Antun Husinec

James H. Chapin Professor of Geology and Mineralogy
Specialty Carbonate Sedimentology, Sequence- and Chemostratigraphy; Paleoclimate

Post-doc in Geology, Virginia Tech, USA

Ph.D. in Geology, University of Zagreb, Croatia

M.Sc. in Geology, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Antun Anticosti

A central emphasis in my research plan is directed at the use of sedimentary record coupled with the integration of stratigraphic analysis, modeling, isotopic approaches, and spectral analysis to track the evolution of climates and oceans. The present “icehouse” world cannot tell us how the Earth would function under “greenhouse” conditions. Also, a significant part of earth history previously considered ice-free was neither true greenhouse nor icehouse, but in-between (transitional), with some polar ice but not large ice sheets. The stacking patterns of sediments on Phanerozoic carbonate platforms record a 540 m.y. history of climate-induced sea-level changes, capable of resolving the distinctive signatures of greenhouse, transitional, and icehouse conditions. They also provide a window into how modern tropical platforms might respond to global warming and cooling.

My particular expertise is in sedimentology/stratigraphy. Skills include core description, outcrop logging, thin-section petrographic and cathodoluminescence (CL) analysis, high-resolution sequence and seismic stratigraphy of carbonate and mixed carbonate-evaporite systems, diagenesis, pore type analysis, log evaluation and correlation. Current research projects include Mesozoic Periadriatic platform carbonates (Croatia), Lower Paleozoic mixed carbonate-evaporite succession of the Williston Basin (USA); Permian-Triassic deposits (Persian Gulf); and modern carbonate environments of the Caribbean Region (Bahamas, Jamaica, Honduras).



Recent Publications

Husinec, A., Read, J.F., Prtoljan, B., 2022, Middle and Late Jurassic record of sea-level, sequence development, and carbon-isotope fluctuations, Tethyan Adriatic Carbonate Platform, Croatia. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 599, #111030 (25 pp.), DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2022.111030

Husinec, A., Leslie, A.S., 2022, Continuous record of Upper Ordovician (Katian) to lower Silurian (Telychian) global δ13C excursions in the Williston Basin. Terra Nova, v. 34, p. 314-322, DOI: 10.1111/ter.12593

Ghasemi, M., Kakemem, U., Husinec, A., 2022, Automated approach to reservoir zonation: a case study from the Upper Permian Dalan (Khuff) carbonate ramp, Persian Gulf. Journal of  Natural Gas Research and Engineering, v. 97, #104332 (13 pp.), DOI:10.1016/j.jngse.2021.104332

Husinec, A., Read, J.F., 2022, Assessing Milankovitch forcing in disconformity-prone cyclic shallow-water carbonates, Upper Jurassic (Kimmeridgian), Adriatic Platform, Croatia. Sedimentology, v. 69, 1789-1815, DOI: 10.1111/sed.12973

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