Richard Levy


Full Name: Richard Levy

Position: Environment and Climate Theme Leader

Contact details

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Phone: +64-4-570 4236


1990: BSc, Geology; 1993: MSc, Geology; 1998: PhD, Geoscience; 2001: Masters in Science Teaching, Curriculum and Instruction

Areas of expertise

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

Professional activities

American Geophysical Union: member
Geological Society of New Zealand: Member

Major publications

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): 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

Crampton, J.S.; Cody, R.D.; Levy, R.H.; Harwood, D.; McKay, R.; 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): 6868-6873; doi: 10.1073/pnas.1600318113

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): 3459-3464; doi: 10.1073/pnas.1516130113

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.; Warny, S.; Willmott, V.; Acton, G.; Panter, K.; Paulsen, T.; Taviani, M.; SMS Science Team 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): 3453–3458; doi: 10.1073/pnas.151603113

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): 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: 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.; Graham, I.J.; Hansaraj, D.; Henrys, S.A.; Raine, J.I.; Strong, C.P. (et al.) 2009 Obliquity-paced Pliocene West Antarctic ice sheet oscillations. Nature, 458(7236): 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): 92-121; doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2007.08.020

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