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Smith, Dena Faculty Member

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Research

research overview

  • Dr. Smith's research is focused on the evolution and ecology of insects. To study insect evolution and ecology, she works at very different spatial and temporal scales; conducting both in depth field-based research at targeted localities and large-scale literature based research across multiple geologic time intervals. She also conducts studies in modern ecosystems and in the lab to learn more about the specifics of plant-insect interactions and processes of fossilization.

keywords

  • ecology and evolution of insects using the fossil record, processes of fossilization

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • GEOL 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • MUSM 6940 Master's Degree Candidate (Spring 2019)
  • MUSM 6940 Master's Degree Candidate (Fall 2018)
  • GEOL 6940 Master's Degree Candidate (Summer 2018)
  • GEOL 6950 Master's Thesis (Summer 2018)
  • GEOL 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Summer 2018)
  • GEOL 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2018)
  • MUSM 6940 Master's Degree Candidate (Spring 2018)

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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