Kimberly Meehan

PhD (she/her)

Kimberly Meehan.

Kimberly Meehan

PhD (she/her)

Kimberly Meehan

PhD (she/her)


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


PhD, Geology, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York – 2014

Research Interests

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

Recent Publications

K.C. Meehan and J. Boyle, 2021, Marine crisis events and fossil beds of the Late Devonian Appalachian deltaic sequences of western New York. New York State Geological Association Meeting Field Guide, Buffalo, New York. 

K.C. Meehan and G.G. Lash, 2021, Short Note: Altered impact glass from the Devonian Norwood Member of the Antrim Shale, southeast Michigan: Stratigraphy, v. 18, no. 4.

I. Li, K. Bartlett, C. Kowalski, P. Bembia, and K. C. Meehan, 2021, Paleoecology and predominance facies of Late Devonian Foraminifera in deltaic sequences of the Appalachian Basin, Western New York, U.S.A.: Journal of Foraminiferal Research v. 51, no 1.

K.C. Meehan, C. Kowalski, K. Bartlett, I. Li, and P. Bembia, 2020, Successful complete digestion and extraction of microfossils from well lithified Devonian shale beds in western New York: Stratigraphy v. 17, no. 3, p. 205 - 212.

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.