Morgan Churchill
B.S. Zoology, Michigan State University
M.S. Biology, San Diego State University
PhD Candidate, Ecology Program
Dept. #3006
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, Wyoming 82071-3006
My research interests are focused on the evolution of the modern marine ecosystem, focusing on the systematics, paleontology, and paleoecology of secondarily aquatic marine vertebrates.  My current research here at University of Wyoming, in the Clementz lab, is looking at the paleoecology of marine carnivorans (seals, walruses, otters, and there relatives) in the Northeast Pacific ocean using stable isotopes and morphology, in particular focusing on the faunas of Temblor and San Diego Formations, as well as ecology of the extinct “enaliarctine” pinnipeds, a group of Early Miocene and Oligocene carnivorans ancestral to modern pinniped families.  Former research at San Diego State focused on the systematics of extant and fossil right whales, including description of a new fossil taxon from the San Diego Formation.
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