I use fossil
plants to investigate ancient ecosystems, past environmental change, and the evolution and extinction of plants and plant-insect associations. I
emphasize questions with relevance for modern
climate change, biodiversity, biogeography, and ecological processes.
Significant field areas include Patagonia, Western Interior USA, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Panama, and southeastern Pennsylvania.
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Smithsonian Institution Postdoctoral Fellow, 1998-1999
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1998
B.A., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1985
Honors and Awards
Paul F. Robertson Research Breakthrough of the Year Award, Penn State College of Earth & Mineral Sciences, 2016.
Distinguished Member, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, 2014.
George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching, Pennsylvania State University, 2013.
The Paleontological Society, Councilor Unrestricted, 2012-2014.
Kavli Fellow, National Academy of Sciences and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, 2011.
Distinguished Lecturer, The Paleontological Society, 2009-2012.
David and Lucile Packard Fellow in Science and Engineering, 2005-2010.
John T. Ryan, Jr. Faculty Fellow, Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, 2005-2008.
Michigan Fellow, University of Michigan, 1999-2002.
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