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Paleobotany field trip participants

  • Diane M. Erwin (co-leader) is currently the Museum Scientist in charge of the curation and management of the UCMP Paleobotany Collection.

  • Lanny H. Fisk, RG (co-leader) is a paleoconsultant with PaleoResource Consultants in Sacramento CA.

  • Virginia Friedman and husband Howard; Virginia is a paleontology doctoral student in the Department of Geology at the University of California at Davis.

  • Paul R. Kester received his MS degree from the University of Washington and is currently working with Fossil Butte National Monument, WY and as a paleoconsultant for Paleo Investigations.

  • Lenny Kouwenberg (co-leader) received her Ph.D. from the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands and is currently the Meeker Postdoctoral Fellow working in the Geology Department at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, IL and collaborating with Jennifer McElwain, Lecturer in Palaeobotany at the University College Dublin in Ireland.

  • James McConnell is a Professor of Horticulture in the College of Natural and Applied Sciences at the University of Guam, Mangilao, GU.

  • Jeffrey Myers (co-leader) is an Associate Professor of Geology at Western Oregon University, Monmouth OR.

  • Yuri Panchul currently works at Denali Software, Inc. but is pursuing a second degree in Biology with emphasis in Botany from Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA.

  • Gregory Retallack is Professor of Geology at the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR.

  • Jacquelyn Scherer is now in her 27th year of teaching science at Madison High School in San Antonio, TX and is a research associate of Gary Upchurch, the paleobotanist at Texas State University.

  • Howard E. Schorn (co-leader) is a retired UCMP Senior Museum scientist continuing on with his paleobotany research.

  • Russell S. Shapiro was recently hired as a new Assistant Professor in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences at Chico State University, Chico, CA.

  • Stephanie A. Stuart (co-leader) is a doctoral student in the Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley, CA.

  • Anna Thompson (co-leader) and her 5-year-old daughter Emma; Anna is an Assistant Professor in Biology at Feather River College, Quincy CA.

  • Xin Wang received his Ph.D. in Paleobotany from the University of Florida and is currently affiliated with the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Peking, China.

  • Tsuneyuki Yamazaki and wife Reiko; Tsuneyuki is a retired professor of Genetics from Kyushu University in Japan and continues his studies as an affiliate of the Research Institute of Evolutionary Biology in Tokyo.