Rhiannon J. LaVine, Ph.D.

Post-doctoral Researcher
Primary office:
785-864-0391
Dyche Hall


Summary

Faculty sponsor:  Bruce Lieberman

Education

Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2019

Internship: Smithsonian Institute--National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, Department of Paleobiology - NHRE

Selected Publications:

  • LaVine, R.J. (in prep), Phylogenetic framework for the suborder Agnostina. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology.
  • LaVine, R.J. (2018). Patterns of morphological diversification in the suborder Agnostina, Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, 50(6)
  • LaVine, R.J. and M. Webster (2017). Assessing the structure of integration in the cephalon of the middle Cambrian agnostine arthropod, Peronopsis brighamensis, Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, 49(6)
  • LaVine, R.J., Wagner, P.J., and D.H. Erwin (2011). A phylogenetic dissection of the gastropod subfamily Knightitinae across the Permian-Triassic boundary. Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, 43(5): 117
  • LaVine, R.J. (2011). Geochemical signature of the Permian-Triassic transitional environment, Pine Forest Range, Nevada. Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, 43(1): 91
  • Hanger, R.A. and R.J. LaVine (2010). Extension of the Island Rule to Permian microgastropod faunas of the western North American accreted terranes. Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, 42(5): 131

Field Experience:

  • Great Basin: Collection and stratigraphic logging of Cambrian sections in California, Nevada, Idaho, and Utah. Extensive experience in the Spence Shale and equivalents in northeastern Utah/southeastern Idaho.
  • Montana: Participated in the inaugural Stratigraphic Paleobiology course offered through the Paleontological Society.
  • Nevada: Collection and stratigraphic logging of a Permian-Triassic section in northwestern Nevada.
  • Nebraska: Collection and stratigraphic logging of Permian sections in southeastern Nebraska.
  • Ohio and Kentucky: Collection and stratigraphic logging of the type Cincinnatian sections.
  • (Japan) Shimabara peninsula, Kyushu: Collection of pyroclastic flow material from Mount Unzen.

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