Research Theme

  • Climate, Carbon & Geobiology

Research Discipline

  • Geochemistry/Thermo- & Geo-chronology
  • Paleontology/Geobiology

Anatomy and evolutionary history of early saurischian dinosaurs. Stratigraphy and geochronology of the Glen Canyon Group of the Colorado Plateau.

Current Research Projects

Description of the new basal sauropodomorph dinosaur Sarahsaurus aurifontanalis (Dinosauria: Saurischia) from the Kayenta Formation of Arizona

Geochemical analyses of dinosaur bone from the Kayenta Formation (Early Jurassic) of Gold Spring, AZ

Anatomy and ontogeny of the large-bodied dinosaur Dilophosaurus wetherilli (Saurischia: Theropoda) from the Kayenta Formation of Arizona

Detrital zircon U-Pb geochronology of vertebrate fossil localities in the Glen Canyon Group from the Little Colorado River Valley of northeastern Arizona

Re-evaluation of the putative herrerasaurid Chindesaurus bryansmalli (Dinosauria: Saurischia) from the Late Triassic of Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas

Coelophysoid dinosaurs from the Late Triassic Chinle Formation of Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

Understanding the environmental effects on reptilian bone growth in the Late Triassic Chinle Formation using paleohistology

The anatomy of a short-necked theropod dinosaur from the Kayenta Formation of Arizona including a description of a complete basicranium: vertebral structures in early theropod dinosaurs

Identifying spatial heterogeneity in elemental concentration of modern and fossil bone: how does fossilization occur?

Doris O. and Samuel P. Welles Research Fund - University of California Museum of Paleontology (2014)

Francis L. Whitney Endowed Presidential Scholarship - Jackson School of Geosciences (2012 - 2014)

Ernest L. and Judith W. Lundelius Endowment in Vertebrate Paleontology Fellowship - Jackson School of Geosciences (2012 - 2013)

Identifying spatial heterogeneity in the elemental concentration of Early Jurassic dinosaur bones: implications for the direct radiometric dating of fossil bone, Jackson School of Geosciences Research Symposium, Austin, TX (2014)

The saurischian dinosaurs and uranium geochemistry of the Kayenta Formation, northeastern Arizona, University of California Museum of Paleontology Lunch Seminar Series, Berkeley, CA (2014)

The age of the Kayenta Formation of northeastern Arizona: overcoming the challenges of dating fossil bone, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Berlin, Germany (2014)

What's new in paleontology at Petrified Forest National Park?, Petrified Forest National Park, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ (2013)

The osteology of Sarahsaurus aurifontanalis and the age of the Sarahsaurus Quarry (Kayenta Formation), Coconino County, Arizona, Master's Saturday, Jackson School of Geosciences, Austin, TX (2013)

Combining mechanical preparation and X-ray computed tomographic techniques to visualize obscured morphology in a basal sauropodomorph dinosaur, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Raleigh, NC (2012)

Paleontological field work in the American west and actinide crystal chemistry, Paleo Brownbag Series, Jackson School of Geosciences, Austin, TX (2011)