Katharine Loughney has received a postdoctoral fellowship from the NSF Earth Sciences program! She will start her postdoc in September 2020 in the lab of Steven Holland at the University of Georgia. Congratulations, Katharine!
The Badgley Lab mourns the passing of Robert Reynolds, former paleontology curator at the San Bernardino County Museum and friend of the lab. Bob was was a font of knowledge and an indispensable guide to the Mojave Desert. We will miss him.
A new paper by Katharine Loughney and Catherine Badgley appears in the current issue of Palaios. Check it out on the Palaios website!
Loughney, K. M., and Badgley, C. 2020. The influence of depositional environment and basin history on the taphonomy of mammalian assemblages from the Barstow Formation (Middle Miocene), California. Palaios 35(4): 175-190.
Bian Wang received the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Albert E. Wood Award, which supports student research in museum collections. The award was announced at the SVP annual meeting in Brisbane, Australia. Congratulations, Bian!
The Badgley Lab is joined this semester by Aurelia Allen. Aurelia is a Master’s student in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology.
Ethan VanValkenburg wrote a student essay for the University of Michigan Residential College about his experience as a field assistant with the Badgley Lab this summer.
Current and former Badgley Lab members participate in a five-day field trip through western Nevada, Death Valley National Park, and the Mojave Desert, California. The field trip, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, brings together 30 faculty, students, and researchers from 14 institutions in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
UROP student Ethan VanValkenburg presents the results of his project at the 2019 Spring Symposium. Ethan was mentored by Bian Wang and Catherine Badgley on his project, Jaw disparity in relation to diet in the order Artiodactyla, with implications for paleoecology.
Katharine Loughney contributed to the UM Museum of Paleontology blog about her recent field work in Arizona.