Chris’ research utilizes a combination of micropaleontology, geochemistry, stratigraphy, and seismic interpretation to focus on the response of marine organisms to environmental perturbations. At the UT Institute for Geophysics he’s working on several complementary projects related to the Mesozoic of the Gulf of Mexico, including the diversification of planktic foraminifera following the K/Pg mass extinction, the distribution and paleoenvironment of the Albian Glen Rose Formation, and the pre-salt sediments of the Gulf of Mexico.
micropaleontology, paleoceanography, stratigraphy
Ph.D., Geosciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst
M.S., Geosciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst
B.S., Geology, University of Mary Washington