UNC College of Arts & Sciences

Geological Sciences

Kevin T. Quinlan

kquinlan at live.unc.edu
Office: Mitchell 208

B.S., College of William & Mary, 2012
M.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, current

I work with advisor Jason Barnes in the Earth Surface Processes & Tectonics research group. My primary interest lies in the impact of differential erosion in shaping the physiography of mountain systems. I use a combination of GIS-based tools, historical gauging data, and recent field data to better understand rates of erosion for mountain streams in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta. This project is motivated by a desire to develop quantitative constraints on erosion in the Rockies that may prove useful in approximating the regional physiography immediately following Laramide time.

Outside of the office, I enjoy learning new instruments (currently on a banjo kick), going to concerts, camping in the American Southwest, and following New York sports teams.


Quinlan, K., and Bailey, C., 2012, Structural Geology of the Scottsville Mesozoic Basin, Virginia: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 44, no. 4, p. 10.

Jensen, A., Hahn, M., Quinlan, K., Johnson, A., Bailey, C., and Owens, B.E., 2012, Framing the Neoproterozoic Iapetan rift sequence: Geology of the Alberene 7.5’ quadrangle, eastern Blue Ridge, Virginia: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 44, no. 4, p. 21.

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