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.
Starting July 1, 2019, Catherine Badgley will serve as Director of the University of Michigan Residential College, which offers a liberal-arts program within the College of Literature, Science and Arts. Read about the appointment and Dr. Badgley’s welcome here. Congratulations, Dr. Badgley!
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.
Toiyabe Range, Nevada
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.
Fabian Hardy’s poster was awarded first prize in the Climate/Environment/Paleontology section at the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences 2019 Michigan Geophysical Union. Congratulations, Fabian!
Bian Wang received a University of Michigan Barbour Scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year. Congratulations, Bian!