Dinosaur Research Featured
Research by a West Virginia University at Parkersburg faculty member and a student will be featured at the 50th annual meeting of the Southeastern Section of the Geological Society of America April 5-6.
Edward Crisp’s paper, "Field Studies Course Stressing Dinosaurs Motivates Undergraduate Students to Learn Methods of Science and Principles of Geology," is among those accepted for the Raleigh, N.C., meeting. Crisp is associate professor of geology.
A paper by WVU Parkersburg student David Burton has also been accepted. Its title is "Stabilizing Vertebrate Fossils for Removal and Transport Using Polyurethane Foam."
In addition, a paper entitled "Description and Preliminary Taphonomic Implications of the Partial Skeletal Remains of a Diplodocid Sauropod From the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation of Utah" is among research which will be presented at the April national sessions. Its authors include Crisp, Burton and Dwayne Stone of the Geology Department of Marietta College.
Approximately 600 geoscientists are expected to attend the conference.