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Publications

  • Moffitt, S., T. Hill, K. Ohkushi, J. Kennett and R. Behl. 2014. Vertical oxygen minimum zone oscillations since 20 ka in Santa Barbara Basin. Paleoceanography 29: 44-57.

  • Kaufman, D., K. Cooper, R. Behl, K. Billups, J. Bright, K. Gardner, P. Hearty, M. Jakobsson, I. Mendes and M. O'Leary. 2013. Amino acid racemization in mono-specific foraminifera from Quaternary deep-sea sediments. Quaternary Geochronology 16: 50-61.

  • Ohkushi, K., J. Kennett, C. Zeleski, S. Moffitt, T. Hill, C. Robert, L. Beaufort and R. Behl. 2013. Benthic foraminiferal record from Santa Barbara basin. .

  • White, S., T. Hill, J. Kennett, R. Behl and C. Nicholson. 2013. Millennial‐scale variability to 735 ka. Paleoceanography 28: 213-226.

  • Behl, R. 2011. Glacial demise and methane's rise. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 108: 5925-5926.

  • BEHL, R. 2011. Chert spheroids of the Monterey Formation, California (USA): early-diagenetic structures of bedded siliceous deposits. Sedimentology 58: 325-351.

  • Cheetham, D., S. Gonzáles, R. Behl, M. Coe, R. Diehl and H. Neff. 2009. Petrographic Analyses of Early Formative Olmec Carved Pottery. Mexicon 31: 69-72.

  • Hall, D. and R. Behl. 2006. Integrating economic analysis and the science of climate instability. Ecological Economics 57: 442-465.

  • Kennett, J., K. Cannariato, I. Hendy and R. Behl. 2000. Carbon Isotopic Evidence for Methane Hydrate Instability During Quaternary Interstadials. Science 288: 128-133.

  • Cannariato, K., J. Kennett and R. Behl. 1999. Biotic response to late Quaternary rapid climate switches in Santa Barbara Basin. Geology 27: 63-66.

  • Cannariato, K., J. Kennett and R. Behl. 1999. Benthic foraminiferal assemblage changes during interstadial 4 to 8 in ODP Site 146-893A, Santa Barbara Basin. .

  • Cannariato, K., J. Kennett and R. Behl. 1999. Biotic response to late Quaternary rapid climate switches in Santa Barbara Basin. Geology [H.W. Wilson - GS] 27: 63.

  • Behl, R. 1999. Since Bramlette (1946). Geological Society of America Special Papers 338: 301.

  • ERLANDSON, J., D. KENNETT, R. BEHL and I. HOUGH. 1997. Cico Chert Source on San Miguel Island, California. Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology 19: 124-130.

  • Kennett, J. and R. Behl. 1996. Brief interstadial events in the Santa Barbara basin, NE Pacific, during the past 60 kyr. Nature 379: 243-246.

  • Behl, R. 1992. Chertification in the Monterey Formation of California and deep- sea sediments of the west Pacific. .

  • BEHL, R. and A. MEIKE. 1990. CRYPTOCRYSTALLINE RELATIONSHIPS OF SILICA PHASES IN CHERT. Particulate Science and Technology 8: 111-122.

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Educational Background

  • 1992 – PhD, University of California, Santa Cruz (Earth Science)

  • 1978 – BA, University of California, San Diego (Chemistry & Earth Science)

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Positions & Honors

  • 2014 – Faculty Award for Excellence (Pretty Darn Good Professor Award), CSULB College of Natural Science and Mathematics

  • 2013 – Honorary Lifetime Membership, Society for Sedimentary Geology, Pacific Section

  • 2012 – Fellow, Geological Society of America

  • 2010 – Distinguished Educator Award, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Pacific Section

  • 2007 – Invited Instructor, Austral Summer Institute, Chile, UNESCO

  • 2004-present – Professor, Geological Sciences, California State University, Long Beach

  • 2004 – Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award, California State University, Long Beach

  • 2003-2004 – Distinguished Lecturer, American Association of Petroleum Geologists

  • 1999-2004 – Associate Professor, Geological Sciences, California State University, Long Beach

  • 1995-1999 – Assistant Professor, Geological Sciences, California State University, Long Beach

  • 1992-1995 – Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Marine Science Institute, UC Santa Barbara

  • 1990 – Excellence of Oral Presentation Award, Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM)

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