Introduction to paleontology and geology from the perspective of the clade Dinosauria. Introduction to the scientific process, morphology, phylogenetics, stratigraphy and geochronology, and Earth history.
[course syllabus] [course materials for Fall 2019 via Canvas]
Dinosaurs and Their Relatives (EAS G114)
Paleontology and Geology of Indiana (E308)
This course focuses on the geological and evolutionary processes that have shaped our planet and life on it over the last 550 million years, the long, fossil-rich period known as the Phanerozoic, using Indiana as the focus.
Vertebrate Paleontology (E412 / E512)
Geometric Morphometrics (E562)
Quantitative Paleontology (E563)
Quantitative Paleontology is the practical application of quantitative analysis to paleontology, including the analysis of diversity through time, analysis of diversity in space, analysis of morphological disparity, and reconstruction of phylogenetic relationships. Skills include Monte Carlo statistical tests, analysis of large data sets, use of relational SQL databases, and the application of finite element analysis to paleontological problems.