My research focuses on marine invertebrate fossil biodiversity patterns, ranging from small-scale community-level relationships to global-scale trends. I often employ geological field and laboratory methods as well as quantitative paleobiological techniques, and these allow me to pursue a wide variety of topics. I routinely incorporate multivariate data analyses and computer programming into my research, while fieldwork has typically involved the collection of large volumes of data for fine-scale paleoecological analysis.
I am particularly interested in the following topics:
- Fossil rarity and abundance patterns within the late Ordovician
- Assessing fossil diversity across a range of geographic scales
- The effect of lithology on perceptions of fossil diversity
- Understanding how to quantify ecospace utilization within and among fossil communities
A list of my publications and other scholarly activities can be found on my Curriculum Vita.
Links to Paleontological Resources:
The Paleontological Society
Falls of the Ohio State Park
KYANA Geological Society
Kentucky Paleontological Society
The Paleobiology Database
National Center for Science Education
University of Georgia Stratigraphy Lab Webpage