Barun  Sen Gupta 

Emeritus Professor

Fellow – Geological Society of America (GSA)

Phone: (225) 578-5984

Fax: (225) 578-2302


Office: 359 Howe-Russell Building

Area of Interest

Benthic Foraminifera of hydrocarbon seeps: Ecology, taphonomy, and fine-scale stratigraphic record.

Effect of seasonal oxygen depletion on the benthic Foraminifera of coastal waters: Present-day and historical evidence.

Colonization of petroleum platforms by sessile and vagrant Foraminifera.

Selected Publications

Sen Gupta, B. K., and Smith, L. E., 2013. Foraminifera of petroleum platforms, Louisiana shelf, Gulf of Mexico. Marine Micropaleontology 101:161–179.

Eichler, P. P. B., Eichler, B. B., Sen Gupta, B. K., and Rodrigues, A. R., 2012. Foraminifera as indicators of marine pollutant contamination on the inner continental shelf of southern Brazil. Marine Pollution Bulletin 64:22–30.

Machain-Castillo, M. L., Gio-Argaez, F. R., Cuesta-Castillo, L. B., Alcala-Herrera, J. A., and Sen Gupta, B. K., 2010. Last Glacial Maximum deep water masses in southwestern Gulf of Mexico: Clues from benthic Foraminifera. Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana 62:453-467.

Sen Gupta, B. K., and Smith, L. E., 2010. Modern benthic Foraminifera of the Gulf of Mexico: A census report. Journal of Foraminiferal Research 40:247-265.

Sen Gupta, B. K., Smith, L. E., and Machain-Castillo, M. L., 2009. Foraminifera of the Gulf of Mexico. In Gulf of Mexico, Its Origins, Waters and Biota: v. 1, Biodiversity (D. L. Felder and D. K. Camp, eds.), Texas A&M University Press, College Station, TX, pp. 87-130.

Eichler, P. P. B., Sen Gupta, B. K., Eichler, B. B., Braga, E. S., and Campos, E. J., 2008. Benthic foraminiferal assemblages of South Brazil: Relationship to water masses and nutrient distributions. Continental Shelf Research 28:1674-1686.

Panieri, G., and Sen Gupta, B. K., 2008. Benthic Foraminifera of the Blake Ridge hydrate mound, western North Atlantic Ocean. Marine Micropaleontology 66:91-102.

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