Dr. S.R. (Simon) Troelstra

  • Telephone:+31 20 59 87292
  • Room nr:f-464
  • E-mail:s.r.troelstra@vu.nl
  • Unit:faculteit der aard- en levenswetenschappen ( cluster aarde en klimaat )


Involved in the department's seagoing projects as chief scientist or co-chief on expeditions to the Mediterranean, Atlantic Ocean, Indo-Pacific and Nordic Seas. Main research focus is centered around paleoceanographical research (foraminifera, stable isotopes) and the shell chemistry of molluscs. Molluscs research areas include Indonesia (ENSO frequency; EKP programme), the Caribbean and Italy (geo-archeology), China (loess-gastropods) and the Netherlands (paleo-precipitation BSIK programme). Current projects are:

  • the Eastern Kalimantan Programme (cooperation with dutch universities, MGI Bandung and the Zoological Institute Bogor)
  • Coordinatorship of NORCLIM in the framework of the International Polar Year (NORCLIM is a joint Norway/Denmark/Iceland/Greenland/Canada/USA/the Netherlands programme) http://www.nwo.nl/nwohome.nsf/pages/NWOA_6SJCA7
  • the Chinese/Dutch cooperation in climate research (see homepage Maarten Prins).


Teaching and experience

Teaching duties include courses in paleontology, marine micropaleontology and geobiology, supervision of graduate student and PhD students.


1973-1974    Research fellow,Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. Cretaceous foraminiferal studies.
1974-1976    Micropaleontologist Robertson Research International Singapore. SE Asian wellsite-studies Cretaceous-Recent), age-assessment, paleo-environmental analysis.
1976-1979    Researcher/lecturer University of Amsterdam. Foraminiferal studies Indonesia/Spain (Neogene).
1979-1981    Senior Micropaleontologist Robertson Research International Singapore. Multi-client studies. Age assessment, paleo-environmental interpretation.
1981-1998    Researcher/lecturer/assistant professor Vrije Universiteit, Department Stratigraphy/Paleontology/Marine Geology/Paleoclimatology.
1998-2001    Acting Head of the Department of Paleoecology and Paleoclimatology.
2001-2008    Senior Researcher (Associate Professor) Department Paleoclimatology and Geomorphology.
2009-2010    Senior Researcher (Associate Professor) Department Marine Biogeology. Publications Dr. Simon Troelstra


Informatie voor HOVO Systeem Aarde - cursusinformatie 2012

Inleiding en colleges 1 en 2
slides Systeem Aarde 1; 2 per pagina, 4 per pagina

slides Systeem Aarde 2; 2 per pagina, 4 per pagina

colleges 3 en 4
slides Systeem Aarde 3: 2 per pagina, 4 per pagina

slides Systeem Aarde 4: 2 per pagina, 4 per pagina

college 5 - Het Paleozoicum
slides Systeem Aarde 5: 2 per pagina, 4 per pagina

college 6 - Het Mesozoicum
slides Systeem Aarde 6: 2 per pagina, 4 per pagina

college 7 - Het Kenozoicum
slides Systeem Aarde 7: 2 per pagina; 4 per pagina

college 8 - Mens en Klimaat
slides Systeem Aarde 8: 2 per pagina; 4 per pagina

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