Pierre Zippi

Adjunct Faculty Research Professor








Ph.D., Toronto
  • Palynology
  • Biostratigraphy
  • Databases and computer applications

Related link www.biostratigraphy.com

Research Statement

Pierre Zippi's research interests are Paleozoic to Recent biostratigraphy, and paleoenvironmental and paleoclimatic reconstruction using palynology and micropaleontology in statistical transfer functions.

Selected Publications

 Van Kooten, G. K., Richter, M.  and Zippi, P. A., 2011. Alaska's Interior Rift Basins: New Frontier for Discovery. Oil & Gas Journal, v. 110.1a: 48-57.

Fiorillo, A., McCarthy, P., Flaig, P., Brandlen, E., Norton, D., Zippi, P., Jacobs, L. and Gangloff, R., 2010. Paleontology and Paleoenvironmental Interpretation of the Kikak-Tegoseak Quarry (Prince Creek Formation: Late Cretaceous), Northern Alaska: A Multi-Disciplinary Study of a High-Latitude Ceratopsian Dinosaur Bonebed, in M.Ryan, B. Chinnery-Allgeier, and D. Eberth, eds. New Perspectives on Horned Dinosaurs, The Royal Tyrrell Museum Ceratopsian Symposium, Indiana University Press, 608p

Wagner, J. B., Zippi, P. A., Brooks, L. L., Sheffield, T. D., Dablain, M. A., and K. M. Stevens, 2003, Integrated analysis of the Upper Jurassic Bossier deltaic complex, East Texas, in H. H. Roberts, N. C. Rosen, R. H. Fillon, and J. B. Anderson eds; Shelf Margin Deltas and Linked Down Slope Petroleum Systems: Global Significance and Future Exploration Potential: 23rd Annual GCSSEPM Research Conference, Houston, Texas, p. 619-638

Blanc, E., Zippi P., Davies C., Allen M., Stickley C., Bidgood M., Gregory F., Richards K., et al. 2003. Biostratigraphic Calibration of the Cenozoic of West Schmidt and Aleksandrovsk Coastal Sections (North Sakhalin, Russia): Geological Implications. CASP Sakhalin BS 10

Zippi, P.A., 2001, Palynology of Tertiary Holitna Outcrops, McGrath and Talkeetna Quadrangles:  Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Preliminary Interpretive Report 2001-4, 20 pp

Zippi, P.A., 1998. Freshwater algae from the Mattagami Formation (Albian), Ontario: Paleoecology, botanical affinities and systematic taxonomy. Micropaleontology, 44, Special supplement no. 1: 1-78

McGregor et al., 1996. Chapter 32. Economic applications of palynology: examples; in: Jansonius, J. and McGregor, D.C. (eds.), Palynology: principles and applications; American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists Foundation, Vol. 3: 1277-1286

Landis, C.R., McGowen, J.H., Morris, W.R. and Zippi, P.A., 1995. Variation in Hydrocarbon Potential of Late Cretaceous Fruitland and Pictured Cliffs coals and coaly facies, San Juan Basin, NM. Geochemistry of non-marine source rocks and petroleum. 1995 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies: Pacifichem'95

McMahan, J.D., Dale, R.J. and Zippi, P.A., 1995. Analysis of an early historic Russian burial from the Aleutians: A glimpse into the past of the Unalaska settlement. Alaska Anthropological Association 22nd Annual Meeting, 23-23 March 1995, Anchorage, AK

Zippi, P.A., 1992. Dinoflagellate cyst stratigraphy and climate fluctuations in the eastern North Atlantic during the last 150,000 years. In M. Head and J. Wrenn (editors), Neogene and Quaternary Dinoflagellate Cysts and Acritarchs: American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists Foundation, pp. 55-68

Zippi, P.A., Yung, K., McAndrews, J., Stokes, P. and Norris, G., 1991. Extraction of zygnematacean zygospores from lake sediments and their potential as paleo-indicators of lake acidification. R. A. C. Project No. 464G. Environmental Research, 47 pages, Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Toronto, Ontario (ISBN 0-7729-8587-1)

Zippi, P.A., 1991. SEM-LM mounting and specimen location technique for same specimen study of palynological strew mounts. Micropaleontology, 37 (4): 407-413

Zippi, P. and Bajc, A.F., 1990. Recognition of a Cretaceous outlier in northwestern Ontario. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 27: 306-311 (incl. taxonomic note by P. Zippi)

Zippi, P., Yung, K., McAndrews, J., Stokes, P. and Norris, G. 1990. An investigation of the potential of zygnematacean zygospores, Peridinium, and Pediastrum as paleo-indicators of recent lake acidification. Environmental Research, Technology Transfer Conference, Proceedings, Volume 1: 393-396

Zippi, P., 1986. Vibration sieving. American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists Newsletter Technical Section, vol. 19 (1): 9.

Pierre Zippi