Ryan McKenziePostdoctoral Fellow, Jackson School of Geosciences
Areas of Expertise
I am broadly interested in Earth surface system evolution, thus my research focuses on sedimentary geology, geochemistry, and paleontology. My field-based projects utilize integrative methods that include detrital zircon geochronology and provenance, carbonate isotope geochemistry, paleontology and biostratigraphy.
Current Research Programs & Projects
(1) Constraining the Proterozoic-Early Paleozoic stratigraphic architecture and tectonic history of north India
(2) Understanding environmental controls on early animal biodiversification with a primary focus exploring driving mechanisms for global Cambrian mass extinctions
(3) A stratigraphic geo/thermo-chronologic investigation of the tectonic history of western Argentina.
Jackson Postdoctoral Fellowship - Jackson School of Geosciences, UT Austin (2012)
Dissertation Year Fellowship - University of California, Riverside (2012)
Blanchard Fellowship - Dept. Earth Sciences. University of Califronia, Riverside (2010)
John Dunham Field Scholarship - University of California, Riverside (2008)
Walter Harris Summer Field Scholarship - University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (2006)
Outstanding Undergraduate Poster Presentation - Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary, UCLA (2005)
Undergraduate Research Award - Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCLA (2005)