David Levering, M.S. student.
Major advisor: Barney Luttbeg/Anne Weil.
Vertebrate Paleontology, Paleoecology, Locomotor Mechanics and Ecology, Functional Morphology, Community Ecology, Extinction and Recovery.
B.Sc. 2007, University of Oregon (Geological Sciences)
My research includes disparity of the North American Multituberculata across the KT boundary, and locomotor mechanics and ecology of Cenozoic large mammals. I am working within the R platform for my thesis on multituberculate disparity, writing analytical tools for performing principal coordinate analysis and multivariate statistics on discrete morphological character matrices.
I am also interested in educational outreach programming in vertebrate paleontology and general science, introducing high school students to field and classroom opportunities in earth and life science through comprehensive outdoor education.