David A. Osleger

Professor of Teaching and Department Vice-Chair
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1990)
3224 Earth & Physical Sci
daosleger@ucdavis.edu | 530-754-7824

Dr. David Osleger is a sedimentologist /stratigrapher interested in paleoenvironmental reconstruction of carbonate platforms, ancient sea level change, and the paleoclimate record preserved within lake cores. He integrates standard field methods with geochemical techniques to answer fundamental questions. Past projects include the Sr and C isotopic signature of Cambrian oceans, the architecture of Cretaceous carbonates of northeastern Mexico, and the paleo-precipitation history of the northern Sierra Nevada as deduced from Lake Tahoe sediment cores. Dave’s primary effort these days is on geoscience education and outreach, focusing on majors in Geology as well as all UC Davis undergraduates.