I am responsible for the 2 million specimen fossil invertebrate collection. My area of specialty is Devonian brachiopods. I have done fieldwork in Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, Alberta Canada, China, Australia, and New Zealand. Recently I have given presentations about the collection at the annual SPNCH meeting in Ottawa, Canada and at the annual GSA meeting in Denver, Colorado.
Oregon State University-Corvallis, Oregon
Master of Science, August 1994
Research and Teaching Assistant September 1991-August 1994
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin
Bachelor of Science, May 1991 Major in geology
My research is focused on Middle Devonian brachipods. I am examining how sea level rises and falls allowed different brachiopod faunas to migrate from Europe to Artic Canada and Western North America and then into the Midwest and Eastern North America. These Old World Faunas replaced many of the endemic faunas as they migrated.
The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois January 2008– Present
National Park Service, Grand Canyon, Arizona July 2006 - November 2007
Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin January 1996 - June 2005
Member of the Geological Society of America and the Society for the Protection of Natural History Collections.
Latest blog entries
|February 12th, 2013||Brachiopods and WWII|
|February 11th, 2013||The Trilobite Paradoxides|
|February 08th, 2013||Antarctica Lobster Fossil|
|September 02nd, 2011||Intern's eye view of the Silurian Reef|
|January 11th, 2011||How (and how not) to survey a systematic invertebrate paleontology collection for locality data|