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A geology professor and one of his former students recently presented a paper they co-authored at a paleobotony conference in Argentina.

Daniel J. Peppe '03 presented a paper, co-authored with Chapin Professor of Geology Mark Erickson, at the International Organization of Paleobotany Conference VII held March 21-26, 2004 in Bariloche, Argentina. The paper was entitled "Coastal Paleoclimate Estimates From Late Maastrichtian Fox Hills I Floral Physiognomy, North Dakota, USA" and it described the paleoclimatic conditions along the coastline of the Western Interior Seaway near the KT boundary when dinosaur extinctions took place.

The work was based on Peppe's senior honors thesis in geology at St. Lawrence University. He is presently pursuing his doctorate at Yale in paleobotany.

Posted: April 23, 2004