photo: Steven Holland

Current PhD candidates

Nicole Bitler. Thesis: “The consequences of natural and anthropogenic geographic range expansion” (Advisor: Jablonski)

Stewart Edie. Thesis: “Integrating fossils and molecules to trace ecological divergence and convergence in marine bivalves” (Advisor: Jablonski)

Rhiannon LaVine. Thesis: “The macroevolutionary role of developmental constraints in clade diversification” (Advisor: Webster) 

Madeline Marshall. Thesis: “Effects of hiatal type and nutrient enrichment on marine macrofossil abundance and preservation, Permian Phosphoria and Park City Formations” (Advisor: Kidwell)

Caitllin Meadows. Thesis: “Community-level biotic response to increasing climate variability during the last 200 years: steady and warming conditions on the open shelf of the North Pacific Arctic” (Advisor: Kidwell)

Samuel Miller. Thesis: “Protein-level functional analysis of tundra soil microbial communities: Development of environmental proteomics in soil and sediment and analysis of microbial controls on the Arctic soil carbon cycle” (Advisor: Colman)

Nadia Pierrehumbert. Thesis: “Determinants of spatial and temporal turnover in Pennsylvanian-Permian marine communities of the Midcontinent United States.” (Advisor: Foote)

Peter Smits. Thesis: “Evolutionary paleoecology and the biology of extinction” (Co-Advisors: Angielczyk, Foote)

Peter Tierney. Thesis: “Role of spatial heterogeneity in marine benthic diversity and origination rates, Ordovician-Devonian reefs of eastern North America” (Advisor: Kidwell)

Marites Villarosa Garcia. Thesis: “Spatial and environmental decoupling of morphological disparity and taxonomic diversity in extant coccolithophores” (Advisor: Foote)

Pre-candidacy students: Tristan BetznerSarah Tulga, Matthew Witte