Richard J. (Rick) Behl
Hi, I'm Rick Behl, CSULB's sedimentologist. I teach classes in Stratigraphy & Sedimentology, Earth Systems & Global Change, Sedimentary Petrology, Petroleum Geology, Physical & Chemical Oceanography, and General Geology. My students and I collaborate with scientists from around the world to investigate many fundamental and applied aspects of the Earth System. In particular, I am interested in past global change (paleoceanography & paleoclimatology), the tectonic and sedimentary history of the California Margin, and the relationships between diagenesis and deformation, especially in the formation of chert in the Monterey Formation.
Why study sediments?
Sedimentology Lab & Graduate Student Research
The Monterey Formation of California
The MARS Project: Monterey and related sediment
Paleoclimatic Change Along the California Margin as Shown by CT-Scans
GEOL 300I: Earth Systems & Global Change Syllabus and Course Notes
GEOL 465/565: Physical & Chemical Oceanography Syllabus
GEOL 466: Oceanography Lab Links
AAPG Distinguished Lecture Tour
Mini Curriculum Vitae (resume)
written by R. Behl.
Last changes: August 1 2011