Monday, July 26, 2010
UCR has a vigorous, well established, and successful graduate program in paleontology. Paleontology forms part of the Department of Earth Sciences' Organic and Paleoenvironmental Evolution research constellation, and has links to the Department of Biology's graduate program in Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology .
Fieldwork unites us, but that's about it, at least in terms of research areas! Mary is an evolutionary paleoecologist, and focuses on broad questions of paleoecolgical trends through time. Nigel is a specimen-based paleobiologist interested in Paleozoic invertebrates, and he likes to measure things.... These days Mary spends alot of field time Australia, and Nigel in Tibet, Bhutan and India.