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We are interested in the temporal and spatial responses of terrestrial communities to changes in climate and anthropogenic land-use over modern, historical, and paleontological time-scales. Our research integrates the perspectives, tools, and data archives of biology and geology to investigate the structure and dynamics of modern, historical and ancient populations and communities. We also focus on how the geological records of ecological information form. This applied paleontological and taphonomic approach is motivated by the need to better understand and predict the future fates of species and ecosystems in our rapidly changing world.
Research includes: Conservation Paleobiology, Paleoecology, Historical Ecology, Mammalogy, Taphonomy, and Climate Change (Quaternary to Today).