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Florentin Maurrasse

Title: Professor

Office: PC 346B, AHC5 388

Phone: 305-348-2350

Email: maurrass@fiu.edu

Specialty: Sedimentology/Statigraphy

Curriculum Vitae

Department(s): Earth and Environment

Education

  • Ph.D. Columbia University, 1973
  • Diplome d'Etudes Supérieures (Stratigraphy-Paleontology), Marseilles, 1967
  • Licence des Sciences, Marseilles, 1966

Research Areas

Stratigraphy, paleoceanography, and paleogeography of the Caribbean. Radiolarian and smaller foraminiferal biostratigraphy. Litho- and biostratigraphy of deep sea sequences in the Caribbean Sea and exposed deep sea sequences on land. Climate changes as recorded in pelagic sequences. The Cretaceous-Tertiary Boundary in southern Haiti and other Caribbean sites.

Other interests include carbonate facies development and distribution in the Plio-Pleistocene carbonates of South Florida and their relation to the region's hydrogeology.