Faculty Profile

Marcus Key

Joseph Priestley Professor of Natural Philosophy (1989)

Contact Information

key@dickinson.edu

Kaufman Building Room 143
717.245.1448
http://www.dickinson.edu/info/20107/earth_sciences/1835/marcus_key

Bio

His teaching interests are sedimentology, stratigraphy, paleontology, evolution, extinction, energy resources, and sustainability. His research interests involve inferring evolutionary and sedimentary patterns and processes using fossil and living bryozoans. His current research involves evolution of biomineralization, marine biofouling, functional morphology of bryozoans, and geoarcheology.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • B.S., University of Texas at Austin, 1983
  • M.Phil., Yale University, 1986
  • Ph.D., 1988

2016-2017 Academic Year

Fall 2016

ERSC 307 Paleontology
Permission of Instructor Required.Part of the Natural History Sustainability Mosaic.

ERSC 500 Independent Study

ERSC 550 Independent Research

ERSC 550 Independent Research

ERSC 550 Independent Research

BIOL 550 Independent Research

Spring 2017

ERSC 307 Paleontology
A systematic study of the invertebrate and vertebrate fossil groups, plants, and their evolution and relationships to living forms. Three hours classroom and three hours laboratory a week. Prerequisite: 141 or 142, or any 100-level BIOL course. This course is cross-listed as BIOL 401.

BIOL 401 Paleontology
A systematic study of the invertebrate and vertebrate fossil groups, plants, and their evolution and relationships to living forms.