Curriculum Vitae of Paul E. Olsen
(Pt. 4 - Articles and Interviews and Books that discuss or feature Olsen's Research)

 

(go to Pt 1)  (go to pt. 2 [publications])  (go to pt. 3 [abstracts])

 

Articles, Web Sites, and Pod Casts


2014:

Fox, D., 2014, What Wiped Out the American West? Investigating a Triassic Extinction. Field Notes, February 10, 2014, Discover Magazine, [http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/fieldnotes/2014/02/10/what-wiped-out-the-american-west-investigating-a-triassic-extinction/#.U2l23cfjIh4]

Krajick, K., 2014, The fourth Extinction: The rise of dinosaurs—and the Age of Humans amid a fossil bonanza, drilling deep into pre-dinosaurian rocks. State of the Planet: Blogs from the Earth, 4.29.2014, The Earth Institute, Columbia University [http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2014/04/29/amid-a-fossil-bonanza-drilling-deep-into-pre-dinosaurian-rocks/].

Krajick, K., 2014, The fourth Extinction: The rise of dinosaurs—and the Age of Humans amid a fossil bonanza, drilling deep into pre-dinosaurian rocks. State of the Planet: Blogs from the Earth, April 30, 2014, News & Events, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University [http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/news-events/amid-fossil-bonanza-drilling-deep-pre-dinosaurian-rocks].

Scott, B., Olsher, D., Kirchner, M.B., Winter, C., Wise, R., Julin, C., Lichtman, F., Haavik, E., 2014, Radio special - What is a good death? TBRQ, a production of SoundVision Productions, The Exploratorium in San Francisco, and Public Radio International [http://trbq.org/topics/death/].

2013:


Anonymous, 2013, Apocalypse Then: Volcanic eruptions wiped out half of life on Earth 200 million years ago. Catholic Online (New Consortium), [http://www.catholic.org/green/story.php?id=50240]

Brandon, P., 2013, Headstone for an Apocalypse. New York Times, Opinion Pages, August 16, 2013 [http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/17/opinion/headstone-for-an-apocalypse.html]

Bruggers, J., 2013, Mass extinction 200 million years ago has lessons for today. Watchdog Earth, Courier-journal.com [http://blogs.courier-journal.com/watchdogearth/2013/03/23/mass-extinction-200-million-years-ago-has-lessons-for-today/]

Chu, J., 2013, Huge And Widespread Volcanic Eruptions Triggered the End-Triassic Extinction. Science Newsline, Nature and Earth, Massachusetts Institute of Technology [http://www.sciencenewsline.com/articles/2013032222260015.html]

Chung, E., 2013, Atlantic Canadian mega-volcanoes blamed in mass extinction: End Triassic extinction wiped out half the world's species 200 million years ago. CBC News | New Brunswick [http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2013/03/22/science-end-triassic-mass-extinction-volcanoes.html]

Krajick, K., 2013, Megavolcanoes Tied to Pre-Dinosaur Mass Extinction. Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, News & Events, Columbia University. [http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/news-events/megavolcanoes-tied-pre-dinosaur-mass-extinction]

Lee, J. J., 2013, Mega-eruptions Caused Mass Extinction, Study Finds. National Geographic Daily News,  [http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/03/130321-triassic-mass-extinction-volcano-paleontology-science/]

Lewis, T., 2013, Volcano Extinction? Ancient Eruptions Tied To Species Die-Off That Let Dinosaurs Flourish. Live Science,
[http://www.livescience.com/28076-mega-volcanoes-caused-mass-extinction.html] (Carried by Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/22/volcano-extinction-triassic-theory-species_n_2931431.html#slide=more242501)

Main, D., 2013, Could Carbon Dioxide Be Stored Deep Beneath NYC? LiveScience [http://www.livescience.com/39928-drilling-carbon-sequestration.html]

Mohan, G., 2013, Volcano-induced die-off paved way for dinosaurs, study suggests. Los Angles Times [http://articles.latimes.com/2013/mar/21/science/la-sci-volcanoes-dinosaurs-20130322]

NSF, 2013, Before Dinosaurs' Era, Volcanic Eruptions Triggered Mass Extinction. [http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=127251&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click]

Perkins, S. and Nature magazine, 2013, Triassic Extinction Tied to Massive Lava Spills. Scientific American, [http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=triassic-extinction-tied-to-massive-lava-spill]

Prigg, M., 2013, Massive volcanic eruptions wiped out HALF of life on Earth 200 million years ago. Mail Online [http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2297050/Massive-volcanic-eruptions-wiped-HALF-life-Earth-200-million-years-ago.html].

Risinit, M., 2013, Lamont scientists test gas storage theory with Palisades drilling; Lamont scientists look 220 million years into past using core samples. Lohud.com, Sep 24, 2013 (Rockaland Journal News) [http://www.lohud.com/article/20130923/NEWS03/309230060/Lamont-scientists-te?nclick_check=1]

Sampedro, J., 2013, Una gigantesca orgía volcánica dio paso a los dinosaurios. Sociedad El paés, [http://sociedad.elpais.com/sociedad/2013/03/21/actualidad/1363879616_501962.html]

Alexandra Witze, A., 2013, Geologists take drill to Triassic park: Arizona rock core to yield coherent picture of turbulent period. Nature, [http://www.nature.com.ezproxy.cul.columbia.edu/news/geologists-take-drill-to-triassic-park-1.13866]


2012:

Choi, C.Q., 2012, Did the Reign of Dinosaurs Begin, as Well as End, with a Meteorite Strike? Scientific American. (http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=did-the-reign-of-dinosaur-begin-as-well-as-end-with-a-meteorite-strike)

Laursen, L., 2012, Outreach: Field hospitality. Nature v. 481, 399-401. (http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/articles/10.1038/nj7381-399a)

Lilley, S. (consulting producer), 2011, The Man Who Invented the Dinosaurs: Narrated by Kurt Anderson. PRI, Studio 360, Feature June 8, 2012. (http://www.studio360.org/2012/jun/08/the-man-who-invented-the-dinosaurs/)



Luck-Baker, A., 2012, Leaving our mark: What will be left of our cities? BBC News, Science & Environment, 31 October 2012. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20154030).


Luck-Baker, A. (producer), 2012, Extinct! Narrated by Adam Rutherford: Episode 1. BBC, Broadcast Tuesday, 15 May 2012
11:00, BBC Radio 4, 28 min. (BBC World Service). (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01hjs0s)

Gluck, G., 2012, Union County's Mastodon Exhibit. (http://ucnj.org/community/parks-community-renewal/parks-facilities/parks/mastodon-exhibit/the-fossils/)

Krajick, K., 2012, The Triassic and Today: Hinge Points in Earth’s History. State of the Planet: Blogs from the Earth Institute , Columbia University. (http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2012/08/17/the-triassic-and-today-hinge-points-in-earths-history/).

Krajick, K., 2012, Seeking the Deadly Roots of the Dinosaurs’ Ascent. Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, News & Events, Columbia University. (http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/news-events/seeking-deadly-roots-dinosaurs-ascent)

Krajick, K., 2012, Along an Ancient Coast, Clues to a Global Extinction. State of the Planet: Blogs from the Earth Institute , Columbia University. (http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2012/08/17/along-an-ancient-coast-clues-to-a-global-extinction/)

Martineau, 2012, The Fourth Extinction: The Rise of Dinosaurs—and the Age of Humans. State of the Planet: Blogs from the Earth Institute , Columbia University. (http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2012/08/17/drilling-to-the-jurassic-in-new-jersey/)


Vince, G., Luck-Baker, A., 2013, The Age We Made - Part 3. Discovery (BBC World Service). (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0104hng)

2011:

BBC World Service, 2011, Meteor Impact in the end Triassic. Science in Action, BBC World Service, 15th May, 2011 (go to URL [http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00gjc19)

Committee on the Importance of Deep-Time Geologic Records for Understanding Climate Change Impacts; National Research Council of the National Academies , 2011, Understanding Earth's Deep Past: Lessons for Our Climate Future, National Reserach Council, The National Academies Press, 212 p. (go to URL [http://books.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13111]).

Gronstal, A.L., 2011, Seeking a Pot of Geological Gold. Astrobiology Magazine. (go to URL [http://www.astrobio.net/index.php?option=com_expedition&id=4400&task=detail]).

Martineau, K., 2011, Drilling for Carbon-Storing Rocks in Suburban New York. (go to URL [http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2011/09/09/drilling-for-carbon-eating-rocks-in-suburban-new-york/]).

Palmer, J., 2011, Searching for the secrets of extinction. (go to URL [http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15289663]).

Palmer, J., 2011, The shifting face of a 200-million-year-old mystery. (go to URL [http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15272230]).

Thurston, H., 2011, The Atlantic Coast. David Suzuki Foundation, Vancouver, 328 p.

ScienceDaily, 2011, On Prehistoric Supercontinent of Pangaea, Latitude and Rain Dictated Where Species Lived. (go to URL [http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/05/110512150823.htm]).

Smith, R., 2011, Dark days of the Triassic: Lost world. Nature,  v. 479 , p. 287-289. (go to URL [http://www.nature.com/news/dark-days-of-the-triassic-lost-world-1.9375])

Wall, T., 2011, Asteroid Fingered For Dino Era Boom - Not Just Bust. Discovery News. (go to URL [http://news.discovery.com/earth/asteroid-ushered-in-dinos-111117.html])


2010:

Brown University, 2010, Brown University-led team explains how dinosaurs rose to prominence. (go to URL [http://esciencenews.com/articles/2010/03/22/brown.university.led.team.explains.how.dinosaurs.rose.prominence])

Flatow, I., 2010, Science Friday: Stashing Carbon Dioxide In Rocks. (go to URL [http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=122362619&m=122362611])

Lichtman, F., 2010, Carbon Sequestration. Science Friday. (go to URL [http://www.sciencefriday.com/program/archives/201001083])


2009:

Bredhoff. S., 2009, Big! – Big Records, Big Events, and Big Ideas in American History – Celebrating 75 years of the National Archives, The Foundation for the National Archives/ GILES, 94 p.

CBC, 2009, Geological Journey: The Atlantic Coast, The Nature of Things with David Suzuki. (http://www.cbc.ca/geologic/eg_atlantic_coast.html)

Discovery Channel, 2009, Prehistoric New York, Flight 33 Productions. (http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/prehistoric-new-york-ancient-hunter.html) (http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/prehistoric-new-york-giant-sea-turtle.html)

History Channel, 2009, How the Earth Was Made: New York, Season 5, Pioneer Productions. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hj0NQoN1SRA)

Kleiman, M., 2009, A Place in the Archives. (go to URL [http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2009/winter/place-archives.html])

Kleiman, M., 2009, Amateur Teenage “Dinosaur Hunter’s” Find Ends up in the National Archives. (download facimile of web page [original was at http://www.archives.gov/75th/stories/featured-stories/dinosaur-hunter.html])

National Archives, 2009, The BIG! Exhibit 75th Anniversary of The National Archives, Washington DC. (go to URL [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8S7MRlIPIxM])


2008:

Columbia University, 2008, Columbia Faculty, Gary Struhl, Carol Prives & Paul E. Olsen, Elected As National Academy Of Sciences Members. (go to URL [http://www.cumc.columbia.edu/news-room/2008/04/columbia-faculty-gary-struhl-carol-prives-paul-e-olsen-elected-as-national-academy-of-sciences-members-3/])

Shubin, N., Your Iinner Fish: a Journey Into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body. Randon House, 237 p. (http://books.google.com/books?id=c008kdNwR1cC&pg=PA69&lpg=PA69&dq=%22Shubin%22+%22Your+inner+fish%22+%22Paul+Olsen%22&source=bl&ots=gX-fWKO2kT&sig=iqTVqTpnNyn34FaqNhmq3dMQWog&hl=en&sa=X&ei=GJ0ZT-XaL6ay0QHm-oTNDw&sqi=2&ved=0CCAQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false)


2007:

Beerling, D., 2006, The Emerald Planet, Oxford University Press, 288 p. (http://www.scribd.com/doc/76133388/The-Emerald-Planet-How-Plants-Changed-Earth-s-History)

Ward, P.D., 2007, Under a Green Sky - Global Warming, The Mass Extinctions of the Past, And What They Can Tell Us About Our Future, Smithsonian Book/HarperCollins, 242 p. (http://www.scribd.com/doc/48812183/Under-a-Green-Sky-Global-Warming-The-Mass-Extinctions-of-the-Past-And-What-They-Can-Tell-Us-About-Our-Future)


2006:


Hecht, J., 2006, Visiting Triassic Park. New Scientist, issue 2540, 25 February 2006. (http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg18925401.800-visiting-triassic-park.html)


2005:

Zimmer, C., 2005, Dinosaurs: Why do we have so many questions about the most successful animals that ever lived? Discover Magazine, April 2005 (Cover Story). (http://discovermagazine.com/2005/apr/cover)


2004:


Patel, S., 2004, The Catastrophic Overture: Did an Extraterrestrial Imact at the Triassic-Jurassic Boundary Kickstart the Evolution of Large Dinosaurs. Columbia Science Review, Spring 2004, p. 15-18. (download a .pdf of this paper: 348 KB)

Pollak, M., 2004, No Place for Dinosaurs. The New York Times. May 23, 2004. (http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/23/nyregion/fyi-684430.html?scp=5&sq=Paul%20Olsen%20Triassic&st=cse)


2003:

Gates, A., 2003, Notable Scientists: A to Z of Earth Scientists. Facts on File, 336 p. (http://www.scribd.com/doc/76127913/A-to-Z-of-Earth-Scientists)


2002:

Anonoymous (Columbia Univerity), 2002, The rise of the giant Jurassic dinosaurs linked to explosive extraterrestrial collision. (http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=8364)

Chang, K., 2002, Meteor May Have Started Dinosaur Era. The New York Times, May 17, 2002. (http://www.nytimes.com/2002/05/17/science/17DINO.html?scp=12&sq=Paul%20Olsen%20Triassic&st=cse)

Hecht, J., 2002, Jurassic spark. New Scientist. Issue 2344, 25 May 2002, (http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg17423442.500-jurassic-spark.html)

Kerr, R.A., 2002, Impacts a Mixed Blessing for Dinosaurs? Science NOW, 16 May 2002, (http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2002/05/16-01.html)

Kerr, R.A., 2002, Did an Impact Trigger the Dinosaurs' Rise? Science, v. 296, no. 5571, p. 1215-1216. (http://www.sciencemag.org/content/296/5571/1215.1.full?sid=eb141332-d674-4d09-9059-c4992384e1d4)

Pearson, H., 2002, Asteroid let dinosaurs rule. Nature (News). (http://www.nature.com/news/2002/020517/full/news020513-11.html)

Smith S., 2002, Horizon Revisited, Dawn Of The Dinosaurs, BBC, December 6, 2002, Season 39 Episode 21, 50 min.


2001:

Discovery Channel, 2001, When Dinosaurs Roamed America, Evergreen Films, 90 min.


1996:

Anonoymous, 1996, Connecticut's Ancient Crocodilian Creature. Science, v. 274, no. 5291, p. 1309. (http://www.sciencemag.org/content/274/5291/1309.2.full?sid=ef52b21f-d0a5-4255-b549-4db62a3593b8)

Brown, M., 1996, Reconstructing a galloping crocodile after a mere 200 million years. The New York Times, November 10, 1006. (http://www.nytimes.com/1996/11/10/nyregion/reconstructing-a-galloping-crocodile-after-a-mere-200-million-years.html)

Libby, S., 1996, On Trail of Fossils? Take an Open Mind. The New York Times, December 1, 1996. (http://www.nytimes.com/1996/12/01/nyregion/on-trail-of-fossils-take-an-open-mind.html?scp=3&sq=Paul%20Olsen%20Triassic&st=cse)

Weishampel, D.B., Young, L.,  1996, Dinosaurs of the East Coast. Johns Hopkins University Press, 275 p.


1994:


Krumenaker, L., 1994, In Ancient Climate, Orbital Chaos? Science, v. 263 no. 5145, p. 323. (http://www.sciencemag.org/content/263/5145/323.2.citation?sid=96e58c5b-9fe6-4f38-b5fb-1598af5de962)

NHK, 1994, Planet of Life, NHK in association with Discovery Productions, Inc. (Consultant).

Thurston, H., 1994, The Dawning of the Dinosaurs: The Story of Canada's Oldest Dinosaurs, Nimbus Publishing, 91 p.


1993:

Zimmer, C., 1993, The War Between Plants and Animals. Discover Magazine, July 1993, (http://discovermagazine.com/1993/jul/thewarbetweenpla248/?searchterm=Paul%20Olsen)


1992:

Lessem, D., 1993, Kings of Creation. Touchstone, 368 p.


1991:



Granada Television, 1991, Dinosaur! Presented by Walter Cronkite, Part Four: The Tale Of A Feather, Granada Television, 47 min.

Kerr, R.A., 1991, The Stately Cycles of Ancient Climate. Science, v. 252, no. 5010, p. 1254-1255. (http://www.sciencemag.org/content/252/5010/1254.extract?sid=eb141332-d674-4d09-9059-c4992384e1d4)


1990:

Browne, M.W., 1990, Buried treasure a zillion years old. New York Times, November 2, 1990. (http://www.nytimes.com/1990/11/02/arts/buried-treasure-a-zillion-years-old.html?scp=11&sq=Paul%20Olsen%20Triassic&st=cse)


1989:

Leary, W. E., 1989, Archeological Trove of Mammals' Reptilian Ancestors Found. New York Times, December 18, 1989  (http://www.nytimes.com/1989/12/18/us/archeological-trove-of-mammals-reptilian-ancestors-found.html)


1987:

Chedd-Angier Production Company, 1987, Discover: The World of Science. (consultant),

Kerr, R. A., 1987, Milankovitch Climate Cycles Through the Ages. Science, v. 235, no. 4792, p. 973-974. (http://www.sciencemag.org/content/235/4792/973.extract?sid=eb141332-d674-4d09-9059-c4992384e1d4)

Monastersky, R., 1987, Abrupt Extinctions at End of Triassic. Science News, vl. 132, no. 10 (Sep. 5, 1987), p. 149. (Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3971938)


1986:

Badolini, P., 1986, Italia Sera, RAI, Rome.

Bower, B., 1986, Nova Scotia Fossils Illuminate 200-Million-Year-Old Changes. Science News, v. 129, no. 6 (Feb. 8, 1986), p. 86. (Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3970356).

Brokaw, T., Bazell, R., 1986, Very Small Dinosaur Fossil Discoveries in Nova Scotia, NBC Today Show, October 6, 1986, 55 min. (https://a248.e.akamai.net/7/1635/50139/1d/origin.../51226.pdf)

Sullivan, W., 1986, Before dinosaurs, another catastrophe. The New York Times, September 30, 1986. (http://www.nytimes.com/1986/09/30/science/before-dinosaurs-another-catastrophe.html?scp=2&sq=Paul%20Olsen%20Triassic&st=cse)

Sullivan, W., 1986, Nova Scotia fossils support catastrophic extinction idea. The Houston Chronicle, Monday 10/13/1986, Section Discovery, p. 4, NO STAR Edition. (http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl/1986_272719/nova-scotia-fossils-support-catastrophic-extinctio.html)


Wisnowsky, J. and Dorfman, A., 1986, A ROSETTA STONE OF EVOLUTION Scientists find a fossil trove in a Nova Scotia cliff. TIME, v. 127(7), p. 92. (http://web.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.cul.columbia.edu/ehost/detail?vid=9&sid=bdbed64d-9e9d-4caa-894b-1fb7a591a8cb%40sessionmgr104&hid=121&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZSZzY29wZT1zaXRl#db=a9h&AN=57886644)

1973:

Anonymous, 1973, Essex Fossil site now a landmark. The New York Times, July 22, 1973. (http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F40E1EFB3859137A93C0AB178CD85F478785F9&scp=6&sq=Paul%20Olsen%20Triassic&st=cse)


1971:

Moore, G., To Tell The Truth, Mark Goodson-Bill Todman Productions.


1970:


Gore, R., Ray, W., 1970, (With a Little Help From Two Friends) The Dinosaurs Finally Win One. Life Magazine, December 11.

Lichtenstein, G., 1970, A Jersey industrial concern, no troglodyte, is donating acreage in Essex for Dinosaur Park. The New York Times, December 6, 1970. (http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F40D16FA3F5E16738DDDAF0894DA415B808BF1D3&scp=10&sq=Paul%20Olsen%20Triassic&st=cse
).