Christina Riesselman

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Christina Riesselman
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Christina Riesselman in Moubray Bay
NationalityUnited States
Alma materBSc University Nebraska-Lincoln
PhD Stanford University
AwardsL’Oréal-UNESCO Fellowship For Women in Science (2015)
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Otago
WebsiteRiesselman at University of Otago

Christina Riesselman is an American paleoceanographer whose research focus is on Southern Ocean response to changing climate.[1][2][3]

Early life and education

After completing her bachelor's degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Geology and English in 2001, Riesselman spent time at the Joint Oceanographic Institution in Washington DC, then moved to Stanford for her PhD which was completed in 2011.[1]


Following postdoctoral work as a Research Scientist with the US Geological Survey, she moved to the University of Otago, New Zealand in 2013.[4]

Riesselman uses diatom micropaleontology and stable isotope geochemistry in marine sediments to examine the evolution of the Antarctic cryosphere through the Cenozoic.[5][6] She also participates in collaborative investigations into the modern controls on phytoplankton community structure.[7]

Awards and honors

Riesselman won the inaugural L’Oréal-UNESCO Fellowship for Women in Science New Zealand in 2015.[4][8][9]


  1. ^ a b "Christina Riesselman". NZ Ministry for Women. Retrieved 2016-06-05.
  2. ^ "Dr Christina Riesselman, geologist". University of Otago. 2015. Retrieved 2016-06-06.
  3. ^ Crew, Bec. "Here are four of the most exciting women in science right now". ScienceAlert. Retrieved 2016-06-06.
  4. ^ a b "'Complicated path' to women in science grant". Otago Daily Times Online News. 2015. Retrieved 2016-06-05.
  5. ^ "Christina Riesselman Explains Her work". 2007. Retrieved 2016-06-06.
  6. ^ R., Riesselman, Christina; B., Dunbar, Robert (2012-01-01). "Diatom Evidence for the Onset of Pliocene Cooling from AND-1B, McMurdo Sound, Antarctica". Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  7. ^ "2015 For Women In Science Fellow: Dr Christina Riesselman". Vimeo. Retrieved 2016-06-06.
  8. ^ "Kiwi geologist Dr Christina Riesselman wins $25,000 fellowship". New Zealand Herald. 2015-09-08. ISSN 1170-0777. Retrieved 2016-06-05.
  9. ^ "Dr Christina Riesselman awarded Women in Science fellowship". 2015-09-09. Retrieved 2016-06-05.

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