|The Vengeance Team: Meaghan, Amy, and Bones.|
|Gettin' a high-five from the Jurassic's baddest bitches.|
Her research interests are focused conservation paleobiology and using fossils to recreate and understand past ecosystems. Past projects include work with oreodonts, Plio-Pleistocene mammalian beta diversity in North America, and omomyid diversification and extinction.
When she isn’t gazing at the newest Ray Troll fossil art, Amy likes to spend her time outside being active. She especially loves rock climbing and river rafting, and she can never resist a National Park. A junior ranger for life, Amy is passionate about education and science outreach. She is a trained Wilderness First Responder and certified White Water Rafting Guide. Amy has a Masters degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and currently works as the Paleontology Collections Manager - Registrar at the Museum of the Rockies.
|Christmas Cave, Suppong, Thailand|
Meaghan has conducted surveys for terrestrial mollusks, amphibians, sensitive botanicals, lichens, bryophytes, invasive plants, and native and non-native fish species. She has collected vertebrate and botanical fossils from all over Oregon, contributing to collections at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, and University of Oregon. Meaghan is capable of applying a scientific name to every non-avian lifeform she sees in nature, and if she doesn’t know it she will make up one so official-sounding you will never ever know the difference.
In her free time, Meaghan enjoys traveling, volunteering, writing fiction and nonfiction, caving, rafting, and drawing ancient fish. Nothing causes Meaghan more rage than poorly written scientific research, except poorly-written reviews of her own scientific research. Meaghan has a B.S. in Biology from Oregon State University, and a Ph.D. in Geological Sciences from the University of Oregon, and currently works as a lecturer for Central Washington University, a lesson writer for Study.com, and a science fiction/fantasy author (new book coming soon!).
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