The Geology of Ecology
June 10 - 13
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Paul Doss, Ph.D.
Tectonic trout, Boiling bacteria, Caldera Communities, and Northern Range niches...In this seminar we'll explore the ecosystems that are in equilibrium with the awesome geologic setting of one of the world’s largest volcanoes, with its life- sustaining and life-threatening heat flow and its expansive high-altitude plateau. From sweeping and green to steep and rocky, bitter cold to fatally hot, and desert dry to swampy and wet, we'll look at the big picture and the details of the distribution and behavior of life in Yellowstone and how it depends on the geology of this magnificent landscape.
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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