Marius (Dan) Georgescu

Senior Instructor

Department of Geoscience

PhD

Faculty of Biology, Geology and Geography, University of Bucharest, 1994

Contact information

Phone

Office: 403.210.7759

Location

Office : ES112

Courses

  • GLGY 209 - Introduction To Geology
  • GLGY 307 - Geological History Of Life
  • GLGY 202 - Applications of Geoscience
  • GLGY 209 - Introduction To Geology

Research and teaching

Research interests

  • Cretaceous planktic foraminifera: taxonomy, evolution, biostratigraphy
  • Late Cretaceous benthic foraminifera: taxonomy, evolution
  • Study of the old foraminiferal collections: C.G. Ehrenberg Collection (Naturkundemuseum, Berlin), Alcide d’Orbigny Collection (Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris), Jacob Whitman Bailey Collection (Farlow Herbarium, Harvard University)
  • Deep Sea Drilling Project/Ocean Drilling Program sites of major interest: DSDP Site 305 (Shatsky Rise, Central Pacific Ocean), DSDP Site 463 (Mid-Pacific Mountains, Central Pacific Ocean), ODP Hole 761B (Wombat Plateau, East Indian Ocean), ODP Holes 762C and 763B (Exmouth Plateau, East Indian Ocean), DSDP Site 370 (offshore Morocco, North Atlantic Ocean), DSDP Site 398 (offshore Spain, North Atlantic Ocean), DSDP 95 (Yucatan Shelf, Gulf of Mexico), DSDP Hole 111A (Orphan Knoll, North Atlantic Ocean), etc.
  • Jurassic and Cretaceous benthic foraminifera of Western and Arctic Canada

Publications

Textbooks

  • Georgescu, M.D., 2020. A Monographic Study and Atlas of Late Cretaceous Planktic Foraminifera, Part I Globotruncanids. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, 168 p.
  • Georgescu, M.D., 2011. Introductive Geology - A Manual for Non-Major Students. 1st edition. Kendall Hunt Publ., 230 p.
  • Georgescu, M.D., 2012. Introductive Geology - A Manual for Non-Major Students. 2nd edition. Kendall Hunt Publ., 196 p.
  • Georgescu, M.D., Henderson, C.M., 2013. Geological History of Life, 1stedition. Kendall Hunt Publ., 163 p. 
  • Georgescu, M.D., 2017. Introductive Geology - A Manual for Non-Major Students. 3rd edition. Kendall Hunt Publ., 181 p.
  • Georgescu, M.D., 2017. Fossils and Life Evolution. 1st edition. Kendall Hunt Publ., 215 p.
  • Georgescu, M.D., 2018. Microfossils through Time: An Introduction. First Steps in Micropaleontology. 1st edition. Schweizerbart Science Publishers, 400 p.

 

Books and Edited Books

  • 2013. Foraminifera: Aspects of Classification, Stratigraphy, Ecology and Evolution. Nova Science Publishers, New York, 326 p. (editor)
  • 2014. Evolutionary Classification and English-Based Nomenclature in Cretaceous Planktic Foraminifera. Nova Science Publishers, New York, 248 p. (co-edited with Dr. C.M. Henderson)
  • 2015 Handbook of Late Cretaceous Planktic Foraminifera (Practical Classification, Biostratigraphy). Nova Science Publishers, New York, 331 p. (author)
  • 2020. A Monographic Study and Atlas of Late Cretaceous Planktic Foraminifera, Part I Globotruncanids. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, 168 p.

 

Recent Selected Publications

  • GEORGESCU, M.D., 2013a. Revised evolutionary systematics of the Cretaceous planktic foraminifera described by C.G. Ehrenberg. Micropaleontology, 59: 1-49.
  • GEORGESCU, M.D., 2013b. New advances in understanding the heterohelicid planktic foraminifer early evolution. Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai, Geologia, 58: 19-28. 
  • GEORGESCU, M.D., 2013c. Cretaceous planktic foraminifera from the Jacob Whitman Bailey Collection (Farlow Herbarium, Harvard University). In: Foraminifera. Aspects of Classification, Stratigraphy, Ecology and Evolution (Georgescu, M.D., Ed.). New York: Nova Science Publishers, 101-118.
  • GEORGESCU, M.D., SAWYER, M.S., HEIKKINEN, C.J., BURKE, R.M., 2013. New and revised Cretaceous (Albian-Campanian) planktic foraminifera of the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. In: Foraminifera. Aspects of Classification, Stratigraphy, Ecology and Evolution (Georgescu, M.D., Ed.). New York: Nova Science Publishers, 59-100.
  • GEORGESCU, M.D., BRAUN, W.K., 2013. Volgian Foraminifera and Biostratigraphy of the Husky Formation, Arctic Slope Region of Northwestern Canada. In: Foraminifera. Aspects of Classification, Stratigraphy, Ecology and Evolution (Georgescu, M.D., Ed.). New York: Nova Science Publishers, 22-58.
  • GEORGESCU, M.D., SAWYER, M.S., 2013. Evolutionary Classification of the Globotruncanellid and Abathomphalid Planktic Foraminifera (Late Cretaceous, Late Campanian-Maastrichtian). In: Foraminifera. Aspects of Classification, Stratigraphy, Ecology and Evolution (Georgescu, M.D., Ed.). New York: Nova Science Publishers, 119-162.
  • GEORGESCU, M.D., BURKE, R.M., HEIKKINEN, C.J., 2014. New Data and Insights on the Polyphyletic Origin of the Cretaceous Planktic Foraminifera. In: Evolutionary Classification and English-Based Nomenclature in Cretaceous Planktic Foraminifera (Georgescu, M.D., Henderson, C.M., Eds). New York: Nova Science Publishers, 3-26.
  • GEORGESCU, M.D., 2014a. Reinstatement of the Cretaceous Planktic Foraminifer Bronnimannella Montanaro Gallitelli 1956 As Directional Lineage in Evolutionary Classification. In: Evolutionary Classification and English-Based Nomenclature in Cretaceous Planktic Foraminifera (Georgescu, M.D., Henderson, C.M., Eds). New York: Nova Science Publishers, 27-38.
  • GEORGESCU, M.D., 2014b. New Late Cretaceous (Santonian-Maastrichtian) Heterohelicid Planktic Foraminifera from the Pacific and Indian Oceans and Their Biostratigraphic and Evolutionary Significance. In: Evolutionary Classification and English-Based Nomenclature in Cretaceous Planktic Foraminifera (Georgescu, M.D., Henderson, C.M., Eds). New York: Nova Science Publishers, 39-72.
  • GEORGESCU, M.D., 2014c. Taxonomic Revision of Planoglobulina Cushman 1927 As Directional Lineage in Evolutionary Classification. In: Evolutionary Classification and English-Based Nomenclature in Cretaceous Planktic Foraminifera (Georgescu, M.D., Henderson, C.M., Eds). York: Nova Science Publishers, 73-92.
  • GEORGESCU, M.D., 2014d. Evolution of Central Perforate Plate in the New Condensed Lineage Eicheriella. In: Evolutionary Classification and English-Based Nomenclature in Cretaceous Planktic Foraminifera (Georgescu, M.D., Henderson, C.M., Eds). York: Nova Science Publishers, 93-100.
  • GEORGESCU, M.D., 2014e. Evolution and Evolutionary Classification of the Late Campanian-Maastrichtian Planktic Foraminifera that Evolved Multiplane Chamber Proliferation. In: Evolutionary Classification and English-Based Nomenclature in Cretaceous Planktic Foraminifera (Georgescu, M.D., Henderson, C.M., Eds). New York: Nova Science Publishers, 101-126.
  • GEORGESCU, M.D., 2014f. Evolutionary Classification and Nomenclature of the Cretaceous Planktic Foraminifera with the Chambers Alternately Added with Respect to the Test Growth Axis. In: Evolutionary Classification and English-Based Nomenclature in Cretaceous Planktic Foraminifera (Georgescu, M.D., Henderson, C.M., Eds). New York: Nova Science Publishers, 129-248.
  • GEORGESCU, M.D., 2017. Upper Cretaceous planktonic foraminiferal biostratigraphy. Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai, Geologia, 61: 5-20.
  • Georgescu, M.D., 2018. Hedbergella yezoana is a valid species name: Comments on the case 3620 and decision (opinion 2362) by the International Commission of Zoological Nomenclature. Carnets de Geologie, 18: 1-7.