Michael Katuna

Professor Emeritus

Address: Contact Main Office
E-mail: katunam@cofc.edu


University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Ph.D. 1974

Research Interests

Marine Geology, Sedimentology, and Coastal Plain Stratigraphy

Courses Taught

GEOL 101 / 101L - Dynamic Earth
GEOL 102
- Earth History
GEOL 210
- Stratigraphy and Sedimentation
EVSS 645
- Coastal Processes and Issues


Putney, Thomas R., Katuna, Michael P., and Harris, M. Scott, 2004, Subsurface Stratigraphy and Geomorphology of the Grand Strand, Georgetown and Horry Counties, South Carolina, Southeastern Geology, v.42, No. 4, P217-236.

Kelso, Kyle, Katuna, Michael P., and Harris, M. Scott, 2004, “Subsurface stratigraphy of the Grand Strand Coast in South Carolina” Southeast/Northeast regional meeting G.S.A., Washington D.C.

Gayes, P.T., Schwab, William C., Driscoll, Neal W. Baldwin, Wayne E., Harris, M.S., Wright, Eric E., Katuna, Michael P., and Park, J.Y., 2003,“Spatial and temporal complexities in Coastal Systems: Lessons learned from long term beach monitoring and integrated geologic framework studies in South Carolina”, G.S.A. annual meeting, Seattle Wash.

Harris, M.S., Wright, Eric, Gayes, Paul T., Dufrene, Trinity, Bush, David M., Katuna, Michael P., Putney, Thomas, R., Baldwin, Wayne E., and Schwab, William C., 2003 “Digital shorelines and GIS: A semi-quanitative evaluation of framework geologic influences on historical shoreline change rates” G.S.A. annual meeting Seattle, Wash.

Harris, M.S., Wright, Eric, Dufrene, T., Poteet, Shelley, Gayes, P.T. Ojeda, Herman, Bush, David, Katuna, Michael P., Putney, Thomas R., and Schwab, William C., 2003, Geologic Framework Influences on Shoreline Evolution, G.S.A. Southeastern regional meeting, Memphis, Tenn.

Harris, M. S., Paul T.Gayes, Eric E.Wright, German Ojeda, Michael P. Katuna, Thomas Putney, Bill Schwab, Robert Morton, Terrence Edgar, Wayne Baldwin, and Neal Driscoll, 2002, “An Overview of the coastal erosion program in South Carolina: integrated coastal plain and continental shelf geologic framework studies on the southern flank of the Cape Fear Arch”, Bald Head Island Conference, Kure Beach, N.C.

Putney, T.R., Michael P. Katuna, M. Scott Harris and Eric E. Wright, 2002, “An investigation of the geologic framework of the Grand Strand coast in South Carolina”. A.G.U. Conference, San Francisco.

Wright, S. Forman, S. Kruse, M.S. Harris, M.P. Katuna, T. Edgar, 2002, “Geologic development and Sand Accumulation within a Northeastern S.C. Spit”, A.G.U. Conference, San Francisco.

M.S. Harris, E.E. Wright, T.A. Dufrene, P.T. Gayes, M.P. Katuna, T.R. Putney, D.M. Bush, and W.C. Schwab, 2002, “Comparison of Historical and Recent Shoreline Change Rates To Shoreface and Lower Coastal Plain Geomorphology: Geologic Framework Influences On Shoreline Evolution in South Carolina”, A.G.U. Conference, San Francisco.

Katuna, M.P., Geisler, J.H., and Colquhoun, D.J., 1997, Stratigraphic Correlation of Oligocene marginal marine and fluvial deposits across the middle and lower coastal plain , S.C., Sedimentary Geology, 108, p.181-194.

Katuna, M.P., 1995, Study of shoreline migration rates and sediment budgets for Seabrook, Kiawah, and Folly Islands, SC, South Carolina Task Force of Offshore Resources, Mineral Management Service (Final Report), 30p. + Appendices.

Colquhoun, DJ, Cohen, A., Katuna, M.P., Rine, J., Segall, M., and Waddell, M., 1993, Petrology, Depositional Setting, Stratigraphy, Structure and Age of Upland Unit along the South eastern Atlantic Coast Regional Cross Section (DNAG e-5 Corridor) and Near Charleston, SC Florida Geological Survey Special Publication 37, p.97-102.

Katuna, M.P., Colgan, M.W., Weatherford, S., and Meisburger, J., 1993, Investigations of the Offshore Bathymetry and Sedimentology of Folly Island, SC; Determination of Potential Offshore Sand Reserves for Beach Renourishment; in Beach Nourishment, Engineering and Management Considerations, Coastlines of the World, American Society of Civil Engineers, p.212-225.

Katuna, M.P., 1991, The Effects of Hurricane Hugo on the Isle of Palms, South Carolina: From Destruction to recovery, Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 8 - Impacts of Hurricane Hugo: September 10-22, 1989, p.263-274.