Octavian Catuneanu

Octavian Catuneanu is Professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Alberta, with Ph.D. degrees from the University of Toronto (1996) and the University of Bucharest (1992). He is the recipient of several distinctions in the field of Geology, including the W.W. Hutchison medal of the Geological Association of Canada for exceptional advances in earth science research (2010), and best paper awards from the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (2014), the Geological Society of America (2002), and the Romanian Academy (1994). Octavian Catuneanu is actively involved in international commissions that work towards the introduction of sequence stratigraphy in stratigraphic codes. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Marine and Petroleum Geology (since 2007), and a member of the editorial board of other journals in North America, Europe and Africa. Octavian Catuneanu is the editor of several books and special issues, and author of numerous publications in the fields of sedimentology, stratigraphy and basin analysis. He is currently involved in several international research programs and as an instructor of sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy and basin analysis for conferences and companies worldwide. His textbook “Principles of Sequence Stratigraphy” (Elsevier, 2006) has received a 2007 “Outstanding Academic Title” CHOICE Award from the American Library Association, and remains a best-selling title. 

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