Cynthia M. Liutkus-Pierce
Dept. of Geological and Environmental Sciences
Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
Professor & Director of Environmental Science
I am a rift basin sedimentologist who studies siliciclastic and volcaniclastic deposits preserved in lacustrine and lake-margin settings in arid and/or semi-arid regions. My research combines sedimentology, stratigraphy, paleosol geochemistry, and stable isotope geochemistry in order to reconstruct paleoenvironmental and paleoecological conditions of fossil sites in Africa and the US.