Geology & Geophysics
Texas A & M University
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Theoretical Morphology – Modeling the Growth of Clonal Organisms part of Paleontology:Activities
Students use a Matlab/Octave program to model the growth of stromatoporoid sponges in a variety of different sedimentary conditions and exploring how assumptions about their growth affect their morphology. Main ...
Random Walks, Evolutionary Trends, and Branching Models of Diversification part of Paleontology:Activities
Students are exposed to the concept of random walk and how stochastic processes can be applied to constrain interpretation of diversity trends through geologic time.
Paleobiology part of Paleontology:Courses
Principles of paleobiology; study of organisms important in the marine fossil record; application of paleontology to geologic problems