University of Missouri-Columbia
2009-2010 Distinguished Lecturer
Inoceramid Bivalves, Benthic Ecology, and Sources of Intermediate Waters

Late Cretaceous sediments in the North Atlantic show a perplexing paradox: inoceramid bivalves deposited within finely lamented black shales.

Did these bivalves survive under anaerobic conditions, as the record suggests? Dr. MacLeod will unravel the mystery.

Dr. MacLeod’s research relies on samples from the ocean drilling programs.

He has sailed on Ocean Drilling Program Legs 171B, 192, and 207 and has served on the program’s Scientific Measurements Panel and the Curatorial Advisory Board.


January 29, 2010 – University of Houston
February 11, 2010 – Duke University Marine Lab
February 15, 2010 – Rhodes College
January 26, 2010 – San Francisco State University
January 27, 2010 – University of California Riverside
April 2, 2010 – University of New Mexico
February 13, 2010 – Virginia Living Museum