Lisa E. Park Boush


Research Interests: paleobiology of lake systems, climate change, Ostracoda.
Other Interests: science communication, continental drilling, research experiences for undergraduates, art and science.

Lucas S. Antonietto

fullsizerenderHolds MSc and PhD degrees in Geology at the University of Brasilia (the latter with Sandwich period at the Smithsonian  Natural History Museum). Currently carries research on Early Jurassic Ostracods from the United States as a Postdoc at the Center for integrative Geosciences of the University of Connecticut. Has additional experience in Cenozoic and Mesozoic ostracods from the Americas, curatorship of scientific collections and microscopy, with emphasis in scanning electron microscopes.

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 Dawn E. Beamer


Investigates the use of anthropogenic soil chemical signals as proxies for cultural practices on San Salvador Island, The Bahamas.

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James Kerr


Holds an MS degree in Geology by the University of North Carolina Wilmington and is currently pursuing a PhDat the University of Connecticut. His research interests include the paleoecology and evolutionary history of marine invertebrates. His general focus is on evidence of interactions between organisms recorded in the fossil record and association of those interactions with trends of ecological and evolutionary change. His current project involves evaluating the influence of both biological and environmental factors on the dynamics of commensal relationships between continental shelf assemblages of brachiopods and their biofouling communities through the Late Devonian extinction.

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Elena L. Robakiewicz

IMG_1815Currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Connecticut. Research interests include micropaleontology and climate’s interaction with prehistoric peoples. Currently works on climate reconstruction at Lake Nakuru in Kanya using diatoms as a proxy.

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