Sedimentology @ UO

About Kevin

Kevin Gardner is an earth science PhD student at the University of Oregon studying sedimentology, stratigraphy, and landscape evolution in tectonically active settings

Research Interests

Kevin’s research spans from the sedimentology and stratigraphy of Miocene and younger sedimentary basins in the Baja California Peninsula and the southwestern US, to the geochemistry of coastal estuaries of Oregon.
To learn more about his current and recent work, please visit the research section.

Geoscience Education

Kevin is passionate about sharing his love of geology and the earth sciences with others. Science outreach and undergraduate research opportunities are the fundamental building blocks for promoting scientific literacy and creating the next generation of scientists.


There are a number of excellent resources available to students, researchers, and anyone interested in learning more about earth science. These are immensely helpful in the A continuously updated list of resources, complete with descriptions and links can be found on the resources page.


Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, the 2021 field season has been cancelled. For the 2022 field season, Kevin is seeking an undergraduate to join him as a field assistant in Baja California from January-March 2022. Although the position is unpaid, all travel and food costs are covered. If you are an undergraduate interested in research or graduate school, this is an excellent opportunity to learn valuable skills and gain experience with the research process.