Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic & Space Sciences in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan


Christopher Poulsen

Christopher J Poulsen

Associate Professor, AOSS and Geological Sciences

Phone: (734) 615-2236
Fax: (734) 763-4690
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Ph.D., Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University

B.A., Geology, Carleton College


Earth System History; paleoclimatology and paleoceanography

Specializations and Research Interests

  • Earth System History
  • Paleoclimatology and paleoceanography
  • Interactions within the climate system

Honors, Awards and Accomplishments

  • Innovative Teaching Award, University of Southern California
  • International Paleoceanography Conference VI, Student Poster Award
  • Penn State, Muan Fellowship
  • Penn State University, First Place Geosciences Graduate Colloquium
  • Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid
  • AAPG Grant-in-Aid
  • Shell Doctoral Fellowship
  • NASA Space Grant Fellowship
  • Penn State, First Place Geosciences Graduate Colloquium
  • U.S.G.S., N.A.G.T.-U.S.G.S. Internship
  • Carleton College, Keck Fellowship

Professional Service

  • Coordinator of NCAR Paleo-Working Group project to develop community-organized Cretaceous climate simulations.
  • Participant, NSF Workshop on Deep-Time GeoSystems, Washington D.C.
  • Co-Chair, Extreme environments of the Precambrian Earth, AGU, Montreal, Canada.
  • Co-chair of research session, “Cretaceous Atmosphere and Ocean Dynamics”, Cretaceous Climate and Ocean Dynamics, Florissant, CO.
Updated: 2014-08-25