Sydney Booth

Investigating ecological trends in the Phillips Coal Ball Collection

This summer, I will be continuing my work in transcribing and analyzing data from the Phillips Coal Ball Collection (PCBC). The PCBC contains taxa, tissue, and organ data from the analysis of 800,000cm2 of fossilized Pennsylvanian plant material collected from 17 different localities. I will continue to investigate the correlation we found in ecological dissimilarity between these localities across space and time and look into unique trends between time slices.

Message to Sponsor

I would like to thank the donor for this opportunity to continue my research this summer. I am truly grateful for this amazing learning experience and opportunity to contribute to this important field of study.
  • Major: Integrative Biology
  • Mentor: Cindy Looy, Integrative Biology