Office: Bruce Curtis Building, E190
I am a vertebrate paleontologist. My research focuses on the study of mammalian faunas during past intervals of climate change as well as the recovery and evolution of mammals following the mass extinction at the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary. My field research on fossil mammals takes me all over the Rocky Mountain Region as well as to the North Slope of Alaska and Canada's High Arctic.
I love to teach, and my courses include Historical Geology and Vertebrate Paleontology, in addition to classes in the Museum & Field Studies Program, for which I also serve as director.
Vertebrate paleontology, Late Cretaceous and Paleogene mammalian biostratigraphy, phylogeny, and evolution, Arctic mammalian paleoecology, biogeography, and paleoclimate
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Education and Training
- Ph.D., University of Wyoming 1996
- B.S., Univ of Saskatchewan (Canada) 1991