Thomas Cronin, Ph.D.



  • Harvard University: Ph.D. Geology (1977)
  • Harvard University:  M.A. Geology (1974)
  • Colgate University: B.A. Geology (1972)

Professional Positions

  • Senior Geologist US Geological Survey (2010-present)
  • Research Geologist US Geological Survey (1978-2010)
  • Urbino [Italy] Urbino Summer School for Paleoclimatology Lecturer (2008-present)
  • White House Science Office, Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP), Executive Office of the President, Washington, D.C. (1996-1997)
  • George Mason University, Adjunct Faculty (1996-2002.)
  • Shizuoka University, Institute of Geosciences, Japan, Visiting Scientist/Faculty (1991)
  • National Research Council Post-doc USGS Washington DC (1977-1978)

Summary of Professional Research:

Coastal Ecosystems.
Cronin, T. M., G. S. Dwyer, T. Kamiya, S. Schwede, D. A. Willard.  2003. Medieval Warm Period, Little Ice Age and 20th Century Temperature Variability from Chesapeake Bay. Global and Planetary Change v. 36, p. 17-29. Also: Cronin, T. M., et al. 2010. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 297, 299-310. Cronin, T. M., R. Thunell, et al.  2005.Paleoceanography, 20, PA4006. Cronin, T. M. and H. Walker. 2006. Climatic Change 74, 369-374. Saenger, C., T. M. Cronin et al. 2006. The Holocene, 16, 1-1. Cronin, T. M., P. R. Vogt et al. 2007, Geophysical Research Letters. 34, L20603. Saenger, C., Cronin, T. M. et al. 2008, Estuaries and Coasts, 31, 492-500.

Background: Coastal ecosystems around the world are threatened by regional land use changes, environmental degradation, climate change and rising sea level.   US estuaries and bays are the focus of multi-billion dollar restoration and management programs.  These programs lack information on climatic variability (mainly rainfall, river discharge) and its impacts on water quality and living resources. Climate complicates efforts to choose restoration targets for dissolved oxygen, turbidity etc, and calibrate hydrodynamic and watershed models that drive management decisions. Climate (wetter late 20th century, rising sea level) was in part responsible for the widely publicized lack of success in efforts such as the Chesapeake Bay Program.  To fully understand coastal ecosystems functioning over timescales pertinent to restoration (decadal) requires research on both anthropogenic and natural [climatic] processes. Such is the context for our research in Chesapeake Bay and other coastal systems. 

My research involved ecosystem, climatic and sea level studies in Chesapeake Bay splicing instrumental records with high sedimentation rate records from environmentally sensitive regions using multi-proxy approach.  I started this project and led many collaborators for 8 years (see co-authors in publications).  I wrote perspectives in Chesapeake Bay Journal and Climatic Change, did TV, commercial and public radio shows, advised managers commonly, and participated in many CB committees. Many advocate integrated science in support of decision-making and we actually succeeded.

Results and Implications:  Demonstrated rapid climatic and sea level change influenced Chesapeake Bay temperatures, salinity, and biota.  During the Medieval Warm Period, relatively warm climate preceded major cold periods of the Little Ice Age.  Severe droughts alternated with extreme wet periods and climatic impacts exceed 20th century anthropogenic influence. While many in the Bay community were skeptical of the importance of climate change when I presented results in the 1990s, now it is recognized as a focus issue in the President’s 2009 executive order 13508 on saving the bay as a treasured landscape and today’s Chesapeake Bay Program. Our CB temperature record was used in hemisphere-scale temperature curves (“hockey stick curves”) published in ScienceNature and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, 2007) 4th Assessment Report, and many other publications showing naturally warm climates during MWP.  GRL paper on rapid Holocene SL rise suggests future ice sheet instability may lead to SL rise much faster than today’s rate. Paleo-dissolved oxygen and sediment rate records are used by CBP to set DO targets and designated use areas and manage sediment reduction. Our CB research advanced USGS efforts to understand critical ecosystems in South Florida, Roanoke River-Albemarle Sound, the Gulf of Mexico and elsewhere.

Cronin, T. M. and M. E. Raymo. 1997.  Orbital forcing of deep-sea benthic species diversity.  Nature 385, 624-627. Cronin, T. M. et al. 1999.  Marine Micropaleontology 37, 231-249. Hunt, G., T. M. Cronin, K. Roy. 2005. Ecology Letters, 8, 739-747.Yasuhara, M., T. M. Cronin et al. 2008. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105, 1556-1560; Yasuhara et al. 2009. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106, 21717-21720, Yasuhara, M., G. Hunt, G. van Dijken, K. R. Arrigo, T. M. Cronin, J. E. Wollenburg.  2012. Journal of Biogeography 39:2081-2088, Yasuhara, M., G Hunt, T. M. Cronin, et al. 2012. Paleobiology 38, 162-179, Yasuhara, M. and T. M. Cronin. 2008. Ecology 89, S53-S65.

Background: Global climate change is expected to have large impacts on biodiversity causing species’ range shifts and extinctions, but most attention is focused on terrestrial biota and shallow tropical marine systems. I initiated studies in the 1990s of climatic impacts on deep-sea organisms and species diversity. The deep sea constitutes earth’s most expansive but poorly known ecosystem. My research continues today on the continental slope off the eastern US and in the Arctic Ocean and subarctic seas through collaboration with my former post-doc Yasuhara and others.

Results and Implications: We showed deep-sea biodiversity is sensitive to climatic and oceanographic changes over various timescales, oscillating in phase with Milankovitch climatic cycles and decreasing catastrophically during rapid (centuries) Holocene climatic transitions.

My biodiversity research advanced the field of ecology because the Nature paper refuted ecology’s widely accepted “stability-time” hypothesis that deep-sea and other “stable” ecosystems are invariant over long periods of time. It revolutionized thinking about what were thought to be “stable” ecosystems and their sensitivity to climate and, theoretically at least, also applies to terrestrial ecosystems under siege today. With post-doc Yasuhara, two PNAS papers later showed catastrophic diversity collapse during abrupt climate change proving the deep-sea is not immune to the effects of future climate change. Papers in Ecology, J. Biogeography, Paleobiologyand other journals expanded diversity work to the Arctic and Pacific Oceans and over different timescales. This work spurred a large body of research on diversity and informs US and international efforts to understand deep-sea ecosystems.  

Paleotemperature reconstruction. 
Cronin, T. M., G. S. Dwyer, J. Farmer, H. A. Bauch, R. F. Spielhagen, M. Jakobsson, J. Nilsson, W. M. Briggs, Jr., A. Stepanova. 2012. Deep Arctic Ocean Warming during the last Glacial Cycle. Nature Geosciences 5, 631-634. doi:10.1038/ngeo1557, original study: Dwyer, G.S., Cronin, T.M., et al. 1995.  Late Pliocene and Quaternary bottom water temperature change in the deep North Atlantic.  Science 270, 1347-1351 [other papers by students Farmer et al. 2011, 2012; Cronin, T. M., Dwyer et al. 1996. Geological Society (London) Special Publication 111, 117-134. Cronin, T. M., G. S. Dwyer, et al. 2000. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 162, 45-57.  Cronin, T. M., H. J. Dowsett et al. 2005. Marine Micropaleontology 54, 249-261.

Background: Temperature is the most fundamental climate variable and paleoclimatologists seek to reconstruct temperature using many proxy methods in order to evaluate natural and anthropogenic contributions to global warming.  In addition, oxygen isotopes (d18O) of marine foraminifera is the most commonly used method in paleoclimatology and marine stratigraphy, but despite more than 50 years since Emiliani’s classic studies, no one had been able to separate the temperature and ice volume effects from foram d18O.

My research on shell trace element chemistry developed a new paleothermometer from Mg/Ca ratios in calcareous organisms. Focus with then grad student Dwyer was on field and laboratory calibration to develop Mg/Ca-temperature equation and application to paleotemperature reconstruction for periods of large, rapid climatic change. I chose the most appropriate deeps sea species and obtained specimens to analyze for the Mg/Ca calibration, and the deep-sea sediment core material to apply it to.

Results and Implications: We developed a deep-sea Mg/Ca-temperature equation still in use today, discovered large-scale deep-sea bottom temperature variability during Plio-Pleistocene Milankovitch cycles, and used these temperature estimates to separate temperature from ice volume effects on foraminiferal oxygen isotopes (d18O) and draw a “eustatic” sea-level curve.  In our latest 2012 Nature Geoscience paper we extended the method to the central Arctic Ocean discovering large intermediate depth temperature variability. 

Science paper showed that Mg/Ca ratios in biogenic carbonates can be used as a temperature proxy and applied to many fields of paleoclimatology including Milankovitch Theory, understanding global warmth, and constructing sea level curves from temperature-corrected d18O records.  Nature Geoscience showed unexpected Arctic Ocean temperature variability. Our research spurred a generation of researchers to develop Mg/Ca calibrations for other calcareous organisms [benthic, planktonic foraminifers, corals] leading to revised ice-age tropical temperatures, improved climate models, and paleo-sea level curves from foram d18O.  We also developed separate Mg/Ca-temperature equation for shallow water species.


Domestic Meetings, Workhops and Symposia: 

  • AGU 2014, 2015, 2016
  • USGS Holocene Climate Workshop Denver (2016)
  • USGS-WHOI Sea level workshop Woods hole (8/2015)
  • Paleoecology of Subarctic Seas, Seattle, invited talk (6/2015)
  • USSG Holocene workshop Denver (6/2015)
  • University Mary Washington invited talk (3/2015)
  • GMU Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (1/2015)
  • GSA Vancouver (10/2014) invited talk
  • RPI University 2 invited talks (11/2014)
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Sea level and storms (5/2014)
  • CCNY Geoscience Department USGS lecture series (3/2014)
  • Chesapeake Bay Science Workshop Shepherdstown (3/14/2012, 5/2014)
  • Chesapeake Bay Workgroup on Climate, POTUS EO 13508, Annapolis (Fall 2013)
  • OCEANA lecture at George Mason University on seismic airgun panel (10/2013)
  • AGU Invited talk at sea level session (12/2013)
  • BOEM seminar on Arctic paleoclimate (2/2013)
  • American Society Civil Engineers Symposium invited speaker, DC “Risks of Extreme Storms Due to Changing Climate” (4/2013)
  • Keynote speaker Darwin Days Cornell University & Paleont.Res. Inst. Ithaca (2/2012)
  • WaterSmart Delaware River Basin Workshop (9/2011)
  • Sea Level Rise Workshop Boca Raton, Florida (4/2011)
  • Arctic Workshop GEOTOP Univ. Montreal (3/11)
  • 10th International Conference Paleoceanography, La Jolla (9/2010)
  • Geological Society of America, Denver invited talk Cushman Society (10/2010)
  • Arctic Workshop INSTAAR Univ. Colorado (3/2008)
  • Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Isthmus of Panama and Global Climate Workshop, invited (3/2003)
  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation Seminar invited talk Annapolis, Maryland (3/2003)
  • West Antarctic Ice Sheet Workshop, Sterling Va. (2002, 2008, NASA-NSF)
  • Southeast Asian Marginal Seas IODP Workshop, invited San Diego (11/2002)
  • USGS Workshop on Sea Level Change, Woods Hole (9/2002)
  • Climate Impacts on Estuaries Workshop, invited Woods Hole (10/2002).
  • Foreign Service Institute (State Department) invited “Wetlands and Climate” (5/2002)
  • South Florida Paleoecology Workshop (4/2002)
  • Maritime Institute, Baltimore, Chesapeake Bay Workshop, invited (1/2002)
  • USGS Conference on Chesapeake Bay, St. Michael’s Md, invited (12/2001)
  • USGS Workshop “Geochemical Processes of Coastal Contaminants”, St. Pete (6/2001)
  • Conference on Pfiesteria, harmful algal blooms, and human health (Georgetown University 1998)
  • Geological Society of America Annual Mtg., invited, Denver (10/1996)
  • Florida Bay Science Conferences (1998, 1999)
  • Arctic Workshop (Ohio State, 1996)
  • Pliocene Antarctic Glaciation Workshop (Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst., 1995)
  • Marine Earth System History Workshop (Corvallis, 1995)
  • International Geological Congress (Washington, D.C. 1995)
  • USGS Global Change Research Forum, Herndon (1991)
  • Geological and Paleontological Societies of Washington
  • Fourth International Congress on Pacific Neogene Stratigraphy, Berkeley (1987)
  • Fourth North American Paleontological Convention, Boulder (1986)
  • Climate: History, Periodicity, Predictability, Columbia University NY (1984)
  • American Quaternary Association Annual Meeting, Seattle (1982)
  • Cenozoic Correlations of North America, GSA, San Diego (1979)    

International Symposia and Workshops: 

  • International Conference Paleoceanography, Utrecht (9/2016)
  • PAST Arctic Workshop Trondheim, Norway (5/2016)
  • PAST Arctic Conference Potsdam (5/2015)
  • Queen Mary University London invited distinguish lecturer (5 lectures 3/2015)
  • University Quebec at Montreal 2 invited lectures (1/2015)
  • CASE Arctic Conference Bordeaux France (6/2014)
  • Urbino Italy USSP 2008-2013, 2015, 2016 various lectures
  • PAST Arctic Conference Oulu Finland (5/2012)
  • PAGES Sea-ice Proxy Workshop, Montreal (3/2012)
  • APEX – Arctic paleoclimate extremes workshops 5/2010 Iceland, 6/2011 Svalbard
  • CORONA Workshop (Coordination of Research on North Atlantic), Roscoff, France invited (2005).
  • International Census of Marine Life (COML) Meeting, Brest France invited (2005).
  • European Ostracode Meeting, Cuenca, Spain Invited Keynote Speaker (7/2003).
  • Presentation, CORONA Workshop, Reykjavik, Iceland, invited (8/2003).
  • Census of Marine Life, Deep-Sea Biodiversity Meeting, Newport Oregon (Sponsored by Sloan Foundation and Hatfield Marine Center), invited (8/2003).
  • International Research Symposium, Ostracoda, Shizuoka Japan, Invited Keynote Speaker, (2001)
  • British Micropaleontology Society Silver Anniversary Meeting, London, Invited Keynote Speaker (1995)
  • International Conference on Paleoceanography, Kiel, Germany (1992)
  • Royal Society of Edinburgh, Late Quaternary North Atlantic, Edinburgh, Invited (1995)
  • International Geological Congress, Invited, Kyoto (1993)
  • International Union of Geological Sciences Congress, Atlantic Neogene, Lisbon (1992)
  • Fifth International Congress on Pacific Neogene Stratigraphy (IGCP-246), Shizuoka, invited (1991)
  • Paleontological Society of Japan, Chiba invited (1991)
  • USSR Academy of Geological Sciences, USGS-USSR exchange, Moscow, invited (1990)
  • Late Cenozoic Environments, Arctic basin, Ottawa, invited (1990)
  • The Royal Society (London), North Atlantic Climates, invited (1987)

Honors and Awards:

  • Awarded Annual Bert Bolin Climate Lecture, Stockholm University, (May 2017)
  • Board of Trustees, Paleontological Research Institute, Ithaca New York (2017)
  • Duke of Montefeltro Medal and Keynote Lecture Award at Urbino Summer School Paleocllimatology (7/2016)
  • International Selection Committee 2017 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science from The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia
  • Nominating Committee Kyoto Prize, Inamori Foundation (2005-present)
  • Distinguished Lecturer Queen Mary London University, The Micropaleo Society (3/2015)
  • Elected Fellow, American Association Advancement of Science (AAAS) (10/2014)
  • US Coast Guard Arctic Service Medal for Polar research above Arctic Circle (8&9/2013)
  • Geological Society of Washington Annual Keynote Bradley Lecture (2013)
  • First Distinguished Lecturer, Old Dominion School Oceanography (2013)
  • Advisory Board, Museum of The Earth, Paleontological Research Institute, Ithaca, NY, to design new climate change exhibits (2/2012-2014)
  • AGU Citation excellence in refereeing, Paleoceanography (12/2012)
  • Brady Medal from The Micropaleontological Society, London, for lifelong contributions to applied paleoceanography and paleobiology using microfossils (11/2009)
  • Invited Member, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) Biodiversity Workshop, Santa Barbara (2000)
  • Meritorious Service Award US Geological Survey (1996)
  • Unit Award, DOI Excellence of Service, Pacific Enewetak Crater Exploration (PEACE) Program (1985)
  • Best Paper Award nominee, Journal of Paleontology  (1979)

Research Cruises:

  • Chief Biostratigrapher, Pacific Enewetak Atoll Crater Exploration (PEACE) program, Knut Constructor (Feb & June 1984)
  • Principle Investigator, IMAGES coring expedition, Marion-Dufresne Chesapeake Bay-Quebec (1999)
  • Marion-Dufresne coring expedition Miami - Chesapeake Bay (2003)
  • Integrated Ocean Drilling Program ACEX coring expedition to North Pole (2004)
  • US Coast Guard Cutter Healy 2013 expedition, Beaufort Sea-Amundsen Gulf
  • R/V Oden Swedish-Russian-US (SWERUS) C-3 expedition leg 2, western Arctic Ocean Chukchi, East Siberian Seas, Lomonosov Ridge (2014)
  • Numerous cruises to eastern US bays & estuaries for sediment coring

Field Work:

  • Caribbean, Central America, Baja Mexico, Japan, North America. Europe




  • Cronin, T. M. 1999. “Principles of Paleoclimatology” Columbia Univ. Press, 592 pp.
  • Cronin, T. M. 2009 “Paleoclimates: Understanding Climate Change Past and Present” Columbia Univ. Press, 448 pp.


  • Editor:  N. Ikeya, T. Kamiya, T. Cronin, eds. 2005. “Application of Ostracoda to PaleoclimatePalaeogeography, Palaeoecology, Palaeoclimatology.  Vol.  225 (#1-4)
  • Editor:  Langland, M. J. and T. M. Cronin, eds., 2003, A summary report of sediment processes in Chesapeake bay and watershed: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 03-4123, 109 p.
  • Contributing author: Phillips, S.W., Editor, 2002, The U.S. Geological Survey and the Chesapeake Bay--The Role of Science in Environmental Restoration: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1220, 32 p.
  • Editor: Cronin, T. M. 2000. Initial Report on IMAGES V Cruise of Marion-Dufresne to Chesapeake Bay June, 1999. USGS OFR 00-306.
  • Editor: Cronin, T. M., K. Ogasawara, J. Wolfe, eds. 1994. "Cenozoic Climate and Paleogeographic Changes in the Pacific Region" Palaeogeography, Palaeoecology, Palaeoclimatology. Special issue vol. 108. 
  • Editor: Cronin, T. M., W. F. Cannon, R. Z. Poore, eds., 1983.  Paleoclimate and Mineral Deposits.  USGS Circular 822
  • Editor: Cronin, T. M. and H. Dowsett, eds. 1991. Pliocene Climates. Quaternary Science Reviews, vol. 10

Journal Articles

  1. Cronin, T. M. 1976. An Arctic foraminiferal fauna from Champlain Sea deposits in Ontario.Can. J. Earth Science, v. 13(12), p. 1678-82.
  2. Cronin, T. M. 1976.  A preliminary report on the paleoecology of the southern part of the Champlain Sea as indicated by the benthonic foraminifera:  in, Proceedings of the 1st Int. Symp. of Benthonic Foraminifera of Continental Margins.  Maritime Sediments Spec. Publ. No. 1, pt. B, p. 379-384. 
  3. Cronin, T. M., 1977.  Late-Wisconsin Marine Environments of the Champlain Valley (New York, Quebec).  Quaternary Research 7, 238-253.
  4. Cronin, T. M., 1977.  Champlain Sea Foraminifera and Ostracoda:  a systematic and paleoecological synthesis.  Geographie Physique et Quaternaire 31 (1-2): 107-122.
  5. Cronin, T. M. 1977.  Comments on radiocarbon dates QC 199, QC 200 (p. 239-240).  In, Pardi, R., Queens College Radiocarbon Measurements II.  Radiocarbon 19 (2): 237-244.
  6. Cronin, T. M., 1979.  Foraminifer and ostracode species diversity in the Pleistocene Champlain Sea of the St. Lawrence Lowlands.  Journal of Paleontology 53(2):  233-244.
  7. Cronin, T. M., 1979.  Late Pleistocene benthonic Foraminifera from the St. Lawrence Lowlands.  Journal of Paleontology 53(4): 781-814.
  8. Cronin, T. M., 1979.  Late Pleistocene marginal marine ostracodes from the southeastern Atlantic Coastal Plain and their paleoenvironmental interpretations.  Geographie Physique et Quaternaire 33(2): 121-173.
  9. Cronin, T.M. and Khalifa, H., 1979.  Middle and Late Eocene Ostracoda from Gebel El Mereir, Nile Valley, Egypt.  Micropaleontology 25 (4):  397-411.
  10. Khalifa, H. and Cronin, T.M., 1980.  Ostracodes de l'Eocene moyen de El Sheikh Fadl, Est de Beni Mazar, Haute-Egypte:  Rev. Micropaleontologie 22 (3):  172-185. [50%]
  11. Cronin, T.M. and Hazel, J. E., 1980.  Ostracode biostratigraphy of Pliocene and Pleistocene deposits of the Cape Fear Arch region, North and South Carolina: USGS Professional Paper 1125, Chapter B. 25 p.
  12. Cronin, T.M., 1980, Biostratigraphic correlation of Pleistocene marine deposits and sea levels, southeastern Atlantic Coastal Plain:  Quaternary Research 13:  213-229.
  13. Cronin, T.M., Szabo, B.J., Ager, T.A., Hazel, J.E., and Owens, J.P., 1981.  Quaternary climates and sea levels, U.S. Atlantic Coastal Plain:  Science, 211:  233-240.
  14. Blackwelder, B.W., and Cronin, T.M., 1981.  Atlantic Coastal Plain geomorphology illustrated by computer-generated block diagrams.  USGS  Misc. Field Studies, Map MF-1242.
  15. Cronin, T.M., 1981.  Rates and possible causes of neotectonic vertical movement of the southeastern United States Atlantic Coastal Plain.  GSA Bulletin 92 (11):  812-833.
  16. Cronin, T.M. 1981.  Paleoclimatic implications of late Pleistocene marine ostracodes from the St. Lawrence Lowlands.  Micropaleontology 27 (4):  384-418.
  17. Oldale, R.N., Cronin, T.M., Valentine, P.C., Spiker, E.C., Blackwelder, B.W., Belknap, D.F., Wehmiller, J.F., and Szabo, B.J., 1982.  The stratigraphy, structure, absolute age and paleontology of the Upper Pleistocene deposits at Sankaty Head, Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Geology 10:  246-252.
  18. Cronin, T.M., 1983.  A summary of bathyal ostracodes from the Florida-Hatteras Slope, the Straits of Florida and the Blake Plateau.  In R.F. Maddocks, ed., Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Ostracoda, Houston, July, 1982.
  19. Cronin, T.M., Brouwers, E.M., Quinn, H.A. and Redline, A. 1983.  Ostracodes from the Pico and Santa Barbara Formations, Ventura Basin, California.  In, D.K. Larue and R.J. Steel, eds., Cenozoic Marine Sedimentation, Pacific Margin USA, SEPM Pacific Section p. 205-221.
  20. Cronin, T.M., 1983.  Bathyal ostracodes from the Florida-Hatteras Slope, the Straits of Florida, and the Blake Plateau.  Marine Micropaleontology 8(2):   89-119.
  21. Cronin, T.M. 1983. Rapid sea level and climatic change:  evidence from continental and island margins.  Quaternary Science Reviews, 1(3):  177-214.
  22. Cronin, T. M., Bybell, L., Poore, R.Z., Blackwelder, B.W. Liddicoat, J.C. and Hazel, J.E., (1984).  Age and correlation of emerged Pliocene and Pleistocene deposits, U.S. Atlantic Coastal Plain in, Armentrout, J. ed., "Cenozoic Correlations of North America."  Palaeoecology, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeogeography 47:  21-51.
  23. Quinn, H.A., and Cronin, T.M., 1984.  Micropaleontology and depositional environments of the Imperial and Palm Spring Formations, Imperial Valley, California. in, Rigsby, C.A., ed.  "The Imperial Basin - Tectonics, Sedimentation, and Thermal Aspects."  Pacific Section SEPM, p. 71-85. 
  24. Cronin, T.M., 1985.  Speciation and Stasis in Marine Ostracoda:  Climatic Modulation of Evolution.  Science 227: 60-63.
  25. Cronin, T.M., E. Brouwers, L. Bybell, L. Edwards, T. Gibson, R. Margerum, R.Z. Poore, 1986.  Pacific Enewetak Atoll Crater Exploration (PEACE) Program, Enewetak Atoll:  Republic of the Marshall Islands.  Part 2:  Paleontology and biostratigraphy, application to OAK and KOA craters.  USGS Open-file Report 86-159, 39 p.
  26. Cronin, T.M., 1986.  Quaternary Ostracoda from Mustang Island-Corpus Christi Bay area.  USGS Professional Paper 1328-C, 63 pp.
  27. Cronin, T.M., 1987, Speciation and climate change, in Rampino, M.R., Sanders, J.E., Newman, W.S., and Konigsson, L., eds., Climate:  History, Periodicity and Predictability, Van Nostrand, Rheinhold, New York, Ch. 19, p. 333-342.
  28. Cronin, T.M., 1987, Quaternary sea level history of the eastern United States: an historical perspective, in Tooley, M.J., and Shennan, I., eds., Sea Level Changes:  Institute of British Geographers Spec. Publ., Basil Blackwell, Oxford, Ch. 7, p. 225-248.
  29. Cronin, T.M. and Compton-Gooding, E.E., 1987, Cenozoic Ostracoda from DSDP Leg 95 off New Jersey (Sites 612 and 613), Initial reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project, Leg 95:  Washington, D.C., p. 439-451.
  30. Cronin, T.M. 1987. Evolution, paleobiogeography and systematics of Puriana:  Evolution and Speciation in Ostracoda, III.  Journal of Paleontology Memoir 21, 71 p.
  31. Cronin, T.M., and Ikeya, N., 1987, The Omma-Manganji ostracode fauna of Japan and the zoogeography of circumpolar species.  Journal of Micropaleontology 6 (2):  65-88.
  32. Coles, G.P., and Cronin, T.M.. 1987. On Muellerina hazeli n. sp. Coles & Cronin, Stereo atlas of ostracod shells 14 (6):  21-24.
  33. Cronin, T.M., 1988, Geographic isolation in marine species:  Evolution and speciation in Ostracoda, I, in Hanai, T., Ikeya, N., and Chinzei, eds.: International Symposium on Ostracoda, 9th, Shizuoka, Japan, l985, Proceedings, Ch. 61, p.  673-691.
  34. Hazel J.E., and Cronin, T.M., 1988, The North American ostracode genus Climacoidea Puri, 1956 and the tribe Campylocytherini Puri, 1960 (Neogene and Quaternary), in Ikeya, N., Hanai, T., and Chinzei, K., eds.:  International Symposium on Ostracoda, 9th, Shizuoka, Japan, l985, Proceedings, p. 39-56. 
  35. Cronin, T.M., and Schmidt, N., 1988, Evolution and biogeography of Orionina in the Atlantic, Pacific and Caribbean:  Evolution and Speciation in Ostracoda, II, in Ikeya, N., Hanai, T., and Chinzei, K., eds.:  International Symposium on Ostracoda, 9th, Shizuoka, Japan, l985, Proceedings, Ch. 64, p. 927-938.
  36. Cronin, T.M., 1988, Ostracods and sea level change:  Case studies from the Quaternary of North and South Carolina, U.S. Atlantic Coastal Plain, in DeDeckker, P., Colin, J., and Peypouquet, J.-P., eds., Ostracoda in the Earth Sciences:  Elsevier, p. 77-88.
  37. Franzi, D., and Cronin, T. M., 1988, Late Wisconsin lacustrine and marine environments in the Champlain Lowland, N. Y. and Vermont, in J. F. Olmsted, ed., NY State Geological Association 60th Annual Meeting, Field Trip Guidebook, p. 175-200, Plattsburgh, NY.
  38. Cronin, T.M., 1988, Evolution of marine climates of the U.S. Atlantic Coast during the last four million years:  Philosophical Trans. of the Royal Society (London) Series B, v. 318, no. 1191, p. 661-678.
  39. Weissleader, L., Gilinsky, N., Ross, R.M., and Cronin, T.M., 1989, Zoogeography of podocopid marine Ostracoda from Micronesia.  Journal of Biogeography, 16:  103-114 (1989).  [25%]
  40. Toscano, M.A., Kerhin, R.A., York, L.L., Cronin, T.M., Williams, S.J. 1989, Quaternary stratigraphy of the inner continental shelf of Maryland. Maryland Geological Survey Report of Investigations No. 50, 116 pages. [20%]
  41. Cronin, T.M., 1989, Paleozoogeography of post-glacial Ostracoda from northeastern North America, in Gadd, N.R., ed., Late Quaternary development of the Champlain Sea Basin:  Geological Association of Canada Special Paper 35: 125-144.
  42. York, L., Wehmiller, J., Ager, T.A., and Cronin, T.M., 1989, Stetson Pit, Dare County, North Carolina:  An integrated chronologic faunal and floral record of subsurface coastal Quaternary sediments: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 72:  115-132. [20%]
  43. Cronin, T.M., and Dowsett, H.J., 1990, A quantitative micropaleontologic method for shallow marine paleoclimatology:  Application to Pliocene deposits of the Western North Atlantic Ocean:  Marine Micropaleontology 16 (1/2):  117-148.
  44. Cronin, T.M., 1990, Evolution of Neogene and Quaternary marine Ostracoda, U.S. Atlantic Coastal Plain:  Evolution and speciation in Ostracoda IV.  USGS Professional Paper 1367, Chapter C.
  45. Cronin, T.M. and Ikeya, N., 1990, Tectonic events and climatic change:  Opportunities for speciation in Cenozoic marine Ostracoda, in R. M. Ross and W. Allmon (eds.) Causes of Evolution:  A Paleontological Perspective, University of Chicago Press. Ch. 8, p. 210-248. 
  46. Dowsett, H. J., and Cronin, T. M., 1990, High eustatic sea level during the middle Pliocene:  Evidence from the southeastern U.S. Atlantic Coastal Plain:  Geology 18:  435-438.  [50%]
  47. Cronin, T. M., and Schneider, C., 1990, Climatic and tectonic influences on speciation:  Evidence from the paleontologic record:  Trends in Ecology and Evolution.  5:  275-279. 
  48. Brouwers, E.M., Jorgensen, N.O., and Cronin, T.M., 1991, Climatic significance of the ostracode fauna from the Pliocene Kap Kobenhaven Formation, North Greenland.  Micropaleontology 37: 245-267.
  49. Cronin, T.M., 1991, Late Neogene marine ostracoda from Tjornes, Iceland:  Journal of Paleontology 65 (5):  767-794.
  50. Cronin, T.M., 1991, Pliocene paleoceanography of the North Atlantic ocean based on marine Ostracoda.  Quaternary Science Reviews 10 (2/3): 175-188.
  51. Cronin, T.M., Bybell, L.M., Brouwers, E.M., Gibson, T.G., Margerum, R., Poore, R.Z., 1991, Neogene biostratigraphy and paleoenvironments of Enewetak Atoll, equatorial Pacific Ocean.  Marine Micropaleontology 18:  101-114.
  52. Cronin, T. M. W. Briggs, Jr., E. M. Brouwers, R. C. Whatley, A. Wood, M. A. Cotton. 1991. Modern Arctic Podocopid Ostracode Database. USGS Open-file Report 91-385.
  53. Jones, D.S., MacFadden, B.J., Webb, S.D., Mueller, P.A., Hodell, D.A., Cronin, T.M., 1991, Integrated geochronology of a classic Pliocene shell pit Florida:  Linking marine and Terrestrial biochronologies.  Journal of Geology 99 (5):  637-648.
  54. Gladenkov, Y.B., Barinov, K.B., Basilian, A.E., Cronin, T.M., 1991. Stratigraphy and paleoceanography of Pliocene deposits of Karaginsky Island, eastern Kamchatka, U.S.S.R. Quaternary Science Reviews 10: 239-245.
  55. Dowsett, H.J., Cronin, T.M., Poore, R.Z., Thompson, R.S., Whatley, R.C., Wood, A.M. 1992. Micropaleontological evidence for increased meridional heat transport in the North Atlantic Ocean during the Pliocene. Science 258: 1133-1135.
  56. Coates, A.G., Jackson, J.B.C., Collins, L.S., Cronin, T.M., Dowsett, H.J., Bybell, L.M., Jung, P., Obando, J., 1992, Closure of the Isthmus of Panama:  the nearshore record of Costa Rica and Panama.GSA Bulletin 104: 814-828.
  57. Cronin, T.M., Whatley, R., Wood, A., Tsukagoshi, A., Ikeya, N., Brouwers, E.M., Briggs, W., Jr.  1993.  Evidence for Elevated mid-Pliocene Temperatures in the Arctic Ocean Based on Marine Ostracoda.  Paleoceanography, 8(2):  161-173.
  58. Ikeya, N. and Cronin, T.M. 1993. Quantitative analysis of Ostracoda and water masses around Japan: Application to Neogene paleoceanography. Micropaleontology 39 (3), p. 263-281.
  59. Cronin, T.M. and Dowsett, H.J. 1993. PRISM, Warm Climates of the Pliocene. Geotimes. 38 (11): 17-19.
  60. Willard, D., Cronin, T.M., Ishman, S.E., Litwin, R., 1993. Terrestrial and marine records of climatic and environmental changes during the Pliocene in subtropical Florida. Geology 21:  679-682.
  61. Carreno, A.L. and Cronin, T.M. 1993. Middle Eocene Ostracoda from Baja Sur, Mexico. Journal of Micropaleontology 12 (2):  141-153.
  62. Cronin, T.M. 1993. Deep Ocean Paleoceanography and Ostracodes. EOS, Trans. AGU, 74 (52), 613.
  63. Wood, A. M., Whatley, R.C., Cronin, T.M., Holtz, T. 1993. Pliocene paleotemperature reconstruction for the southern North Sea based on Ostracoda. Quaternary Science Reviews 12: 747-768.
  64. Cronin, T.M., Kitamura, A., Ikeya, N. and Kamiya, T. 1994. Mid-Pliocene paleoceanography of the Sea of Japan. Palaeogeography, Palaeoecology, Palaeoclimatology 108 (3/4): 437-456.
  65. Cronin, T.M., Holtz, T.R., and Whatley, R.C. 1994. Quaternary paleoceanography of the deep Arctic Ocean based on quantitative analysis of Ostracoda. Marine Geology 19:  305-332. (special issue, "Arctic Ocean" T. Vorren, J. Thiede (eds.)
  66. Dowsett, H.J., Thompson, R.S., Barron, J.A., Cronin, T.M., Ishman, S.E, Poore, R.Z., Willard, D.A., Holtz, T.R., Jr. 1994.  Paleoclimatic reconstruction of a warmer Earth: PRISM middle Pliocene Northern Hemisphere Synthesis. Global and Planetary Change 9: 169-195.
  67. Dwyer, G.S., Cronin, T.M., Baker, P.A., Raymo, M.E., Buzas, J. and Correge, T., 1995.  Late Pliocene and Quaternary bottom water temperature change in the deep North Atlantic.  Science 270: 1347-1351.
  68. PRISM Project Members (J.A. Barron, T.M. Cronin, H.J. Dowsett, F. Flemming, T.H. Holtz, Jr., S. Ishman, R.Z. Poore, R. Thompson, D. Willard). 1995. Middle Pliocene Paleoenvironments of the Northern Hemisphere.  In, E.S. Vrba, G.H. Denton, T.C. Partridge, L.H. Burckle, eds., Paleoclimate and Evolution with emphasis on human origins. Yale University Press (New Haven), p. 197-212. 
  69. Cronin, T.M., Holtz, T.R., Jr., Stein, R., Spielhagen, R., Futterer, D., Wollenberg, J. 1995. Late Quaternary paleoceanography of the Eurasian Basin, Arctic Ocean. Paleoceanography. 10(2): 259-281.
  70. Evans, J.R., Kaminski, M.A., Cronin, T.M., Futterer, D. 1995. Pleistocene agglutinated foraminifera from the Lomonosov Ridge and Amundsen Basin, Arctic Ocean, initial report of piston cores PS-2177-5 (KAL), and PS-2176-3 (KAL). Marine Micropaleontology 26(1/4), 245-253.
  71. Wingard, G. L., Ishman, S. E., Cronin, T. M., Edwards, L. E., Willard, D. A., Halley, R. B. 1995.  Preliminary analysis of downcore biotic assemblages: Bob Allen Keys, Everglades National Park, Florida. USGS Open-file Report 95-628.
  72. Cronin, T.M., Raymo, M.E., Kyle, K. 1996. Pliocene (3.2-2.4 Ma) ostracode faunal cycles and deep ocean circulation, North Atlantic Ocean. Geology 24:  695-698.
  73. Cronin, T. M., Dwyer, G. S., Baker, P. A., Rodriguez-Lazaro, J., Briggs, Jr., W. M. 1996. Deep-sea ostracode shell chemistry (Mg:Ca ratios) and late Quaternary Arctic Ocean history.  In J. T. Andrews, W. E. N. Austin, H. Bergsten, A. E. Jennings eds. Late Quaternary Paleoceanography of North Atlantic Margins, Geological Society (London) Special Publication No. 111, p. 117-134.
  74. Cronin, T.M. and Whatley, R. 1996. Ostracoda from Sites 910 and 911. Scientific results, Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, V. 151: 197-201.  J. Thiede, A.M. Myhre, J. V. Firth, G. L. Johnson, W. F. Ruddiman, eds.
  75. Ishman, S. E., Brewster-Wingard, G. L., Willard, D. A., Cronin, T. M., Edwards, L. E., Holmes, C. W. 1996. Preliminary paleontologic report on core T-24, Little Madeira Bay, Florida. USGS Open-file Report 96-543.
  76. Occhietti, S., S. Balescu, M. Lamothe, M. Clet, T. Cronin, P. Ferland, P. Pichet. 1996. Late stage 5 glacio-isostatic sea in the St. Lawrence Valley, Canada and United States.  Quaternary Research 45: 128-137.
  77. Cronin, T.M. 1996. Distribution of deep-sea Ostracoda in the Arctic Ocean. Special Issue, "Surface-sediment composition and sedimentary processes in the central Arctic Ocean and along the Eurasian Continental Margin. In R. Stein, G. Ivanov, M. Levitan, K. Fahl eds. Berichte zur Polarforschung. 212:  269-284.
  78. Cronin, T.M. 1996. Deep North Atlantic ostracodes and Pliocene Paleoceanography (3.2-2.8 Ma), DSDP Sites 610 and 607. Microfossils and Oceanic Environments, Proceedings, ODP and the Marine Biosphere Conference, Aberystwyth. Chapt. 1.3, p. 39-46.
  79. Dowsett, H. J., J. A. Barron, R. Z. Poore, R. S. Thompson, T. M. Cronin, S. E. Ishman, and D. A. Willard. 1999. Middle Pliocene Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction:  PRISM-2. USGS Open-file Report 99-535.
  80. Cronin, T. M. and Dowsett, H.J. 1996. Biotic and oceanographic response to the Pliocene closing of the Central American Isthmus. In, J.B.C. Jackson, A.C. Coates, A. Budd, eds. "Environmental and Biotic Change in Neogene of Central America". Univ. Chicago Press.
  81. Cronin, T. M. and D. C. Grinbaum. 1996. Ecosystem trends and response: Chesapeake Bay. USGS Fact Sheet.
  82. Cronin, T. M., R. S. Wagner, M. Slattery. (eds.). 1999. Microfossils from Chesapeake Bay sediments: Illustrations and species database.  USGS OFR 99-45. (5 chapters. Also available on WWW:
  83. Bauch, H. A. M. Kubisch-Popp, T. M. Cronin, B. Rossak, and Transdrift Scientific Party. 1997. A study of the calcareous microfauna from the Laptev Sea. In H. Kassens et al. (eds.) Russian German Cooperation: Laptev Sea System. Berichte zur Polarforschung 176.
  84. Cronin, T. M. and M. E. Raymo. 1997.  Orbital forcing of deep-sea benthic species diversity.  Nature 385:  624-627.
  85. Cronin, T. M. 1997. Climate Control. Chesapeake Bay Journal.
  86. Ishman, S. E., Cronin, T. M., G. L. Brewster-Wingard, D. A. Willard, D. J. Verardo. 1998. A record of ecosystem change, Manatee Bay, Barnes Sound, Florida. Journal of Coastal Research Special Issue 26: 125-138.
  87. Cronin, T. M., S. Ishman, R. Wagner, G. R. Cutter, Jr. 1998. Environmental Studies relative to potential sand mining in the Vicinity of the city of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Part 5. Benthic foraminifera and Ostracoda from Virginia Continental Shelf. Report to Minerals Management Service through Virginia Institute of Marine Science College of William and Mary, 42 pages.
  88. Kerhin, R. T., C. Williams, T. M. Cronin. 1998. Lithologic descriptions of piston cores from Chesapeake Bay, Maryland. USGS OFR 98-787.
  89. Rodriguez-Lazaro, J. and T. M. Cronin. 1999. Quaternary glacial and deglacial Ostracoda in the thermocline of the Little Bahama Bank (NW Atlantic): paleoceanographic implications. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 152: 339-364. [50%]
  90. Cronin, T. M., D. M. DeMartino, G. S. Dwyer, J. Rodriguez-Lazaro. 1999. Deep-sea ostracode species diversity: Response to late Quaternary climate change. Marine Micropaleontology 37: 231-249. 
  91. Jones, R. Ll., R. Whatley, T. M. Cronin. H. J. Dowsett. 1999. Reconstructing late Quaternary deep-water masses in the eastern Arctic Ocean using benthonic Ostracoda. Marine Micropaleontology 37: 251-272.
  92. Cronin, T., S. Colman, D. Willard, R. Kerhin, C. Holmes, A. Karlsen, G. Dwyer, J. Bratton, S. Ishman. 1999. Research examines Chesapeake Bay Sedimentary Record of Holocene Climatic variability and human ecosystem disturbance. EOS, AGU Trans., 80, no. 21:  237, 240-241.
  93. Borne, P. F., T. M. Cronin and J. E. Hazel. 1999.  Neogene-Quaternary Ostracoda and paleoenvironments of the Limon Basin, Costa Rica and Bocas del Toro Basin, Panama.  In A. Coates, L. Collins, N. Budd eds.Marine Biodiversity of Neogene Southern Central America, Part 1: Caribbean.” Bulletins of American Paleontology No. 357, p. 231-250.
  94. Cronin, T. M., Willard, D. A., R. T. Kerhin, A. W. Karlsen, C. Holmes, S. Ishman, S. Verardo, J. McGeehin, A. Zimmerman. 2000. Climatic variability over the last millennium from the Chesapeake Bay sedimentary record. Geology 28:  3-6.
  95. Karlsen, A.W., T. M. Cronin, S. E. Ishman, D. A. Willard, C. W. Holmes, M. Marot, R. Kerhin.  2000. Historical trends in Chesapeake Bay dissolved oxygen based on benthic foraminifera from sediment cores. Estuaries: 23 (4): 488-508.
  96. Cronin, T. M., G. S. Dwyer, P. A. Baker, J. Rodriguez-Lazaro, D. M. DeMartino. 2000. Orbital and suborbital variability in deep North Atlantic bottom water temperature obtained from Mg/Ca ratios in the ostracode Krithe. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 162: 45-57. 
  97. Brouwers, E., T. M. Cronin, D. J. Horne, A. R. Lord.  2000. Recent shallow marine ostracodes from high latitudes: implications for late Pliocene and Quaternary palaeoclimatology. Boreas 29: 127-143.
  98. Cronin, T. M. D. A. Willard, and S. Phillips. 2000. Impact of climate variability and human activities on Chesapeake Bay and the implications for ecosystem restoration. USGS Fact Sheet
  99. Cronin. T. M and S. E. Ishman. 2000. Holocene Paleoclimate from Chesapeake Bay based on Ostracodes and Benthic Foraminifera from Marion-Dufresne core MD99-2209. Ch. 10 USGS Open-file Report 00-306.
  100. Vogt, P., J. Halka, R. Hagan. T. Cronin. 2000. Geophysical Environment in Chesapeake Bay: Marion-Dufresne sites MD99-2205, 2206, 2208, Ch. 2. USGS Open-file Report 00-306.
  101. Halka, J., P. Vogt, S. Colman, T. Cronin, 2000.  Geophysical Environment Site MD99-2209. Ch. 4. USGS Open-file Report 00-306.
  102. Stone, J. R., Cronin, T.M., Brewster-Wingard, G.L., Ishman, S.E., Wardlaw, B.R., and Holmes, C.W., 2000, A paleoecologic reconstruction of the history of Featherbed Bank, Biscayne National Park, Biscayne Bay, Florida: USGS OFR 00-0191, 41p.
  103. Willard, D. T. Cronin, S. Ishman, M. Mator. 2000. Long-term patterns of vegetation and salinity change in the Lake Pontchartrain region, Louisiana. USGS OFR 00-520.
  104. Dwyer, G. S., T. M. Cronin, P. A. Baker, J. Rodriguez-Lazaro. 2000. Changes in North Atlantic deep-sea temperature during climatic fluctuations of the last 25,000 years based on ostracode Mg/Ca ratios. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (G3) 1:  (AGU electronic journal: 12/28/2000).
  105. Dwyer, G. S. and Cronin, T. M. 2001. Ostracode shell chemistry as a paleosalinity proxy in Florida bay.  In, B. Wardlaw, ed. Bulletins of American Paleontology No. 361, p. 249-276.
  106. Cronin, T. M. 2001.  Paleoenvironments inferred from Pleistocene ostracode assemblages in the USGS Bellefontaine core, southern Jackson County, Mississippi.  In G. S. Gohn (ed.), USGS Open-file report 01-415-F.
  107. Cronin, T. M., Holmes. C, Wingard, L., Ishman, S. E., Dowsett, H. J., Waibel, N. 2001. Historical trends in epiphytal ostracodes from Florida Bay: Implications for seagrass and macrobenthic algal variability. In, B. Wardlaw, ed. Bulletins of American Paleontology No. 361, p. 159-197.
  108. Powars, D.S., Bruce, T.S., Bybell, L.M., Cronin, T.M., Edwards, L.E., Frederiksen, N.O., Gohn, G.S., Horton, J.W., Jr., Izett, G.A., Johnson, G.H., Levine, J.S., McFarland, E.R., Poag, C.W., Quick, J.E., Schindler, J.S., Self-Trail, J.M., Smith, M.J., Stamm, R.G., and Weems, R.E., 2001, Preliminary geologic summary for the USGS-NASA Langley corehole, Hampton, Virginia: USGS Open-file Report 01-87-B.
  109. Dwyer, G. S., Cronin, T. M. and Baker, P. A. 2002. Trace elements in ostracodes. In J. A. Holmes and A. R. Chivas, eds. Applications of the Ostracoda to Quaternary Research. AGU Monograph 131, pp. 205-225.
  110. Colman, S.M., Baucom, P.C., Bratton, J., Cronin, T.M., McGeehin, J.P., Willard, D.,A., Zimmerman, A., and Vogt, P.R.,  2002.  Radiocarbon dating of Holocene sediments in Chesapeake Bay.  Quaternary Research. V. 57: 58-70.
  111. Danielopol, D. L., E. Ito, G. Wansard, T. Kamiya, T. M. Cronin, A. Baltanas.  2002. Techniques for Collection and Study. In, J. A. Holmes and A. R. Chivas, eds. Applications of the Ostracoda to Quaternary Research. AGU Monograph 131, pp. 65-97.
  112. Cronin, T. M.. I. Boomer, G. Dwyer, J. Rodriguez-Lazaro. 2002.  Ostracoda and Paleoceanography. In, J. A. Holmes and A. R. Chivas, eds. Applications of the Ostracoda to Quaternary Research. AGU Monograph 131, pp. 99-119.
  113. Cronin, T. M., G. S. Dwyer, S. B. Schwede, H. Dowsett. 2002. Climate variability from Florida Bay Sedimentary Record: Possible teleconnections to ENSO, PNA, and CNP. Climate Research. v. 19, no. 3, p. 233-245.
  114. Marshall, C. H., Jr. R. A. Pielke Sr., L. T Steyaert, T. M. Cronin, D. A. Willard, J. W. Jones, T. J. Smith, III, and J. R. Irons. 2002. Impact of land-use management practices in Florida on the regional climate of south Florida and the Everglades.  American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting 13th Symposium on Global Change and Climate Variations. (extended abstract).
  115. Cronin, T. M., G. S. Dwyer, T. Kamiya, S. Schwede, D. A. Willard.  2003. Medieval Warm Period, Little Ice Age and 20th Century Temperature Variability from Chesapeake Bay. Global and Planetary Change. v. 36, no. 1-2, p. 17-29.
  116. Willard, D. A., T. M. Cronin, S. Verardo. 2003.  Late-Holocene climate and history from Chesapeake Bay sediment cores, USA. The Holocene v. 13, p. 201-214.
  117. Cronin, T. M. and Vann. 2003. The sedimentary record of anthropogenic and climatic influence on the Patuxent Estuary and Chesapeake Bay ecosystems. Estuaries v. 26, no. 2A, p. 196-209.
  118. Zheng, Y., B. Weinman, T. M. Cronin, M. Q. Fleisher, R. F. Anderson.  2003. A rapid procedure for thorium, uranium, cadmium, and molybdenum in small sediment samples by inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry: application in Chesapeake Bay.  Applied Geochemistry. v. 18, p. 539-549.
  119. Wingard, G. L., Cronin, T. M., Dwyer, G. S., Ishman, S. E., Willard, D. A., Holmes, C. W., Bernhardt, C. E., Williams, C. P., Marot, M. E., Murray, J. B., Stamm, R. G., Murray, J. H., Budet, C., 2003, Ecosystem History of Southern and Central Biscayne Bay: Summary Report on Sediment Core Analyses: USGS OFR 03-375, 110 p.
  120. Cronin, T. M. and G. S. Dwyer. 2003.    Deep Sea Ostracodes and Climate Change. Geological Society of American Short Course.  Park, L.E. and Smith, A.J., editors. 2003.  Bridging the Gap: Trends in the Ostracode Biological and Geological Sciences.  The Paleontological Society Special Papers, v. 9.  New Haven: Yale University Press, p. 247-261.
  121. Vann, C. D., T. M. Cronin, G. S. Dwyer. 2004. Population ecology and shell chemistry of a phytal ostracode species (Loxoconcha matagordensis) in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Marine Micropaleontology, v. 53, p. 261-277.
  122. Polyak, L, W. B. Curry, D. A. Darby, J. Bischof, T. M. Cronin. 2004. Sedimentary record from the Mendeleev Ridge: inferences for the Quaternary paleoceanography of the Arctic Ocean. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 203, p. 73-93.
  123. Cann, J. and T. M. Cronin. 2004. An association of benthic foraminifera and gypsum in Holocene sediments of estuarine Chesapeake Bay, U.S. A. The Holocene, v. 14, no. 4, p. 614-620
  124. Edwards, L.E., J. A. Barron, G. L. Brewster-Wingard, D. Bukry, L. M, Bybell, T. M. Cronin, W. C. Poag, and R. E. Weems. 2005. Paleontology of the upper Eocene to Quaternary stratigraphic section in the USGS-NASA Langley core, Hampton, Virginia, in Horton, J.W., Jr., et al., eds. Studies of the Chesapeake Bay impact structure. USGS Professional Paper 1688, chapter H.  71 pp.
  125. Dowsett, H. J., M. A. Chandler, T. M. Cronin, G. S. Dwyer. 2005. Middle Pliocene sea surface temperature variability. Paleoceanography, v. 20, no. 2, PA2014.
  126. Hunt, G., T. M. Cronin, K. Roy. 2005. Species-energy relationship in the deep sea: a test using the Quaternary fossil record. Ecology Letters, v. 8, p. 739-747.
  127. Cronin, T. M., H. J. Dowsett, G. S. Dwyer, P. A. Baker, M. A. Chandler. 2005. Mid-Pliocene deep-sea bottom-water temperatures based on ostracode Mg/Ca ratios.  Marine Micropaleontology v. 54, p. 249-261.
  128. Cronin, T. M., R. Thunell, G. S. Dwyer, C. Saenger, M. E. Mann, C. Vann, R. R. Seal. II.  2005.  Multiproxy Evidence of Holocene Climate Variability from Estuarine Sediments, Eastern North America. Paleoceanography, v. 20, PA4006.
  129. Cronin, T. M., T. Kamiya, G. Dwyer, H. Belkin, C. Vann, S. Schwede, R. Wagner. 2005.  Ecology and shell chemistry of Loxoconcha matagordensisPalaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 225, p. 14-67.
  130. Wingard, G. L., T. M. Cronin, C. W. Holmes, D. A. Willard, G. Dwyer, S. E. Ishman, W. Orem, C. P. Williams, J. Albietz, C. E. Bernhardt, C. A. Budet, B. Landacre, T. Lerch, M. Marot, R. E. Ortiz, 2004, Ecosystem History of Southern and Central Biscayne Bay:  Summary Report on Sediment Core Analyses - Year Two: USGS OFR 04-1312.
  131. Dowsett, H., Robinson, M., Dwyer, G., Chandler, M. and Cronin, T. M. 2006. PRISM3 DOT1 Atlantic basin reconstruction.  U.S. Geological Survey Data Series, 189: 4p. [5%]
  132. Cronin, T. M. and H. Walker. 2006. Restoring Coastal Ecosystems and Abrupt Climate Change. Climatic Change v. 74, no. 4, p. 369-374.
  133. Backman, J., Moran, K., McInroy, D.B., Mayer, L.A., and the Expedition 302 Scientists, 2006. Proc. IODP, 302: Edinburgh. IODP Cruise Report, see Backman, J., and the IODP Expedition 302 Scientists. 2006. IODP Expedition 302, Arctic Coring Expedition (ACEX): a first look at the Cenozoic paleoceanography of the central Arctic Ocean. Sci. Drill. 1:12–17. doi:10.2204/
  134. Saenger, C., T. M. Cronin, R. Thunell, C. Vann. 2006. Modeling river discharge and precipitation from estuarine salinity in the northern Chesapeake Bay: Application to Holocene paleoclimate. The Holocene, v. 16, no. 4, p. 1-11.
  135. Moran, K, J. Backman, and IODP-ACEX-302 Scientific Staff. 2006. The Cenozoic paleoenvironment of the Arctic Ocean. Nature, v. 441, p. 601-605.
  136. Moran, K., Backman, J., and the IODP Expedition 302 Science Party, 2006. The Arctic Coring Expedition (ACEX) recovers a Cenozoic history of the Arctic Ocean. In Burger, R., and Fujioka, K. (Eds.), The Impact of the Ocean Drilling Program. Oceanography, v. 19(4), p. 162-167.
  137. Sluijs, A., and IODP-ACEX 302 Scientific Staff. 2006. Subtropical Arctic Ocean temperatures during the Palaeocene/Eocene thermal maximum. Nature v. 441, p. 610-613.
  138. Brinkhuis, H. and IODP-ACEX 302 Scientific Staff. 2006. Episodic fresh surface waters in the Eocene Arctic Ocean. Nature, v. 441, p. 606-609.
  139. Pagani, M., and IODP-ACEX 302 Scientific Staff. 2006. Arctic hydrology during global warming at the Palaeocene/Eocene thermal maximum. Nature, v. 442, p. 671-675.
  140. Ivanova, E., I O. Murdmaa, A. L. Chepalyga, T. M. Cronin, I. V. Pasechnik, O. V. Levchenko, S. S. Howe, A. V. Manushkina, E. A. Platonova. 2007. Holocene sea-level oscillations and environmental changes on the Eastern Black Sea shelf. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. v. 246, p. 228-259.
  141. Bergue, C. T., J. C. Coimbra, T. M. Cronin. 2007. Cytherellid species (Ostracoda) and their significance to the late Quaternary events in the Santos basin, Brazil. Senckenbergiana Maritima.  v. 37, no. 1, p. 123-130.
  142. Willard, D. A., C. Bernhardt, G. Brooks, T. Cronin, T. Edgar, R. Larsen.  2007. Deglacial climate variability in central Florida, USA. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. v. 251, p. 366-382.
  143. Cronin, T. M., P. R. Vogt, D. A. Willard, R. Thunell, J. Halka, M. Berke, and J. Pohlman. 2007, Rapid sea level rise and ice sheet response to 8,200-year climate event, Geophysical Research Letters. v. 34, L20603.
  144. Cronin, T. M. T. Edgar, G. Brooks, D. Hastings, R. Larson, A. Hine, S. Locker, B. Suthard, B. Flower, J. Wehmiller, D. Willard, S. Smith.  2007. Sea Level Rise in Tampa Bay. EOS, Trans. AGU, v. 88, no. 10, p. 117-118.
  145. Yasuhara, M. and T. M. Cronin. 2008. Climatic influences on deep-sea ostracode (Crustacea) species diversity for the last three million years. Ecology v. 89, p. S53-S65.
  146. Greene, C. H., A. J. Pershing, T. M. Cronin, N. Ceci. 2008. Arctic climate change and its impacts on the ecology of the North Atlantic.  Ecology v. 89, p. S24-S38.
  147. Willard, D. W. and T. M. Cronin. 2007. Paleoecology and ecosystem restoration: case studies from Chesapeake Bay and the Florida Everglades. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. v. 5, no. 9, p. 491-498.
  148. Franzi, D. A., J. A. Rayburn, P. L. K. Knuepfer, T. M. Cronin. 2007. Late Quaternary history of northeastern New York and adjacent parts of Vermont and Quebec. 70th Annual Northeast Friends of the Pleistocene Guidebook, SUNY Plattsburgh, 73 pp.
  149. Cronin, T. M. 2007. Glacial Lakes and Microfossils – Evidence for past climate change in New York State. American Paleontologist.  v. 15, no. 2, p. 22-23.
  150. Yates, K. K., & Project Members. In press. U.S. Geological Survey – Tampa Bay Study. Baywide Environmental Monitoring Report. Tampa Bay Estuary Program.
  151. Saenger, C., Cronin, T. M., Willard, D., Halka, J., Kerhin, R. 2008, Increased terrestrial to ocean sediment fluxes in the northern Chesapeake Bay with twentieth century land alteration. Estuaries and Coasts, v. 31, p. 492-500.
  152. Cronin, T. M. 2008. Chapter 7: Sediment Sources and Deposition in the Estuary. Synthesis of U.S. Geological Survey Science for the Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem and Implications for Environmental Management. USGS Circular 1316, p. 32-33.
  153. O’Regan, M. J. King, J. Backman, M. Jakobsson, H. Pälike, K. Moran, C. Heil, T. Sakamoto, T. Cronin, R. Jordan. 2008. Cyclostratigraphic constraints on the Plio-Pleistocene chronology of sediments from the Lomonosov Ridge. Paleoceanography, v. 23, PA1S19.
  154. Yasuhara, M., T. M. Cronin, P. B. deMenocal, H. Okahashi, B. K. Linsley. 2008. Abrupt climate change and collapse of deep-sea ecosystems.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, v. 105 (5), p. 1556-1560.
  155. Cronin, T. M., P. Manley, S. Brachfeld, T. Manley, D. A. Willard, J.-P. Guilbault, J. A. Rayburn, M. Berke. 2008. Salinity Changes in the Champlain Sea (New York, Vermont) ~11.4-10.8 ka: Implications for Glacial Lake Drainage. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 262, p. 46-60.
  156. Cronin, T. M., S. A. Smith, F. Eynaud, M. O'Regan, and J. King. 2008. Quaternary paleoceanography of the central Arctic based on Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Arctic Coring Expedition 302 foraminiferal assemblages. Paleoceanography, v. 23, PA1S18.
  157. Yasuhara, M., T. M. Cronin, P. Martínez Arbizu. 2008. Abyssal Ostracodes from the South Atlantic Ocean: Biological and Paleoceanographic implications. Deep-Sea Research I, v. 55, p. 490-497.
  158. Cronin, T. M. 2009.  Chapter O, Ostracodes, In, Encyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments, Gornitz, Vivien (Ed.), 3 pages. Springer.
  159. Cronin, T. M. 2009. Chapter P, Paleotemperatures and Proxy Reconstructions.  In, Encyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments, Gornitz, Vivien (Ed.), 8 pages, Springer.
  160. Batiuk, R. A., D. L. Breitburg, R. J. Diaz, T. M. Cronin, D. H. Secor, G. Thursby. 2009. Derivation of habitat-specific dissolved oxygen criteria for Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 381, S204-S215. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2009.07.023.
  161. Yasuhara, M., Okahashi, H., Cronin, T. M. 2009. Taxonomy of Quaternary deep-sea ostracods from western North Atlantic Ocean. Paleontology 52 (4): 879–931.
  162. Yasuhara, M., Cronin, T. M., Hunt, G., Hodell, D. 2009. Deep-sea ostracods from the South Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean during the last 370,000 years. Journal of Paleontology, v. 83, p. 914-930.
  163. Eynaud, F., T. M. Cronin, S. Smith, J. Mavel, Y. Marry, V. Mas, S. Zaragosi. 2009. Morphological variability of the planktonic foraminifer Neogloboquadrina pachyderma from ACEX cores: Implications for Late Pleistocene circulation in the Arctic Ocean, Micropaleontology, v. 55, p. 101-116.
  164. Yasuhara, M., G. Hunt, T. M. Cronin, and H. Okahashi. 2009. Temporal latitudinal-gradient dynamics and tropical instability of deep-sea species diversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, v. 106, p. 21717-21720.
  165. Cronin, T. M., K. Hayo, R. M. Thunell, D. S. Dwyer, C. Saenger, D. A. Willard. 2010. Medieval-Little Ice Age Climate Variability in Chesapeake Bay and the North Atlantic Region. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. v. 297, p. 299-310.
  166. Canuel, E. A., G. Brush, T. M. Cronin, R. Lockwood, A. R. Zimmerman. 2010. Paleoecology studies in Chesapeake Bay: A model system for understanding interactions between climate, anthropogenic activities and the environment.  In, Gibson, Saunders, Gell, and Tibby eds. Chapter 15, Application of Paleoenvironmental Techniques in Estuarine Studies.
  167. Polyak, L. R. Alley, J. Andrews, J. Brigham-Grette, T. M. Cronin, D. Darby, A. Dyke; J. Fitzpatrick, S. Funder, M. Holland, A. Jennings, G. Miller, M. O'Regan, J. Savelle, M. Serreze, K. St. John, J. White. 2010. History of Sea Ice in the Arctic. Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 29 (15-16), p. 1757-1778.
  168. Cronin, T. M. 2010. Modern climate challenges and the geological record. American Paleontologist, v. 18, p. 10-12.
  169. Cronin, T. M., L. Gemery, W. M. Briggs, Jr., M. Jakobsson, L. Polyak, E. M. Brouwers. 2010. Quaternary sea-ice history in the Arctic Ocean based on a new sea-ice proxy. Quaternary Science Reviews 29, 3415-3429.
  170. Katz, B., R. Najjar, T. M. Cronin, J. Rayburn, and M. E. Mann. 2011. Constraints on Lake Agassiz discharge through the late-glacial Champlain Sea (St. Lawrence Lowlands, Canada) using salinity proxies and an estuarine circulation model. Quaternary Science Reviews 30, 3248-3257.
  171. Cronin, T. M., J. A. Rayburn, J.-P. Guilbault, R. Thunell, D. A. Franzi. 2011. Stable isotope evidence for glacial lake drainage through the Saint Lawrence Estuary, eastern Canada, ~ 13.1-12.9 ka. Quaternary International, v. 260, p. 55-65. doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2011.08.041.
  172. Jennings, A. E., C. Sheldon, T. M. Cronin, J. Stoner, J. T. Andrews. 2011. The Holocene History of Nares Strait: Transition from glacial bay to Arctic-Atlantic Throughflow.  Oceanography. 24(3):26–41,
  173. Manley, P., T. O. Manley, K. Hayo, T. M. Cronin. 2011. Small-scale Lacustrine Drifts in Lake Champlain, Vermont.   Journal of Great Lakes Research. doi:10.1016/j.jglr.2011.05.004.
  174. Burkett, V.R., Kirtland, D.A., Taylor, I.L., Belnap, Jayne, Cronin, T.M., Dettinger, M.D., Frazier, E.L., Haines, J.W., Loveland, T.R., Milly, P.C.D., O’Malley, Robin, Thompson, R.S., Maule, A.G., McMahon, Gerard, and Striegl, R.G., 2013, U.S. Geological Survey climate and land use change science strategy—A framework for understanding and responding to global change: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1383–A, 43 p.
  175. Cronin, T. M. 2011. Forward to “Reconstructing Earth's Climate History” by Kristen St. John and Mark Leckie. Wiley-Blackwell.
  176. Rayburn, J. A., T. M. Cronin, D. A. Franzi, P. L. K. Knuepfer, D. A. Willard. 2011. Timing and duration of glacial lake discharges and the Younger Dryas climate reversal. Quaternary Research 75, 541-551.
  177. Farmer, J. R., T. M. Cronin, A. de Vernal, G. S. Dwyer, L. D. Keigwin, R. C. Thunell. 2011. Ocean temperature variability in the Western Arctic Ocean during the last 8000 years. Geophysical Research Letters 38, L24602, doi:10.1029/2011GL049714.
  178. Cronin, T. M. 2011. Was pre-20th century sea level stable? AGU EOS Forum Dec 6, 2011.
  179. Yasuhara, M., G Hunt, T. M. Cronin, N. Hokanishi, H. Kawahata, A. Tsujimoto, and M. Ishitake. 2012. Climatic forcing of Quaternary deep-sea benthic communities in the North Pacific Ocean. Paleobiology 38:162-179.
  180. Shah, A. K., P. Vogt. J. G. Rosenbaum,W. Newell, T. M. Cronin, D. Willard, J. Brozena, and A. Hofstra.  2012. Shipboard magnetic field “noise” delineates shallow heavy mineral sediment concentrations in Chesapeake Bay. Marine Geology 303-306: 26-41.
  181. Poirier, R., Cronin, T. M., W. M Briggs, Jr.; R. Lockwood.  2012. Central Arctic paleoceanography for the last 50 kyr based on ostracode faunal assemblages. Marine Micropaleontology 88-89, 65-76. doi:10.1016/j.marmicro.2012.03.004
  182. Yasuhara, M., G. Hunt, G. van Dijken, K. R. Arrigo, T. M. Cronin, J. E. Wollenburg.  2012. Patterns and controlling factors of species diversity in the Arctic Ocean. Journal of Biogeography 39:2081-2088. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2699.2012.02758.x. IP-042007
  183. Cronin, T. M., G. L. Wingard, G. S. Dwyer, P. K. Swart, D. A. Willard, and J. Albietz. 2012. Chapter 14: Climate Variability during the Medieval Climate Anomaly and Little Ice Age based on ostracode faunas and shell geochemistry from Biscayne Bay, Florida. In D. Horne et al. (eds.), Ostracoda as proxies for Quaternary climate change. “Developments in Quaternary Science”, Volume 17, p. 241-262, Elsevier.
  184. Farmer, J., T. M. Cronin, G. S. Dwyer. 2012. Ostracode Mg/Ca Paleothermometry in the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans: Evaluation of the Carbonate Ion Effect. Paleoceanography. doi:10.1029/2012PA002305
  185. Cronin, T. M., G. S. Dwyer, J. Farmer, H. A. Bauch, R. F. Spielhagen, M. Jakobsson, J. Nilsson, W. M. Briggs, Jr., A. Stepanova. 2012. Deep Arctic Ocean Warming during the last Glacial Cycle. Nature Geosciences 5, 631-634. doi:10.1038/ngeo1557
  186. Cronin, T. M. 2012. Rapid sea-level rise. Quaternary Science Reviews. 56, 11-30.
  187. Gemery, L., T.M. Cronin, L.W. Cooper, and J.M. Grebmeier. 2013. Temporal Changes in Benthic Ostracode Assemblages in the Northern Bering and Chukchi Seas from 1976 to 2010.  Deep-Sea Research 94, 68-79.  10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.03.012.
  188. Cronin, T. M., L. Polyak, D. Reed, E. S. Kandiano, R. E. Marzen, E.A. Council. 2013. A 600-kyr Arctic Sea-Ice Record from Mendeleev Ridge based on Ostracodes. Quaternary Science Reviews 79, 157-167.
  189. Alexanderson, H., Backman, J., Cronin, T. M., Funder, S., Ingólfsson, Ó., Jakobsson, M., Landvik, J. Y., Löwemark, L., Mangerud, J., März, C., Möller, P., O'Regan, M., and Spielhagen, R. F., 2014. An Arctic perspective on dating Mid-Late Pleistocene environmental history. Quaternary Science Reviews 92, 9-31. doi:
  190. Cronin, T. M. 2014. Chapter: “Paleoclimates” in Global Environmental Change, Volume 1 of series Handbook of Global Environmental Pollution, In B. Freedman (ed.), Springer. ISBN 978-94-007-5783-7. IP-042477.
  191. Cronin, T. M., J. Farmer, R. Marzen, E. Thomas, J. C. Varekamp. 2014. Late Holocene Sea-Level Variability and Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation. Paleoceanography. DOI: 10.1002/2014PA002632. IP-030583. 
  192. Yasuhara, M., A. Stepanova, H. Okahashi, T. M. Cronin, E. M. Brouwers.  2015. Taxonomic revision of deep-sea Ostracoda from the Arctic Ocean. Micropaleontology v. 60, no. 5, p. 399-444. IP-057580.
  193. Cronin, T. M., L. H. DeNinno, L. Polyak, E. K. Caverly, R. Z. Poore, A. Brenner, J. Rodriguez-Lazaro, R. E. Marzen. 2014. Quaternary Ostracode and Foraminiferal Biostratigraphy and Paleoceanography in the Western Arctic Ocean. Marine Micropaleo. 111: 118-133. doi:10.1016/j.marmicro.2014.05.001. IP-054506.
  194. DeNinno, L.H., Cronin, T.M., Rodriquez-Lazaro, J., Brenner, A., 2015. An early to mid-Pleistocene deep Arctic Ocean ostracode fauna with North Atlantic affinities, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 419, 90-99, doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2014.07.026. IP-057946.
  195. Yasuhara, M., H. Okahashi, T. M. Cronin, T. L. Rasmussen, G. Hunt. 2014. Deep-sea biodiversity response to deglacial and Holocene abrupt climate changes. Global Ecology and Biogeography. DOI: 10.1111/geb.12178. IP-042007.
  196. O’Connor, J.E., Atwater, B.F., Cohn, T.A., Cronin, T.M., Keith, M.K., Smith, C.G., and Mason, R.R., 2014, Assessing inundation hazards to nuclear powerplant sites using geologically extended histories of riverine floods, tsunamis, and storm surges: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5207, 66 p.,  IP-055027.
  197. Cronin, T. M. 2015. Chapter 16: “Ostracods and sea level” Handbook of Sea-Level Research, First Edition. Edited by Ian Shennan, Antony J. Long, and Benjamin P. Horton. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. IP-044926. 
  198. Cronin, T. M. 2015. Climate Change. In, M. Kennish (ed.), Encyclopedia of Estuaries, DOI 10.1007/978-94-017-8801-4, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.  IP-053093.
  199. Stokes, C. and 25 co-authors. 2015. On the reconstruction of palaeo-ice sheets: Recent advances and future challenges.  Quaternary Science Reviews 125, 15-49.  ( IP-069408.
  200. Gemery, L., T. M. Cronin, W. M. Briggs, Jr., E. M. Brouwers, E. I. Schornikov, A. Stepanova, A. M. Wood, M. Yasuhara. 2015.  An Arctic and Subarctic Ostracode Database: Biogeographic and Paleoceanographic Applications. Hydrobiologica. DOI 10.1007/s10750-015-2587-4. IP-070287.
  201. Cronin, T. M. and M. Cronin. 2015. Biological Response to Climate Change in the Arctic Ocean: The View from the Past. Arktos: The Journal of Arctic Geosciences.  (DOI: 10.1007/s41063-015-0019-3). IP-068302.
  202. Jakobsson, M. and 25 others.  2016. An ice shelf covering the entire central Arctic Ocean during the penultimate glaciation. Nature Communications 10.1038/NCOMMS10365. IP-069408.
  203. Marzen, R., DeNinno, L., Cronin T. M. 2016. Calcareous Microfossil-Based Orbital Cyclostratigraphy in the Arctic Ocean, Quaternary Science Reviews. IP-66062.


  • Co-editor Journal of Micropaleontology (2016-)
  • Co-editor Global and Planetary Change (2004-present). 
  • Associate Editor Journal of Paleontology (2012-present)
  • Editorial Board Frontiers in Paleoecology (part of Ecology and Evolution (2014-)
  • Editorial Board Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology (2002-2005)
  • Editorial Board Revista Espanola de Micropaleontologia (1998-present)
  • Editorial Board Journal of Quaternary Science (1998-present)
  • Editorial Board Marine Micropaleontology (1994-present)
  • Editorial Board Quaternary Science Reviews (1989-1996)
  • Editorial Board Geographie Physique et Quaternaire (Montreal, 1977-1980)

Book Reviews

  • Cronin, T. M. 1978.  Review of “A Stratigraphical Index of British Ostracoda” by R. H. Bate and E. Robinson. Journal of Paleontologyv. 53: 1436-1438.
  • Cronin, T.M. 1981.  Review of "Paleoceanography," by T.J.M. Schopf, 1980, Harvard University Press, 341 p., Journal of Paleontology 55 (4):  913-915.
  • Cronin, T. M. 1997. Review of Evolution and Ecology: The Pace of Life, by K. D. Bennett. Endeavor 21(4): 175-176.
  • Cronin, T. M. 2000. Molluscan Paleontology of the Pliocene-Pleistocene Kap Kobenhavn Formation, North Greenland by L. A. Simonarson, K. Petersen and S. Funder.  Arctic and Alpine Research v. 32 (1): 109-110.
  • Cronin, T. M. 2008.  Ostracodology - Linking Bio- and Geosciences: Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Ostracoda, Berlin, 2005, Eos Trans. AGU, 89(17), 164, 10.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Geophysical Union
  • Geological Society of America
  • Paleontological Research Institute (Lifetime Member)
  • North American Micropaleontological Society
  • Estuarine Research Federation
  • American Meteorological Society

Advisory Panels and Committees (see 15)

  • OSTP Workgroup on Climate Societal Benefit Area for the Earth, Observing Assessment 2016, Paleoclimate information (2015-2016)
  • National Science Foundation Coring Needs Workshop (5/2015)
  • National Science Foundation C2P2 Panel Member (1/2014)
  • IPCC 5AR WG1 Chapter Lead Reviewer (2013)
  • IPCC 5AR WG2 chapter review (2013)
  • Advisor Leahy Center for Lake Champlain (1/2012)
  • Advisory Board for the Museum of The Earth, Ithaca, NY (2012)
  • USGS Global Change Science Strategy Planning Team (2010-2011) (Burkett, V. et al. 2011. USGS Open­File Report 2011–1033)
  • Selection Committee National Science Foundation, Antarctic Earth Sciences Program (2009)
  • Climate Change Science Program-SAP 3.4 draft report on abrupt climate change (review 2008)
  • Climate Change Science Program -SAP 4.1 draft report on coastal sensitivity to sea level rise (review 2008)
  • USGS Global Change Science Advisory Council
  • Member Mid-Atlantic Regional Climate Assessment (MARA) (2006-2007). 
  • Member Consortium for Regional Assessment (CARA)
  • Advisor The Maryland Science Center and Johns Hopkins University Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (2006)
  • PRISM (Pliocene Paleoclimatae Project) Steering Committee and Project Chief
  • Outstanding Researcher/Faculty status to USCIS (Visa for Alvarez-Zarikian)
  • USGS Biology Global Change Program Proposals (reviews 2003, 2008)
  • Committee on the Environment (“Our Changing Planet”) US Global Change Program
  • Committee, Geological Society of Washington Best Paper (1982)
  • International Geological Correlation Program Project 41 (Neogene Marine-Non-Marine Correlations, ~1982), Project 274 (Quaternary Coastal Evolution ~1990-92)

Grant and Manuscript Review (mostly last 10 years)


  • Integrated Ocean Drilling Program
  • German Polar Research (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)
  • Austrian Science Fund (Erwin Schroedinger-Fellowship)
  • Marsden Fund Council (Royal Society of New Zealand)
  • NSERC (Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada) CREATE Grant
  • National Science Foundation (Ocean Sciences, Marine Geology & Geophysics, Polar Programs, Earth System History, Geology and Paleontology, Atmospheric Sciences)
  • National Geographic Society (Committee for Exploration Research)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Connecticut, Louisiana Sea Grant Programs, Global Carbon Cycle Program)
  • New Zealand Antarctic Research Programme
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (AR5 WG1 lead chapter reviewer),
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change WG 2 (contributing reviewer)
  • Hudson River Foundation
  • Jeffries Memorial Trust
  • Coastal Institute
  • Smithsonian Scholarly Studies Program
  • Environment Australia
  • National Environment Research Council (NERC UK)
  • Environment Canada
  • American Chemical Society


  • Biogeosciences
  • Bolletino Societa Paleontologica Italiaina
  • Boreas
  • Bulletin of Marine Science
  • Climates of the Past
  • Ecology
  • Earth & Planetary Science Letters
  • Earth-Science Reviews
  • Estuaries
  • Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science
  • Facies
  • Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems
  • Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta
  • Geological Society of American, Bulletin
  • Geology
  • Geophysical Research Letters
  • Global Ecology and Biogeography
  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Historical Biology
  • Hydrobiologia
  • International Journal of Climatology
  • IPCC reports
  • Journal of Climate
  • Journal of Environmental Management
  • Journal of Geophysical Research
  • Journal of Paleolimnology
  • Journal of Paleontology
  • Limnology and Oceanography
  • Marine Geology
  • Marine Micropaleontology
  • Micropaleontology
  • Nature
  • Nature Geoscience
  • Nature Communications
  • Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
  • Paleobiology
  • Paleoceanography
  • Paleontological Society of Japan
  • Polar Research
  • Proceedings National Academy of Sciences
  • Quaternary International
  • Quaternary Research
  • Quaternary Science Reviews
  • Revue de Micropaléontologie
  • Revista de Micropaleontologie
  • Science
  • Sedimentary Geology
  • The Holocene
  • Zootaxa


Book proposals reviewed

  • A Billion Years of Climate Change, Columbia University Press
  • The Beach Book, Columbia University Press
  • Sea-level change, Columbia University Press
  • The Hockey Stick book proposal, Columbia University Press
  • Interpreting Pre-Quaternary Climate Records Columbia University Press
  • Quaternary Geology and the Climate System Elsevier
  • Kicking Carbon Columbia University Press
  • Sea Level Change Columbia University Press

Lectureships and Other Academic Service

Invited Seminars and Lectures:

University (Domestic)

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • CCNY
  • Cornell University (Keynote Speaker “Darwin Days)
  • Rutgers University (Marine Science)
  • Wesleyan University
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Southern California
  • Duke University
  • Princeton University
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Chicago (2)
  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of Maryland (College Park)
  • University of North Carolina
  • Penn State University
  • U.S. Museum of Natural History
  • Colgate University
  • Franklin and Marshall
  • College of William and Mary (2)
  • University of Virginia
  • NASA (Greenbelt, Lab for Hydrospheric Processes)
  • University of Delaware (2)
  • Louisiana State University
  • Barnard College
  • Old Dominion University (3, Distinguish Lecturer)
  • George Mason University
  • George Washington University
  • Chesapeake Bay Lab (CBL), University of Maryland, Solomons, Md.
  • Georgetown University
  • University Southern Illinois
  • Yale University
  • Center for Environmental Science (CES), University of Maryland, Horn Point
  • University of Maryland (Chesapeake Bay Lab) (2)
  • University of Vermont, Rubenstein School of Environment

University (International)

  • Queen Mary University London (2009, 2015)
  • Cardiff University Wales (2009)
  • University College Wales (1987, 1992)
  • Tokyo University (1991)
  • Kyoto University (1991)
  • Kanazawa University (1991)
  • Shizuoka University (1991)
  • Royal Holloway & Bedford New College (1987)
  • University of Montreal (1988)
  • University College London (1987)

Tenure, Promotion, Nomination, Thesis Committees/Letters

  • AGU Fellow Nominations (2016)
  • Emiliani Lecture Nomination, AGU (2016)
  • Professor Promotion Support Letter, Lafayette College (2016)
  • GSA Penrose Nomination Letter (2015)
  • Sabbatical Letter of Support State Univ. NY New Paltz (2015)
  • Invited recommendation University Texas Endowed Chair position (2015)
  • National Interest Waiver Support Letter for IODP Scientist (2014)
  • UT Pan American Faculty Tenure Committee (2014)
  • University of Tokyo faculty recommendation (2014)
  • AGU Fellow Nomination (2014)
  • Norwegian Center for Excellence Grant (2013)
  • AAAS Geology & Geography Section Member at Large (2011-2014)
  • Professor Promotion Tulane University (2009)
  • Bateman Post-doc, Yale University Recommendation Letter (2009)
  • Schuchert Award Nominee Recommendation (2008)
  • Old Dominion University Eminent Scholar Recommendation (2007)
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Promotion Committee (2006)
  • Queens University, New York Tenure Committee (2003)
  • Research Scientist Faculty: Yale University Recommendation (2005)
  • AAUW International Fellowship Letter (2003)
  • Paleontological Society Medal Nominee Recommendation (2002)
  • Southern Illinois University Promotion Promotion Recommendation (2002)
  • GSA Easterbrook Distinguished Scientist Award Letter (2002)
  • University Pais Vasco (Spain) Promotion Recommendation (1999)
  • University of Delaware Tenure Committee (1998)
  • Smithsonian Institution Promotion Recommendation (1996)
  • Louisiana State University Tenure Committee (1995)
  • Dalhousie University Promotion Recommendation (1994)
  • Institute of Alpine and Arctic Research Promotion Recommendation (1993)

Post-doc supervisor

  • USGS Mendenhall: John Rayburn 2005-2007 (now Faculty SUNY, New Paltz)
  • Japan Society Promotion of Science: Moriaki Yasuhara 2005-2007 (now Faculty Hong Kong University)

Student Theses
Ph.D. Committees

  • RPI (2016)
  • Hong Kong University (2016)
  • University at Svalbard, Norway (2015)
  • Brown University (2013)
  • University of Miami (2003)
  • University of Chicago (2003)
  • Louisiana State University (1998)
  • Harvard University (1991)

Ph. D. thesis advisor (informal):

  • University of Chicago (2002-2004)
  • Alfred Wegener Institute (2001)
  • University College, London (1998)
  • University College, Wales (1994)
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic/MIT (1990)

Masters Thesis Committees (formal)

  • University of Delaware (2013)
  • Penn State (2009, 2013)
  • Penn State (1999)
  • George Mason University (1998, 1999)
  • Ohio State University (1995)
  • Shizuoka University (1991, 2000)
  • University of North Carolina (1979)

Masters and Bachelors thesis advisor (informal)

  • College of William and Mary
  • Eckerd College (Florida)
  • University of Florida
  • Colgate
  • Virginia Tech
  • College of William and Mary (VIMS)
  • George Washington
  • Virginia
  • Delaware
  • Kanazawa (Japan)
  • Old Dominion
  • Wesleyan
  • Middlebury


  • Convenor
  • Co-organized Sea level workshop Woods Hole (8/2015)
  • Co-organized AGU Session “Cenozoic History and Climate of the Arctic Ocean” for December 2011 Annual Meeting
  • Co-convenor sea level session, Coastal and Estuaries Research Federation biennial meeting 11/2011 Daytona Beach, Florida
  • Invited Chapter in Progress in Deep Paleoclimate (Princeton University Press)
  • Climate Change in the Northeast: Preparing for the Future (USGS-DOI). (6/2008)
  • Co-convenor on the EGU session CL36 Marine and terrestrial paleoclimate records - recent advances in IODP and ICDP (2007)
  • Editor HOTRAX Arctic coring cruise volume (Global & Planetary Change, L. Polyak et al. main editors)
  • Co-convenor Session on “Glacial Lake Drainage and Abrupt Climate Change” AGU San Francisco 2005
  • Co-convenor Session on “Dynamic Processes governing Estuaries” AGU San Francisco 2002
  • Florida Bay Physical Sciences Group (advisory committee 2001-02)
  • USGS interagency mercury roundtable participant (2001)
  • MMS/VIMS/USGS Project Continental Shelf Sands.
  • Co-organizer: AGU Workshop on Ostracode biology, ecology, paleoecology and shell chemistry (1999)
  • Organizer: Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem: Human and Climate Impacts (AGU 1997)
  • Organizer: Workshop on Deep-sea Ostracoda (Reston 1993, publication # 44)
  • Co-Organizer: International Geological Congress Symposium, “Cenozoic Climate in the Pacific Region” (Kyoto 1993, editor Palaeo-3 volume 1994)
  • Organizer: USGS Paleoclimate and Ecosystems History Seminar series (Reston 1993-95)

Committees, Workgroups, Sponsorships, Panels

  • NSF Coring Needs Workshop Panel Member, report published 8/2015 “Science Driven Assessment of Needs for Marine Sediment Coring 2015-2025” 5-7/2015)
  • Integrated Ocean Drilling Proposal Workshop, Denmark (2011)
  • Presidential Committee Member, Sections 202d and 601 of Executive Order 13508 (EO) to assess impacts of climate on Chesapeake Bay and develop adaptation strategy (6/09)
  • American Geophysical Union Climate Science Experts for Media Q&A for Copenhagen Climate Summit (12/2009)
  • Calvert County Museum: Chesapeake Bay Sea-Level Rise. Advised P. Vogt on sea-level rise for production of museum animation exhibit (2006-2008)
  • Consortium Atlantic Regional (Climate) Assessment, Advisory/Steering Committee Member, Penn State (2003-2007)
  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Assessment (MARA) steering committee (1997-2003)
  • Chesapeake Bay Program Dissolved Oxygen criteria task force (2000-2004)
  • Member NSF Biocomplexity workshop on climate change and estuarine systems
  • National Science Foundation and Maryland Museum of Science Sponsored Public Forum on Antarctica (2/2003) Baltimore, Maryland Museum of Science
  • Member, editor, and co-author of Sediment Work Group USGS report on sediments (USGS Water Resources Study, Langland and Cronin eds. 2003)
  • NSF Antarctic Panel Review member (2003)
  • Sponsor summer interns from Puerto Rico, USGS Diversity Program (2000-2003)
  • Maryland Middle School tour of R/V Marion-Dufresne (6/2003)
  • Thornton Friends High School Career Day (2001, 2002)
  • Ad-Hoc Climate Change Workgroup, Chesapeake Bay Program (2001-2002)
  • Chesapeake Bay Sediment Workgroup (2001-2007, co-edited USGS WRIR-03-4123)
  • Chesapeake Bay Program Living Resources Subcommittee  (1996-1999)
  • Marymount University Career Day (1999)
  • Interagency Florida Bay Physical Sciences Team (2000-2001)
  • Geophysical information for Teachers Workshop (at AGU 1997)
  • Member: "Systematics 2000" Committee on Systematic Biology (1992-93)
  • Member: Paleontological Society Schuchert Award Committee (1986-88)
  • Task Force: DOI "Coastal Barriers" (1982-83)

Presentations to managers, partners, cooperators

  • OCEANA lecture at George Mason University on seismic airgun panel (10/2013)
  • Chesapeake Bay Program Modeling Committee, Annapolis, Lecture on Sea Level (2/2012)
  • Fort McNair Officers Club, American Legion Post 18, invited talk on climate change (6/2009)
  • South Florida Everglades Managers Workshop on Sea level and climate change (2/2008)
  • State Geologists Meeting (talk on climate impacts, 2007 GSA Durham, NH)
  • Chesapeake Bay Science & Technical Advisory Committee, Sediment (1/2007)
  • Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration (GEER) Conference (~every 2 years)
  • Sediment and the Chesapeake Bay Watershed (1/2002)
  • Tampa Bay Critical Estuaries Workshop (2001)
  • Invited speaker Pfiesteria, Harmful Algal Blooms and Human Health
  • South Florida Ecosystem Program Management Committee (PMC) (2000)
  • Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Potomac Section (2000)
  • USGS Chesapeake Bay Scientific Workshop (1999, 2001 St. Michaels, Md.)
  • Chesapeake Bay Science and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) (1998)
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (1998)
  • USGS Congressional Staff Chesapeake Bay Field Trip Co-Leader (Spoke to 2 busloads of staffers on a daylong excursion from Capital Hill to Chesapeake Bay, 1997)
  • Briefing staff of US Senator Bob Graham on South Florida ecosystems research (1997)
  • National Research Council:  Global Pliocene Warmth (Washington, 1994)

Media Coverage

  • NOAA Sea Grant Program, Climate Wire, National Geographic Society, Terry Jennings (freelance journalist) (2013-2015)
  • Profiled by science journalist (NYU, Katherine Foley, Nov 29-30, 2014)
  • Urbino USSP Documentary Film produced by ScienceMediaNL ( July 2013
  • Fincham interview for article in Chesapeake Quarterly (2013)
  • Greenwire and National Geographic (2013)
  • The Cornell Daily Sun interview (2/2012)
  • Asia Today, interview on climate change (2009)
  • Arctic Cruise: NY Times (A. Revkin), Science (R. Kerr) others (Fall 2004 & later)
  • Interview by Norfolk, Virginia newspaper about sea level and ice age (8/2005)
  • Interviewed by and quoted in Science, NY Times, AP, and NPR (“All things considered”) about new discovery in Science magazine (12/4-5/2003)
  • Associated Press article on long sediment coring and climate change in Chesapeake Bay for Marion-Dufresne cruise. Richmond Times, Hampton News, Washington Post, Delaware News Journal & others (6/10/2003)
  • Maryland Public Television:  Outdoors Maryland Feature: Chesapeake Bay and Climate Change (filmed in 2001, re-broadcast since)
  • National Public Radio/WAMU Metro Connection (1998) Chesapeake Bay Interview
  • Florida Sea Grant Profile “Increased salinity in Florida Bay – Nature or Man?” (1998) 
  • Interviewed by Chesapeake Bay Journal (late 1990s)
  • Baltimore Sun Raven’s Stadium Pleistocene sediments (10/4/1997)
  • New York Times article “Climate also seems to affect deep sea” by Stephens (2/17/1997)
  • BBC interview Deep-sea species diversity and climate (1997)
  • Fox 5 TV News– Interview, newscast during Chesapeake Bay coring cruise (1997)
  • Duke University Dialogue 1/12/96 “A better thermometer for past ice ages” by Monte Basgall
  • The Chronicle “Geologists create new hypothesis” (Duke University) (12/5/95)
  • New Scientist feature article “Global Warming: Back to the Future” by Jeff Hecht on PRISM Project (12/1/90)