Lydia joined the Stigall Lab in Fall 2018 and will be examining paleoecological aspects of the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event. As an undergraduate at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Lydia participated in research and field work focused on paleoecology of the Permo-Triassic Mass Extinction. She is slightly concerned that winters in Ohio will not meet her Wisconsin standards for coldness.
Shaolin joined the Stigall Lab in Fall 2018 after completing her BS in Geology at SUNY Cortland. As an undergraduate Shaolin explored morphological proxies for microevolutionary changes in the trilobite Triarthrus, and she is looking forward to examining evolutionary patterns and processes during the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event for her MS thesis research.
Ian Forsythe, BS Geological Sciences expected 2019
Ian is working on an independent research project focused on delineating the number of valid Rafinesquina species in the Cincinnati region using geometric morphometrics.
Susan Strine, BS Geological Sciences expected 2019
Susan is working on maintenance and improvement of the Ordovician Atlas website and cataloging and database management for the Ohio University Invertebrate Paleontology Collections.