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Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Earth, Air, & Water


David Watkins


Professor and Chair of Geosciences


Ph.D., 1984, Florida State


Micropaleontology, Biostratigraphy, Marine geology, Petroleum geology, Stratigraphy


Contact Information


330 Bessey Hall
402-472-2177
dwatkins1@unl.edu

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Selected Publications



  • Browning, E. L., and D. K. Watkins, 2008, Elevated primary productivity of calcareous nannoplankton associated with ocean anoxic event 1b during the Aptian/Albian transition (Early Cretaceous), Paleoceanography, 23, PA2213, doi:10.1029/2007PA001413.

  • Watkins, D.K., 2007, Quantitative analysis of the calcareous nannofossil assemblages from CIROS-1, Victoria Land Basin, Antarctica, Journal of Nannoplankton Research, 29, 130-137.

  • Weber, R.D., and D.K. Watkins, 2007, Evidence from the Crow Creek Member (Pierre Shale) for an impact-induced resuspension event in the Late Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway, Geology, 35, 1119-1122.

  • Watkins, David K., and J.M. Self-Trail, 2005, Calcareous nannofossil evidence for the existence of the Gulf Stream during the late Maastrichtian, Paleoceanography, 20, 9 p., doi:10.1029/2004PA001121.

  • Watkins, D.K., M.J. Cooper, and P.A. Wilson, 2005, Calcareous Nannoplankton Response to late Albian Oceanic Anoxic Event 1d in the Western North Atlantic, Paleoceanography, 20, 14 p., doi:10.1029/2004PA001097.

  • Holmes, M.A., D.K. Watkins, and R.D. Norris, 2004, Paleocene cyclic sedimentation in the western North Atlantic, ODP Site 1051, Marine Geology, 209, 31-43.

  • Watkins, D.K., and J.A. Bergen, 2003, Late Albian adaptive radiation in the calcareous nannofossil genus Eiffellithus, Micropaleontology, 49, 231-252.

  • Watkins, D.K., S.W. Wise, Jr., and G. Villa, 2001, Calcareous nannofossils from Cape Roberts 3, Terra Antartica, 8, 339-346.

  • Watkins, D.K., and G. Villa, 2000, Palaeogene calcareous nannofossils from CRP2/2A, Victoria Land Basin, Antarctica, Terra Antartica, 7, 443-453.