Researcher Profile

Jackson School of Geosciences

Christopher Lowery

Christopher  Lowery
Buffler Postdoc, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences

Office: 194 3.260
Mailcode: R2200

Chris is paleoceanographer, and uses a combination of foraminifer paleoecology, sedimentology, geochemistry, and geophysics to reconstruct past environments and understand how marine organisms adapt (or fail to adapt) to changes to their environment, particularly ocean deoxygenation, and how and why ecosystems recover after such changes.

His research interests include Cretaceous Oceanic Anoxic Events, the End Cretaceous mass extinction, and modern and ancient foraminifer geochemistry. Chris is currently working on several projects reconstructing the long term changes in circulation and oxygenation in the Gulf of Mexico, the recovery of life following the End Cretaceous mass extinction, and changes in dissolved oxygen in the modern ocean.

Areas of Expertise

Micropaleontology, Stratigraphy, Paleoceanography, Geochemistry


Research Locations



Current Research Programs & Projects

Gulf of Mexico Cretaceous Stratigraphy - studying the extent of several Gulf of Mexico stratigraphic units as part of the Gulf Basin Depositional Synthesis project. See "Research Locations" for more details on specific projects. ( view )

Selected photos from field work