Student Profile

Jackson School of Geosciences

Kelly Hattori

Kelly  Hattori
M.S., Geology, University of Texas at Austin, expected 2017
B.S., Geology, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2014
B.S., Marine Biology, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2014

Email: kelly_hattori@utexas.edu
Office: JSG
Mailcode: C1160
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Supervisor


I am a master's student in the Martindale lab. I obtained my undergraduate degrees in Geology and Marine Biology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a strong focus in paleontology and ecology. My research interests range broadly and include Mesozoic coral reef paleoecology, Pleistocene mollusk paleoecology, Eocene lacustrine taphonomy, and digitization techniques for museum collections. Here at UT, I will be focusing on coral reef paleoecology and transitions in reef community composition in a changing ocean environment. I intend to add my data sets to those obtained from modern coral reefs in order to gain a broader understanding of effects of a changing global climate upon reef communities.

Outside of paleontology, I enjoy traveling, SCUBA diving, and working on classic cars.

JSG Recruiting Fellowship - University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences (2015)

Outstanding Research Award - University of North Carolina Wilmington, Department of Geography and Geology (2014)

Distinguished Undergraduate Research Scholar - University of North Carolina Wilmington (2014)

Validity of taxon-specific sampling for studies of drilling predation: confirmation from four bivalve species in the Pleistocene of North Carolina., Geological Society of America, Denver, CO (2013)

Paleoecological relationships within a molluscan assemblage from the Pleistocene of Horry County, South Carolina., Geological Society of America, Denver, CO (2013)

Validation of taxon-specific sampling for studying drilling predation in fossil bivalves., Honors Defense Committee, University of North Carolina Wilmington, University of North Carolina Wilmington (2013)

Analyses of taphonomic bias in the Canepatch Formation, Upper Pleistocene, Horry County, South Carolina., Geological Society of America (Southeastern Section), San Juan, Puerto Rico (2013)

Taxon-specific sampling by novices and experienced collectors yields robust data on drilling predation on fossil bivalves., Geological Society of America (Southeastern Section), San Juan, Puerto Rico (2013)

Validation of taxon-specific sampling for studying drilling predation on fossil bivalves., Geological Society of America, Charlotte, NC (2012)