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Paleoecological exercise: Testing competition among Paleozoic brachiopods part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Activities
This lab activity tests the hypothesis that competition has resulted in niche partitioning among four species of brachiopods.
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Sequential reading/writing assignment part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Activities
This reading/writing assignment based on a series of chronological readings about the iconic Bug Creek fossil vertebrate site demonstrates a reading/writing model for approaching reading and understanding primary literature as well as deconvolving complex concepts or topics.
Paleontology part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Courses
This course provides an overview of the kinds of questions we ask using the fossil record and the types of data and methods we apply to these questions. We examine the fossil record from biological and geological perspectives and explore the contributions fossils can make to a variety of other disciplines, including evolution, paleoclimatology, paleoenvironmental reconstruction, resource exploration, and geology.