John M. Jaeger

Associate Professor


B.Sc., Humboldt State University, 1991
M.Sc. SUNY Stony Brook University, 1993
Ph.D. SUNY Stony Brook University, 1998

Areas of Interest/Research

  • Sedimentary Geology
  • Marine and Coastal Geology
  • Oceanography

My research is in the field of sedimentary geology with specific interests in continental margin and marine clastic sedimentology and stratigraphy. My research attempts to understand how changes in Earth’s surface processes, oceans, and tectonics are represented in the formation of clastic strata from coastal and estuarine systems to the deep sea. I have focused heavily on deciphering how the cryosphere (ice sheets, streams, and glaciers) creates sediment and the fidelity of strata to record these processes.

Our research group integrates subsurface data (samples, logs, drill core) with geophysical data and numerical models of surface processes to test source-to-sink concepts of how strata are formed. We also use highly resolved temporal data (cores, air photos, digital elevation models) from modern settings to document the role of current climate change on sedimentary processes. Our research is highly interdisciplinary and involves collaborators in all fields of geosciences at U.S. and international institutions.

Please go to my research page to view more details of my publications, projects, and students.

Contact Information

Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:00 – 3:00 pm and by appointment

Office: 225 Williamson Hall
Phone: (352) 846-1381
Fax: (352) 392-9294

Mailing address:
Department of Geological Sciences
University of Florida
P.O. Box 112120
Gainesville, FL 32611-2120

Twitter: @ak_jmj

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