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Richard LevyInterim Chief Science Advisor (to CE and Executive Leadership Team)

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  • Masters in Science Teaching, Curriculum and Instruction
  • MSc, Geology
  • PhD, Geoscience
  • BSc, Geology

Areas of expertise

  • Geology: Paleoclimatology
  • Geology: Stratigraphy
  • Paleontology: Paleoecology
  • Paleontology: Stratigraphy
  • Paleontology: Dating
  • Technical: Field Work
  • Paleontology: Timescale development
  • Paleontology: Paleoenvironment determination
  • Geology: Paleontology
  • Geology: Paleoenvironmental Studies
  • Geology: Cenozoic stratigraphy
  • Geology: Antarctic geology
  • Geology: Micropaleontology
  • Technical: Data analysis
  • Paleontology: Biochronology
  • Paleoclimate: Paleoenvironmental reconstruction
  • Paleontology: Palynology
  • Paleontology: Paleoclimatology
  • Paleontology: Biostratigraphy
  • Geology: Team Leader / Project Management
  • Public relations: education
  • Public relations: science communication

Major Publications

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  • Sullivan, N.B.; Meyers, S.R.; Levy, R.H.; McKay, R.M.; Golledge, N.R.; Cortese, G. 2023. Millennial-scale variability of the Antarctic Ice Sheet during the Early Miocene, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 120(39): 8 p.. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2304152120.
  • Chorley, H.; Levy, R.H.; Naish, T.; Lewis, A.; Cox, S.; Hemming, S.; Ohneiser, C.; Gorman, A.; Harper, M.; Homes, A.; Hopkins, J.; Prebble, J.G.; Verrett, M.; Dickinson, W.; Florindo, F.; Golledge, N.; Halberstadt, A.R.; Kowalewski, D.; McKay, R.M.; Meyer 2023. East Antarctic Ice Sheet variability during the middle Miocene Climate Transition captured in drill cores from the Friis Hills, Transantarctic Mountains, Geological Society of America Bulletin 135(5/6): p. 1503-1529. DOI: 10.1130/B36531.1.
  • Levy, R.H.; Meyers, S.R.; Naish, T.R.; Golledge, N.R.; McKay, R.M.; Crampton, J.S.; DeConto, R.M.; De Santis, L.; Florindo, F.; Gasson, E.G.W.; Harwood, D.M.; Luyendyk, B.P.; Powell, R.D.; Clowes, C.D.; Kulhanek, D.K. 2019. Antarctic ice-sheet sensitivity to obliquity forcing enhanced through ocean connections, Nature geoscience 12(2): p. 132-137. DOI: 10.1038/s41561-018-0284-4.
  • Golledge, N.R.; Levy, R.H.; McKay, R.M.; Naish, T.R. 2017. East Antarctic ice sheet most vulnerable to Weddell Sea warming, Geophysical Research Letters 44(5): 2343-2351. DOI: 10.1002/2016GL072422.
  • Levy, R.H.; Harwood, D.; Florindo, F.; Sangiorgi, F.; Tripati, R.; von Eynatten, H.; Gasson, E.; Kuhn, G.; Tripati, A.; DeConto, R.; Fielding, C.; Field, B.D.; Golledge, N.R.; McKay, R.; Naish, T.R.; Olney, M.; Pollard, D.; Schouten, S.; Talarico, F.; War 2016. Antarctic ice sheet sensitivity to atmospheric CO2 variations in the early to mid-Miocene, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 113(13): p. 3453–3458. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.151603113.
  • Gasson, E.; DeConto, R.M.; Pollard, D.; Levy, R.H. 2016. Dynamic Antarctic ice sheet during the early to mid-Miocene, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 113(13): p. 3459-3464. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1516130113.
  • Crampton, J.S.; Cody, R.D.; Levy, R.H.; Harwood, D.; McKay, R.M.; Naish, T.R. 2016. Southern Ocean phytoplankton turnover in response to stepwise Antarctic cooling over the past 15 million years, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 113(25): p. 6868-6873. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1600318113.
  • Golledge, N.R.; Kowalewski, D.E.; Naish, T.R.; Levy, R.H.; Fogwill, C.J.; Gasson, E.G.W. 2015. The multi-millennial Antarctic commitment to future sea-level rise, Nature 526(7573): p. 421-425. DOI: 10.1038/nature15706.
  • Levy, R.H.; Cody, R.D.; Crampton, J.S.; Fielding, C.; Golledge, N.R.; Harwood, D.M.; Henrys, S.A.; McKay, R.; Naish, T.R.; Ohneiser, C.; Wilson, G.; Wilson, T.; Winter, D. 2012. Late Neogene climate and glacial history of the Southern Victoria Land coast from integrated drill core, seismic and outcrop data, Global and Planetary Change 80: p. 61-84. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2011.10.002.
  • Naish, T.R.; Powell, R.; Levy, R.H.; Wilson, G.; Scherer, R.; Talarico, F.; Krissek, L.; Niessen, F.; Pompilio, M.; Wilson, T.; Carter, L.; DeConto, R.; Huybers, P.; McKay, R.; Pollard, D.; Ross, J.; Winter, D.; Browne, G.H.; Cody, R.; Crampton, J.S.; Gra 2009. Obliquity-paced Pliocene West Antarctic ice sheet oscillations, Nature 458(7236): p. 322-328. DOI: 10.1038/nature07867.
  • Cody, R.D.; Levy, R.H.; Harwood, D.M.; Sadler, P.M. 2008. Thinking outside the zone : high-resolution quantitative diatom biochronology for the Antarctic Neogene, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 260(1/2): p. 92-121. DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2007.08.020.


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