Dr. Anton Oleinik


Dr. Anton Oleinik  

Associate  Professor
Department of Geosciences

E-mail: aoleinik@fau.edu

Phone: 561-297-3297
Office: SE 464
Paleontology and Stratigraphy Lab

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Ph.D. in Geology (Purdue University) 1998 
MS in Geology (Moscow State University) 1986
BS in Paleontology 1985

Research Interests: Paleontology, Stratigraphy, Cenozoic Mollusks


Research centers on critical intervals in the Cenozoic history, such as the Eocene-Oligocene transition from the Greenhouse to the Icehouse world, Middle Miocene Climatic Optimum, and the first opening of the Bering Strait. These changes produced a series of profound changes in the high-latitude biota, including pulses of diversification and extinction

Current research is primarily focused on the biodiversity, paleogeography, and isotopic record of paleoclimates in the poorly studied areas of the northern Pacific
(Alaska and Kamchatka).


Sedimentation and Stratigraphy
Coastal and Marine Science
Environmental Issues in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Global Environmental Change
Geology Field Camp

Recent Publications

Barinov, K. B., Oleinik, A. E., Marincovich, L. Jr., 2005. New occurrences of Fortipecten hallae (Dall, 1921)(Mollusca, Bivalvia) in the Pliocene of the North Pacific. Paleogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 223: 162-171.

Stilwell, J. D., Zinsmeister, W. J., and Oleinik, A. E., 2004 Early Paleocene mollusks of Antarctica: systematics, paleoecology and paleobiogeographic significance. Bulletins of American Paleontology 367, 89 p.

Scarabino, F., Martinez, S., del Rio, C., Oleinik, A.E., Camacho, H, and W. Zinsmeister. Two new species of Adelomelon Dall, 1906 (Gastropoda, Volutidae) from the Tertiary of Patagonia (Argentina). Journal of Paleontology 78(5): 914-919.

Oleinik, A. E., Marincovich, L. Jr., 2003. Biotic Response to the Eocene-Oligocene transition: gastropod assemblages in the high-latitude North Pacific. In: Prothero, D., Ivany, L., and Nesbitt, E. (eds.) From Greenhouse to Icehouse: the marine Eocene-Oligocene transition. Columbia University Press, p.36-56.

Gladenkov, A. Yu, Oleinik, A. E., Marincovich, L. Jr., and K. B. Barinov, 2002. A refined age for the earliest opening of Bering Strait., Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 183: 321 – 328.

Marincovich, L. Jr., Barinov, K.B., and A. E. Oleinik., 2002. The Astarte (Bivalvia: Astartidae) that document the earliest opening of Bering Strait., Journal of Paleontology 76(2): 239-245.

Yu. I. Kantor, P. Bouchet, and A. E. Oleinik, 2001. A revision of the Recent species of Exilia, formerly Benthovoluta (Gastropoda, Turbinellidae), Ruthenica 11(2): 81-136.

Oleinik, A. E., 2001. Eocene gastropods of western Kamchatka – implications for high latitude North Pacific biostratigraphy and biogeography. Paleogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 166(2001): 121 – 140.



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