OCCRI Researchers

Title: Professor Emeritus, Director of Special Projects
Name: Nicklas Pisias
Institution: Oregon State University
Department: CEOAS – Marine Geology

Research Theme: Study of Late Cenozoic history of the ocean-climate systems as recorded in deep-sea sediments so as to better understand the nature of global climate change, marine stratigraphy and sedimentation, numerical and statistical techniques as applied to geological problems. Detailed analysis of Late Pleistocene time series of oceanographic variability in the Pacific Ocean with emphasis on the eastern equatorial Pacific and northern California Current region.

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Member and Fellow of the American Geophysical Union

Selected Publications:

Pisias, N.G., L. Heusser, C. Heusser, S. Hostetler, A. Mix and M. Weber (2006) Radiolaria and pollen records from 0 to 50ka at ODP Site 1233: Continental and marine climate records from the Southeast Pacific, Quaternary Science Reviews, 25, 455-473

Hostetler, S., N. Pisias, and A. Mix (2006) Sensitivity of Last Glacial Maximum Climate to Uncertainties in Tropical and Subtropical Ocean Temperatures, Quaternary Science Reviews, 25, 1168-1185.

Clark, P. U., N.G. Pisias, T.F. Stocker, and A. J. Weaver (2002) The role of thermohaline circulation in abrupt climate change, Nature, 415, 863-869.

Mix, A.C., D.C. Lund, N.G. Pisias, P. Bodén, L. Bornmalm, M. Lyle, J. Pike (1999) Rapid climate oscillations in the Northeast Pacific during the last deglaciation reflect northern and southern hemisphere sources. In: Mechanisms of Global Climate Change at Millennial Time Scales (P.U. Clark, R.S. Webb, L.D. Keigwin, eds.) AGU Monograph 112, American Geophysical Union, Washington DC, 127-148.

Pisias, N.G., A.C. Mix, L. Heusser (2001) Millennial scale climate variability of the Northeast Pacific Ocean and Northwest North America based on Radiolaria and Pollen. Quaternary Science Reviews., 20, 1561-1576.