Geology Professor's "Dino" Findings Featured
For additional information, contact Dr. Ed Crisp, associate professor of geology, 304-424-8255.
The research of a West Virginia University at Parkersburgís geology professor is being featured at the 112th annual meeting of the Geological Society of America.
Edward Crisp, associate professor of geology, will present research findings on "A Large Meat-Eating Dinosaur Coprolite From the Jurassic Morrison Formation of Utah."
He co-wrote the paper along with Dwayne Stone of Marietta College, and John Bishop of Ravenswood.
Dr. Crisp leads a group of college students and faculty from WVU Parkersburg and Marietta College each summer on a dinosaur excavation expedition in Utah. The "dino dig" has resulted in a number of significant findings, including the largest and oldest theropod dinosaur coprolite in existence.A member of the WVU Parkersburg faculty since 1991, Dr. Crisp teaches a popular geology course in the Paleobiology of Dinosaurs. He received his bachelorís degree from Morehead State University, his masterís from the University of Kentucky and his doctorate from Indiana University.
The GSA meeting is being held in Reno, Nev. with approximately 7,000 geoscientists in attendance and concludes Nov. 18.
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