NTC Postdoc

We are currently inviting applicants for a postdoctoral position to examine the microfauna of Natural Trap Cave. Postdoctoral researchers will work closely with Drs. Jenny McGuire (GT) and Julie Meachen (DMU). For this project, we are looking for someone with the following: vertebrate identification skills community ecology &/or stable isotope geochemistry skills willingness to...

Natural Trap Cave Documentary

Wyoming PBS has done an episode of it’s “Main Street, Wyoming” series about Natural Trap Cave. This episode explains all about where we get the material that we look through at Fossil Wednesdays and really puts it into the broader context of the research being done at the site. Check it out above!...

iCCB Executive Meeting

iCCB (Integrative Climate Change Biology) is an incredibly successful program, funded primarily by the IUBS (International Union of Biological Sciences), to develop trait-based approaches that can make deep-time perspectives from paleontology applicable for understanding organisms’ responses to climate change.  During its last round of funding, the IUBS tasked the iCCB with making inroads with...

NTC Taphonomy!

How did so many small mammal, lizard, bird, & fish bones get concentrated at Natural Trap Cave?!? Aaron has already databased >16,000 bones & teeth!!! The answer, it seems, is that packrats gather bones from the surface around the cave entrance, and then stash them in their nests along the inner rim of the...

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