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Dr. J. Mark Erickson speaks on Beach Sex

Sex on the Beach: What Every SLU Geology Major Should Know …

Geology Seminar, Friday 2/14, 1:30-2:30 PM. Brown 143

Dr. J. Mark Erickson holds a B.S. in Geology from Tufts University and the M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of North Dakota. Mark is the Chapin Professor Emeritus of Geology at St. Lawrence University where he taught for 40 years. He is a member of Sigma Gamma Epsilon, Sigma Xi, Fellow of the AAAS and GSA, and he received the A.G. Leonard Medal from UND, the Elberty Medal from the SLU Geology Alumni, and the Keane Award from St. Lawrence U. At present he is a Trustee of the Paleontological Research Institution in Ithaca, NY, which houses the Museum of the Earth and a world-class fossil collection. His bio for the PRI Board says that, “He still has an active research program. He is a broadly trained paleontologist whose research has included work with macro- and micro-invertebrates, especially mollusks, arthropods and bryozoans, and occasionally Cretaceous marine vertebrates and plants. He is also a systematist who applies paleontology to questions of paleogeography, paleoecology and paleoclimatology. Animal behavior, as demonstrated by trace fossils, is also of great interest to him.”   At St. Lawrence, Dr. Erickson initiated the geology Senior Thesis program and he mentored more than 70 of these research projects over the years.