General Biology, Principles of Biology II, Principles of Biology II Lab, Vertebrate Zoology, Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy Lab
I use fossil vertebrates to understand the long term reaction of communities to major climate change. Because Quaternary mammals have been exposed to numerous glacial cycles during the last 2 million years, they serve as my study focus. As a part of this research I look at the evolution of new characters as well as distributional changes in responses to climate change. Many Quaternary localities are cave sites where preservation routes can be mixed, therefore I am also interested in recognizing how bones arrive in caves, such as bone buildups caused by woodrats as well as avian or mammalian predators.