Paleobiology and Global Change in Open Ocean Ecosystems


I am broadly interested in the evolution and ecology of open ocean ecosystems and species over long-time scales, as these are the scales on which species evolve and go extinct and ecosystems collapse and recover.

Planktonic foraminifera, tiny protists with a calcareous test, play a central role in my research because they are abundant and widespread in modern and ancient seas.  This is important as most inhabitants of the open ocean have virtually no fossil record.

My research focus is split between understanding modern planktonic foraminifera and their relationship to other open ocean zooplankton and understanding the evolution and ecology of oceanic species and ecosystems in the fossil record.


Pincelli M. Hull