Peg Yacobucci


Bowling Green State University-Main Campus

My paleontological research focuses on the evolution, extinction, and paleobiogeography of Late Cretaceous cephalopods, especially ammonoids. I use phylogenetic, morphometric, and geospatial techniques to better understand the mechanisms underlying ammonoids' high evolutionary volatility.

My geoscience education research focuses on how to make geoscience more engaging, accessible, and inclusive for students at all levels by developing learner-centered activities that promote deep understanding. I co-convened the 2009 Cutting Edge Workshop "Teaching Paleontology in the 21st Century" and have written about active learning strategies in undergraduate paleontology courses.

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Reef Builders through Time part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
Students will use the Paleobiology Database (PBDB) to explore the history of reef-building animals through time. They will document diversity and extinction patterns through time for seven reef-building marine ...

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Paleontology part of Paleontology:Courses
Covers general principles of paleontology; selected key events in the history of life on Earth; major groups of fossil invertebrate animals. A weekly two-hour lab, two Saturday field trips, and an independent ...