John W. Merck, Jr.

Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin, 1997

John W. Merck
Title
Senior Lecturer
Director of Undergraduate Studies - Geology
Associate Director, College Park Scholars - Science and Global Change Program
Office
GEOL 1119
Phone
(301) 405-4379
(301) 405-2808
Fax
(301) 314-9661
Email
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Research Interests

The phylogeny and evolutionary history of the euryapsids, primarily marine reptiles of the Mesozoic Era, including ichthyosaurs, placodonts, and sauropterygians, the empirical testing of cladistic methods of phylogeny reconstruction using digitally simulated phylogenies, and the incorporation of data from CT scans of fossil specimens in the morphological description of fossil taxa.

Additional Information

Science and Global Change

College Park Scholars