Associate Professor, Faculty of Science - Biological Sciences
I study the diversity, evolution and functional morphology of fossil vertebrates, especially dinosaurs and other members of the wider reptilian group Archosauria. Specific current research interests include the origin of birds and flight, the evolution of respiration in archosaurs, and the Late Cretaceous fauna of northern Alberta.
A comparative survey of form and function in vertebrate animals. Lectures focus on patterns of evolution and adaptation. Laboratories offer detailed examinations of major organ systems in representative species. Prerequisite: a 200-level ZOOL course; ZOOL 224 strongly recommended. May not be taken for credit if credit already obtained in ZOOL 225.