Appalachian State University
Life Mode Characteristics part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Activities
This exercise provides a standardized format that can be used to describe the life mode and its characteristics for most any organism or group of organisms.
Rarefaction Exercise part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Activities
An a diverse assemblage of modern gastropods provides a data set for students to learn about sampling protocols, rarefaction and diversity indices.
Principles of Paleontology part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Courses
Morphology, phylogeny, temporal distribution, and paleoecology of fossils, with emphasis on applying invertebrates to the recognition of ancient environments and environmental change through geologic time. Biological evolution is studied in the scope of the history of the earth.