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[MASSARE pronounced:  muh-say'-ree]

Courses Taught

  • ESC 195  Natural Disasters (Honors Lab)
  • ESC 390  Writing in the Earth Sciences
  • ESC 494/495  Senior Research/Senior Seminar
  • GEL 201  Introduction to Physical Geology
  • GEL 302  Historical Geology
  • GEL 306  Principles of Paleontology

Academic Background

  • Ph.D. The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • M.A. The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • B.S. University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Research Interests

Evolution and ecology of Mesozoic marine reptiles:

  • Biomechanics of swimming
  • Tooth form and feeding ecology
  • Large-scale patterns of evolution
  • Ichthyosaurs of the Sundance Formation (Jurassic--WY)
  • Bone microstructure of ichthyosaurs

Read updates about my ichthyosaur excavation in Wyoming, or check the fossil prep lab to see how the preparation of the ichthyosaur is progressing.

Professional Affiliations

Last Updated 10/12/17

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