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Amy Leventer

Harold Orville Whitnall Professor of Geology
Geology , 421 Ho Science Center
p 315-228-7213
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BS, Brown University, 1979; MS, University of South Carolina, 1982; PhD, Rice University, 1988

Teaching Experience

University of Minnesota, 1996-97; Otterbein College, 1990-94; Ohio State University, 1990-92

Teaching Specialties

Oceanography, paleoclimatology, Antarctic marine geology and biology, environmental studies

Research Interests

Paleoclimatic reconstructions of the Antarctic, modern geologic and biologic processes in the southern ocean / field work in Antarctica


Articles in journals such as Journal of Geophysical Research, Geological Society of America Bulletin, Paleoceanography, Oceanography, Marine Micropaleontology, Marine Geology and Deep-Sea Research; contributor to several Audubon Society regional and illustrated guides


"Biogenic Sedimentation on the Antarctic Continental Margin"


Field work in Antarctica

Professional Experience

Freelance geology writer, Audubon Society, 1994-97; research associate, Limnological Research Center, University of Minnesota, 1994-97; senior research associate, Byrd Polar Research Center, 1990-94; Cities Service Oil and Gas Company, 1981


Numerous NSF grants; member, NSF Office of Polar Programs Advisory Committee and Antarctic Research Vessel Oversight Committee; Byrd Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1989