A new book from Indiana University Press, A Sea without Fish: Life in the Ordovician Sea of the Cincinnati Region, includes refereces to research done by Professor
of Geology J. Mark Erickson and two St. Lawrence alumni.
The book, by David L. Meyer and Richard Arnold Davis, describes Late Ordovician fossils in the Cincinnati area which St. Lawrence students visit each year for field work in Erickson's geology course. Included are discussions of the senior thesis research results of David
Waugh '99, on functions of fossil bryozoan colonies (marine invertebrate organisms), and the independent study of Timothy Bouchard '03, who published with Erickson on the trace fossil Sanctum laurentiensis, named for the University. The book also includes Erickson's reconstruction drawing of one of the fossil colonies.
Posted: March 26, 2009