Rowan Lockwood


College of William and Mary

Rowan Lockwood is a paleobiologist in the Department of Geology at The College of William and Mary. Her research focuses on the effects of extinction and environmental change on marine organisms through time. She teaches courses ranging from large introductory general education courses (Physical Geography, Age of Dinosaurs), to small first-year seminars (Extinction is Forever), to upper-level field and lab intensive courses (Paleontology, Tropical Coral Reef Environments of the Bahamas, Evolution in the Fossil Record):

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Paleoecology: An Evolutionary Arms Race part of Paleontology:Activities
In this activity, students divide into groups of 4-5, fine-tune a hypothesis relating to escalation, collect data to test this hypothesis using mollusks from local Yorktown deposits (Pliocene), analyze these data, ...

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Paleontology part of Paleontology:Courses
Paleontology is the study of the history of life and ancient environments. Historically, the practice of paleontology has focused on the description and classification of fossil species. This approach has undergone ...

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Utilizing the Paleobiology Database to Provide Hands-On Research Opportunities for Undergraduates part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Poster Sessions:Thursday
Numerous studies indicate that student participation in undergraduate research experiences can result in increased recruitment and retention of science majors. Many undergraduate students' only exposure to ...