Belanger, Christina individual record
Assistant Professor
overview

Identifying how organisms respond, why they respond, and to which environmental factors they are primarily responding is integral to understanding how future climate change will affect the modern biota as well as to inform efforts to sustain biodiversity and economically important fisheries.



Shelled organisms, such as molluscs and foraminifera, are abundant and well-preserved in the fossil record and in museum collections of modern specimens. These preserved assemblages allow longer-term perspectives on biotic response and climate change - millennia to millions of years - than is possible in exclusively present-day ecological studies. The fossil record also allows trends in these natural communities to be analyzed before, during, and after changes in climate without needing to wait for the events to occur in real time.

selected publications
Academic Articles20
  • Sharon Sharon, .., & Belanger, C. L. (2022). Placing North Pacific paleo-oxygenation records on a common scale using multivariate analysis of benthic foraminiferal assemblages. Quaternary Science Reviews. 280, 107412-107412.
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  • Payne, C. R., & Belanger, C. L. (2021). Enhanced Carbonate Dissolution Associated With Deglacial Dysoxic Events in the Subpolar North Pacific. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology. 36(4),
  • Velle, J. H., Walczak, M. H., Reilly, B., St-Onge, G., Stoner, J. S., Fallon, S., ... Forwick, M. (2021). High resolution inclination records from the Gulf of Alaska, IODP Expedition 341 Sites U1418 and U1419. Geophysical Journal International. 229(1), 345-358.
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  • Sharon, .., Belanger, C., Du, J., & Mix, A. (2021). Reconstructing Paleooxygenation for the Last 54,000Years in the Gulf of Alaska Using Crossvalidated Benthic Foraminiferal and Geochemical Records. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology. (2),
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Conference Papers2
  • Sims, E. R., & Belanger, C. (2020). MORPHOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF BIOSTRATIGRAPHICALLY SIGNIFICANT FUSULINID FORAMINIFERAN GENUS TRITICITES ACROSS THE PENNSYLVANIAN-PERMIAN BOUNDARY IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHWESTERN UNITED STATES. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 54th Annual GSA South-Central Section Meeting 2020.
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  • Belanger, C., Sharon, S., Payne, C., Du, J., & Mix, A. (2018). BENTHIC FORAMINIFERA RECORD THE REPEATED EXPANSION AND INTENSIFICATION OF THE OXYGEN MINIMUM ZONE IN THE GULF OF ALASKA AND ASSOCIATED INCREASES IN PHYTODETRIUS. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, GSA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - 2018.
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chaired theses and dissertations
Email
christina.belanger@tamu.edu
First Name
Christina
Last Name
Belanger
mailing address
Texas A&M University; Geology; 3115 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3115
USA