Chris Hollis


Full Name: Chris Hollis

Position: Principal Scientist - Paleontology

Contact details

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Phone: +64-4-570 4868


1987: BSc (Honours), Geology; 1992: PhD, Geology

Areas of expertise

Geology: Stratigraphy
Paleoclimate: Proxy/model comparisons
Paleontology: Micropaleontology
Paleontology: Paleoenvironmental analysis

Professional activities

Geological Society of New Zealand: Member
International Commission on Paleogene Stratigraphy: Member
Marine Micropaleontology: Editorial Board
International Association of Radiolarian Paleontologists (InterRad): Past President (2006-2009)

Major publications

Hollis, C.J.; Dunkley Jones, T.; Anagnostou, E.; Bijl, P.K.; Cramwinckel, M.J.; Cui, Y.; Dickens, G.R.; Edgar, K.M.; Eley, Y.; Evans, D.; Foster, G.L.; Frieling, J.; Inglis, G.N.; Kennedy, E.M.; Kozdon, R.; Lauretano, V.; Lear, C.H.; Littler, K.; Meckler, N.; Naafs, B.D.A.; Pälike, H.; Pancost, R.D.; Pearson, P.; Royer, D.L.; Salzmann, U.; Schubert, B.; Seebeck, H.; Sluijs, A.; Speijer, R.; Stassen, P.; Tierney, J.; Tripati, A.; Wade, B.; Westerhold, T.; Witkowski, C.; Zachos, J.C.; Zhang, Y.G.; Huber, M.; Lunt, D.J. 2019 The DeepMIP contribution to PMIP4 : methodologies for selection, compilation and analysis of latest Paleocene and early Eocene climate proxy data, incorporating version 0.1 of the DeepMIP database. Geoscientific Model Development, 12(7): 3149-3206; doi: 10.5194/gmd-2018-309

Taylor, K.W.R.; Willumsen, P.S.; Hollis, C.J.; Pancost, R.D. 2018 South Pacific evidence for the long-term climate impact of the Cretaceous/Paleogene boundary event. Earth-Science Reviews, 179: 287-302; doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2018.02.012

Hollis, C.J.; Hines, B.R.; Littler, K.; Villasante-Marcos, V.; Kulhanek, D.K.; Strong, C.P.; Zachos, J.C.; Eggins, S.M. 2015 The Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum at DSDP Site 277, Campbell Plateau, southern Pacific Ocean. Climate of the past, 11(7): 1009-1025; doi: 10.5194/cp-11-1009-2015

Hollis, C.J.; Tayler, M.J.S.; Andrew, B.; Taylor, K.W.; Lurcock, P.; Bijl, P.K.; Kulhanek, D.K.; Crouch, E.M.; Nelson, C.S.; Pancost, R.D.; Huber, M.; Wilson, G.S.; Ventura, G.T.; Crampton, J.S.; Schioler, P.; Phillips, A. 2014 Organic-rich sedimentation in the South Pacific Ocean associated with Late Paleocene climatic cooling. Earth-Science Reviews, 134: 81-97; doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2014.03.006

Hollis, C.J.; Taylor, K.W.R.; Handley, L.; Pancost, R.D.; Huber, M.; Creech, J.B.; Hines, B.R.; Crouch, E.M.; Morgans, H.E.G.; Crampton, J.S.; Gibbs, S.; Pearson, P.N.; Zachos, J.C. 2012 Early Paleogene temperature history of the Southwest Pacific Ocean : reconciling proxies and models. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 349/350: 53-66; doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2012.06.024

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

Hollis, C.J.; Dickens, G.R.; Field, B.D.; Jones, C.M.; Strong, C.P. 2005 The Paleocene-Eocene transition at Mead Stream, New Zealand : a southern Pacific record of early Cenozoic global change. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 215(3/4): 313-343; doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2004.09.011

Hollis, C.J. 2003 The Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary event in New Zealand : profiling mass extinction. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 46(2): 307-321; doi: 10.1080/00288306.2003.9515011

Vajda, V.; Raine, J.I.; Hollis, C.J. 2001 Indication of global deforestation at the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary by New Zealand fern spike. Science, 294: 1700-1702

Hollis, C.J. 1997 Cretaceous-Paleocene radiolaria from eastern Marlborough, New Zealand. Lower Hutt: Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences monograph 17; New Zealand Geological Survey paleontological bulletin 73. 152 p.

Hollis, C.J.; Rodgers, K.A.; Parker, R.J. 1995 Siliceous plankton bloom in the earliest Tertiary of Marlborough, New Zealand. Geology, 23(9): 835-838

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