Curriculum Vita

Work Address:

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Palisades, NY 10964
Phone: (914) 365-8709
Fax: 914 365-8154


9/87-1/94 Columbia University
M.A. Geology, February, 199
M.Phil. Geology, October, 1991>
Ph.D. Geology, February, 1994


Palynology of Triassic/Jurassic Boundary Sections from the Newark Supergroup of
Eastern North America: Implications for Catastrophic Extinction Scenarios.


University of Wisconsin-Madison B.S. Geology, May, 1987


7/95-present : Post-doctoral Research Associate, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
Co-PI on a study of Triassic palynofloral diversity and its relationship to paleolatitude and

1/94-6/95: Post-doctoral Research Associate, The University of South Carolina
€ Reconstructing Siberian paleoclimates using palynofloras from long cores of Lake Baikal
€ Co-instructor of an undergraduate seminar on lacustrine environments

7/94-6/95 Adjunct Associate Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

9/94 Visiting Instructor, The Pennsylvania State University
€ Teaching classroom and laboratory sections on paleopalynology

9/87-1/94 Graduate Fellow, Columbia University
€ Research Assistant: Palynology, biostratigraphy, sedimentology
€ Teaching Assistant: Introductory geology, biostratigraphy

9/88-12/88 Visiting Student, The Pennsylvania State University
€ Processing of modern and fossil pollen, paleopalynology, plant anatomy

9/86-5/87 Geology Museum Tour Guide, University of Wisconsin-Madison
€ Designing exhibits, guiding tours for student groups


1994: Comparing pollen assemblages from long cores of Lake Baikal with the local Siberian flora, supervising undergraduate students in the collection of water and sediment samples from Lake Baikal, Russia

1988-1993: Mapping, correlation, and palynological sampling of Newark Supergroup outcrops; sampling and description of Newark basin cores

1993: Description and measurement of stratigraphic units, collection of palynological samples, Argana basin, Morocco

1992: Collection of short cores from Brown's pond, VA, for palynological analysis

1991: Collection of palynological and paleomagnetic data, Trinity Peninsula, Antarctica

1987: Mapping sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks in the Wasatch and Uinta mountains of Utah


NSF Grant EAR 9418464, 1995 - 1997: A two-year study of Triassic paleolatitudinal diversity gradients

Paleontological Society Student Research Grant, 1989


AASP-NSF Travel Grant, 1992
Langer Prize (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory), 1990
Best Oral Presentation of Research by a Student (GSA, NE Section Meeting), 1989
UW-Madison Geology Department Outstanding Junior (scholarship), 1986
National Merit Scholar, 1983


American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists
American Geophysical Union
Geological Society of America
Paleontological Society
Sigma Xi
Phi Beta Kappa



Fowell, S.J., and Traverse, A., 1995. Late Triassic palynology of the Fundy basin, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 86: 211-233.

Fowell, S.J., and Olsen, P. E., 1995. Time calibration of Triassic/Jurassic microfloral turnover, eastern North America - Reply. Tectonophysics 245: 96-99.

Fowell, S.J., Cornet, B., and Olsen, P.E., 1994. Geologically rapid Late Triassic extinctions: Palynological evidence from the Newark Supergroup. In: Klein, G. D., ed., Pangea: Paleoclimate, Tectonics and Sedimentation During Accretion, Zenith and Break-up of a Supercontinent. Geological Society of America Special Paper 288, pp. 197-206.

Fowell, S.J., and Olsen, P.E., 1993. Time-calibration of Triassic/Jurassic microfloral turnover, eastern North America. Tectonophysics 222: 361-369.

Olsen, P.E., Fowell, S.J., and Cornet, B., 1990. The Triassic/Jurassic boundary in continental rocks of eastern North America; A progress report. In: Sharpton, V. L., and Ward, P. D., eds., Global Catastrophes in Earth History. Geological Society of America Special Paper 247, pp. 585-593.

Manuscripts In Preparation:

Fowell, S. J., Bezrukova, Y., and Williams, D.F., in prep. Pleistocene vegetation and climate of Siberia, from long cores of Lake Baikal. For Geology.

Williams et al., in review. Preliminary results of the first drilling on Lake Baikal, Buguldeika site, southeastern Siberia. Quaternary International.

Selected Abstracts:

Bezrukova, E. V., and Fowell, S. J., 1994. Late Pleistocene vegetation and climate of southern Siberia, from a 98 meter core of lake Baikal. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 26: A64.

Fowell, S.J., 1993. Evidence for regional palynofloral extinctions at the Triassic/Jurassic boundary. Annual Convention, Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists with Global Sedimentary Geology Program, Program and Abstracts: 99.

Fowell, S.J., 1992. Rare palynofloras from the Fundy basin: Implications for a regional Triassic/Jurassic boundary event. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 24: A95-A96.

Fowell, S.J., Cornet, B., and Olsen, P.E., 1992. Palynomorph assemblages from cyclic sedimentary sequences of Late Triassic age. 8th International Palynological Congress, Program and Abstracts: 48.

Fowell, S.J., 1990. Palynological evidence for a Triassic/Jurassic boundary event, Newark Supergroup. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 22: A355.

Fowell, S.J., 1989. Quantitative palynostratigraphy of the Newark Supergroup. Geological Society of America Northeastern Section, Abstracts with Programs, 21: 15.