Dr Andrew D La Croix


Qualifications: B.Sc. (Simon Fraser), M.Sc. (Alberta), Ph.D. (Simon Fraser)

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Research Interests

I conduct research in the broad field of sedimentary geology. My main interest is in the process-response dynamics that control the character and distribution of facies. I integrate sedimentology, ichnology, and stratigraphy to study modern depositional environments and build analogues for deciphering the sedimentary record. Facies analysis studies are vital to understand Earth's past environments and processes. However, my interests are not limited to strata of any specific geological age, or to using a particular method of investigation. I am a proponent of integrated studies that use all available tools to solve geological problems. My research bridges the gap between scientific curiosity and real-world application such as reservoir characterization and modelling of hydrocarbon and CO2 reservoirs.

Research Supervised


  • Kamaruzaman, Erman (in progress). Tectonostratigraphic analysis and seismic geomorphology of the Miocene, Northern Graben, Taranaki Basin, New Zealand.

M.Sc. (Research)

  • Podrumac, Anya (in progress). Process Sedimentology and Neoichnology of Port Waikato, New Zealand.
  • Roche, Ben (in progress). Dynamic mud transport and deposition processes, Firth of Thames, New Zealand

Teaching Commitments


Geology; Science

Sedimentology; Ichnology; Stratigraphy; Petroleum Geoscience; Carbon Storage

Recent Publications

  • Pearce, J. K., La Croix, A. D., Underschultz, J. R., & Golding, S. D. (2020). Long term reactivity of CO2 in a low salinity reservoir-seal complex. Applied Geochemistry, 114, 104529. doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2020.104529

  • La Croix, A. D., Wang, J., He, J., Hannaford, C., Bianchi, V., Esterle, J., & Undershultz, J. R. (2019). Widespread nearshore and shallow marine deposition within the Lower Jurassic Precipice Sandstone and Evergreen Formation in the Surat Basin, Australia. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 109, 760-790. doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2019.06.048 Open Access version:

  • Wang, J., La Croix, A. D., Gonzalez, S., He, J., & Underschultz, J. (2019). Sequence stratigraphic analysis of the Lower Jurassic Precipice Sandstone and Evergreen Formation in the Surat Basin, Australia: Implications for the architecture of reservoirs and seals for CO2 storage. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 102, 829-843. doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2019.01.038

  • La Croix, A. D., He, J., Bianchi, V., Wang, J., Gonzalez, S., & Undershultz, J. R. (2019). Early Jurassic palaeoenvironments in the Surat Basin, Australia – marine incursion into eastern Gondwana. Sedimentology. doi:10.1111/sed.12649 Open Access version:

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Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
La Croix, Dr Andrew 9112 alacroix EF.1.04 Earth Sciences

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