Claire Shepherd


Full Name: Claire Shepherd

Position: Micropaleontologist

Contact details

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Phone: +64-4-570 4758

Specialist Profile

Claire is a palaeontologist specialising in: - calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy and paleoenvironment reconstruction - hyperspectral imaging and analysis of lacustrine sediments


2009: BSc, Earth Science & Zoology; 2012: MSc, Earth Science; 2017: PhD, Geology

Areas of expertise

Paleontology: Biostratigraphy
Paleontology: Calcareous Nannofossils
Paleontology: Hyperspectral imaging and analysis
Paleontology: Paleoceanography
Paleontology: Paleoclimatology
Paleontology: Paleoenvironmental analysis

Professional activities

Geological Society of New Zealand: Member
International Nannoplankton Association: Member

Major publications

Shepherd, C.L.; Kulhanek, D.K.; Hollis, C.J.; Morgans, H.E.G.; Strong, C.P.; Pascher, K.M.; Zachos, J.C. 2021 Calcareous nannoplankton response to early Eocene warmth, Southwest Pacific Ocean. Marine micropaleontology, 165: article 101992; doi: 10.1016/j.marmicro.2021.101992

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

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

Shepherd, C.L.; Kulhanek, D.K. 2016 Eocene nannofossil biostratigraphy of the mid-Waipara river section, Canterbury Basin, New Zealand. Journal of nannoplankton research, 36(1): 33-59

Conran, J.G.; Mildenhall, D.C.; Lee, D.E.; Lindqvist, J.K.; Shepherd, C.L.; Beu, A.G.; Bannister, J.M.; Stein, J.K. 2014 Subtropical rainforest vegetation from Cosy Dell, Southland : plant fossil evidence for Late Oligocene terrestrial ecosystems. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 57(2): 236-252; doi: 10.1080/00288306.2014.888357

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