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Smith, Dena Faculty Member


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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.


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


selected publications


International Activities

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

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