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Norman O. Frederiksen


Norman specializes in the Cretaceous and Cenozoic biostratigraphy, paleoecology, and paleoclimatology of the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plains and the North Slope of Alaska using spores and pollen grains. He received his undergraduate education at Miami University (Ohio), the University of Heidelberg (Germany), and Hamilton College; his M.S. at Pennsylvania State University; and his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin. He worked first as a palynologist for Mobil Oil Corporation in Dallas, then was Associate Professor of Geology at San Diego State University, and has been a geologist with the USGS since 1975.

Norman has served as President of the American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists. In addition to his work in the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plains and the North Slope of Alaska, he has worked extensively in California and Pakistan and had a Fulbright fellowship in 1990 to work at the University of Göttingen.


Current Projects

Previous Projects

1985-present. North Slope of Alaska Projects. Project Chiefs: N. Frederiksen, L. Marincovich, and K. Bird.
1975-1996. Atlantic Coastal Plain Projects. Project Chiefs: N. Frederiksen, L. Edwards, N. Sohl, and G. Gohn.
1975-1995. Gulf Coastal Plain Projects. Project Chiefs: N. Frederiksen, L. Edwards, and N. Sohl.
1994-1995. Palynology of Gulf Coast Lignites. Project Chief: N. Frederiksen.
1993-1994. Marine-Terrestrial Correlations, Western North America Project (Climate Program). Project Chief: D. Adam.
1980-1994. California Projects. Project Chiefs: N. Frederiksen, L. Marincovich, J. Barron, W. Sliter, and B. Murchey.
1987-1993. Pakistan Project (USGS Coal-Resource Exploration and Assessment Program in Pakistan). Project Chiefs: N. Frederiksen and B. Wardlaw
1991-1993. Abu Dhabi Water-Resources Project. Project Chief: D. Hadley.
1978-1982. Upper Mississippi Embayment Project. Project Chiefs: N. Frederiksen, T. Dutro, and J. Repetski.

Significant Products

Publications

Work in Progress

Frederiksen, N. O., Sheehan, T. P., and Andrle, V. A. S., in press
Spore/pollen biostratigraphy and paleoecology of Mesozoic and lower Tertiary samples from the Surghar and Salt Ranges, Pakistan. 61 ms. p. In: Warwick, P. D., and Wardlaw, B. R., eds., Regional studies of the Potwar Plateau area, northern Pakistan. U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 2078.

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Reston, VA 20192
FAX: (703) 648-6953
E-mail: nfrederi@usgs.gov

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