USF Paleobiology graduate students pursue a diversity of macroevolutionary and paleoecological research topics that cover Phanerozoic- to ecological timescales. Ongoing work is focused primarily on macroinvertebrate fossils and includes studies of the timing and selectivity of extinction, environmental drivers of speciation, morphological evolution, paleoenvironmental reconstruction, adaptive radiations, and predator-prey arms races. Graduate students on this track have recently worked in Cretaceous sites in the western U.S., in Cenozoic sites in the Neogene of Florida, Mexico, East Africa, and India, and on research cruises in the Gulf of Mexico."
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