Amy Leventer is a micropaleontologist, who specializes in paleoclimatic reconstructions of the Antarctic, and modern geologic and biologic processes in the southern ocean. Her teaching specialties include oceanography, paleoclimatology, and environmental studies.
Amy is the 2018 recipient of the Goldthwait Polar Medal, awarded by the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center in recognition of her distinguished record of scholarship and service in polar science.
BS, Brown University, 1979; MS, University of South Carolina, 1982; PhD, Rice University, 1988
Oceanography, paleoclimatology, Antarctic marine geology and biology, environmental studies
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
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