The data is in the strata
Our graduate students in stratigraphy and stratigraphic paleontology study a range of problems mostly centered on some aspect of sequence stratigraphy and its application to paleontologic problems. Some test particular claims of the sequence stratigraphic paradigm, such as the correlatability and synchroneity of surfaces. Others apply sequence principles to particular field problems. Recent work emphasizes the relationships between sequence stratigraphic architecture and many aspects of paleontology, including morphometrics, biostratigraphy, and paleoecology. Students with interests in combining paleontology and stratigraphy are highly encouraged to apply. The stratigraphy lab emphasizes field work, the pursuit of outside funding for their research, and the publication of research.
Chelsea Jenkins, 1st year M.S. student.
Ally Platsky, 2nd year M.S. student: Testing the stability of Hubbell’s over multiple time scales of eustatic perturbations.
Judi Sclafani, 2nd year M.S. student: Testing the relationship of metacommunity area and Hubbell’s theta in the Late Ordovician of Laurentia.
Sharon McMullen, M.S., 2012: The occurrence of vertebrate and invertebrate fossils in a sequence stratigraphic context: The Jurassic Sundance Formation, Bighorn Basin, Wyoming, USA.
Max Christie, M.S., 2011: Contrasting the ecological and taxonomic intensity of extinction.
Andrew Zaffos, M.S., 2010: Abundance and extinction at the Ordovician/Silurian boundary of the Cincinnati Arch, USA.
Noel Heim, Ph.D., 2008: Community assembly and assessing the role of dispersal in creating local, regional, and global diversity: a case study of the middle Carboniferous of the eastern Great Basin and the Ozarks, USA
Karen Layou, Ph.D., 2007: Biotic recovery from a regional extinction event: the Late Ordovician of the Appalachian Basin of the eastern United States
Jessica Allen, M.S., 2003: Sequence stratigraphic and facies analysis of the Harding Sandstone: implications for the habitat of some of the earliest fish
Gayle Levy, M.S., 2002: Morphologic change and sequence architecture in the brachiopod Sowerbyella rugosa: Upper Ordovician, Cincinnati, Ohio area
Dan Hunter, M.S., 2000: Testing for subaerial exposure at Upper Ordovician sequence boundaries, Nashville, Tennessee
Andrew Benson, M.S., 1998: The marine carbon and oxygen isotopic record during the M3-M5 transition in the sourthern Appalachians
Alan Peoples, M.S., 1997: Marginal Marine Parasequences in the Cretaceous Dakota Group, Canon City Embayment, Colorado
John Jordan, M.S., 1997: Sequence Stratigraphy of a Carbonate to Siliciclastic Transition: the Missippian / Pennsylvanian Boundary Interval of Eastern Tennessee
Polly Bouker, M.S., 1996: Quantitative Testing of Storm Bed Proximality Gradients, Silurian Red Mountain Formation, Ringgold Gap, Georgiaa
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