Molly Patterson


Assistant Professor of Geology

PhD, 2015

Victoria University of Wellington (Antarctic Research Centre)

Office: Science 1, Room 159

Telephone: (607) 777-4378

Email address:


Research Interests:

  • Sedimentology, stratigraphy, cyclostratigraphy
  • Paleoceanography
  • Paleoclimatology



GEOL 414/514: Climate and Paleoclimate



  • Levy, R., Harwood, D., Florindo, F., Sangiorgi, F., Tripati, R., von Eynatten, H., Gasson, E., Kuhn, G., Tripati, A., DeConto, R., Fielding, C., Field, B., Golledge, N., McKay, R., Naish, T., Olney, M., Pollard, D., Schouten, S., Talarico, F., Warny, S., Willmott, V., Acton, G., Panter, K., Paulsen, T., Taviani, M., & SMS Science Team, 2016, Antarctic ice sheet sensitivity to atmospheric CO2 variations in the early to mid-Miocene: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1516030113.
  • Patterson, M., McKay, R., Naish, T., Escutia, C., Jimenez-Espejo, F. J., Raymo, M., Meyers, S., Tauxe, L., Benkhuis, H. and IODP Exp. 318 Scientist, 2014, Orbital forcing of the East Antarctic ice sheet during the Pliocene and Early Pleistocene: Nature Geoscience, doi:10.1038/ngeo2273. 
  • Cook, C. P., van de Flierdt, T., Williams, T. J., Hemmings, S. R., Iwai, M., Kobayashi, M., Jimenez-Espejo, F. J., Escutia, C., Gonzalez, J. J., Khim, B-K., McKay, R., Passhier, S., Bohaty, S. M., Riesselman, C., Tauxe, L., Sugisaki, S., Galindo, A L., Patterson, M. O., Sangiorgi, F., Pierce, E. L., Brinkhui, H. F., Klaus, A., Fehr, A., Bendle, J. A. P., Bijl, P., and IODP Exp. 318 Scientist, 2013, Dynamic Behaviour of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet during Pliocene Warmth: Nature Geoscience, doi:10.1038/ngeo1889.
  • Patterson, M. O and Ishman, S. E., 2012, Neogene benthic foraminiferal assemblages and paleoenvironmetal record for McMurdo Sound, Antarctica: Geosphere, v. 8, no. 6, p.1331-1341. 

Last Updated: 8/10/16