Matthew E. Clapham
|Division||Physical & Biological Sciences|
|Department||PBSci-Earth & Planetary Sciences Department|
|Affiliations||Institute of Marine Sciences|
|Office||Earth & Marine Science A208|
|Campus Mail Stop||Earth and Planetary Sciences|
- Biotic effects of global change. How did ocean warming, acidification, and deoxygenation affect marine organisms during ancient mass extinctions? In particular, how did organism physiology influence survival during global change?
- Rise of the modern evolutionary fauna. What led to long-term ecological change in marine ecosystems, especially the shift from brachiopod to bivalve dominance?
- Cephalopod morphology. What controls evolutionary trends in the shell shape of ammonoid and nautilid cephalopods?
Biography, Education and Training
Ph.D. (2006), University of Southern California
M.Sc. (2002), Queen's University (Kingston)
B.Sc. (2000), University of British Columbia
Courses TaughtEART7 - History of Life
EART101 - Invertebrate Paleobiology
EART120 - Sedimentology & Stratigraphy
EART125 - Statistics and Data Analysis in the Geosciences