Stratigrapher – Micropalaeontologist
United States of America
Francisca joined PetroStrat in February 2014, after completing PhD research at the University of Algarve (Portugal). Her Ph.D. study was supported by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology and focussed on Late Pleistocene marine sequences from the Gulf of Cadiz Margin (SW Iberia), namely its sedimentary and micropalaeontological (benthonic foraminifera) record, and palaeoenvironmental reconstruction. A part of this work had already been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Previously, after attaining her degree in Applied and Environmental Geology from the University of Lisbon, she worked on marine sequences from the NW Iberian Margin for a European funded project. Since joining PetroStrat, she has been focussing on the North Sea Tertiary, Cretaceous and Late Jurassic biostratigraphy and palaeoenvironments of the Norwegian, Danish and UK sectors. She has also worked on the Plio-Quaternary micropalaeontology of Trinidad, on Tertiary sequences of the Gulf of Mexico, Colombia and South China Sea (Vietnam), and on the Palaeogene-Cretaceous of East Africa (Tanzania).
sedimentary and micropalaeontological (benthonic foraminifera) and palaeoenvironmental reconstruction.