Dr. Hudson seeks to understand the processes responsible for transportation, deposition, and preservation of clastic sediments and apply these rules to applied problems. Areas of specific interest include architectures and heterogeneity of clastic systems; preservation of organic material in the geologic record; quantitative stratigraphy; and application to the petroleum industry.
Dr. Morris's research interests include modeling siliciclastic depositional systems and characterizing subsurface reservoirs using modern concepts of sequence stratigraphy, sedimentary tectonics, porosity analysis, sedimentary petrology, and paleogeographic analysis. He is also interested in Earth science education and the national parks of Utah. Dr. Morris uses the Colorado Plateau, Basin and Range, and Central Rocky Mountains that surround the BYU campus as teaching aids.
Dr. Ritter focuses his research on applied conodont biostratigraphy and sequence stratigraphy of Late Paleozoic carbonate provinces. Currently, he is studying Late Carboniferous and Permian rocks of the Southern Ural Mountains, Paradox Basin, Ely Basin, Oquirrh Basin, and North American Midcontinent. He has been continuously funded by the American Chemical Society and National Science Foundation since 1988.