Researcher Profile

Jackson School of Geosciences

Christopher Lowery

Christopher  Lowery
Research Associate, Jackson School of Geosciences

Office: JGB
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 )
2018Summer GEO f348K Marine Geo/Geophys Fld Crs-Tx
2018Summer GEO f397F Marine Geo/Geophys Fld Crs-Tx

Selected photos from field work