Kimberly Meehan

Kimberly Meehan

Clinical Assistant Professor; Director of Undergraduate Studies

Ph.D, Geology, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York – 2014

453 Cooke Hall        
(716) 645-4293


Paleoecology, carbonates, ancient methane cold-seeps, Burgess Shale-type preservation

Research Interests

Ancient methane cold-seeps and their faunal assemblages, mass extinction events, Burgess Shale-type preservation, paleoecology

Recent Publications

K.C. Meehan, M. Mego Vela, N.V. Gilles, Y.O. Chow, C. Koo, B. Lopez, Y. Wolfe, and S.A. George, 2017, Foraminifera from Upper Campanian Pierre Shale methane cold-seeps, South Dakota. Cretaceous Research v. 89, p 235-247

K.C. Meehan and H. Salmun, 2016 Integrating Technology in Today’s Undergraduate Classrooms: A Look at Students Perspectives: Journal of College Science Teaching v. 46, no. 1, p. 39 - 48.

K.C. Meehan, and N.H. Landman, 2016. Faunal Associations in methane cold-seeps from the Upper Cretaceous Pierre Shale, South Dakota: Palaios, v. 31, p. 280 – 290.

J.K. Cochran, N.H. Landman, N.L. Larson, K.C. Meehan, M. Garb, and J. Brezina, 2015.  Methane seeps as ammonite habitats evidence from O, C and Sr in well-preserved shells from methane seeps in the Upper Cretaceous (Campanian) Pierre Shale: Swiss Journal of Paleontology, v. 134, no.2, p. 1 - 13.

N. Larson, J. Brezina, N.H Landman, O. Tatsuo, M.P. Garb, and K.C. Handle, 2013. Hydrocarbon seeps: Habitats that preserved the diversity of fauna in the Late Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway: Wyoming Geological Society Field Guide.

K.C. Handle and W.G. Powell, 2012. Morphologically simple enigmatic fossils from the Wheeler Formation, Utah: A comparative analysis: Palaios, v. 27, p. 304 - 316.