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Eugene C. Rankey

 

 

Assistant Professor of Marine Geology and Geophysics 

 

 

Biography

 

Assistant Professor, Iowa State University, 2000-2002

Research Geologist, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, 1996-2000

Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1996

M.S., University of Tennessee, 1993

B.S., Augustana College, 1991

 

Research Interests

 

Carbonate sedimentology and stratigraphy, remote sensing, Geographic Information Systems, complex systems, quantitative sedimentology


Comparative Sedimentology Laboratory  (CSL)

Center for Southeastern Advanced Tropical Remote Sensing (CSTARS)

 

Courses Taught

 

MGG 511 Earth Surface Systems

GSC 556 Complexity in Coastal Systems

ENG 306 Advanced Science Writing

 

 

 

Selected Recent Publications

 

2004        Rankey, E.C., 2004, On the interpretation of shallow shelf carbonate facies and habitats: How much does water depth matter?  Journal of Sedimentary Research, 74, 2-6.

 

Rankey, E.C., Enos, P. Steffen, K., and Druke, D., 2004, Lack of impact of Hurricane Michelle on tidal flats, Andros Island, Bahamas: Integrated remote sensing and field observations: Journal of Sedimentary Research, 74, 654-661.

 

2003        Rankey, E.C., The use of critical thinking skills for teaching evolution in an introductory historical geology class: Journal of Geoscience Education, 51, 304-308

 

Rankey, E.C., and Mitchell, J.C., That’s why it’s called interpretation: The role of horizon uncertainty on seismic attribute analysis: The Leading Edge, p. 820-828.

 

Rankey, E.C., Carbonate coasts as complex systems: A case study from Andros Island, Bahamas: Proceedings of the International Conference on Coastal Sediments 2003. CD-ROM Published by World Scientific Publishing Corp. and East Meets West Productions, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA. ISBN 981-238-422-7.

 

Rankey, E.C., Carbonate-filled channel complexes on carbonate ramps: an example from the Peerless Park Member [Keokuk Limestone, Visean, Lower Carboniferous (Mississippian)], St. Louis, MO, USA: Sedimentary Geology, 155, 45-61

 

2002    Rankey, E.C., and Morgan, J.J., Quantified rates of geomorphic change on a modern carbonate tidal flat: Andros Island, Bahamas: Geology, 30, 583-587

 

Rankey, E.C., Spatial patterns of sediment accumulation on a Holocene carbonate tidal flat, northwest Andros Island, Bahamas: Journal of Sedimentary Research, 72, 591-601.

 

2000    Lehrmann, D. J., and Rankey, E. C., Do meter-scale cycles exist? A statistical evaluation from vertical (1D) and lateral (2D) patterns in shallow marine carbonate-siliciclastic strata of the Seven Rivers Formation, Slaughter Canyon, New Mexico: in (Harris, P.M., et al., eds.), Geologic framework of the Capitan Reef: SEPM Concepts in Sedimentology.

 

1999    Rankey, E.C., Bachtel, S.L., and Kaufman, J., Controls on stratigraphic architecture of icehouse mixed carbonate-siliciclastic systems: A case study from the Holder Formation (Pennsylvanian, Virgilian), Sacramento Mountains, New Mexico: in (Harris, P.M., et al., eds.) Recent advances in carbonate sequence stratigraphy: Applications to reservoirs, outcrops, and models: SEPM Special Publication 63, 127-150.

 

Watney, W.L., Rankey, E.C., and Harbaugh, J., Perspectives on stratigraphic simulation models: Current approaches and future opportunities: in (Harbaugh, J., Watney, W.L., Rankey, E.C., et al., eds.) Numerical Experiments in Stratigraphy: Recent advances in stratigraphic and sedimentologic computer simulations: SEPM Special Publication 62, 3-21.

 

Rankey, E.C., Relations between relative changes in sea level and climate shifts: Pennsylvanian - Permian mixed carbonate-siliciclastic strata, western U.S.A.: Reply: Geological Society of America Bulletin, 469-472.

 

1997    Rankey, E.C., and Farr, M.R., Preserved pedogenic mineral magnetic signature, pedogeneis, and paleoclimate change: Pennsylvanian Roca Shale (Virgilian, Asselian), central Kansas, U.S.A.: Sedimentary Geology, 114, 11-32.

 

Rankey, E.C., Relations between relative changes in sea level and climate shifts: Pennsylvanian - Permian mixed carbonate-siliciclastic strata, western U.S.A.: Geological Society of America Bulletin, 109, 1089-1100.

 

1996    Rankey, E.C., and Lehrmann, D.J., Anatomy and origin of toplap in a mixed carbonate-clastic system: Seven Rivers Formation, Slaughter Canyon, Guadalupe Mountains, New Mexico, U.S.A.: Sedimentology, 43, 807-826.

 

1994    Rankey, E.C., Walker, K.R., and Srinivasan, K., Gradual establishment of Iapetan "passive" margin sedimentation: Stratigraphic consequences of Cambrian episodic tectonism and eustasy, southern Appalachians: Journal of Sedimentary Research, B64, 298-310.

 

Edited Volumes:

Harbaugh, J, Watney, W.L., Rankey, E.C., Slingerland, R., Goldstein, R.H., and Franseen, E.K., (eds.),  1999, Numerical Experiments in Stratigraphy: Recent advances in stratigraphic and sedimentologic computer simulations: SEPM Special Publication 62.

Watney, W.L., Rankey, E.C., Franseen, E.K., and Goldstein, R.H. (conveners), 1996, Numerical Experiments in Stratigraphy - An international workshop: Kansas Geological Survey Open File Report 96-27, 164 p.

 

Contact

 

 

Eugene C. Rankey, Ph.D. 
RSMAS/MGG 
University of Miami 
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway 
Miami, FL 33149 

Telephone: 305/421-4690 
grankey@rsmas.miami.edu

 

Last Revised: January 5, 2005