Scott Starratt

Biography

I am a micropaleontologist who uses diatoms, chrysophytes, testate amoebae, and foraminifera to reconstruct the past environments of lakes, estuaries, and the ocean. In addition to these biological proxies, I use sediment geochemistry (biogenic silica, inorganic geochemistry, grain size) data to provide a more complete picture of paleoenvironmental conditions.

 

Education

  • 2004 - Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley (Geography)
  • 1989 - M.A. University of California, Berkeley (Paleontology)
  • 1981 - B.A. Whitman College (Geology-Chemistry)
  • 1981 - B.A. Whitman College (Biology)

 

Professional Experience

  • 2009 - Present      Research Geologist
  • 2002 - 2009          Geologist
  • 1996 - 2010          Adjunct Professor, University of California, San Francisco State University, Berkeley City College, College of San Mateo, and Canada College
  • 1996 - 2002          Physical Science Technician
  • 1990 - 1995          Geologist, Technical Reports Unit
  • 1989 - 1990          Field Technician, Utah Geological and Mineral Survey
  • 1983 - 1987          Senior Museum Preparator, University of California Museum of Paleontology
  • 1981 - 1983,         Geologist, Bechtel Civil and Minerals