Espinar, Cusco, Peru
The Santa Cruz Formation project is a collaborative, NSF-funded study led by an international team of US and Argentine researchers and students—including (from left to right) my advisor, Dr. Caroline Strömberg, Dr. Matt Kohn, and Robin Trayler (Boise State University), Dr. Rich Kay, and Jackson Spradley (Duke University), Dr. Susana Bargo (National university of La Plata), and Dr. Sergio Vizcaino (National university of La Plata). Our team's research integrates different paleontological approaches to reconstruct the climate and paleoecology of southern Patagonia during the MMCO.
Dr. Carlos Jaramillo, Staff Scientist. Carlos is a Paleobiologist, Geologist, Paleontologist, and Palynologist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. Carlos is coauthor of my paper on Angiosperm leaf vein density. Our current collaboration is based on the study of the spatial resolution of modern soil phytoliths and pollen in a neotropical savanna in Colombia, and of the vegetation of the Late Miocene in the Peruvian Andes.