BIOL 475 course this Summer 2012
University of Washington
Paleontology Field Methods & Research (BIOL 475A, 4 credits)
A five-week intro to paleontological field methods and research, in which students develop skills in collecting, analyzing, and interpreting field data and designing research projects by participating in ongoing paleontological research on the Cretaceous-Tertiary mass extinction. Topics include excavation of fossils, identification and curation of fossils, collection/interpretation of stratigraphic and taphonomic data, and report writing.
If you are a high-energy student ready for a summer of hard work and discovery, please contact the instructor! (gpwilson)
Students surface collect earliest Paleocene vertebrate fossils.
· Lecture/Lab Component: Intro lectures on principles in field paleontology, geology, and taphonomy as well as the scientific context of the research. Lab sessions to introduce the fossil vertebrates, curate collected fossil specimens, analyze data, and present final reports.
· Fieldwork Component: Spend 3 wks (Jun 21-Jul 12) at the Hell Creek State Park in NE Montana learning basic paleontology and geology field techniques, gaining context of ongoing research, and engaging in research projects.
· Course fee of $120 and Program fee of $505 cover transportation, meals, lodging, and equipment for fieldwork.
· For more information: see Greg Wilson UW website http://protist.biology.washington.edu/GPWilson/BIO475_Paleo_Field_Methods.htm
· Entry Code: contact instructor Greg Wilson (gpwilson) for an entry code.