Chris is a foraminiferal micropaleontologist who studies the response of marine organisms to environmental perturbations, particularly ocean deoxygenation. His research interests include Cretaceous Oceanic Anoxic Events, the End Cretaceous mass extinction, and modern and ancient foraminifer geochemistry. 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 from cores taken during IODP Expedition 364, the distribution and paleoenvironment of the Albian Glen Rose Formation, and the pre-salt sediments of the Gulf of Mexico.
Areas of Expertise
Micropaleontology, Stratigraphy, Paleoceanography, Geochemistry