Richard Norris

Geosciences Research Division

Professor of Paleobiology

Research Interests

  • History of Human Impacts on Shallow Marine Ecosystems
  • Evolution of Ocean Ecosystem Structure
  • Dynamics of Warm Climates from Ocean Drilling
  • Evolution and Biogeography of Marine Plankton
  • Processes of Extinction and Speciation in the Oceans


  • B.S., University of California, Santa Cruz
  • M.S., University of Arizona
  • Ph.D., Harvard University