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Scott Starratt, Ph.D.

Scott is a Research Geologist 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, he uses sediment geochemistry (biogenic silica, inorganic geochemistry, grain size) data to provide a more complete picture of paleoenvironmental conditions.

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

Education and Certifications

  • 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

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