Lizette Leon-Rodriguez

Research Interests 

  • Cretaceous and Cenozoic planktonic foraminifera biostratigraphy and the application of benthic foraminifers as indicators of paleoenvironments
  • Combination of geochemical (13Cbulk, 18Obulk, and carbonate content) and micropaleontological tools (preferential dissolution of planktonic foraminifers) in order to estimate short-term CCD fluctuations in the Equatorial Pacific Ocean before, during, and after four hyperthermal events of the Early Eocene.
  • Benthic foraminifers as paleobathymetric indicators. Evaluation of the Pleistocene uplift occurred in sedimentary deposits in the Burica Peninsula (Panama and Costa Rica) as a result of the Cocos Ridge subduction beneath the Central American Arc.
  • Planktonic foraminifera biostratigraphy of mid to upper Albian sedimentary rocks in the Upper Magdalena Valley Basin, Colombia

Contact Information

Lizette Leon-Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Stratigraphy/Biostratigraphy at Upstream Business Development
22777 Springwoods Village Parkway
Spring, TX  77389

lizette.leon-rodriguez@exxonmobil.com