Prof. Gerta Keller at Guyot Hall, Princeton. 2013.

Professor Gerta Keller in the atrium of Guyot Hall, with an Antrodemus dinosaur excavated during a 1941 dig.  Photo by Peter Murphy.

Gerta Keller is Professor of Paleontology and Geology in the Geosciences Department of Princeton University since 1984. She was born in Schaan, Liechtenstein and grew up in Switzerland.  She is a citizen of Switzerland, Liechtenstein and the United States of America. She received a B.S. degree from San Francisco State University in 1973 and a Ph.D. degree from Stanford University in 1978. Since 1984 she has been Professor of Geosciences at Princeton University.


Mateo, P, G. Keller, T. Adatte, J. E. Spangenberg, 2013, Mass wasting and hiatuses during the cretaceous-tertiary transition in the north atlantic: Relationship to the chicxulub impact? Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.01.019

Schoene, B., K. M. Samperton, M. P. Eddy, G. Keller, T. Adatte, S. A. Bowring, S. F. R. Khadri, and B. Gertsch., 2014, U-Pb geochronology of the Deccan Traps and relation to the end-Cretaceous mass extinction Science doi:10.1126/science.aaa0118

Keller, G., 2014, Deccan volcanism, the Chicxulub impact and the end-Cretaceous mass extinction: Coincidence? Cause and Effect? In: Volcanism, Impacts and Mass Extinctions: Causes and Effects (Eds.) Keller, G., Kerr, A., GSA Special Paper 505; doi:10.1130/2014.2505(03)

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