Richard K. Olsson

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Richard K. Olsson
Emeritus Professor

Rutgers University
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Room 233C Wright Geological Laboratory
610 Taylor Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8066 U.S.A.

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Education

  • B.Sc., City College of New York
  • Ph.D., Columbia University

Courses

  • B.S., M.S., Rutgers University 
  • M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University 

Research Interests

  • Foraminiferal paleoecology and paleobathymetry; planktonic foraminiferal biostratigraphy and phylogeny of K/T boundary; sequence stratigraphy of passive margins 

Publications

  • Sugarman, P.J., Miller, K.G., Olsson, R.K., Browning, J.V., Wright, J.D., White, T.S., and De Romero, L., 1999. The Cenomanian/Turonian carbon burial event, Bass River, NJ: Geochemical, paleontological, and sea-level changes. Journal of Foraminiferal Research, v. 29, p. 438-452.
  • Miller, K.G., Barrera, E., Olsson, R.K., Sugarman, P.J., and Savin, S.M., 1999. Does Ice drive early Maastrichtian eustasy: Global d18O and New Jersey sequences. Geology, v. 27, p. 783-786.
  • Olsson, R.K., Wright, J.D., and Miller, K.G., 2001. Paleobiogeography of Pseudotextularia elegans during the latest Maastrichtian global warming event. Journal of Foraminiferal Research, v. 31, p. 275-282.
  • Pearson, P.N., Ditchfield, P.W, Singano, J, Harcourt-Brown, K.E., Nicholas, C.J., Olsson, R.K., Shackleton, N.J., and Hall, M.A., 2001. Warm tropical sea surface temperatures in the Late Cretaceous and Eocene epochs. Nature, v. 413, p. 481-487.
  • Olsson, R.K., Miller, K.G., Browning, J.D., Wright, J.D., and Cramer, B.S., 2002. Sequence stratigraphy and sea level change across the Cretaceous-Tertiary Boundary on the New Jersey passive margin. In Catastrophic Events and Mass Extinctions: Impacts and Beyond, C. Koeberl and K. G. MacLeod, eds., Geological Society of America Special Paper 356, Chapter 09, p. 97-108.
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