George Mason University
Dr. Mark D. Uhen is a vertebrate paleontologist who studies the evolution of whales and other marine mammals. He is a Assistant Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. He is also the Chair of the Executive Committee of the Paleobiology Database (paleobiodb.org), the largest repository of fossil distribution and taxonomic data in the world.
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The Pangea Puzzle part of Introductory Courses:Activities
Students learn how to use the Paleobiology Database (PBDB) to produce maps of fossils on the present-day Earth's surface, as well as past continental configurations. They will then use these maps to understand ...
The Pangea Puzzle part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Teaching Demonstrations:Friday B
Students learn how to use the Paleobiology Database (PBDB) to produce maps of fossils on the present day Earth's surface, as well as past continental configurations. They do this by mapping the occurrence of ...
Conference Presentation (1)
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 ...
Other Contributions (2)
Strategies for Using Community Developed Big Data Sets in Teaching part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Roundtable Discussions
Big data has become ubiquitous in our society and easy to access via the Internet. Many government and non-governmental organizations regularly collect, process, and serve up vast quantities of scientific data to ...
Paleobiology Database Educational Resources part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Afternoon Workshops
The workshop will be to introduce the Paleobiology Database and its open capabilities to instructors who would like to use it to teach concepts of earth history, evolution, and paleobiology to their students of any ...