Graduate Student, Looy Lab
"I am interested in geology, paleobotany and vegetation reconstruction; particularly, how these can be tied together in biostratigraphical research. To this end I study phytoliths, small silica particles found in most plants, in an effort to provide the field of biostratigraphy with a new tool. This means I will be behind a microscope a lot of the time, but my research will hopefully involve a decent amount of lab work too."
- Barnosky A.D., M. Holmes, R. Kirchholtes, E. Lindsey, K.C. Maguire, A.W. Poust, M.A. Stegner, J. Sunseri, B. Swartz, J. Swift, N.A. Villavicencio, G.O.U. Wogan. 2014. Prelude to the Anthropocene: Two new North American Land Mammal Ages (NALMAs). Anthropocene Review, 9 Sept. 2014. Anthropocene Review 1-18. Read it