Bruce Corliss

Bruce Corliss

Professor Emeritus

Research Interests include: Coastal Environmental Change; Development of Environmental Proxies for Coastal Environments; Ecology, Functional Morphology and Geochemistry of Deep-sea Benthic Foraminifera; Cenozoic Paleoceanography; Deep-Sea Benthic Ecology

In The News


Corliss, BH, Brown, CW, Sun, X, and Showers, WJ. "Deep-sea benthic diversity linked to seasonality of pelagic productivity." Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers 56, no. 5 (May 1, 2009): 835-841.
Healey, SL, Thunell, RC, and Corliss, BH. "The Mg/Ca-temperature relationship of benthic foraminiferal calcite: New core-top calibrations in the < 4 °C temperature range." Earth and Planetary Science Letters 272, no. 3-4 (August 15, 2008): 523-530.
Cohen, AL, Gaetani, GA, Lundälv, T, Corliss, BH, and George, RY. "Compositional variability in a cold-water scleractinian, Lophelia pertusa: New insights into "vital effects"." Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 7, no. 12 (December 1, 2006).
Corliss, BH, Sun, X, Brown, CW, and Showers, WJ. "Influence of seasonal primary productivity on δ13C of North Atlantic deep-sea benthic foraminifera." Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers 53, no. 4 (April 1, 2006): 740-746.

Recent Grants


ENVIRON 899: Master's Project (ENVIRON 899: Master's Project)

area(s) of expertise


Contact Information

10 Park Place
Durham, NC 27712
Box 90230
Durham, NC 27708-0230


Ph.D., University Rhode Island (1978)
M.S., University Rhode Island (1973)
B.A., University Rhode Island (1971)