Karl S Kellogg

My research focuses on the geologic evolution of the central Rocky Mountain region of Colorado, including the Colorado Front Range and the northern Rio Grande rift. I coordinated part of the USGS Rio Grande Basins project to map and study the geologic and tectonic history of the upper Arkansas River valley between Salida and Leadville, Colorado.



1966: B.A., University of California at Berkeley

1972: Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder

Honors, Service, and Academic Activities:

  • Antarctic Service Medal (1979)
  • Named geographical feature: Kellogg Glacier in Black Coast of Antarctic Peninsula (1984)
  • Central Region Representative, National Geologic Mapping Program Council (1996-1997)
  • EDMAP Advisory Panel, USGS Representative (1996-1997)
  • President, Colorado Scientific Society (1996-1997)
  • Department of Geological Sciences Advisory Board, University of Colorado, Boulder (1997-2002)
  • Colorado Geologic Survey Advisory Council (1998-1998)
  • Meritorious Achievement Award, USGS (2006)

Professional Society Memberships:

  • Fellow, Geological Society of America
  • American Geophysical Union
  • Colorado Scientific Society

Earlier research involved detailed mapping and structural studies in the northern Front Range (Colorado), the Western Transverse Ranges and Santa Barbara coastal plain (Southern California), the Laramide province of southwestern Montana, the overthrust belt of southeastern Idaho, Mount St. Helens (Washington), the Pan-African Shield of western Saudi Arabia, and the Antarctic Peninsula and Ohio Range regions of Antarctica.