Geila V. Uzeda O.

Geila Uzeda

MSc Geological Sciences

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Thesis Topic “Controls on Lateral Migration Rates of Rivers in a Delta Depositional System”
Supervisor Dr. Elisabeth Steel

Research Interests

My research interests are focused in the field of sedimentology and stratigraphy, emphasizing transport-deposition dynamics of terrestrial and marine environments, based on physical experiments combined with field data.

About Geila

I’m a Latina geologist born in La Paz-Bolivia. I received my Bachelor in Engineering Geology from the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, Bolivia. My Bachelor’s research project focused on the genetic stratigraphy of late Oligocene to early Miocene fluvial and volcano-sedimentary successions of the southern Altiplano of Bolivia. After graduation, I worked for a couple of years as an exploration geologist at Petrobras Bolivia S.A., which introduced me to the oil industry and was a great opportunity to work in interdisciplinary teams.


  • Queen’s University Graduate Award (2020-2022)
  • Carl Reinhardt Scholarship (2021-2022)
  • Geological Society of America (GSA) Graduate Research Grant (2021) 
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologist (AAPG) Grant-In-Aid Award; Norman H. Foster Memorial Grant (2021) 


  • Calle, A.Z., Horton, B.K., Limachi, R., Stockli, D.F., Uzeda-Orellana, G., Anderson R.B., and Long, S.P., 2018, Cenozoic provenance and depositional record of the Subandean foreland basin during growth of the central Andean fold-thrust belt, southern Bolivia, in G. Zamora, K. McClay, and V. Ramos, eds., Petroleum Basins and Hydrocarbon Potential of the Andes of Peru and Bolivia: AAPG Memoir 117, p. 459-506.