Welcome to CienciaPR, an expert and resource network for all who are interested in science and Puerto Rico.
My broad interests in Earth history, biological evolution, species extinction, human impacts, fossils, and education have led through a variety of experiences working in the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, surveying and collecting fossil whales (and turtles) in Egypt, pushing the limits of the life-history record we can get fossil elephant tusks, organizing a project with elephants at the Toledo Zoo in Ohio, and completing a Ph.D. in geology at the University of Michigan. I am eager to find opportunities that enhance my knowledge of the history of life on Earth and help bring science to the public and the next generation of students.
Current projects include analysis of mastodon and mammoth remains from the Ziegler Reservoir fossil site in Snowmass Village, CO, and reconstruction of weaning age through time in Siberian woolly mammoths. All projects involve reconstructing individual life-histories from tusk growth and composition records. Current efforts will be focused on expanding our ability to measure and interpret the stable isotope composition of tusk dentin as well as look for other useful traces such as hormone records.
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