Wyoming PETM

Wyoming PETM

Body size evolution of the first mammalian megaherbivore during Paleogene hyperthermal events, Wyoming Overview: This project aims to understand the evolution of body size in Coryphodon, the first mammal to evolve large body size. Coryphodon was common across the...
Rhyolitic eruptions

Rhyolitic eruptions

Using 3D petrography of microlites and bubbles in obsidian to assess factors governing eruptive style for rhyolitic magmas Overview: This four-student advanced Keck project will investigate the factors controlling eruption style in rhyolite volcanic systems, which are...
Yellowstone rivers

Yellowstone rivers

Unraveling the controls on channel form and geomorphic history in northern Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Overview: We will analyze the controls on fluvial processes and determine the geomorphic history of two streams in northern Yellowstone National Park....
Montana dinosaurs

Montana dinosaurs

Exploring Late Cretaceous Wetland Ecosystems: Dinosaurs and Vertebrate Microfossils in Montana Overview: Eight students will focus on collecting and interpreting the fossils of backboned animals found in the classic Cretaceous geological record of Montana with an aim...
Belize corals

Belize corals

Resilience and decline: Are we at a tipping point for endangered Acropora sp. corals in Belize? Overview: Acropora cervicornis (Staghorn coral) and Acropora palmata (Elkhorn Coral) have been important coral reef builders throughout the recent geologic past. Yet...

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