Highlights from 2017

David Varricchio, associate professor of paleontology, led a paleontology expedition at Montana’s Egg Mountain that unearthed two nearly complete fossils of a Late Cretaceous iguanomorph found in a nesting site. This is a new dinosaur species. Billings Gazette (3/16/17), Bozeman Daily Chronicle (3/6/17)

Paleontology research by L.J. Krumenacker, a doctoral student in the Department of Earth Sciences, is featured in this Casper Star Tribune article. Casper Star Tribune (3/3/17)

Chris Organ, an evolutionary biologist and assistant research professor in MSU’s earth sciences department, was a co-author on a paper about live birth in an ancient reptile called Dinocephalosaurus. The Guardian (2/14/17),  Bozeman Daily Chronicle (2/16/17)

A research project focused on the role decision making plays in deadly avalanches, by Jordy Hendrikx, an earth sciences professor and director of the MSU Snow and Avalanche Laboratory, and Jerry Johnson, a MSU political science professor, are featured in this article in the Billings Gazette. Billings Gazette (1/6/17), Bozeman Daily Chronicle (1/7/17)

David Varricchio, earth sciences, is mentioned several times in this article in The New York Times about dinosaur reproduction. The New York Times (1/2/17)