Deborah Anderson

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Biology
Saint Norbert College

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Activity

What is a paleontological species? part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Activities
In this specimen-based activity, students study ischyromyid rodent molar cusp morphology and develop their understanding of the morphological species concept as applied in paleontology.

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Course

Paleobiology part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Courses
A lecture and laboratory course exploring the evolutionary history of invertebrates and vertebrates by studying fossils, evolutionary, and geological concepts.

Other Contribution

How can paleontological data be used to address a hypothesis? An exercise in critical thinking. part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Activities
Students are assigned two readings from primary source journals. Prior to class, students answer questions that accompany each reading in preparation for a classroom discussion. This particular set of readings was selected to illustrate the fact that in science we use new findings to readdress "old" questions.


Events and Communities

Teaching Paleontology Workshop 2009 Participants