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Dr Michael Kaminski
Department of Earth Sciences
University College London
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT
Appointment
  • Honorary Senior Research Associate
  • Dept of Earth Sciences
  • Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences
Biography

 Degrees held:
   1979 - Geology, Rutgers University B.A.
   1979 - Slavic Studies, Rutgers University M.Sc.
   1981 - Geology, Jagiellonian University M.Sc.
   1987 - Oceanography, W.H.O.I./M.I.T.Joint Program PhD

Research Groups
Research Themes
Research Summary

Research Interests:

  • Historical Geology, Paleontology, Paleoceanography, Paleoclimatology.

  • Evolutionary processes and the history of marine microfossil communites

  • Classification and taxonomy of benthic foraminifera

  • Biochronology of marine microfossils and calibration of zonal and stage boundaries to the Geomagnetic Polarity Time Scale

  • Biostratigraphy of the North Atlantic and its marginal seas.

  • High-latitude biostratigraphy and its correlation to standard, low-latitude biochronology

  • Problems in Tethyan Paleobiogeography.and stratigraphic correlation.

  • The evolution of Cretaceous-Cenozoic climate and the timescales of Global Change.

  • The use of benthic foraminiferal assemblages for paleoenvironmental analysis:

  • The development of the general circulation of the Atlantic Ocean from the Late Cretaceous to the Recent.

  • North Atlantic sediment drifts, and the onset of thermohaline circulation in the world ocean

  • Cretaceous/Tertiary, Eocene/Oligocene, and Miocene/Pliocene boundary problems.

  • Disequilibrium processes in benthic marine communities.

  • Paleobathymetric models and quantitative paleoecology (community structure).

Teaching Summary

Geosciences Report, Biodiversity and Macroevolutionary Patterns, Earth and Planetary System Science, Palaeoceanography, palaeoclimatology.

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