Erica Crouch


Full Name: Erica Crouch

Position: Palynologist

Contact details

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Phone: +64-4-570 4810


1992: BSc, Geology & Geography; 1993: BSc (1st Class Hons), Geology; 2001: PhD, Palaeobotany and Palynology

Areas of expertise

Geology: Paleoceanography
Geology: Paleoenvironmental Studies
Geology: Quaternary studies
Geology: Stratigraphy
Paleontology: Dating
Paleontology: Early Paleogene Biostratigraphy

Professional activities

American Geophysical Union: Member
Palaeobotanical Palynological Society of Utrecht: Member
Geological Society of New Zealand: Member
American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists: Member
International Organization of Palaeobotany: Member

Major publications

Inglis, G.N.; Rohrssen, M.; Kennedy, E.M.; Crouch, E.M.; Raine, J.I.; Strogen, D.P.; Naafs, B.D.A.; Collinson, M.E.; Pancost, R.D. 2021 Terrestrial methane cycle perturbations during the onset of the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum. Geology, 49(5): 520-524; doi: 10.1130/G48110.1

Prebble, J.G.; Kennedy, E.M.; Reichgelt, T.; Clowes, C.D.; Womack, T.; Mildenhall, D.C.; Raine, J.I.; Crouch, E.M. 2021 A 100 million year composite pollen record from New Zealand shows maximum angiosperm abundance delayed until Eocene. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 566: paper 110207; doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2020.110207

Crouch, E.M.; Shepherd, C.L.; Morgans, H.E.G.; Naafs, B.D.A.; Dallanave, E.; Phillips, A.; Hollis, C.J.; Pancost, R.D. 2020 Climatic and environmental changes across the Early Eocene Climatic Optimum at mid-Waipara River, Canterbury Basin, New Zealand. Earth-Science Reviews, 200: article 102961; doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2019.102961

Higgs, K.E.; Crouch, E.M.; Raine, J.I. 2017 An interdisciplinary approach to reservoir characterisation : an example from the early to middle Eocene Kaimiro Formation, Taranaki Basin, New Zealand. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 86: 111-139; doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2017.05.018

Dallanave, E.; Bachtadse, V.; Crouch, E.M.; Tauxe, L.; Shepherd, C.L.; Morgans, H.E.G.; Hollis, C.J.; Hines, B.R.; Sugisaki, S. 2016 Constraining Early to Middle Eocene climate evolution of the Southwest Pacific and Southern Ocean. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 433: 380-392; doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.11.010

Crouch, E.M.; Willumsen, P.S.; Kulhanek, D.K.; Gibbs, S.J. 2014 A revised Paleocene (Teurian) dinoflagellate cyst zonation from eastern New Zealand. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 202: 47-79; doi: 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2013.12.004

Prebble, J.G.; Crouch, E.M.; Carter, L.; Cortese, G.; Bostock, H.; Neil, H. 2013 An expanded modern dinoflagellate cyst dataset for the Southwest Pacific and Southern Hemisphere with environmental associations. Marine micropaleontology, 101: 33-48; doi: 10.1016/j.marmicro.2013.04.004

Handley, L.; Crouch, E.M.; Pancost, R.D. 2011 A New Zealand record of sea level rise and environmental change during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 305(1-4): 185-200; doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2011.03.001

Crouch, E.M.; Mildenhall, D.C.; Neil, H.L. 2010 Distribution of organic-walled marine and terrestrial palynomorphs in surface sediments, offshore eastern New Zealand. Marine Geology, 270(1-4): 235-256; doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2009.11.004

Hollis, C.J.; Handley, L.; Crouch, E.M.; Morgans, H.E.G.; Baker, J.A.; Creech, J.; Collins, K.S.; Gibbs, S.J.; Huber, M.; Schouten, S.; Zachos, J.C.; Pancost, R.D. 2009 Tropical sea temperatures in the high-latitude South Pacific during the Eocene. Geology, 37(2): 99-102; doi: 10.1130/G25200A.1

Sluijs, A.; Brinkhuis, H.; Crouch, E.M.; John, C.M.; Handley, L.; Munsterman, D.; Bohaty, S.M.; Zachos, J.C.; Reichart, G.-J.; Schouten, S.; Pancost, R.D.; Damste, J.S.S.; Welters, N.L.D.; Lotter, A.F.; Dickens, G.R. 2008 Eustatic variations during the Paleocene-Eocene greenhouse world. Paleoceanography, 23(4): PA4216; doi: 10.1029/2008PA001615

Sluijs, A.; Brinkhuis, H.; Schouten, S.; Bohaty, S.M.; John, C.M.; Zachos, J.C.; Reichart, G-J.; Sinninghe Damste, J.S.; Crouch, E.M.; Dickens, G.R. 2007 Environmental precursors to rapid light carbon injection at the Palaeocene/Eocene boundary. Nature, 450(7173): 1218-1221; doi: 10.1038/nature06400

Crouch, E.M.; Brinkhuis, H. 2005 Environmental change across the Paleocene-Eocene transition from eastern New Zealand : a marine palynological approach. Marine micropaleontology, 56(3/4): 138-160

Crouch, E.M.; Brinkhuis, H.; Visscher, H.; Adatte, T.; Bolle, M-P. 2003 Late Paleocene-Early Eocene dinoflagellate cyst records from the Tethys : further observations on the global distribution of Apectodinium. Special papers / Geological Society of America, 369: 113-131

Crouch, E.M.; Dickens, G.R.; Brinkhuis, H.; Aubry, M-P.; Hollis, C.J.; Rogers, K.M.; Visscher, H. 2003 The Apectodinium acme and terrestrial discharge during the Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum : new palynological, geochemical and calcareous nannoplankton observations at Tawanui, New Zealand. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 194(4): 387-403; doi: 10.1016/S0031-0182(03)00334-1

Crouch, E.M.; Visscher, H. 2003 Terrestrial vegetation record across the initial Eocene thermal maximum at the Tawanui marine section, New Zealand. Special papers / Geological Society of America, 369: 351-363

Crouch, E.M.; Heilmann-Clausen, C.; Brinkhuis, H.; Morgans, H.E.G.; Rogers, K.M.; Egger, H.; Schmitz, B. 2001 Global dinoflagellate event associated with the late Paleocene thermal maximum. Geology, 29(4): 315-318

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