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Dr. Brandon McElroy

Associate Professor

Dr. Brandon McElroy, Assistant Professor at the university of Wyoming.

Sedimentology, Surface Processes
Office: Geology 311B
Phone: 307 766 3601

Geology & Geophysics, Dept.3006
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY 82071

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Geological Sciences, PhD, University of Texas, 2009

Geological Sciences, MS, University of Michigan, 2003

Geological Sciences, BS, University of Michigan, 2000


I am a sedimentologist/geomorphologist with research interests in the processes and products of Earth's surface evolution—mostly the mechanics and expressions of sediment transport through channelized systems in landscapes and seascapes. These topics broadly encompass my research:

  • Dynamics of alluvial channel systems and their relation to sediment transport and strata
  • Sedimentation rates and processes in lakes and reservoirs
  • Expressions of natural and anthropogenic changes to the physical environment,
  • Fluvial environments as physical habitats
  • Channelized submarine transport systems including comparison with fluvial systems
  • Process controls on deltas and their strata
  • Interpretation of Earth’s past environments
  • Planetary-scale sediment dynamics


Through the Department of Geology & Geophysics, I regularly offer courses Introductory Sedimentology, Sedimentology in the field, Mechanics of Sediment Transport, and various seminars.

Student Opportunities

If any of the projects listed above pique your interest as a possible course of graduate study, please contact me and/or apply!

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Department of Geology and Geophysics

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071-2000

Phone: 307-766-3386

Fax: 307-766-6679


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