Associate Professor
© 2017 Department of Geography and Geology, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101-1066, USA
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Journal Papers: (* denotes supervised student-author)

  1. Sahoo, H.*, and Gani, M.R., 2017. Autogenic modulation of fluvial channel fills in allogenically formed incised valley: Cretaceous Blackhawk Formation, U.S.A. In: Autogenic Dynamics in Sedimentary Systems, SEPM Special Publication, No. 106, p. . DOI: (pdf)
  2. Hulsey, J.*, Gani, M.R., 2016. Applying modern interpretation techniques to old hydrocarbon fields to find new reserves: A case study in the onshore Gulf of Mexico, U.S.A. Interpretation, v. 4 (no. 4), p. T637-T655. Doi: (pdf)
  3. Carter, R.*, Gani, M.R., Roesler, T., Sarwar, A.K.M., 2016. Submarine channel evolution linked to rising salt dome, Gulf of Mexico, U.S.A. Sedimentary Geology, v. 342, p. 237-253 (pdf)
  4. Sahoo, H.*, Gani, M.R., Hampson, G. J, Gani, N. D., and Ranson, A.*, 2016. Facies- to sandbody-scale heterogeneity in a tight-gas fluvial reservoir analog: Blackhawk Formation, Wasatch Plateau, Utah, USA. Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 78, p. 48-69. DOI: (pdf)
  5. Gani, N.D., Gani, M.R., 2016. On the Environment of Aramis: Reply to White in Cerling et al. Current Anthropology, v. 57, p. 219. DOI: 10.1086 /683640 (pdf)
  6. Gani, M.R., Ranson, A.*, Cross, D.B.*, Hampson, G.J, Gani, N.D., Sahoo, H.*, 2015. Along-strike sequence stratigraphy across the Cretaceous shallow marine to coastal-plain transition, Wasatch Plateau, Utah, U.S.A. Sedimentary Geology, v. 325, p. 59-70. Doi: (pdf)
  7. Nyman, S.L., Gani, M.R., Bhattacharya, J.P., and Lee, K., 2014. Origin and distribution of calcite concretions in Cretaceous Wall Creek Member, Wyoming: Reservoir-quality implication for shallow-marine deltaic strata. Cretaceous Research, v. 48, p. 139–152. doi: (pdf 5 MB)
  8. Hampson, G.J., Jewell, T.O., Irfan, N., Gani, M.R., and Bracken, B., 2013. Modest change in fluvial style with varying accommodation in regressive alluvial-to-coastal-plain wedge: upper Cretaceous Blackhawk Formation, Wasatch Plateau, central Utah, U.S.A. Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 83, p. 145-169. doi: (pdf 1.5 MB)
  9. Hampson, G.J., Gani, M.R., Sahoo, H.*, Rittersbacher, A., Irfan, N.*, Ranson, A.*, Jewell, T.O., Gani, N.D., Howell, J., Buckley, S., and Bracken, B., 2012. Controls on large-scale patterns of fluvial sandbody distribution in alluvial to coastal plain strata: upper Cretaceous Blackhawk Formation, Wasatch Plateau, central Utah, USA. Sedimentology. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3091.2012.01342.x. (pdf 5 MB)
  10. Gani, M.R., and Gani, N.D., 2011. River-margin habitat of Ardipithecus ramidus at Aramis, Ethiopia 4.4 million years ago. Nature Communications, 2:602, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms1610. (pdf 1 MB)
  11. Hampson, G.J., Gani, M.R., Sharman*, K.E., Irfan*, N., and Bracken, B., 2011. Along-strike and down-dip variations in shallow-marine sequence stratigraphic architecture: upper Cretaceous Star Point Sandstone, Wasatch Plateau, central Utah, USA. Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 81, p. 159-184. DOI: 10.2110/jsr.2011.15. (pdf 2.5 MB)
  12. O'Brien, S.*, Gani, M.R., and Sarwar, A.K.M., 2010. Comprehensive Study of the Reservoir Sand and Depositional Setting of Garden Banks Field 236, North Central Gulf of Mexico. Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, v. 60, p. 525-539. (pdf 2 MB)
  13. Gallin, W.*, Gani, M.R., Deo, M.D., Gani, N.D., and Vanden Berg, M.D., 2010. Lake-level Controlled Sedimentological Heterogenity of Oil-shale, Upper Green River Formation, Eastern Uinta Basin, Utah. In Ogunsola, O., Hartstein, A., and Ogunsola, O. (eds.), Oil Shale: A Solution to Liquid Fuels Dilemma, American Chemical Society, Series Book, v. 1032, Oxford University Press, Chapter 3, pp. 63-85. DOI: 10.1021/bk-2010-1032.ch003. (pdf 4.5 MB)
  14. Bauman, J.H., Huang, C.K., Gani, M.R., and Deo, M.D, 2010. Modeling of the In-Situ Production of Oil from Oil Shale. In Ogunsola, O., Hartstein, A., and Ogunsola, O. (eds.), Oil Shale: A Solution to Liquid Fuels Dilemma, American Chemical Society, Series Book, v. 1032, Oxford University Press, Chapter 7, pp. 135-146. DOI: 10.1021/bk-2010-1032.ch009. (pdf 0.5 MB)
  15. O'Brien, S.*, Gani, M.R., and Sarwar, A.K.M., 2009, Integrated 3D seismic, core, and well log study of an Upper Pleistocene submarine fan reservoir in the Garden Banks area, northern Gulf of Mexico: Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, v. 59, p. 563-571. (pdf 3.1 MB)
  16. Gani, N. D., Abdelsalam, M. G., Gera, S., Gani, M.R., 2009. Stratigraphic and structural evolution of the Blue Nile Basin, Northwestern Ethiopian Plateau. Geological Journal, v. 44, p. 30-56. (DOI: 10.1002/gj.1127). (pdf 1.6 MB)
  17. Gani, M.R., Gani, N.D.S., 2008. Tectonic hypotheses of human evolution. Geotimes, v. 53 (no. 1), p. 34-39. (pdf 0.3 MB)
  18. Gani, M.R., Bhattacharya, J.P., MacEachern, J.A., 2008. Using Ichnology to Determine Relative Influence of Waves, Storms, Tides, and Rivers in Deltaic Deposits in the Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway, Wyoming-Utah, U.S.A. Short Course Notes 52, Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM), p. 209-225. (pdf 2.5 MB)
  19. Gani, N.D., Gani, M.R., and Abdelsalam, M.G., 2007. Blue Nile incision on the Ethiopian Plateau: pulsed plateau growth, Pliocene uplift, and hominin evolution. GSA Today, v. 17, no. 9, p. 4-11. DOI: 10.1130/GSAT01709A.1. (pdf 2.9 MB)
  20. Gani, M.R., and Bhattacharya, J.P., 2007. Basic building blocks and process variability of a Cretaceous delta: internal facies architecture reveals a more dynamic interaction of river, wave and tidal processes than is indicated by external shape. Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 77, p. 284-302. DOI: 10.2110/jsr.2007.023. (pdf 5.7 MB)
  21. Lee, K, MacMechan, G.A., Gani, M.R., Bhattacharya, J.P., Zeng, X., and Howell, C.D. Jr., 2007b. 3-D architecture and sequence stratigraphic evolution of a forced regressive top-truncated mixed-influenced delta front, Cretaceous Wall Creek sandstone, Wyoming, USA. Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 77, p. 303-323. DOI: 10.2110/jsr.2007.031. (pdf 5 MB)
  22. Lee, K, Gani, M.R., MacMechan, G.A., Bhattacharya, J.P., Nyman, S.L., and Zeng, X., 2007a. Three-dimensional facies architecture and three-dimensional calcite concretion distributions in a tide-influenced delta front, Wall Creek Member, Frontier Formation, Wyoming. American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Bulletin, v. 91, p. 191-214. (pdf 5 MB)
  23. Gani, M.R., and Bhattacharya, J.P., 2005, Lithostratigraphy versus chronostratigraphy in facies correlations of Quaternary deltas: application of bedding correlation. In: River Deltas: Concepts, Models, and Examples (Eds J.P. Bhattacharya and L. Giosan), SEPM Spec. Publ. 83, p. 31-48. (pdf 5.2 MB)
  24. Gani, M.R., 2004. From Turbid to Lucid: A Straightforward Approach to Sediment Gravity Flows and Their Deposits. The Sedimentary Record, v. 2, no. 3, p. 4-8. (pdf 0.7 MB)
  25. Gani, M.R., and Alam, M.M., 2004. Fluvial facies architecture in small-scale river systems in the Upper Dupi Tila Formation, northeast Bengal Basin, Bangladesh. Journal of Asian Earth Science. (pdf 0.7 MB)
  26. Gani, M.R., and Alam, M.M., 2003. Sedimentation and basin-fill history of the Neogene clastic succession exposed in the south eastern fold belt of the Bengal Basin, Bangladesh: A high resolution sequence stratigraphic approach. Sedimentary Geology, v. 155, p. 227-270. (pdf 1.8 MB)
  27. Alam, M., Alam, M.M., Curray, J.R., Chowdhury, M.L.R., and Gani, M.R., 2003. An overview of the sedimentary geology of the Bengal Basin in relation to the regional tectonic framework and basin-fill history. Sedimentary Geology, v. 155, p. 179-208. (pdf 0.8 MB)
  28. Gani, M.R., and Alam, M.M., 1999. Trench-slope controlled deep-sea clastics in the exposed lower Surma Group in the southeastern fold belt of the Bengal Basin, Bangladesh. Sedimentary Geology, v. 127, p. 221-236. (pdf 5.1 MB)

Selected Abstracts:  (* denotes supervised student-author)

Gani&Gani2011_River-margin habitat of Ardi_Ethiopia.pdf