David A. Osleger
University of California, Davis, Academic Senate Undergraduate Distinguished Teaching Award recipient, 2011-12
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1990)
Paleoclimate and Paleoenvironmental Change
Stratigraphy and sedimentology applied to paleoenvironments, paleoceanography and paleolimnology. Research interests include orbital stratigraphy, sea-level history, carbonate platform evolution, petrophysical heterogeneity of hydrocarbon reservoirs, lacustrine sedimentation and paleoclimatology. Current projects include the relationship between Sr isotopic content of the oceans and sea-level chronology, the global climatic significance of episodes of oceanic anoxia recorded in Cretaceous carbonates of northeastern Mexico, and the paleoclimate history of the High Sierra as deduced from Lake Tahoe sediment cores.
Eros, JM, IP Montañez, DA Osleger, VI Davydov, TJ Nemyrovska, VI Poletaev and MV Zhykalyak (2012) Sequence stratigraphy and onlap history of the Donets Basin, Ukraine: Insight into Carboniferous icehouse dynamics. PALAEOGEOGRAPHY, PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY, PALAEOECOLOGY. 313:1-25. DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2011.08.019
Bishop, JW, IP Montañez and DA Osleger (2010) Dynamic Carboniferous climate change, Arrow Canyon, Nevada. GEOSPHERE. 6(1):1-34. DOI: 10.1130/GES00192.1
Osleger, DA, AC Heyvaert, JS Stoner and KL Verosub (2009) Lacustrine turbidites as indicators of Holocene storminess and climate: Lake Tahoe, California and Nevada. JOURNAL OF PALEOLIMNOLOGY. 42(1):103-122. DOI: 10.1007/s10933-008-9265-8