1186/s40645-018-0238-x
  • Lüdmann, T., Betzler, C., Eberli, G.P., Reolid, J., Reijmer, J.J.G., Sloss, C.R., Bialik, O.M., Alvarez-Zarikian, C.A., Alonso-García, M., Blättler, C.L., Guo, J.A., Haffen, S., Horozal, S., Inoue, M., Jovane, L., Kroon, D., Lanci, L., Laya, J.C., Ling, A.H.M., Nakakuni, M., Nath, B.N., Niino, K., Petruny, L.M., Pratiwi, S.D., Slagle, A.L., Su, X., Swart, P.K., Wright, J.D., Yao, Z. and Young, J.R. (2018). Corregendum to „Carbonate delta drift: A new sediment drift type”. Marine Geology, 406, 214-215. DOI: 1016/j.margeo.2018.10.005
  • Brasier, A.T., Wacey, D., Rogerson, M.R., Guagliardo, P., Saunders, M., Kellner, S., Mercedes-Martín, R.*, Prior, T., Matthews, A. and Reijmer, J.J.G. (2018). A microbial role in the construction of Mono Lake carbonate chimneys? Geobiology, 16/5, 540-555. DOI: 10.1111/gbb.12292
  • Michel, J.*, Borgomano, J. and Reijmer, J.J.G. (2018). Heterozoan carbonates: when, where and why? – A synthesis on parameters controlling carbonate production and occurrences. Earth Science Reviews, 182, 50-67. DOI: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2018.05.003
  • Lüdmann, T., Betzler, C., Eberli, G.P., Reolid, J., Reijmer, J.J.G., Sloss, C.R., Bialik, O.M., Alvarez-Zarikian, C.A., Alonso-García, M., Blättler, C.L., Guo, J.A., Haffen, S., Horozal, S., Inoue, M., Jovane, L., Kroon, D., Lanci, L., Laya, J.C., Ling, A.H.M., Nakakuni, M., Nath, B.N., Niino, K., Petruny, L.M., Pratiwi, S.D., Slagle, A.L., Su, X., Swart, P.K., Wright, J.D., Yao, Z. and Young, J.R. (2018). Carbonate delta drift: A new sediment drift type. Marine Geology, 401, 98-111. DOI: 1016/j.margeo.2018.04.011
  • Jafarian, E.**, de Jong, K.***, Kleipool, L.M.**, Scheibner, C., Blomeier, D. and Reijmer, J.J.G. (2018). Synthetic seismic model of a Permian biosiliceous carbonate – carbonate depositional system (Spitsbergen, Svalbard Archipelago). Marine and Petroleum Geology, 92, 78-93. DOI: 1016/j.marpetgeo.2018.01.034
  • Betzler, C., Eberli, G.P., Lüdmann, T., Reolid, J., Kroon, D., Reijmer, J.J.G., Swart, P.K., Wright, J.D., Alvarez-Zarikian, C.A., Alonso-García, M., Bialik, O.M., Blättler, C.L., Guo, J.A., Haffen, S., Horozal, S., Inoue, M., Jovane, L., Lanci, L., Laya, J.C., Hui Mee, A.L., Nakakuni, M., Nath, B.N., Niino, K., Petruny, L.M.,
  • Pratiwi, S.D., Slagle, A.L., Sloss, C.R., Su, X., Yao, Z. and Young, J.R. (2018). Refinement of Miocene sea level and monsoon events from the sedimentary archive of the Maldives (Indian Ocean). Progress in Earth and Planetary Science, 2018 5:5. DOI: 10.1186/s40645-018-0165-x
  • Nooitgedacht, C.W.***, Kleipool, L.M.**, Andeweg, B., Réolid, L.M., Betzler, C., Lindhorst, S. and Reijmer, J.J.G. (2018). New insights in the development of syn-depositional fractures in rimmed flat-topped carbonate platforms, Neogene carbonate complexes, SE Spain. Basin Research, 30 (Suppl. 1), 596–612. DOI: 10.1111/bre.12239
  • Wunsch, M., Betzler, C., Eberli, G.P., Lüdmann, T., Lindhorst, S. and Reijmer, J.J.G. (2018). Sedimentary dynamics and high-frequency sequence stratigraphy of the southwestern slope of Great Bahama Bank. Sedimentary Geology, 363, 96-117. DOI: 1016/j.sedgeo.2017.10.013
  • Mulder, T., Gillet, H., Hanquiez, V., Ducassou, E., Principaud, M., Conesa, G., Le Goff, J.*, Ragusa, J., Bashah, S., Reijmer, J., Cavailhes T., Droxler, A., Blank, D., Guiastrennec, L., Fabregas, N. and Recouvreur, A. (2018). Carbonate slope morphology revealing a giant submarine canyon (Little Bahama Bank, Bahamas). Geology, 46, 31-34. DOI: 10.1130/G39527.1
  • Jafarian, E.**, Groen, R.***, Nooitgedacht, C.**, Scheibner, C., Blomeier, D. and Reijmer, J.J.G. (2017). Facies arrangement and cyclostratigraphic architecture of the Templet Member and the Kapp Starostin Formation (Permian) on Spitsbergen, Svalbard. Norwegian Journal of Geology, 97, 169–187. DOI: 17850/njg97-4-02
  • Reijmer, J.J.G., Ten Veen, J., Jaarsma, B. and Boots, R.*** (2017). Seismic stratigraphy of Dinantian carbonates in the southern Netherlands and northern Belgium. Netherlands Journal of Geosciences, 96/4 (December 2017), 353-379. DOI: 11017/njg.2017.33
  • Bertotti, G., de Graaf, S.**, Bisdom, K., Oskam B., Vonhof, H., Bezerra, F.H., Reijmer, J. and Cazarin, C. (2017). Fracturing and fluid flow during post-rift subsidence in carbonates of the Jandaíra Formation, Potiguar Basin, NE Brazil. Basin Research, 29, 836–853. DOI: 1111/bre.12246
  • Mercedes-Martín, R.*, Brasier, A.T., Rogerson, M., Reijmer, J.J.G., Vonhof, H. and Pedley, H.M. (2017). A depositional model for spherulitic carbonates associated with alkaline, volcanic lakes. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 86, 168-191. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2017.05.032
  • Kleipool, L.M.**, De Jong, K.***, De Vaal, E.*** and Reijmer, J.J.G. (2017). Seismic characterization of switching platform geometries and dominant carbonate producers (Miocene, Las Negras, Spain). Sedimentology, 64, 1676–1707. DOI: 10.1111/sed.12367
  • Rogerson, M., Mercedes-Martín, R.*, Brasier, A.T., McGill,A.R., Prior, T.J., Vonhof, H., Fellows, S.M., Reijmer, J.J.G., McClymont, E., Billing, I., Matthews, A. and Pedley, M. (2017). Are spherulitic lacustrine carbonates an expression of large-scale mineral carbonation? A case study from the East Kirkton Limestone, Scotland. Gondwana Research, 48, 101-109, DOI: 10.1016/j.gr.2017.04.007
  • Mulder, T., Joumes, M., Hanquiez, V., Gillet, H., Reijmer, J.G., Tournadour, E., Chabaud, L.**, Principaud, M., Schnyder, J.S.D., Borgomano, J., Fauquembergue, K., Ducassou, E. and Busson, J. (2017). Carbonate slope morphology revealing sediment transfer from bank-to-slope transfer (Little Bahama Bank, Bahamas). Marine and Petroleum Geology, 83, 26-34. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2017.03.002
  • Jafarian, E.**, Kleipool, L.M.**, Scheibner, C. Blomeier, D. and Reijmer, J.J.G. (2017). Variations in petrophysical properties of Upper Palaeozoic mixed carbonate and non-carbonate deposits, Spitsbergen, Svalbard Archipelago. Journal of Petroleum Geology, 40, 59-83. DOI: 1111/jpg.12664
  • de Graaf, S.**, Reijmer, J.J.G., Bertotti, G.V., Bezerra, F.H.R., Cazarin, C., Bisdom, K. and Vonhof, H.B. (2017). Fracturing and calcite cementation controlling fluid flow in the shallow-water carbonates of the Jandaíra Formation, Brazil. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 80, 382-393. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2016.12.014
  • Betzler, C., Hübscher, C., Lindhorst, S., Lüdmann, T., Reijmer, J.J.G. and Braga, J.-C. (2016). Lowstand wedges in carbonate platform slopes (Quaternary, Maldives, Indian Ocean). The Depositional Record. 2, 196-207. DOI: 10.1002/dep2.21
  • Reijmer, J.J.G. (2016). Carbonate factories. In: J. Harff, M. Meschede, S. Petersen, J. Thiede (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Marine Geosciences, p. 80-84. ISBN: 978-94-007-6237-4 (Print), 978-94-007-6238-1 (Online). DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-6644-0_136-1.
  • Betzler, C. and IODP Expedition 359 Scientists (incl. J.J.G. Reijmer) (2016). The abrupt onset of the modern South Asian Monsoon winds. Nature – Scientific Reports 6, 29838. DOI: 10.1038/srep29838.
  • Chabaud, L.**., Ducassou, E., Tournadour, E., Mulder, T., Reijmer, J.J.G., Conesa, G., Giraudeau, J., Hanquiez, V., Borgomano, J. and Ross, L. (2016). Sedimentary processes determining the modern carbonate periplatform drift of Little Bahama Bank. Marine Geology, 378, 213-229. DOI: 10.1016/j.margeo.2015.11.006.
  • Mercedes-Martín, R.*, Rogerson, M.R., Brasier, A.T., Vonhof, H.B., Prior, T., Fellows, S.M., Reijmer, J.J.G., Billing, I. and Pedley, H.M. (2015, subm.). Growing spherulitic calcite grains in saline, hyperalkaline lakes: Experimental evaluation of the effects of Mg-clays and organic acids. Sedimentary Geology, 335, 93-102. DOI: 10.1016/J.SEDGEO.2016.02.008.
  • Janssen, R.**, Joordens, J.C.A., Koutamanis, D.S., Puspaningrum, M.R., de Vos, J., van der Lubbe, J.J.L., Reijmer, J.J.G., Hampe, O. and Vonhof, H.B. (2016). Tooth enamel stable isotopes of Holocene and Pleistocene fossil fauna reveal glacial and interglacial paleoenvironments of hominins in Indonesia. Quaternary Science Research, 144, 145-154. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.02.028
  • Betzler, C.G., Eberli, G.P., Alvarez Zarikian, C.A. and the Expedition 359 Scientists (incl. J.J.G. Reijmer) (2016). Expedition 359 Preliminary Report: Maldives Monsoon and Sea Level. International Ocean Discovery Program, College Station, USA, 53 pp. DOI: 10.14379/iodp.pr.359.2016
  • Kleipool, L.M.**, Reijmer, J.J.G., Hardebol, N.J., Bertotti, G., Aurell, M., and Bádenas, B. (2016). Fracture distribution along an Upper Jurassic carbonate ramp, NE Spain. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 70, 201-221. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2015.11.017
  • Brasier, A.T., Rogerson, M.R., Mercedes-Martin, R.*, Vonhof, H.B. and Reijmer, J.J.G. (2015). A test of the biogenicity criteria established for microfossils and stromatolites on Quaternary tufa and speleothem materials formed in the “Twilight Zone” at Caerwys, U.K.. Astrobiology, 15/10, 883-900. DOI: 10.1089/ast.2015.1293
  • Kleipool, L.M.**, Reijmer, J.J.G., Bádenas, B. and Aurell, M. (2015). Variations in petrophysical properties along a mixed siliciclastic carbonate ramp (Upper Jurassic, Ricla, NE Spain). Marine and Petroleum Geology, 68, 158-177. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2015.08.017
  • Harris, P.M., Purkis, S.J., Ellis, J., Swart, P.K. and Reijmer, J.J.G. (2015). Mapping bathymetry and depositional facies on Great Bahama Bank. Sedimentology, 62, 566-589. DOI: 10.1111/sed.12159
  • Reijmer, J.J.G., Mulder, T. and Borgomano, J. (2015). Editorial – Sedimentary Geology Special Issue – Carbonate Slopes and Gravity Deposits. In: T. Mulder, J.J.G. Reijmer and J. Borgomano (Eds.), Carbonate Slopes and Gravity Deposits. Sedimentary Geology, 317, 1-8. DOI: 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2014.10.011
  • Reijmer, J.J.G., Palmieri, P.***, Groen, R.*** and Floquet, M. (2015). Calciturbidites and calcidebrites: Sea-level variations or tectonic processes? In: T. Mulder, J.J.G. Reijmer and J. Borgomano (Eds.), Carbonate Slopes and Gravity Deposits. Sedimentary Geology, 317, 53-70. DOI: 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2014.10.013
  • Soete, J., Kleipool, L.M.**, Claes, H., Claes, S., Hamaekers, H., Kele, S., Özkul, M., Foubert, A., Reijmer, J.J.G. and Swennen, R. (2015). Acoustic properties in travertines and their relation to porosity and pore types. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 59, 320-335.
  • Joordens, J.C.A., d’Errico, F., Wesselingh, F.P., Munro, S., de Vos, J., Wallinga, J., Ankjærgaard, C., Wijbrans, J., Kuiper, K., Mücher, H.J., Coqueugniot, H., Prié, V., Panuel, M., van der Haas, V., Lustenhouwer, W., Joosten, I., Reijmer, J. and Roebroeks, W. (2015). Homo erectus at Trinil on Java used shells for tool production and engraving. Nature, 518 (February 12, 2015), 228-231. DOI: 10.1038/nature13962
  • Betzler1, C. Lindhorst, S., Eberli, G.P., Lüdmann, T., Möbius, J., Ludwig, J., Schutter, I., Wunsch, M., Reijmer, J.J.G. and Hübscher, C. (2014). Periplatform drift: The combined result of contour current and off-bank transport along carbonate platforms. Geology, 42, 871-874. DOI: 10.1130/G35900.1
  • Swart, P.K., Oehlert, A., Mackenzie, G.J., Eberli, G.P. and Reijmer, J.J.G. (2014). The fertilization of the Bahamas by Saharan dust: A trigger for carbonate precipitation? Geology, 42, 671-674. DOI: 10.1130/G35744.1.
  • Reolid, J., Betzler, C., Braga, J.C., Martín, J.M., Lindhorst, S. and Reijmer, J.J.G. (2014). Reef-slope geometries and facies distribution: controlling factors (Messinian, SE Spain). Facies, 60, 737-753. DOI: 10.1007/s10347-014-0406-4
  • Fournier, F., Léonide, P., Kleipool, L.**, Toullec, R., Reijmer, J.J.G., Borgomano, J., Klootwijk, T. and van der Molen, J. (2014). Pore space evolution and elastic properties of platform carbonates (Urgonian Limestone, Barremian-Aptian, SE France). Sedimentary Geology, 308, 1-17.
  • Léonide, P., Fournier, F., Reijmer, J.J.G., Vonhof, H.B., Borgomano, J., Dijk, J., Rosenthal, M., van Goethem, M., Cochard, J., and Meulenaars, K. (2014). Diagenetic patterns and pore space distribution along a platform to outer-shelf transect (Urgonian Limestone, Barremian-Aptian, SE France). Sedimentary Geology, 306, 1-23.
  • Betzler, C. and cruise participants (2014). Report and preliminary results of R/V Meteor cruise M95 CICARB – Current Impact on the Facies and Stratigraphy of the Bahamas Carbonate Platform. METEOR-Berichte, M95, 36 pp., DFG-Senatskommission für Ozeanographie. DOI: 10.2312/cr_m95.
  • van der Land, C.**, Eisele, M., Mienis, F., de Haas, H., Hebbeln, D., Reijmer, J.J.G. and van Weering, T.C.E. (2014). Carbonate mound development in contrasting settings on the Irish margin. Deep-Sea Research Part II, 99, 297-306.
  • Betzler, C., Fürstenau, J, Lüdmann. T., Hübscher C., Lindhorst. S., Paul, A.**, Reijmer, J.J.G. and Droxler, A.W. (2013). Sea-level and ocean-current control on carbonate-platform growth, Maldives, Indian Ocean. Basin Research, 25, 172-196. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2117.2012.00554.x.
  • Cleroux, C., Debret, M., Cortijo, E., Duplessy, J.-C., Dewilde, F., Reijmer, J.J.G. and Massei, N. (2012). High-resolution sea surface reconstructions off Cape Hatteras over the last 10 ka. Paleoceanography, 27, PA1205. DOI: 10.1029/2011PA002184.
  • Mulder, T., Ducassou, E., Gillet, H., Hanquiez, V., Tournadour, E., Combes, J., Eberli, G.P., Kindler, P., Gonthier, E., Conesa, G., Robin, C., Sianipar, R., Reijmer, J.J.G. and François, A. (2012b). Canyon morphology on a modern carbonate slope of the Bahamas: Evidence of regional tectonic tilting. Geology, 40/9, 771-774.
  • Mulder, T., Ducassou, E., Eberli, G.P., Hanquiez, V., Gonthier, E., Kindler, P., Principaud, M., Fournier, F., Léonide, P., Billeaud, I., Marsset, B., Reijmer, J.J.G., Bondu, C., Joussiaume, R. and Pakiades, M. (2012a). New insights into the morphology and sedimentary processes along the western slope of Great Bahama Bank. Geology, 40/7, 603-606.
  • Paul, A.**, Reijmer, J.J.G., Fürstenau, J, Kinkel, H. and Betzler, C. (2012). Relationship between Late Pleistocene sea-level variations, carbonate platform morphology and aragonite production (Maldives, Indian Ocean). Sedimentology, 59, 1640-1658, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3091.2011.01319.x
  • Reijmer, J.J.G., Bauch, T.** and Schäfer, P. (2012). Carbonate facies patterns in surface sediments of upwelling and non-upwelling shelf environments (Panama, East Pacific). Sedimentology, 59, 32–56. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3091.2010.01214.x
  • Reijmer, J.J.G., Palmieri, P.*** and Groen, R.*** (2012). Compositional variations in calciturbidites and calcidebrites in response to sea-level fluctuations (Exuma Sound, Bahamas). Facies, 58/4, 493-507.
  • Oehlert, A., Lamb-Wozniak, K., Devlin, Q., Reijmer, J.J.G., Mackenzie, G.J. and Swart, P.K. (2012). The Significance of Variations in the Stable Carbon Isotopic Composition of Organic Material in Platform Derived Sediments. Sedimentology, 59, 319–335. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3091.2011.01273.x.
  • Bauch, T.**, Reijmer, J.J.G., Schäfer, P. and McNeill, D.F. (2011). Development of a mixed-carbonate siliciclastic reef-complex during the closure of the American Seaway (Pliocene, Limon, Costa Rica). Sedimentary Geology, 239, 37–47. DOI: 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2011.05.001
  • Betzler, C., Lindhorst. S., Hübscher C., Lüdmann. T., Fürstenau, J. and Reijmer, J.J.G. (2011). Giant pockmarks in a carbonate platform (Maldives, Indian Ocean). Marine Geology, 289, 1–16. DOI: 10.1016/j.margeo.2011.09.004
  • Piryaei, A.**, Reijmer, J.J.G., Borgomano, J., and van Buchem, F. (2011). Late Cretaceous tectonic and sedimentary evolution of the Bandar Abbas area, Fars Region, Southern Iran. Journal of Petroleum Geology, 34/2, 157-180.
  • Schäfer, P., Fortunato, H., Bader, B., Liebetrau, V., Bauch, T.** and Reijmer, J.J.G. (2011). Growth Rates and Carbonate Production by Coralline Red Algae in Upwelling and Non- Upwelling Settings along the Pacific Coast of Panama. Palaios, 26/7, 420-432.
  • Turpin, M., Emmanuel, L., Reijmer, J.J.G. and Renard, M. (2011). Whiting–related sediment export along the Middle Miocene carbonate ramp of Great Bahama Bank. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 100, 1875–1893, DOI 10.1007/s00531-010-0627-x
  • van der Land, C.**, Mienis, F., de Haas, H., de Stigter, H., Swennen, R., Reijmer, J.J.G. and van Weering, T. (2011). Paleo-redox fronts and their formation in carbonate mound sediments from the Rockall Trough. Marine Geology, 284 (1-4, 1 June 2011), 86-95.
  • Vonhof, H.B., Jagt, J., Immenhauser, A., Smit, J., van de Berg, Y., Saher, M., Keutgen, N. and Reijmer, J.J.G. (2011). Belemnite-based strontium, carbon and oxygen isotope stratigraphy of the type area of the Maastrichtian Stage. In: J. Jagt, E.A. Jagt-Yazykova and W.J.H. Schins (Eds.), A tribute to the late Felder brothers – pioneers of Limburg geology and prehistoric archaeology. Netherlands Journal of Geosciences, 90/2-3, 259-270.
  • Piryaei, A.**, Reijmer, J.J.G., van Buchem, F., Yazdi-Moghadam, M., Sadouni, J. and Danelian, T. (2010). The influence of Late Cretaceous tectonic processes on sedimentation patterns along the northeastern Arabian plate margin (Fars Province, SW Iran). In: P. Leturmy and C. Robin (Eds.), Tectonic and Stratigraphic Evolution of Zagros and Makran during the Mesozoic–Cenozoic. Geological Society of London Special Publication, 330, 211-251
  • Vernhet, E. and Reijmer, J.J.G. (2010). Sedimentary evolution of the Ediacaran Yangtze platform shelf (Hubei and Hunan provinces, Central China). Sedimentary Geology, 225, 99-115.
  • Betzler, C., Hübscher, C., Lindhorst, S., Reijmer, J.J.G., Römer, M., Droxler, A.W., Fürstenau, J. and Lüdmann, T. (2009). Monsoonal-induced partial carbonate platform drowning (Maldives, Indian Ocean). Geology, 37, 867-870.
  • Schlager, W. and Reijmer, J.J.G. (2009). Carbonate platform slopes of the Alpine Triassic and the Neogene – a comparison. Austrian Journal.of Earth Sciences, 102, 4-14.
  • Swart, P.K., Reijmer, J.J.G. and Otto, R. (2009). A reevaluation of facies on Great Bahama Bank II: Variations in the d13C, d18O, and mineralogy of surface sediments. In: P.K. Swart, G.P. Eberli, J.A. McKenzie (Eds.), Perspectives in Carbonate Geology: A Tribute to the Career of Robert Nathan Ginsburg. Spec. Publ. Int. Assoc. Sedimentol., 41, 47–59.
  • Reijmer, J.J.G., Swart, P.K, Bauch, T.***, Otto, R., Reuning, L.**, Roth, S.** and Zechel, S.*** (2009). A reevaluation of facies on Great Bahama Bank I: New facies maps of Western Great Bahama Bank. In: P.K. Swart, G.P. Eberli, J.A. McKenzie (Eds.), Perspectives in Carbonate Geology: A Tribute to the Career of Robert Nathan Ginsburg. Spec. Publ. Int. Assoc. Sedimentol., 41, 29–46.
  • Chazottes, V., Reijmer, J.J.G. and Cordier, E. (2008). Sediment characteristics in reef areas influenced by eutrophication-related alterations of benthic communities and bioerosion processes. Marine Geology, 250, 114-127.
  • Lantzsch, H.***, Roth, S.**, Reijmer, J.J.G. and Kinkel, H. (2007). Sea-level related resedimentation processes on the northern slope of Little Bahama Bank (Middle Pleistocene to Holocene). Sedimentology, 54, 1307-1322.
  • Reijmer, J.J.G. and Andresen, N.** (2007). Mineralogy and grain-size variations along two carbonate margin-to-basin transects (Pedro Bank, Northern Nicaragua Rise). Sedimentary Geology, 198, 327-350.
  • Reuning, L.**, Reijmer, J.J.G., Betzler, C., Timmermann, A. and Steph, S. (2006). Sub-Milankovitch cycles in periplatform carbonates from the early Pliocene Great Bahama Bank. Paleoceanography, 21/3, PA1017 10.1029/2004PA001075, 30 March 2006.
  • Reuning, L.**, Reijmer, J.J.G. and Mattioli, E. (2006). Aragonite cycles: Diagenesis caught in the act. Sedimentology, 53, 849–866.
  • Ernst, A., Schäfer, P. and Reijmer, J.J.G. (2005). Stenolaemate Bryozoa from the Upper Carboniferous of the Cantabrian Basin, Northern Spain. Senckenbergiana lethea, 85, 301-317.
  • Roth, S.** and Reijmer, J.J.G. (2005). Holocene millennial to centennial carbonate cyclicity recorded in slope sediments of the Great Bahama Bank and its climatic implications. Sedimentology, 52, 161-181.
  • Reijmer, J.J.G. and Immenhauser, A. (2005). Sedimentary Geology Special Issue “Sedimentology in the 21st Century – A Tribute to Wolfgang Schlager”, Editorial. Sedimentary Geology, 175, 3-8.
  • Rendle-Bühring, R.H.** and Reijmer, J.J.G. (2005). Controls on grain-size patterns in periplatform carbonates: marginal setting versus glacio-eustacy. Sedimentary Geology Special Issue “Sedimentology in the 21st Century – A Tribute to Wolfgang Schlager“, 175, 99-113.
  • Reuning, L.**, Reijmer, J.J.G., Betzler, C., Swart, P.K. and Bauch, T.*** (2005). The use of paleoceanographic proxies in carbonate platform settings – opportunities and pitfalls. Sedimentary Geology Special Issue “Sedimentology in the 21st Century – A Tribute to Wolfgang Schlager“. 175, 131-152.
  • Zinke, J.**, Reijmer, J.J.G., Taviani, M., Dullo, W.-C. and Thomassin, B. A. (2005). Facies and faunal assemblage changes in response to the Holocene transgression in the lagoon of Mayotte (Comoro Archipelago, SW Indian Ocean). Facies, 50/3-4, 391-408.
  • Bahamonde, J.R., Kenter, J.A.M., Della Porta, G., Keim, L., Immenhauser, A. and Reijmer, J.J.G. (2004). Lithofacies and depositional processes on a high, steep-margined Carboniferous (Bashkirian-Moscovian) carbonate platform slope, Sierra del Cuera, NW Spain. Sedimentary Geology, 166, 1/2, 145-156.
  • Roth, S.** and Reijmer, J.J.G. (2004). Holocene Atlantic climate variations deduced from carbonate peri-platform sediments (leeward margin, Great Bahama Bank). Paleoceanography, 19/1, PA1003 10.1029/2003PA000885, 22 January 2004.
  • Schmittner, A., Sarnthein, M., Kinkel, H., Bartoli, G., Bickert, R., Crucifix, M., Crudeli, D., Groeneveld, J., Kösters, F., Mikolajewicz, U., Millo, C., Reijmer, J., Schäfer, P., Schmidt, D., Schneider, B., Schulz, M., Steph, S.. Tiedemann, R., Weinelt, M. and Zuvela, M. (2004). Global impact of the Panamanian Seaway. EOS 85-49, 526-527.
  • Andresen, N.**, Reijmer, J.J.G. and Droxler, A.W. (2003). Timing and distribution of calciturbidites around a deeply submerged carbonate platform in a seismically active setting (Pedro Bank, Northern Nicaragua Rise, Caribbean Sea). Int. J. of Earth Sc. – Geol. Rundschau, 92/4, 573-592.
  • Brachert, T.C., Forst, M.H., Pais, J.J., Legoinha, P. and Reijmer, J.J.G. (2003). Lowstand carbonates, highstand sandstones? Sedimentary Geology, 155, 1-12.
  • Maurer, F., Reijmer, J.J.G. and Schlager, W. (2003). Quantification of input and compositional variations of calciturbidites in a Middle Triassic pelagic succession (Seceda, Western Dolomites, Southern Alps). Int. J. of Earth Sc. – Geol. Rundschau, 92/4, 593-609.
  • Reijmer, J.J.G., Betzler, C. and Mutti, M. (2003). DGG & GV 2001 MARGINS Meeting (Kiel, Germany) – New perspectives in carbonate sedimentology (Editorial). Int. J. of Earth Sc. – Geol. Rundschau, 92/4, 441-444.
  • Scheibner, C., Reijmer, J.J.G., Marzouk, A.M., Speijer, R.P. and Kuss, J. (2003). Tectono-sedimentary evolution of a Paleogene carbonate margin (Eastern Desert, Egypt). Int. J. of Earth Sc. – Geol. Rundschau, 92/4, 624-640.
  • Zinke, J.**, Reijmer, J.J.G., Thomassin, B.A., Dullo, W.C., Grootes, P.M. and Erlenkeuser, H. (2003). Postglacial flooding history of Mayotte lagoon (Comoro archipelago, southwest Indian Ocean). Marine Geology, 194, 181-196.
  • Zinke, J.**, Reijmer, J.J.G. and Thomassin, B.A. (2003). Systems tracts sedimentology in the lagoon of Mayotte associated with the Holocene transgression. Sedimentary Geology, 160, 57-79.
  • Blomeier, D.P.G.** and Reijmer, J.J.G. (2002). Facies architecture of an Early Jurassic carbonate platform slope (Jbel Bou Dahar, High Atlas, Morocco). Journal of Sedimentary Research, 72/4, 463-476.
  • Reijmer, J.J.G., Betzler, C., Kroon D., Tiedemann, R. and Eberli, G.P. (2002). Bahamian carbonate platform development in response to paleoceanographic changes. International Journal of Earth Sciences – Geologische Rundschau, 91, 482-489.
  • Reijmer, J.J.G. (2002). Introduction – PRCP/ODP Leg 166 special issue “Carbonate margin development (Bahama Transect, ODP Leg 166)”. In: Reijmer, J.J.G. (Ed.), Marine Geology special issue “Carbonate margin development (Bahama transect, ODP Leg 166)”, 185, vii-xii.
  • Rendle, R.H.** and Reijmer, J.J.G. (2002). Evolutionary slope development on the western, leeward margin of Great Bahama Bank during the Quaternary. In: Reijmer, J.J.G. (Ed.), Marine Geology special issue “Carbonate margin development (Bahama transect, ODP Leg 166)”, 185, 143-164.
  • Reuning, L.**, Reijmer, J.J.G. and Betzler, C. (2002). Sedimentation cycles and their diagenesis on the slope of a Miocene carbonate ramp system (Bahamas, ODP Leg 166). In: Reijmer, J.J.G. (Ed.), Marine Geology special issue “Carbonate margin development (Bahama transect, ODP Leg 166)”, 185, 121-142.
  • Munnecke, A., Westphal, H.**, Elrick, M. and Reijmer, J.J.G. (2001). The mineralogical composition of precursor sediments of calcareous rhythmites: a new approach. International Journal of Earth Sciences – Geologische Rundschau, 90, 795-812.
  • Zinke, J.**, Reijmer, J.J.G. and Thomassin, B.A. (2001). Seismic architecture and sediment distribution within the Holocene barrier reef-lagoon complex of Mayotte (Comoro Archipelago, SW Indian Ocean). In: Camoin, G. (Ed.), Palaeo-3 special volume “PRCP Conference”, 175, 343-368.
  • Betzler, C., Kroon, D. and Reijmer, J.J.G. (2000). Synchroneity of major late Neogene sea-level fluctuations and paleoceanographic controlled changes as recorded by two carbonate platforms. Paleoceanography, 15/6, 722-730.
  • Henderson, G.M., Rendle, R.H.**, Slowey, N.C. and Reijmer, J.J.G. (2000). U-Th dating and diagenesis of Pleistocene highstand sediments from the Bahamas slope. In: Swart, P.K., Eberli, G.P., Malone, M.J. and Sarg, J.F. (Eds.), Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, 166, 23-31.
  • Kroon, D., Reijmer, J.J.G. and Rendle, R.H.** (2000). Mid- to Late-Quaternary variations in the oxygen isotope signature of Globigerinoides ruber at Site 1006 in the western subtropical Atlantic. In: Swart, P.K., Eberli, G.P., Malone, M.J. and Sarg, J.F. (Eds.), Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, 166, 13-22.
  • Rendle, R.H.**, Reijmer, J.J.G., Kroon, D. and Henderson, G.M. (2000). Mineralogy and sedimentology of the Pleistocene to Holocene on the leeward margin of Great Bahama Bank. In: Swart, P.K., Eberli, G.P., Malone, M.J. and Sarg, J.F. (Eds.), Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, 166, 61-76.
  • Zinke, J.**, Reijmer, J.J.G., Dullo, W.-C. and Thomassin, B.A. (2000). Paleoenvironmental changes in the lagoon of Mayotte associated with the Holocene transgression. GeoLines, 11, 150-153. Pages 2000, Prague Meeting.
  • Betzler, C., Reijmer, J.J.G., Bernet, K., Eberli, G.P. and Anselmetti, F.S. (1999). Sedimentary patterns and geometries of the Bahamian outer carbonate ramp (Miocene and lower Pliocene, Great Bahama Bank). Sedimentology, 46/6, 1127-1144.
  • Blomeier, D.P.G.** and Reijmer, J.J.G. (1999). Drowning of a Lower Jurassic carbonate platform: Jbel Bou Dahar, High Atlas, Morocco. Facies, 41, 81-110.
  • Everts, A.J.W., Schlager, W. and Reijmer, J.J.G. (1999). Quantitative logs of sediment composition – a means for platform-to-basin correlation in carbonates. An example from the Vercors (France). Sedimentology, 46/2, 261-278.
  • Emmermann, P.P.**, Reijmer, J.J.G. and Andresen, N.** (1999). Sedimentation rates of Late Quaternary periplatform sediments based on aragonite/calcite ratios: Sudanese Red Sea vs. Pedro Bank (Caribbean). In: Bruns, P. and Hass, H.C. (Eds.), On the determination of sediment accumulation rates, Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland, GeoResearch Forum, 5, 67-86.
  • Heiss, G.A., Dullo, W.-C., Joachimski, M.M., Reijmer, J.J.G. and Schuhmacher, H. (1999). Increased seasonality in the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea, recorded in the oxygen isotope record of a Porites lutea coral. Senck. maritima, 30, 17-26.
  • Scheibner, C.*** and Reijmer, J.J.G. (1999). Facies patterns within a Lower Jurassic upper slope to inner platform transect (Jbel Bou Dahar, Morocco). Facies, 41, 55-80.
  • Westphal, H.**, Reijmer, J.J.G. and Head, M.J. (1999). Sedimentary input and diagenesis on a carbonate slope (Bahamas): response to morphologic evolution of the carbonate platform and sea level fluctuations. In: Harris, P.M., Saller, A.H. and Simo, T. (Eds.), Advances in carbonate sequence stratigraphy – Application to reservoirs, outcrops, and models, SEPM Spec. Publ. 63, SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology), 247-274.
  • Reijmer, J.J.G. (1998). Compositional variations during phases of progradation and retrogradation of a Triassic carbonate platform (Picco di Vallandro/Dürrenstein, Dolomites, Italy). Geologische Rundschau, 87/3, 436-448.
  • Dullo, W.-C., Reijmer, J.J.G., Andresen, N.** and Emmermann, P.** (1997). Meeresspiegel-schwan-kungen und ihre geologische Überlieferung im Karbonatsystem. Geowissenschaften, 15/9, 296-300.
  • Eberli, G.P., Swart, P., et al. (incl. Reijmer, J.J.G.) (1997). Proc. ODP, Init. Repts., 166, College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program).
  • Munnecke, A., Westphal, H.**, Reijmer, J.J.G. and Samtleben, C. (1997). The formation of microspar during early marine burial diagenesis: a comparison of Pliocene carbonates from the Bahamas with Silurian limestones from Gotland (Sweden). Sedimentology, 44/6, 977-990.
  • Dullo, W.-C., Reijmer, J.J.G., Schuhmacher, H., Eisenhauer, A., Hassan, M. and Heiss, G.A. (1996). Holocene reef growth and recent carbonate production in the Red Sea. In: Reitner, J., Neuweiler, F. and Gunkel, F. (Eds), Global and regional controls on biogenic sedimentation. I. Reef evolution. Research reports – Göttinger Arbeiten zur Geologie und Paläontologie, Göttingen, Sb 2, 13-17.
  • Emmermann, P.**, Reijmer, J.J.G. and Brachert, Th. (1996). Research programme M31/2: Export of shallow water carbonates. In: Hemleben Ch., Roether, W. and Stoffers, P. (Eds), Östliches Mittelmeer, Rotes Meer, Arabisches Meer – Cruise No. 31, 30 December 1994 – 22 March 1995. METEOR-Berichte, Universität Hamburg, 96-4, 13-16.
  • Emmermann, P.**, Reijmer, J.J.G. and Brachert, Th. (1996). Preliminary results – Marine Geoscience: Export of shallow water carbonates. In: Hemleben, Ch., Roether, W. and Stoffers, P. (Eds), Östliches Mittelmeer, Rotes Meer, Arabisches Meer – Cruise No. 31, 30 December 1994 – 22 March 1995. METEOR-Berichte, Universität Hamburg, 96–4, 99-110.
  • Everts, A.J.W. and Reijmer, J.J.G. (1995). Clinoform composition and margin geometries of a Lower Cretaceous carbonate platform (Vercors, SE France). In: Philip, J. and Skelton, P.W. (Eds.), Thematic volume “ Palaeoenvironmental models for the benthic associations of Cretaceous carbonate platforms”, CRER Working Group 4. Palaeogeogr., Palaeoclimat., Palaeoecol., 119, 19-33.
  • Schuhmacher, H., Kiene, W., Dullo, W.-Chr., Gektidis, M., Golubic, S., Heiss, G.A., Kampmann, H., Kroll, D.K., Kuhrau, M.L., Radtke, G., Reijmer, J.J.G., Reinicke, G.B., Schlichter, D. and Vogel, K. (1995). Facies controlling Holocene reef growth: an interdisciplinary approach. Facies, 32, 145-188.
  • Reijmer, J.J.G., Sprenger, A., Ten Kate, W.G.H.Z., Schlager, W. and Krystyn, L. (1994). Periodicities in the composition of Late Triassic calciturbidites (Eastern Alps, Austria). In: De Boer, P.L. and Smith D.G. (Eds.), Orbital forcing and cyclic sequences, Spec. Publ. Int. Assoc. Sedimentol., 19, p. 323-343.
  • Schlager, W., Reijmer, J.J.G. and Droxler, A.W. (1994). Highstand shedding of carbonate platforms. Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, B64/3, 270-281.
  • Gasperini, L., Gensou, B., Philobbos, E., Purser, B., Reijmer, J.J.G., Rioual, M., Taviani, M. and Tesson, M. (1994). Gulf of Suez seismic survey (Sept./Oct. 1992): A scientific report. Giornale di Geologia, Ser. 3-a, 56/2: 3-12.
  • Heiss, G., Dullo, W.-Ch. and Reijmer, J.J.G. (1993). Short- and long-term growth history of massive Porites sp. from Aqaba (Red Sea). Senckenbergiana maritima, 23, 135-141.
  • Reijmer, J.J.G., Schlager, W. Bosscher, H., Beets, C.J. and McNeill, D.F. (1992). Pliocene/Pleistocene platform facies transition recorded in calciturbidites (Exuma Sound, Bahamas). Sedimentary Geology, ExpresSed, 78, 171-179.
  • Campbell, A.E., Everts, A.J.W. and Reijmer, J.J.G. (1992). Lithological and diagenetic variations across a Lower Jurassic drowning unconformity (Djebel Bou Dahar, Morocco). In: Campbell, A.E. (Ed.), Unconformities in seismic records and outcrop. Ph.D. Thesis, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 91-111.
  • Reijmer, J.J.G., Ten Kate, W.G.H.Z., Sprenger, A. and Schlager, W. (1991). Calciturbidite composition related to the exposure and flooding of a carbonate platform (Triassic, Eastern Alps). Sedimentology, 38, 1059-1074.
  • Glaser, K.G., Reijmer, J.J.G. and Droxler, A.W. (1991). Turbidite occurrence in the Late Quaternary periplatform sediments on the Northeastern Nicaragua Rise. In: Glaser, K.G. (Ed.), Late Quaternary periplatform sediments and environments on the northeastern Nicaragua Rise, Caribbean Sea. Ph.D. Thesis, Rice University, Houston, Texas, U.S.A., 113-131.
  • Reijmer, J.J.G. and Everaars, J.S.L. (1991). Carbonate platform facies reflected in calciturbidite composition (Triassic, Northern Calcareous Alps, Austria). Facies, 25, 253-278.
  • Kenter, J.A.M., Reymer, J.J.G., van der Straaten, H.C. and Peper, T. (1990). Facies patterns and subsidence history of the Jumilla – Cieza region (SE Spain). Sedimentary Geology, 67, 263-281.
  • Boekschoten, G.J., van der Raad, A.C., Kenter, J.A.M. and Reymer, J.J.G. (1988). Note on a mid-Proterozoic stromatolite, south of Grythyttan, Bergslagen. Geologie en Mijnbouw, 67, 467-469, Bergslagen special.
  • Reymer, J.J.G., Schlager, W. and Droxler, A.W. (1988). ODP Site 632: Pliocene-Pleistocene sedimentation cycles in a Bahamian Basin. In: Austin, J. A., Schlager, W., et al., Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, 101, Part B, 213-220.

Awards & Honors

  • Google Scholar H-Index score is 40, his i10-index is 109, and he has published over 150 peer-reviewed publications with over 5,000 citations (July 2021).
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Dr. Abdullatif Al-Shuhail

Professor, Department of Geosciences

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., Geophysics, Texas A&M University, USA, 1998.
  • M.S., Geophysics, Texas A&M University, USA, 1993.
  • B.S., Geophysics, KFUPM, KSA, 1987.

Research Interests

  • Fractured reservoirs
  • Near-surface geophysics
  • Micro seismic methods
  • CO2 sequestration

Selected Publications

  • Mousa, W. M., and Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2011. Processing Surface Seismic Reflection Data using MATLAB: Morgan & Claypool Publishers, California, USA.
  • Al-Shuhail, A. A., Al-Dossary, A, and Mousa, W. M., 2017. Digital Image Processing for Seismic Data Analysis: John Wiley & Sons Ltd, New Jersey, USA.
  • Mousa, W. M., and Al-Shuhail, A. A. Method of first arrival picking of seismic refraction data: (U.S. Patent and Trade Office Number: US009103935) – Co-Inventor.
  • Al-Shuhail, A. A. and Adetunji, A., 2016, Joint Inversion of Ground-Penetrating Radar and Seismic Velocities for Porosity and Water Saturation in Shallow Sediments: Journal of Environmental & Engineering Geophysics, 21:105-119.
  • Edigbue, P. and Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2016. Three-dimensional supervirtual seismic refraction interferometry: Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 9:537-549.
  • Peter Adetokunbo, Abdullatif A. Al-Shuhail, and Saleh Al-Dossary, 2016. 3D seismic edge detection using magic squares and cubes: Interpretation, 4: T271-T280.
  • Akram, J. and Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2016. Performance of seismic arrays in the presence of weathering layer variations: Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 9:522-529.
  • Fatai Anifowose, Suli Adeniye, Abdulazeez Abdulraheem, Abdullatif Al-Shuhail, 2016. Integrating seismic and log data for improved petroleum reservoir properties estimation using non-linear feature-selection based hybrid computational intelligence models: Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 145: 230–237.

Dr. Giovanni Bertotti

Adjunct Professor, Department of Geosciences

Giovanni Bertotti is a structural geologist with a long experience in the analysis of multiscale deformation patterns in different tectonic settings in different parts of the world. Building on his knowledge of the evolution of sedimentary basins, he has gradually moved towards a more quantitative description addressing the stress and strain evolution of rocks during basin formation and deformation. During the last years, he has developed research on Naturally Fractured Reservoirs combining numerical modeling techniques with observations from outcropping analogs of buried reservoirs. He has worked on fractures networks in a variety of lithologies from fluvial deposits (Jordan), turbidite sands in the Karoo Basin (South Africa) as well as on tight shallow water Devonian sand in Morocco. Since a few years, he is investigating fracture patterns in sub-horizontal and in folded shallow-water carbonates on the basis of outcropping analogs in Tunisia (Kef eddour/Berda Formations) and Brazil (Jandaira Formation). Building on the strong collaboration with geomechanics and flow modellers at the Delft University of Technology and elsewhere, Giovanni Bertotti investigates the impact fractures have on porosity and permeability and, eventually, on flow reservoir scale flow patterns.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D. at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
  • MSc in Earth Sciences, University of Pisa (Italy)

Research Interests

  • Structural Geology
  • Sedimentary Basins
  • Tectonics-Sedimentation Interactions
  • Fractured Reservoirs
  • Thermal Evolution of Sedimentary Basins
  • Petroleum Systems

Selected Publications


  • LOPES J.A.G, de CASTRO, D.L. and BERTOTTI, G. 2018. Quantitative analysis of the tectonic subsidence in the Potiguar Basin (NE Brazil). Journal of Geodynamics, 117, 60-74.


  • BISDOM, K., BERTOTTI, G., BEZERRA, F.H., 2017. Inter-well scale natural fracture geometry and permeability variations in low-deformation carbonate rocks. J. Structural Geology, 97, 23-36.
  • de GRAAF, S., BERTOTTI, G., REIJMER, J.J.G., BEZERRA, F.H., CAZARIN, C., BISDOM, K., VONHOF, H.B., 2017. Fracture-controlled fluid circulation and calcite vein cementation during early burial in shallow water carbonates (Jandaíra Formation, northeast Brazil), Marine and Petroleum Geology, 80, 382-393.
  • BISDOM, K., NICK, H.M. and BERTOTTI, G. 2017. An integrated workflow for stress and flow modeling using outcrop-derived discrete fracture networks. Computer and Geosciences, 103, 21-35 
  • GOUIZA, M., BERTOTTI, G., ANDRIESSEN, P. in press. Mesozoic and Cenozoic thermal history of the western Reguibat Shield (West African Craton). Terra Nova
  • EGYA, D.O., GEIGER, S., CORBETT, P., MARCH, R., BISDOM, K., BERTOTTI, G., BEZERRA, F.H. in press. Geological well testing in fractured formations – exploration of the dual porosity response. Petroleum Geoscience.  
  • BERTOTTI, G., de GRAAF, S., BISDOM, S., OSKAM, B., VONHOF, H., BEZERRA, F.H., REIJMER, J. and CAZARIN, C. Fracturing and fluid flow during post-rift subsidence in carbonates of the Jandaíra Formation, Potiguar Basin, NE Brazil, Basin Research 1–18, doi: 10.1111/bre.12246


  • BERTOTTI, G., de GRAAF, S., BISDOM, S., OSKAM, B., VONHOF, H., BEZERRA, F.H., REIJMER, J. and CAZARIN, C. Fracturing and fluid flow during post-rift subsidence in carbonates of the Jandaíra Formation, Potiguar Basin, NE Brazil, Basin Research submitted
  • ENGLISH, K., REDFERN, J., BERTOTTI, G., ENGLISH, J., CHERIF, R.Y. 2016. Intraplate uplift: new constraints on the Hoggar dome from the Illizi basin (Algeria). Basin Research. doi: 10.1111/bre.12182
  • de GRAAF, S., BERTOTTI, G., REIJMER, J.J.G., BEZERRA, F.H., CAZARIN, C., BISDOM, K., VONHOF, H.B. Fracture-controlled fluid circulation and calcite vein cementation during early burial in shallow water carbonates (Jandaíra Formation, northeast Brazil), in press
  • COSTA DE MELO, A., LOPES de CASTRO, D., BEZERRA, F.H., BERTOTTI, G., Rift fault geometry and evolution in the Cretaceous Potiguar Basin (NE Brazil) based on fault growth models. Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 71, 96-107
  • GOUIZA, M., CHARTON, R., BERTOTTI, G., ANDRIESSEN, P.A.M. and STORMS, J.E.A. Post-Variscan evolution of the Anti-Atlas belt of Morocco constrained from low-temperature geochronology. International Journal Earth Sciences DOI 10.1007/s00531-016-1325-0
  • ENGLISH, K., REDFERN, J., BERTOTTI, G., ENGLISH, J., CHERIF, R.Y. 2016. Intraplate uplift: new constraints on the Hoggar dome from the Illizi basin (Algeria). Basin Research. doi: 10.1111/bre.12182
  • BISDOM, K., BERTOTTI, G. and NICK, H.. The impact of different aperture distributions and critical stress criteria on equivalent permeability in complex fracture networks. J. Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 121 (5), 4045-4063.
  • BISDOM, K., BERTOTTI, G. and NICK, H. The impact of in-situ stress and fracture geometry on hydraulic aperture and upscaled permeability in carbonate rocks: inferences from outcropping pavements. Tectonophysics, s 690 (2016) 63–75
  • BISDOM, K., BERTOTTI, G. and NICK, H. A geometrically-based method for predicting stress-induced fracture aperture and flow in Discrete Fracture Networks. AAPG Bulletin 100 (7), 1075-1097.


  • KLEIPOOL, L., REIJMER, J.J.G., HARDEBOL, N.J., BERTOTTI, G., AURELL, M. and BADENAS, B. Fracture distribution along an Upper Jurassic carbonate ramp, NE Spain. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 70, 201-221.
  • HARDEBOL, N.J., MAIER, C., NICK, H., GEIGER, S., BERTOTTI, G. and BORO, H. in press. Multi-scale fracture network characterization and impact on flow: a case study on the Latemar carbonate platform. J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 120, 8197–8222, doi:10.1002/2015JB011879.


  • PEPE, F., BERTOTTI, G., FERRANTI, L., SACCHI, M., COLLURA A.-M., PASSARO, S. and SULLI, A. 2014. Pattern and rate of post-20ka vertical tectonic motion around the Capo Vaticano promontory (W Calabria, Italy) based on offshore geomorphological indicators. Quaternary International, 332, 85-98.
  • GOUIZA, M., HALL, J. and BERTOTTI, G. 2014. Rifting and pre-rift lithosphere variability in the Orphan Basin, Newfoundland margin, Eastern Canada. Basin Research, 26, 1-20.
  • BISDOM, K., GAUTHIER, B.D.M., BERTOTTI, G. and HARDEBOL, N.J. 2014. Calibrating discrete fracture-network models with a carbonate three-dimensional outcrop fracture network: Implications for naturally fractured reservoir modeling. AAPG Bulletin, 98, 1351-1376
  • BORO, H., ROSERO, E. and BERTOTTI, G. 2014. Fracture network analysis of the Latemar platform (northern Italy): Integrating outcrop studies to constrain the hydraulic properties of fractures in reservoir models. Petroleum Geoscience, 20, 79-92. doi: 10.1144/petgeo2013-007


  • AGAR, S., GEIGER, S., LEONIDE, P., LAMARCHE, J., NEILSON, J., GOSSELIN, O., PYRAK-NOLTE, L., JACKSON, M., KENTER, J., BERTOTTI, G., JONES, G., WHITAKER, F., HAMPSON, G. and MATTHAI, S. 2013. Summary of the AAPG-Society of Petroleum Engineers – Society of Exploration Geophysicists Hedberg Research Conference on “Fundamental Controls on Flow in Carbonates”. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, 97/4, 553-552.
  • ÖZSAYIN, E., ÇINER, A., ROJAY, B., DIRIK, K., MELNICK, D., FERNANDEZ-BLANCO, D., BERTOTTI, G., SCHILDGEN, T., GARCIN, Y., STRECKER. M.R., SUDO, M. accepted. Plio-Quaternary extensional tectonics of the Central Anatolia Plateau: A case study from the Tuz Golu Basin, Turkey. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences.
  • STRIJKER, G., BEEKMAN, W.W.W., BERTOTTI, G. and LUTHI, S.M. submitted. FEM analysis of deformation localization mechanisms in a 3D fractured medium under rotating compressive stress conditions. Tectonophysics. 593, 95-110.
  • FERNANDEZ-BLANCO, D., BERTOTTI, G. and CINER, A. accepted. Cenozoic tectonics in Central Anatolia, Turkey: A 3D evolution model for the Tüz Gölü Basin and surroundings
  • HARDEBOL, G. and BERTOTTI, G. 2013. DigiFract: a software and data model implementation for flexible acquisition and processing of fracture data from outcrops. Computer and Geosciences, 54, 326-336.
  • BORO, H., BERTOTTI, G., and HARDEBOL, N. 2013. Low-strain distributed fracturing affecting the Latemar atoll-like platform (N Italy). Marine and Petroleum Geology, 40, 69-84.


  • STRIJKER, G., BERTOTTI, G. and S.M. LUTHI. 2012. Multi-scale fracture network analysis from an outcrop analog: a case study from the Cambro-Ordovician succession in Petra, Jordan. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 38, 104-116.
  • BERTOTTI, G. and GOUIZA, M. 2012. Post-rift vertical movements and horizontal deformations in the eastern margin of the Central Atlantic: The Middle Jurassic to Early Cretaceous evolution of Morocco. International Journal of Earth Sciences DOI 10.1007/s00531-012-0773-4.


  • DUPRÉ, S., CLOETINGH, S. and BERTOTTI, G. (2011). Structure of the Gabon margin from integrated seismic reflection and gravity data. Tectonophysics, 506, 31-45.


  • GOUIZA, M., BERTOTTI, G. and HAFID, M. 2010. The tectonic evolution of the passive margin of Morocco along a transect from the Atlantic ocean to the Anti-Atlas. Tectonics, doi:10.1029/2009TC002464
  • PEPE, F., SULLI, A., BERTOTTI, G. and CELLA, F. 2010. The West Calabria passive continental margin. Implications for the evolution of the Tyrrhenian back-arc basin. Tectonics, 29, TC3007, doi: 10.1029/2009TC002599

Dr. Roy Sidle

Adjunct Professor, Department of Geosciences

Professor Roy Sidle’s research focuses on bio-geophysical aspects of sustainability, including natural hazards, catchment hydrology and management, and interactions between socioeconomic pressures and responses and ecosystem processes. Specifically, he has been working on issues of environmental effects of land cover change, erosion processes exacerbated by mountain road building and grazing, coastal and mountain hazards – both water and sediment-related, cumulative effects of land use on water supply and sediment, and fundamental research on water movement in mountain catchments.

His research connections and collaborations with Japan, particularly at the Disaster Prevention Research Institute of Kyoto University and Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology, as well as with INRA (France) and National University of Colombia – Medellin, KFUPM, and JICA have contributed to studies that will help to improve disaster preparedness and resilience as well as promote a better understanding of ecosystem processes that perpetuate these disasters.

Professor Sidle’s research on catchment hydrology and management directly relates to this natural hazard agenda as it provides the geomorphic and hydrologic setting in which these hazards occur. As such, understanding the fundamental processes of water and sediment movement and storage in catchments is key to better estimating the extent of flood, cyclone, chronic erosion, and landslide disasters. These topics provide the geophysical foundation for comprehensive sustainability studies. Current research in Australia is supported by CSIRO (runoff and erosion in the Burdekin catchment) and SEQ Water (landslide studies).

He has collaborated across a broad range of disciplines including socio-economists, engineers, aquatic biologists, environmental modellers, geotechnical experts, and agriculture and forestry specialists. His interests in sustainability issues in developing nations of Southeast and East Asia where rapid land use change and shifting demographics are occurring are of particular relevance to the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Sustainability Research Centre.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University (Soil Science/Forest Hydrology, Civil Engineering minor)
  • M.S., University of Arizona (Soil Science/Water Quality)
  • B.S., University of Arizona (Hydrology)

Research Interests

  • Environmental science
  • Natural hazards
  • Catchment hydrology/management
  • Sustainable development
  • Environmental change
  • Landslide processes, prediction, and land use effects
  • Hydrogeomorphic process controlling sediment and nutrient dynamics
  • Integration of biophysical processes with socioeconomic issues
  • Fate and transport of contaminants
  • Hydrological modeling
  • Cumulative effects of land use on water quality and erosion processes

Selected Publications

A. Books (fully written):

  1. R.C. Sidle, A.J. Pearce, and C.L. O’Loughlin. 1985. Hillslope Stability and Land Use. Am. Geophysical Union, Water Resources Monograph No. 11, Washington, D.C., 140 p.
  2. R.C. Sidle and H. Ochiai. 2006. Landslides: Processes, Prediction, and Land Use. Am. Geophysical Union, Water Resources Monograph No. 18, Washington, D.C., 312 p.

B. Books (edited texts)

  1. R. Herrmann, R.C. Sidle, W. Back, and A.I. Johnson (editors). 1995. Water Resources and Environmental Hazards: Emphasis on Hydrologic and Cultural Insight in the Pacific Rim, Am. Water Resour. Assoc. Proc., AWRA, Herndon, Virginia, 496 p.
  2. R.C. Sidle (editor). 2002. Environmental Change and Geomorphic Hazards in Forests, IUFRO Research Series, No. 9, CAB International Publishing, Oxen, UK, 241 p.
  3. R.C. Sidle, M. Tani, Abdul Rahim N., and Tewodros Ayele T. (editors). 2004. Forests and Water in Warm, Humid Asia. Proceedings of a IUFRO Forest Hydrology Workshop, 10-12 July 2004, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Uji, Japan, 274 p.

C. Refereed Scientific Journals:

  1. R.C. Sidle and G.V. Johnson. 1972. Evaluation of a turfgrass-soil system to utilize and purify municipal waste water. Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and Southwest 2: 277-289.
  2. R.C. Sidle, J.E. Hook, and L.T. Kardos. 1976. Heavy metals application and plant uptake in a land disposal system for waste water. J. Environ. Qual. 5: 97-102.
  3. R.C. Sidle and W.E. Sopper. 1976. Cadmium distribution in forest ecosystems irrigated with treated municipal wastewater and sludge. J. Environ. Qual. 5: 419-422.
  4. R.C. Sidle, J.E. Hook, and L.T. Kardos. 1977. Accumulation of heavy metals in soils from extended wastewater irrigation. J. Water Poll. Control Fed. 49: 311-318.
  5. R.C. Sidle and L.T. Kardos. 1977. Adsorption of copper, zinc, and cadmium by a forest soil. J. Environ. Qual. 6: 313- 317.
  6. R.C. Sidle and L.T. Kardos. 1977. Transport of heavy metals in a sludge-treated forested area. J. Environ. Qual. 6: 431-437.
  7. R.C. Sidle, L.T. Kardos, and M.Th. van Genuchten. 1977. Heavy metals transport model in a sludge-treated soil. J. Environ. Qual. 6: 438-443.
  8. R.C. Sidle and L.T. Kardos. 1977. Aqueous release of heavy metals from two sewage sludges. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 8: 453-459.
  9. R.C. Sidle and L.T. Kardos. 1979. Nitrate leaching in a sludge-treated forest soil. Soil Science Society of America Journal 43: 278- 282.
  10. R.C. Sidle, W.L. Stout, J.L. Hern, and O.L. Bennett. 1979. Solute movement from fluidized bed combustion waste in acid soil and mine spoil columns. J. Environ. Qual. 8: 236-241.
  11. W.L. Stout, R.C. Sidle, J.L. Hern, and O.L. Bennett. 1979. Effects of fluidized bed combustion waste on the Ca, Mg, S, and Zn levels in red clover, tall fescue, oats, and buckwheat. Agronomy J. 71: 662-665.
  12. R.C. Sidle and D.M. Drlica. 1981. Soil compaction from logging with a low-ground pressure skidder in the Oregon Coast Ranges. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 45: 1219-1224.
  13. R.C. Sidle and D.N. Swanston. 1982. Analysis of a small debris slide in coastal Alaska. Can. Geotech. J. 19(2): 167-174.
  14. R.C. Sidle and C.G. Shaw III. 1983. Evaluation of planting sites common to a southeast Alaska clearcut. I. nutrient status. Can. J. For. Res. 13: 1-8.
  15. C.G. Shaw III and R.C. Sidle. 1983. Evaluation of planting sites common to a southeast Alaska clearcut. II. available inoculum of the ectomycorrhizal fungus Cenococcum geophilum. Can. J. For. Res. 13: 9-11.
  16. A.J. Campbell and R.C. Sidle. 1984. Prediction of peak flows on small watersheds in Oregon for use in culvert design. Water Resour. Bull. 20(1): 9-14.
  17. R.C. Sidle. 1984. Shallow groundwater fluctuations in unstable hillslopes of coastal Alaska. Z. für Gletscherkunde und Glazialgeologie 20(2): 79-95.
  18. H.A. Menser and R.C. Sidle. 1985. Effect of zinc levels on phosphorous and zinc content in sand-cultured soybeans. J. Plant Nutrition 8(1): 89-97.
  19. H.R. Holbo, E.L. Miller, and R.C. Sidle. 1985. Scanning recording system for multiple capacitive water-depth transducers. J. Hydrology 79: 311-318.
  20. A.J. Campbell and R.C. Sidle. 1985. Bedload transport in a pool-riffle sequence of a coastal Alaska Stream. Water Resour. Bull. 21(4): 579-590.
  21. R.C. Sidle and A.J. Campbell. 1985. Patterns of suspended sediment transport in a coastal Alaska stream. Water Resour. Bull. 21(6): 909-917.
  22. R.C. Sidle and T.H. Laurent. 1986. Site damage from mechanized thinning in southeast Alaska. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry 3(3): 94-97.
  23. P.W. Adams and R.C. Sidle. 1987. Soil conditions in three recent landslides in southeast Alaska. Forest Ecology and Management 18: 93-102.
  24. C.G. Shaw III, R.C. Sidle, and A.S. Harris. 1987. Evaluation of planting sites common to a southeast Alaska clear-cut. III. performance of ectomycorrhizal Sitka spruce seedlings three years after outplanting. Can. J. For. Res. 17: 335-339.
  25. R.C. Sidle and C.G. Shaw III. 1987. Evaluation of planting sites common to a southeast Alaska clear-cut. IV. nutrient levels in ectomycorrhizal Sitka spruce seedlings. Can. J. For. Res. 17: 340-345.
  26. J.L. Hern, H.A. Menser, R.C. Sidle, and T.E. Staley. 1988. Effect of surface-applied lime and EDTA on subsoil acidity and aluminum. Soil Science 145(1): 52-57.
  27. R.C. Sidle. 1988. Bedload transport regime of a small forest stream. Water Resour. Res. 24: 207-218.
  28. E.M. Loopstra, C.G. Shaw III, and R.C. Sidle. 1988. Ectomycorrhizal inoculation fails to improve performance of Sitka spruce seedlings outplanted on clear-cut sites in southeast Alaska. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 3: 110-112.
  29. J.R. Noel and R.C. Sidle. 1989. A program to calculate channel scour and fill. Water Resour. Bull. 25: 733-741.
  30. R.C. Sidle and A.M. Milner. 1989. Stream development in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, U.S.A. Arctic and Alpine Res. 21(4): 350-363.

D. Institutional Publications:

  1. R.C. Sidle. 1976. Transport of Heavy Metals in a Sludge-Treated Forested Area. University Park, PA, The Pennsylvania State University; 135p. Dissertation.
  2. R.C. Sidle. 1980. Impacts of Forest Practices on Surface Erosion. Pacific Northwest Extension Publ. PNW-195, Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. 15 p.
  3. R.C. Sidle. 1980. Slope Stability on Forest Land. Pac. N.W. Ext. Publ. PNW-209. 23 p.
  4. K.R. Larson and R.C. Sidle. 1980. Erosion and Sedimentation Catalog of the Pacific Northwest. U.S. Forest Service, R-6, Publ. R6-WM-050-1981, Portland, OR. 64 p.
  5. A.J. Campbell, R.C. Sidle, and H.A. Froehlich. 1982. Prediction of Peak Flows for Culvert Design on Small Watersheds in Oregon. Water Resour. Res. Inst.-74, Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. 96 p.
  6. R.C. Sidle. 1983. Factors Affecting Landslides. Am. Philosophical Soc. Yearbook: 122-123.
  7. P.W. Adams, A.J. Campbell, R.C. Sidle, R.L. Beschta, and H.A. Froehlich. 1986. Estimating Streamflows on Small Forested Watersheds for Culvert and Bridge Design in Oregon. Forest Res. Lab. Res. Bull. 55, 8 p., Oregon State Univ., Corvallis.
  8. R.C. Sidle, J.W. Hornbeck, and R.R. Ziemer. 1989. Water Quality: Cumulative Effects From Forests and Rangelands, A Priority Research Program, USDA For. Serv., FER, Wash., DC. 18p.
  9. B.D. Williams, R.W. Brown, R.C. Sidle, and W.F. Mueggler. 1990. Greenhouse evaluation of reclamation treatments for perlite-pumice spoils. USDA Forest Serv. Res. Pap. INT-426, Ogden, UT, 7p.
  10. C. Knudsen, K.E. Klint, P.R. Jakobsen, K. Klitten, R. Sidle, and A. Krogsbøll. 1995. The Copenhagen Minimetro – Evaluation of Drillcore Analysis, Georadar, and Acoustic Televiewer Investigations in Boreholes and Fracture Studies in Limestone. DGU Serv. Rep.#37, Geol. Survey of Denmark, Copenhagen (confidential).
  11. V. Ernstsen, J. Jensen, S.E. Olesen, and R. Sidle. 1995. Scoping study on establishing a European Topic Centre for Soil. DGU Service Rep. No. 47, Geol. Surv. of Denmark, Copenhagen, 36p.
  12. R.C. Sidle. 2005. Options for appropriate sediment disaster mitigation strategies in Asia. In: International Symposium on Utilization of Disaster Information – Organizing and Sharing Disaster Information in Asian Countries. Japan Soc. of Erosion Control Engineering (JSECE) Publ. No. 44. pp. 51-52, JSCE, Tokyo.
  13. R.C. Sidle. 2006. Dark clouds looming over Shangri-La. Kyoto University, Institute of Sustainability Science, News Letter vol. 2, 2 p.

E. Popular Articles

  1. R.C. Sidle. 2007. Dark clouds over Shangri-La. Opinion article, The Japan Times, March 15, 2007
  2. R.C. Sidle. 2010. Natural Disasters in Asia. Asian Geographic Magazine.
  3. R.C. Sidle. 2011. Taiwan Surprises. Dynasty (Inflight Magazine of China Airlines), Feb. 2011, pp. 76-79

Awards & Honors

  • Distinguished Professor award, Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology, Institute of Global Innovation Research, Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan, 2017 (continuing)
  • Adjunct Professor, Geosciences Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 2017 (continuing)
  • Hydrological Sciences Distinguished Lecture, Asian Oceania Geosciences Society, 2017
  • Research Visit Award from Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology, Japan, 2016
  • Travel award for visiting researchers, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan, 2014
  • International Award, Japan Society of Hydrology and Water Resources, Miyazaki, Japan for significant contributions to progress in the field of hydrology and water resources and valuable devotion to collaboration with Japanese and Asian researchers, 2014
  • Superior Accomplishment Recognition Award, US Environmental Protection Agency, for a broad knowledge of environmental and ecosystems research, along with outstanding leadership skills, 2013
  • Superior Accomplishment Recognition Award, US Environmental Protection Agency, for outstanding leadership and scientific guidance during 2011 to support change, productivity, and communications within the Ecosystems Research Division of NERL, 2012
  • Cited in a named award that will be given annually to an Environmental Science student at Appalachian State University – the ‘Roy C. Sidle Award for Excellence in Research’, Appalachian State University, North Carolina, USA, initiated in 2012
  • Elected as ‘Fellow’, American Geophysical Union, 2010
  • Pojar award nomination, Bulkley Valley Research Centre in British Columbia, co-authoring an outstanding a paper related to natural resources and sustainability in ‘Landslides’, 2009
  • Best poster award (co-author), Japan Soc. of Hydrology and Water Resources, 2007
  • Editor’s Citation for Excellence in Manuscript Review award, Journal of Environmental Quality‘ American Society of Agronomy – Soil Science Society of America, 2006
  • Premier’s award, Innovation Finalists, Debris fan research team, British Columbia, Canada, 2005/06
  • Elected to the ‘Wall of Fame’, Pennridge High School, one of the initial six people inducted out of 10,000+ graduates over the past 50 years, 2002
  • Certificate of Merit and cash award, Chief of U.S. Forest Service for outstanding contributions to the Research‑Wide Affirmative Employment Plan, 1991
  • Certificate of Merit and cash award, Chief of U.S. Forest Service for outstanding leadership in developing the national water quality: cumulative effects from forests and rangelands priority research program, 1989
  • Research honorary, Sigma Xi, 1976
  • Agriculture honorary, Gamma Sigma Delta, 1972
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Professor Michael A. Kaminski

Professor, Department of Geosciences

Prof. Mike Kaminski is a Full Professor at the Department of Geosciences. He started his prolific academic career in 1979, graduating with a B.S. degree in Geology from Rutgers University, New Brunswick N.J., USA. He did his masters degree in Geology at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow Poland. In 1987, he was awarded his Ph.D. in the subject of Oceanography from the W.H.O.I./M.I.T. Joint Program in the USA. In 2007, he defended his “Habilitation” thesis at the Polish Academy of Science.

His research, projects, and teaching experience spans nearly 35 years and his recognition within the academic world brings significant recognition to KFUPM. Dr. Kaminski is fluent in English and Polish and is a foreign member of the Polish Academy of Arts & Sciences.  He has authored over 200 scientific publications and is the Editor-in-Chief of Micropaleontology, the oldest scientific journal in the subject area. He is a member of the editorial boards of several academic journals, including the Revue de MicropaleontologieGeological Quarterly, Geologica Carpathica, and the Grzybowski Foundation Special Publications. He has supervised over 60 graduate students.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., Oceanography, W.H.O.L, MIT Joint Program, USA, 1987.
  • M.S., Geology, Jagiellonian University, Poland, 1981.
  • B.A., Geology, Rutgers University, USA, 1979.
  • B.A., Slavic Studies, Rutgers University, USA, 1979.

Research Interests

  • Historical Geology, Paleontology, Paleoceanography, Paleoclimatology.
  • Biodiversity, Evolutionary processes, and the history of marine microfossil communities
  • Classification, taxonomy, biodiversity of benthic foraminifera
  • Biochronology of marine microfossils and calibration to the Geomagnetic Polarity Time Scale.
  • Biostratigraphy & paleoceanography of the North Atlantic and its marginal seas.
  • High-latitude biostratigraphy and its correlation to standard, low-latitude biochronology
  • Problems in Tethyan Paleobiogeography and stratigraphic correlation.
  • The evolution of Cretaceous-Cenozoic climate and the timescales of Global Change.
  • The use of benthic foraminiferal assemblages for paleoenvironmental analysis.
  • The development of the general circulation of the Atlantic Ocean from the Late Cretaceous to the Recent.

Selected Publications

  • Stein, R., Fahl, K., Schreck, M., Knorr, G., Niessen, F., Forwick, M., Gebhardt, C., Jensen, L., Kaminski, M., Kopf, A., Matthiessen, J., Jokat, W., Lohmann, G. 2016. Evidence for ice-free summers in the late Miocene central Arctic Ocean. Nature Communications, 7, 11148.
  • Kaminski, M.A. & Alegret, L. (eds), 2017. Proceedings of the Ninth International Workshop on Agglutinated Foraminifera. Grzybowski Foundation Special Publication, 22, 264 pp.
  • Katz, M.E., Miller, K.G., Kaminski, M.A. & Browning, J.V. 2018. Neogene benthic foraminiferal biofacies, paleobathymetry, and paleoenvironments of a Gulf of Mexico transect. Journal of Foraminiferal Research, 48 (4), 356-372.
  • Kaminski, M.A., Perdana, P., Abouelresh, M.O., and Babalola, L. 2019. Late Ordovician agglutinated foraminifera from the Ra’an Shale Member of Saudi Arabia as indicators of the O40 Maximum Flooding Surface. Stratigraphy, 16 (1), 27–39.
  • Kaminski, M.A. & Perdana, P.R.D. 2020. Lower Silurian benthic foraminifera from Saudi Arabia – including the oldest known multichambered lituolids. Stratigraphy, 17 (3), 141-185.
  • Kaminski, M.A., Amao, A.O., Babalola, L., Bu Khamsin, A., Fiorini, F., Garrison, A.M., Gull, H.M., Johnson, R.L., Tawabini, B., Frontalini, F., & Garrison, T.F. 2021. Substrate temperature as a primary control on meiofaunal populations in the intertidal zone: A dead zone attributed to elevated summer temperatures in eastern Bahrain. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 42: 101611.

Extended Publications (+)

  • Kaminski, M.A., 1985. Evidence for control of abyssal agglutinated foraminiferal community structure by substrate disturbance. Marine Geology, 66, 113-131.
  • Kaminski, M.A., Gradstein, F.M. & Berggren, W.A., 1989. Paleogene benthic foraminiferal stratigraphy and paleoecology at Site 647, southern Labrador Sea. In: S.P. Srivastava, M.A. Arthur and B. Clement, et al., Proc. ODP, Sci. Results, 105, College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 705-730.
  • Kaminski, M.A., Baumgartner, P.O., Bown, P., Haig, K., McMinn, A., Moran, M.J., Mutterlose, J., & Ogg, J., 1992. Magnetobiostratigraphic synthesis of Ocean Drilling Program Leg 123: Sites 765 and 766 (Argo Abyssal Plain and lower Exmouth Plateau). In: Ludden, J., Gradstein, F.M., et al. Proc. Sci. Results ODP 123, (College Station, TX), 717-737.
  • Kaminski, M.A., Kuhnt, W. & Radley, J., 1996. Paleocene-Eocene deep water agglutinated foraminifera from the Numidian Flysch (Rif, Northern Morocco): their significance for the Paleoceanography of the Gibraltar Seaway. Journal of Micropalaeontology, 15, 1-19.
  • Kaminski, M.A., Kuhnt, W. & Moullade, M. 1999. The evolution and paleobiogeography of abyssal agglutinated foraminifera since the Early Cretaceous: a tale of four faunas. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Abhandlungen, 212 (1-3), 401-439.
  • Kaminski, M.A. Aksu, A.E., Box, M., Hiscott, R.N., Filipescu, S. & Al-Salameen, M. 2002. Late Glacial to Holocene benthic foraminifera in the Marmara Sea: Implications for the Black Sea – Mediterranean Sea connections following the last deglaciation. Marine Geology, 190, 165-202.
  • Kaminski, M.A. & Gradstein, F.M. 2005. Atlas of Paleogene cosmopolitan deep-water agglutinated foraminifera. Grzybowski Foundation Special Publication, 10, 547 pp.
  • Kender, S., Kaminski, M.A., & Jones, R.W. 2008. Early to Middle Miocene Foraminifera from the deep-sea Congo Fan, offshore Angola. Micropaleontology, 55 (6), 477-568.
  • Kaminski, M.A., Setoyama, E. & Cetean, C.G. 2010. The Phanerozoic diversity of Agglutinated Foraminifera: Origination and Extinction rates.  Acta Paleontologia Polonica, 55 (3), 529-539.
  • Kender, S. & Kaminski, M.A. 2013. Arctic Ocean benthic foraminiferal faunal change associated with the onset of perennial sea ice in the Middle Miocene. Journal of Foraminiferal Research, 43 (1), 99-109.
  • Kaminski, M.A. 2014. The year 2010 classification of the agglutinated foraminifera. Micropaleontology, 61 (1), 89-108.
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Dr. Pantelis Soupios

Professor, Department of Geosciences

Pantelis Soupios obtained his B.Sc. in Geology (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki-AUTh, Greece) and his MSc (AUTh) and Ph.D. (AUTh) in Applied Geophysics. He started his carrier at the Laboratory of Geophysics and Seismology of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. His expertise is on the application of several geophysical methods for environmental, hydrogeological, engineering applications, and geohazard studies. From 2002-2018, he was a faculty member at the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering at the Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Greece. He is currently a Professor of Near Surface Geophysics at the Department of Geosciences, KFUPM, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Dr. P. Soupios has established a strong international research network for collaboration and has authored and co-authored numerous chapters in books, articles published in scientific journals, and conference papers covering the broader area of applied geophysics. In addition, he has 6 years of industrial experience (mainly in engineering geophysics).

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., Applied Geophysics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and Uppsala University, Sweden 2000
  • M.S., Applied Geophysics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 1997
  • B.S., Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 1995

Research Interests

  • Environmental and Engineering Geophysics
  • Applied Hydrogeology and HydroGeophysics
  • Applied geology and AgroGeophysics
  • ArchaeoGeophysics at selected Archaeological areas using various geophysical methods.
  • Advanced geophysical/geological/geochemical methods for waste disposal sites characterization.
  • Groundwater and soil monitoring

Selected Publications

  • George Panagopoulos, Pantelis Soupios, Antonios Vafidis, Emmanouil Manoutsoglou, 2021, Integrated use of well and geophysical data for constructing 3D geological models in shallow aquifers: a case study at the Tymbakion basin, Crete, Greece, Environmental Earth Sciences 80:142, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12665-021-09461-5
  • Omer Muhammad Siddiq, Bassam Shafiq Tawabini; Pantelis Soupios; Dimitrios Ntarlagiannis, 2021, Removal of Arsenic from Contaminated Groundwater Using Biochar: A Technical Review, International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s13762-020-03116-x
  • Çağdaş Sağır, Bedri Kurtuluş, Pantelis Soupios, Korhan Ayrancı, Erkan Düztaş, Murat Ersen Aksoy, Özgür Avşar, Günseli Erdem, Mustafa Can Canoğlu, SanLinn I. Kaka, Moumtaz Razack, 2020, Investigating the Structure of a Coastal Karstic Aquifer through the Hydrogeological Characterization of Springs Using Geophysical Methods and Field Investigation, Gökova Bay, SW Turkey, Water 2020, 12(12), 3343; https://doi.org/10.3390/w12123343
  • Demirci İsmail, Gundogdu N. Yıldırım, Candansayar Mehmet Emin, Soupios Pantelis, Vafidis Antonis and Arslan Hakan, 2020, Determination and Evaluation of Salt Water Intrusion on Bafra Plain: Joint Interpretation of Geophysical, Hydrogeological and Hydro-chemical Data, Pure and Applied Geophysics, pp.20, DOI: 1007/s00024-020-02573-2
  • Ntarlagiannis D., Kalderis D. and Soupios P., 2020, Geophysical Methods for Contaminant Management: the Case for Biochar, Fast TIMES, EEGS, Vol. 25(2), pp. 80-90 (invited paper).
  • Payal Rani, Pantelis Soupios and Pavel Barsukov, 2020, Regional tectonic model of Southern, Central part of the Mygdonian basin (Northern Greece) by applying 3D Transient Electromagnetic Modeling, Journal of Applied Geophysics, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jappgeo.2020.104008
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Dr. Peter Mora

Professor, Department of Geosciences

Peter Mora obtained a B.Sc. Hons in Geophysics from Adelaide University, Australia in 1979 with a thesis on Seismic Raytracing. He worked for 2 years as an Exploration Geophysicist for ESSO Australia and as a consultant in seismic ray tracing to Delhi Petroleum. He obtained an M.Sc. in 1984 and Ph.D. in Geophysics in 1987 from Stanford University on the topic of Full Elastic Wavefield Inversion. After working for 2 years for a pioneering massively parallel supercomputer company – Thinking Machines – he worked as a researcher and then Professor at Institut de Physique du Globe in Paris, France until 1994. He then joined The University of Queensland where he formed a research centre, initially QUAKES and later Earth Systems Science Computational Centre (ESSCC). In 1999, he established the APEC Cooperation for Earthquake Simulation, a collaborative research effort to simulate earthquake related phenomena. In 2002 he established a Major National Research Facility – The Australian Computational Earth Systems Simulator – aimed at simulating geophysical phenomena. From 2010-2018 he was Chief Scientist of a startup company aimed at predicting Foreign Currency Exchange Rates (FOREX). In January, 2019, he joined the CPG at KFUPM. His research spans Full Wavefield Inversion and computational geophysics ranging from simulation of earthquakes and fracture, to simulation of convection and fluid flow. He has over 200 publications. He has supervised over 20 Ph.D. students and 12 M.Sc. Students.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D. in Geophysics from Stanford University, 1987
  • M.S. In Geophysics from Stanford University, 1984
  • B.S.Hons (First Class) in Geophysics from Adelaide University, 1979
  • B.S. From Adelaide University, 1978

Research Interests

  • Convection, fluid flow and multi-phase flow
  • Simulation of earthquakes, fracture and friction
  • Seismic modelling and Full Wavefield Inversion

Selected Publications

  • Mora, P. & Wu, Z. (2018) Elastic vs acoustic inversion for marine surveys, Geophysical Journal Int. 214 (1), 596-622, https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggy166.
  • Mora, P. & Yuen, D. (2018) Simulation of regimes of thermal convection and plume dynamics by the Lattice Boltzmann Method, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 275, 69-79, DO: 10.1016/j.pepi.2018.01.003.
  • Mora, P. & Yuen, D.A. (2018) Comparison of convection for Reynolds and Arrhenius temperature dependent viscosities, Fluid Mechanics Research International Journal, 2 (3), 99-107.
  • Mora, P. & Yuen, D. (2017) Simulation of plume dynamics by the Lattice Boltzmann Method, Geophysical Journal International Express Letters, 212 (3), 1932-1937.
  • Wang Y, Mora P (2009) ESyS_Particle: A new 3-D discrete element model with single particle rotation, in: Advances in Geocomputing, Springer, Ed. Xing H, 183-228.
  • Wang Y, Mora P (2008) Macroscopic elastic properties of regular lattices, J Mech Phys Solids, 56, 3459–3474.
  • Xu, H., Xing, H., Wyborn, D. & Mora, P. (2007) Analytical and numerical investigation of thermo-fluid flow of fracture dominated geothermal reservoir, Lecture Notes in Computer Sciences (LNCS), 4489, 1156-1163.
  • Xing H, Makinouchi A, Mora P (2007) Finite-element modeling of interacting fault systems, Physics of The Earth and Planetary Interiors, 163, 106–121.
  • Xing H, Mora P (2006) Construction of an intraplate fault system model of South Australia, and simulation tool for the iSERVO institute seed project, PAGEOPH, 163, 2297-2316.
  • Abe S, Place D, Mora P (2004) A Parallel Implementation of the Lattice Solid Model for the Simulation of Rock Mechanics and Earthquake Dynamics, PAGEOPH, 161, 2265-2277.
  • Mora P (1987) Nonlinear 2D elastic inversion of multi-offset seismic data, Geophysics, 52, 1211-1228.
  • Mora P (1987) Elastic wavefield inversion, PhD Thesis, Stanford University (SEP-52), 143pp.
  • Mora P (1988) Elastic wavefield inversion of reflection and transmission data, Geophysics, 53, 750-759.
  • Mora P (1989) Inversion = migration + tomography, Geophysics, 54, 1575-1586.
  • Mora P, Place D (1994) Simulation of the frictional stick-slip instability, PAGEOPH. 143, 61-87.
  • Donzé F, Mora P, Magnier SA (1994) Numerical simulation of faults & shear zones, Geophys. J. Int., 116, 46-52.
  • Igel H, Mora P, Riollet B (1995) Anisotropic wave propagation through finite-difference grids, Geophysics, 60, 1203-1216.
  • Komatitsch D, Coutel F, Mora P (1996) Tensorial formulation of the wave-equation for modeling curved interfaces, Geophysical Journal International, 127, 156-168.
  • Coutel F, Mora P (1998) Simulation based comparison of four site-response estimation techniques, BSSA., 88, 30-42.
  • Mora P, Place D (1998) Numerical simulation of earthquake faults with gouge: towards a comprehensive explanation for the heat flow paradox. J. Geophys. Res. 103, 21067-21089.
  • Place D, Mora P (1999) The lattice solid model to simulate the physics of rocks and earthquakes: incorporation of friction, J. Comp. Phys., 1502, 332–372.
  • Place D, Mora P (2000) Numerical simulation of localisation phenomena in a fault zone, PAGEOPH., 157, 1821-1845.
  • Abe S, Mora P, Place D (2000) Extension of the lattice solid model to incorporate temperature related effects, PAGEOPH, 157, 1867-1887.
  • Mora P, Wang Y, Yin C, Place D, Yin XC (2002) Simulation of the load-unload response ratio & critical sensitivity in the lattice solid model, PAGEOPH, 159, 2525–2536.Mora P, Wang Y, & Marroquin F (2015) The Lattice Solid/Boltzmann microscopic model to simulate solid/fluid systems – a tool to study creation of fluid flow networks for viable deep geothermal energy, J. Earth Science (Special Issue on Deep Geothermal Energy), 26, 11-1
  • Mora P, Place D (2002) Stress correlation function evolution in lattice solid elasto-dynamic models of shear and fracture zones and earthquake prediction, PAGEOPH, 159, 2413–2427
  • Mora P, Wang Y. & Marroquin, F (2012) Particle simulation of hydraulic fracture and sustainable geothermal reservoir fluid flow: towards realization of a new green energy, in: Proc. International Workshop of Deep Geothermal Systems, Wuhan, China, June 29-30, 2012.
  • Mora P, Wang Y. & Marroquin, F (2013) Particle-based simulation of hydraulic fracture and fluid/heat flow in geothermal reservoirs. in: Proc. 7-th Intl. Conf. on Powders & Grains pg2013.unsw.edu.au/, AIP Conf. Proc. 1542, 177-180.

Awards & Honors

  • Honorable Mention (Geophysics), 1988 for paper titled: Elastic wavefield inversion of reflection and transmission data.
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Dr. Osman M. Abdullatif

Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences

I have been with CPG during the last 15 years as faculty in the Geosciences Department. My teaching and research areas of interests include Geology, Sedimentology, Stratigraphy Basin Analysis, Clastic Depositional System, Petroleum Geology and Paleozoic & Mesozoic Sandstone Reservoirs. I have supervised several Summer Field Geology trips and mapping projects for over twenty-five (25) undergraduate geology students. Graduate courses I taught covered Advanced Sedimentology, Advanced Stratigraphy, Petroleum Geology, Independent Studies, and Geology Seminar. I supervised over 50 M.S and Ph.D. thesis at U of K in Sudan and KFUPM and have many publications in journals and conferences.
I conducted around 23 internally and externally sponsored projects from KFUPM, SABIC, KACST, DTV Halliburton, and KAP and NSTIP research projects. The outcomes of these research projects are numerous including journals and conferences publications and presentations, graduate students (Ph.D. and M.Sc.) thesis, training for faculty, students and technicians and laboratory development and modernization. Contract research work was done for Greater Nile Petroleum, Talisman Energy, Ministry of Energy and Mining Sudan, RI-Saudi Aramco, Luksar, and Sinogas.
Recently my research deals with Sedimentology and Petroleum Geology aspects and utilization of outcrop reservoir analog models for the purpose, understanding and prediction of subsurface aquifers and hydrocarbon reservoirs in Saudi Arabia. Carried out more than fifty (50) geological field trip related to teaching, graduate student, research and sponsored research projects in different parts of Saudi Arabia.
I am a member of the Saudi Stratigraphic Committee, the Dhahran Geoscience Society(DGS), International Association of Sedimentologists (IAS) and the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE). Participated as a member in several conferences and technical workshop technical committees (AAPG, EAGE, IPTC, GEO) as well as a session chairperson.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D. in Geology, Department of Geology, University of Khartoum, SudanTitle of thesis: “Sedimentology of the Late Jurassic / Cretaceous-Tertiary strata of the NWMuglad and the Nile rift basins Sudan”, Supervisor. – 1988-1992.
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Exploration Geology 1986, Dept. of Geology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. 1984-1986.
  • M.Sc. in Industrial Petrology (Geomaterials) 1982 Queen Mary College, University of London, UK. Title “Correlation between strength and fracture spacing of rocks and the ease of Excavation”. 1981-1982.
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Mineral Exploration and Photo-interpretation, 1981. International Institute for Aerospace Survey and Earth Science (ITC), Delft, the Netherlands. 1980-1981.
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Degree in Geology in 1978, Department of Geology. University of Khartoum, Sudan. 1973-1978.

Research Interests

  • Covers areas of geology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, and petroleum geology aspects and reservoir properties of both clastic and carbonate rocks. Recent research interest deals with an application of outcrop reservoir analog for both Paleozoic and Mesozoic clastic and carbonate reservoirs in Saudi Arabia utilizing integrated field and laboratory stratigraphical and sedimentological techniques and digital outcrop analog mapping using laser scanning (lidar). The research aims to characterize and understand reservoir rocks heterogeneity that would allow predicting reservoir quality and architecture. Several student Theses and research projects deal with research in this area.

Selected Publications

  • Abdullatif O. M. & Cruden, D. M. “The relationship between rock mass quality and ease of excavation”.Bulletin of the InternationalAssociation of Engineering Geology, No 28, p 183-187.1983.
  • Abdullatif. O. M.“Channel-fill and sheet flood Facies sequences in the ephemeral terminalRiver Gash, Gash, Kassala, Sudan”. Journal of Sedimentary Geology, 1989, V. 63, 171-184, 1989.
  • Farah, E. A., Abdullatif, O. M., Kheir, O. M. and Barazi, N). “Groundwater resources in a semi-aridarea: A case study from central Sudan”. Journal of African Earth Sciences, V. 25 / 3, pp. 453-466,1997.
  • Abdullatif, O. M., and Farwa, A. G. (1999) “Earth Science Education in Sudan”, Journal of African Earth Sciences, V. 28/ 4, 1999, pp. 5-27,1999.
  • Lü, H, Lu, H., Abdullatif, O.M. and Kheir, M. “The Columnar Jointing in Cretaceous Clastic Rocksand the rotation of Rift Shoulder in Sudan”. Acta Geological Sinica, Volume 74, Issue 1, Pages 27-29,2000.
  • Abdulkadir, I.T Sahin, A. and Abdullatif, Osman.“Distribution of petrophysical parameters in the Cambro-Ordovician Dibsiyah Member of the Wajid Sandstone, SW Saudi Arabia”. Journal of PetroleumGeology, Vol. 33 (3), pp 269-280, 2010.
  • Abdullatif, O. M. .“Geomechanical properties and rock mass quality of the carbonate Rus Formation ,Dammam Dome, Saudi Arabia”. TheArabian Journal for Science and Engineering, Volume 35, Number 2A, p 173 – 197.2010.
  • Ayad, M.I., Abdullatif, Osman. and Ali, O.B .“Depositional Environments and Reservoir Heterogeneityof Bentiu Formation (Albian – Cenomanian), Muglad Rift Basin, Sudan”, Sapeg (Sudanese Association of petroleum Geologists) Journal, First Issue, P.4-21, 2011.
  • Abdulkadir, Ibrahim Taiwo and Abdullatif, Osman M., “Facies, DepositionalEnvironments, ReservoirPotential and Paleogeography of the Cambro-OrdovicianDibsiyah Formation, Wajid Basin, Saudi Arabia”, Arabian Journal of Science andEngineering ,Volume 38, Issue 7, Pages 1785-1806 ,July 2013.
  • Eltom ,Hassan ,Makkawi, Mohammad ,Abdullatif, Osman and Al Ramadan ,Khalid. “High Resolution Facies and Porosity Models of the Upper Jurassic Arab-DCarbonate Reservoir Using an OutcropAnalogue, Central Saudi Arabia”2012.Arabian Journal ofGeosciences.Volume 6, Issue 11, Pages 4323-4335, November, 2013.
  • Eltom, Hassan, Abdullatif, Osman and Mohammad Makkawi and Abdulraziq, A.”Microporosity Estimationof the Upper JurassicArab-D Carbonate Reservoir: Outcrop Analog Approach, Central SaudiArabia”Journal of Petroleum Geology., Vol. 36(3), pp 1-18, July 2013.
  • Eltom, Hassan, Abdullatif, Osman ,Makkawi, Mohammad Abdelgadir, Mohammad “Integration of Gamma Ray and Geochemical Analysis for Characterization of the Upper Jurassic Arab-D Carbonate”Petroleum Geoscience, Volume. 19, pp. 399–415, 2013.
  • Eltom, Hassan, Abdullatif ,Osman , Makkawi, Mohammed and Asaad Abdulraziq, Asaad “Characterization and Modeling the Upper Jurassic Arab-D Reservoir Using Outcrop Data from Central Saudi Arabia”. GeoArabia, Middle East Petroleum Geosciences, Volume 19 no. 2, p. 53 – 84,2014.
  • Eltom, Hassan, Abdullatif ,Osman, Makkawi, Mohammed, Al-Ramadan, Khalid and Asaad Abdulraziq ,Asaad “Porosity Evolution Within High Resolution sequence stratigraphy and Diagenesis Framework: Outcrop Analog of the Upper Jurassic Arab-D Reservoir, Central Saudi Arabia” 2013, Arabian Journal of Geosciences. DOI 10.1007/s12517-013-1251-4.
  • Ammar Abdlmutalib, Osman Abdullatif, Gabor Korvin, and Abdulazeez Abdulraheem. 2015. “The relationship between lithological and geomechanical properties of tight carbonate rocks from Upper Jubaila and Arab-D member Outcrops Analog , Central Saudi Arabia”. Arab J Geosci, DOI 10.1007/s12517-015-1957-6 ,Saudi Society for Geosciences. Published
  • Mohammed Benaafi1 and Osman Abdullatif1. 2015.”Sedimentological, mineralogical, and geochemical Characterization of sand dunes in Saudi Arabia”. Arab J Geosci DOI10.1007/s 12517-015-1970-9.# Saudi Society for Geosciences. Published.
  • H. A. Eltom, O. M. Abdullatif, L. O. Babalola, M. A. Bashari, M. Yassin, M. S. Osman and A. M. Abdulraziq. 2016. Geochemical Characterization of the Permian-Triassic Transition at Outcrop Central Saudi Arabia. Journal of Petroleum Geology, Vol. 39(1), January 2016, pp 95 – 114.
  • Hassan A. Eltom, Osman M. Abdullatif, Lameed O. Babalola, Mazin A. Bashari1, Mohamed Yassin, Mutasim S. Osman & Asaad M. Abdulraziq.2016. Integration of facies architecture, ooid granulometry and morphology for prediction of reservoir quality, Lower Triassic Khuff Formation, Saudi Arabia. Petroleum Geoscience. doi:10.1144/petgeo2015-071.
  • Mahgoub, M. I.Padmanabhan E. Abdullatif, O. M. 2016. Sedimentological Reservoir Characteristics of the Paleocene Fluvial/Lacustrine Yabus Sandstone (Melut Rift Basin), Sudan. Submitted to African Journal of Earth Sciences. Journal of African Earth Sciences 123 (2016) 75-88.
  • Mohamed A. Yassin, Mustafa M. Hariri, Osman M. Abdullatif. 2016 2016. Evolution history of transtensional pull-apart basin and its implication on hydrocarbon exploration: A Case study from Sufyan Sub-Basin, Muglad Rift Basin, Sudan Submitted to Marine and Petroleum Geology, Accepted.

Awards & Honors

  • 10-year Service Award, KFUPM.
  • Excellence in Research Team Award for the Year 2013/2014 for Project “Improving the Load Curve in Saudi Arabia by Building Pumped Storage Power Plant” Project KFUPM, RI No CER2371