Field Work
Other Interests


Thomas Adams

Thomas is a curator at the Witte Museum in San Antonio and one of my main collaborators on the Arlington Archosaur Site Project. Thomas is an expert on Cretaceous crocodilian diversity and ichnology.

Here he is pictured at a new tracksite outside San Antonio he is studying.

Thomas Adams

Lindsay Zanno

Lindsay is a curator at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. We are currently studying differences in the soft- and hard-tissue morphology of bird claws.

Here she is holding the vertebrae of a giant theropod called Siats meerkorum she described with others in 2012.

Lindsay Zanno holding vertebra of Siats meerkorum

Joe Peterson

Joe shares my interest in taphonomy, 3D technology in paleontology, and paleoecology.

Joe is on the right with one of his students at the North Central GSA meeting in 2012.

joe peterson

Luis Chiappe

Luis is a curator at the LA County Museum and best known for his work on fossil birds. He has been kind enough to let me work with his crew on two very interesting dinosaur quarries from a lower member of the Morrison Formation.

Dave Weishampel

Dave, a giant in the field, has been helping describe the hadrosauroid material from the AAS. I first worked with him as a lowly undergraduate when I helped revise the distribution chapter for the Dinosauria.

Here he is receiving recognition for his contributions to paleontology at the Hadrosaur conference in 2011.

dave weishampel

Ari Grossman

Ari is a long-time friend and former roommate back from grad school at Stony Brook. Ari is an expert in the early Cenozoic fauna of Kenya. He was instrumental in introducing me to the methods used on fossil mammals, which we then applied to understand paleoecological patterns in dinosaurs.

Chris Scotese

Chris is best known for his pioneering work on paleogeography.Together we developed methods to combine detailed paleogeographic reconstructions and high-resolution climate model data to address questions of Mesozoic vertebrate paleobiogeography and paleoecology.

Chris is here pictured at the AAS.

Derek Main

Derek and I met several years ago at a Society of Vertebrate Paleontology meeting, where we first realized our common interests in climate patterns and dinosaur paleobiogeography.

Sadly, Derek passed away in June 2013. His memory is kept alive by the incredible group of volunteers that help run and excavate the AAS, and the hundreds (if not thousands) of people he touched through his teaching and tireless outreach efforts.

On the left Derek and I are pictured at the AAS in 2011.


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