The Geology of Ecology: Caldera Communities, Northern Range Niches, and More
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Paul Doss, Ph.D.
Geology, Natural History
People often overlook the non-living parts of an ecosystem. And yet, the underlying geology and climatic conditions are what form the foundation for every square inch of Earth’s living space. In Yellowstone, that foundation is fertile, and deadly, brutally cold, and fatally hot, sweeping and green, and steep and rocky. This seminar will illuminate the linkages among the solid, wet Earth, and the abundant, diverse life that not just lives in Yellowstone, but thrives in Yellowstone.
About the instructor
Paul Doss, Ph.D., makes geology come alive for his students. A former supervisory geologist for Yellowstone National Park, he now teaches in the Department of Geology and Physics at the University of Southern Indiana. For more than three decades, he has taught field geology, conducted research, and completed geologic mapping in the Rocky Mountain Region and the Yellowstone Plateau.
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