Paleontology

NEW! District Paleontologist, ReBecca Hunt-Foster @paleochick: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME: ReBecca Hunt-Foster CURRENT TITLE: Canyon Country District Paleontologist, Utah Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Mesozoic Vertebrate Paleontology AREA OF EXPERTISE: My current research includes a study of Early Cretaceous ornithomimosaurs from North America, along with an additional research project on the…
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moon rock

PostDoc Researcher, Lunar Volatiles, Nicci Potts @nicci_potts: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME: Nicci Potts CURRENT TITLE:  Postdoctoral Researcher AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Experimental petrology, volatile elements, planetary interiors, lunar volatiles, lunar petrology. YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  7 years experience [I spent a year as a research assistant during my MSc, 2 years MSc, 4 years…
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Researcher, Sedimentology, Zain Rahman @IamZainRahman: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME:  Zain Rahman CURRENT TITLE:  Post Graduate Researcher AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Sedimentology, Micro paleontology, Petroleum Geology, Petrophysics EDUCATION:  Bachelor of Science (Geology) in 2013 from Bahria University Islamabad, Pakistan; Master of Science (Geology) in 2015 from Bahria University Islamabad, Pakistan….
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vertebrate paleontology

Vertebrate Paleontology Student, Melanie During @MelanieDuring: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME: Melanie A. D. During CURRENT TITLE: Master Student AREA OF EXPERTISE: Paleoclimatology and Vertebrate Paleontology I am presently working on the sauropterygian fauna and habitat of the early Middle Triassic. I started my Bachelor’s program in Earth Sciences in…
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PhD Student, Dinosaur Palaeontology, Alessandro Chiarenza @AAlechiarenza: A Day in the GeoLife Series

  NAME: Alfio Alessandro Chiarenza CURRENT TITLE:  I’m a PhD student in Palaeontology at the Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London, focusing on North American dinosaur palaeoecology. AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Dinosaur Palaeontology/Palaeoecology YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  I started doing…
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Professor Bentley

Geology Professor, Callan Bentley @callanbentley: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME: Callan Bentley CURRENT TITLE: Chancellor’s Commonwealth Professor of Geology, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, Virginia. I also blog at Mountain Beltway, tweet at @callanbentley, and serve as a contributing editor for EARTH magazine. AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Geology, teaching YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:…
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Dr. David A. T. Harper

Principal, Palaeontology Professor, Dave Harper @VM_Principal: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME:  Dave Harper CURRENT TITLE:  Professor of Palaeontology and Principal of Van Mildert College in Durham University, United Kingdom (UK); President, Palaeontological Association; Chair-elect, International Commission on Stratigraphy AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Geology, mainly palaeontology and stratigraphy YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  Worked in the…
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Jurassic

Manager, Jurassic Coast, Sam Scriven @samrocksrocks: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME: Sam Scriven CURRENT TITLE: Acting Earth Science Manager, Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, United Kingdom AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Geoconservation and management of geological heritage. I am particularly interested in developing heritage interpretation and public engagement on the Jurassic Coast, where I…
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curator

Museum Curator, Paolo Viscardi @PaoloViscardi: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME:  Paolo Viscardi CURRENT TITLE:  Curator of the Grant Museum of Zoology, University College, London, United Kingdom AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Palaeontology, zoology, biomechanics YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  15+ EDUCATION:  I studied biology and geology as a Joint Honours BSc at the…
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Journal Coordinator, Canadian Science Publishing, Dr. Tanya Samman @T_S_Sci: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME: Dr. Tanya Samman CURRENT TITLE: Journal Coordinator, Canadian Science Publishing Open AREA OF EXPERTISE: Geoscience/Palaeontology YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 1+ year in the publishing industry; 4+ years freelance editing; 3 years contract teaching in academia at the end of and…
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sharks

NEW VIDEO! Paleontology, Sharks/Whales, Jason Osborne @PaleoExplorer: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME: Jason Osborne CURRENT TITLE:  President/Co-Founder of Paleo Quest AREA OF EXPERTISE:  I am the president and co-founder of Paleo Quest, a 501c3 non-profit citizen science organization designed to advance the sciences of paleontology and geology through material contributions to…
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paleontology

Paleontology Student, Dinosaurs, Gary Vecchiarelli @PrehistoricPub: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME: Gary Vecchiarelli CURRENT TITLE: Paleontology Student AREA OF EXPERTISE:  My current research involves Triassic beasts from New Mexico.  I have been working under my mentor and good friend, Dr. Axel Hungerbuehler, with the Mesalands Dinosaur Museum for the past…
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geoarchaeology

Geoarchaeology, Student Mediator Dr. Ruth Siddall @R_Siddall: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME: Dr. Ruth Siddall CURRENT TITLE:  University College London (UCL) Student Mediator (and geologist!). It’s complicated … AREA OF EXPERTISE:  The geology of the built environment and geomateriality. YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 25 EDUCATION:  BSc (Hons) Geology, University of Birmingham 1986-1989; PhD…
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