• Wright, James D.
  • Position: Professor, Department Chair
  • Phone: (848) 445-3445
  • Office: 233G Wright Geological Laboratory


  • Ph.D., M.Phil., Columbia University
  • M.S., University of South Carolina
  • B.S., Louisiana Tech University
  • B.S., Ouachita Baptist University


  • Undergraduate: Planet Earth (01:460:100), Major Events in Earth History (01:460:480)
  • Graduate:  Paleoceanography, Stable Isotopes in the Environment, Marine Geology

Research Interests

  • My research interest is understanding how past ocean circulation changes influenced climates over a variety of time scales.  Working with pre-Pleistocene sediments, I have reconstructed the deep-water circulation patterns in the North Atlantic for the past 25 million years.   Changes in North Atlantic deep circulation correlate with major climate changes that occurred during this time interval.  For example, decreases or shutdowns in the North Atlantic deep water source over the past 15 million years coincided with the initiation of small northern hemisphere ice sheets during the middle Miocene and their growth into the large ice sheets during the late Pliocene.  The cyclic behavior of these ice sheets has dominated global climate over the past 3 million years.  While the cold climates correspond to a weakened conveyor circulation, the warm climates of the early Pliocene occurred when the conveyor circulation was more vigorous than today.

    I am also working on late Pleistocene and Holocene projects.   One of the outstanding problems in millennial-scale variability in the North Atlantic over the past 80 thousand years is an accurate depiction of the surface salinity variations.  These should have a profound effect on the surface and deep water circulation patterns in the North Atlantic and heat budgets for the northern hemisphere.  Taking advantage of the different life cycles in multiple species of planktonic foraminifera , it appears that the interspecificss δ18O relationships reflect surface water salinity changes.  I am also working on reconstructing the marine climates along northwestern Peru.  Other workers have shown that there were profound changes in the marine fauna and flora as well as an evolution from grasslands to desert environments on land.  The stable isotope records from foraminifera, mollusks and organic matter should help to reconstruct differences in the mean annual and seasonality along coastal Peru.

My primary research tool is the analysis of stable oxygen and carbon isotopes in marine organisms, which record the history of sea surface temperature variations, ice volume changes, and reorganization of surface and deep-water circulation patterns.  In the spring of 1999, we installed a Micromass Optima mass spectrometer with a Multiprep device for the automated analysis of δ18O and δ13C values in carbonate samples and δ18O values in water samples.


108. Liutkus-Pierce, C. M., Takashita-Bynum, K. K., Beane, L. A., Edwards, C. T., Burns, O. E., Mana, S., Hemming, S., Grossman, A., Wright, J. D., and Kirera, F. M., 2019, Reconstruction of the Early Miocene Critical Zone at Loperot, Southwestern Turkana, Kenya: Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, v. 7, p. 44.

107. Fung, M., Schaller, M., Hoff, C., Katz, M., and Wright, J., 2019, Widespread and intense wildfires at the Paleocene-Eocene boundary: GEOCHEMICAL PERSPECTIVES LETTERS, v. 10, p. 1-6.

106. Swart, P. K., Blättler, C. L., Nakakuni, M., Mackenzie, G. J., Betzler, C., Eberli, G. P., Reolid, J., Alonso-García, M., Slagle, A. L., and Wright, J. D., 2019, Cyclic anoxia and organic rich carbonate sediments within a drowned carbonate platform linked to Antarctic ice volume changes: Late Oligocene-early Miocene Maldives: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 521, p. 1-13.

105. Beck, C. C., Feibel, C. S., Wright, J. D., and Mortlock, R. A., 2019, Onset of the African Humid Period by 13.9 kyr BP at Kabua Gorge, Turkana Basin, Kenya: The Holocene, p. 0959683619831415.

104. Lanci, L., Zanella, E., Jovane, L., Galeotti, S., Alonso-García, M., Alvarez-Zarikian, C. A., Bejugam, N. N., Betzler, C., Bialik, O. M., and Blättler, C. L., 2019, Magnetic properties of early Pliocene sediments from IODP Site U1467 (Maldives platform) reveal changes in the monsoon system: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 533, p. 109283.

103. Betzler, C., Eberli, G. P., Lüdmann, T., Reolid, J., Kroon, D., Reijmer, J., Swart, P. K., Wright, J., Young, J., and Alvarez-Zarikian, C., 2018, Refinement of Miocene sea level and monsoon events from the sedimentary archive of the Maldives (Indian Ocean): Progress in Earth and Planetary Science, v. 5, no. 1, p. 5.

102. Lüdmann, T., Betzler, C., Eberli, G. P., Reolid, J., Reijmer, J. J., Sloss, C. R., Bialik, O. M., Alvarez-Zarikian, C. A., Alonso-García, M., and Blättler, C. L., 2018, Carbonate delta drift: A new sediment drift type: Marine Geology, v. 401, p. 98-111.

101.  Kunkelova, T., Jung, S. J., de Leau, E. S., Odling, N., Thomas, A. L., Betzler, C., Eberli, G. P., Alvarez-Zarikian, C. A., Alonso-García, M., and Bialik, O. M., 2018, A two million year record of low-latitude aridity linked to continental weathering from the Maldives: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science, v. 5, no. 1, p. 86.

100. Kent, D.V., L. Lanci, H. Wang, and J.D. Wright, 2017. Enhanced magnetization of the Marlboro Clay as a product of soil pyrogenesis at the Paleocene–Eocene boundary?em>zEarth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 473, 303-312. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2017.06.014.

99. Miller, K.G., R.D. Baloyut, J.D. Wright, R.E. Kopp, J.V. Browning, 2017. Closing an early Miocene astronomical gap with Southern Ocean δ18O and δ13C records: Implications for sea level change. Paleoceanography, v. 32, 1-22. DOI: 10.1002/2016PA003074.

98. Miller, K.G., and J.D. Wright, 2017. Success and failure in Cenozoic global correlations using golden spikes: A geochemical and magnetostratigraphic perspective. Episodes, v. 40, 8-21.

97. Makarova, M., Wright, J.D., Miller, K.G., Babila, T.L., Rosenthal, Y., Park, J.I., 2017. Hydrographic and ecologic implications of foraminiferal stable isotopic response across the mid‐Atlantic US continental shelf during the Paleocene‐Eocene Thermal Maximum. Paleoceanography 32, 56-73, DOI:10.1002/2016PA002985.

96. Mortlock, R. A., Abdul, N. A., Wright, J. D., and Fairbanks, R. G., 2016, Reply to comment by E. Bard et al. on “Younger Dryas sea level and meltwater pulse 1B recorded in Barbados reef crest coral Acropora palmata” by NA Abdul et al: Paleoceanography, 31, 1609–1616, DOI: 10.1002/2016PA003047.

95. Schaller, M. F., Fung, M. K., Wright, J. D., Katz, M. E. & Kent, D. V., 2016. Impact ejecta at the Paleocene-Eocene boundary. Science 354, 225-229.

94. Betzler, C., Eberli, G. P., Kroon, D., Wright, J. D., Swart, P. K., Nath, B. N., Alvarez-Zarikian, C. A., Alonso-García, M., Bialik, O. M., Blättler, C. L., Guo, J. A., Haffen, S., Horozal, S., Inoue, M., Jovane, L., Lanci, L., Laya, J. C., Mee, A. L. H., Lüdmann, T., Nakakuni, M., Niino, K., Petruny, L. M., Pratiwi, S. D., Reijmer, J. J. G., Reolid, J., Slagle, A. L., Sloss, C. R., Su, X., Yao, Z., and Young, J. R., 2016, The abrupt onset of the modern South Asian Monsoon winds: Nature, Scientific Reports, v. 6, p. 29838, doi:10.1038/srep29838

93. Abdul, N., Mortlock, R., Wright, J., and Fairbanks, R., 2016, Younger Dryas sea level and meltwater pulse 1B recorded in Barbados reef crest coral Acropora palmata: Paleoceanography, 31, 330-344, DOI: 10.1002/2015PA002847

92. Babila, T. L., Rosenthal, Y., Wright, J. D., and Miller, K. G., 2016, A continental shelf perspective of ocean acidification and temperature evolution during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum: Geology, v. 44, no. 4, p. 275-278, doi: 10.1130/G37522.1.

91. Elmore, A., Wright, J., and Chalk, T., 2015, Precession-driven changes in Iceland–Scotland Overflow Water penetration and bottom water circulation on Gardar Drift since~ 200ka: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 440, p. 551-563, doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.09.042.

90. Harmand, Sonia, Jason E. Lewis, Craig S. Feibel, Christopher J. Lepre, Sandrine Prat, Arnaud Lenoble, Xavier Boës, Rhonda L. Quinn, Michel Brenet, Adrian Arroyo, Nicholas Taylor, Sophie Clément, Guillaume Daver, Jean-Philip Brugal, Louise Leakey, Richard A. Mortlock, James D. Wright, Sammy Lokorodi, Christopher Kirwa, Dennis V. Kent, 3.3-million-year-old stone tools from Lomekwi 3, West Turkana, Kenya, Nature 05/2015; 521:310–315. DOI:10.1038/nature14464.

89. Schaller, M., JD Wright, DV Kent, 2015. A 30 million-year record of Late Triassic pCO2 variation reflects fundamental control of the carbon-cycle by changes in continental weathering, Geological Society of America Bulletin; 127(5/6):661-671. DOI:10.1130/B31107.1.

88. Esmeray-Senlet, S, JD Wright, RK Olsson, KG Miller, JV Browning, TM Quan, 2015. Evidence for reduced export productivity following the Cretaceous/Paleogene mass extinction: Productivity after the K/Pg Boundary, Paleoceanography 05/2015; DOI:10.1002/2014PA002724.

87. Elmore, AC, JD Wright, J Southon, 2015. Continued meltwater influence on North Atlantic Deep Water instabilities during the early Holocene, Marine Geology 02/2015; 360:17-24. DOI:10.1016/j.margeo.2014.11.015.

86. Wright, JD, and MF Schaller, 2014. Reply to Pearson and Nicholas, Stassen et al., and Zeebe et al.: Teasing out the missing piece of the PETM puzzle. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,111, E1068-E1071.

85. Channell,JET, JD Wright, A Mazaud, JS Stoner, 2014. Age through tandem correlation of Quaternary relative paleointensity (RPI) and oxygen isotope data at IODP Site U1306 (Eirik Drift, SW Greenland), Quaternary Science Reviews, 88, 135-148, DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2014.01.022.

84. Woodard, SC, Y. Rosenthal, KG. Miller, JD Wright, B K. Chiu, K T. Lawrence, 2014. Antarctic role in Northern Hemisphere glaciation. Science,10.1126/science.1255586.

83. Wright, JD, and MF Schaller, 2013. New Evidence for a Rapid Release of Carbon at the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110,15908–15913, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1309188110.

82. Quan, TM, JD Wright, and PG Falkowski, 2013. Co-variation of nitrogen isotopes and redox states through glacial–interglacial cycles in the Black Sea, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 112, 305-320, doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2013.02.029.

81. Quinn, RL, CJ Lepre, CS Feibel, JD Wright, RA Mortlock, S Harmand, J-P Brugal, H Roche, 2013. Pedogenic carbonate stable isotopic evidence for wooded habitat preference of early Pleistocene tool makers in the Turkana Basin, J. of Human Evolution, 65, 65–78 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2013.04.002.

80. Elmore, AC, S Sosdian, Y Rosenthal, JD Wright, 2012. A global evaluation of temperature and carbonate ion control on Mg/Ca ratios of ostracoda genus Krithe. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 13, 1-20. doi:10.1029/2012GC004073

79. Miller, KG, JD Wright, JV Browning, A Kulpecz, M Kominz, TR Naish, BS Cramer, Y Rosenthal, WR Peltier, S Sosdian, 2012. High tide of the warm Pliocene: Implications of global sea level for Antarctic deglaciation, Geology, 40, 407-410.

78. Schaller, MF, JD Wright, DV Kent, and PE Olsen, 2012, Rapid emplacement of the Central Atlantic Magmatic Province as a net sink for CO2: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 323-324, 27–39, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2011.12.028.

77. Wade, BS, AJP Houben, W Quaijtaal, S Schouten, Y Rosenthal, KG Miller, ME Katz, JD Wright, H Brinkhuis, 2012. Multiproxy record of abrupt sea-surface cooling across the Eocene-Oligocene transition in the Gulf of Mexico, Geology, 40, 159-162.

76. Yatsu, S, K Kunio, M Oba, ZQ Chen, J-G Casier, JD Wright Euxinic ocean during the Late Devonian mass extinction inferred from organic compounds, Journal of Earth Science 06/2012; 21(1). DOI:10.1007/s12583-010-0178.

75. Boulila, S, B Galbrun, KG Miller, SF Pekar, JV Browning, J Laskar, JD Wright, 2011. On the origin of Cenozoic and Mesozoic “third-order” eustatic sequences, Earth-Science Reviews 109(3-4):94-112. DOI:10.1016/j.earscirev.2011.09.003

74. Cramer, B.S., K.G. Miller, P.J. Barrett, J.D. Wright, 2011. Late Cretaceous–Neogene trends in deep ocean temperature and continental ice volume: Reconciling records of benthic foraminiferal geochemistry (δ18O and Mg/Ca) with sea level history, JGR, 116, C12023, 23 PP., doi:10.1029/2011JC007255.

73. Elmore, AC, and JD Wright, 2011, North Atlantic Deep Water and climate variability during the Younger Dryas cold period, Geology, 39, 107–110, doi:10.1130/G31376.1.

72. Elmore, A.C., A.M. Piotrowski, J.D. Wright, and A.E. Scrivner, 2011. Testing the Extraction of Past Seawater Nd Isotopic Composition from North Atlantic Deep Sea Sediments and Foraminifera. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. 12 (9); Q09008.

71. Katz, M.E., B.S. Cramer, J.R. Toggweiler, G. Esmay, G. Liu, K.G. Miller, Y. Rosenthal., B.S. Wade, J.D. Wright, Impact of Antarctic Circumpolar Current Development on Late Paleogene Ocean Structure, Science, 332, 1076-1079.

70. Miller, K.G., G.S. Mountain, J.D. Wright, and J.V. Browning. 2011. A 180-million-year record of sea level and ice volume variations from continental margin and deep-sea isotopic records. Oceanography 24(2):40–53, doi:10.5670/oceanog.2011.26.

69. Oba, M, K Kaiho, T Okabe, MA. Lamolda, JD Wright, 2011. Short-term euxinia coinciding with rotaliporid extinctions during the Cenomanian-Turonian transition in the middle-neritic eastern North Atlantic inferred from organic compounds, Geology 39(6):519-522. DOI:10.1130/G31805.1

68. Schaller, MF, JD Wright, DV Kent, 2011, Response to Comment on "Atmospheric pCO2 Perturbations Associated with the Central Atlantic Magmatic Province": Science, v. 334, no. 6056, p. 594.

67. Schaller, MF, JD Wright, DV Kent, 2011, Atmospheric pCO2 perturbations associated with the Central Atlantic Magmatic Province, Science, 331, 1404.

66. Harris, AD, KG Miller, JV Browning, PJ Sugarman, RK Olsson, BS Cramer, JD Wright, 2010. Integrated stratigraphic studies of Paleocene–lowermost Eocene sequences, New Jersey Coastal Plain: Evidence for glacioeustatic control, Paleoceanography, 25, 1-18, doi:10.1029/2009PA001800.

65. Katz, ME, BS Cramer, A Franzese, B Hönisch, KG. Miller, Y. Rosenthal, and JD Wright, 2010. Traditional and emerging geochemical proxies in foraminifera, The Journal of Foraminiferal Research, 40, 165-190.

64. Wright, J.D., Miller, K.G., Sheridan, R.E, Cramer, V., Uptegrove, J., and Browning, J. V., Late Pleistocene sea level on the U.S. Mid-Atlantic Margin: Implications to eustasy and deep-sea temperature, Global and Planetary Change, 66, 93-99.

63. Browning, J.V., Miller, K.G., McLaughlin, P.P., Edwards, L.E., Powars, D.S., Kulpecz, A.A., Wade, B.S., Feigenson, M.D., and Wright, J.D., Integrated sequence stratigraphy of the post-impact sediments from the Eyreville coreholes, Chesapeake Bay impact structure inner basin: Chesapeake Bay Impact Structure, GSA Special Paper, 458, 775-810, 2009.

62. Cramer, B. S., J. R. Toggweiler, J. D. Wright, M. E. Katz, and K. G. Miller, Ocean overturning since the Late Cretaceous: Inferences from a new benthic foraminiferal isotope compilation, Paleoceanography, 24, PA4216, 2009.

61. McConnell, M. C., R. C. Thunell, L. Lorenzoni, Y. Astor, J. D. Wright, and R. Fairbanks (2009), Seasonal variability in the salinity and oxygen isotopic composition of seawater from the Cariaco Basin, Venezuela: Implications for paleosalinity reconstructions, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 10, Q06019, doi:10.1029/2008GC002035

60. Miller, K.G., Wright, J.D., Katz, M.E., Browning, J.V., Wade, B., and Rosenthal, Y., Climate threshold at the Eocene-Oligocene transition: Antarctic ice sheet influence on ocean circulation, GSA Special Paper (editors C. Koeberl and A. Montanari), 452, p. 169-178, 2008.

59. Mizintseva, SF., JV. Browning, KG. Miller, RK. Olsson, and J. D. Wright, 2009. Integrated Late Santonian-Early Campanian sequence stratigraphy, New Jersey Coastal Plain: Implications for global sea-level studies. Stratigraphy, 6, 45-60.

58. Pusz, A., Miller, K.G., Wright, J.D., Katz, M.E., Cramer, B.S., and Kent, D.V., Stable Isotopic Response to Late Eocene Extraterrestrial Impacts, GSA Special Publication, 452, 83-95, 2009.

57. Katz, ME, Miller, KG, Wright, JD, Wade, BS, Browning, JV, Cramer, BS, & Rosenthal, Y., Stepwise transition from the Eocene greenhouse to the Oligocene icehouse, Nature Geoscience 1, 329 – 334, 2008.

56. Miller, KG, Browning, JV, Aubrey, M-P, Wade, BS,, Katz, ME,, Kulpesz, AA, and Wright, JD, Eocene–Oligocene global climate and sea-level changes: St. Stephens Quarry, Alabama, GSA Bulletin v. 120; no. 1-2; p. 34-53, 2008.

55. Miller, K.G., Wright, J.D., Katz, M.E., Browning, J.V., Cramer, B.S., Wade, B.S., and Mizintseva, S.F., 2008, A view of Antarctic ice-sheet evolution from sea-level and deep-sea isotope changes during the Late Cretaceous-Cenozoic, in Cooper, A.K., Barrett, P.J., Stagg, H., Storey, B., Stump, E., Wise, W., and the 10th ISAES editorial team, eds., Antarctica: A keystone in a changing world: Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences, Washington, DC, The National Academies Press, p. 55-70.

54. Evans, H, JET Channell, JS Stoner, C Hillaire-Marcel, JD Wright, LC Neitzke, GS Mountain, Paleointensity-assisted chronostratigraphy of detrital layers on the Eirik Drift (North Atlantic) since marine isotope stage 11, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 8, Q11007, doi:10.1029/2007GC001720, 2007

53. Liutkus, CM, and JD Wright, The influence of hydrology and climate on the isotope geochemistry of playa carbonates: a study from Pilot Valley, NV, USA, Sedimentology, doi:10.1111/j.1365-3091.2007.

52. Quinn RL, Lepre CJ, Wright JD, Feibel CS, Paleogeographic variations of pedogenic carbonate δ13C values from Koobi Fora, Kenya: implications for floral compositions of Plio-Pleistocene hominin environments. J Hum Evol. Nov;53(5):560-73, 2007.

51. James E. T. Channell, Tokiyuki Sato, Toshiya Kanamatsu, Rüdiger Stein, Mitchell Malone, Carlos Alvarez-Zarikian, S. Robinson, G. Bartoli, S. Chiyonobu, J. (Jed) E. Damuth, J. Hefter, S. Judge, D. Kulhanek, F. Nanayama, S. Nielsen, M. Ohno, H. Rashid, F. S. Sanchez, A. Voelker, Q. Zhai, 2006. IODP Expeditions 303 and 306 Monitor Miocene- Quaternary Climate in the North Atlantic, Scientific Drilling DOI:10.2204/iodp.sd.2.01.2006

50. Finkel, Zoe V., Miriam E. Katz, James D. Wright, Oscar M. E. Schofield and Paul G. Falkowski, Climatically driven macroevolutionary patterns in the size of marine diatoms over the Cenozoic, PNAS, 102, 8927-8932, 2005.

49. Katz, M.E., Wright, J.D., Miller, K.G., Cramer, B.S., Fennel, K., Falkowski, P., Biological Overprint of the Geological Carbon Cycle, Marine Geology217, 323-338, 2005.

48. Liutkus, C.L., Wright, J.D., Ashley, G., and Sikes, N., Paleoenvironmental interpretation of lake-margin deposits using δ13C and δ18O results from Pleistocene carbonate rootcasts; Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, Geology, 33, 377–380, 2005.

47. Miller, K. G., M. A. Kominz, J. V. Browning, J. D. Wright, G. S. Mountain, M. E. Katz, P. J. Sugarman, B. S. Cramer, N. Christie-Blick, and S. F. Pekar (2005), The Phanerozoic record of global sea‐level change, Science, 310, 1293–1298, doi:10.1126/science. 1116412.

46. Miller, K.G., Wright, J.D., and Browning, J.V.,Visions of Ice Sheets in a Greenhouse World Marine Geology, 2005.

45. Van de Schootbrugge, B., Bailey, T.R., Rosenthal, Y., Katz, M.E., Wright, J.D., Feist-Burkhardt, S., Miller, K.G., and Falkowski, P.G., Early Jurassic climate change and the radiation of organic-walled phytoplankton in the Tethys Ocean. Paleobiology, 31, 73-97.

44. van de Schootbrugge, B.; McArthur, J. M.; Bailey, T. R.; Rosenthal, Y.; Wright, J. D.; Miller, K. G., Toarcian oceanic anoxic event: An assessment of global causes using belemnite C isotope records, Paleoceanography, 20, No. 3,2005.

43. Cramer, B., Wright, J.D., Kent, D.V., Aubry., M.-P., Orbital climate forcing of δ13C excursions in the late Paleocene-early Eocene (Chrons C24n-C25n), Paleoceanography, 18,1097.

42. Katz, M.E., Wright, J.D., Katz, D.R., Miller, K.G., Pak, D.K., Shackleton, N.J., and Thomas, E., Paleocene-Eocene benthic foraminiferal isotopes: species reliability and interspecies correction factors, Paleoceanography 18(2), 1024, doi:10.1029/2002PA000798, 2003.

41. Kent, D V, Cramer, B S, Lanci, L, Wang, D, Wright, J D, and Van Der Voo, R, Evidence For A Comet Impact Trigger For The Paleocene/Eocene Thermal Maximum And Carbon Isotope Excursion, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 211/1-2 13 – 26, 2003.

40. Lear, C., Rosenthal, Y., and Wright, J.D., The closing of a seaway: Ocean water masses and global climate change, Earth and Planetary Science Letter, 210, 425-436, 2003.

39. Miller, K.G., Sugarman, P.J., Browning, J.V., Kominz, M.A., Hernandez, J.C., Olsson, R.K., Wright, J.D., Feigenson, M.D., and Van Sickel, W, A chronology of Late Cretaceous sequences and sea-level history: Glacioeustasy during the Greenhouse World.  Geology, v. 31, no. 7, p. 585-588, 2003.

38. Eberli, G.P., Anselmetti, F.S., Kroon, D., Sato, T., Wright, J.D., The Chronostratigraphic Significance of Seismic Reflections along the Bahamas Transect, Marine Geology, 185, 1-17, 2002.

37. Olsson, R.K., Miller, K.G., Browning, J.V., Wright, J.D., and Cramer, B.S., Sequence stratigraphy and sea level change across the Cretaceous-Tertiary Boundary on the New Jersey passive margin, GSA Special Paper 356, 97-108, 2002.

36. Miller, K.G., Browning, J.V., Sugarman, P.J., et al., 2002. 174AS leg summary: sequences, sea level, tectonics, and aquifer resources: coastal plain drilling. In Miller, K.G., Sugarman, P.J., Browning, J.V., et al., Proc. ODP, Init. Repts., 174AX (Suppl.): College Station TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 1-40.

35. Wright, J.D., Paleo-oceanography: Cenozoic Climate - Oxygen Isotope Evidence, in Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences, J.Steele, S.Thorpe, K.Turekian (Eds.) Academic Press, 2001.

34. Wright, J.D. The Indonesian valve, Nature, 411, 142 –143, 2001.

33.Dorion, C.C., G. Balco, M. R. Kaplan, K.J. Kreutz, J.D. Wright, and H.W. Borns, Stratigraphy, Paleoceanography, Chronology, and Environment during deglaciation of eastern Maine, in, "Deglacial history and relative sea-level changes, northern New England and adjacent Canada" GSA Special Paper 351, T. Weddle and M. Retelle (eds.), 215-242.

32. Olsson, R.K., Wright, J.D., and Miller, K.G., Paleobiogeography of Pseudotextularia elegans during the latest Maastrichtian global warming event. Journal of Foraminiferal Research, 31, 275-282, 2001.

31. Aubry, M.-P., Cramer, B.S., Miller, K.G., Wright, J.D., Kent, D.V., Olsson, R.K., 2000. Late Paleocene event chronology: unconformities, not diachrony, Bull. Soc. Géol. France 171 367-378.

30.Cramer, B., Miller, K.G., Wright, J.D., Aubry, M.-P., Olsson, R.K., Neritic records of the latest Paleocene thermal maximum from New Jersey: GFF published by the Swedish Geological Society,122, 38-39,2000.

29. Kroon, D., Williams, T., Pirmez, C., Spezzaferri, S., Sato, T., and Wright, J.D., Coupled early Pliocene-middle Miocene biocyclostratigraphy of Site 1006 reveals orbitally induced cyuclicity patterns of Great Bahama Bank carbonate production, in Proc. of the ODP, vol. 166, Scientific Results, 155-166.

28. Wright, J.D., and Kroon,D., Planktonic foraminiferal biostratigraphy of Leg 166, in Proc. of the ODP, Scientific Results, Swart, P. G. Eberli, M. Malone, and J. Sarg (Eds.), vol. 166, 3-12, 2000.

27. Wright, J.D., Global climate change in marine stable isotope records, in Quaternary Geochronology: Methods and Applications to Paleoseismology, AGU Reference Shelf Series Volume 4, Noller, J.S., J.M. Sowers, and W.R. Lettis, eds., p. 427-433, 2000.

26. Cramer, B., Aubry, M.P.,Miller, K.G., Olsson, R.K., Wright, J.D., and Kent, D.V., An exceptional chronologic, isotopic, and clay mineralogic record of the latest Paleocene thermal maximum, Bass River, NJ, ODP 174AX: Geological Society of France, Bulletin, 170, 883-897, 1999.

25. Lagerklint, I.M., and Wright, J.D., Late glacial warming prior to H1: The influence of ice rafting and large ice sheets on the timing of initial warming, Geology, 27, 1099-1102, 1999.

24. Sugarman, P.J., Miller, K.G., Olsson, R.K., Browning, J.V., Wright, J.D., de Romero, L., White, T.S., Muller, F.L., and Uptegrove, J., The Cenomanian/Turonian Carbon Burial Event, Bass River, NJ: Geochemical, Paleoecological, and Sea-level change, J. Foram. Res. 29., 438-452,1999.

23. Wright, J.D., The Role of the Greenland-Scotland Ridge in Cenozoic Climate Change, in Tectonic Boundary Conditions for Climate Reconstructions, T.J. Crowley and K. Burke (Eds.), Oxford University Press, p192-211, 1998.

22. Wright, J.D., Global climate change in marine stable isotope records, in Quaternary Geochronology: Applications in Quaternary Geology and Paleoseismology, Noller, J.S., J. Sowers, and W.R. Lettis (eds.), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NUREG/CR 5562, 2-671-682, 1998.

21. Miller, K.G., Mountain, G.S., Browning, J.V., Kominz, M., Sugarman, P.J., Christie-Blick, N., Katz, M.E., and Wright, J.D., Cenozoic global sea-level, sequences, and the New Jersey Transect: Results from Coastal Plain and Slope Drilling, Reviews of Geophysics, 36, 569-601, 1998.

20. Reusch, D.N., Ravizza, G., Maasch, K.A., and Wright, J.D., Miocene seawater 187Os/188Os ratios inferred from metalliferous carbonates, Earth and Planet. Sci. Lett., 160, 163-178, 1998.

19. Miller, K G., Sugarman, P.J., Browning, J.V., Aubry, M.-P., Brenner, G.J., Bukry, D., Burckle, L.H., Cramer, B.S., Curran, J, Dalton, R.F., Feigenson, M.D., Lawrence, R.P., Metzger, J.M., Olsson, R.K., Pekar, S.F., Reilly, T J., Stewart, M., Uptegrove, J., Wright, J D., Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program; Initial reports; New Jersey coastal plain; covering onshore boreholes as part of the New Jersey Sea-Level Transect, Bass River Site, October-November 1996 ,Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Part A: Initial Reports , 174AX, p. 43, 1998.

18. Boden, P., Fairbanks, R.G., Wright, J.D., and Burckle, L.H., High-resolution stable isotope records from southwest Sweden: The drainage of the Baltic Ice Lake and Younger Dryas ice margin oscillations, Paleoceanography, 12, 39-49, 1997.

17. Eberli, G.P., Swart, P K., Malone, M J., Anselmetti, F.S., Arai, K., Bernet, K.H., Betzler, C., Christensen, B.A., De Carlo, E.H., Dejardin, P.M., Emmanuel, L, Frank, T.D., Haddad, G.A., Isern, A.R., Katz, M.E., Kenter, J.A.M., Kramer, P,A., Kroon, D., McKenzie, J.A., McNeill, D.F., Montgomery, P., Nagihara, S., Pirmez, C., Reijmer, J.J. G., Sato, T., Schovsbo, N. H., Williams, T., Wright, J.D., Leg synthesis; Sea-level changes and fluid flow on the Great Bahama Bank slope of the Drilling Vessel JOIDES Resolution, San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Balboa Harbor, Panama, sites 1003-1009, 17 February-10 April 1996,Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Part A: Initial Reports , 166, p. 13-22, , 1997.

16. Wright, J.D., and Miller, K.G., Control of North Atlantic deep water circulation by the Greenland-Scotland Ridge. Paleoceanography, 11, 157-170, 1996.

15. Oppo, D.W., Raymo, M.E., Lohmann, G.P., Mix, A.C., Wright, J.D., and Prell, W.B., A δ13C Record of Upper North Atlantic Deep Water during the past 2.6 million years, Paleoceanogr., 10, 373-394, 1995.

14. Miller, K.G., Wright, J.D., van Fossen, M., Miocene stable isotopic stratigraphy and magneto-stratigraphy of Buff Bay, Jamaica, Geol Soc. Am. Bull., 106, 1605-1620, 1994.

13. Oslick, J.S., Miller, K.G., Feigenson, M.D., Wright, J.D., Testing Oligocene-Miocene strontium isotopes: Stratigraphic revisions and correlations with an inferred glacioeustatic record. Paleoc, 9, 427-443, 1994.

12. Wright, J.D. and Miller, K.G., Southern Ocean influence on late Eocene to Miocene Deep-water circulation, in The Antarctic Paleoenvironment: A Perspective on Global Change (Part 2), J.P. Kennett (Ed.), Ant. Res. Ser., 60, 1-25, 1993.

11. Wright, J.D., Deglaciation triggered by the resumption of North Atlantic Deep Water, Geophys.News, 1993.

10. Charles, C.D., Wright, J.D., and Fairbanks, R.G., Thermodynamic influences on the marine carbon isotope record, Paleoceanography, 8, 691-698, 1993.

9. Wright, J.D., Miller, K.G., and Fairbanks, R.G., Early and middle Miocene stable isotopes: Implications for deepwater circulation, climate and tectonics, Paleoceanogr, 7, 357-389, 1992.

8. Wright, J.D. and K.G. Miller, Miocene stable isotope stratigraphy, Site 747, Kerguelen Plateau, Proc. of the ODP, vol. 120, Part B, 855-866, 1992.

7. Fairbanks, R.G., Charles, C.D., Wright, J.D., Origin of Melt Water Pulses, in Radiocarbon After Four Decades, R.E. Taylor et al. (eds.) 473-500, (Springer Verlag), 1992.

6. Wright, J.D., Miller, K.G., and Fairbanks, R.G., Evolution of deep water circulation: Evidence from the late Miocene Southern Ocean, Paleoceanography, 6, 275-290, 1991.

5. Miller, K.G., Wright, J.D., and Fairbanks, R.G., Unlocking the Ice House: Oligocene-Miocene oxygen isotopes, eustasy, and margin erosion, J. Geophys. Res., 96, 6829-6848, 1991.

4. Fairbanks, R.G., Mountain, G.S., and Wright, J.D., Geologic record of sea level and its relevance to global change forecasts, in Report of the Advisory Panel on, Meeting on Earth System History, National Science Foundation, Joint Oceanographic Institutions, Inc., 75-97, 1991.

3. Miller, K.G., Feigenson, M.D., Wright, J.D., & Clement, B.M., Lower to middle Miocene isotope 87Sr/86Sr, δ18O, δ13C) standard section, DSDP Site 608, Paleoceanogr. 6, 33-52, 1991.

2. Miller, K.G., Wright, J.D. and Brower, A.N., Oligocene to Miocene stable isotope stratigraphy and planktonic foraminiferal biostratigraphy of the Sierra Leone Rise (Sites 366 and 677), Proc. of the Ocean Drilling Program, Leg 108, 279-294, 1989.

1. Wright, J.D. and Thunell, R.C., Neogene planktonic foraminiferal biogeography and paleoceanography of the Indian Ocean, Micropaleontology, 3, 193-216, 1988.