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Florentin Maurrasse

Ph.D. Columbia University, 1973
Diplome d'Etudes Supérieures (Stratigraphy-Paleontology), Marseilles, 1967
Licence des Sciences, Marseilles, 1966

Office: PC 346B
Phone: 305-348-2350
email: Florentin.Maurrasse@fiu.edu

Biostratigraphy, Sedimentology

Stratigraphy of the Caribbean region; Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary problems; deep sea sedimentation

Research Interests

Stratigraphy, paleoceanography, and paleogeography of the Caribbean. Radiolarian and smaller foraminiferal biostratigraphy. Litho- and biostratigraphy of deep sea sequences in the Caribbean Sea and exposed deep sea sequences on land. Climate changes as recorded in pelagic sequences. The Cretaceous-Tertiary Boundary in southern Haiti and other Caribbean sites.

Other interests include carbonate facies development and distribution in the Plio-Pleistocene carbonates of South Florida and their relation to the region's hydrogeology.

Selected Publications

    Maurrasse, F.J-M.R., and G. Sen. 1991. Catastrophic wave deposits in the Beloc Formation, Southern Peninsula of Haiti, and its relation to the K/T boundary impact event in the Caribbean. Joint Meeting of IGCP Projects, p. 93, 216, and 303, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

    Maurrasse, F.J-M.R., and Sen, G. 1991. Impacts, tsunamis, and the Haitian Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary layer. Science 252: 1690-1693.

    Maurrasse, F.J-M.R. (editor). 1987. Symposium on South Florida Geology. Miami Geological Society Memoir 3, 233 pages.

    Maurrasse, F.J-M.R., F. Pierre-Louis, and J.J-G. Rigaud. 1985. Upper Cretaceous to Lower Paleocene pelagic calcareous deposits in the Southern Peninsula of Haiti: their bearing on the problem of the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary. Transactions, 4th Latin American Geological Congress, Trinidad, July, 1979, 328-337.


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