The 2019-2020 Academic Year

Gateway Projects

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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