Dr. Beth Townsend

Our February UFOP Online Meetings speaker Beth Townsend, PhD, is a professor at Midwestern University – Glendale, AZ campus. Dr. Townsend has been working in the Uinta Basin since 1995 and has spent almost every summer in the Uinta Basin collecting fossils – first for her doctoral thesis and now as the lead PI for the Uinta Basin Project, doing research on the paleontology of this region. At Midwestern University, Beth teaches anatomy to medical and other health sciences students as well as training students in research. Dr. Townsend’s research includes evaluating mammalian community structure as a proxy for habitat and relating those habitat changes to regional and global climate shifts.

The title of Dr. Townsend’s talk is Search for the Last Eocene Hyperthermal Event: Recent Fieldwork and Research in the Uinta and Duchesne River Formations of Utah.

February 10, 7:00 PM Mountain time. To register visit: utahpaleo.org/online-meetings Free and open to the public.

We have been recording the monthly talks and you can watch video recordings of past talks in the series at the Utah Friends of Paleontology YouTube Channel