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Yuwan "Ranjeev"  Epa

PhD student Ranjeev Epa was awarded first place in the Paleontological Society’s graduate student poster competition at the Annual GSA meeting in Indianapolis, November 2018. For his poster-  Is there a link between parasitism, kleptoparasitism, and predation in marine bivalves? A case study from the Plio-Pleistocene of northeastern Florida

Congratulations to Ranjeev and to his advisor, Prof. John Huntley

Tandis Bidgoli

Tandis Bidgoli joins the Department of Geological Sciences as an assistant professor.  After serving as a structural geologist and thermochronologist with the Energy Research section of the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas. She earned her PhD in geology at the University of Kansas in 2014.


Aaron Morrison

We are all familiar with the terrestrial or rocky planets in our solar system—Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, as well as a number of terrestrial satellites such as our moon or Jupiter’s moon, Io, but far less is known about the icy water worlds that populate our solar system.

As the warming planet continues to cause sea levels to rise, new research suggests rising seas eventually could prove detrimental to human health. John Huntley, an assistant professor of paleobiology in the department of geological sciences at MU, has just published his first paper stemming from research he conducted as a senior visiting fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Bologna, Italy, last summer.

2017 is turning out to be a very good year for MU’s Department of Geological Sciences. The department is in the process of installing the first micro-CT scanner on campus, which will allow researchers across campus to analyze samples three-dimensionally without destroying them, as well as a highly customized scanning electron microscope.

As paleobiology graduate students, Jim Schiffbauer and John Huntley shared research projects, laughs and a tiny office at Virginia Tech. A decade later, they’re both MU assistant professors, and … not much has changed. They still collaborate. They still laugh a lot. And they’re still in close proximity, with adjacent (though larger) offices. One addition: star protégé Tara Selly, MS ’15, a doctoral candidate with a penchant for investigating the biology and ecology of the fossil record.

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